Sturgis Activities & Attractions

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Sturgis Activities

You and your family can enjoy many year-round activities in Sturgis including boating, camping, golfing or visits to Wonderland Cave, Fort Meade Cavalry Museum, or the infamous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Read More

  • In summertime, attend Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, explore Bear Butte State Park, golf, drive the scenic byways, or learn about military history at Fort Meade.
  • Tour Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame or take the kids ice skating in winter.
  • Sturgis is located one hour from Mt. Rushmore, off Interstate 90.

Overview

Known as “Motorcycle City, USA” because of its annual motorcycle gathering, Sturgis also offers a variety of activities that cater to family members, outdoor enthusiasts, and amateur historians.

Summer

  • Cave Exploration
    Located near Sturgis is Wonderland Cave, one of the most impressive cave formations in the Midwest. View the 40-foot stalactite wall and reflecting pool, stop in the rock shop, or take a guided cave tour from May through October.
  • Hiking
    Hikers can enjoy treks in Bear Butte State Park, either to the butte summit or around the lake. Need a long stretch of the legs? Try the section of Centennial Trail running through Fort Meade Recreation Area.
  • Camping/Boating/Fishing
    Alongside hiking trails, Bear Butte State Park features a campground and boat ramp. Paddle, motor or drop a line in the water and fish for bullheads, crappies and Northern Pike. Fishing licenses required.
  • Golfing
    Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round on the 9-hole Boulder Canyon Country Club golf course. .
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
    Every summer, hundreds of thousands of bikers congregate in Sturgis for the annual motorcycle gathering. Live music and entertainment, food, merchandise, races and rides are all part of this week-long event. If you’re a die-hard motorcyclist, this is one rally you don’t want to miss.
  • Fort Meade Cavalry Days
    Visit the Fort Meade museum, watch daily re-enactments and shoot-outs, tour the old buildings and parade grounds, and learn about military life when you attend this June event. 
  • Scenic Drives
    Begin by driving up Sly Hill Road for a panoramic view of Sturgis, then journey through Vanocker Canyon and Boulder Canyon for some picturesque scenery.

Winter

  • Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
    If you can’t make the Sturgis Rally, experience the next best thing when you visit the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame, featuring amazing bike displays and oodles of information. Open seven days per week; $5 for adults. Discounts for children and seniors.
  • Ice Skating
    Visit Sturgis in wintertime and take the kids for a few hours of ice skating on the pond in local Lions Park.
  • Black Hills National Cemetery
    Open year-round, spend a few moments in silent reflection and pay your respects as you view the monuments and memorials of fellow countrymen and women who have fallen.

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