What is the most centrally located town to stay in when my wife and I visit the Mt. Rushmore area? We don't want to be going from motel to motel for this trip and don't mind driving long distances during the day to return to a base 'camp'. We go on vacations mainly for scenery and wildlife and hope to do some birding for grouse and waterfowl. Are there prairies with potholes in sw SD to view waterfowl? From someone else's post, I'm thinking of the latter part of June until the middle of June to have a better chance of decent weather. Do you agree? We're planning on spending 6 days in the area. Thanks for your help! Feel free to email me off list because I'm sure I'll have other questions as I continue my research about SD. Mikecampsey@gmail.com.