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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...

The Story of Keystone

Following the 1876 discovery of placer gold in Battle Creek, just east of present-day Keystone, a settlement named Harney (for the nearby mountain) was establis...

Journey through the Hills by Train

Are you ready to take a journey through the Black Hills by Train? Then you can't miss the 1880 Train that ventures between Hill City and Keystone. The first...

48 Hours in the Black Hills

The Black Hills are an explorer's paradise. From rugged granite cliffs and ponderosa pine forests to pristine lakes, quaint communities, and abundant wildlife,...

Inside Mount Rushmore’s Hall of Records

Mount Rushmore is an iconic American landmark and South Dakota's most popular tourist attraction, yet many people don't realize it contains a hidden chamber th...

Family-Friendly Day Trips

With summer in full swing, many families are planning vacations. That isn't always possible when you have little ones at home—finances, lack of PTO, and having...
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...
George Bush

President Bush Comes to Mt. Rushmore

President George W. Bush paid a visit to the Shrine of Democracy of Mount Rushmore on August 15, 2002. During a nearly 45 minute speech, the president covered a...

Crazy Horse Memorial

Almost 70 years ago Lakota (Sioux) Chief Henry Standing Bear asked Korczak Ziolkowski to create a monument of Crazy Horse in the sacred Black Hills. Today, you ...
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Wildlife in the Black Hills

The greater Black Hills area is wonderfully abundant in wildlife, and even more remarkable in the amount of public access allowed for viewing creatures in their...