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Ellsworth Air Force Base Outlying Areas



Belle Fourche, South Dakota-  This small town is a great destination for nature lovers.  It is the home of South Dakota's newest state park, Rocky Point Recreation Area.  The Rec Area offers fishing, boating, and camping.    Located just 72 miles from Ellsworth AFB.

Deadwood, South Dakota-  Whether you visit for the 80 Gaming Hall establishments or the 350 miles of snowmobile trails, there's always lots to do in Deadwood.  This town, whose gaming history dates back to the Gold Rush in 1876, is only an hour drive from Ellsworth.    Enjoy antique and souvenir shopping, a variety of fast food and sit down restaurants, and many family friendly activities such as gold-panning.

Keystone, South Dakota-  Thirty-seven miles from Ellsworth Air Force Base is the charming town of Keystone.    Often called the Home of Mount Rushmore, Keystone has beautiful scenery, hiking, biking, trail rides and family-friendly attractions.  There is a great variety of lodging and some fun "old west" based restaurants. 

Rapid City, South Dakota-  Rapid City is a full-service city, nestled in the beautiful Black Hills.    You will find a variety of shops in the historic downtown shopping district, or at the Rushmore Mall.   Tourist attractions, golf courses and parks offer many options for fun.


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