South Dakota (Part 2)

As I told you in my last post, this post will include the most exciting thing we did in South Dakota.


Day 3

At about 10 in the morning we drove to Custer State park, to drive through the Wildlife Loop. We were fully prepared, we went to a little supermarket to buy carrots.

Sadly, we went too late. Most animals were already out in the woods where we couldn’t see them. We did see a lot of buffalo though, which was really awesome.

After seeing the buffalo, we finally saw what we (I) came for. The Donkeys! I don’t think I need to give any further explanation, just look at the pictures.

After the Wildlife Loop, we went to Needles highway, which was gorgeous. We stopped at a lot of amazing viewpoints and drove through there very tiny tunnels. The one thing we didn’t see, was the Needles Eye…

After not seeing the Needles Eye, we decided to go see Mount Rushmore. I spend most of my time trying to figure out which state was the first one to be admitted to the Union, but seeing the actual sculpture was very impressive.


After hanging out at Mount Rushmore for a little bit we went to Keystone for supper. After Keystone, we decided to do the Iron Mountain road, and as Iron Mountain Highway would go right into the Wildlife loop, we decided to go see the donkeys one more time.


Iron Mountain road gives you a great view of Mount Rusmore!

Day 4

New day, new chances. So, off we went, determined to see the Needles Eye. It was a little bit of a search, but in the end it turned out to be right in front of our faces.


After seeing the Needles Eye we went on a little hike, which was gorgeous, just like everything in the black hills, and after that we went to bear country.

I was very excited to go to bear country, but to be honest, it was a bit of a disappointment. Not all animals were there and the park was very small. The baby bears were adorable though.

After Bear Country we did some shopping in Rapid City, and we continued our trip to Belle Fourche. In the next post, we’ll travel past South Dakota, so stay tuned for that.