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EXPLORING THE BLACK HILLS FOR THE LAST 31 YEARS FALL / WINTER 2015

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Custer State Park - US Hwy 385 Rainbow Hills Gift Shop - 140 Mt. Rushmore Rd. Southern Hills Publishing - 522 Mt. Rushmore Rd. The Flintstones - Hwy 16 West

DEADWOOD:

1st Souvenir - 696 1/2 Main Street Broken Arrow - 606 Main St

HILL CITY:

Mt. Rushmore KOA - 12620 Hwy 244 Broken Arrow - Main Street

HOT SPRINGS:

Coffee Cup Fuel Stop - 27638 Hwy 385

INTERIOR:

KEYSTONE:

Mt. Rushmore Gift Shop - Mt. Rushmore Mt. Rushmore T-Shirt Co. - 804 Hwy 16A, #7 Black Hills Souvenirs - Main Street Black Hills Gifts & Gold - Main Street Nat’l Presidential Wax Museum - 609 Hwy 16A

RAPID CITY:

Reptile Gardens - 8955 South Highway 16 Dinosaur Park - 940 Skyline Drive

SPEARFISH

Jacket Zone - 617 N Main

WALL:

Broken Arrow - 513 Main Street Wildlife Museum - 531 Main

Cedar Pass Lodge - 20681 SD Hwy 40

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what’s inside 10 It’s All Downhill From Here 12 What’s Happening 16 Scenic Drives and Outdoor Adventure 18 Mount Rushmore National Memorial 20 Custer State Park 22 Crazy Horse Memorial 26 What’d You Bring Me?

38 Rapid City Downtown and All Around 40 Keystone At the Base of Mt. Rushmore 40 Custer Surrounded by Adventure 41 Hill City Art, Galleries and Wineries

30 Local Flavors & Flights Tasting Rooms and Brew Pubs

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44 Deadwood Entertaining Since 1876

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46 Lead 46 Sturgis 48 Spearfish The City and the Canyon 50 Along the Way Travel Tools 55 Black Hills Dining Guide 56 Black Hills Coupons 60 Advertiser Index Maps 6 Black Hills, South Dakota

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If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding you will have to check out Terry Peak and Ski Mystic Deer Mountain. Both resorts offer a variety of slopes and trails for every experience level, making way for fun the whole family can appreciate. Terry Peak sports a summit over 7,100 feet and is the highest ski and board area east of the Rockies. This resort features over 20 miles of trails on groomed slopes and offers its riders access to three high-speed detachable quad chairlifts. Ski Mystic Deer Mountain’s 850-foot vertical drop and over 40 different mountain trails gives way to 360-degree views of the majestic

snow-covered hills. In addition to multiple paths of downhill excitement, the resort also has a Zero Gravity Tube Park with a 1,000-foot tube lift. Powdered with snow and so many picturesque sights to see, you can explore thousands of acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the Black Hills by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. All of the abandoned railroad grades, logging roads, fire trails, and miles of meadow proved access to some beautiful remote areas. Snowmobiling in the Black Hills offers some of the best action in the nation, according to Snowmobile.com’s Top 10 Snowmobile Destinations. Ride through over 350 miles of groomed, mapped, and marked trails with stunning scenery. Or, if you’re looking for some off-road opportunities, snowmobilers are welcome to the 1.3 million-acre Black Hills National Forest where unmarked, untouched, powderfilled meadows can be found. Each year, the trails open to snowmobiling on December 15 through March 31. Staff is available to groom the trails every night, and parking is available at trailheads for convenient access to the trails, many of which include pit stops and warming stations. Don’t have your own? No problem! There are snowmobile rentals available when you get here.

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he beauty of the Black Hills come alive when the cold weather comes in and the snow begins to fall. Typically, the highest snowfall gathers in the northern Hills (Deadwood, Lead, and Spearfish) with an average of 150 inches each year. Combine that with the brisk air averaging in the mid-20s and you’ve got a great mix for some winter adventures.


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What’s Happening Enjoy all of the events, parades, and festivals held throughout the Black Hills during the fall and winter months.

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OCTOBER

1–12 Legends in Light, Crazy Horse Memorial 2–3 Oktoberfest, Deadwood 1-31 Pumpkin Bog Fest, Prairie Berry, Hill City 3 Bierborse, Main Street Square, Rapid City 4 Run Crazy Horse 26.2 • 13.1, Crazy Horse Memorial 7–10 Western Junior 4-H Livestock Show, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City 8–10 Wild West Songwriters Festival, Deadwood 9–11 Black Hills PowWow, Civic Center, Rapid City 12 Native Americans’ Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 12

16–19 RCKC Dog Show, Civic Center, Rapid City 18 Americana Music Festival, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City 20 Korczak Ziolkowski Remembrance Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 23–24 Halloween Night Hike, Custer State Park 23–31 Chamber’s Crypt Haunted House, Sturgis 30-31 Deadweird, Deadwood 31 Scare in the Square, Main Street Square, Rapid City

NOVEMBER

7-9 Veteran’s Appreciation Weekend, Deadwood 6-7 Girlfriend’s Weekend, Hill City 7 Brewmaster Dinner, Spearfish Canyon Lodge 11 Veteran’s Day Parade, Rapid City 11 Veteran’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 11 Fee Free Day, National Parks 13 The Goods, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City 14 Pro Roughstock Series 2015, Civic Center, Rapid City


1880 Train, Hill City Nov. 27, 28 Dec. 12, 19, 20, 23 Experience the magic as you take a journey to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to board the train. Each child will get the chance to meet Santa and receive a small Christmas gift. Enjoy holiday cheer with the whole family and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Reservations required. 21 50th Annual Buffalo Auction, Custer State Park 21 Victorian Christmas, Keystone 27 Olde Tyme Hill City Christmas Parade and Dickens Celebration, Hill City 27–12/31 Christmas Nights of Lights, Storybook Island, Rapid City 27 Holiday Express, 1880 Train, Hill City 28 Holiday Celebration and Winter Market, Main Street Square, Rapid City 28 Festival of Lights Parade, Downtown, Rapid City

DECEMBER

4, 11, 18 Noon Holiday Concert, Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City 5-6 Fezziwig Festival, Prairie Berry, Hill City 5 Christmas Parade, Custer 9 Lorie Line Concert, 25th Anniversary Christmas Special, Rapid City 12, 19, 20, 23 Holiday Express, 1880 Train, Hill City 16-19 Lakota Nation Invitational Tournament, Civic Center, Rapid City 31 Downtown Countdown, Main Street Square, Rapid City

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Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City Dec. 5-6 Attend the 12th annual Fezziwig festival the first weekend in December for local wine, delicious food, and a Dickens-inspired setting that would put even Scrooge in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the open-house style event with entertainment and kick off your holidays with a night to remember.

JANUARY

2-4 Fire & Ice Team Roping, Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City 2 Northern Hills Miss Sturgis Pageant, Sturgis 3 Extreme Indoor Enduro, Civic Center, Rapid City 10 Game Lodge Snowshoe Hike, 1:00 p.m., Peter Norbeck Visitor Center, Custer State Park

16 West River Basketball Tournament, Civic Center, Rapid City 22-23 ISOC Deadwood Snocross Shootout, Deadwood 23 Extreme Indoor Enduro, Civic Center, Rapid City 29-30 Mardi Gras Celebration, Deadwood

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29-31 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo, Rapid City

FEBRUARY

1-7 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo, Rapid City 12-14 Northern Plains Ultimate Outdoor Expo, Civic Center, Rapid City 13-15 Northern Plains Ultimate Outdoor Expo, Civic Center, Rapid City 14 Lover’s Leap Snowshoe Hike, Peter Norbeck Visitor Center, Custer State Park 21 Ice Fishing Program, Stockade Lake, Custer State Park 26-27 SDHSAA State Wrestling Tournament, Civic Center, Rapid City

MARCH

7 Sylvan Lake Snowshoe Hike, Sylvan Lake General Store, Custer State Park 18-19 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Deadwood 17-19 SDHSAA State A Boys Basketball Tournament, Civic Center, Rapid City

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City Jan. 29-Feb. 7 This winter, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will again be transformed into the likes of a barn with over a thousand tons of dirt and miles of steel fencing for the 58th annual Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. South Dakota’s second largest event includes a diverse offering of family entertainment. Attendees will get to enjoy worldclass riders and local talent competing in multiple events along with hundreds of vendors lined up outside the arena.

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Scenic Drives and Outdoor Adventure Great trails, challenging climbs, and beautiful views, the Hills offer a true outdoor adventure.

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he great outdoors of the Black Hills are characterized by spectacular views of towering rock formations, rolling prairies, and beautiful lakes, cliffs, and gorges that offer a unique wilderness experience that is second to none. Although there are many beautiful drives in the Black Hills, two are designated as National Scenic Byways. The Spearfish Canyon Byway runs through its namesake valley and other scenic parts of the northern Hills with the canyon walls painted in an infinite variety of colors. And then there is the 70-mile Peter Norbeck Byway that will take you through the rugged areas of the 71,000-plus acres of Custer State Park. This scenic drive offers picturesque scenery of foliage dusted with snow giving way to breathtaking views. Be sure to check weather

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reports for update road conditions. Mountain biking trails pass through mountainous areas, logging roads and former railroads, covering hundreds of miles throughout the Black Hills. The most famous trail, Centennial Trail, also known as Trail No. 89, is a 111-mile route for the more advanced that stretches from near Bear Butte State Park near Sturgis to the Wind Cave National Park near Hot Springs. The trail offers views of cliffs, canyons, and Mount Rushmore along the way. The George S. Mickelson Trail stretches 109 miles and contains 15 trailheads. Cyclists share the road with hikers and horseback riders, and the trail passes through tunnels and wooded areas, and over bridges. The trail is suitable for all fitness levels. A fee is required to use the trail, and self-service machines sell passes at all of the trailheads. Rapid City offers a 13.5-mile trail used for cycling and jogging that winds alongside Rapid Creek.

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GREAT FACES

Be inspired as you come face to face with our country’s rich, monumental history.

Borglum, along with local guides, explored the central Hills to locate a body of granite that would be substantial enough for carving, as well as positioned as to receive proper natural illumination from the south. In the end, Rushmore Mountain near Keystone was chosen for the project. President Calvin Coolidge formally dedicated the project on August 10, 1927, and efforts continued on the carving of Mount Rushmore for the next fourteen years. Borglum faced a multitude of challenges with the sculpture: finances, weather conditions, dealing with cracks and pockets of poor quality rock on the mountain, developing specialized methods for blasting the granite, and devising methods of hoisting the workers and tools safely to the top of the carving. 18

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During the early 1920s, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson first envisioned Old West heroes carved on the granite spires of the Needles. From 1924 to 1925, state officials sought the talent of sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who had been working on a Confederate memorial on Stone Mountain in Georgia. Convinced of the project’s potential in South Dakota, he came to the Black Hills. Borglum decided that four presidents representing the first 150 years of American history would be the most appropriate subjects for carving. He also pronounced the granite of the Needles too fragile for a carving such as he envisioned.


Mount Rushmore’s history is documented in the Lincoln Borglum Museum.

In spite of the difficulties, the likenesses of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln gradually emerged from the mountain. When Borglum died in March of 1941, officials turned the project over to his son, Lincoln, for completion. Due to the escalation of World War II and the lack of funds, the figures were not completed down to their waists as Borglum had originally envisioned. There is no admission fee charged to see the Memorial, as per the wishes of Borglum himself. However, a fee-based system provides convenient parking options: $11 per vehicle and $50 per bus, assessed to offset expenses for the construction,

Mount Rushmore was sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum, his son Lincoln Borglum, and over 400 workers from 1927 through 1941.Â

operation and maintenance of the parking facility (no federal funding was used for the new parking and related facilities built in the mid-1990s). A parking permit entitles unlimited entry for non-commercial vehicles throughout the calendar year. Federal passports such as Interagency Annual Pass, Annual Pass-Military, Senior Pass and Access Pass are not applicable at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com 19


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he friendly park staff invites you to come relax, explore, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Undoubtedly, you will see more than just the scenery of the 71 thousand-plus acres of prairie fields, serene lakes, and rugged granite formations. Over the past 90 years, the park has become a model of conservancy and land use with the reintroduction of elk, pronghorn antelope, big horn sheep, and Rocky Mountain goats into the preserve. Along with the other wildlife, 1,300 head of buffalo (American Bison) roam freely throughout Custer State Park. Remember, all these creatures are wild; do not approach them, view the wildlife from a safe distance. Visit a replica of the historic Gordon Stockade, the first gold camp in the Black Hills. Or check out the State Game Lodge, a National Historic Landmark that served as the summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge and visited by Dwight 20

Eisenhower; or tour the cabin that was home to Charles “Badger” Clark, South Dakota’s first poet laureate. Throughout the park, there are rustic buildings built of native pine and stone including the stately Peter Norbeck Visitor Center, named after the founder of the Park. Four stately lodges offer modern comforts, and eight well-maintained campgrounds feature over 330 campsites and 50 camper cabins. All vehicles, except for non-stop, through traffic on Highway US16A, are required to purchase a park entrance license. Temporary licenses are valid for up to 7 days and are $15.00 per vehicle or $10.00 per motorcycle. Annual park entrance licenses are $30.00 for the first vehicle and $15.00 for the second vehicle. You can find more information on fees at www.custerstatepark.com. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com

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ROUNDING UP ADVENTURE


CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

THE DREAM BECOMING REALITY The world’s largest sculpture depicting a Native American icon is in progress today.

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eventy-Six years ago, Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear asked Korczak Ziolkowski to create a monument of Crazy Horse in the sacred Black Hills. Standing up for his people alongside his new friend, Chief Henry Standing Bear shared a message of hope and reconciliation. On June 3, 1948, motioning toward Thunderhead Mountain, he conveyed to those in attendance that the newly-initiated memorial would serve to create cross-cultural understanding and to mend relations between Natives and nonNatives–an especially powerful sentiment coming from a man who spent his entire life working to understand others and educate others about his people and their culture. Today, you can see Standing Bear’s dream becoming a reality with Crazy Horse Memorial–mankind’s largest art project in progress (641-feet-long and 563-feet-high, with a 219-foot-high horse’s head) on U.S. Highway 16/385, 17 miles SW of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Standing Bear had read news reports about a noted New England sculptor and his artistic achievements named Korczak Ziolkowski. Korczak first came to the Black Hills in 1939 to help Gutzon Borglum on Mount Rushmore. Shortly after leaving


there, Korczak entered his Carrara marble portrait, “PADEREWSKI, Study of an Immortal,” to the New York World’s Fair, winning first prize and receiving nationwide news coverage. Standing Bear wrote to Korczak asking him to carve the mountain, requesting the sculptor to build a monument that would “let the white man know the red man has great heroes, also”. These words stuck with Korczak throughout the years, and after serving in WWII, he returned to the Black Hills to fulfil his promise to Standing Bear. He started with chisels and hammers, doing Oglala artist, Orville Francis Salway, Paha Ska painted backbreaking work by hand with his wife the tipi in the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA Ruth by his side every step of the way. with images that depict the vision of the Lakota Holy Man, Black Elk. Ruth was 18 years younger than Korczak, but embraced his dream. She took After Korczak’s passing, Ruth worked care of 10 children–five girls and five boys– the visitors, a dairy, a sawmill and Korczak. tirelessly to continue the work on the Following his death at age 74 in 1982, Ruth Mountain, the Museum and the University. Korczak’s vision had extended beyond took on Korczak’s monumental task of carving the mountain. He planned a continuing the dream. She was supported museum, a university and a medical by an enthusiastic staff, business-savvy training center for the Indian people of board of directors of the non-profit North America. The INDIAN MUSEUM foundation and a growing international OF NORTH AMERICA® is one of the group of friends that help support the finest Indian Museums in the mid-west Memorial who are called Storytellers. and is still growing–while the University Crazy Horse’s face was finished in 1998 takes its own strides. under Ruth’s supervision, giving lasting human form in granite to what was once In 1978, Korczak began a scholarship just a lofty dream. program with just $250 to start the educational portion of the dream. As of this year the Crazy Horse Memorial When visiting Crazy Horse Memorial you will see: Foundation scholarship fund has grown tremendously, and in 2014 has awarded •T  he 40,000-square-foot Welcome Center. This is where the storytelling begins, in two over $2 million dollars in scholarships to theaters showing the must-see “Dynamite Native American students in South Dakota. & Dreams” DVD. Ruth saw the INDIAN UNIVERSITY •T  HE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA , the visitor complex and the scale models OF NORTH AMERICA® summer for work on the mountain. program to fruition. In 2010, the INDIAN • The new Mountain Museum that focuses UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA® on the mountain carving. held its first summer program, and the fifth • The Native American Educational & Cultural Center, where American Indian artists and class of 32 students completed the program artisans create their work and visit with in August of 2014. They earn 12 college the guests. credits, work an internship at the Memorial For more information on Crazy Horse Memorial: and get a jump-start on college and begin www.crazyhorsememorial.org (605) 673-4681 making their dreams come true. ®

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The INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® is home to over 115 tribal flags and 1000’s of artifacts.

Ruth passed away on May 21, 2014 at the age of 87 leaving the Ziolkowski children to continue the dream. Today, sisters Monique and Jadwiga oversee the progress on the Mountain Carving and complex, along with other family members and the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation board. Crazy Horse looks out across the landscape with his hand pointing to the sacred Black Hills saying, “My lands are Philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford where my dead lie buried.” Working hard pledged $10 million to the Memorial to finish the work on Crazy Horse’s hand provided that Crazy Horse friends match his gift, which will then become $20 million and horse’s mane, the Mountain Crew continues to drill and hand carve the to further work on the hand and horse’s Mountain – protecting the finish-grade head. People from throughout the world are helping to achieve the goal, some with a surface. dollar and some with very large gifts. All are very much appreciated and will accelerate To find out more visit the work on the mountain. www.blackhillsvisitor.com

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World’s Largest Mountain Carving in Progress INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER® Mountain Carving Room Sculptor’s Studio Home & Workshop American Indian Artists & Performers (in season)

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What’d You Bring Me? From boutiques and gift shops located in historic buildings, to modern malls and specialty stores, find special pieces to remember your trip to the Black Hills.

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hances are you heard “bring me back a souvenir!” before you left home, and you know you want to bring home a special memento for yourself and your family. Either way, buying souvenirs while on vacation comes down to finding pieces that are meaningful to you and tell a story. With that in mind, stroll into the boutiques, the gift shops, and the specialty stores of the small-town downtowns. Of course you get T-shirts and trinkets, but keep on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind piece that will remind you of your trip—of the good times you had here and of the essence of the Black Hills. 26

The handmade Native American Indian pottery, drums, beadwork, and art are just a few unique cultural items to consider. Several art galleries and museum shops house works from both local and national artists. Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries in downtown Rapid City features the finest collection of Native American art, crafts, books, music, and cultural artifact reproductions. Perhaps that keepsake will be a piece of Black Hills Gold Jewelry. By Federal mandate, this style of jewelry must be manufactured in the Black Hills of South Dakota in order to carry the name “Black Hills Gold Jewelry.” The manufacturers of Black Hills Gold Jewelry produce a diverse selection of pieces based upon the original design of rose, green, and yellow gold in the grapes and leaves pattern. Today, gifted designers creatively add gemstones including diamonds, sapphires, and aquamarine that transform these simple elements into beautiful, artful styles that will


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Sioux Pottery is made from the red clay of the Black Hills of South Dakota—sacred to the Lakota Native American People. Each piece of handmade pottery is crafted by Sioux Indian artists and decorated with the designs and symbols important to their Lakota culture.

provide a lasting memory of your visit to the Black Hills. For a vintage memento, the Black Hills has many large and small antique shops. Create your own “Antiques Roadshow” while you’re in a local downtown or on a scenic highway. These shops contain items directly related to life in the Black Hills and house some interesting finds. Maybe it’s the clothes, accessories, and practical pieces that will ignite the memories of the Black Hills. If brand names are what you’re looking for, you can find them at Rushmore Mall

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For new favorites, sample some of the best flavors South Dakota winemakers and brewmasters have to offer.

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he wineries located throughout the Hills provide the perfect excuse for vacationers to explore something other than the typical, which is exactly what an increasing number of people are doing every season out of the year. Whether you are a first time visitor, novice, or an experienced wine connoisseur—you will love tasting the different flavors directly from the source at one of our local winery tasting rooms. The Black Hills wine trail along Highway 385 connects the charming tasting rooms in Hill City and Custer with the tasting rooms in Deadwood. A big reason to visit wineries is to learn, so don’t feel like you need to know everything about wine before you visit a winery; just enjoy yourself and the experience.

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For wine tasting basics, you’re in a great area, as the Black Hills tasting rooms tend to be laid back, at least compared to tasting in Napa. So, if you’re fresh off the Mickelson, and want to stop by a tasting room wearing shorts and your Merrells, go for it. When you walk in, expect to be greeted by the host asking, “Would you like to taste some wine?” to which you can respond, “Yes, please!” Personable, well-informed guides will then introduce you to the wines the winery produces and the local stories behind them. When selecting the varieties you would like to try, take this opportunity to sample some of the regional specialties—many of which are award-winning flavors. In most experiences, they’ll typically start with whites, then pour reds, then finish with dessert wines. Several tasting rooms offer complimentary wine tastings, and if there is a fee, the host will let you know. The gift shops at the tasting rooms feature locally made crafts and trinkets to commemorate your visit. Be sure to take a little piece of South Dakota home with you along

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Most local breweries offer flights of beers to sample.

with the wine or brew of your choice. Each year, new breweries continue to pop up in the Hills, offering a variety of craft beer and guided tours of their facilities. Each local brewery offers exclusive choices for tasting their beer. Some give you the choice of free samples, while others offer beer flights for purchase. These flights allow you to try the many tastes the region has to offer. Many of the local wineries and breweries

host a number of events throughout the year. Visitors can experience live music, stand up comedy shows (complete with complimentary tastings), and themed food and wine pairing dinners. See our website calendar of events and plan to visit during one of their great seasonal events! To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com

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Wild game dishes with pheasant and elk start the list of must-try meals in the Black Hills. Elk with its clean, sweet taste can be found in common menu items such as elk stew, elk ravioli, or made into a burger or steak. Pheasant, which happens to be the state bird, is another game cuisine to taste. The high-protein meat is usually roasted—similar to chicken. Both of these game meats are often found served with pasta.

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The Black Hills streams and lakes may be home to Rainbow Trout, but when your plans don’t include fishing, you must try the delicious trout and walleye on the menu of several top restaurants in the area. The pink, mellow-tasting meat of the Rainbow Trout is a local favorite. Try walleye, and enjoy the sweet mild taste, baked or fried.

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he life mantra ‘eat, drink, and be merry’ is especially useful when on vacation. After all, everyone knows calories don’t count when you’re away from home. And, if you’re an avid foodie, some things should just be tasted right from the source. There’s nothing quite like the taste of locally grown buffalo, cultural cuisine, or a piece of kuchen for dessert. Make meals a part of your adventure by trying dishes unique to the area and experiences you normally wouldn’t try. Rich with local hot spots and fabulous cuisine from all around the world—from Italian, Asian, and Tex-Mex, to subs, steaks, noodles, pizza, ice cream, and more—just about any flavor can be found in this little corner of the world. Thanks to a growing population and increasing numbers of visitors, the area is beginning to see more dining options. Rapid City has an abundance of national chain restaurants; and every community in the Hills has local eateries that specialize in continental, contemporary and traditional American cooking. Deadwood’s casinos involve


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The Indian Taco is definitely a must-try meal while in the Black Hills. The authentic Indian Fry bread is what makes this taco the best thing since, well, tacos! Indian Fry Bread is a Native American quick bread, and the way it is served varies from region to region— with different tribes holding different recipes. The Indian Taco is amazing! The fry bread is surprisingly light and crispy, has a perfect taste combination of lightly salty and lightly sweet, and is not greasy as some expect. It is topped with seasoned beef or buffalo meat, and other toppings you would expect to find on a regular taco. Choosing an Indian Taco for your meal won’t disappoint.

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South Dakota buffalo is the top-listed thing on the menu to try. Buffalo meat has a slightly sweet, yet very rich flavor and is very low in saturated fat, naturally loaded with nutrients. Appetizers such as buffalo skewers to main course meals as burgers and steaks are common options. When you see the meat on restaurant menus, do you wonder what the difference is between bison and buffalo? The meat you see is, properly, bison meat. It is called buffalo by many, even those who produce it, so the terms have become accepted as meaning the same thing in North America. You can experience this homegrown favorite at many of the locally owned and operated

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Dessert and baked goods are number one on the sweet-tooth’s list. There are a lot of people unsure about bread pudding, but you can’t say you don’t like it until you’ve tried it at the Alpine Inn; it’s worth it! And when you want the best caramel rolls, Rapid City locals say Colonial House, hands down. Dessert can be for breakfast; we won’t tell. Enjoy homemade fudge, or caramel apples or try a scoop of homemade ice cream at a local parlor in every town you visit—many of them have secret recipes making them oneof-a-kind. No matter where you go in the Hills, you can find sweet memories to take home. Remember what we said—you’re on vacation; calories don’t count. After a long day of sightseeing, you may prefer to get an order to go before you head back to your hotel, or many restaurants have delivery services available. Eat in or carry out, the attractive cafés, winery bistros, and restaurants throughout the Black Hills all have must-try meals that you really must try. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com


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As South Dakota’s second largest community, Rapid City offers a wide variety of gift shops, boutiques, family attractions, parks, galleries, restaurants, and so much more.

Downtown’s bustling streets of Rapid City are lined with a cozy collection of historic buildings filled with unique shops and galleries, where visitors can find one-of-a-kind pieces of Native American artwork and local craft goods. While strolling through town, make your way through Art Alley for a colorful display of area artists. If you’re feeling more on the adventurous 38

side, just drive a short ways and you will find yourself surrounded by two million acres of ponderosa pine–providing upclose views of the region’s natural wonders and easy access to hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, and more. The City of Presidents free walking tour holds a series of life-size bronze statues of all 43 of our nation’s past presidents, and can be enjoyed along Rapid City’s downtown sidewalks. Each figure depicts a president in a different pose, emphasizing some unique aspect of their personality—such as President Reagan wearing a cowboy hat. The presidents are life-sized, providing perfect photo ops. This walking tour is full of fun facts mixed with traditional history, making this self-guided tour entertaining and educational. A silhouette of a dinosaur is a prominent feature of the skyline on the mountain that separates east and west Rapid City. The Brontosaurus is one of the seven life-size concrete sculptures built in 1936 in Dinosaur Park—a free attraction.

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apid City was founded in 1876 by a group of prospectors that had come to the Black Hills in search of gold, and established its name from the springfed creek that passes through it. Originally called Hay Camp, Rapid City became a major trade center for not only mining camps, but also for the surrounding towns, Indian reservations, and ranches after the completion of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad on July 4, 1886. Since its beginning, Rapid City has enjoyed a diverse economy including agriculture, forestry, government, tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, and a strong service sector.


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Truman holding the 1948 Chicago Tribune’s inaccurate headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman.” One of many full-scale statues you will find in downtown Rapid City. Rent skates at Main Street Square for outdoor ice skating. Attend the Festival of Lights Parade November 28. The Hotel Alex Johnson was founded in 1927.

Rapid City is also home to the Rapid City Rush, ECHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League. The Rush holds energetic games at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center that fans all around the Hills adore. With the cowbell ringing loudly in the stands, it is a good time for everyone. If flying high is more your pace, visit the Ellsworth Air Force Base. In 1942, the base was established six miles northeast of the city, adding thousands of new residents to the area. Just outside the front gate of the base, visitors can walk through the free South Dakota Air & Space Museum for an up-close look at the aircraft that have been used throughout the years.

Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space in the downtown district where you can enjoy free activities including: special events, arts and culture, concerts, granite sculpting, and interactive fountains. Surrounded by the City of Presidents, boutiques, and eateries—the possibilities are endless in the heart of downtown. Check out a waterfall and fountain in the summer; visit in the winter to glide across the ice skating rink. Other unique features include: a large area surrounded by trees, benches, granite sculptures, and a stage for outdoor events. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com 39


SOUTHERN HILLS

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KEYSTONE Gold mining gave the town its name in 1891 as the Keystone Gold Mine was founded. The Keystone Mine and its sister mine—the Holy Terror—were two of the top producing gold mines in the United States in the late 19th century. When Gutzon Borglum started work on Mount Rushmore in 1927, most of the men he hired were miners from the Keystone area. Since the memorial’s completion in 1942, tourism has replaced mining as Keystone’s primary industry. Seasonally, visitors can visit a gold mine, pan for gold, explore the impressive display of stalactites at a cave, ride the train, or take a tramway to view the monument, among other options. Take in the history, attractions, shops and museums on the way to Mount Rushmore–which lies just minutes up the mountain. 40

CUSTER Custer was the first town in the Black Hills, established in 1875, named after the infamous Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer. It is the site of one of the major encampments of the Black Hills Expedition, which made the first public discovery of gold in 1874 in nearby French Creek–leading the way to the Black Hills Gold Rush. A street wide enough to turn a team of oxen was requested by the gold prospectors in the town’s founding year, creating a wide thoroughfare that stretches 150 feet wide that is now lined with shops, galleries, and eateries for visitors to enjoy. Crazy Horse Memorial is located just four miles north of Custer and is the world’s largest ongoing mountain carving. Korczak Ziolkowski started the carving of the legendary Lakota warrior in 1948, and


LOCATION today his family carries on that work. A few minutes east is Custer State Park, encompassing 71,000 acres of pristine lakes, granite spires and scenic drives. Within the park, you’ll discover a natural world of adventure, not to mention the herd of bison freely roaming the park, often stopping traffic along the Wildlife Loop. HILL CITY Located in the heart of the Black Hills just twelve miles from Mt. Rushmore, you will find the quaint little town of Hill City. Founded in 1877, the second oldest town in the Black Hills was originally named Hillyo by prospectors. Tin was discovered in the area in 1883, and it revitalized the city. Logging and tourism sustained the community after tin played out at the turn of the 20th century. Today, Hill City is rapidly becoming

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known for its vibrant art scene, becoming home to several prominent artists. Galleries along Main Street feature the work of a variety of artists and artisans, intermingled with an assortment of gift shops and eateries. Within a few miles of Hill City are several wineries which feature handcrafted wines, many made from native fruits. Daily wine tastings, along with snacks and meals are offered.

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SOUTHERN HILLS An in situ skull of a Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) at the dig site in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

HOT SPRINGS With the arrival of the railroad in 1891, thousands of people came into the town yearly for the medicinal attributes of the “healing water.” Hot Springs’ Historic District was largely built during this boom, and includes a variety of beautiful buildings that were constructed between 1890 and 1915. Today, visitors can still relax in the historic spas and bathhouses that utilize the natural warm waters from the springs below. In 1890 Fred Evans built Evans Plunge, which is still the largest natural warm-water (87 degrees) indoor swimming pool in the world. Downtown features a variety of unique shops, galleries, coffee houses, and bookstores; and the renovated 1890 railroad depot now serves as the Visitor Information Center. 42

The Mammoth Site, another favorite local attraction, includes the world’s largest mammoth research facility, which is a paleontological dig site that is protected by a climate-controlled building. The sinkhole and the in-situ exhibit (bones left as found) attracts visitors year round. The New Learning Center at The Mammoth Site opened in April of 2015 and includes: two 53-seat theatres, a new 10-minute HD introductory video, and new universally accessible walkways that allow visitors a close-up view of the fossils. Guided tours now have a wireless tour guide system, enabling visitors more access and a clear, digital sound. More than 26,000 years ago, Ice Age fauna were trapped and died in a springfed pond near the southwest edge of Hot


SOUTHERN HILLS Springs. Over the course of the next 350 to 700 years, the hole filled with sediments and mammoth remains. For centuries the bones lay buried, until discovered by chance in 1974 while excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South Dakota’s greatest treasures. The Site was found to contain the largest concentration of Columbian and woolly mammoth bones discovered in the world. Through the work of local citizens, The Mammoth Site was preserved and in 1980 was added to the list of National Natural Landmarks. Today it is a working museum, laboratory, and research facility where paleontologists and volunteers excavate and preserve these relics. Based on tusk count, 61 mammoths have been identified, along with the

remains of a Giant short-faced bear, camel, llama, prairie dog, wolf, fish, and numerous invertebrates. Now enclosed and protected by a climate-controlled building, the sinkhole and exhibit of mammoth bones attracts visitors year round. The bones are on show as they were discovered, in the now dry pond sediments for an in situ museum exhibit. After your trip to see the mammoths, head to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary that covers 11,000 acres of land and has over 500 rescued mustangs running free. Donations and tour dollars have supported the needs of unadoptable horses for over twenty years. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com

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he legendary image of Deadwood as a Wild West boomtown has been well established in books, television shows, and movies. Classic characters such as Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock are all part of Deadwood’s rich and varied history. The legendary reputation of Deadwood developed as a rough-and-tumble boomtown of the late 1870’s, getting its start in 1876 as a rowdy mining camp after the discovery of gold in the area. Unfortunately, Deadwood’s legend out shined its gold. By the end of the 19th century, the entire surface gold had played out and most of the prospectors and

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cowboys were gone. A hundred years after its peak population of an estimated 20,000, the city had dwindled to a low of 2,035. In 1959, a devastating fire nearly destroyed the local economy. Even though the entire city was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, the community was on the brink of extinction. By the 1980’s Deadwood could not generate enough tax revenue to maintain basic city services. In 1989, voters of South Dakota passed a constitutional amendment allowing limited stakes gambling in Deadwood as a means to revitalize the community. When the amendment was passed there were only two other places in America where gambling was legal: Nevada and Atlantic City. The law authorizing gambling in Deadwood mandated that a significant portion of the revenues would be earmarked for historic preservation.

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Old West reenactments and historical buildings are part of the Deadwood experience. SnoCross racers descend on Deadwood the end of January for a weekend of high-flying, high-speed, high-octane snowmobile racing.

The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission has established standardized architectural design guidelines for the downtown district. The guidelines ensure that building and renovation projects do nothing to jeopardize the city’s status as a historic landmark. Now, the city has also created a comprehensive plan for all future construction and restoration projects. The revenue generated from gambling in Deadwood has rejuvenated the community bringing in over $100 million in gross receipts every year. Over $7 million is annually funneled into renovation of historic buildings and restoration of the city’s infrastructure. The state estimates that gaming in the city has created over 2,000 jobs. In addition, Deadwood gambling revenue is used to fund grants for historic preservation projects throughout the state. Gambling isn’t the only source of entertainment here, though. Families can see original artifacts and displays from Deadwood’s heritage by visiting the city’s many museums and historic landmarks, including Mount Moriah Cemetery—the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane.

Your outdoor adventure starts in Deadwood, as it serves as the northern trailhead for the George S. Mickelson Trail, a 109-mile railroad right of way that has been converted for running, hiking, and biking use. The easy access allows people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of this legendary Black Hills town. There is no shortage of great entertainment in the historical town of Deadwood. Big acts grace the stages of the Deadwood Mountain Grand, while events like the Deadwood JAM bring rock and reggae to the Hills. Thousands visit for the celebrations. From Oktoberfest to Mardis Gras, this small town knows how to entertain. Today, Deadwood bears little resemblance to the dilapidated town it was 25 years ago. Well over 2 million people annually visit the city, which has been restored to reflect its historic old west character. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com 45


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LEAD Founded in 1876, Lead (leed) became a town known as America’s famous mining community for over a century. Once gold was discovered in the Black Hills in 1874, it wasn’t long before prospectors were combing the Hills for more. Lead was founded in early 1876, and was known to be a little more civilized than its sister city of Deadwood down the gulch. A year later in 1877, a group of investors led by George Hearst purchased the Homestake Gold Mine—which later became the oldest, largest, and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere. After 125 years, the Homestake Mining Company donated the abandoned mine for use as an underground scientific laboratory—4, 850 feet below ground. Above ground, is the new Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center that will be completed in 2015. 46

STURGIS The city of Sturgis was founded in 1878 and was named for Major Samuel D. Sturgis, commander of Fort Meade, a nearby cavalry post. Fort Meade was established to protect the prospectors and pioneers who were coming to the Black Hills after the discovery of gold. Today, this area offers museums, restaurants and retailers, as well as American history. In August, Sturgis turns into a biker’s haven for hundreds of thousands of people during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Motorists will

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NORTHERN HILLS also begin to flock towards the town for the annual Mustang Rally and Camaro Rally. Three miles northeast of Sturgis is Bear Butte, an unusual bear-like geological formation that helped guide early settlers to the Black Hills. Bear Butte, which is now a state park, continues to be an important religious site for Plains Indians. SPEARFISH At the mouth of Spearfish Canyon—one of the most beautiful “welcome signs” to the Black Hills area—lies the outdoor appealing community of Spearfish. This town, home to one of the state’s oldest educational institutes, Black Hills State University, is a fantastic place to enjoy, explore, and embrace the great outdoors. The original settlers noted how the ring of pine covered hills with rocky bluffs

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surrounding the community looked like a crown and gave the city its nickname as the “Queen City”. The city was incorporated in 1888 and evolved as an agricultural community that supplied the miners of Deadwood, fifteen miles away. Spearfish Canyon offers beautiful views of waterfalls, rock formations, plants, and wildlife, with the surrounding Black Hills National Forest close by featuring countless trails and opportunities to scale the nearby trailheads of Lookout Mountain or Crow Peak. Enjoy a 3-state view from the upper balcony of the High Plains Western Heritage Center. This museum exhibits western art, artifacts, and memorabilia, including the original Spearfish to Deadwood Stagecoach. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com

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Powdered with snow and so many picturesque sights to see, you can explore thousands of acres of U.S. Forest Service land in the Black Hills by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. All of the abandoned railroad grades, logging roads, fire trails, and miles of meadow proved access to some beautiful remote areas. Fishing in the Black Hills doesn’t stop with the cooler weather. Your pursuit of the rainbow, brook, and brown trout thriving can continue with ice fishing in the area’s streams distancing nearly 400 miles. One-day, threeday, and yearlong fishing licenses are available at Black Hills stores, courthouses, or from the Game, Fish and Parks Department’s offices and online. By January, the larger lakes have generally frozen to safe depths, and icehouses begin to

appear. Never take the ice depth for granted! Ice conditions, as well as variable weather and temperatures, can make this sport a dangerous one. No matter the winter adventure you choose, be it fast and furious with downhill skiing, boarding and snowmobiling–or steady going with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fishing, the Black Hills is a winter wonderland full of opportunity. For more information on outdoor activities to enjoy in the winter, go to BlackHillsVisitor.com.

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ALONG THE WAY

DRIVING FROM HERE TO THERE A myriad of scenic routes await you along Interstate 90 as you travel east and west of the Black Hills.

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hen you follow I-90 through western South Dakota, the Badlands appear off to the south of the Interstate near Kadoka. As you reach Wall, via I-90 or Highway 244, look to the west and take in the view of the Black Hills on the distant horizon. South Dakota Mileposts along I-90: • M P 131 Cactus Flats: East entrance Badlands National Park • M P 110 Wall: Wall Drug Store, National Grasslands Visitors Center • MP 67 Ellsworth Air Force Base:SD Air 50

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and Space Museum •M  P 61-55 Rapid City: lodging, shopping, museums, and attractions •M  P 30 Sturgis: Bear Butte State Park, Old Ft. Meade •M  P 17 Highway 85: Deadwood, Lead, Gaming, and Museums •M  P 10 Spearfish to US 14A: Spearfish Canyon Scenic Highway •M  P 1 SD Visitors Center and Rest Stop In Wyoming, west of Sundance, begin to look to the north for occasional glimpses of Devils Tower as you near Moorcroft.


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ALONG THE WAY The route from the Black Hills to Yellowstone is approximately 481 miles and offers the best of America’s western national parks, old west cowboy towns and incredible views.

The Cowboy State, between Gillette and Sheridan, offers views of the plains and rolling foothills. Once known as the “Valley of the Chiefs” by the Plains Indians, Sheridan and its surrounding area are home to historic sites and museums, as well as contemporary Western and Native American art galleries. Wyoming Mileposts along I-90: • MP 205 Beulah: Vore Buffalo Jump • MP 199 Wyoming Highway 111 to Aladdin: Devils Tower Monument • MP 185-187 Sundance Highway 14: Devils Tower National Monument • MP 56A-56B Buffalo US Highway 16 to Cody: Yellowstone National Park • MP 20-25 Sheridan: Lodging, shopping, and historic sites • MP 9 Ranchester US Highway 14 to Cody: Yellowstone National Park 52

The route from the Black Hills to Yellowstone is approximately 481 miles and offers the best of America’s western national parks, old west cowboy towns and incredible views. Scenic US Highway 14 over the Bighorn Range and through Shell Canyon to historic Cody is a part of Wyoming where Buffalo Bill Cody, the original Western experience, and its diverse cultures are celebrated. Cody is also a stop along the way to our nation’s first National Park—Yellowstone. Consult Wyoming’s Department of Transportation for road conditions by dialing 511 (within the state) or 1-888-9967623. You’ll need a map or knowledge of highway numbers and locations to use this service. To find out more visit www.blackhillsvisitor.com


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WHAT TO DO WHERE TO GO Attractions and Museums Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing........................29 Main Street Square.................................................. 8 Museum of Geology at SDSM&T.......................... 9 Rippin’ Rapids Resort & Adventure Sports.................................................. 7 South Dakota Air and Space Museum..............14 Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort………….In. Front Jewelry Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman..................28 Landstrom’s....................................................In. Back Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory & Outlet........................................Back Lodging Comfort Inn and Suites.........................................64 Fairfield Inn & Suites...................................In. Front Hilton Garden Inn..................................................... 7 Holiday Inn Express and Suites..........................13 Hotel Alex Johnson ................................................17 LaQuinta Inn & Suites ................................In. Front Ramada........................................................................ 7 Shopping Again Books……………………………………………...……29 Prairie Edge..............................................................27 Scheels All Sports....................................................11 St. Joe Antiques Mall……………………………….……..29

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Continued from page 16 Take a hike for spectacular views of the Black Hills. Harney Peak, at 7,242 feet, is the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps of France and Switzerland. At the top, hikers can explore the stone fire tower and witness a magnificent view over the Black Elk Wilderness Area. The seven-mile round-trip hike includes easy to more strenuous terrain and warrants a half-day to finish. If your idea of hiking takes on a gentler note, head to downtown Rapid City for the City of President’s Walking Tour. Life-size bronze statues of past presidents adorn the city’s street corners and sidewalks. The Black Hills is home to a wide variety of wildlife. With many diverse species of birds from eagles to sparrows, bird watching can be a fun activity. Large game animals such as elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, big horn sheep, and mountain goats roam throughout the Black Hills. Various predators often roam the area, among which are species of cat such as bobcats and mountain lions, and other species like coyotes and sometimes wolves. Buffalo can be seen but are usually kept on land preserves, as are wild horses and mooching wild burros. The adventures don’t stop when the summer

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