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Belle Fourche - Belle Fourche, located at the northern edge of the Black Hills of South Dakota, is the county seat in Butte County. The name is French for "beautiful fork" because of its site on the "forks" of Redwater River, Hay Creek, and the Belle Fourche River.

In 1959, Belle Fourche was officially designated as the geographic center of the United States. Even though the actual point is located 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, a new monument was unveiled at the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center to celebrate the town being the “Geographic Center of the U.S.”

Custer - When you vacation in South Dakota’s Black Hills you’ll want to stay in the city of Custer. This uncrowded, mountain town is located right on the doorstep of everything you want to see and do. From here you are just seconds from the entrance of Custer State Park, minutes from Crazy Horse Memorial and less than a half hour away from the underground caves and granite faces of Mount Rushmore. Making Custer your home base in the Black Hills means you’ll spend less vacation time driving and more time playing.

Deadwood – Historic Deadwood is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The famous and infamous have left their marks here. Follow their footsteps as you explore the beauty and history of this one-of-a-kind Wild West town. The entire town is a Registered National Historic Landmark.

From Deadwood's historic gaming halls dating back to the Gold Rush of 1876 to some of the finest snowmobile and biking trails in the nation, you'll find the recreational opportunities here are endless!

Lead - First settled in 1876, and incorporated in 1877, the City of Lead is a sparkling jewel nestled in the
Northern Black Hills of South Dakota. Long the home of the great Homestake Mining Company, Lead boasts small town charm with large potential. The Homestake Mine has now been shut down but the Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake is in full development and promises a lively future for the community.

Today, Lead's historic business district is witnessing changes that are restoring, rebuilding and revitalizing the community. Lead's future lies in its proximity to state and national monuments, memorials and parks, scenic hiking and biking trails, and the quality of life unmatched anywhere else in America.

Spearfish - Located in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota, Spearfish is ideally situated in the scenic valley of Spearfish Creek and at the mouth of Spearfish Canyon, bordered by the Black Hills National Forest.. Located on I-90, Spearfish offers year-round accessibility.

Known as the Queen City, Spearfish is surrounded by three prominent mountain peaks – Lookout Mountain, Spearfish Mountain, and Crow Peak which form a “crown” circling the City. Spearfish derived its name from Native Americans and fur traders or trappers in the early 1800’s who considered the clear and tumbling stream through the canyon a good place to spear fish.

Sturgis - The city of Sturgis was founded in 1878 as a boom town catering to off-duty soldiers just outside the U.S. Cavalry's Fort Meade and is named for Ft. Meade’s commander, Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis. The city of Sturgis is the county seat for all of Meade County and is located only 25 miles from Rapid City, SD and close to many of the attractions of the Black Hills.

Abounding in history and splendid scenery, there is always something happening in and around Sturgis. Sturgis is well-known for the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which attracts thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts each year to the events, concerts, racing and riding.