Rapid City SD hotels. Search for hotels in Rapid City South Dakota United States of America. Camelopard travel tips and hints. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of South Dakota. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of South Dakota.
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Sights/Places to See and Attractions in South Dakota
The waterfalls of Spearfish Canyon; the Homestake Gold Mine; Pleistocene remains in the Mammoth Site, Hot Springs; Custer State Park; the Sertoma Butterfly House in Sioux Falls; Badlands National Park; the Deadwood Historic District, famed for connections with Wild West characters such as Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane; Bear Butte State Park (yes, there is such a place, in the same county as the ghost town Big Bottom); ghost towns with names such as Igloo, Ardmore, Blacktail and Big Bottom; the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial; the magnificent and historic Old Minnehaha County Courthouse, now the Old Courthouse Museum, in Sioux Falls; the Crazy Horse Memorial; Wind Cave National Park; the Pettigrew Home and Museum in Sioux Falls; and the National Music Museum in Vermillion, are among the attractions of South Dakota.
Legends, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters and Ghosts in South Dakota
Ghosts including a man, a girl and a White Lady, especially on the 8th floor (particularly room 812 from which, in life, the White Lady mysteriously fell) in the Hotel Alex Johnson, Rapid City; the ghost of Sheriff Seth Bullock, the former owner, in the Historic Bullock Hotel, Deadwood; unexplained lights in Fort Sisseton State Park; the Taku-He of the Pine Ridge Reservation, possibly a bigfoot (sasquatch) although some witnesses say that it wears a coat and a tall hat; and the screaming banshee that approaches those foolish enough to camp a mile south of the Watchdog (also called Watch Dog Butte, a natural formation shaped remarkably like the profile of a terrier) in the Badlands, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of South Dakota.
The ghost of an old caretaker, as well as unexplained noises, in the Old Minnehaha County Courthouse (the Old Courthouse Museum) in Sioux Falls; the skeletal music lover of the Badlands, which moves its skull in time to the melody and which may "borrow" violins if left within reach (it is said to play beautifully but do not follow if it walks away with your instrument [yes, there are those who have been so daring], as it will lead you to your death and its music will capture your soul); the piano that plays without human assistance in Saloon #10, Deadwood, which displays a chair said to be the one in which Wild Bill Hickock died while holding aces and eights, the Dead Man's Hand; many hauntings, including a headless phantom seeking his missing part, in McLaughlin, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation; and the jackalope (lepus temperamentalus), an antlered and unpredictable rabbit that may be related to the wolpertinger and the lepus cornutus of Germany, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in South Dakota.
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