Family Events

Our State Sport

This year, break your family out of the city routine for an All-American cowboy experience while you are on vacation. Saddle up the horses and get to the rodeo—...

Horseback Riding in the Black Hills

By Kelsey Sinclair Experience the Black Hills by horseback like explorers and cowboys did centuries ago. These riding camps will teach you everything you need ...

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...

ATV Riding in the Black Hills

The Black Hills National Forest has 600 miles of trails for ATV riding, so this area is the best in the Black Hills for riders. It also has 347 miles of trail s...

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 r...

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 ...

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...

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...
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Annual Oglala Nation Powwow & Rodeo

Lakota dancers spin, swirl, and tap their way through the powwow–or wacipi in Lakota–to win prizes, honor their culture, and show off their colorful, heavily de...