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CONTENTS BLACK HILLS EXPERIENCE IN BRIEF

8 Welcome to the Black Hills 14 A Sense of Place 15 Black Elk Peak 18 On the Water 19 Fishing 19 Ghost Towns 20 Scenic Drives 20 Rail & Rentals

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Mount Rushmore Crazy Horse Memorial Custer State Park Badlands National Park Wall Drug The Mammoth Site

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DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 48  52 54 56 60 64 68

The Shops at Main Street Square Discover Downtown Downtown Map Fun for All Ages Urban Adventure Local Flavor Shop Small

EXPLORE BY AREA 36 Rapid City 37 School of Mines 37 Ellsworth Air Force Base 80 Deadwood 82 Lead 82 Hit the Trails

84 Spearfish 84 Picture Perfect Scenery 86 Belle Fourche 86 Center of the Nation 88 Sturgis 88 Natural Wonders 89 Hill City 89 The 1880 Train 90 Keystone 90 The Boardwalk 92 Custer 92 Up, Up & Away 94 Hot Springs 94 Along the Streets

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Whether it's isolation, adventure, or the buzz of downtown–the Black Hills has something for everyone.

PUBLISHER Rick DenHerder ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Erin Schaefer Natasha Moberly MANAGING DIRECTOR Jenna Carda DIGITAL DIRECTOR John Eining CREATIVE DIRECTOR John Edwards SENIOR DESIGNER Chris Valencia COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Meghan Rose EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Courtney Buck PHOTOGRAPHER Jesse Brown Nelson DISTRIBUTION Ken Knapp OUR PUPPY PALS Cooper, Marley, & Tucker

NOT TO MISS 96 Art in the Hills 98 Shopping 102 Dining Out 112 Drinks 118 Summer Fun 126 History on Display 130 Caves & Mines 134 SD's State Sport 136 Free Fun 138 SD to Wyoming

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TRAVEL TOOLS & MAPS

6 Black Hills Area Map 10 Calendar of Events 40 Rapid City Map 54 Downtown Rapid City Map 108 Dining Guide 116 Beer & Wine Tour Map 124 Coupons 128 Coupons 132 Coupons 139 South Dakota Milepost 142 Business Index

BlackHillsVisitor.com © Black Hills Visitor. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any part of this publication without the expressed consent of the publisher is prohibited. The information included in this publication is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing. Additional advertiser information, articles and more can be found online at BlackHillsVisitor.com.

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WELCOME DINING

DEAR TOURIST, TRAVELER, EXPLORER TAKE, SHARE, & ENJOY YOUR MEMORIES

We’re so glad you are here! On behalf of Visitor magazine, we hope your vacation is filled with adventure, relaxation, and new experiences. Spring and summer are such a remarkable time of year in the Black Hills—and many locals’ favorite seasons. Nearly three million people walk our streets and drive through the winding roads— drawn by the history and the nature surrounding our neighborly communities, and it’s no wonder why. From the awe-inspiring scenery of pine trees and waterfalls to the exciting attractions, local stores and delicious restaurants, the 8

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secrets of the Hills are just waiting to be discovered by you. As you flip through these pages, choose one of the countless experiences the Hills have to offer you. On your trip, check the iconic monuments and parks off of your bucket list including Mount Rushmore (page 22), Crazy Horse Memorial (page 24), the Badlands (page 30), and Custer State Park (page 28). Then, head off the beaten path on a scenic drive (page 20) and visit the quaint

downtowns, the preserved history in our museums (page 126), the wondrous views across our lakes (page 18), and discover beauty within the trees on a hike or outdoor adventure (page 14). Whether it’s visiting an attraction, seeing a monument, a selfie with the Presidents in Rapid, or that perfect cocktail downtown—make the memory together last. Enjoy this your time in the remarkable place we call home, and be sure to share your photos with us! #BHVisitor #DiscoverOurSecret

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Photos by Jesse Brown Nelson

EYES ON THE ROAD The scenery throughout the Black Hills can be captivating with the surrounding sea of green. However, it's important to watch for wildlife and cyclists on the roadways. Sharp turns, narrow passing lanes, steep edges, and one-way tunnels are scattered along the way. Drive safe and keep your eyes on the road.

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CALENDAR

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE HILLS APRIL 6-7 Forks, Corks & Kegs Food & Wine Festival, Deadwood 13-14 34th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi, Spearfish 14-15 Dakota Territory Gun Show, Rapid City 20 Dark Sky Festival, Rapid City 20 Craft Beer Fest, Deadwood 21 National Parks Fee Free for First Day of National Park Week 25-29 Black Hills Film Festival, Rapid City, Spearfish, Hill City

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27 Black Hills Area Special Olympics Spring Games, Rapid City 27-29 Kids Fair, Rapid City

MAY 3 Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 5 Spring Market & Frühlingsfest, Rapid City Main Street Square 6 Anne’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial

13 Mother’s Day Express 1880 Train, Hill City 18 Tesla Car Rally, Custer 18-20 Custer State Park Open House 21 Ruth’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 25-28 Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial 25-31 Legends in Light Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

10 Art & Wine Festival, Rapid City Main Street Square 12 Art Extravaganza, Hill City

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JUNE NIGHTLY Legends in Light Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial NIGHTLY Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore 1 Black Hills Quilt Show, Rapid City 2 Kids’ Carnival, Rapid City Main Street Square 3 Dedication Anniversaries, Crazy Horse Memorial 2-3 Spring Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial 3 Mickelson Trail Marathon, Deadwood

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7-28 Thursday Summer Nights and Concert Series, Rapid City

15-17 Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, Rapid City

8 33rd Annual Rushmore Cup, Rapid City

15-17 Gift from Mother Earth Art Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

8-9 Deadwood PBR, Deadwood 8-10 Off-Road Rally, Custer

17 1880 Train Father’s Day, Hill City

8-29 Downtown Friday Nights, Spearfish

22-24 Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival, Hot Springs

9 Gold Rush Gravel Grinder, Spearfish

22-24 Black Hills Bluegrass Festival, Sturgis

9, 24 Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City

22-24 Mt. Rushmore Classic, Rapid City

14-16 Miss South Dakota Pageant, Hot Springs

23-24 Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City

15-16 Wild Bill Days, Deadwood 26 Ruth’s Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial

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NIGHTLY Legends in Light Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

NIGHTLY Legends in Light Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

NIGHTLY Legends in Light Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

NIGHTLY Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore

NIGHTLY Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore

NIGHTLY Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore

3-4 1880 Train July 4 Celebration, Hill City

2-30 Thursday Summer Nights and Concert Series, Rapid City

2 Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City

4 Independence Day Celebrations: Spearfish, Deadwood, Rapid City, Crazy Horse Memorial, Hot Springs & Belle Fourche 5-26 Thursday Summer Nights and Concert Series, Rapid City 6-8 50th Annual Black Hills Rod Run, Rapid City 6-27 Downtown Friday Nights, Spearfish

3-31 Downtown Friday Nights, Spearfish 3-12 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 6 Legends Ride, Deadwood 8, 18 Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City 12 [Love]² Bridal Fair, Rapid City Main Street Square 18 WildCat Mountain Biking Classic, Hot Springs

2 Dakota Five-O Bike Race, Spearfish 3 Studebaker Car Show, Custer 6 Crazy Horse and Korczak Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial 7 Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch, Hill City 7-8 Supermoto, Sturgis 8-9 Hill City Quilt Show 14 Mickelson Trail Trek, Hill City

10-15 Deadwood 3 Wheeler Motorcycle Rally, Deadwood

18 1880 Train Rails & Ales, Hill City

14 Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon & 5K, Spearfish

18-19 Southern Hills Music & Arts Festival, Custer

14 Cruiser Car Show, Rapid City Main Street Square

18-27 Central States Fair, Rapid City

18-21 Black Hills Corvette Classic, Spearfish

19 Leading Ladies Marathon, Spearfish

20-22 Festival in the Park, Spearfish

23-26 Kool Deadwood Nites, Deadwood

20-22 Hills Alive Music Festival, Rapid City

25-26 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hot Springs

22-23 Badger Clark Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering, Hot Springs

20-22 Gold Discovery Days, Custer

25-26 Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City

29 1880 Oktoberfest Train, Hill City

24-28 Days of ‘76 Celebration, Deadwood

28-9/2 Sturgis Mustang Rally, Sturgis

27-30 Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park

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14-15 Deadwood Jam, Deadwood 15 1880 Train Wine Express, Hill City 22 Climb Hot Springs, Hot Springs 22 National Parks Fee Free for National Public Lands Day

29 Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, Rapid City Main Street Square 29-30 Oktoberfest, Deadwood 30 Autumn Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial

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A SENSE OF PLACE

DISCOVER BEAUTY ON YOUR DRIVE In every direction, have your cameras ready as you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Black Hills and area communities. People have understood the significance of the Black Hills since we first arrived. Because of a complex cultural history, different groups of residents and visitors have expressed different interpretations over time—but in the end, the area’s value has never been questioned. No matter your age or fitness level, the Black Hills are an ideal stage for a great vacation experience. This small mountain range offers everything from picturesque drives, to easy strolling trails, to significant peaks requiring solid hiking 14

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or climbing gear. Because of the Native American belief that the Black Hills are sacred lands, many sites also have interesting—and sometimes controversial—stories. Curious visitors can uncover moving, exciting histories that will make for an unforgettable, educational Black Hills trip. THE “NEEDLES” A great place to dive into the Black Hills is via the Needles Highway, a 14-mile stretch of SD Highway 87 that leads to a group of granite spires known as the Cathedral Spires, or the

Needles, shown above. Marked by narrow tunnels and sharp turns, the road is a favorite for motorcycle and hearty bicycle enthusiasts. The Needles sport famous and often difficult climbing routes, many of which are not recommended for novices. Even so, the area beneath the spires is perfect for a family picnic and a hike! DEVILS TOWER/ BEAR LODGE BUTTE This iconic igneous butte near Hulett and Sundance, Wyoming, rises a dramatic 867 feet from base to summit. It

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The Black Hills is filled with unique formations that attract outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. From hiking and climbing to camping and fishing, western South Dakota has an adventure waiting for you.

BLACK ELK PEAK Formerly known as Harney Peak, Black Elk Peak is the tallest mountain between the Rockies and the Swiss Alps. At the top, hikers can explore the stone fire tower and witness a magnificent view across the Black Elk Wilderness Area. The approximately seven-mile-roundtrip hike includes terrain from easy to relatively strenuous, and it requires a half-day to complete. When traveling with children, you might schedule the day. Remember to carry water, lunch, and rain gear—sudden afternoon summer storms are common.

was the country’s first National Monument, established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Like many significant sites in the area, its name has a story. Native Americans have several names for the butte, including Bear’s House, and Great Gray Horn, among many others. The name Devils Tower came from a mistaken translation of a conversation with a Native speaker during an

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1875 military expedition. While the Tower is a favorite climbing spot, attracting hundreds of climbers each summer, several Plains Indian tribes consider climbing a desecration of a sacred place. Therefore, most climbers honor a voluntary climbing ban during the month of June each year, when Native ceremonies are conducted around the breathtaking monument.

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Main Photo by Chad Coppess/SD Tourism. Inset Photo by Jesse Brown Nelson

Atop Black Elk Peak, at 7,242 feet, the Civilian Conservation Corps built a fire tower from 1935 to 1938—with rocks hauled by hand from French Creek.

CHANGING NAMES Because General William S. Harney— after whom the peak was named in 1855— was known to have led attacks against Native Americans, the US Board on Geographic Names officially renamed the mountain in 2016. Nicholas Black Elk, the peak’s new (and original) namesake, was a revered Lakota holy man who received an important vision of human unity when he was only nine years old.

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ON THE WATER

MAKE A SPLASH DURING YOUR VACATION Find a piece of serenity as you visit one of the six most popular lakes in the Black Hills. Take a swim, enjoy the sun, and stay a while! Although western South Dakota has only four natural lakes, 18 additional, engineered lakes and reservoirs provide both natural beauty and endless recreation. All year long, outdoor enthusiasts swim, boat, fish, water ski—and in winter, icefish. This season, make sure to pack your swimwear, along with sturdy water shoes for lake bottoms. Pristine bodies of water can be found throughout the Black Hills, from north to south. Here are our “main attractions.” 18

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ORMAN DAM— BELLE FOURCHE Also known as the Belle Fourche Reservoir, Orman is more than 8,000 acres with 58 miles of shoreline. When built in 1911, it was the largest earthen dam of its time and was designated as a National Historic Engineering Landmark. Camp, fish, and play here. PACTOLA RESERVOIR— CENTRAL This lake is 785 acres—the largest within the Black Hills proper. Located on US Highway

385, Pactola is popular with boaters—including speed boats pulling water skiers. Fishing, camping, and hiking are also available. SHERIDAN LAKE—HILL CITY Just seven miles from Hill City, Sheridan Lake is 383 acres and sports two swimming beaches, a marina, two campgrounds, and family-friendly picnic areas. DEERFIELD LAKE—HILL CITY Tucked into the forest, Deerfield Lake is a “no-wake” lake, perfect for paddle boarding, canoeing,

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Tucked away in the Hills, Deerfield Lake stretches 435 acres with water averaging 30 feet deep.

FISHING While trout are not native to the region, the cool and swift streams of the Hills have allowed stocked trout to thrive over the past century. Anglers pursue rainbow, brook, and brown trout—and that’s not all. Yellow perch, crappies, walleyes, bass (large and smallmouth), catfish, and northern pike are also favorites. One-day, three-day, and yearlong fishing licenses are available at stores throughout the Hills.

ANGOSTURA RESERVOIR— HOT SPRINGS The large 4,612-acre lake is our area’s southern-most water recreation spot. Near Hot SYLVAN LAKE—THE NEEDLES Springs, the lake lies outside the A small lake in Custer State Hills’ mountainous terrain and Park, Sylvan rests at the main offers high-prairie views. With trailhead for Black Elk Peak. Its jutting granite centerpieces and 36 miles of shoreline, excellent surrounding walking trail add to sandy beaches, and four campgrounds, Angostura is busy its appeal. At just 17 acres, it’s an intimate spot to swim, picnic, all summer long with boaters, fishers, and swimmers. rent paddle boats, or camp. and kayaking. It’s popular for year-round fishing, and also is known for it’s 11-mile loop trail.

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Fishing is a favorite activity for many locals year round.

GHOST TOWNS Two former mining towns, founded in 1874-75, are now at the bottom of local lakes. Both Pactola and Sheridan, in the Central Hills, were populated by miners during the Gold Rush; when gold supplies dwindled, the towns were abandoned. The dam above Sheridan was finished in 1942, and whatever churches, schools, and businesses that remained were covered by the reservoir. Most of Pactola’s buildings, on the other hand, were removed before flooding in 1956. Only a CCC dynamite bunker remains underwater there.

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SCENIC DRIVES EXPLORE THE HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS

Wind your way through Spearfish Canyon to see numerous hidden waterfalls and babbling brooks. You can head down Needles Highway, full of granite spires and ponderosa pine forests, in Custer State Park, too. Or, drive past magnificient hillsides in the 17-mile Vanocker Canyon outside of Rapid City, which continues to the quaint town of Nemo, and 12-mile Boulder Canyon (US Hwy 14A) between Sturgis and Deadwood. Whether admiring the vast carpet of trees for as far as the eye can see, or the wealth of interesting wildlife, you can experience the Hills without leaving your car! The 70-mile Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway near Custer State Park curves around serene lakes, towering geological formations, tunnels, tight turns, and through wildlife areas. For 20

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wide-open spaces and views of one-of-a-kind formations, add the Badlands Loop and SD Hwy 34 to WY Hwy 24 (Belle Fourche to Devils Tower) to your list. The 31-mile Badlands Loop is consistently rated as one of the best scenic drives in the country, and goes through passes, 15 overlooks, eight trails, and an informative visitor center packed with interesting history, paleontology, and geological tidbits. If you cross over the South Dakota/Wyoming border, in Crook County, the drive to Cement Ridge Lookout cannot be missed! Visitors can drive to the peak, which has majestic views of the sprawling Black Hills and a fire watch tower is at the top. No matter where your path is taking you on your Black Hills roadtrip, scenic views will meet you along the way.

RAILS AND RENTALS Looking for another way to view the Hills beyond your motorcycle, RV, or vehicle? Try some local favorites like bus tours, ATV/UTVs, and a vintage steam engine! Instead of finding the hidden gems on your own, go on a tour with a local tour company. Private and party offers are available and waiting for you. ATV/UTVs will take you on the back roads easily and add a little outdoor adventure to your vacation. Looking for something a bit more relaxing? Experience train travel as it was a century ago on the 1880 Train as it winds through our scenic paradise.

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MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL

Discover a piece of history as you meet the four United States presidents carved in stone. Your visit will be treasured for a lifetime. Nestled into the side of granite hills, the carved faces of four United States presidents are a site to see for many—and an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Starting with a vision in the early 1920s, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson and others first envisioned Old West heroes carved into the granite spires of the Needles. Convinced of the project’s potential, the talented sculptor Gutzon Borglum decided that four presidents representing the first 150 years of American history would be the most appropriate subjects for carving. In the end, Rushmore Mountain near Keystone was 22

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chosen due to the size of 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. NEARING COMPLETION When Borglum died in March 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 four figures were never completed. Borglum’s original vision included the Presidents sculpted down to their waists, but the famous monument remains iconic.

A VIEW TO REMEMBER Your trip to Mount Rushmore should include all the National Memorial has to offer. After you park, make your way up the stairs greeted by The Avenue of Flags—an aisle of 56 state flags and territories established in 1976 as part of the celebration of America’s Bicentennial. Then, say hello to Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln from the amphitheater viewing deck. After you walk through all there is to see outside, visit the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Museum and be entranced through interactive exhibits and two 125-seat theaters showing

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Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln gaze over the amphitheater at sunrise.

The Avenue of Flags includes all 50 state flags and was established in 1976 as part of the celebration of America’s Bicentennial.

HOURS AND SEASONS The visitor facilities at the Monument are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25, when buildings are closed, but grounds are open. ENTRANCE FEES There is no admission fee charged to see the Memorial, as per the

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wishes of Borglum himself. However, a fee-based system provides convenient parking: $10 per vehicle and $50 per bus. PRESIDENTIAL TRAIL Walk the half-mile loop (includes 422 stairs) for unique views from the base of the Monument.

NIGHT LIGHTING Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning the Friday before Memorial Day to Sept. 30 each year. (May 25-Aug.11: Nightly at 9 p.m.; Aug. 12-Sept. 30: Nightly at 8 p.m.) Military and veterans are invited on stage to participate in a flag-folding ceremony.

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“The Shrine,” a short film that provides an introduction to the memorial. Take the audio tour, visit the gift shop, and grab a bite to eat at Carvers Café.

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CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

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CARVING A DREAM

Be a part of history in the making as you visit Crazy Horse Memorial—the world’s largest carving in progress near Custer. On June 3, 1948, a group of people gathered near Crazy Horse Mountain, previously known as Thunderhead Mountain, to witness the first blast—and to mark the beginning of a Dream that would span multiple generations. Among those attending were five of the nine remaining survivors of the Battle of the Little Big Horn and then-South Dakota Governor George T. Mickelson. Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski had been asked by Chief Henry Standing Bear through written correspondence to come to the 24

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sacred Paha Sapa (Black Hills) to carve a memorial honoring a Lakota warrior, Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse had been killed at Fort Robinson in 1877. In his letter to Korczak, Henry Standing Bear wrote, “My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, also.” In May of 1947, Korczak started the project with only $174. Labor-intensive tasks included single-jacking (handdrilling) holes for the dedication blast and the countless blasts that followed. Later, he built a

741-step staircase, which he climbed several times daily— often to restart “Buda,” the air compressor at the bottom that powered his drill. Despite weather that could make work difficult, Korczak continued the monumental endeavor yearround (weather permitting). A FAMILY LEGACY From the beginning, Ruth (Ross) Ziolkowski supported Korczak in the realization of the Dream and assisted in multiple facets of it. The two even went to the extent of outlining the sculpture

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On June 3, 1948, the first blast on the Mountain took place. Among those in attendance were five survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

WHERE Located north of Custer at 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial is hard to miss as you drive along Highway 16/385. FEES AND DONATIONS The project, founded and operated on a strong belief in free enterprise, is funded by visitor entrance fees and donations and does not accept government funding. DON’T MISS INSIDE Inside the 40,000-square-foot Welcome Center is where the storytelling begins. Two theaters show the must-see “Dynamite & Dreams” 20-minute video.

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and “around the house.” Still today, many Ziolkowski family members carry on the family legacy. Following Korczak’s death on October 20, 1982, Ruth made the well-considered decision to shift focus to Crazy Horse’s Face, a profile that would be visible proof of the project’s continuation. This effort to show the world was a success, and was marked by the dedication of Crazy Horse’s finished Face on June 3, 1998. This was one of many milestones that took place as Ruth carried on the leadership role. She remained heavily involved in all aspects until her death on May 21, 2014.

The Mountain Carving Room focuses on the mountain caving, with the short DVD of most recent tools and carving steps. The Indian Museum of North America®, the visitor complex, and the scale models. The Native American Educational & Cultural Center®, where American Indian artists and artisans create their work and visit with the guests.

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on the Mountain with sixfoot-wide white lines, using 164 gallons of paint, to help visitors envision the future. With Mountain measurements and binoculars in hand, Ruth directed construction by radio from the Visitor Center while Korczak dangled from a rope nearly one mile away, painting on the Mountain. Ruth and Korczak were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950 and started a family at Crazy Horse; by the mid-1960s, they had ten children. The children contributed to the progressing Dream; while the boys helped Korczak on the Mountain, the girls assisted Ruth in the Visitor Complex

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CURRENT PROGRESS The current Carving focus is on Crazy Horse’s Hand and the Horse’s Mane area. Rock removal in this delicate area is labor intensive; in many ways, similar to work on Crazy Horse’s Face. This involves a great deal of drilling, and uses a process referred to as “feathers and wedges” that removes rows of blocks—visible from the Viewing Veranda at the Visitor Complex less than one mile away. Blocking-out the sculpture has progressed to the benches, an area measured in 20-foot increments starting from the top of Crazy Horse’s Head. Blasting is most common in this phase of rock removal. In all the effort over the years, the man called Crazy Horse has been steadily emerging out of the stone walls. As though in response to the question he was once asked by a white trader, “Where are your lands now?” firmly Crazy Horse answers visually in stone with his original response: “My lands are where my dead lie buried.” A LOOK AT THE FUTURE Today, the Dream from long ago is still embedded in those who remain at Crazy Horse, including a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, two of Korczak and Ruth’s daughters who serve as CEOs, as well as many dedicated, skilled professionals. A project that began simply with a letter has grown into an icon of history, culture, and humanity; and it continues to possess farreaching implications for the state and nation.

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CUSTER STATE PARK EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE

Create memories as you discover up-close encounters with free-roaming wildlife in an outdoor enthusiast’s haven. Custer State Park is a 71,000acre vacation paradise located in the southern Black Hills, loaded with picturesque views, majestic wildlife, and familyfriendly activities. Whether you decide to camp, hike, fish, or bike—the opportunities for outdoor adventure are endless. The famous buffalo share their home in the park with a wide variety of other wildlife, including elk, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and burros. Keep an eye out 28

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while you are exploring, and do not approach—they’re wild! To get a better view, take a jeep tour! This family adventure will bring you close up to the magnificent wildlife in the park. Visit in late spring and early summer and you may be able to see the baby buffalo prancing around the pastures. Open year round, the park has nine campgrounds filled with an assortment of set up options whether you have a tent, RV or motorhome. Cabins and resorts are also

available and perfect for family gatherings. Take advantage of each places' accommodations like hitting a nearby trail, kayaking at a nearby lake, or even going horseback riding. A great hike to find is the Lover’s Leap Trail—a threemile loop that has views of the spires and Black Elk Peak. Take a photo with the famous sign reading: “Custer State Park is a place where one can still be an unworried and unregimented individual and wear any old clothes and sit on a log and get

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In the park, you will be able to see a variety of wildlife, including buffalo.

ENTRANCE FEES Temporary entrance license: $20 per vehicle, $10 per motorcycle Annual park entrance license: $30 (first vehicle); $15 (second vehicle) All licenses are valid at all South Dakota State Park areas.

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immerses visitors into many aspects of the park and encourages them to explore the area on their own. After you’ve stopped by the Visitor Center, be sure to check out the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center. This new building will be the perfect place for younger visitors to learn about the outside world and surrounding park land. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast exploring the countless miles of trails, or simply traveling through to see the scenic views, Custer State Park has something special for every Black Hills adventurer.

WILDLIFE Over the past 90 years, the park has become a model of conservancy and land use with the reintroduction of elk, bison, pronghorn antelope, Rocky Mountain big horn sheep and goats into the preserve. Remember, all of these creatures are wild and should not be approached; view them from a safe distance.

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his sanity back again.” Then, share it with us! In 2016, the park was proud to unveil its new Visitor Center. The beautiful building offers an array of features that include a large, interactive map, a 20-foot-tall scale model of the Cathedral Spires, and numerous displays depicting the natural world of Custer State Park. Throughout the center are displays showcasing the park’s iconic inhabitants—the free-roaming bison, commonly called buffalo. Additionally, the center includes a 100-seat theater where a 20-minute film, narrated by Kevin Costner,

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Take a guided nature walk led by park naturalists, participate in a canoeing class, or try your luck catching fish. For the kids, the Junior Naturalist Program teaches outdoor learning through hands-on activities.

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BADLANDS & WALL DRUG ALL SIGNS LEAD TO WALL DRUG

Drive through the scenic, rugged landscape of ancient sediments, then stop by one of America's favorite roadside attractions. You’re traveling across the vast state of South Dakota and you see billboard after billboard announcing the upcoming attraction of Wall Drug. In fact, there are signs all over the word telling you how many miles it would take to get there—from Afghanistan and Kenya, all the way to Antarctica. But before you head to Wall, stop seven miles south at Badlands National Park and see the spectacular sunrise. Millions of visitors each year are welcomed to the Badlands— known worldwide for its natural collection of fossils and geological formations, stretching 30

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244,300 acres. Whether you’re going to choose a trail to explore, drive the scenic loop, or take a break on an overlook to capture a photo—the park is one stop you will not want to miss out on. Native Americans have long used the Badlands area as a hunting ground. Lakota Native Americans have even found fossilized seashells and turtle shells and correctly theorized that the Badlands had once been underwater. Today, you won’t find any alligators in the park, but you may catch a glimpse of local wildlife such as bighorn sheep,

bison, prairie dogs, and the rare black-footed ferret. Black-footed ferrets once numbered in the thousands but were brought to the brink of extinction in the 1960s due to habitat loss and disease. In 1979, they were declared extinct until they were reintroduced into the Badlands from Wyoming. When hiking in the Badlands, remember to bring water and sun protection, wear appropriate footwear, and stay a respectful distance from wildlife. A good rule of thumb to remember: if the wildlife is reacting to your presence, you are too close!

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With the rugged landscape, lack of water, and odd rock formations, French-Canadian fur trappers referred to it as les mauvais terres pour traverse meaning “bad lands to travel through.”

ENTRANCE FEES Weekly passes to Badlands National Park are $20 per vehicle, or get an annual pass to the park for $40. (Group rates and motorcycle rates are available.) BEN REIFEL VISITOR CENTER While you are at the Badlands, stop by the Visitor Center open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here you will be able to see interactive exhibits, view a film in the theatre, and visit the bookstore.

After your drive through Badland National Park, follow the billboards to Wall Drug. Getting its beginning in 1931, Dorothy and Ted Hustead opened Wall’s one and only drugstore on the edge of the small town. After business had been steadily slow, the Husteads posted a sign nearby that offered free ice water to travelers venturing across the state. The rest is history!

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As you enter the boardwalk in front of the drugstore, you can almost imagine what it was like years ago. Now, the roadside attraction is filled with retail outlets, a restaurant, a café, and a place for families to get outside and play. After you’ve seen the T. Rex, tasted a true buffalo burger, and purchased a jackalope souvenir, you will be ready to make the rest of your trek.

DON’T MISS IT Be sure to grab free ice water, 5-cent coffee, and an infamous homemade donut when you are at Wall Drug. They are just a few local favorite treats that will leave you wanting more!

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Getting their mythical beginnings in the 1930s, the jackalope has become an icon at Wall Drug.

GET OUTSIDE Experience the beauty of Badlands National Park up close and personal on one of their designated hiking trails. Whether you are just starting out or an avid hiker, the trails offer a variety of fitness levels and distances.

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THE MAMMOTH SITE NATURAL LANDMARK

Come face-to-face with creatures from thousands of years ago as you visit the in situ (on site) museum exhibits in Hot Springs. More than 26,000 years ago, Ice Age fauna were trapped and died in a spring-fed pond near the southwest edge of Hot 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 32

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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. Fortunately, through the work of local citizens, 14 acres of land now known as The Mammoth Site was preserved as a resource for scientific study and in 1980 the Site added to the list of National Natural Landmarks in the United States.

Today the location is not only an attraction for visitors, it is an indoor working paleontological dig site and Accredited Museum, laboratory, and research facility where paleontologists and volunteers preserve these historic relics. Enclosed and protected by a climate-controlled building, the sinkhole and exhibits attract visitors year-round. The bones are on display as they were discovered for an in situ exhibit.

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At least 61 mammoths have been discovered and excavated here, along with the remains of a Giant short-faced bear, camel, llama, and numerous invertebrates.

Paleontologists work at The Mammoth Site year round conducting research and continuing fossil excavation.

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TOURS INCLUDE After the 10-minute introductory video and a 30-minute

guided tour, stroll around the dig area at your own pace. Then, explore the Ice Age Exhibit Hall featuring a working lab, full size replicas of mammoths, short videos on geology, and site history. SPECIAL PROGRAM If you are looking for a one-of-akind adventure, The Mammoth Site now has The Mammoth Site Excavation and Preservation Program. Visit mammothsite. org or call (605) 745-6017 for more information about these programs.

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AT THE SITE The Learning Center at The Mammoth Site opened in April 2015 and includes two 53-seat theaters, a 10-minute HD introductory video, and universally accessible walkways that allow visitors a close-up view of the fossils. Guided tours now have a wireless Tour Guide system enabling visitors to have more access and a clear digital sound.

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RAPID CITY DO BIG THINGS

Vibrant culture with an array of events and local happenings, Rapid City offers endless activities for travellers of all ages. Founded in 1876 by a group of prospectors, Rapid City stands as the second largest city in South Dakota. It offers a variety of shops, boutiques, family attractions, parks, galleries, and restaurants. No matter your area “hub,” Rapid City is a mustsee community in the Hills. STROLL THROUGH TOWN Rapid City’s downtown of bustling streets is lined with a cozy collection of historic buildings with phenomenal architecture restored to its original state. Peek into the town’s unique shops and galleries, and pick up one-of-akind pieces of Native American 36

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artwork and local craft goods. Retail including shoes, clothes, gifts and more will be a perfect keepsake to remember your trip to the Black Hills. While you’re here, don’t miss Art Alley, located between 6th and 7th Streets, for a colorful expression of the area’s urban artists. It’s a mosaic of graffiti that is constantly evolving. LIFE-SIZE SITES Stop and pose for a photo opportunity with the presidents on The City of Presidents free walking tour—a series of bronze statues situated along Rapid City’s downtown sidewalk street corners.

Overlooking the town is the free Dinosaur Park, which has seven life-size concrete dinosaur statues. ACTIVE DOWNTOWN Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space in the downtown district where you can enjoy free activities, including special events, art, fairs, and concerts. You’ll be able to see families running through the interactive fountains, eating handmade ice cream cones, and drinking fresh smoothies from the café out on the green daily. At the Square, you can experience art from Sculptor

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SCHOOL OF MINES Founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the mining industry, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is operating today as a science and engineering research university. The school offers a wide variety of bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees to nearly 2,800 students. From neutrino experiments in an underground laboratory to collaborations with NASA, research at SDSM&T brings talent and innovation to local, national, and global initiatives. HUB OF ACTIVITY With its central location, countless hotels, campgrounds and lodging options, and endless activity, Rapid City is often considered a “hub” for visitors to the Black Hills.

Masayuki Nagase called The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water. The project, which is part of Main Street Square itself, was completed last year. SEE THE BEAUTY If you’d like a break from city life, stop by one of Rapid City’s parks, or venture outside the city limits. Just a short drive away, you will find yourself

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surrounded by two million acres of ponderosa pine forests, national parks, trail systems, and breathtaking geologic formations. Rapid City’s close proximity allows easy access to great outdoor activities. Go out for a hike, bike, climb, or horseback ride—and then come back to town for drinks, dinner, nightlife, and a comfortable, restful sleep.

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Located downtown between 6th and 7th Street, artists show their talents on the ever-changing walls, staircases, and dumpsters in Art Alley. Which one is your favorite? Share it with us!

ELLSWORTH AFB In 1942, Rapid City Air Base (now Ellsworth Air Force Base) was established six miles northeast of the city. Today, Ellsworth serves as one of two B1 Bomber home bases in the continental United States. Just outside the front gate of the base, visitors can walk through the free South Dakota Air & Space Museum for an upclose look at the aircraft that have been flown throughout the years.

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Rhythm of Rapid City Downtown’s heart beats with the power of music. See national acts at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, listen to an acoustic set at Firehouse Wine Cellars, catch an indie band at Black Hills Vinyl, or dance to resident DJs spinning beats at (kōl). Free music fills the summer air on Thursday nights during Thursdays on the Square and Summer Nights. Experience it all.

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Get in the Game Sports fans can take in hard-hitting action downtown. Join locals cheering on the Rapid City Rush as they take the ice, root for the SD Mines Hardrockers’ men and women competing in NCAA Div. II athletics, or buck into the wild western action of the PRCA at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo®.

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Modern Masterpiece Public art runs as wild as buffalo in downtown Rapid City. With more than 15 utility boxes dripping in colorful local artwork, a 9,000-pound interactive limestone sculpture in Memorial Park, a two-story mural depicting the Badlands painted on the Elks Theatre building, the 21 hand-carved granite pieces that compose The Sculpture Project, and Art Alley’s constantly evolving canvas—everything is fair game.

Winter Wonders Magical moments abound as

snow covers downtown Rapid City. Revel in the holiday spirit at Main Street Square’s Holiday Celebration and the Festival of Lights Parade, where you may even see Santa. Ice skating in the heart of town, enchanting storefront displays, and dazzling theatrical performances will make your spirits bright. Downtown absolutely glows with celebrations to ring in the New Year.

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The glass is always halffull downtown. Soak up skyline sunsets at the Hotel Alex Johnson’s Vertex Sky Bar. Take a spirited spin with SipN-Cycle, find the Blind Lion speakeasy’s secret entrance, and order your no-fuss favorite at The Brass Rail or the Oasis.

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Sprightly Celebrations Downtown’s lively events roster includes kid-friendly fairs, holiday parades and festivals, art markets, art nights, cultural celebrations, concerts, Restaurant Week, car shows, bridal fairs, expos, beer fests, wine tastings, and pub crawls. Find a full calendar of events at DowntownRapidCity.com.

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Cultural Kaleidoscope

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Treasured artifacts blend with modern Native American art in museums and galleries. Cultural celebrations, such as Native POP and the Black Hills Powwow, mix rich traditions with contemporary interpretations. Prairie Edge houses the finest Northern Great Plains art, crafts, jewelry, books, and music.

Bronze commandersin-chief have executive authority over downtown Rapid City. Find the City of Presidents guide at an information center or online. Go on a presidential scavenger hunt and snap a picture with your favorite president on a selfguided tour.


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interactive fountains or cannonball into the outdoor pool during your stay at the Town House Motel. Stop for an afternoon sweet treat at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Silver Lining Creamery, Zoom Soda & Candy, or Armadillos Ice Cream Shoppe and enjoy it at Trinity Eco Prayer Park. Encourage creative discovery in the interactive children’s studio at the Dahl Arts Center

or join story and craft time at the Rapid City Public Library. When you’ve filled up on fun, find food for every taste bud at eateries like Murphy’s Pub & Grill, Philly Ted’s Cheezsteaks, Great Harvest Bread Co., and Firehouse Brewing Company. Wind down with a movie on the big screen at the historic Elks Theatre or at a drop-in yoga class for kids at Sōl Yoga Collective. Your family will always remember today. Are you ready to do it again?

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beer at Hay Camp Brewing Company, Vita Sana Olive Oil Company’s 42 varieties of oil and vinegar, to creatively blended tobacco at Tinder Box and Ifrit’s Hookah Lounge. Find inspiration in modern dishes at Gold Bison Grill, Delmonico Grill, Wine Cellar Restaurant, Botticelli Ristorante Italiano, Independent Ale House and Tally’s Silver Spoon (the adventurous can

try the Indecision Menu). Set the scene at a Black Hills Community Theatre production in the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City. And throw coins into retro arcade games at Press Start. Round out your monumental day with a stay at The Rushmore Hotel. In downtown Rapid City, something interesting is always waiting for you. Go find it.

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Our eclectic mix of cuttingedge culture and simple charm beckons exploration. Awaken your senses with a caffeine jolt from Alternative Fuel Coffee House, BakeWorks or Dark Canyon Coffee, hop on a rental bike from Cranky’s Bike Shop, and set out to experience the vibe of Downtown’s creative community. Stretch your mind at the Dahl Arts Center’s five contemporary visual arts galleries and enter the colorful world of imagination from artists of all abilities at Suzie Cappa Art Center. As you roam the streets, discover shops like Perfect Hanging Gallery filled with artistic creations from Rapid City’s talented makers. Downtown has perfected the art of flavor, from craft

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• Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast • Indoor Pool and 2 Hot Tubs • In Room Safes • Easy access to Black Hills Attractions, including Mt. Rushmore • Walking distance to Downtown Shopping, Restaurants and Memorial Park

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MUST TASTE DINING Notorious P.I.G. (kōl) 504 Mt. Rushmore Rd.

LOCAL FLAVOR Tempt your taste buds with downtown Rapid City’s mouth-watering dishes and drinks. Pictured are some tastes of the town for inspiration.

Ribeye • Delmonico Grill • 609 Main St.

Street Tacos • ¿Que Pasa? Cantina • 502 Main St.

Heirloom Tomato Salad • Tally's Silver Spoon 530 Sixth St.

Key Lime Pie • Firehouse Brewing Company 610 Main St.

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SHOP SMALL SOUTH DAKOTA MADE Relive your Downtown experience by taking a piece of it home. Remember the view of your favorite Black Hills landscape with a stunning photo from Reflections of South Dakota or commemorate your trip with a custom tee from Shirt Shack. Savor regional flavors with a curated blend from The Spice & Tea Exchange, farm-fresh produce from The Market, or a half-gallon of famed SDSU ice cream from Jacket Zone. 68

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Meander through downtown Rapid City’s charming shopping district where more than 80 owner-operated shops welcome you. Find a full list of shops at DowntownRapidCity.com.

ANTIQUES, BOOKS AND SPECIALTY Dig through vintage treasures at St. Joe Antiques Mall, uncover rows of literature at Mitzi’s Books and Again Books & Bazaar, mine through reams of colorful fabric at The Quilt

Connection, Etc., prospect for rare, back-issue comics at Storyteller Comics & Games, and get outfitted for your Black Hills adventures at Roam’n Around and The Connection Army Navy Store.

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BOUTIQUES AND SALONS Freshen up your closet with the latest in women’s fashion from Karma Boutique, Untamed Accessories & Clothing, Serendipity Street Boutique or Vanbachs Boutique. Complete your look with exquisite jewels from Neugebauer’s Jewelry, Design, & Service or Landstrom’s Jewelry. Kicks & Giggles offers

stylish baby clothes and accessories for your pintsized pals, and Love Struck Bridal Boutique features gorgeous gowns and specialty gifts for bridesto-be. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or a blowout at AJ’s Wicked Salon & Spa or Mystique Edge so you look and feel extrafabulous in your new finds.

HOME AND DÉCOR Discover everything from modern décor to western flare to take (or ship) home at BES Lighting, Black Hills Flooring & Kitchen Tune-Up, and Furniture Mart. Or, give new life to current furnishings with supplies from Chalk It Up Vintage Market. A fresh bouquet from Vitoria’s Garden is sure to brighten up any space, even your hotel room.

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DIRECTORY DINING HOTELS: Comfort Suites Hotel & Convention Center 1333 N. Elk Vale Road 605-791-2345 Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza 505 N. Fifth Street 605-348-4000 Hotel Alex Johnson 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210 Howard Johnson Inn & Suites 950 North Street 605-737-4656 MainStay Suites 3321 Outfitter Road 605-719-5151 The Rushmore Hotel & Suites 445 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-348-8300 Town House Motel 210 St. Joseph Street 605-791-3987 ART & GALLERIES: Dahl Arts Center 713 Seventh Street 605-394-4101 Perfect Hanging Gallery 621 Main Street 605-348-7761 Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries 606 Main Street 605-342-3086 Reflections of South Dakota Gallery & Gifts 605 Main Street 605-341-3234 Suzie Cappa Art Center 722 St. Joseph Street 605-791-3578 ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS: Black Hills Community Theatre 601 Columbus Street 605-394-1787 Black Hills Playhouse blackhillsplayhouse.com 605-255-4141 City of Presidents 631 Main Street downtownrapidcity.com Elks Theatre 512 Sixth Street 605-343-7888 Fort Hays Chuckwagon 2255 Fort Hays Drive 605-343-3113 The Journey Museum & Learning Center 222 New York Street 605-394-6923 Main Street Square 526 Main Street 605-716-7979

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Performing Arts Center of Rapid City 601 Columbus Street 605-394-1786 Rapid City Rush 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road 605-716-7825 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road 605-394-4111 SD Mines Museum of Geology 501 E. St. Joseph Street 605-394-2467 Summer Nights rapidcitysummernights.com Trinity Eco Prayer Park 405 St. Joseph Street 605-389-3448 BOOKS: Again Books & Bazaar 612 St. Joseph Street 605-343-3618 Christian Science Reading Room 530 St. Joseph Street 605-343-4866 Mitzi’s Books 510 Main Street 605-721-2665 CLOTHING: Karma Boutique 529 Main Street 605-718-1456 Serendipity Street Boutique 619 Main Street 605-791-1981 Shirt Shack 517 Main Street 605-737-3103 SoleMate Shoes & The Uniform Center 723 Main Street 605-343-0203 Untamed Accessories & Clothing 617 Main Street 605-343-5020 Vanbachs Boutique 512 Main Street, Ste. 210 605-342-3650 FURNITURE & HOME: B.E.S. Lighting 333 Omaha Street, Ste. 3 605-348-3393 Black Hills Flooring & Kitchen Tune-Up 333 Omaha Street, Ste. 1 605-341-2614 Chalk It Up Vintage Market 724 St. Joseph Street 605-381-6880 Furniture Mart 430 Main Street 605-342-3822 Knecht Home Center 320 West Boulevard 605-342-4840

Roger Frye’s Paint & Supply 626 Sixth Street 605-342-1309 St. Joe Antiques Mall 615 St. Joseph Street 605-341-1073 JEWELRY: Landstrom’s Jewelry 620 St. Joseph Street 605-342-6663 Neugebauer’s Jewelry, Design & Service 601 Main Street 605-348-4557 SPECIALTY SHOPS: Alex Johnson Mercantile 608 St. Joseph Street 605-343-2383 Black Hills Vinyl 622 St. Joseph Street 605-791-4040 The Clock Shop 610 Seventh Street 605-355-0505 Common Cents 1129 W. Omaha Street 605-343-8482 The Connection Army-Navy Store 817 Main Street 605-341-3032 Cranky’s Bike Shop 628 St. Joseph Street 605-716-0826 Dark Canyon Coffee 324 East Boulevard, Ste. 100 605-394-9090 First Stop Gun Shop 701 Main Street 605-341-5211 Heroes Magic & Sports Cards 513 Main Street 605-716-0273 Jacket Zone-Rapid City 611 Main Street 605-593-5139 Kicks & Giggles 329 Main Street, Ste. 3 605-343-8722 Love Struck Bridal Boutique 832 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 101 605-716-1183 Presidential Pawn & Gun 629 St. Joseph Street 605-342-7296 The Quilt Connection, Etc. 522 St. Joseph Street 605-355-0178 Roam’n Around 512 Main Street, Ste. 140 605-716-1660 SD Mines Downtown Rocker Shop 616 St. Joseph Street 605-394-2374 The Spice & Tea Exchange 519 Sixth Street 605-791-2900

Storyteller Comics & Games 520 Sixth Street 605-348-7242 Victoria’s Garden 320 Seventh Street 605-348-2035 Vita Sana Olive Oil Company 627 St. Joseph Street 605-721-6555 Western Stationers 714 St. Joseph Street 605-342-3310 Who’s Game House 512 Main Street, Ste. 910 605-342-4263 Who’s Hobby House 715 Main Street 605-342-0875 Who’s Toy House 512 Main Street, Ste. 160 605-716-4386 SWEETS & TREATS: Armadillos Ice Cream Shoppe 130 Main Street 605-355-0507 BakeWorks 518 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-791-1713 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 507 Sixth Street 605-716-4700 The Silver Lining Creamery 512 Main Street, Ste. 100 605-791-1141 Zoom Soda & Candy 515 Main Street 605-718-2693 FOOD & DRINK: Alternative Fuel Coffee House 512 Main Street, Ste. 110 605-791-3791 Blind Lion 510 Ninth Street 605-939-0095 Botticelli Ristorante 523 Main Street 605-348-0089 The Brass Rail 624 St. Joseph Street 605-341-1768 Delmonico Grill 609 Main Street 605-791-1664 Firehouse Brewing Company 610 Main Street 605-348-1915 Firehouse Wine Cellars 620 Main Street 605-716-9463 Gold Bison Grill 505 N. Fifth Street 605-348-4000 Great Harvest Bread Co. 721 Omaha Street 605-791-5623

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The Gyro Hub 1301 W. Omaha Street, Ste. 104 605-348-2877 Hay Camp Brewing Company 601 Kansas City Street 605-718-1167 Ifrit’s Hookah Lounge 725 St. Joseph Street 605-716-6986 Independent Ale House 625 St. Joseph Street 605-718-9492 Klinkeltown 512 Main Street, Ste. 130 605-791-1188 (kōl) 504 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-791-1600 Marco’s Pizza 2201 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-791-2772 Murphy’s Pub & Grill 510 Ninth Street 605-791-2244 Oasis Lounge 711 Main Street 605-342-9809 Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210 Philly Ted’s Cheezsteaks 502 Main Street 605-791-2229 Press Start 504 Mt. Rushmore Road ¿Que Pasa? Cantina 502 Main Street 605-716-9800 Sip-n-Cycle partybikeblackhills.com 605-858-2378 Starbucks 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210 Tally’s Silver Spoon 530 Sixth Street 605-342-7621 Tinder Box 518 Seventh Street 605-341-8466 Vertex Sky Bar 523 Sixth Street 605-716-4530 Wine Cellar Restaurant 513 Sixth Street 605-718-2675 Wobbly Bobby British Pub 510 Main Street 605-721-7468 AUTOMOTIVE: ABRA Auto Body & Glass 350 N. Lacrosse Street 605-348-0026 Bob’s Phillips 66 721 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-348-6747 Firestone Complete Auto Care 425 Main Street 605-593-8383 FIND US ON

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Frontier Auto Glass 301 Main Street 605-348-5366 Granite Automotive 2454 E. Mall Drive 605-342-3400 Liberty Superstores 1101 E. Omaha Street 605-343-1000 FINANCIAL: Black Hills Community Bank 840 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-343-2422 Black Hills Federal Credit Union 225 Main Street 605-718-1818 Dacotah Bank 125 Main Street 605-394-9000 First National Bank 632 Main Street 605-399-0990 First Western Federal Savings Bank 402 Main Street 605-341-1203 Galt Investments 1819 West Boulevard 605-716-1828 Great Western Bank 14 St. Joseph Street 605-343-9230 Highmark Federal Credit Union 725 Fifth Street 605-716-4444 Morgan Stanley – Vicki Schilling 909 St. Joseph Street, Floor 6 605-399-4081 Nelson Investments 7608 Bluebird Lane 605-787-5717 Pioneer Bank & Trust 2018 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-399-1510 Security First Bank 805 Fifth Street 605-399-2740 U.S. Bank 701 St. Joseph Street 605-394-2000 Wells Fargo Advisors 625 Main Street 605-343-7555 Wells Fargo Bank 825 St. Joseph Street 605-394-3800 Whitesell Financial Group 817 Ninth Street 605-348-1152 HEALTHY, BEAUTY & WELLNESS: AJ’s Wicked Salon & Spa 610 St. Joseph Street 605-791-5898 Black Hills Surgical Hospital 216 Anamaria Drive 605-721-4700

Carol White’s Personal Fitness Studio 710 St. Joseph Street 605-342-2256 Downtown Dental 623 Quincy Street, Ste. 103 605-342-4882 HealthSource Chiropractic 325 Omaha Street, Ste. 5 605-857-8050 The Market 333 Omaha Street, Ste. 2 605-341-9099 Meyer & Dana Orthodontics 2620 Jackson Boulevard 605-343-1500 Mystique Edge 318 Mt. Rushmore Road, Ste. E 605-737-0095 Precision Eyecare 605 St. Joseph Street 605-341-5644 Regional Health 353 Fairmont Boulevard 605-755-1000 Sōl Yoga Collective 611 1/2 Main Street 605-220-5116 Vision Source 825 Columbus Street, Ste. E 605-343-4703 LEGAL: Bangs McCullen Law Firm 333 West Boulevard, Ste. 400 605-343-1040 Costello Porter Law 704 St. Joseph Street 605-343-2410 DeMersseman Jensen Tellinghuisen & Huffman, LLP 516 Fifth Street 605-646-2839 Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP 506 Sixth Street 605-342-1078 Whiting, Hagg, Hagg, Dorsey & Hagg, LLP 601 West Boulevard 605-348-1125 MEDIA & MARKETING: Badlands Media 832 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 101 605-838-4336 Evergreen Media 329 Main Street, Ste. 1 605-343-7684 HomeSlice Media Group 660 Flormann Drive, Ste. 100 605-343-6161 KEVN Black Hills FOX TV 2001 Skyline Drive 605-394-7777 KNBN NewsCenter 1 2424 S. Plaza Drive 605-355-0024

KOTA Radio 518 St. Joseph Street 605-342-2000 Midco 537 Century Road 800-888-1300 Rapid City Journal 507 Main Street 605-394-8300 Signs Now 1161 Deadwood Avenue, Ste. 7 605-721-6465 Simpson’s Printing 2410 S. Plaza Drive 605-342-0979 Viamedia 1600 Mt. View Road 605-721-2707 ORGANIZATIONS: Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting 415 Main Street 605-394-6994 The Hope Center 615 Kansas City Street 605-716-4673 Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road 605-343-1744 Rapid City Public Library 610 Quincy Street 605-394-6139 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 501 E. St. Joseph Street 605-394-2511 United Way of the Black Hills 621 Sixth Street, Ste. 100 605-343-5872 Visit Rapid City 512 Main Street, Ste. 240 605-718-8484 YMCA of Rapid City 815 Kansas City Street 605-718-9622 PERSONAL SERVICES: AAA of South Dakota 815 St. Joseph Street 605-342-8482 Behrens – Wilson Funeral Home 632 St. Francis Street 605-343-0145 Bursch Travel Agency 803 St. Patrick Street 605-342-2700 Lasting Memories Studio 724 St. Joseph Street 605-355-9559 Mothership Coffee & Commons 601 Kansas City Street 605-718-1167 Rapid City Regional Airport 4550 Terminal Road 605-393-9924

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Main Street Square 2018 Signature Events

Jan. 13

Heroes Skate Day

Mar. 31

Eggstravaganza

May 5

Frühlingsfest & Spring Market

May 12

Art & Wine Festival

May 31 - Aug. 30

Thursdays on the Square

June 2

Kids’ Carnival

July 4

Independence Day Celebration

July 14 Aug. 12

Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair [Love]² Bridal Fair

Sept. 29

Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 6

Bierbörse

Oct. 27

Scare in the Square

Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov. 17

Ice Rink Opening Day & Skates-Giving

Nov. 17 - Feb. 23

Ice Skating Parties (select weekends)

Nov. 24

Holiday Celebration & Winter Market

Dec. 31

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: A-1 Construction, Inc. 1897 E. Centre Street, Ste. 100 605-348-6148 All Seasons Pest Control aspcsd.com 605-716-7378 Assurant 440 Mt. Rushmore Road 800-352-5173 Black Hills Corporation 7001 Mt. Rushmore Road 888-890-5554 Black Hills Insurance Agency 820 St. Joseph Street 605-342-5555 Casey Peterson & Associates 909 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 101 605-348-1930 ChrisBro Hospitality 415 Main Street 605-342-0691 Climate Control 801 Deadwood Avenue 605-721-7177 Conrad’s Big “C” Signs 1750 E. North Street 605-348-8744 Dakota Mill & Grain 224 Founders Park Drive 605-342-3834 Dean Kurtz Construction 1651 Rand Road 605-343-6665 First American Title Company 801 Mt. Rushmore Road, Ste. 100 605-348-4200 Fisher Beverage, Co. 3636 Seger Drive 605-342-0155 Four Front Design 517 Seventh Street 605-342-9470 Ketel Thorstenson, LLP 810 Quincy Street 605-342-5630 Kieffer Sanitation 2426 E. St. Patrick Street 605-342-5575 KT Connections 829 Quincy Street 605-341-3873 MAC Construction 4440 Universal Drive 605-787-4685 Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. 718 Steele Avenue 800-638-3278 Onxy Zero Software onyxzero.com Paystubz 519 Kansas City Street 605-721-2480

Pennington Title Company 725 Kansas City Street 605-343-5670 Pete Lien & Sons 3401 Universal Drive 605-342-7224 Ponderosa Screen Printing & Embroidery 619 St. Joseph Street 605-341-7198 RESPEC 3824 Jet Drive 605-394-6400 Scull Construction Services 803 Industrial Avenue 605-342-2379 SECO Construction 3305 Craig Street 605-348-7085 Streamline Plumbing 3025 Copperlane Court 605-791-4222 Western Dakota Insurors 816 Fifth Street 605-342-3130 Wyss Associates, Inc. 728 Sixth Street 605-348-2268 REAL ESTATE: 919 Main Apartments 919 Main Street 605-209-2998 Complete Property Solutions 809 E. Minnesota Street 605-341-2435 D.J.S. Rental Properties 617 ½ St. Joseph Street, Ste. 7 605-721-3378 Hills Properties 3213 W. Main Street, #586 605-877-5853 NWE Management Company 314 Founders Park Drive 605-394-3310 VIP Properties 909 St. Joseph Street 605-716-4847 RELIGION: Faith Temple Church 715 Kansas City Street 605-342-4448 First Presbyterian Church 710 Kansas City Street 605-343-6171 First United Methodist Church 629 Kansas City Street 605-342-4498 Fountain Springs Church Offices 321 Seventh Street 605-343-4181 Rimrock Exchange 514 St. Joseph Street 605-342-5373

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MAKING BEER, WINE & HISTORY.

FIREHOUSE BREWING COMPANY 610 Main Street, Rapid City, SD | FirehouseBrewing.com Restaurant • Craft Brewery • Live Entertainment FIREHOUSE WINE CELLARS 620 Main Street, Rapid City, SD | FirehouseWineCellars.com Wine Tastings • Free Tours • Live Music


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DEADWOOD THE HISTORIC WILD WEST

Be one of the two million people who visit the legendary town of Deadwood this season! Reflect on history and strike it rich. The historic town of Deadwood has been well-established in books, television shows, and movies. Classic characters such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock are all part of Deadwood’s rich and varied history as a rowdy mining camp. Today, you can visit the streets as they once were and strike it rich like thousands of prospectors did long ago. RELIVE THE HISTORY Museums and historic landmarks come to life in Deadwood. Here families can see artifacts and displays of the town’s rich heritage. 80

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Begin a self-guided walking tour at the Visitor Center, which has been renovated in the old train depot—and meander to the Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, and The Historic Adams House. See the Mount Moriah Cemetery that serves as the resting place for western outlaws, and learn how Deadwood went from a lawless gold camp to a modernday restoration project—and everything in between. The easiest way to see all of Deadwood is through a guided tour. Watch as history comes to life right before your eyes on a narrated trolley or bus tour of this Wild West town.

For more entertainment, check out the calendar of events at blackhillsvisitor.com, and attend one of the many concerts and events the town offers. EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS Your adventure starts in Deadwood, as it serves as the northern trailhead for the George S. Mickelson Trail—a railroad right-of-way that has been converted for running, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and snowshoeing use. There are more than 100 converted railroad bridges, as well as four scenic, hard-rock tunnels along the infamous trail providing

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Restored and rejuvenated architecture will take you back in time as you walk the streets of this historic northern Black Hills community.

Black Hills visitors and adventurers a unique rails-totrails outdoor experience. Visit the Deadwood area during the winter months, enjoy another adventure on one of the area’s two ski resorts, or snowmobile on hundreds of miles of well-kept groomed trails.

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LIMITED STAKES When the constitutional amendment allowing limitedstakes gambling in Deadwood 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 revenue would be earmarked for historic preservation efforts. The city’s casinos now bring in over $100 million in gross receipts every year, with over $7 million annually funnelled into renovation of the historic buildings and restoration of the city infrastructure.

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Lining the streets with an old-world charm, Deadwood’s events draw crowds from miles away.


MUST VISIT DINING

LEAD

SMALL TOWN CHARM WITH BIG POTENTIAL

Visitors can walk the streets of a quaint downtown district, visit locally owned shops and boutiques, and grab a bite to eat at one of their local restaurants. After dinner, take in a performance at the Historic Homestake Opera House—fondly known as the Jewel of the Black Hills. Built in 1914, this beautiful building still operates as a venue for concerts, theatre, music, dance, events, and more. Lead (pronounced “leed”) was founded in 1876 after the discovery of gold had the Black Hills booming. The mountain community tucked away high in the Black Hills was home to the great Homestake Mining Company – the largest and deepest gold mine in North America producing 40 million ounces of gold from 1876-2001. The town was built by and for 82

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mining families and has been preserved ever since. In 2007, Lead’s fame shifted to science when the mining site was turned into the Sanford Underground Laboratory. Now, many sensitive physics experiments are conducted 4,850 feet below the surface. Above ground, learn about the mining history at The Homestake Visitor Center. They offer free viewing of the historic 1876 Open Cut mining area, artifacts, an informational mining video, historic and educational memorabilia, and a gift shop. While you're here, be sure to attend one of Lead's community events throughout the warm-weather months. From festivals and parades to outdoor concerts and firework displays, this area is known for a diverse mix of entertainment everyone can enjoy!

HIT THE TRAILS Since Lead is situated near the Mickelson Trail, the community is easily noted as an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. Just minutes from downtown, visitors are able to explore to their hearts content.

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Miles above ordinary, Lead is known as a sparkling jewel rich in history nestled in the northern Black Hills of western South Dakota.


Enjoy a mother lode of Gold Rush History with this one-hour, narrated sightseeing tour of Historic Deadwood and Mt. Moriah, our famous Boot Hill. Includes a visit to the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

DEPARTURE TIMES:

9:30, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

Look for our OPEN AIR GREEN AND TAN BUS Next to the Deadwood Information Center (Old Deadwood RR Depot) 3 Siever Street

www.boothilltours.com Adults $12 • Seniors $10 • Children (age 6-17) $5 Children (age 5 and under) Free

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Featuring over 70 exhibits, including Herbie the Love Bug, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Al Swearengen’s vest from the Deadwood Series, and many more.

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SPEARFISH

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Standing as the secondlargest—and fastest-growing— community in the Black Hills, Spearfish is home to 11,000 year-round residents and 5,000 students who attend Black Hills State University, the state’s first educational institute known for education and business. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or would rather enjoy the leisurely pace of downtown strolling, Spearfish has something for you. This community’s unmatched combination of exquisite scenery, boundless outdoor adventure, and first-rate accommodations make it the perfect destination to visit during any season of the year. Start your day with breakfast at a local café or diner, then meander downtown. Visit boutiques offering everything from home furnishing to retail to antiques. Stop for some 84

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ice cream and snacks, then venture toward the canyon. It’s very common to see people rock climbing, biking along the designated bike paths, or flyfishing in Spearfish Creek. Grab lunch-to-go and enjoy your meal in one of the town’s 26 developed parks, pocket parks, dog parks, and sport field areas; then, you’re off to your next adventure. As you wrap up your day, enjoy dinner at one of the numerous restaurant options. From locally owned ethnic options to chain dining experiences, you'll be able to find something just right. Kick back and enjoy a drink at a local wine bar or brewery or dive into an energetic night of concerts, theatrical performances, or events. No matter what your vacation holds in store, you're sure to find Spearfish memorable.

PICTURE PERFECT Take a drive through Spearfish Canyon’s winding roads, which are dotted with breathtaking views— waterfalls and streams cutting through thousand-foot rock walls The canyon features countless trails, including Roughlock Falls, as well as local favorites like Devil’s Bathtub, Community Caves, and Eleventh Hour Gulch.

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Enjoy this Black Hills community with an outdoor flair as you attend one of many events, tour their downtown and natural wonders.


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BELLE FOURCHE A WESTERN PIONEER COMMUNITY

Defined as "the Beautiful Forks" in French, Belle Fourche (pronounced “Bell Foosh”) is noted for being the geographic Center of the Nation – marked by a granite monument and a path of flags. Sheriff and rancher Seth Bullock persuaded the railroad to build through his ranch, ultimately creating the western cow town. In 1893, more range cattle were shipped out by rail than at any other railhead with a record of 4,700 carloads. As the population grew, Orman Dam – also known as the Belle Fourche Resevoir – was created giving the agriculture community a large boost. Today, many residents enjoy camping and spending the day at the dam swimming, fishing, and boating. Belle Fourche is proudly known for their fourth of July celebrations. Red, white, and 86

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blue adorn the streets for the mile-long parade. Enjoy the carnival downtown filled with family-friendly rides and don’t miss the city-wide barbecue. Then for the finale – the Black Hills Roundup, one of the oldest continuously held outdoor rodeos in America. Top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls come from all over to compete in many events including barrel racing, bareback riding, bull riding and more. World-class livestock are provided and National Finals Rodeo (NFR) bucking stock is brought in to challenge champion riders. Are engines more your thing? Plan to attend the Center of the Nation All Car Rally held in June. Visitors from a 12-state area display nearly 200 antique cars, trucks, and hot rods. It’s the real thing, making any dedicated car enthusiast’s dream come true.

CENTER OF THE NATION Although the monument is placed in Belle Fourche, the actual center of the nation is 21 miles outside of town on private land in a nearby pasture. If you're looking to visit the remote location, follow the directions on the city's chamber of commerce site and look for a patriotic sign and a US Flag. Watch out for cow pies!

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Dust off your boots and take a step back in history to the pioneering days as you experience a town rich in agriculture and manufacturing.


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STURGIS A CITY OF RIDERS

Founded in 1876, Sturgis was named after Fort Meade commander Major Samuel D. Sturgis. Fort Meade was a nearby cavalry post established to protect those who were flocking to the Black Hills after the discovery of gold, and later became the home for the 7th Cavalry after the massacre at Little Bighorn. Today, Sturgis is defined by its duality. Serving as both a mountain town and a ranch community, it's nestled in the northeastern Black Hills. All summer, Sturgis is a destination for riders from all over the country. Sturgis is a small town of about 6,800 people. But, for one outrageous week in August, hundreds of thousands of bikers and vendors descend on Sturgis— making it one of the most famous motorcycle rallies in 88

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the world. What started in 1938 as a dirt-track motorcycle race has evolved into South Dakota’s largest tourism event and has spread throughout the entire Black Hills, keeping its focus in the Sturgis community. As the month continues, sports cars fill the streets in late August and early September for the annual Sturgis Mustang Rally. Participants in this event enjoy everything from autocross, drag racing, burnouts, auctions, and anything else they can imagine. But events aren’t the only thing the city of riders is known for. Their industrial park is home to some of the premiere gun makers and ammunition manufacturers in the nation. Sturgis has a great deal to offer its visitors. Discover a historic city rich in the tradition of legendary riders.

NATURAL WONDERS Mato Paha “Bear Mountain” is the name given by the Lakota to the sacred site of Bear Butte State Park outside of Sturgis. The park is still important in American Indian ceremonies and offers great hikes for visitors. From the 4,426-foot summit, you can view four states in the distance.

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Feel the rumble of motors and the roar of crowds as you visit the city of riders in Sturgis. From big name concerts to rallies, there is a little something for everyone here.


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THE HEART OF THE BLACK HILLS Known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, this quaint town is home to several galleries, events, wineries, boutiques, and more.

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THE 1880 TRAIN Add something unique to your South Dakota adventures and take a ride on a vintage steam train. Running between Hill City and Keystone, this attraction is fun for all ages. Following the original route of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy

Railroad laid in the 1880s, this two-hour, 20mile roundtrip ride will travel past some of the most beautiful sites the Black Hills have to offer. Sit back, relax and soak in the smell of pine trees as you listen to the chugging of the engine. It's going to be a ride you will treasure forever.

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Fondly called “The Heart of the Hills”, Hill City has a strong past of discovery. After the gold rush had moved north, tin had been found in the rock and the industrial railroad moved in. Hill City has continued to evolve into a geological hub of exploration, as well. Researchers from the Black Hills Institute discovered the largest T-Rex skeleton, named “Sue”, in 1990. Although the fossils has been moved to Chicago, Illinois – Hill City displays its very own T-Rex named Stan. Today, people near and far come for the “Hill City experience.” Become accustomed to the whistle of the authentic steam locomotive on its way to and from Keystone. Enjoy the tastes of the city, too! Hill City is filled with locallyowned restaurants with unique flavor, and the beer and wine is award-winning.

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MAKE YOUR TRIP MONUMENTAL Soar through the skies, slide down the Hills, and see the historical faces of Mount Rushmore in this monumental community filled with fun for all ages. Nestled in a valley within the beautiful Black Hills, the tiny, historic mining town of Keystone rests only three miles from the base of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keystone’s fate changed in 1927, when sculptor Gutzon Borglum began carving his massive American monument; at its completion in 1941, 393,000 tourists came to see the famous carving. Today, millions visit the monument each year, and many of them travel through Keystone. While only about 350 people live here year-round, the village comes to life with adventure during the summer season. Here, you can view the gorgeous scenery of the pinecovered Hills from a chairlift, play miniature golf, ride the trails on horseback, and take a helicopter ride. But the fun 90

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doesn't end there! Pet cute little critters, take an old time western photo, ride a vintage passenger train to a nearby town, and explore a cave deep underground like the miners once did. You'll be able to experience gravity gone crazy, catch a magic act, get lost in a mirror maze, and see all of our nation’s presidents, notable chiefs and political figures in wax at the museum. Make Keystone your homebase for day-trips, too. Visit Custer State Park (14 miles), Wind Cave (26 miles), Crazy Horse Memorial (19 miles) and Jewel Cave (36 miles). This Black Hills community is a great base camp and hub— and it’s a refreshing, fun stop along the way to other area destinations. Make sure you put Keystone on your travel plans; its personality is contagious.

THE BOARDWALK Filled with eclectic retailers and delicious treats, walking the strip of stores in Keystone will be a highlight for the whole family. Once you're finished here, be sure to cross the street and then head downtown for more trinkets, sweets, and momentos of your Black Hills vacation.

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This mile-high mountain town benefits from its location—a prime, central setting on the edge of Custer State Park, crisscrossed with miles of trails and backcountry roads left behind by early western pioneers, ranchers, and loggers. Custer was the first town in the Black Hills, established in 1875, named after the infamous Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer—and 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 when the city of Custer was formally founded in 1875. This established a wide thoroughfare, and created a 92

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150-foot wide Main Street. Visitors who choose Custer as a hub are minutes from the best climbs, trails, and family fun of the Black Hills. Stay in the town itself or in the Park, which offers unique lodging, dining, swimming, camping, fishing, and shopping opportunities. In no time at all, you can be scaling a granite needle, hiking to the top of the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains, or heading off-road for a real wilderness adventure—and then heading back into town for a lovely dinner. Keep the exploration going when you dash into the park for the Black Hills Playhouse summer stock theater—or ride your motorcycle on some of the country’s most acclaimed curves. Watch the sun set over nearby Crazy Horse Memorial or Mount Rushmore. Sound good?

UP, UP & AWAY Get a look at the beautiful Black Hills from the skies on a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon tour! With over 30 years of flying experience, these tours will take you up, up, and away over some of the most beautiful, rugged terrain of the southern Hills. Cross this adventure off your bucket list this summer!

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Scattered throughout the town of Custer, you will see beautiful creations from modern horse sculptures to hand-painted buffalo adorning the streets.


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HOT SPRINGS

SOUTHERN GATEWAY OF THE BLACK HILLS

Originally called Minnekahta (warm waters) by its founders in 1879, Hot Springs is located on the southeast edge of the Black Hills. Early town entrepreneurs touted the health benefits of the city’s warm, dry climate, and healing warm water spas. With the arrival of the railroad in 1891, thousands of people came into the town for the medicinal attributes of the healing water. The city's Historic District was largely built during this boom, and includes beautiful sandstone buildings. Today, visitors can still relax in the historic spas that utilize the natural warm waters from the springs below – like Evans Plunge, the largest natural warm-water (87 degrees) indoor swimming pool in the entire world. Another famous attraction is the world’s largest mammoth research facility, the Mammoth 94

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Site—a paleontological dig site that offers visitors an in situ (bones left as found) exhibit of mammoth bones year round. After you've seen the mammoths, watch nearly 500 rescued mustangs run free at The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Founded in 1988, the non-profit covers 11,000 acres of land and offers guided 2- and 3-hour tours for visitors year-round. Looking for a special experience? Day tours and overnight opportunities are available with a reservation. Continue your Hot Springs adventure with Wind Cave. The sixth longest cave in the world is ten miles north of Hot Springs, and is the first cave site in America to be designated a national park. Then head to Angostura State Recreation Area–home to the largest lake in the Black Hills, where visitors can boat, swim, camp, and fish.

ALONG THE STREETS Locally constructed by pioneering craftsmen, the sandstone structures in Hot Springs give it a distinct appearance and set it apart from any other community in the Black Hills.

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Soak in the scenery as you discover all that is waiting for you in Hot Springs–the unique southern community in western South Dakota.


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ART IN THE HILLS COLOR IS EVERYWHERE

As you venture through the area communities, take in the local art adorning the state’s highways, small-town streets, and gallery walls. STATUES & SCULPTURES To start your tour of the art in the Hills, visit the streets of Rapid City and take The City of Presidents free walking tour. It features a series of bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents, often emphasizing a unique aspect of their personalities. If you are in Custer, you will be able to see beautiful creations from modern horse sculptures to hand-painted buffalo adorning the streets from local artists. On your drive across the state, stop and visit Dignity in Chamberlain. It was added to 96

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the state as a tribute to “the courage, perseverance, and wisdom of the Lakota and Dakota culture.” GALLERIES If galleries are what you’re looking for, each community will have something for you to see. Rapid City has multiple options from a contemporary visual art gallery to a gallery for artists of all abilities. For a freeform outdoor art experience, visit Rapid City’s Art Alley between 6th and 7th Street. The display covered in graffiti is always changing with new additions to the walls.

The Black Hills’ rich native Lakota culture can be seen at downtown art galleries and craft stores, with items like fine art, beadwork, books, music, and cultural artifact reproductions. Hill City is an artistic oasis in the central Hills. Visitors can find a gallery for landscape watercolor paintings of South Dakota scenes. Downtown shops offer stunning art like paintings, carved art, pottery, sculptures, glasswork, and wearable art. ARCHITECTURE Something that is valued in the Black Hills as a whole is

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Spearfish is home to the gallery of a worldrenowned artist Dick Termes, who creates 3D paintings on spheres called a Termesphere®.

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On the streets in Hill City, stop to see the captivating horse made of scrap metals called Iron Star by sculptor John Lopez.

PERFORMANCE ART While you’re here, catch a performance at a local theatre. The historic Homestake Opera House was founded long ago in Lead and has grown to become one of the Black Hills’s premier performing arts centers.

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the historic architecture. Each community will have beautiful buildings for you to see! Walking through northern and central towns like Spearfish, Deadwood, Lead, and more— take in the old-west feel of 1800 architecture that has been restored to its original state. As you venture to the southern Hills, you will notice the stunning warm colored sandstone buildings. Hot Springs is known for its wealth of stunning sandstone architecture, from the historic Evans Hotel to the library to the huge Pioneer Museum. All of the town’s early buildings were built with stone from Evans Quarry, and the wide availability of the sandstone led to almost the entire town to be built from the stone.

Custer State Park may not traditionally be known for performing arts, but one of the best playhouses in the Hills is housed there. Rapid City’s Performing Arts Center has two venues and produces performances from concerts to theatrical plays.

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FINDING THE PERFECT MEMENTO Whether you are touring, camping, or exploring—capture your memories in a keepsake that you will treasure for years to come. The Black Hills area is home to signature products, including originals reflecting its indigenous culture and mining history. Museum gift shops, galleries, and other specialty stores offer everything from child-friendly souvenirs to fossils to fine art. ARTWORK Artists from our local area, as well as regional and national talents, show their work at art galleries, museums, and boutiques in towns throughout the Hills. Traditional drums, 98

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original paintings, mixed-media sculptures, pottery, leather work, textiles, clothing, and handmade items are great to consider for your vacation keepsake. FINDING THE GOLD The manufacturers of Black Hills Gold Jewelry create a diverse selection of pieces that can be produced only here. The signature hues are created by mixing pure gold (yellow) with copper (for pink) and silver (for green). Artisans then design their own patterns of grapes,

leaves, and stems; they often include gemstones, as well. Feel secure that shops marketing Black Hills Gold are legitimate dealers—and then add a bit of sparkle with diamonds or sapphires. TASTE SOUTH DAKOTA Food, wine, and beer are also local specialties that make great gifts or personal indulgences. Create a unique and personalized gift basket with smoked pheasant, turkey, buffalo, elk, and beef salami combined with cheese, sweets,

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A PIECE OF HISTORY For a vintage find, the area has many antique and collectibles shops—both large and small. Create your own “Antiques Roadshow” while you’re in a local downtown or on a scenic highway. These shops reflect life in the Black Hills and house some unexpected treasures. RETAIL FINDS If brand names are what you’re looking for, then the largest collection can be found at

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and snacks. Don’t forget locally made wines and beers—as well as South Dakota candy, jams, honey, popcorn, nut butters, and many other delicious products.

Rushmore Mall (I-90 exit 58) and Rushmore Crossing (exit 60) in Rapid City. However, don’t forget to get out and explore the locallyowned boutiques and shops that are spread throughout each community.

After grabbing something sweet or enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, take time to wander through the unique shops downtown offers!

Whether you’re hunting for the perfect t-shirt, searching for your name on a keychain or looking for a handcrafted piece of art, you’re sure to find a one-ofkind souvenir to remember your trip to the Black Hills!

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Venture out of the norm and dive into local flavors while you enjoy these five favorite dining experiences on your vacation to the area. The saying ”eat, drink, and be merry” is especially useful when on vacation. If you’re a die-hard foodie, some things should just be tasted right from the source. Make meals a part of your Black Hills adventure by trying dishes unique to the area and experiencing things you normally wouldn’t try. We’ve chosen a few iconic South Dakota experiences. DINE WITH A VIEW Not everyone gets the opportunity to dine with four of the nation’s presidents and Chief Crazy Horse, but here 102

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in the Black Hills, people do it everyday. Enjoy delicious cuisine from a cup of espresso and breakfast to a full-course gourmet meal, while you sit in front of a cascading wall of windows showcasing Mount Rushmore or Crazy Horse Memorial.

beefsteaks are grilled over the campfire, taste Dutch-oven side dishes, and fall back in time to an old western scene.

BUFFALO BURGERS Don’t miss your chance to try a real South Dakota buffalo burger on your trip—the red meat that is good for you. Experience the value of eating COWBOY FARE locally raised meat served from For authentic, Western family locally owned and operated fun under the stars, the Black restaurants throughout the Hills offers cowboy experiences like no other. When you get your Black Hills. When you bite into your tickets for an area chuckwagon burger or steak, you will notice supper and show, you will be a slightly sweet, yet very rich able to watch as Dakota-grown

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No matter where you are calling "home" during your trip, each community in the Black Hills has a local favorite burger to try.

USE OUR GUIDE Whether you’re looking for casual dining or upscale eateries, you’ll find it in our guide starting on page 108. With a chain options and numerous locallyowned restaurants, visitors can enjoy everything from burgers and steaks to ethnic eats.

flavor, which differs from beef. For the best flavor, order your bison medium-rare to rare; the meat dries out fast the more it’s cooked, since the fat content is so low. TASTE WILD GAME Elk with its clean, sweet taste can be found in common menu items such as elk stew, elk ravioli, or the usual burger or steak. Pheasant, which happens to be the state bird, is another game cuisine to taste. The highprotein meat is usually roasted and tastes similar to chicken. Both of these game meats are often served with pasta. Fishing is a favorite activity of many that call the Black Hills home—even in the winter! With streams and lakes filled with

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trout and walleye, dinner can be caught fresh during the day and be ready for dinner that night. SWEET TREATS Famous for their local momand-pop dessert shops, the Black Hills are a sweet-tooth’s haven. With a wide assortment of homemade delicacies, each restaurant has an array of options you won’t want to miss out on. Looking for a quick stop? Watch in wonder through the storefront window as salt-water taffy is made in Keystone—or chocolates, popcorn, and candy apples are created from scratch from Deadwood to Custer. Trying a scoop of homemade ice cream in every town you visit will be the cherry on top!

THE STATE BREAD South Dakota designated fry bread as the official state bread in February 2005, so you know it is going to be good. Fry Bread is a Native American quick bread, and the way it is served varies from region to region— with different tribes holding unique recipes to specific areas. It is light and crispy, and is a perfect combination of salty and sweet. DON’T SPOIL IT If, after a long day of sightseeing, you want to head back to your hotel—many local restaurants deliver. Ask your front desk for menus and ordering options. There is something delicious for everyone at the many attractive cafes, winery bistros, and buffets throughout the Black Hills area.

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Flyt is here to impress. Striving to encompass modern technology with a classy bite to eat , visiting Flyt will be an experience you will not soon forget. We will seduce you with our luxurious finishes and great prices. We are innovative, vibrant, and have fun with no apologies. Dress up for a night on the town and get ready for the night of your life. Flyt is a trendy establishment with high energy always looking for a good time.

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Alpine Inn 133 Main St. 605.574.2749 Homey atmosphere steeped in old-world charm

HILL CITY Circle B Chuckwagon Serving up tasty cowboy dinners and western harmonies six nights a week

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RAPID CITY Botticelli 523 Main St. 605.348.0089 Unfussy setting for traditional Italian recipes from pastas to seafood specialties.

HILL CITY High Country Grille & Pub (Seasonal; Open daily for Dinner) 12138 Ray Smith Dr. 605.574.9003 The BEST wood-fired pizzas in the Hills!

RAPID CITY Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 1731 Eglin St 605.721.8886 Serving traditional Japanese cuisine

HILL CITY PRAIRIE BERRY WINERY 23837 HWY 385 877.226.9453 Fresh, local food service in a beautiful atmosphere

RAPID CITY Golden Corral 1180 N. LaCrosse St. 605.399.2195 Family-friendly buffet dining & casual atmosphere

LEAD Cheyenne Crossing’s Stage Stop Cafe 21415 CamAm Hwy 605.584.3510 Black Hills hospitality and country home cooking

RAPID CITY Golden Phoenix 2421 W. Main St. 605.348.4195 Chinese restaurant serving all the classic dishes

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RAPID CITY Minervas 2111 N. LaCrosse St. 605.396.9505 Upscale dining experience and a menu that’s truly inspired

RAPID CITY Texas Roadhouse 2106 N. Maple Avenue 605.341.2901 Serving American fare with a Southwestern spin

RAPID CITY Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub 523 6th St. 605.342.1210 Laid-back tavern with draft brews & unique dishes

RAPID CITY Vertex Sky Bar 523 Sixth Street 605.342.1210 Enjoy cocktails & dinner with a view

RAPID CITY & GILLETTE Ruby Tuesday 821 Fairmont Blvd. 605.343.1700 420 E. Boxelder Rd. 307.682.0707 Casual dining, burgers, a salad bar & cocktails

SPEARFISH Guadalajara Mexican 83 W. US Hwy-14 605.642.4765 Authentic traditional Mexican dishes

RAPID CITY Sliders Bar 1416 N. Elk Vale Rd. 605.718.2445 Watch the waterslide run through it

JUNCTION OF HWYS 385/18 Prairie Wind Casino & Hotel 12 mi. East from Oelrichs on Highway 18 1-800-705-WIND We have foods that will satisfy whatever you fancy!

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A SIP OF LOCAL FLAVOR Whether you are looking for a cocktail after dinner or touring different wine and beer venues, enjoy the local spin on classic drinks. WINE The wineries located in and around the Hills provide the perfect excuse for you to explore something other than the typical. Whether you are a “grape novice” or an experienced wine connoisseur, you will love tasting the different flavors available here. The Black Hills Wine Trail along Highway 385 connects the charming tasting rooms in Hill City and Custer to the tasting rooms in Deadwood. For first-time wine tasting, you’re in a great area—as the 112

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Black Hills tasting rooms tend to be a laid back experience. Personable, well-informed guides will introduce you to the wines the winery produces, along with the local stories behind each label. Oftentimes, the sommelier will start with whites, then pour reds, and finish with dessert wines. Find your favorite and take a bottle (or two) home! BEER Each year, new breweries pop up in the Hills, offering a variety of craft beer and guided

tours of their facilities. Many local breweries offer exclusive choices for beer tasting. Watch for both free individual samples and “beer flights”—a rack of four or more testers, usually for purchase. Most breweries will also fill and seal your growler for you to enjoy later. In the warmer months, expect lighter, crisper beers, some of which feature locally grown, hand-chosen ingredients. As the season begins to change, enjoy heavier tastes of porters and stouts in addition to classic IPAs, lagers, wheat beers, and more.

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Enjoy the array of drinks in the Black Hills from mixologists, winemakers, and brewmasters.

SAMPLE SUGGESTIONS Step away from the grapes you know for a little while, and try some of the area’s award-winning flavors. Allow your taste buds to journey through the countless options of wines, starting with the lightest whites and progressing to the heaviest reds. A sip of water and a plain cracker between tastes will help to clear your palate. A UNIQUE FLAVOR Brewmasters in the Black Hills claim it’s the local water that gives their beer its unique flavor—making these craft brews one-of-akind drinks that you don’t want to miss. COCKTAILS Enjoy a martini, margarita, or whatever you can imagine at local spots throughout the Black Hills. From high-class night clubs, to laid back bars, the mixologists at each venue in the communities around the area have prepared unique concoctions you’re sure to enjoy. DISTILLERIES During the roaring 20s, the Wartime Prohibition Act put a ban on the sale of all alcoholic beverages—launching the culture of speakeasy lounges

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and distilleries. Today, there are only a handful of distilleries to experience one-of-a-kind liquors. From whiskey and bourbon to vodka and rum, tasting the local flavors of moonshine the area has to offer is an experience all on its own. Many local venues host a number of events throughout the year, too. Visitors can experience live music, stand-up comedy shows—complete with complimentary tastings—and themed food-and-drink pairing dinners. Be sure to visit our calendar on page 8 for more information.

DON’T SPOIL IT Remember the elements when purchasing your take-home beverages; a hot car can ruin them. If you have a full day of sightseeing ahead of you, ask the wineries and breweries you visit about their options for shipping your purchase to your home. Then, you will be able to enjoy the rest of your trip, worry free.

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WET AND WILD

A variety of water adventures can be found throughout the Black Hills. Enjoy our lakes and reservoirs—several are featured on page 18—where you can fish, swim, boat, hike, and camp. Or cool off at the pool, slip down a waterslide, or float through a lazy river at one of the Black Hills waterparks, which include Spearfish’s Rec and Aquatic Center and Rapid City’s Watiki. We even have a mineral spring at Evans Plunge in Hot Springs, which features everything from slides to soothing soaks.

FUN WITH A THEME

Start the day off with mini golf at Pirate’s Cove and Holy Terror; then, soar the skies at Rush Mountain Adventure Park and Rushmore Tramway Adventures. Find holiday cheer at Christmas Village, and be a cowboy at Circle B Ranch, Custer State Park, and High Country Guest Ranch. No matter your adventure— we have something for you waiting in the Black Hills! 118

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ANIMAL CRAZE

Get up close with alligators at Reptile Gardens, then take a drive through Bear Country USA—with a finale in Babyland to see the cute bear cubs. Feed the fish at D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, and go to Old MacDonald’s Farm for pig races, pony rides, and plenty more. Don’t miss the begging burros at Custer State Park! End your animal-loving excursions with a rodeo (find our calendar of events online at blackhillsvisitor.com). FIND US ON

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Past life? We’ve got it. Badlands National Park— Eocene and Oligocene mammals. SD School of Mines Museum of Geology—free admission to paleontology exhibits. The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs—the most mammoth remains anywhere. Hill City’s Museum at Black Hills Institute—has more dinosaurs per square inch than any museum in the world. See page 126 for more details.

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NATURE LOVERS

Grab your lunch-to-go and enjoy a picnic outside in Badlands National Park of the Black Hills National Forest. Keep the love of nature flowing as you visit The Mammoth Site and other museums housing geological findings from the area.

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JUST PLAIN GOOD FUN

Whether or not you have the kids with you, take a light-hearted break. Soar through the skies, find your way through a maze, or cruise around a race track. Whether you find yourself on a zipline or playing miniature golf, explore dozens of kid-friendly attractions. Themes vary from science to mining to speed to good-old chillin’.

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Museums housing the history of aviation and aerospace, presidents and historical figures, pioneer and western heritage artifacts, and other exhibits will take you back in time. (See our list is on page 127). Did we mention that Deadwood has shootouts? Take a tour of towns by trolley and experience the history in both Rapid City and Deadwood, or hop on the historic 1880 Train in the southern Hills and ride the rails to adventure.


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NATIONAL TREASURES

It’s no secret: millions from all over the world come to the Black Hills to visit iconic monuments and memorials. Start with Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials, and then broaden your vacation storytelling with the Center of the Nation, Bear Butte, Black Elk Peak, and Wyoming’s Devils Tower.

MICKELSON TRAIL

Running 108.8 miles, from Edgemont in the south to Deadwood in the north, the Mickelson is a rails-to-trails project that provides unique access to the Black Hills. The trail passes through Hill City and Custer, and includes 15 trailheads, four tunnels, and 100 converted railroad bridges. Shuttles available.

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GOING UNDERGROUND

The Black Hills were uplifted several times over geologic history, starting at the end of the age of dinosaurs, about 66 million years ago. On and off until about six million years ago, the Paha Sapa Limestone was elevated above the water table—when rain fell, it dissolved the stone, causing caves. See Jewel Cave National Monument, Rushmore Cave, Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills Caverns, and Wonderland Cave. See more about caves on page 130.

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THE LOST WORLD

One of the Black Hills’ original attractions is Dinosaur Park, which opened to the public in 1936. Nearby, real dinosaur footprints have been found! Just down the road, the Dinosaur Museum features life-size creatures as they appeared “in the flesh.”

EVENT LINEUP

The Black Hills are full of events—especially in Hill City and at Rapid City’s Main Street Square. Enjoy entertainment from concerts and movies under the stars to art, wine, micro-brew, and BBQ festivals. In August, get ready for the fair as shows, food, and rides make their way here. Visit the calendar at blackhillsvisitor.com for dates and details.

WINE AND BREW

A variety of wineries, breweries, and tasting rooms provide true “local flavor,” from berry wine to IPAs. Create your own tasting tour and see the whole Black Hills in the process. Notable stops in Hill City, Custer, Sturgis, and Rapid City. See our Beer & Wine Tour Map starting on page 116.

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SHOWTIME IN THE HILLS

Catch a theatrical production at the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park, the Historic Homestake Opera House in Deadwood, and short plays at Rapid City’s Storybook Island. Attend Hills Alive, the free, Christian, summer music festival on July 21-22 in Rapid City’s Memorial Park.

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Step back in time and see life as it was long ago as you visit the exhibits at countless Black Hills museums. The Black Hills are rich with history. Start with the museums focusing on the area’s pioneering days of covered wagons and homesteading in the rolling plains. Here you will find schoolhouse settings, chuckwagon displays, and so much more. Are fossils more up your alley? We’ve got that, too! Dinosaurs, mammoths, and numerous geological findings have been discovered right here in the Black Hills and are a site to see no matter which community you are visiting. Many of these facilities are 126

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still active research facilities, too–so take advantage of the opportunity to see work in progress! If you’re a fan of all things transportation, the Black Hills will have something for you, too. The area is a popular destination for motor rallies of all kinds, from Porsche and Mustangs to classic cars and motorcycles. Check out or calendar on page 10 for events that can pair with your museum experience. Set your sites to the skies, too and visit the aviation exhibits at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Give your self plenty of time

when you choose to explore one of our museums. Each display will have informational insights to what life was like, what products were used for. Children will love the interactive scenes at many of the establishments. Take a guided tour, take part in a workshop or class, or watch a documentary screening of each topic the museum will cover. Not only will it be fun, but also educational. From Visitor Centers to museums, you are sure to enjoy the stories of the past during your visit.

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NORTHERN HILLS Tri-State Museum Belle Fourche Adams Museum Deadwood Days of ’76 Museum Deadwood Historic Adams House Deadwood Tatanka Story of the Bison Deadwood High Plains Western Heritage Center Spearfish

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SOUTHERN HILLS Indian Museum of North America Crazy Horse Memorial Custer The Mammoth Site Hot Springs Big Thunder Gold Mine Keystone National Presidential Wax Museum Keystone Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Hill City

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CAVES & MINES AN UNDERGROUND ADVENTURE

Head back into the days of the Black Hills Gold Rush and explore the area’s caves and mines with knowledgeable guides. Limestone is a soluble rock that encircles the Black Hills. For hundreds of thousands of years, water has worked like a chisel to create these underground masterpieces and miles of passageways. The limestone caves of this area are among the deepest and longest in the world and contain some the most unusual formations geologists have ever seen. Dozens of calcite crystal caves can be found in the Black Hills. These caves have translucent calcite crystal deposits, creating 130

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a gemstone appearance. Each cave features distinctly different formations including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, spiraling helictites, frostwork, cave popcorn, and even a rare boxwork formation. Experienced spelunkers are still finding and mapping unexplored areas of the bigger caves to this day. Within a short span of time you are taken into a different world where dripping water, sparkling crystals and illuminated passages reveal

the wonders of the Black Hills— underground. Visitors can also tour the underground shafts of nonworking gold mines in the Black Hills. Several gold mines offer guided tours to the public where you can see the actual stamp mill, crushers, and other mining equipment. These educational tours explain the mining processes used during the gold rush days of the late 1800s. Some of the mines teach gold panning techniques and visitors get to keep the gold they pan.

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CAVE AND MINE TOURING TIPS: Wear comfortable walking shoes with non-slip soles, as guided tours usually require a half-mile walk on uneven surfaces. Tours have lit walkways, but some involve climbing up and down stairs or crawling through tight passageways. No food, drinks or pets are allowed. SOUTH DAKOTA CAVES All of South Dakota’s limestone caves are found in or near the Black Hills. This is the only part of the state where limestone is found at the surface.

Main image: Over 142.75 miles of passages have been mapped making Wind Cave the sixth longest cave in the world. Inset image: Open caves are scattered throughout the Hills for explorers to enjoy at their own leisure.

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CAVE RESIDENTS Kept at a remarkably constant temperature, many caves in the Black Hills are home to a variety of animals, including bats. Although they have a bad reputation, bats are welcomed in the area, as they are important predators of insects.

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WORLDLY RECORDS Two caves, noticed as National Parks, are some of the longest caves in the world. Jewel Cave National Monument is the third longest cave with 180 miles of passageways, while Wind Cave National Park is the sixth longest cave in the world with 140 miles of corridors covered with crystals.


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SOUTH DAKOTA'S STATE SPORT RODEO IN THE BLACK HILLS

Break out those boots and saddle up as you head to a high-energy rodeo event in numerous area communities. Step out of the city routine this summer and enjoy an AllAmerican cowboy experience while you are on vacation in the Black Hills. Rodeo action began in South Dakota in the late 1890’s when area ranchers competed against each other in everyday chores. Events included aspects of every day ranch life including cow milking, branding, and doctoring livestock. Captivating audiences with entertainment, rodeo has evolved into a 134

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nationwide sport. Spectators from all over the world watch competitors in individual and team events. Calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bronc riding are just a few you can see at a rodeo this summer. Be sure to watch the half time show! Rodeo clowns often act out skits, kids will compete in stick horse races and even mutton busting–where they hold onto a sheep for a mock “bull” ride. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the nation compete

in local, professional rodeos, several of which have been honored as the best in the nation. Participants go to local and state rodeos to earn money to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Once a cowboy/ cowgirl makes the cut, they become a “card holder”, and are given preference at rodeos. Each rodeo is a serious competition, but big on family fun, too. So, round up the family, pull on your boots, and embrace the culture as you head out to the rodeo!

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RODEO EVENTS Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch June 9, June 24, Aug. 8, Aug. 18, Sept. 2 Pennington County 4-H Rodeo, Wall, June 23 SDHS Rodeo Finals Belle Fourche, June 13-16 99th Annual Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche, July 1-4 Wall Celebration July 13-14 NURC 4-H Rodeo New Underwood, July 29

Wild West Wednesdays Hart Ranch Rough Stock Series, Rapid City, July 11-Aug. 29 (excluding Aug. 22) Central States Fair Rapid City, August 23-25

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DINOSAUR PARK

940 Skyline Drive Seven life-sized concrete replicas of prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park. Built in the early 1930s. The drive up offers a marvelous overview of the city and surrounding area.

MUSEUM OF GEOLOGY

500 E. St. Joseph Street Showcases local fossil specimens from the ancient Cretaceous seas of South Dakota. There is also a systematic collection of minerals from throughout the world. Summer hours beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.

STAVKIRKE CHAPEL 3788 Chapel Lane Drive off Hwy. 44 West Built in 1969 as a replica of the famous 850-year-old Stavkirke in Laerdal, Norway. Intricate woodcarvings, dragon’s heads, and ingenious pegged construction. Open May 1-Sept. 30 at 8 a.m. until sunset.

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WALK WITH THE PRESIDENTS

631 Main Street Life-size bronzes of America’s Presidents located at Rapid City’s prominent downtown street corners. Each depicts presidents in different poses, emphasizing some unique aspect of their personality.

STORYBOOK ISLAND

1301 Sheridan Lake Road One of Rapid City’s most popular attractions, a childhood fantasy of design, color, animation, and music that includes castles, trains, and rainbows. Special lighting during Christmas season.

DAHL ARTS CENTER

713 7th Street Largest arts center in Western South Dakota with five art galleries, children’s interactive gallery, and the 191-foot Cyclorama Mural of American history. Gift shop features local and regional artists. Open Mon.Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. until 5 p.m. Free admission.

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ALONG THE WAY SOUTH DAKOTA TO WYOMING

Whether you are heading to or from the Black Hills, countless one-ofa-kind sites and experiences await you and your family along I-90. Follow along the mile markers from eastern South Dakota into Rapid City and the Black Hills then continue your roadtrip this season into Wyoming. In eastern South Dakota, Sioux Falls stands as the largest city of the state south of I-90. Tour the town with a stop at Falls Park to break up the drive. As you approach the Missouri River, take a pit stop at the Chamberlain Rest Area—the new location of Dignity, a 50-foot sculpture of a Native American woman wearing a traditional star quilt. Look to the north to view the Chamberlain Bridge, a historic connector for the towns 138

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of Chamberlain and Oacoma. It was originally completed in 1925 and carried US Highway 16; in 1953 the bridge became the I-90 Business Loop. Near Kadoka, to the south as you follow I-90 through western South Dakota, the Badlands appear. Interstate Exit 131 is the east entrance into Badlands National Park and the Visitor Center of Minuteman Missile Site. Wall Drug is where you will find everything from souvenir shops to a giant animated T. Rex and plenty of space for the kids to unwind after a long day on the road.

Rapid City, the second largest city in South Dakota, has something for everyone. Fine dining, unparalleled shopping, festivals and special events, recreation, and entertainment come together in the city in new and unforgettable ways. From Rapid City through the foothills of the Black Hills— to Sturgis, Whitewood, and Spearfish, and into the Bear Lodge Mountains as you near Sundance, Wyoming—drivers cross the northern part of the “Red Racetrack.” Believed by the Lakota Sioux to encircle the entire Black Hills, the legendary track was the site of the “Great Race”

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SOUTH DAKOTA MILEPOSTS ALONG I-90: •3  99 to 396—Sioux Falls: lodging, dining, shopping, museums, and attractions •3  35 to SD 38E to SD 25N—DeSmet: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Homestead •3  32 to 330—Mitchell: The world’s only Corn Palace, dining, lodging •2  65 to 263— Chamberlain: between exits are the 50-foot Dignity sculpture and the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center. Relive Lewis and Clark’s journey with interpretive panels that explain the Corps’ traveling adventures through present day South Dakota.

THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO GET OUT, STRETCH, AND ENJOY VIEWS OF THE MISSOURI. •2  60—Oacoma: Al’s Oasis and Cedar Shores Resort •2  12 to US 83N, SD 53— Pierre: South Dakota’s state capital •1  91 to 192—Murdo: Pioneer Auto Show features more than 250 antique classic cars •1  31—Cactus Flats: Badlands National Park northeast entrance, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center •1  10 to 109—Wall: Wall Drug Store, National Grasslands Visitor Center •6  7B—South Dakota Air and Space Museum

•6  7A—Box Elder: Ellsworth Air Force Base Main Gate •6  1 to 52—Rapid City: lodging, dining, shopping, museums, and attractions •3  0—Sturgis: Bear Butte State Park, Old Ft. Meade •1  7 to US 85S— Deadwood, Lead: gaming and museums •1  4 to US 14A— Spearfish: The town of Spearfish, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Highway •1  0 to US 85N— Belle Fourche: Center of the Nation, Tri-State Museum •1  —South Dakota Visitor Center and rest stop

WYOMING MILEPOST ALONG I-90: •2  05—Beulah: Vore Buffalo Jump •1  99 to WYO 111 to Aladdin—Devils Tower • 185 to 187 (Sundance) to US 14—Devils Tower •1  53—Moorcroft •1  24 to128—Gillette: Lodging, dining, shopping, historic sites •5  6 to 56B (Buffalo) to US 16 to Cody— Yellowstone National Park •2  0 to 25—Sheridan: Lodging, dining, shopping, historic sites •9  (Ranchester) to US 14 to Cody— Yellowstone National Park

On your drive across the state, stop and visit Dignity, sculptor Dale Lamphere’s 50-foot tribute to “the courage, perseverance, and wisdom of the Lakota and Dakota culture.” At the Chamberlain rest stop on I-90, between exits 263 and 265.

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Old Faithful is one of the most predictable features on Earth— erupting every 35 to 120 minutes in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Plains Indians, Sheridan and the surrounding areas are home to historic sites and museums, as well as contemporary Western and Native American art galleries. At Ranchester (11 miles north of Sheridan), take scenic US Highway 14 over the Bighorn Range and through Shell Canyon to historic Cody.

This part of Wyoming is where Buffalo Bill Cody, along with diverse cultures associated with Western life, are celebrated. Vistas are spectacular, and opportunities for recreation and entertainment abound. Cody is also known as the eastern gateway to our nation’s first established National Park in 1872—Yellowstone.

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between humans and buffalo. The story is associated with the origins of several traditional practices. While 90 percent of the Black Hills is in the state of South Dakota, the Black Hills National Forest does continue 10 to 40 miles beyond the South Dakota border into Wyoming. West of Sundance, as you near Moorcroft, look to the north for occasional glimpses of Devils Tower National Monument across the rolling hills and high plains. Other natural wonders also envelop the senses in Wyoming, where I-90 glides over the plains and rolling foothills of the Cowboy State between Gillette and Sheridan.Once known as the “Valley of the Chiefs” by the


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State Game Lodge

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Boot Hill Tours

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Tatanka Story of the Bison

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