Archives for the ‘Culture’ Category

Devils Tower | The Narratives Devils Tower | The Narratives By | Mar 12th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries Those of you who are familiar with Devils Tower have probably heard at least one version of the story of how the unique and surreal formation came to be. For the Native American culture, the art of oral storytelling was a critical element in passing down wisdom from generation to generation. The practice allowed tribes […]
Have Your Mind Blown in Deadwood Have Your Mind Blown in Deadwood By | Mar 1st, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Dining, Discoveries When “Deadwood, South Dakota” first comes to mind, most people can’t help but envision its raucous history of gunslingers, outlaws and the overall lawlessness and debauchery of the Wild West. Today, Deadwood continues to earn notoriety as a premier gaming destination in the Midwest, and while it will always be a place to enjoy the […]
Spring It On! Spring It On! By | Feb 28th, 2015 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Dining, Events, Outdoor Adventure Signs of Spring in the Black Hills: Baby Bison, Pasque Flowers and Easter Events… With unseasonably warm weekend temps, it’s not too hard to believe that the first day of spring is right around the corner. For those deeply anticipating the warmer seasons ahead of us, here are three signs that you may be able […]
Show Us Your Beads! – Mardi Gras in Deadwood Show Us Your Beads! – Mardi Gras in Deadwood By | Feb 1st, 2015 | Category: Culture, Events Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras is celebrated in many different places all over the world. Many of us associate this holiday with debauchery, masks, food and of course, those colorful beaded necklaces. However, Mardi Gras actually reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting that normally occurs […]
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It… Don’t Just Take Our Word For It… By | Jan 13th, 2015 | Category: Culture The secret is out! The Black Hills have a big year ahead – and it’s unanimous among the travel authorities that 2015 will be an unforgettable time to visit! Here’s what they have to say: 1. Frommer’s Best Places to Go in 2015 “Each year, the buffalo of South Dakota are rounded up at Custer […]
Top Blog Posts of 2014 Top Blog Posts of 2014 By | Jan 6th, 2015 | Category: Culture, Discoveries We’re closing in on the first complete week of 2015 and I couldn’t be happier. I was completely holiday’d out and was happy to click the “reset” button on the year, complete with a zesty ambition to clear the slate and make a better effort to my usual New Year Resolutions: 1. Drink More Water, […]
Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook Twinkle, Twinkle Upon a Storybook By | Dec 16th, 2014 | Category: Culture, Discoveries, Events, Outdoor Adventure 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 […]
Discovering the Christmas Spirit in Hill City Discovering the Christmas Spirit in Hill City By | Dec 4th, 2014 | Category: Culture, Events 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… […]
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