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Hill City overview

Hill City is a friendly locale distinct for its museums and parks, and known for its wineries and shops. You'll enjoy the ample café and dining options, along with outdoor areas for horseback riding and hiking. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore such as Needles Eye and French Creek. There's plenty to explore, including local sights like Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Sonja's. Hill City is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Hill City

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Hill City has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Hill City with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Hill City hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Hill City hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Hill City

Fly in to Rapid City, SD (RAP-Rapid City Regional), 26.9 mi (43.2 km) from downtown Hill City.

What to see around Hill City

Fun activities are on hand such as horseback riding, wine tasting, and sightseeing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Horse Thief Lake
  • • Presidential Trail
  • • Sylvan Lake
  • • Needles Eye
  • • Bear Country USA
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Rushmore Tramway Adventures
  • • Putz n Glo - Black Light Mini Golf
  • • Reptile Gardens
  • • Ranch Amusement Park
  • • Black Hills Maze
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Museum @ Black Hills Institute
  • • Teddy Bear Town
  • • Gutzon Borglum Historical Center
  • • National Presidential Wax Museum
  • • Big Thunder Gold Mine
Its parks and hiking trails are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Presidents Park
  • • French Creek
  • • Grace Coolidge Creek
  • • Stockade Lake
  • • Center Lake
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Sonja's
  • • Wade's Gold Mill
  • • 1880 Train
  • • Mount Rushmore
  • • Crazy Horse Memorial

When to visit Hill City

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 49°F day, 15°F night
  • April-June: 77°F day, 25°F night
  • July-September: 81°F day, 38°F night
  • October-December: 63°F day, 14°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 2.05 inches
  • April-June: 8.46 inches
  • July-September: 6.73 inches
  • October-December: 2.40 inches