The Black Hills Travel Blog
Chubby Chipmunk: Truffle Love

For those of us that have a sweet tooth, chocolate tends to be our number one fix. If you live in the Black Hills, Chubby Chipmunk is a household name. However, if you find yourself traveling through, take my advice: you must make a stop in Deadwood and visit this gourmet chocolate shop! Chip, the […]

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Outdoor Adventure

Buffalo & Bald Eagles Love Custer State Park During the Winter – Here are Four Reasons You Will Too»

Custer State Park is arguably the third biggest draw to the Black Hills region and to those who’ve experienced it before, it’s no wonder why. Custer State Park is over 71,000 acres of iconic Black Hills vistas and lakes, a pristine area home to large amounts of wildlife; the access to which makes Custer State […]

The Spooky Side of the Black Hills – Not Just on Halloween»

You probably grew up being told, “there’s no such thing as ghosts,” …but nearly half the country thinks otherwise. A Huffington Post poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. Though Halloween may have passed, ghostly stories linger […]

A Perfect Hike at Buzzards Roost»

The warm sunshine and fresh air on this late October day beckoned me to come out and play. I was drawn to nearby hiking options at Buzzards Roost, just off Highway 44, only four miles west of Rapid City’s city limits. Buzzards Roost is south of the road between Falling Rock and the Thunderhead Falls […]

Top 5 Instagram Photos for September»

From autumn hues to tower blues, we’ve compiled our most-liked Instagram photos for September: #1. Devils Tower (http://instagram.com/p/sqfWOiLu0u/?modal=true)   #2. Autumn in the Black Hills, photographed by @austnadventures (http://instagram.com/p/tYPyYTLu-z/?modal=true)   #3. Spearfish Canyon, by @ericboe1980 (http://instagram.com/p/tEkjzaLuwV/?modal=true)   #4. 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup, photographed by Greg Valladolid (http://instagram.com/p/tbrykRLu_e/?modal=true)   #5. Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon (http://instagram.com/p/tDNYI0ruxJ/?modal=true) […]

World-Renowned Lakota Artist Showcase»

Arthur Amiotte, World-Renowned Native Artist, Will Cover the Walls of The Heritage Center with Lakota History through December. The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School is hosting world-renowned Lakota artist, Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition, Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014. The Heritage Center’s exhibit, located on the Pine […]


The Spooky Side of the Black Hills – Not Just on Halloween»

You probably grew up being told, “there’s no such thing as ghosts,” …but nearly half the country thinks otherwise. A Huffington Post poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. Though Halloween may have passed, ghostly stories linger […]


REEL ROCK Film Tour»

  Rock climbing in the Black Hills is a perfect way for friends and families to add some adventure to their vacation. The geological diversity of the Black Hills offers rock climbers of all abilities numerous unique cragging opportunities. With year-round climbing options, it’s a wonderful way to get out above the trees and enjoy […]


World-Renowned Lakota Artist Showcase»

Arthur Amiotte, World-Renowned Native Artist, Will Cover the Walls of The Heritage Center with Lakota History through December. The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School is hosting world-renowned Lakota artist, Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition, Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014. The Heritage Center’s exhibit, located on the Pine […]


The Spooky Side of the Black Hills – Not Just on Halloween»

You probably grew up being told, “there’s no such thing as ghosts,” …but nearly half the country thinks otherwise. A Huffington Post poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. Though Halloween may have passed, ghostly stories linger […]


Experience the Haunting of Keystone –– If You Dare!»

With Halloween right around the corner, haunted houses are not too hard to find. The Black Hills are home to many historic and haunted buildings, and while I normally don’t go looking to be scared, I figured I would get into the spirit of the season and check out the Haunting of Keystone. As you […]


Chubby Chipmunk: Truffle Love»

For those of us that have a sweet tooth, chocolate tends to be our number one fix. If you live in the Black Hills, Chubby Chipmunk is a household name. However, if you find yourself traveling through, take my advice: you must make a stop in Deadwood and visit this gourmet chocolate shop! Chip, the […]


Buffalo & Bald Eagles Love Custer State Park During the Winter – Here are Four Reasons You Will Too»

Custer State Park is arguably the third biggest draw to the Black Hills region and to those who’ve experienced it before, it’s no wonder why. Custer State Park is over 71,000 acres of iconic Black Hills vistas and lakes, a pristine area home to large amounts of wildlife; the access to which makes Custer State […]


Foodie Tour of the Black Hills – Our Itinerary for Where to Eat and Things to Do in the Black Hills»

If seeking out the culinary must-try’s of a region is your flavor, let us present you with our Foodie tour of the Black Hills.