GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands of South Dakota is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. The tour includes the 3 most popular scenic driving loops. There are 400+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” places, suggested side-trips and many other tips and suggestions. Tours are filled with entertaining stories to provide a deeper understanding of the region. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or WiFi is required while touring. Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample commentary and tips & advice. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ WHAT TO EXPECT: Western South Dakota has an amazing variety of spectacular landscapes ranging from the prairies grassland and rock formations of the Badlands, through to the mountains, canyons and forests of the Black Hills. And on the man-made side of the equation, the 4 presidential faces carved into Mount Rushmore is one of the great monuments of the United States. These parts were once the very edge of the wild west. It was home of the Sioux people, whose ancestors thrived for thousands of generations with a deep physical and spiritual attachment to the environment. With so many choices, you will need a plan of how to make the most of your time and be sure that you see all of the best places, and hear all the important stories. We have divided the region into 3 easy scenic driving loops. Each of these suggested loops is worth 1/2 - 1 full day of your time. This one app contains all of the scenic drives. There is no need to purchase or download anything else - all the commentary for everything is included in this download. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Some of the highlights along the routes include: • Mount Rushmore • Rapid City • Crazy Horse Memorial • Custer State Park and Wildlife Loop • Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road • Badlands National Park • Fossil Trail • Badlands Wall • Minuteman Missile Visitor Center • Prairie Dog Town • Spearfish Canyon • Deadwood • Homestake Mine - Lead • Wildlife spotting • And many more scenic viewpoints and places of interest BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. IPADS ** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note only the iPad Wifi + Cellular models of iPad contain a GPS chip. Wifi-only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit
We decided to give this app a try on a whim, and it didn’t disappoint! Bob (we decided to name him day one since it was like having a personal tour guide in the back seat) took us to places we would have missed on our own. We followed all three of his loops through the Black Hills and I don’t think we missed a thing! You can jump on and off any time, and take as little or as much time as you want to explore. Bob even knew when we needed to stop for a snack, and pointed out places for that too. We spent 2 1/2 days in the Black Hills with Bob. I can’t imagine making the trip without him! Now I’ll look for guidance from Bob on every road trip we take! Totally worth the price.
We just used this guide to the needles Highway, spearfish canyon and the iron mountain Highway. It gives you so much info. We will be using these guides where available from now on.
We learned from another traveler on our first day in Yellowstone about his experience with this app, so we downloaded it that night. We used it on the next day, listening to the stories, site descriptions and the science, where to go, etc.. that day was so much more enjoyable. Well, our next destination was to South Dakota and the Black Hills and Badlands. This area is pretty spread out. We downloaded the app and crossed our fingers, and it did not disappoint. I will use these for all future road trips. It’s almost like having a guide in your car.
Is great when you’re following the route chosen but not if you change course or direction. Would like to be able to hear information regardless of whether I’m following their route. Yellowstone and Teton guide was pretty good but this one disappointing.
We used in Badlands and Blackhills and found it very useful and easy to use. We’ve been to the area many times but learned things we didn’t know before and were encouraged to venture off on roads we’d never thought of trying before.
We have used the Gypsy Guides for trips to Banff, the Utah national parks, and South Dakota. They are worth the price that you have to pay to download them. As others constantly say they are accurate and work seamlessly as you drive... the commentary is so engaging: informative, concise, and witty. Make sure you plug your phone in to a power source as they drain a lot of power.