The Black Hills Travel Blog
We’re Ready for Rally!

The Sturgis Motorcylcle Rally is of the largest and longest-running motorcycle events found anywhere. This world-famous biker party has everything! With huge nightly concerts with some of the biggest names in music, beautiful drives, an amazing gathering of custom bikes and riders to match, biker bars and venues like the Buffalo Chip and Full-Throttle Saloon […]

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Outdoor Adventure

Hiking the base of Devils Tower National Monument»

Sometimes it’s all too easy to focus on the grandiose mountain carvings and national parks of the Black Hills, that we simply forget about our neighbors in the northeast corner of Wyoming. But if you can squeeze in one extra day on your Black Hills vacation, a mini road trip to Devils Tower National Monument […]

How did Badlands National Park get its name?»

As a resident of the beautiful Black Hills, I’ve become accustomed to meeting travelers that are excited to tour and experience all of the unique attractions and natural wonders of the area. Everyone is usually looking for the best insider tips on the must-see attractions, awe-inspiring monuments, breathtaking parks and mouth-watering dishes to indulge in […]

Ditch the Crowds in Sunday Gulch»

Escape the crowds on the Harney Peak trail system by taking a less-traveled route, Sunday Gulch Trail. Even though the trailhead is at Sylvan Lake, which is a popular starting point for the Harney trails, this one is often overlooked, giving you a quieter hike. Simply follow the trail around Sylvan Lake to the trailhead, […]

Up Close and Personal with the Needles»

  For an intimate view of the spires along the Needles Highway, there is no better route than the Cathedral Spires Trail in Custer State Park. Rather than a more distant all-encompassing view of the granite formations, this trail leads you about the bases of them. Glancing upward at these giants gives you a much […]

Hill City Brewery Sick N Twisted – By Beer Lovers For Beer Lovers»

Maybe it was never doubt about Sick N Twisted Brewery in Hill City but simply that I was so blown away by the full offering. At Sick-N-Twisted there are typically 16 of their beers on tap. Seriously, and that’s just theirs. Between two other bar setups on the grounds, there are also twenty more amazing guest beers to choose from. Staring at so many taps, the plans for a future Hill City stay quickly boiled.


The Edgemont Melodrama Is One Of The Best Times You’ve Probably Never Heard About»

Having recently heard about the Edgemont Melodramas and the promise of good time, I sought it out this past Thursday. What I found was a couple of firsts for me, 1. my first theater experience in a cattle-sale barn and 2. my first attendance of a melodrama. Honestly, either on its own might be a good time but like cold beer on a summer day, ice cream and root beer, fireworks and the Fourth of July, together they couldn’t seem more right (or more American).


U.S. Air Force Academy Band to Perform in the Black Hills»

The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many people in America. Towns and cities across the nation host Independence Day parades, families and friends get together to share a delicious summertime meal, kids (and adults who embrace their inner child) play in the pool and wave around sparklers, firework shows light up the […]


We’re Ready for Rally!»

The Sturgis Motorcylcle Rally is of the largest and longest-running motorcycle events found anywhere. This world-famous biker party has everything! With huge nightly concerts with some of the biggest names in music, beautiful drives, an amazing gathering of custom bikes and riders to match, biker bars and venues like the Buffalo Chip and Full-Throttle Saloon […]


The Edgemont Melodrama Is One Of The Best Times You’ve Probably Never Heard About»

Having recently heard about the Edgemont Melodramas and the promise of good time, I sought it out this past Thursday. What I found was a couple of firsts for me, 1. my first theater experience in a cattle-sale barn and 2. my first attendance of a melodrama. Honestly, either on its own might be a good time but like cold beer on a summer day, ice cream and root beer, fireworks and the Fourth of July, together they couldn’t seem more right (or more American).


U.S. Air Force Academy Band to Perform in the Black Hills»

The 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many people in America. Towns and cities across the nation host Independence Day parades, families and friends get together to share a delicious summertime meal, kids (and adults who embrace their inner child) play in the pool and wave around sparklers, firework shows light up the […]


Hill City Brewery Sick N Twisted – By Beer Lovers For Beer Lovers»

Maybe it was never doubt about Sick N Twisted Brewery in Hill City but simply that I was so blown away by the full offering. At Sick-N-Twisted there are typically 16 of their beers on tap. Seriously, and that’s just theirs. Between two other bar setups on the grounds, there are also twenty more amazing guest beers to choose from. Staring at so many taps, the plans for a future Hill City stay quickly boiled.


How did Badlands National Park get its name?»

As a resident of the beautiful Black Hills, I’ve become accustomed to meeting travelers that are excited to tour and experience all of the unique attractions and natural wonders of the area. Everyone is usually looking for the best insider tips on the must-see attractions, awe-inspiring monuments, breathtaking parks and mouth-watering dishes to indulge in […]


Discovering Serenity on a Trail in Newcastle, Wyoming»

I’ve called the Black Hills home for more than thirty years, but it still feels like a brand new adventure every time I get a chance to get out and explore the area.  Most recently I am able to re-explore the area as a mom to a four year old spitfire. It seems like we […]