- The list below includes 69 free or cheap things to do in or near Hill City, South Dakota, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Specialty Museums, Hiking Trails and Breweries.
- From Mount Harney to Black Hills Institute - Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hill City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Rapid City, Custer, Keystone and Crazy Horse.
Seasonal outdoor activities are common along the George S. Mickelson Trail. Visitors are able to bike, hike, go horseback riding, ski, or ride snowmobiles along the trail depending on the season, or they can simply enjoy the scenic setting.
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Airplane and space exploration enthusiasts always linger in the South Dakota Air & Space Museum, dedicated to preserving aircraft and other flight paraphenalia. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits. Tours are also available.
Andy's Trail Rides provides horseback riding services for riders of all ages and skill levels. In addition to the general horse rides, there are also special trips offered by the company for fishermen, hunters, or those who wish to experience an authentic sleigh ride.
Twenty-two miles are covered by the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. The road allows visitors to view the beauty of the area without having to leave the comfort of their cars and still have the occasional opportunity to stop and take pictures if they wish.
The Homestake Visitor Center is an informational visitor center that provides information to visitors or local residents about the Homestake Gold Mine and the city of Lead. The center is open daily during the summer months.
Constructed in 1930, the Adams House forms half of a house-and-museum complex dedicated to the most colorful characters from Deadwood's history. The house is open for tours and contains all of its original interior appointments.