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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Unique Artists Contributing To Rapid City’s Outstanding Art Scene

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe Rapid City’s art scene presents a mixture of modern, contemporary, abstract, and so much more. Get to know a few of the passionate people behind the art in our city…

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Trip Worthy Events To Attend This Fall In Rapid City, SD

It's not easy to narrow down Rapid City area events into a short list. There are so many unique gatherings worth attending. However, if you're looking to attend events that are special to our area, these are the ones I would consider (in no particular order). Each one would add some pretty…

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Top Things To Do During Your Stay In Downtown Rapid City

There are many ways to describe Downtown Rapid City. Some say it’s the classic small-town America feel, some say it’s vibrant with activities, but the best phrase is “it will surprise you”. Downtown Rapid City is home to some of the best things to do in Rapid City, so dedicate some time during your…

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Top Picks For Outdoor Adventure At 9 Parks & Monuments

Surrounded by surreal parks, monuments, memorials and places to play – when it comes to big outdoor adventures, Rapid City has them. Pack your active wear and get ready to enjoy the best of our area with these top picks for adventure! 1. WALK THE PRESIDENTIAL TRAIL AT MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL…

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Top 5 Trails Within 30 Minutes of Rapid City

One of the most wonderful things about being in Rapid City is the easy access our city offers to excellent hiking experiences. Here are some of my favorite hikes within approximately 30 minutes of Rapid City. 1. Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Trails Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park is the” choose your…

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