You can buy Black Hills gold in a jewelry store, but for more lasting treasure, visit the mother lode itself. Traditional Hills attractions like Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Memorial are sure bets, but don’t neglect recent attractions like the Mammoth Site and the Mickelson Bike Trail. And anglers net more gold from the Hills than miners ever panned: 800 miles of river and 22 lakes boast some of the best trout fishing around. For warmwater action, the Belle Fourche and Angostura reservoirs produce excellent catches of walleyes, smallmouth bass, and crappies. 800-732-5682; www.travelsd.com.