Spring Break in the Black Hills

For spring break, many people head somewhere warm and maybe even tropical. However, there is something to be said for spring break in the mountains. The Black Hills of Western South Dakota offer plenty of fun at a price that will not break the spring break budget.

If you want to bring your skis or snowboard on spring break, you will be happy to know that you have two options. Terry Peak and Deer Mountain are both in close proximity to Deadwood in the Northern Hills to take advantage of the Black Hills powder. Both slopes offer trails of varying difficulty so that there is something for the novice or the expert.

If skiing and snowboarding are not your passion, Deer Mountain also offers the Zero Gravity Tube Park, where you can cruise down the mountain on an inflatable tube and be towed back up by the tube tow rope.

The nightlife in Deadwood has plenty to offer. Casinos line this historical western town’s Main Street. Seated at the base of Deadwood’s Main Street is one of the best hotel’s for spring break fun, Cadillac Jack’s. For those that like to gamble, the casino holds poker tournaments and slot tourneys galore. On Friday and Saturday nights, the ladies of Blush perform an aerialist show over the brand new Black Jack pit. Located adjacent to the casino is the Brown Rock Sports Café where they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The sports themed restaurant has eight 70’ high definition televisions so that you don’t miss a moment of the action during your favorite team’s game. This Deadwood casino also has a full service bar to mix your favorite cocktail, or pour a frosty cold beverage.

Cadillac Jack’s offers hotel amenities just steps off of the casino floor. These comfortable rooms have pillow top beds, high definition television, and high speed internet access. Adjoining rooms are available for those traveling in larger groups.

While you are in the area of Deadwood, there are sights to see within about a one hour drive. Mount Rushmore is located in Keystone, South Dakota which is located 50 miles south of Deadwood. Crazy Horse Memorial, a sculpture in progress, is located not too far from Mount Rushmore. The Black Hills even offers a variety of wineries and breweries to sample some local flavors.

So if you choose a mountain spring break over one on the beach, consider the Black Hills an ideal destination.