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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...
Fair with Kids

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...
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 facilities that controlled 150 missile silos holding Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic M...
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 D...
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...
Fishing

Fishing in the Black Hills

The history of fish species and fishing in the Black Hills is actually quite different than what one might expect. Fishing is a popular seasonal activity along the waters of the Black Hills for visitors and natives alike. Of the 22 reservoirs in t...
Fossil Hunting

Get Your Hands Dirty

PaleoAdventures is one of the highest rates tours in the Black Hills, and for good reason; on these tours, guests learn paleontology dig techniques and then par...