How To Experience Winter In Our Parks and Monuments

Winter at our area parks and monuments brings on entirely different experiences compared to the warmer months. With fewer crowds and a stillness settling over the area, it’s the perfect time to explore at your pace. Here’s a few reasons why our parks and monuments are worth exploring in the winter:…

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The Perks Of Keeping Your ‘Destination’ Convention Local

Imagination can run wild without your meeting plans having to – and you don’t have to travel far to unleash it. Treat your attendees to a ‘destination’ convention or meeting experience right here in the Black Hills. Take advantage of the many perks that make Rapid City meetings unforgettable…

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Winter Fun In Custer State Park

Rapid City winters always seem to have a bad reputation when it comes to visitors. While yes, we occasionally get snow, lower temps, and ice, there are also beautiful days during this season that you could be outside hiking in a short sleeve shirt. For that reason, and fewer people out exploring…

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Wildlife Encounters, Breathtaking Views And A Backwoods Theatre

Not a day goes by during a Rapid City and Black Hills vacation that isn’t full of surreal adventures. I’m not talking about a quick café breakfast followed by a trip to the zoo and then some shopping, although that can be fun too. I’m talking about being immersed in a location so spectacular that…

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Why You Should Stop At Lost Cabin Beer Co.

One look into the rustic, open atmosphere of the beloved Lost Cabin Beer Co. and it’s hard not to immediately feel at home. Locals and visitors alike can’t get enough of the space, the brand, or most importantly, the beer. But many people don’t know the story of this brewery, the people behind it…

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Who’s Ready For A Boot Scootin’ Good Time?

Even I, who owns no boots, am ready for the good times that take place during South Dakota’s second largest event – the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo®. Here’s a fun fact for you, South Dakota’s official sport is rodeo. That means we know how to do them right and this event is proof of that. For…

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When You're In The Right Place, Every Adventure Is Epic

Routines and responsibilities, this is not your day. Summer was made for escape and free-range adventuring! On vacation in Rapid City, trails, climbs and streams are dependable escape routes, taking you into the heart of South Dakota’s adventure country. With ten major parks and monuments nearby…

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When Will The Crazy Horse Carving Be Finished?

It’s the most common question asked by visitors and even locals when it comes to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress. The carving of Crazy Horse Memorial® started 75 years ago in the Black Hills and work continues to this day. There are numerous reasons for the slow evolution if this…

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Western South Dakota Wildlife And Awesome Ways To View Them

The mountainous terrain, rolling grasslands, and eroding buttes of Western South Dakota are surprising enough for visitors, but even more so is the abundance of wildlife that call it home. You can fill your whole vacation seeking out the critters of our area, and the best part is wildlife adventures…

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