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Visit Rapid City

Rapid City was founded in 1876 by a group of 11 miners whose pursuit of gold was unsuccessful. They set up camp in a large river valley centrally located betwe...

Visit Spearfish

Located at the mouth of scenic Spearfish Canyon, the town of Spearfish was named after the creek where Native Americans "speared" fish. While other Black Hills...

Visit Lead

When Fred and Moses Manuel discovered a large vein of gold in a rocky outcropping three miles south of Deadwood in 1876, they had no idea of its significance. ...

Top Stops in Custer

Did you know that Custer is the oldest town in the Black Hills? After traveling through during the Black Hills Expedition with General George Custer in 1874, H...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visit Keystone

Like many Black Hills communities, Keystone was established as a mining community during the Black Hills Gold Rush. Gold, mica, tin, feldspar, a...

Visit Hill City

Hill City originally attracted gold miners when it was founded in 1876 but had better luck with tin in the 1880s, and later, the railroad industry. Once notori...

Best Places to View Fireworks

Every 4th of July, we celebrate America's independence with barbecues, parades, picnics, and more. Nothing brings out that patriotic spirit more than a festive...

Wild Bill Days: A Spectacle to Be Seen

Full of wild western tales and legends, Deadwood is home to many famous and infamous characters throughout time. Established in the late 19th century, this cit...