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Visit the North Pole in the Black Hills

Once a year, the Black Hills between Keystone & Hill City are magically transformed into the North Pole. Santa takes a break from his work and planning to cast a spell over the Black Hills Central Railroad and even makes an appearance on all of the Holiday Express routes.

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Photo Tips: In a Winter Wonderland

My personal photography slows down in the winter time, but my camera (and gloves) are always close by. Sure the flowers are gone and the colors muted, but there is a unique beauty that only winter can offer—as unique as a snowflake. (Cheesy, I know.)

Ringneck Roundup

Pheasant, grouse, and partridge hunting season is officially open now through January 7, 2018, across the state of South Dakota. And while it’s common knowledge that our pheasant numbers are way below last year, as well as the 10-year average, our best hunting may be yet to come.

Hike and a Pint

Exploring Black Hills Breweries, One Hike at a Time

Thanksgiving in the Black Hills: Alternatives to the Black Friday Fray

Ah, Thanksgiving: turkey, dressing, pie, family, and football. But you have the whole weekend—what else are you going to do? (Other than getting up at 4 a.m.

Trail of Stones & Bones

You don’t have to be a “Rock Hound” or a “Bone Collector” to be fascinated by all the displays and discoveries of “stones and bones” here in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. Our trail begins in the Northern town of Lemmon, SD.

The Belle Fourche PumpkinFest

Gather up your little ghosts and goblins and head to Belle Fourche for PumpkinFest—taking place this Saturday! The Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center and the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on the first of what is hoped to be an annual event.

Rolling Over Rocks in the Black Hills

If you’re looking for some excitement in the Black Hills, bring your Rock-Crawler and roll over some mighty big rocks! What’s a “Rock-Crawler”? I’m glad you asked! I’m certainly not an expert, but there are those here that are.

Deadweird - It's How Deadwood Does Halloween

Come celebrate Halloween in Deadwood! Deadweird is a little crazy, a little spooky, and a WHOLE lot of fun! Make plans to attend the 5th annual Monster Ball on Friday, Oct.

The Search for Poet's Table

The best time for adventure was yesterday. The next best is now. Gas up the car, load up the kids, slip on the hiking boots, and set sail for the timeless Black Hills. When planning vacations, the Black Hills always torch their way into a top ten list.