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A First-Timer's Winter Experience in the Black Hills & Badlands

Oh, South Dakota. You are a hidden gem that’s just waiting to explode. When the chance came to make my first trip to South Dakota, I was instantly stoked. I turned to my girlfriend, Errin, and said, “Wanna come to South Dakota?”

Must-Haves for a Successful Winter Hiking Experience

Winter is not over yet, but with hints of spring popping up all over the Black Hills, it's still a great time to hit the trails and experience a little winter hiking.

15 Things You Can Only Find in the Black Hills & Badlands

There are thousands of trails (great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATVing), numerous breathtaking views, miles of scenic drives, and hundreds of great places to eat, sleep, and play in the southwest corner of South Dakota.

The Secret to Maximizing Your Vacation Time This Year

“So much to do, so little time.” While the phrase may sound like it perfectly describes our lives, research shows there actually is time.

The Winter Wonderland of the Willow Creek Loop

So far 2018 has already gifted us with a few cold snaps that have left me cuddled up on the couch, binging my nights and weekends away on the latest Netflix shows, and catching up on all the award-nominated movies, all while trying to steer clear of the flu bug.

The Next 60 Years

I’m not quite there yet, but 60 years sure seems like a long time. It's hard to believe, but the Black Hills Stock Show® has been around that long. From the beginning, “the stock show” has promoted just that, stock, as in livestock, but also the strong stock of the people that raise them.

The Skinny on Fat Biking in the Black Hills

As with all things sports related, technology has advanced sports to a new level.

Embark on a Culinary Adventure Through Downtown Rapid City!

Celebrate Downtown's distinctive dining during the third annual Downtown Rapid City Restaurant Week from Friday, Jan. 12 to Saturday, Jan. 20.

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

We're a few days into the new year and I couldn’t be happier. I was completely holiday’d out and was happy to click the “reset” button on the year, complete with a zesty ambition to clear the slate and make a better effort to my usual New Year's Resolutions: 1. Drink More Water, 2.

Update: Custer State Park's Legion Lake Fire

We'd like to take the opportunity to provide an update on an area wildfire that is currently impacting our region. The Legion Lake Fire, which started on Monday morning in Custer State Park, is now estimated to have grown in size to a total of 35,000+ acres as of Wednesday morning.