Archives for the ‘Culture’ Category

Have You Ever Wanted to Know More About The Cold War? Have You Ever Wanted to Know More About The Cold War? By | Jul 10th, 2016 | Category: Culture Despite being a scary time in US history, the operation of the Minuteman Missile silos in the prairies of South Dakota is a very important part of US history. Fully constructed and equipped in November of 1963, the Delta-09 silo was active until September 1991 when all of our nation’s 450 Minuteman II missiles were […]
4th of July Happenings & Area Wildfire Updates 4th of July Happenings & Area Wildfire Updates By | Jun 30th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure The 4th of July weekend is ahead of us, making this is a good time to share the weekend events taking place throughout the Black Hills and Badlands. With a beautiful forecast in store, we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know regarding Independence Day celebrations. In the same breath, it’s also a […]
Making of: The Best Donut is in the Badlands Making of: The Best Donut is in the Badlands By | Jun 28th, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Discoveries Wall Drug is famous for a lot of things, including their free ice water, 5¢ coffee, and historic billboard marketing efforts that span the globe! (Seriously—there’s even a Wall Drug billboard in Antartica!) But what you might not know is that Wall Drug is also home to the best cake donuts you’ll ever try! And […]
Top Tips for Traversing the Hills as a Foreigner Top Tips for Traversing the Hills as a Foreigner By | Jun 19th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Discoveries The happiest place in the world isn’t Disney, it’s the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota! If you’re traveling to this area from abroad, the one thing you’re sure to experience (besides our mind-blowing scenery and attractions) is people and businesses jumping at the chance to help you. Exploring abroad can sometimes be daunting, […]
Project: Time Off – How to Utilize an Extra Day in the Black Hills Project: Time Off – How to Utilize an Extra Day in the Black Hills By | Jun 12th, 2016 | Category: Culture Each year millions upon millions of vacation days are wasted by American workers. In 2013 alone the number of unused vacation days was over 169 million. Now imagine the impact on our economy, our well-being, and our mental state if Americans decided to finally live life to the fullest and use those days. Project:Time Off, […]
Proudly Patriotic: The Best Way to Enjoy an Evening at Mount Rushmore Proudly Patriotic: The Best Way to Enjoy an Evening at Mount Rushmore By | Jun 7th, 2016 | Category: Culture The iconic faces of Mount Rushmore National Memorial are represented as an American symbol all throughout the U.S. and abroad. It’s truly one of our country’s most identifiable landmarks. As such, there is little surprise that this incredible memorial draws nearly two and a half million visitors each year who come to admire the sculpture […]
Living the Good Life in the 605 Living the Good Life in the 605 By | Jun 5th, 2016 | Category: Culture Today, June 5, unknowingly marked a special day for South Dakota residents. We are one of only 12 states in America that is entirely represented by one area code; ours is (605). Today’s date, 6/05, allows us to proudly proclaim the day as “605 Day” —a self-declared celebration of our state and all the reasons […]
How to Make the Best One Day Native American Cultural Trip How to Make the Best One Day Native American Cultural Trip By | May 26th, 2016 | Category: Culture Perhaps more than any other group, the great Lakota Sioux Nation – with their striking tipis, fast horses and richly feathered and beaded clothing – have become the international symbol of America’s native people. And the Black Hills has an abundance of Native culture if you know where to look. Powwows, also known as ‘wacipi’ […]
Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. By | May 8th, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Dining, Discoveries, Events, Outdoor Adventure, Photography The National Bison Legacy Act—a bipartisan bill designating the bison (also known as buffalo) as America’s official national mammal—has stampeded through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and now awaits President Obama’s signature into law. As North America’s largest land mammal, the buffalo would join the ranks as an iconic American symbol alongside […]
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