here are few of our suggestions for a quick getaway.
12 miles. Take a step back in time at 1880 Town – an open-air, interactive museum that allows visitors to get a feel for life in the Old West. 1880 Town also features a 1950s train diner, costume rentals and many props from the locally filmed movie, Dances with Wolves. Once you've seen enough, you can always head over to the saloon and enjoy a cold sarsaparilla.
18 miles. More than just an antique car museum, The Pioneer Auto Show seems to have a little bit of everything. In addition to more than 250 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles on display, the museum boasts collections of rocks, gems, fossils, pinball machines, license plates, toys, guns, tractors, signs, tools... We don't have the space to describe it all, it's one of those places that you just have to see.
60 miles. If you can imagine visiting the moon in the middle of the prairie, then you already have an idea of what the Badlands are like. The park's 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires, as well as vast areas of grassland, provide a home for a myriad of animal and plant species. The park also contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 37-28 million years old.
75 miles. Have you ever had the urge to sit on a giant jackalope? Well, then look no further than Wall Drug. Wall Drug's billboards dot the roadsides for hundreds of miles in all directions, urging tourists to enjoy a buffalo burger, nickel cup of coffee or just see the odd and various collections featured there. During the height of tourist season, 20,000 visitors daily stop by this "must see" attraction.
75 miles. South Dakota's capital city, Pierre (pronounced "peer"), is situated on the banks of the Missouri River. There you can stroll the beautiful capitol grounds, relax at a riverside park or visit the excellent Cultural Heritage Center. A few miles north of Pierre is the Oahe Dam, one of the world's largest earthen dams. Lake Oahe, the reservoir created by dam, is the fourth largest in the United States.
125 miles. Serving as the gateway to the Black Hills, Rapid City allows visitors to enjoy a multitude of opportunities and activities. From dining to shopping, cultural events to outdoor recreation, Rapid City has a lot to offer for its size. The city's excellent regional airport also makes it a natural beginning and ending point for your Solomon Farm vacation.
140 miles. There's so much to see and do in the Black Hills, one could easily spend weeks there and just scratch the surface. From Mt. Rushmore and Custer State Park, to the historic gambling and gold-mining town of Deadwood, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy. But even if you just have a day to spend in the Black Hills, we promise that you won't regret the drive.