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Resources: Mount Rushmore, Black Hills & Devils Tower

Mount Rushmore,
Black Hills & Devils Tower

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Family Friendly Movies for Tweens and Teens

PG

  • Devil’s Tower features heavily throughout the film, even before it is identified as such. The Main character forms the structure without concentrating – ie) absentmindedly shopping mashed potatoes into the Tower’s shape
  • The famous landing scene is filmed on location

PG

  • Scenes were filmed at both Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Sylvan Lake
  • The Mount Rushmore scene features a hidden chamber behind the head of former President Abraham Lincoln. As it turns out the filmmakers didn’t just “make it up” when it came to the secret chamber, there is in fact a room carved into the monument

PG-13

  • Most of the movie was filmed in South Dakota, and is one of the most famous movies to be filmed in the Black Hills

PG-13

  • Scenes were filmed at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs

1985

  • Scenes were filmed in the Black Hills and at Mount Rushmore – and in true Hitchcock fashion – not without some controversy!

R-Rated Films

R

  • The scene where Alex is running with horses – is the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in Hot Springs

R

  • You will recognize some spots from Dances with Wolves as scenes were filmed along the Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills
  • Mt Rushmore also makes an appearance

RVs on Screen

Ultimate Road Trip Playlists

We’ve curated a handful of Spotify playlists to pair perfectly with your travels!

Famous Musicians From South Dakota

Gear We Love

Charcoal Grill

Consider searching this out at your destination. A grill makes for a full camping experience!

Charcoal Chimney

This helps you get the charcoals going!

Propane Grill

If you don’t love charcoal, spend a little extra for a propane grill. Don’t forget to pick up propane once you arrive!

Propane Grill

A more affordable propane grill option that would work well for your trip. Don’t forget to pick up propane once you arrive!

Smore Sticks

These are a must have for campfire nights! You can roast hot dogs and marshmallows all night long on these!

Walkie Talkies

These are great for exploring. Give one to your kids (make sure you test it first). Then off they go!

Fairy Lights

Bring some of these solar or battery-powered lights and hang them around your campsite…instant style for the environment!

Glow Sticks

If you can find the set with connectors and headbands, you can make all sorts of wearable glow items – it will be easier to find each other at night!

Wint-O-Green Lifesavers

These are a must. Get a fresh pack, wait for night time around the campfire. Pop one in your mouth and crunch/grind it with your mouth open. You are in for a surprise! Trust us 🙂

Magnetic Hooks

Put them on the back bumper – and hang bathing suits to dry. Just remember to bring them in before you drive away!

Disposable Camera

Consider for younger children, especially if they don’t have a phone yet.

Wet Wipes

Very handy.

Hanging Toiletry Bag

Save space in the RV bathroom.

Grill Gloves

To move the hot grill off the table when you are done grilling.

Dump Gloves

Keep hands clean during this task!

Disposable/Compostable Dishware/Utensils

Save on dishwashing and water.

AC Inverter

You can use this to charge your phone or run low-power devices on household (AC) current without running the generator or plugging into shore power. (More on all of that in your Adventure Kit!)

Meat Thermometer

Make sure your meat is cooked through on the grill!

Games For in the RV

Campsite Games