Arts/Museums

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

With the lack of light pollution, western South Dakota has a large number of fantastic stargazing spots. Drive five minutes outside of any of the Black Hill’s s...

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Many early residents of Deadwood were buried at Mt. Moriah or at its predecessor, the Ingleside Cemetery, down the hill to the left of the present cemetery. ...

Mayor E.B. Farnum

In the plot lines of the HBO series Deadwood, the character of E. B. Farnum is portrayed by actor William Sanderson as a conniving, spineless pawn to the vile a...

The Tradition Continues: Black Hills Gold

Originating from a legend, Black Hills Gold Jewelry has ultimately become one of the Black Hills region's most recognized and collectible products. The familiar...

Thirsty for Local Flavor

WINE The wineries located in and around the Hills provide the perfect excuse for vacationers to explore something other than the typical—which is exactly what ...

A Night at Central States Fair

Rapid City’s Central States Fair is held from August 18 through 27 this year at the fairgrounds, and will entertain thousands of people from young to old. But n...

A.W. Merrick

Unfortunately, there is not much information available about Deadwood’s first newspaperman Albert W. Merrick (portrayed by Jeffrey Jones in HBO’s DEADWOOD). ...

Families Climb Crazy Horse Memorial

On June 3 and 4, hikers took the opportunity to see Crazy Horse’s head up close up during the 10K walk. Over 9,000 hikers took on the 6.2 mile hike start...

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Even South Dakota played its part in the Cold War by building the Minuteman Missile Site. Operating from 1963 to the early 1990s, there were 15 launch control f...

The Mammoth Site

For centuries the bones lay buried until discovered by chance in 1974. While excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South D...