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Take a Hike: Community Caves

If you've ever been to Spearfish Canyon, you know there are plenty of great hiking trails. Some are popular, while others are off the beaten path. This hike fa...

Take a Hike: Skyline Wilderness Trail

If you've ever been told to "take a hike," you might have responded defensively. Or, if you're like us, you've simply laced up your hiking boots and hit the tr...

Black Hills Artist Feature: Scott Jacobs

A move to Deadwood has been a great decision for the Jacobs family. Originally from New Jersey, Scott Jacobs was declared the first official licensed Harely-Davidson artist in 1993. With the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, Scott’s artwork has ...

Black Hills Artist Feature: Dick Termes

Spearfish native Dick Termes gained fame in the 1970s-80s when he created the artistic, brightly-colored globes known as “termespheres.” Having designed more t...

Ghosts of the Hotel Alex Johnson

The Hotel Alex Johnson looms over the Rapid City skyline like a hulking giant, its iconic red sign visible for miles. The hotel has attracted visitors from around the world since opening its doors in 1928, a guest list that has included tourist...

Can Gold Still Be Found in Deadwood?

The Black Hills Gold Rush brought hordes of prospectors and settlers to the Black Hills. As more and more people flocked to the area, towns were founded overni...

The Black Hills Gold Rush

The Black Hills Gold Rush began in 1874, when Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led a group of over 1,000 men from Fort Abraham Lincoln in the Dakota ...
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Three Little-Known Tales from Rapid City’s Early Days

Whether you're visiting Rapid City for the first time or have lived here your entire life, there are some fascinating chapters in our town's history that aren't widely known. Some are humorous, others a bit darker...but all are interesting! Here are...

Sharpshooter Daniel Boone May

Daniel Boone May, known as “the fastest gun in the Dakota," protected the Deadwood Stage from outlaws, murderers, and thieves with an iron fist (or, to be more...