Rushmore is only about 6 hours from Billings and has all of my favorite Presidents representing what they did for this great country. What you may not be aware of is the ongoing project to memorialize another leader and warrior, Crazy Horse.
I've shared a lot of moments involving bears surprising people, but normally it's not from the Dakotas. That changes now as I have located video from a group of hikers in South Dakota who had a bear scare them off their trail.
During my drive back from Indiana to Montana, I took the route that goes through South Dakota. If you've never made the drive between Billings and Sioux Falls, there are some interesting sites to visit.