We really wanted the kids to experience feeding the prairie dogs at the Prairie Dog Ranch store. We remembered these little guys being so cute and friendly and willing to do ANYTHING for a peanut! Unfortunately, the store proper was closed. So no peanuts for sale. We were still able to visit the little prairie dog colony that lives there, though. And, even without peanuts, we had some close encounters that we'll remember forever!
The next stop was Badlands National Park. The kids were in awe of the rock formations that seemingly come out of the prairie-land! This park was not as dog-friendly as most--dogs are allowed in the parking lots, but not on the trails. We may not have known this at the first walk-out we went to, and Kolachi got to come along for one little walk.
Kolachi was along for the ride, but she snoozed through the entire trip.
Kiddville Vacation Home- a VRBO site that was worth every penny. It not only had tons of amenities, but was originally a gold miner's camp and boarding house in the 1800's. Totally cool! (See my review at the Kiddville Vacation Home website, and if you go there, let Kay know I say "Hi!", she's the best!)
This first night we relaxed a bit, and then decided to go on a hike through the Black Hills National Forest (which borders the property!)