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5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills

Day 1 – Rapid City Pulling into Rapid City, you have an amazing array of things to choose from with everything located near or within a short drive due to its central location and proximity to many of the Black Hills must-do attractions. Stay close though as Mount Rushmore and others can be seen later. […]

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Outdoor Adventure

Hit the Trails: 5 Gorgeous Fall Hikes»

Soon the air will be crisp, the leaves will change color and animals will start to prepare for the winter ahead. When that time comes, be ready to pull out your sweater and hiking boots and take a fall hike in the Black Hills. Whether you’re a novice hiker wishing to spend a few hours […]

Dip Your Paddle in the Southern Hills»

By no means am I a pro-kayaker; I have never run rapids, rafted the Colorado or paddled with whales along the Alaskan coast. My kayak even lacks a cup holder – I know, positively medieval. However, I do enjoy paddling the quiet lakes of the Southern Black Hills. I have no tips on Pactola or […]

Band on the Run!»

We’ve all seen that iconic plains animal, the American Bison, in Custer State Park. They loaf, wallow, saunter, and thunder around the park like they own the joint. Perhaps they do; I don’t want to argue with a buffalo. Yes, I’m using the vernacular; if you’re from South Dakota, they’re buffalo. Anyway, my point is […]

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 […]

5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills»

Day 1 – Rapid City Pulling into Rapid City, you have an amazing array of things to choose from with everything located near or within a short drive due to its central location and proximity to many of the Black Hills must-do attractions. Stay close though as Mount Rushmore and others can be seen later. […]


Looking for Adventure? Hit Trail 89»

If you’re in the mood for more than a dayhike, and you’d like to dodge the crowds, you should consider heading down (or up) Trail 89, the Centennial Trail, which runs the length of the Black Hills. Stretching from Bear Butte State Park near Sturgis all the way to Wind Cave National Park near Hot […]


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.


Six Autumn Adventures in the Black Hills»

Summer’s finally finding its groove, but before we know it the Autumn season will be upon us. This fall, make plans to step outside of your box and enjoy yourself…the Black Hills are calling you! Many travelers are discovering the appeal to visit the Black Hills in the autumn months, appreciating the beautiful culmination of […]


2014 Kool Deadwood Nites | The Encore of Poodle Skirts & Fuzzy Dice»

Grab your poodle skirt, bring some quarters for the jukebox and come experience a glimpse into the days of fuzzy dice and big fins as Deadwood rolls back the hands of time and transforms into a 50s & 60s paradise! Kool Deadwood Nites is a weekend filled with fabulous classic cars and sensational Rock-n-Roll, scheduled […]


Ready, set, RALLY!»

The 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has officially started! From August 4 through the 10, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings together motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world who are excited to show off their custom rides. While the event started only yesterday, you would never guess it when arriving into the small town of […]


5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills»

Day 1 – Rapid City Pulling into Rapid City, you have an amazing array of things to choose from with everything located near or within a short drive due to its central location and proximity to many of the Black Hills must-do attractions. Stay close though as Mount Rushmore and others can be seen later. […]


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 […]