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REEL ROCK Film Tour

By • Oct 7th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

  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 […]



Frightful & Delightful – 8 Spook-tacular Events in the Black Hills

By • Oct 5th, 2014 • Category: Culture

What a Fright! Fall is officially here and before you know it Halloween will be creeping towards us. Various places in the Black Hills host many spook-tacular events for everyone to enjoy. We’ve compiled a list so you can get the most out of this haunting season!   Custer 1. The 17th Annual Halloween Night […]



Top 5 Instagram Photos for September

By • Sep 30th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture, Outdoor Adventure

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) […]



Oktoberfest in the Black Hills

By • Sep 26th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

Deadwood and Rapid City are two Black Hills communities that will be alive and kickin’ in German style the first weekend of October for the annual Oktoberfest celebration. Oktoberfest descends on Deadwood Oct. 3-5, and brings with it plenty of entertainment. From the Oktober Polka Fest at Four Aces and a German food cookoff throughout […]



A Dream Come True

By • Sep 16th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture

Three years ago, Matthew and Choi Jackson bought a plot of land on the outskirts of Sturgis, South Dakota. Their goal? To move a step forward in the fulfillment of a dream. However, this dream had actually been a work in progress for over a decade, from the time the first grape vines were planted on a small […]



5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills

By • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture, Discoveries

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

By • Aug 24th, 2014 • Category: Culture

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

By • Jul 15th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Dining, Discoveries

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

By • Jul 12th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture, Events

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

By • Jun 30th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

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 […]