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What you should know about Blackhawk

Named after a famous Sauk chief who made history as the first Native American to publish an autobiography, Blackhawk is a small town nestled in the gently rolling landscape of stunning South Dakota. All around are reminders of the natural beauty and rich heritage of this friendly neighborhood on the outskirts of Rapid City. It’s a popular base for exploring the national parks of Black Hills and Bear Butte or discovering the off-the-beaten-path charms of Meade County.

Hotels in Blackhawk

Visitors to Blackhawk can enjoy some of Rapid City’s most charming accommodation at Ramada Summerset/Rapid City West. The well-respected Ramada brand of hotels has a reputation for comfort and value for money, and Ramada Summerset/Rapid City West, Blackhawk knows how to lay on a warm welcome. Head out onto the intriguingly named Stage Stop Road and you’ll find an iconic American motel-style hostelry with a great range of amenities to make your stay in Blackhawk memorable. The hotel has a spacious indoor pool, spa tub, and fitness center, as well as a friendly lounge bar where you can kick back after a long day at the wheel.

Things to see in Blackhawk

Most people travel to Blackhawk in search of the Great Outdoors. This is frontier territory that vividly recalls the pioneering days of the Wild West. Grab your hiking boots, fill up your water bottle, and head for the Black Hills National Forest. The protected wilderness in this area is famous for its ponderosa pine forests and grassland prairies, dominated by Harney Peak, the highest summit east of the Rockies. Look out for mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and even elks grazing the hillsides, and hawks and falcons soaring through the air. Bear Butte National Wildlife Refuge lies on South Dakota’s Centennial hiking trail. Its most distinctive landmark is the volcano-like Bear Mountain, a sacred site for Native Americans, who come here to leave prayer flags tied to the trees. Climb the trail to the summit and be rewarded with stunning views of vast unspoiled plains dotted with picturesque homesteads and herds of bison. The visitor center has displays and information to help you discover more about this fascinating region.

Good for road trippers

Blackhawk makes an interesting stop on your American road trip. Interstate 90 and US Highways 14 and 212 run through Meade County, as well as several state highways, offering opportunities for adventure away from the major urban hubs. Explore storied Deadwood, the legendary gold rush town that was once the stamping ground of Wild Bill Hickox, Calamity Jane, and Al Swearengen. The ghost town of Big Bottom, the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Custer National Forest, and the famous presidential carvings of Mount Rushmore are all an easy drive from Blackhawk. You’ll find plenty of budget hotels near Blackhawk for a relaxing break before you set out in the footsteps of the early pioneers heading west for fame and fortune.

How to get to Blackhawk

The nearest airport to Blackhawk is Rapid City Regional Airport in South Dakota. Just 30 minutes’ drive away, the airport also handles domestic connections from major US cities. To make the most of your vacation in Blackhawk, you’re going to need your own wheels, so save time and hassle by pre-booking your hire car ready to pick up as soon as your flight lands. Then simply load up and hit the road!