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In the Winter, Make Tracks

By • Jan 11th, 2015 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

One of my favorite winter activities is spotting animal tracks in the snow. Wildlife can be shy, so in the warmer months, we may think they’re not around. A blanket of snow can show us just how many animals are living throughout the Black Hills. While mice may not our favorite animals, their miniature tracks […]



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, […]



Top 5 Instagram Photos for December

By • Jan 4th, 2015 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

Black Hills snowscapes and beautiful winter colors kept our Instagram account populated with incredible photos throughout December. Here are the top 5 most-liked photos: #1: We are absolutely mesmerized by this image of Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. Well done, @altamishosman!   #2: Merry Christmas!   #3: The beautiful display of scenery in Spearfish […]



The Man with the Plan(s) – Peter Norbeck

By • Dec 18th, 2014 • Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

One of my favorite things to do in the Black Hills is to get in my car, crank up my stereo, roll down the windows and cruise along one of the many scenic byways in the area. There’s something about the fresh smell of the trees, the crystal clear air, and the way my car […]



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 […]