Locals consider the Black Hills area a hidden gem

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With Earth Day coming up on Monday many national parks are giving free admission to anyone who wants to admire mother nature.

Here in the Black Hills, we have 2 national parks, 9 state parks, and the national forest. With temperatures getting warmer these parks make for the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day. 

There are a number of ways to give back to the earth and show appreciation for its beauty. Whether it be recycling, gardening, or carpooling there are many ways to preserve the nature around us. Rapid City is also holding Clean Up week from April 22-27 for those who are interested.

We asked locals which parts of nature best stood out to them here in the Black Hills. The list was extensive, ranging from The Badlands to Keystone.

“It has a climate and beauty that is far beyond most places in America but yet not too many people know about it,” said Kevin Schlabach who recently moved to the area.

Western South Dakota is filled with plenty of natural adventures for you to explore this Earth Day.

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