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Old 09-11-2009, 02:37 PM
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Heading there at the end of this month to meet up with traveling German relatives for a few days. None of us have been there before. Aside from Mt. Rushmore and Sturgis, what are some interesting things to see and do? They have a romanticized vision of the Old West (from all the Westerns they have watched), and maybe there's still some of that around? Everyone's grown up so they are probably not interested in kiddie stuff.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:53 PM
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There are many historic attractions use google and take your pick. Go check out some ghost towns.

and of course Deadwood.
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If you're driving, Ashfall National Monument (or something like that) is in NE Nebraska. One of the coolest fossil sites I have ever visited. A volcano went off in Idaho about a million years ago and sent a shower of ash down on a watering hole in eastern Nebraska burying tons of now extinct animals. You can see them in the excavated watering hole
Just NW of there is the Niobrara River. A National Wild and Scenic river. You can rent canoes and go on one day or multi-day trips down the river. River has current but requires little skill so novice canoeists can navigate it. One of my favorite rivers. The town of Valentine is the center for canoe liveries.
N of Valentine in South Dakota is the Pine Ridge reservation where you can visit the site where Native Americans held off the federal government in a modern indian war in the 1970's.
On the south bank of the Niobrara, much further west, just east of Gordon and only accessible by the river or a 4wd is a curious site. A small monument dedicated to the US Cavalry which burned a wagon train which was illegally heading into Indian territory. Probably one of the few instances where the US armed forces acted to protect Indian lands from white encroachment. I guess it didn't have much effect in the long term.
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