This travelogue is one family's experience in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Note that the panoramic shots are as wide as 1600 pixels when you click on them, so make your browser as wide as you can. To see a photo in a 1024 x 681 size, just click on it. We hope you enjoy the record of our journey, and that you get to experience your own.
The Mammoth site in Hot Springs, SD, is a national landmark that has the world's largest concentration of mammoth ruins. This shot is of a wooly mammoth skeleton.
The Mammoth site is a working excavation site that is enclosed in a giant warehouse. Tours are conducted while archaeologists work on the excavations.
Here is another excavation area at the Mammoth site..
Here is Teresa at the visitor's center in Wind Cave National Park.
The Wind Cave winds for more than 130 miles as deep as 400 feet underground.
The cave was formed by acidic, undergrond water eating away caverns in the rock. It left a honey-comb effect inthe walls and ceilings that is unique in caves worldwide.
Members of the tour group as we spelunked our way through Wind cave National Park on a 90 minute tour.
You see the honey-combed ceiling as the group went up a starway in the cave