Best City Views at Dinosaur Park
Since the 1930s, an 80-foot-long brontosaurus has straddled the city skyline on Dakota Hogback Ridge, which extends South straight into the Black Hills. Generations have come to visit our quirky long neck and seven other dinosaur friends. You can spot the brontosaurus from different spots around town and get the best views of the city from the top. On a clear day, you can see the Badlands formations in the east and views of Black Elk Peak to the west. Keep reading for visiting tips and park history or dive deeper into the seven types of dinosaurs on this hill here.
Note: Dinosaur Park is currently closed due to enhancements. You can still experience the great views from many pull-off locations on Skyline Drive.
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Best Time to Visit
A sunrise or sunset visit boasts colorful views that might actually knock your socks off! This location also offers a perfect view of the city’s fireworks during Independence Day celebrations.
Don’t Miss This
The Dinosaur Park Visitors Center, open May through September, features unique gifts and souvenirs. You’ll find your fair share of dinosaur memorabilia, but they also carry items reflecting the region. Food items and ice cream are also available at pocket-change prices.
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