The Black Hills Travel Blog
The Man with the Plan(s) – Peter Norbeck

One of my favorite things to do in the Black Hills is to get in my car, crank up my stereo, roll down the windows and cruise along one of the many scenic byways in the area. There’s something about the fresh smell of the trees, the crystal clear air, and the way my car […]

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The Man with the Plan(s) – Peter Norbeck»

One of my favorite things to do in the Black Hills is to get in my car, crank up my stereo, roll down the windows and cruise along one of the many scenic byways in the area. There’s something about the fresh smell of the trees, the crystal clear air, and the way my car […]

Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook»

Ahh the Christmas season is here again, which means bundling up, hot cocoa, the smell of fresh baked goodies, decorating the tree and of course sparkling lights! For local residents, Storybook Island once again opens its gates for a winter wonderland spectacular! Storybook Island has been a cornerstone of childhood memories for over 50 years […]

Keep your boots handy, winter is almost here!»

Many of us will recall Mother Nature’s trick on us in early September as the Black Hills received a couple (or more) inches of snow. I, like many, was not thrilled when I looked out my window that morning to see the icy, white powder covering my car and lawn. However, for some, winter could […]

On the Hunt for the Perfect Black Hills Christmas Tree»

Every year, early December, we make like the Griswolds, pile in the family hauler (now haulers with the addition of more family members) and into the Black Hills forest we go. Its our annual hunt for the perfect Black Hills Christmas tree.

Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook»

Ahh the Christmas season is here again, which means bundling up, hot cocoa, the smell of fresh baked goodies, decorating the tree and of course sparkling lights! For local residents, Storybook Island once again opens its gates for a winter wonderland spectacular! Storybook Island has been a cornerstone of childhood memories for over 50 years […]


On the Hunt for the Perfect Black Hills Christmas Tree»

Every year, early December, we make like the Griswolds, pile in the family hauler (now haulers with the addition of more family members) and into the Black Hills forest we go. Its our annual hunt for the perfect Black Hills Christmas tree.


Discovering the Christmas Spirit in Hill City»

The limited storage spaces within my tiny 2-bedroom apartment are filled to the brim with Rubbermaid totes and cardboard boxes; carefully stacked and aligned in perfect position like a game of Tetris. Each one is proudly labeled by the holiday decorations packed tightly within: “4th of July,” “Valentines Day,” “St. Patrick’s Day,” and so on… […]


Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook»

Ahh the Christmas season is here again, which means bundling up, hot cocoa, the smell of fresh baked goodies, decorating the tree and of course sparkling lights! For local residents, Storybook Island once again opens its gates for a winter wonderland spectacular! Storybook Island has been a cornerstone of childhood memories for over 50 years […]


Keep your boots handy, winter is almost here!»

Many of us will recall Mother Nature’s trick on us in early September as the Black Hills received a couple (or more) inches of snow. I, like many, was not thrilled when I looked out my window that morning to see the icy, white powder covering my car and lawn. However, for some, winter could […]


Get iced up for some winter fun!»

We all know that there is an abundance of activities that take place during the summer in the Black Hills. But, many don’t know of all the fun snow competitions and events that are put on during the winter season. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular activities to sink your boots […]


The Man with the Plan(s) – Peter Norbeck»

One of my favorite things to do in the Black Hills is to get in my car, crank up my stereo, roll down the windows and cruise along one of the many scenic byways in the area. There’s something about the fresh smell of the trees, the crystal clear air, and the way my car […]


Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook»

Ahh the Christmas season is here again, which means bundling up, hot cocoa, the smell of fresh baked goodies, decorating the tree and of course sparkling lights! For local residents, Storybook Island once again opens its gates for a winter wonderland spectacular! Storybook Island has been a cornerstone of childhood memories for over 50 years […]


Top 5 Instagram Photos for November»

A beautiful November is in the books and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Here are our most-liked Instagram photos from the last month: #1. Hikers and bikers love Buzzards Roost – only 5 minutes west of Rapid City.   #2. “The Black Hills always help to put things in perspective. Make plans to […]