When we visited Wind Cave yesterday, we drove a few more miles to see the nearby town of Hot Springs. The more we see of South Dakota, the more we love it. Everywhere we go we find more to explore. This town is known at one of the warmest places in South Dakota, it was 104 when we visited, so we totally agree. YIKES! We loved this one and would love to spend time at one of the campgrounds in the area.
Surrounded by rugged canyons and pine-covered hills, the town of 3,700 boasts the Mammoth Site, mineral water health spas, Evans Plunge, Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, lake resorts, history museums, the award-winning Southern Hills Golf Course and unique accommodations, shops and restaurants. Hot Springs is home to the VA Black Hills Medical Center and the State Veterans Home. While relying on the tourism industry, the town's beauty also lends itself to a growing artist community.
We were way too hot to visit any hot springs today. :-) We would love to be here in the winter time. It was another great surprise in this beautiful part of South Dakota, check back later for more.