The Harney Peak Inn is located in the perfect location for your shopping and dining experiences. You can leave your car and walk across the street to The Black Hills Central Railroad Depot. This awesome two-hour narrated train ride is a great experience for the whole family to enjoy. It is the oldest continuously operating tour railroad in the nation and operates three steam and two diesel engines throughout the season. One is more than 100 years old!
Also, staying at the Harney Peak Inn is an ideal start or end to your day on the 109 miles of the Mickelson Trail. This beautiful bicycling, walking, running, and horseback riding groomed trail is a must see while here. A small fee is required for this trail. Click here to see the map.
Black Hills Attractions & Recommendations
Driving to area attractions is not far away, here are a few of our favorite’s.
- Mt. Rushmore : 11 miles: There is more than gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Above dense forests and pristine streams, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents a national treasure. Symbolizing the ideals of freedom and democracy, it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the United States. Mount Rushmore National Memorial represents not only the past, but also a promise for the future.
- Crazy Horse : 10 miles: Crazy Horse Memorial® is located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. The elevation on the Mountain is 6,532 feet above sea level and ranks 27th highest mountain in South Dakota. It is made of pegmatite granite and was chosen by Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski & Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear for the Crazy Horse Memorial®.
- Custer State Park : 23 miles: The granite peaks and rolling plains are calling. The clear mountain waters are inviting and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park and let yourself run wild. Encompassing 71,000 acres in the Black Hills, Custer State Park is home to abundant wildlife and adventure; camping, hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, or relaxing, there’s something here for everyone. See where the buffalo roam.
- Badlands : 87.5 miles: The rugged beauty of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world. These striking geologic deposits contain one of the world’s richest fossil beds. Ancient horses and rhinos once roamed here. The park’s 244,000 acres protect an expanse of mixed-grass prairie where bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and black-footed ferrets live today.
~ Lakes ~
- Sheridan Lake : 6 miles: Sheridan Lake is located in the Black Hills National Forest of western South Dakota. The lake is just shy of 400 acres and offers many recreational possibilities. There are two swimming beaches, a marina, two campgrounds, fishing, picnic areas, kayaking, hiking and more. The lake was created in 1939 as a recreational lake by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
- Pactola Lake : 14 miles: Pactola Reservoir is the largest and deepest reservoir in the Black Hills, boasting 14 miles of shoreline and 150 foot depths on 800 acres. There is plenty to do here including boating, jet skiing, fishing, kayaking, camping, and hiking to name a few.
~ Wineries and Breweries to Enjoy ~
- Twisted Pine Tasting Room: steps away
- Prairie Berry Winery & Miner Brewing Co.: 3.3 miles
- Naughti’ Wines & Sick N Twisted Brewery: 2.9 miles
- Firehouse Smokejumper Station : 2.7 miles
- Lost Cabin Beer Co.: 28 miles
- Belle Joli Winery: 55 miles
~ Towns to Visit ~
- Keystone : 15.2 miles
- Custer : 14 miles
- Deadwood : 42.3 miles
- Rapid City : 27 miles
- Sturgis : 55.3 miles
- Spearfish : 57 miles