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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Milestones

1936 Clarence “Pappy” Hoel purchases Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club was formed. 1938 The first Blac...

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally…Are You Ready?

Clarence "Pappy" Hoel, a Sturgis motorcycle shop owner, founded the Jackpine Gypsy Motorcycle Club, one of the first motorcycle clubs sanctioned in America. Today the Jackpine Gypsies have members throughout the United States and have sponsored mo...

Welcome to Hill City

While the "Heart of the Hills" was once referred to as "a town with a church on each end and a mile of Hell in between," the activities of Hill City have tamed ...

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...

Rock Climbing in the Black Hills

With the many varieties of rock formations in the area, the Black Hills are an ideal destination for both beginning and experienced rock climbers. The Black Hills region has been featured in several climbing magazines as a hidden oasis for climbers. ...

Black Hills Wildlife: Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs are a type of ground squirrel found in North America. Adults usually grow to be 12 to 16 inches long and weigh between one and four pounds. Wild pr...

The Wonders of Spearfish Canyon

Hiking opportunities are plentiful throughout the Black Hills, but Spearfish Canyon has some of the absolute best trails in the area, as well as bubbling stream...

It’s All Happening at Main Street Square

Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is the unofficial community gathering place. Shops like Alternative Fuel Coffee House, The Silver Lining Creamery, and Who’s Toy House all line around the square. Abstract sculptures sur...

Our State Sport

This year, break your family out of the city routine for an All-American cowboy experience while you are on vacation. Saddle up the horses and get to the rodeo—...