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Fishing

5 Fishing Spots in the Hills

Lakes in the Black Hills are stuffed full of brown and rainbow trout, walleye, perch, and crappies. With the variety and abundance of fish, the natural beauty o...
Boating

Boating in the Black Hills

Between Black Hills National Forest and the surrounding National and State Parks, a mountain lake, reservoir or river is waiting for your self-propelled or moto...
Cycling

Biking in the Black Hills

Try the Rapid City bike path. Crossing Rapid City from west to east, this concrete trail meanders through a neatly-groomed greenway alongside Rapid Creek. This greenway and park system were created as a lasting memorial to the 238 lives lost to a fla...
Beer Cheering

Grab a Drink in the Black Hills

The Black Hills has experienced a boom in craft beer over the past decade and is now a top destination for visiting breweries. Nothing beats sipping on a cold c...
Wine Kissing

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 ...
Mammoth Site

Two Days in South Dakota: Fossil Frenzy

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed South Dakota. Today, the only dinosaurs that remain are fossils and replicas, but the Black Hills have become a mecca for dinosaur-lovers around the world. Hit the highlights with this two-day itinerary! Da...
Crazy Horse Memorial

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 Missle

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...
Mammoth Site

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 Dakota’s greatest treasures. The site was found to contain the largest concentration of Col...
Bridge Black Hills

Scenic Drives in the Hills

Wind your way through the Spearfish Canyon to see waterfalls and flowing streams and the Needles Highway full of granite spires found in Custer State Park. Then...