Hobbit Treehouse Living in the Black Hills of South Dakota ByMike|Nov 17th, 2015|Category:Attractions, Discoveries
Deep in the Black Hills, five miles down Boulder Canyon from historic Deadwood and 16 feet above the forest floors, awaits one of Middle-Earth’s more unique vacation stays. Only here exists a Hobbit-inspired treehouse whose amazing craftsmanship, that while it may be worlds away from the Shire, can almost lead one to expect Bilbo or Frodo […]
Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Galena, SD ByMike|Nov 5th, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries
Galena, South Dakota is another of the little boom towns in the Black Hills that sprang up during the 1876 gold rush that are now called ghost towns. Galena today is where the echoes of life long ago live harmoniously with the apparitions of a few families still calling this place home.
Hiking the “Limestone Canyon Loop” at Wind Cave National Park ByMichael Zimny|Oct 27th, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure, Photography
The cave park’s overland trails are a seldom seen high prairie paradise. If you’re anything like me, sometimes you feel like a Black Hills hike a little lighter on the granite and pondos, heavier on the ochre-fringed, undulant hills. If that’s the case, you’ll do well to look south to Wind Cave National Park, the […]
The Black Hills’ Best Ghost Tours ByAlicia|Oct 20th, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries, Events
Halloween is next week, but you can celebrate the holiday any day (or night) of the year by taking a brave tour of one of the spooky hotels, bone-chilling neighborhoods, or haunted cemeteries in the Black Hills. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you! Ghostly stories certainly linger year-round in the Black Hills, and local […]
Wild West Songwriter’s Festival – More Than Music ByKatrina Salitros|Oct 11th, 2015|Category:Discoveries, Events
This past weekend, Deadwood had its Fourth Annual Wild West Songwriter's Festival, which brought in some of the best talent from Nashville and beyond!
Hiking the Grizzly Norbeck ByMichael Zimny|Oct 10th, 2015|Category:Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure, Photography
So you’ve done Harney Peak and you want to dive deeper into the Black Elk Wilderness. And you prefer a loop because… who doesn’t? While there are no stand-alone loop hikes in the BEW (though there is one short loop — Willow Creek — in the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve) you do have a couple design-your-own […]
Community Caves: Short (And Steep!) ByAlicia|Sep 24th, 2015|Category:Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure
Above the treetops and limestone walls of Spearfish Canyon rests a hidden wonderland of beauty and awe. Community Caves, also known as Wildcat Caverns, is less than a half-mile from the road below, but don’t let the length fool you. The hike to Community Caves in Spearfish Canyon is moderately strenuous because of its steep […]
All Aboard – The 1880 Train! ByKatrina Salitros|Sep 20th, 2015|Category:Attractions, Discoveries, Events
Imagine yourself immersed in the immaculate beauty of the Black Hills while riding on a vintage steam train like the ones that helped settle the great American West. As you glide through the wilderness on this renovated train, the breeze is wistfully blowing past you, views of Harney Peak and wildlife can be seen nearby, […]
Finding Black Hills Ghost Towns – Spokane, SD ByMike|Sep 10th, 2015|Category:Discoveries, Photography
Spokane, founded in 1890 to extract precious gold, the mine actually produced much more with other metals like silver, copper, zinc, mica and graphite to name a few, is a now one of the Black Hills ghost towns one can easily find.
Labor Day Camping in the Black Hills ByRobin EH. Bagley|Sep 1st, 2015|Category:Culture, Discoveries, Outdoor Adventure
It’s the last hurrah of summer, Labor Day Weekend. The time when we hit the lake, the campground, and enjoy our last ice cream cones before digging out the sweaters and stocking up on Halloween candy. Of course, if you’re industrious you could clean the garage, paint the house or dust your salt-and-pepper shaker collection, […]