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Belted Kingfisher

Birdwatching in the Black Hills

With the abundance of wildlife and wilderness in the Black Hills, it is an ideal destination for birdwatching. The state has nine national wildlife refuges, six...
Horseback Riding

Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding

Looking for a little exercise on this vacation? You've come to the right place. The Black Hills area provides unlimited hiking, biking,  camping, climbing, and ...
Hiking badlands

Top 5 Hiking Trails in Badlands National Park

A South Dakota adventure is not complete without exploring the awe-inspiring Badlands National Park. Millions of years ago, ancient animals like early horses, rhinos, saber-tooth cats, and alligators called the Badlands home. Native Americans h...
George Custer Feat

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was born to Emanuel Henry Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, on December 5th, 1839. George o...
Geology

Black Hills and Badlands Geology

The unique and varied landscapes of the Black Hills and Badlands region are a geology student’s dream. The following is a general overview of the four geologic formations that make up the Black Hills region. Examples of these formations are evident i...
Geocaching

Find Your Treasure: Geocaching

Ready to find some treasure? Using coordinates found online, geocachers search for treasure caches containing an odd assortment of items like jewelry, keychains...
Chuckwagon Meal

Now Taste This

The maxim ”eat, drink, and be merry” is especially useful when on vacation. If you’re a die-hard foodie, some things should just be tasted right from the source...
Orman Dam Sunset

Rocky Point Recreation Area

During the long and hot days of summer, Belle Fourche locals head to the lake! Visitors don’t have to go all the way to Sheridan Lake to have a blast, as this reservoir has 8,000 acres of water surface and is open to plenty of activities, such as fis...
BH Gold

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...