Archives for the ‘Discoveries’ Category

Making of: The Best Donut is in the Badlands Making of: The Best Donut is in the Badlands By | Jun 28th, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Discoveries Wall Drug is famous for a lot of things, including their free ice water, 5¢ coffee, and historic billboard marketing efforts that span the globe! (Seriously—there’s even a Wall Drug billboard in Antartica!) But what you might not know is that Wall Drug is also home to the best cake donuts you’ll ever try! And […]
Top Tips for Traversing the Hills as a Foreigner Top Tips for Traversing the Hills as a Foreigner By | Jun 19th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Discoveries The happiest place in the world isn’t Disney, it’s the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota! If you’re traveling to this area from abroad, the one thing you’re sure to experience (besides our mind-blowing scenery and attractions) is people and businesses jumping at the chance to help you. Exploring abroad can sometimes be daunting, […]
Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. By | May 8th, 2016 | Category: Attractions, Culture, Dining, Discoveries, Events, Outdoor Adventure, Photography The National Bison Legacy Act—a bipartisan bill designating the bison (also known as buffalo) as America’s official national mammal—has stampeded through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and now awaits President Obama’s signature into law. As North America’s largest land mammal, the buffalo would join the ranks as an iconic American symbol alongside […]
Where in the World Is Mount Rushmore? Where in the World Is Mount Rushmore? By | Mar 15th, 2016 | Category: Culture, Discoveries We have a problem. In a recent Intrepid Travel survey of 2,000 people from across the U.S., only 60 percent could correctly identify South Dakota as the home state of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Clearly geography isn’t our strong suit… There’s even been some confusion within the tourism industry itself. We haven’t forgotten about this […]
Goat Tease: Mountain Goat Watching in the Black Hills Goat Tease: Mountain Goat Watching in the Black Hills By | Jan 7th, 2016 | Category: Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure With climbing skills that rival Spiderman’s, striking lab-white fur coats and neat white Paul Bunyan beards, mountain goats are among the most unique mammalian residents of the Black Hills. Oreamnos americanus are bovid embodiments of American exceptionalism. They are their very own goats. They aren’t members of the Capra clan — neither the It’s a […]
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