Road Trip Stops on the Way to Pioneer Auto Show
– By Pioneer Auto MuseumRoads trips can be kind of a struggle. Restless kids becoming stir-crazy in the backseat can sometimes cause for a road trip nightmare. To make the time on the road to Pioneer Auto Show a little bit more enjoyable, make a few road trip stops in the Black Hills that will sure be worth your time.
You already know that the Pioneer Auto Show & Museum is great place for family fun, but the fun doesn't stop there. There are many great places to take a road trip stop on your way to the Pioneer Auto Show that will make the most out of your trip. Make sure to check out all of the great attractions that the hills have to offer, when planning your trip.
Here are a few pit stops in the Black Hills you can make on your route to visit the Pioneer Auto Show & Museum!
Wall Drug: If you haven't heard of Wall Drug then it's time for you to be drug out from underneath the rock you've been hiding under. Wall Drug is one of America's Favorite Roadside Attractions! Known for their free ice water and 5 cent coffee, this place offers hours of fun and excitement for the whole family. This free attraction includes an animated T-Rex, panning and mining stations, Train Station Water Show, and great picture taking opportunities. It's a great place to stop to get refreshed for your travels ahead.
Miles away from Pioneer Auto Show: 82.5 miles
Badlands: The Badlands are one of the most beautiful landscapes across America. You will be able to see, first-hand, the colors that have formed over time to create this naturally beautiful landscape. This landmark is actually the largest expansion of protected prairies in the National Park System! The park has 244,000 acres known as the Badlands Wilderness. Within those 244,000 acres, 64,000 of those are National Wilderness where you can witness bighorn sheep, coyotes, black-footed ferret, swift fox, bison, and mule deer. Annually, one million people visit the Badlands from all over the world! Come experience what draws in so many people each year to view this national landmark.
Miles away from Pioneer Auto Show: 101 miles
Mammoth Site: Located in Hot Springs, SD, you can travel back into prehistoric times and visit an actual mammoth site. The Mammoth Site is known for being the World's Largest Concentration of Mammoths! Spend your day looking at the Mammoth Site's museum, exhibit hall, and bone bed tours showing over 60 mammoths and 85 other animals, plants and insects. Visitors get to experience a one of a kind paleontological site with fossils from where they actually died and were later discovered. This is a fun and educational opportunity for the entire family!
Miles from Pioneer Auto Show: 189 miles
Rushmore Tramway & President's Alpine Slide: While making pit stops in the Black Hills, make sure to stop by Rushmore Tramway & President's Alpine Slide in Keystone, SD. This attraction has so much fun to offer! Start your day off by experiencing the aerial adventure park next to the tramway. This park has over 60 airborne obstacles you can challenge yourself to. You also can try the big zipline through the hills that's 800ft. off the ground! Make sure to travel up the tramway and enjoy some delicious food at the Summit Grille where you can get an excellent view of the historic Mount Rushmore Monument. End your adventurous day by sliding down every twist and turn on the alpine slide. Take a pit stop at the Rushmore Tramway & President's Alpine Slide and it will definitely be a day well spent.
Miles from Pioneer Auto Show: 156 miles
Rushmore Adventure Cave: There is tons of fun and adventure to be had at the Rushmore Adventure Cave. Stop here and try the Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride, shoot bandits at the Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Ride, and experience stalactite-filled caverns at the Cave Tour. Try your luck at the Xpedition Adventure Tour, or spelunking as it's known to be called. This tour is not for the claustrophobic or the faint of heart. This is the ultimate tour for exploring this cave of many wonders. Rushmore Adventure Cave has a lot of fun for the whole family. Discover your adventurous side and try all the fun at Rushmore Adventure Cave.
Miles from Pioneer Auto Show: 157 miles
Bear Country, USA: Get a closer look at the wonderful wildlife at this pit stop in the Black Hills. Bear Country, USA is a fantastic way to see animals that usually don't come across in your everyday life. Visitors take a leisurely three-mile drive through several enclosures and encounter black bear, elk, reindeer, deer, cougars, bobcats, rocky mountain goats, bighorn sheep, dall sheep and buffalo. You can even get up close and personal with bears peering into your car door window! This is one pit stop in the Black Hills that you want to make for a bear-y good time!
Miles from Pioneer Auto Show: 144 miles
Reptile Gardens: This attraction has been reviewed as, "Fun Place for the Family", "A Must See", "One of the Most Fun Things We've Done in The Hills!" Go see for yourself and visit Reptile Gardens! This famous attraction is home to more than 225 species and subspecies of reptiles and Birds. Reptile Gardens also houses more reptiles than any other zoo in the world! While at Reptile Gardens, make sure to catch the Gator, Bird, or Snake Shows. From the shows, to the exhibits; from the food to the animals, you will not be disappointed. This place is jammed packed with fun activities that make this place exciting for anyone, at any age.
Miles from Pioneer Auto Show: 142 miles
Flintstone Bedrock City: This old cartoon classic comes to life in Custer, SD! The kids will be entertained for hours by visiting this theme park and camping resort. Take a pit stop here so you can ride the Flintmobile and the Iron Horse Train, play on playground's Slideasaurus, and enjoy the Flintstone Trio Show in the theater. Be a kid again and enjoy all the fun that is to be had at Flintstone Bedrock City!
Miles away from Pioneer Auto Show: 177 miles
1880 Town: South Dakota's Original 1880 TOWN has more than 30 buildings from the 1880 to 1920 era, authentically furnished with thousands of relics, historical accounts and photographs, a Casey Tibbs exhibit, Dances with Wolves movie props, and fun activities for kids.
Miles away from Pioneer Auto Show: 22 miles