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Hit the Jackpot

Hit the jackpot at one of the many casinos in the Black Hills! Deadwood is an oasis for tourists and gamblers alike, with a jaw-dropping 30 casinos now operatin...

Fall Colors and Winter Weather

By Susan Sanders, Rapid City NOAA Office   Sunny, mild days and cool nights are typical during the autumn. Temperatures begin to cool around Labor Day,...

Downhill Winter Fun

The Black Hills has some of the highest peaks this side of the Rockies, making it is a hot spot for downhill and cross country skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Whether at the popular Terry Peak or Mystic Miner, or some of the lesser known...

A Haunted Vacation

By Kelsey Sinclair The modern-day Black Hills is built on the remains of centuries of Wild West, homesteader, and Native American history. Over the many years,...

Paha Sapa – The Black Hills

Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Wild Bill Hickok, George Hearst, Red Cloud, George Armstrong Custer, Homestake, Poker Alice, Gutzon Borglum, Peter Norbeck, Rushmore, Kor...

Lead’s Cultural History

The Sanford Lab states that Lead has been called the richest 100 square miles on the entire planet. During its 126 years of mining, more than 41 million ounces of gold and 9 million ounces of silver were taken from the land at the Homestake Mine. The...

Welcome to Quinn

By Kelsey Sinclair All signs may lead to Wall, but tourists can take a side-trip off the beaten path to the tiny town of Quinn. This no-stoplight kind of town ...

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Milestones

1936 Clarence “Pappy” Hoel purchases Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club was formed. 1938 The first Black Hills Motor Classic was held in Sturgis on August 14th. A race of 9 participants and a s...