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breezy point, SD

Located along Highway 244, just 2 miles west of Mount Rushmore is Breezy Point, a scenic overlook and picnic area. If you're looking for a quiet spot to stop and enjoy your picnic lunch when you visit the Mount Rushmore area or simply need a place for the kids to get out of the car and burn off some energy, this would be the place to go. Your kids will love chasing chipmunks, exploring on the rocks and there's even room to toss a football around. But let's keep it real, you're there for the view. Which is absolutely spectacular. Take a short, easy walk along a paved path to the scenic overlook. There are benches at the top where you can sit and soak in the view or you can wander around and hike along the ridge that overlooks some of the most stunning natural rock monuments in a vivid green valley of the Black Hills. Trust us on this one. Take a quick break from the more popular sites to see in the Black Hills of South Dakota and see the hidden gem of a view from Breezy Point!