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2014 Sundance Film Festival: Dinosaur 13

By • Mar 20th, 2014 • Category: Discoveries

Sundance Film Festival, held annually in January, is one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States. Each year, independent filmmakers hope to capture the attention of audiences and entertainment companies with means of gaining further exposure for their films. This year, one of the most anticipated films, Dinosaur 13, told both the […]



Bitter Esters Brewhouse

By • Mar 16th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Discoveries

At new Black Hills brewery it’s okay to be a little bitter…Bitter Esters, that is. If you like great beer, homemade food and a convivial atmosphere (and who doesn’t?), then head to Bitter Esters Brewhouse in Custer.  Open since May 2012, this gem of a microbrewery makes its home in a renovated historic building on […]



Mount Rushmore Meets Hollywood

By • Mar 5th, 2014 • Category: Discoveries

In the days following Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the topics continue to trend: who was best dressed, poor Leo, Ellen’s jokes, J. Law’s famous falls, and the record-setting retweeted selfie. For those that watched the awards, the movie “Nebraska” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, […]



6 Black Hills Comfort Foods to Beat the Winter Blues

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

  When the temperatures dip and the wind is howling, the best pick-me-up is grilled cheese. Or gourmet desserts. Or chicken fried steak. OK – pretty much any comfort food will work, and fortunately, the Black Hills are loaded with a wide variety of comfort foods you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s where you can […]



Top Blog Posts of 2013

By • Jan 1st, 2014 • Category: Discoveries

2014 is officially here and I couldn’t be happier. I’m 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, 2. Eat Out Less, and 3. Spend […]



Winter Wonderland: Family Fun…on Ice

By • Dec 3rd, 2013 • Category: Discoveries

If you in search of a memorable holiday experience, look no further. Rapid City has what you are looking for at Main Street Square. Whether you are out with the family, friends, or on a romantic date, the setting is pure perfection. Main Street Square opened on October 7, 2011. It is located at the […]



A Mammoth-Sized Accreditation

By • Nov 13th, 2013 • Category: Discoveries, Events

Mammoth Site receives highest AAM accreditation The Black Hills own Mammoth Site of Hot Springs has recently received the highest honor of accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM); a status that now places them in the top 6 percent of museums nationwide! Of approximately 17,500 museums across the United States, only 1,021 of […]



The Buglin’ Bull is Callin’

By • Nov 5th, 2013 • Category: Discoveries

I’m a full-blooded South Dakota girl, but I’ve only been lucky enough to live in the Black Hills for the past four years.  The perk to still being relatively new is that there are plenty of areas throughout the hills yet to explore. My husband and I recently found ourselves each with an appetite in […]



Up to the Top at Dinosaur Park

By • Aug 25th, 2013 • Category: Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

My children and I set out to meet some friends in the early afternoon on Thursday at one of their favorite spots, Dinosaur Park.  It first opened in 1936 and was one of the area’s first attractions.  Clearly it has become both a local and a tourist favorite destination. We arrived and found the silhouette […]



Storybook Island – The place “Where Magic Happens”

By • Aug 22nd, 2013 • Category: Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure

Storybook Island is and has been a local and traveler favorite for years.  Tourists get a taste of the local hotspot when they visit, but for locals it is a landmark and defining characteristic of the community, bringing families together in a land of fantasy for years. Storybook Island is supported by donations from the […]