8 Reasons to Love Winter in the Black Hills ByAlicia|Nov 19th, 2015|Category:Culture, Events, Outdoor Adventure
Some say all good things must come to an end. But we’re not so sure… While we are saying goodbye to one of the most beautiful fall seasons on record, it doesn’t mean that we’re bracing for the winter blues. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why we’re just as excited to celebrate wintertime […]
Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Galena, SD ByMike|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.
Hiking the “Limestone Canyon Loop” at Wind Cave National Park ByMichael Zimny|Oct 27th, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure, Photography
The cave park’s overland trails are a seldom seen high prairie paradise. If you’re anything like me, sometimes you feel like a Black Hills hike a little lighter on the granite and pondos, heavier on the ochre-fringed, undulant hills. If that’s the case, you’ll do well to look south to Wind Cave National Park, the […]
The Black Hills’ Best Ghost Tours ByAlicia|Oct 20th, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries, Events
Halloween is next week, but you can celebrate the holiday any day (or night) of the year by taking a brave tour of one of the spooky hotels, bone-chilling neighborhoods, or haunted cemeteries in the Black Hills. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you! Ghostly stories certainly linger year-round in the Black Hills, and local […]
Custer State Park Harvest Feast Yet Another World-Class Park Experience ByMike|Oct 13th, 2015|Category:Culture, Dining, Events
Custer State Park Resorts started the annual Friday night Harvest Feast series to celebrate the end of the busy summer season and lure visitors to experience the magic of fall in the park. The wine-paired, five-course meals are served in the historic State Game Lodge, and take place over four Fridays each October.
Black Hills Powwow 2015 ByKatrina Salitros|Oct 6th, 2015|Category:Culture, Events
The 29th Annual Black Hills Powwow (He Sapa Wacipi) will begin this weekend, October 9-11, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
Oktoberfest is Almost Here! ByAlicia|Sep 29th, 2015|Category:Culture, Events
Oktoberfest descends on Deadwood this weekend, Oct. 2-4, and brings with it plenty of entertainment. From the Oktober Polka Fest at the Martin Mason Hotel and a German food cook-off throughout town to bratwurst giveaways and Beer Barrel Games, the weekend holds something for all tastes. The City of Deadwood will relax its open container […]
Labor Day Camping in the Black Hills ByRobin EH. Bagley|Sep 1st, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure
It’s the last hurrah of summer, Labor Day Weekend. The time when we hit the lake, the campground, and enjoy our last ice cream cones before digging out the sweaters and stocking up on Halloween candy. Of course, if you’re industrious you could clean the garage, paint the house or dust your salt-and-pepper shaker collection, […]
Home of America’s Best Small Towns ByAlicia|Aug 13th, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries
Though it’s been a few months since the official list debuted, we’re still relishing in the fact that two of our communities made Outside Magazine’s 2015 list of the Best Small Towns in America. Each year, the magazine highlights the best towns that meet criteria based on their “great access to trails and public lands, […]
Spend Some Time in Rapid City ByAlicia|Jul 21st, 2015|Category:Attractions, Culture
As you plan your vacation to the Black Hills, you’ll quickly realize that as South Dakota’s second largest city (home to just over 70,000 residents), Rapid City is the regional hub for shopping, dining and entertainment this side of the Missouri River. It would be appropriate to designate multiple days of an itinerary in order […]