For many visitors, coming to Devils Tower National Monument is just a single stop amidst many other destinations. Below you will find basic information and links to other popular sites in the area. Distances shown were calculated via an online map service using the most direct route.
Other National Park Sites
Yellowstone National ParkAs the world's first national park, Yellowstone continues to be a primary destination for millions of visitors. With several entrances to the park and an astounding amount to see, careful planning (or an extended stay) is recommended to experience as much as possible. Distance from the Tower to Yellowstone's east entrance is approximately 360 miles.
Mount Rushmore National MemorialA giant sculpture of four United States presidents, Mount Rushmore has become a "must see" for many people traveling through or to the Black Hills. Distance from the Tower is about 130 miles.
Wind Cave National ParkEstablished in 1903, Wind Cave protects one of the world's most complex cave systems. Above ground, visitors are often surprised at the beautiful prairie and pine forest ecosystems preserved within the park borders. Cave tours are offered, but reservations are required. Distance from the Tower is 125 miles.
Jewel Cave National MonumentAlong with Devils Tower, Jewel Cave was one of the 18 national monuments dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt. Like its neighbor Wind Cave, Jewel Cave requires reservations for its cave tours; visitors can also enjoy hiking above ground! Distance from the Tower is 95 miles.
Badland National ParkFull of other-worldly geologic formations and a complex fossil record, Badlands offers visitors an opportunity to explore ancient ecosystems. This rugged landscape is found 165 miles from Devils Tower.
Fort Laramie National Historic SiteProtecting a frontier fort that dates to the 1830s, Fort Laramie is full of American history. Take a trip back through time as you learn about the stories of triumph and tragedy that surround this iconic outpost. Distance from the Tower to the fort is 220 miles.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National MonumentCommemorating an 1876 battle between the United States government and Northern Plains tribes, Little Bighorn is a walk through a dark and intriguing chapter of history. Little Bighorn is 205 miles from Devils Tower.
Minuteman Missile National Historic SiteHidden beneath the Great Plains was the power to destroy the world as we know it. Government personnel were stationed at Minimuteman Missile throughout the Cold War, ready to retaliate should nuclear missiles be launched at the United States. The Tower is about 180 miles from the missile site.
State Park Sites
Keyhole Reservoir State Park (Wyoming)Constructed in 1952, the Keyhole Reservoir offered flood mitigation of the Belle Fourche River and a source of irrigation. Today, it also offers visitors opportunities for water recreation and camping. Keyhole is about 21 miles from Devils Tower.
Custer State Park (South Dakota)As South Dakota's first and largest state park, Custer offers amazing opportunities for camping, hiking, boating, climbing and more. Situated in the heart of the Black Hills, Custer State Park is only 115 miles from the Tower.
Other Destinations and Attractions
Black Hills National ForestDevils Tower sits on the northwestern edge of the Black Hills, one of the earliest designated national forests. With 1.2 million acres of forested mountains, the Black Hills offers an array of recreation, history and enjoyment. Black Hills offices and access points are found throughout western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.
Vore Buffalo JumpAn archeological site that demonstrates the ingenuity of prehistoric Plains Indians, Vore Buffalo Jump is a fascinating historic site. Open from June 1st through Labor Day, visitors can explore hundreds of years of human use of the prairies surrounding the Black Hills. This site is about 47 miles from Devils Tower.
Crook County MuseumsDevils Tower is situated in Crook County, Wyoming. County museums in Hulett, Sundance and Moorcroft offer visitors an intimate look into the history of the region. The Hulett museum (10 miles from the Tower) houses several pieces from Devils Tower National Monument's collection.
Last updated: August 3, 2017