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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 […]



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 […]



Chubby Chipmunk: Truffle Love

By • Nov 20th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Discoveries

For those of us that have a sweet tooth, chocolate tends to be our number one fix. If you live in the Black Hills, Chubby Chipmunk is a household name. However, if you find yourself traveling through, take my advice: you must make a stop in Deadwood and visit this gourmet chocolate shop! Chip, the […]



Buffalo and Bald Eagles Love Custer State Park During the Winter – Here are Four Reasons You Will Too

By • Nov 16th, 2014 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

Custer State Park is arguably the third biggest draw to the Black Hills region and to those who’ve experienced it before, it’s no wonder why. Custer State Park is over 71,000 acres of iconic Black Hills vistas and lakes, a pristine area home to large amounts of wildlife; the access to which makes Custer State […]



Foodie Tour of the Black Hills – Our Itinerary for Where to Eat and Things to Do in the Black Hills

By • Nov 9th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Dining, Discoveries

If seeking out the culinary must-try’s of a region is your flavor, let us present you with our Foodie tour of the Black Hills.



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 […]



A Perfect Hike at Buzzards Roost

By • Oct 26th, 2014 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

The warm sunshine and fresh air on this late October day beckoned me to come out and play. I was drawn to nearby hiking options at Buzzards Roost, just off Highway 44, only four miles west of Rapid City’s city limits. Buzzards Roost is south of the road between Falling Rock and the Thunderhead Falls […]



Top 5 Instagram Photos for August

By • Sep 3rd, 2014 • Category: Discoveries

From sublime sunrises to stormy skies, we’ve compiled our most-liked Instagram photos for August: #1. Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park (http://instagram.com/p/r3KKcNru9N/?modal=true)   #2. Lightning storm in Badlands National Park, photographed by @codylerephoto (http://instagram.com/p/sBVcXqru4H/?modal=true)   #3. Bear Butte, located near Sturgis, courtesy of South Dakota Tourism (http://instagram.com/p/sIFfB-ru5_/?modal=true)   #4. Sunrise at Sheridan Lake, shared by […]



5 Days of Beer & Wine in the Black Hills

By • Aug 26th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Culture, Discoveries

Day 1 – Rapid City Pulling into Rapid City, you have an amazing array of things to choose from with everything located near or within a short drive due to its central location and proximity to many of the Black Hills must-do attractions. Stay close though as Mount Rushmore and others can be seen later. […]



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.