Posts authored by ‘Mike Gussiaas’

Four Hours in Badlands National Park – Your Super Quick Guide Four Hours in Badlands National Park – Your Super Quick Guide By | Apr 21st, 2016 | Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure We hear it all the time…and often with a tinge of panic. Visitors who are only passing through the region are shocked to discover all of the parks, monuments, attractions and unique things to do here in the Black Hills. There’s easily enough to fill five days or more, but with only a half-day of free time, they need to be strategic. So, with that in mind, here‘s our guide to what to see and do in Badlands National Park with only four hours to spare. As any local would tell you, the Badlands are a […]
Is Spearfish Canyon Set to Become a State Park? Is Spearfish Canyon Set to Become a State Park? By | Feb 21st, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Outdoor Adventure Picturesque Spearfish Canyon has been a favorite of Black Hills residents and visitors since the start of the 19th century. It’s a year-round destination known for its 22-mile scenic byway, three waterfalls, great trails and hidden gems like Devils Bathtub and Community Caves. It’s been named one of the best places to see fall colors in […]
Want to Win the Most Epic Black Hills Vacation Ever? Want to Win the Most Epic Black Hills Vacation Ever? By | Feb 16th, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Events This isn’t something we typically offer up on the Black Hills Travel Blog, but there’s currently a vacation giveaway on Midwest Living for a dream Black Hills experience that could possibly be the most epic Black Hills trip giveaway ever. The giveaway from Midwest Living, South Dakota Tourism, and Black Hills and Badlands Tourism and their partners, […]
Hobbit Treehouse Living in the Black Hills of South Dakota Hobbit Treehouse Living in the Black Hills of South Dakota By | Nov 17th, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Discoveries Deep in the Black Hills, five miles down Boulder Canyon from historic Deadwood and 16 feet above the forest floors, awaits one of Middle-Earth’s more unique vacation stays. Only here exists a Hobbit-inspired treehouse whose amazing craftsmanship, that while it may be worlds away from the Shire, can almost lead one to expect Bilbo or Frodo […]
Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Galena, SD Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Galena, SD By | Nov 5th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries Galena, South Dakota is another of the little boom towns in the Black Hills that sprang up during the 1876 gold rush that are now called ghost towns. Galena today is where the echoes of life long ago live harmoniously with the apparitions of a few families still calling this place home.
75th Sturgis Rally Rooms Still to be Found 75th Sturgis Rally Rooms Still to be Found By | May 14th, 2015 | Category: Events There has been a lot of talk about the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally happening this year and more yarns about truly how many are expected and, where o’ where, everyone is staying. It is going to be a big year, that’s no exaggeration but there are still rooms to be found in most towns.
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