Ideal. That describes our location in a city that is the region's economic and cultural center and is in the heart of the Upper Midwest's foremost wilderness area. From movie theaters and shopping to snowboarding and solitude, the School of Mines location provides you with an exceptional range of out-of-class opportunities.
The Black HillsOne of the most historic and beautiful places in the Midwest, the million-plus-acre Black Hills National Forest and surrounding area is far more than Mount Rushmore and outlaw legends. The Black Hills boasts some of the best hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking in the country, fabulous caves, remote canyons, abundant wildlife, forests, and other natural attractions. All close to campus and a part of the School of Mines experience. Students love outdoor recreation opportunities like snowboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, powwows, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, and lots more.