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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 […]



Keep your boots handy, winter is almost here!

By • Dec 11th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

Many of us will recall Mother Nature’s trick on us in early September as the Black Hills received a couple (or more) inches of snow. I, like many, was not thrilled when I looked out my window that morning to see the icy, white powder covering my car and lawn. However, for some, winter could […]



Get iced up for some winter fun!

By • Dec 7th, 2014 • Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure

We all know that there is an abundance of activities that take place during the summer in the Black Hills. But, many don’t know of all the fun snow competitions and events that are put on during the winter season. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular activities to sink your boots […]



Discovering the Christmas Spirit in Hill City

By • Dec 4th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

The limited storage spaces within my tiny 2-bedroom apartment are filled to the brim with Rubbermaid totes and cardboard boxes; carefully stacked and aligned in perfect position like a game of Tetris. Each one is proudly labeled by the holiday decorations packed tightly within: “4th of July,” “Valentines Day,” “St. Patrick’s Day,” and so on… […]



NYE 2015

By • Nov 30th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

The New Year will soon be at our doorsteps and what better way to celebrate it than joining in on the fun in the Black Hills! There are all kinds of events happening from music, fireworks displays, games, gambling and so much more! Take your pick from below to see how you will welcome in […]



Holiday Fun in the Black Hills

By • Nov 23rd, 2014 • Category: Events

Winter’s chill is manifesting itself a little more each day as we make our way into official fireplace and festive latté time of year.  What goes best with this change of seasons? Enter the Black Hills & Badlands’ winter calendar of events.  There’s no better time to get in the holiday spirit than at one […]



World-Renowned Lakota Artist Showcase

By • Nov 6th, 2014 • Category: Culture, Events

Arthur Amiotte, World-Renowned Native Artist, Will Cover the Walls of The Heritage Center with Lakota History through December. The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School is hosting world-renowned Lakota artist, Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition, Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014. The Heritage Center’s exhibit, located on the Pine […]



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 […]



Experience the Haunting of Keystone –– If You Dare!

By • Oct 19th, 2014 • Category: Attractions, Events

With Halloween right around the corner, haunted houses are not too hard to find. The Black Hills are home to many historic and haunted buildings, and while I normally don’t go looking to be scared, I figured I would get into the spirit of the season and check out the Haunting of Keystone. As you […]



Big & Rich FREE special performance Sunday, Oct. 19 in Deadwood

By • Oct 16th, 2014 • Category: Events

Big & Rich FREE special performance Sunday, Oct. 19 in Deadwood Performance to be part of televised taping Big & Rich are headed back to Deadwood. The famed country duo will perform on the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage Sunday, Oct. 19, as part of a live taping for an upcoming television series. The event is free, and organizers […]