Being at Mount Rushmore for Independence Day is one of the best places to celebrate America’s birthday. Spending the weekend in Black Hills, a family-friendly, small mountain range, where you can enjoy  Badlands National Park, will also save you money. If you love  backcountry camping and hiking, Badlands National Park is the perfect park for you. Go camping and drive the Badlands Highway 240 Loop Road for the ultimate experience. Also, go bird watching, hiking and auto touring. There are still lodgings available for around $90 per night.