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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 […]



Dig, Explore & Learn as a Junior Paleontologist!

By • Jun 19th, 2014 • Category: Culture

Dirt. My four year old daughter loves it. Any opportunity to dig in it, roll in it, dance in it or throw it makes her as happy as can be. So, when we recently wondered upon the Junior Paleontologist program at the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, it felt like we struck gold! The gal […]



Deadwood Revitalization

By • May 29th, 2014 • Category: Culture

The Deadwood Revitalization Committee invites you to take a minute to fill out this survey to help in the brand planning for Deadwood.  This is all part of the Roger Brooks’ Deadwood development program.  The more people we get to complete the survey, the more accurate the perception of Deadwood will be. Thanks for taking […]



Remembrance of the (not-so-distant) Past

By • May 13th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Discoveries

This outing lead me and a small party of comrades to the above and under ground launch facility of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site. Some of you may remember a particularly tense period of time in history, The Cold War, when the threat of nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States […]



¿Dónde vas a comer para el Cinco de Mayo?

By • May 4th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Dining

¿Dónde vas a comer para el Cinco de Mayo?  -  Where are you going to eat for Cinco de Mayo? Looking for some authentic Mexican food to enjoy in the Black Hills this Cinco de Mayo?  Do not despair.  Do not lose hope.  It is possible to find, difficult, but possible. If you are at […]



Modern, Casual Dining at Prairie Berry

By • Apr 27th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Dining

For those passionate about food, Prairie Berry Winery and Kitchen provides its guests with a diverse array of menu items that boast the best of South Dakota’s local and regional flavors. Many of the vegetables, herbs and greens even come from Gregson’s Gardens, just 12 miles down the road from the winery. In the Prairie […]



Top 25 Coldest Cities – Not here!

By • Feb 19th, 2014 • Category: Culture

  If you happened to visit the Black Hills during the past week, you may have witnessed a community eagerly shedding coats and mittens, frolicking throughout the streets, bare-armed with cheesy grins. With recent temperatures reaching the 60°F mark – there was cause for celebration. Our early winter start, thanks to Winter Storm Atlas on […]



Breakaways and Bears with the Rapid City Rush

By • Dec 15th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Events

A Bear Rush! I love hockey.  I love the atmosphere; the cool air, the sounds of the skates on the ice, the comradery and cheering of the fans. I love to watch the expert finesse of the skating and puck handling, punctuated by an open-ice check or a mid-play fight. Also good to note, I’m […]