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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 […]

On the Hunt for the Perfect Black Hills Christmas Tree

By • Dec 9th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Outdoor Adventure

Every year, early December, we make like the Griswolds, pile in the family hauler (now haulers with the addition of more family members) and into the Black Hills forest we go. Its our annual hunt for the perfect Black Hills Christmas tree.

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… […]

Top 5 Instagram Photos for November

By • Dec 3rd, 2014 • Category: Culture, Discoveries

A beautiful November is in the books and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Here are our most-liked Instagram photos from the last month: #1. Hikers and bikers love Buzzards Roost – only 5 minutes west of Rapid City.   #2. “The Black Hills always help to put things in perspective. Make plans to […]

NYE 2015

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

The New Year will soon be at our doorsteps and what better way to celebrate it than joining in on the fun in the Black Hills! There are all kinds of events happening from music, fireworks displays, games, gambling and so much more! Take your pick from below to see how you will welcome in […]

World-Renowned Lakota Artist Showcase

By • Nov 6th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

Arthur Amiotte, World-Renowned Native Artist, Will Cover the Walls of The Heritage Center with Lakota History through December. The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School is hosting world-renowned Lakota artist, Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition, Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014. The Heritage Center’s exhibit, located on the Pine […]

The Spooky Side of the Black Hills – Not Just on Halloween

By • Nov 4th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture, Discoveries, Events, Outdoor Adventure

You probably grew up being told, “there’s no such thing as ghosts,” …but nearly half the country thinks otherwise. A Huffington Post poll shows that 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. Though Halloween may have passed, ghostly stories linger […]


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 (   #2. Autumn in the Black Hills, photographed by @austnadventures (   #3. Spearfish Canyon, by @ericboe1980 (   #4. 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup, photographed by Greg Valladolid (   #5. Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon ( […]