Belle Fourche, South Dakota-
This small town is a
great destination for nature lovers. It is the home of South
Dakota's newest state park, Rocky Point Recreation Area. The Rec
Area offers fishing, boating, and camping. Located
just 72 miles from Ellsworth AFB.
Deadwood, South Dakota-
Whether you visit for
the 80 Gaming Hall establishments or the 350 miles of snowmobile trails,
there's always lots to do in Deadwood. This town, whose gaming
history dates back to the Gold Rush in 1876, is only an hour drive from
Ellsworth. Enjoy antique and souvenir shopping, a
variety of fast food and sit down restaurants, and many family friendly
activities such as gold-panning.
Keystone, South Dakota-
Thirty-seven miles from
Ellsworth Air Force Base is the charming town of Keystone.
Often called the Home of Mount Rushmore, Keystone has beautiful scenery,
hiking, biking, trail rides and family-friendly attractions. There
is a great variety of lodging and some fun "old west" based restaurants.
Rapid City, South Dakota-
Rapid City is a
full-service city, nestled in the beautiful Black Hills.
You will find a variety of shops in the historic downtown shopping
district, or at the Rushmore Mall. Tourist attractions, golf
courses and parks offer many options for fun.