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Stargazing

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

With the lack of light pollution, western South Dakota has a large number of fantastic stargazing spots. Drive five minutes outside of any of the Black Hill’s s...
RockClimbing

Rock Climbing in the Black Hills

With the many varieties of rock formations in the area, the Black Hills are an ideal destination for both beginning and experienced rock climbers. The Black Hil...
Spearfish Canyon

The Wonders of Spearfish Canyon

Hiking opportunities are plentiful throughout the Black Hills, but Spearfish Canyon has some of the absolute best trails in the area, as well as bubbling streams, majestic waterfalls, and dense forest. Most of the canyon is on public land within the ...
Rodeo

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—...
Mini Golf

Miniature Golf in the Black Hills

Getting your children to be active can be difficult, but mini golf makes sports more fun! It is a great activity that the whole family will enjoy. Make sure to check out the five best courses in the area!   Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf Lear...
Mount Moriah

Mount Moriah Cemetery

Many early residents of Deadwood were buried at Mt. Moriah or at its predecessor, the Ingleside Cemetery, down the hill to the left of the present cemetery. ...
Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located near Custer, South Dakota, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest recorded cave system in the nation - 181 miles - behind only the appropriately...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting stories about life in the American West. In the spring of 1874, at the fifteen, Philip left Scot...
Hunting

Hunting in the Black Hills

The vast array of wildlife in the Black Hills attracts tourists and hunters alike. This area has many unique hunting experiences like bison in Custer State Park...