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BLACK HILLS VISITOR

Contents IN BRIEF 10 Events You'll Love 16 The Black Hills Forest 18 Black Elk Peak 20 On the Waterfront 22 Fishing for Favorites FEATURES 24 Mount Rushmore 26 Crazy Horse Memorial® 30 Custer State Park 32 Badlands & Wall Drug 34 The Mammoth Site

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EXPLORE BY AREA 38 Rapid City 80 Deadwood 82 Lead 83 Sturgis 84 Spearfish 85 Belle Fourche 88 Hot Springs 89 Hill City 90 Keystone 92 Custer

DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 52 Discover Downtown 56 Meet the Ambassadors 60 Downtown in a Day 66 Faces of Rapid City 73 Events at Main Street Square NOT TO MISS 96 Art in the Hills 98 The Perfect Gift 104 Grab a Bite 114 Sit & Sip 122 Gold Rush 124 Caves and Mines 126 Rodeo 130 Black Hills Must Do's 138 Along the Way


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TRAVEL TOOLS & MAPS 6 Black Hills Area Map 40 Rapid City Map 54 Downtown Rapid City Map 112 Beer & Wine Tour Map 118 Dining Guide 128 Coupons 132 Coupons 136 Coupons 140 South Dakota Milepost 142 Travel Resources

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Every pursuit imaginable is available here; from hiking, biking, and fishing, to history, thrills, or relaxation. No matter what brings you here, you can escape from ordinary life in the Black Hills.

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Within our historical building you’ll find the finest collection of Plains Indian Arts, Crafts and Jewelry, plus Fine Arts and Prints, Glassware, Pottery, Toys, an incredible selection of Native American and Pioneer Books, Tapes, CDs, Videos, Out-of-Print Collector Books and unique Craft Supplies.


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STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY From Friday, August 6 to the 15th, the Black Hills will be filled with a rumbling of motorcycles. This year will be the 81st Annual Rally with numerous events scheduled.

SEE THE HILLS Some of the best scenic rides on your motorcycle are Spearfish Canyon and Iron Mt. Road. Find more on page 18.


CHECK YOUR MIRROR Throughout the warm months in the Black Hills, you will often come across motorists on the road. Watch as you are making turns and lane switches.

KNOW THE LAWS In South Dakota, every motorcycle must be equipped with at least one, but no more than two, headlamps. Handlebar heights and riding gear are also regulated by law.

YESTERDAY & TODAY Visit the motorcycle museum during your trip or stop by one of the many retailers throughout the Black Hills.


READ MORE Hover your phone's camera to find local events happening throughout each of the communities in the Black Hills.

KOOL DEADWOOD NITES On August 25-29 the town will transform into a night of the past as classic cars line the streets and free concerts play on the main drag. It's a 50s & 60s sock hop – Deadwood style.

SUMMER NIGHTS Enjoy a free concert every Thursday night in downtown Rapid City, and every Friday night in Spearfish.


FESTIVAL IN THE PARK On July 16-18, Spearfish Park will be filled with art vendors, food, and music for the 43rd Annual Festival in the Park. Enjoy local flair as you find a memento!

BIG NAMES, SMALL PLACES Looking for the headlining bands you love? Be sure to see the lineup at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Deadwood Mountain Grand, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

AN ALTERNATIVE SOUND Many venues across the Black Hills have live music throughout the summer. Check out blackhillsvisitor.com for info.


READ MORE Hover your phone's camera to learn more about South Dakota's most treasured mammal – the American Bison.

BUFFALO ROUNDUP AT CUSTER STATE PARK, SOUTH DAKOTA On Friday, September 24, hundreds will gather to witness cowboys and cowgirls drive a heard of nearly 1,300 buffalo for testing and branding.

DID YOU KNOW Bison are the largest mammal in North America, weighing up to 2,200 pounds. But be careful! They can run as fast as 40 mph.


SEE THEM UP CLOSE Visitors can see roaming bison near Bear Butte, Wind Cave, and in Custer State Park. Do not approach these animals as they are wild and dangerous.

BISON OR BUFFALO? If you say either bison or buffalo, people will know what you are referring to. However, the correct term is "bison" due to their large heads, smaller horns, and shoulder hump.

TATANKA: GIVERS OF LIFE To the Lakota, buffalo sustained all life. The Lakota hold the animal in high regard as a gift of the Great Spirit.


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The Black Hills Forest Have your camera ready as you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Black Hills and local communities in every direction. Above Whether you drive Needles Highway or hike Cathedral Spires Trail, don't miss out on one of the most stunning views in Custer State Park. The geological formations here are so unique, Cathedral Spires was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1976.

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When you look at the Black Hills from above, they form the shape of a human heart in the middle of the prairie. Our small mountain range is the oldest in the nation, and has been the heart of many cultures throughout the ages. From the Native American tribes that originally inhabited this area to gold prospectors and entrepreneurs, our history is as rich as the ponderosa forests that cover the hills.


Needles Highway

The best way to get a sense of the hills is to get out and explore them, and Needles Highway is the perfect starting point. This 14-mile stretch of SD Highway 87 showcases unique formations, including the Cathedral Spires in Custer State Park. Marked by narrow tunnels and sharp turns, the road is a favorite for motorcycle and bicycle enthusiasts. The Needles also sport famous 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!

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Prepare to drive slowly during the increased traffic in the summertime. There are many two-lane roads.

Between rolling plains where the buffalo roam, the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains, and incredible geology that will leave you breathless, the Black Hills are incredibly diverse in both terrain and climate. No matter your age or fitness level, whether you seek picturesque drives, easy strolling trails, or significant peaks requiring solid climbing gear, the Black Hills are an ideal stage for a great vacation experience.

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Devils Tower/Bear Lodge Butte

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This iconic igneous butte near Hulett and Sundance, Wyoming, rises a dramatic 867 feet from base to summit. It was the country’s first National Monument, established in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt. Native Americans have several names for the butte, including Bear’s House. However, the name Devils Tower came from a mistaken translation of a conversation with a Native speaker during a military expedition. While Devils Tower is a favorite climbing spot that attracts hundreds of climbers each summer, several Plains Indian tribes consider climbing a desecration of a sacred place. Most climbers honor a voluntary climbing ban during the month of June each year, when Native American tribes conduct ceremonies around the monument.

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Black Elk Peak At 7,244 feet tall, Black Elk Peak is the tallest mountain between the Rockies and the Swiss Alps. At the top, hikers can explore the stone fire tower (pictured to the left) and witness a magnificent view across the Black Elk Wilderness Area. The approximately seven-mile round-trip hike features terrain ranging from easy to strenuous and requires a half-day to complete. When bringing children, you might plan on a full day. Carry water, lunch, and rain gear—sudden afternoon summer storms are common.

Hover your phone's camera to read more about the name change and the Lakota holy man who is the peak's new (and original) namesake.


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On the Waterfront Find an oasis of serenity as you visit one of the six most popular lakes in the Black Hills. Take a swim, enjoy the sun, and stay awhile! Sheridan Lake (pictured above) is a local's favorite for fishing, boating, and hiking. There are 2 designated swimming areas with groomed sand, including the largest swim beach in the Black Hills National Forest.

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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.”


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 Hills

This 785-acre lake is 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's 383 acres include two swimming beaches, a marina, two campgrounds, and picnic areas. Deerfield Lake—Hill City

Tucked into the forest, Deerfield Lake is a “no-wake” lake, perfect for paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. It’s popular for year-round fishing, and also known for its 11-mile loop trail.

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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, walleye, bass (large and smallmouth), catfish, and northern pike are also favorites. One-day, threeday, and annual fishing licenses are available at stores throughout the Hills.

Sylvan Lake—The Needles

A small lake in Custer State Park, Sylvan rests at the main trailhead for Black Elk Peak. Its jutting granite centerpieces and surrounding walking trail add to its appeal. At just 17 acres, it’s an intimate spot to swim, picnic, rent paddle boats, or set up camp. Angostura Reservoir—Hot Springs

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The large 4,612-acre lake is our area’s southern-most water recreation spot. Near Hot Springs, the lake lies outside the Hills’ mountainous terrain and offers high-prairie views. With 36 miles of shoreline, warm waters, excellent sandy beaches, and four campgrounds, Angostura is busy all summer long with boaters, fishers, and swimmers.

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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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ATTRACTIONS MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL

Mount Rushmore

Discover a piece of history as you meet four United States presidents carved in stone. Your visit will be a lifetime treasure. Nestled into the side of granite hills, the carved faces of four United States presidents are a sight to see for many—and an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Your trip to Mount Rushmore

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should include all the National Memorial has to offer. After you park, make your way up to the grandview terrace through The Avenue of Flags—an aisle of 56 state flags and territories

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Before you go, grab a bite to eat at Carvers Café And don't miss the ice cream! It's President Jefferson's recipe.

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. Make it extra special and go at sunset when dusk is settling behind the monument.

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Walk the half-mile loop (which includes 422 stairs) for unique


13000 SD-244, Keystone, SD 57730. Open 5 a.m.–11 p.m.

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.

views from the base of the Monument. 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 “The Shrine,” a short film that provides an introduction to the memorial. Take the audio tour, and visit the gift shop to find the perfect memento to take home. Whether it is a keychain, stuffed animal, or a beautiful piece of Black Hills Gold, it's a great way to remember your time here!

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President Calvin Coolidge formally dedicated the carving project of Mount Rushmore on August 10, 1927, and efforts continued on the carving for the next fourteen years. Hover your phone's camera to read more about the mysterious Hall of Records at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Entrance Fees There is no admission fee charged to see the Memorial, per the wishes of Borglum himself. However, a fee-based system provides convenient parking: $10 per vehicle and $50 per bus. Events to Attend Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning the Friday before Memorial Day to Sept. 30 each year. Late May–mid Aug.: Nightly at 9 p.m.; mid Aug.–Sept. 30: Nightly at 8 p.m. Check with the attraction in advance for updates to their schedule.

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Mount Rushmore was originally envisioned to consist of Old West heroes carved into the Needles' granite spires.

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ATTRACTIONS CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL®

Carving a Dream

Be a part of history in the making as you visit Crazy Horse Memorial—the world’s largest carving in progress.

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Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski had been asked by Chief Henry Standing Bear through written correspondence to come to the 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.”

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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.

In May of 1947, Korczak started the project with only $174. Labor-intensive tasks included hand-drilling holes for the dedication blast and the many 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 often made work difficult, Korczak continued the monumental endeavor year-round.


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The entire carving

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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 on the Mountain using 164 gallons of white paint, to help visitors envision the future. With Mountain measurements and binoculars in hand, Ruth directed by radio from the Visitor Center while Korczak, secured from a rope, painted the Mountain nearly a mile away. Ruth and Korczak

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 The 40,000-squarefoot Welcome Center is where the storytelling begins. Two theaters show the must-see 26-minute video "What is Crazy Horse." The Mountain Carving Gallery focuses on the Mountain Carving, showing a short DVD of recent tools and carving.

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Current progress is focused on the carving of Crazy Horse's Hand and the Horse's Mane area.

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.

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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 and “around the house.” To this day, many Ziolkowski family members carry on the family legacy. A look at the future

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Today, the Dream from long ago is still embedded in those who remain at Crazy Horse, including a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, one of Korczak and Ruth’s daughters who serves as CEO, numerous other Ziolkowski Family memebers, and many dedicated and skilled professionals. A project that began simply with a letter has grown into an icon of history, culture, and humanity, and it continues to impact the state and nation.


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Mountain Carving in Progress | Museums Sculptor’s Home and Studio | Mountain Carving Gallery Modern and Historical Art and Artifacts Native American Artists and Performers (in season) Restaurant | Gift Shop For more information visit:

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ATTRACTIONS CUSTER STATE PARK

Up Close & Personal

Create memories as you discover encounters with free-roaming wildlife in an outdoor enthusiast’s haven of new adventures. Custer State Park is a 71,000-acre vacation paradise located in the southern part of the Black Hills, loaded with picturesque views and family activities. Jeep tours are a great family adventure and will bring you

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close up to the magnificent wildlife. Visit in late spring and early summer and you may be able to see the baby buffalo prancing around the pastures.

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Open year-round, the park boasts

nine campgrounds filled with a variety of setup options from tents, RVs and motorhomes to cabins and resorts. Take in the fun around you and hike a nearby trail, kayak at Sylvan Lake, or go for a horseback ride.

A great hike to find is the Lover’s Leap Trail—a four-mile loop that

has views of the spires and Black Elk Peak. Take a photo with the

Trek through the park in search of pronghorns, elk, and the noble buffalo. Take your own vehicle, or take a guided tour if you want to enjoy the ride without having to watch the road.

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Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or simply traveling

through to see the scenic views, Custer State Park has something special for every Black Hills adventurer and visitor.

Did you know? Several hiking trails in the park lead to Black Elk Peak, which rises to 7,242 feet (2,207 metres) and is the highest point in North America east of the Rocky Mountains.

Hover your phone's camera to read more about the trails within Custer State Park.

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. Wildlife Over the past 100 years, the park has become a model of conservancy and land use with the reintroduction of elk, bison, pronghorn antelope, Rocky Mountain bighorn 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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Thousands gather every September to watch as riders gather the bison herd during the annual Buffalo Roundup.

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 his sanity back again.” The Visitor Center 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. It also has a 100-seat theater where a 20-minute film, narrated by Kevin Costner, immerses viewers in many different aspects of the park so they can enjoy all there is to offer during their visit.

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ATTRACTIONS BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Badlands & Wall Drug

Drive through the scenic, rugged landscape of ancient sediments, then stop by one of America's favorite roadside attractions. Native Americans have used the Badlands

as a hunting ground for generations. Today you can catch a glimpse of bighorn sheep, bison, prairie dogs, and blackfooted ferrets. Black-footed ferrets were brought to the brink of extinction in the 1960s due to habitat loss and disease, and were declared extinct in 1979. They were reintroduced into the Badlands in the 1990s, but sightings are still rare. Millions visit the Badlands every year, and the park is known for its

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impressive collection of fossils and geological formations. Wide open skies undisturbed by light pollution attract locals and tourists alike to the park to catch incredible sunrises and to stargaze. Whether you choose to hike a trail, drive the scenic loop, or take a break on an overlook—Badlands National Park is one stop you won't want to miss. After your drive through the Badlands,

follow the signs to Wall Drug. What started as a pit stop for free ice


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Visitor Center Enjoy interactive exhibits, view a film in the theatre, and visit the bookstore. The center is open daily from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

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acres of pristine wilderness in Badlands National Park. Plan to spend several hours here, if not all day! Hover your phone's camera to read more about beautiful Badlands National Park.

water is now one of America's favorite roadside attractions. Stand in front of the drugstore that started it all and you can almost imagine what it was like years ago. Now, the boardwalk hosts retail outlets, a restaurant, a café, and a place for families to get outside and play. The entire complex has so much to offer the building encompasses nearly 76,000 square feet! Fortunately, there's a handy map you can use to navigate it all so you don't miss a thing. After you’ve seen the T. Rex,

tasted a delicious, locally sourced buffalo burger, and purchased a jackalope souvenir, you'll be ready to make the rest of your trek.

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bring water and sun protection, wear appropriate footwear, and stay a respectful distance from wildlife. A good rule of thumb: if the wildlife react to your presence, you are too close! 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.

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Dorothy and Ted Hustead opened Wall’s one and only drugstore on the edge of the small town in 1931.

Entrance Fees Weekly passes to Badlands National Park are $20 per vehicle, or get an annual pass to the park for $40.

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ATTRACTIONS THE MAMMOTH SITE

Ancient Wonders

Step back in time to the Ice Age and learn about creatures that roamed the prairie thousands of years ago.

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The story began more than 140,000 years ago, when Ice Age

fauna were trapped and died in a spring-fed pond near the edge of Hot Springs. Over the course of the next 50,000 years, the sinkhole filled with sediments and mammoth remains.

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Today the location is not only an attraction for visitors; it is an

indoor working paleontological dig site, an Accredited Museum, and a laboratory and research facility where Ice Age fossils are preserved. It's also host to educational programs that allow participants to help excavate new areas and prep bones for removal.

Enclosed and protected by a climate-controlled building,

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Mr. George Hanson's bulldozer discovered the world's largest concentration of Columbian mammoths

development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South Dakota’s greatest treasures. The Site was found to contain the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths in the world and over 87 other species. The Mammoth Site was preserved as a resource for

the sinkhole and exhibits attract visitors year-round. The fossils are on display as they were discovered for an in-situ exhibit. As the only late Ice Age facility of its kind in North America, the Mammoth Site is a valuable research facility and educational resource that must be preserved for future generations.

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There have been 61 mammoths unearthed so far — including 58 North American Columbian Mammoths.

scientific study in 1980 and added to the list of National Natural Landmarks. Through the work of local citizens, these 9.8 acres are recognized as an outstanding geological resource.

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COMMUNITIES RAPID CITY

A Vibrant Time With an array of events and local happenings, Rapid City offers endless activities for travelers of all ages.

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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 where you're staying, Rapid City is a must-see community in the Hills. Stroll through a downtown of bustling streets lined with a cozy collection of historic buildings featuring phenomenal architecture that has been restored to its

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original state. Peek into the town’s unique shops and galleries, and pick up one-of-a-kind pieces of Native American artwork and local craft goods. 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 sanctioned graffiti that is constantly evolving.

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Main Street Square: 512 Main St., Ste. 980, Rapid City, SD 57701. 605-716-7979

Looking for a secluded spot among the trees? Or maybe urban spots filled with activity? Rapid City has it all!

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. Surrounded by 1.5 million acres of ponderosa pine forests, parks, trails, and breathtaking geologic formations, consider venturing out to go hiking, biking, climbing, or horseback riding—and then come back for drinks, dinner, nightlife, and a good night's sleep.

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 B-1 Lancer bomber bases in the continental United States. Ellsworth will be the nation's first base to house an operational B-21 bomber unit and serve as the formal training location.

Founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the mining industry, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is operating today as a world-class science and engineering research university. From neutrino experiments in an underground laboratory to collaborations with NASA, research at SD Mines brings talent and innovation to local, national, and global initiatives. Visitors can tour the

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COMMUNITIES RAPID CITY To I-90 HOTELS/MOTELS Alex Johnson Hotel..........G-5 America’s Best Value Inn........................... G-2 AmericInn............................I-3 Baymont Inn......................K-3 Best Western Ramkota.....I-2 Big Sky Lodge...................F-8 Cambria Suites..................J-3 Canyon Lake Resort.........B-7 Comfort Inn & Suites, Mt. Rushmore Rd............. G-7 Comfort Suites, I-90.........K-3 Country Inn & Suites.........K-3 Courtyard by Marriott......K-3 Days Inn, I-90.....................I-3 Days Inn, Jackson Blvd.....................E-5 EconoLodge.......................I-2 Fair Value Inn....................C-4 Fairfield Inn & Suites.........K-3 Foothills Motel....................I-3 Garden Cottages Motel.. C-7 Gold Star Motel..................I-4 Grand Gateway Hotel........I-3 GrandStay Suites............. G-2 Hampton Inn.......................I-3 Happy Holiday Motel....... E-9 Hilton Garden Inn...............I-2 Holiday Inn Express, I-90......................I-2 Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza Hotel & Convention Center..........G-4 Home 2 Suites-Hilton.......K-3 Howard Johnson Express..............G-4 LaQuinta Inn & Suites.......K-3 Lazy U Motel.................... G-7 MainStay Suites................J-3 Microtel Inn & Suites.........I-3 Motel 6................................I-3 My Place Extended Stay Hotel..........................K-2 Quality Inn & Suites...........I-3 Quality Inn.........................G-6 Ramada Inn.........................I-3 Rodeway Inn.......................I-3 Sleep Inn............................K-3 Staybridge Suites..............I-2 Super 8, I-90......................I-2 Super 8, Rushmore Rd.................... G-7 The Nest Hotel.................H-4 The Rushmore Hotel........G-5 Town House Motel........... H-5 Travelodge Rapid City..... G-7 GOLF COURSES Fountain Springs.............. D-2 Meadowbrook.................. C-7 Executive...........................F-4

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CONTENTS

52 Discover Downtown

Enjoy entertainment, dining, shopping, and more

54 Downtown Rapid City Map Start exploring

56 Meet Our Ambassadors

Get locals' advice on where to go

60 Downtown in a Day

Only have 24 hours? Our itinerary makes the most of it!

66 Faces of Rapid City

Meet three small businesses who make Downtown Rapid City a destination worth going out of the way for

70 Downtown Business Index

Find your next favorite destination!

73 Events at Main Street Square

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Rhythm of Rapid City

Downtown’s heart beats with the power of music. See national acts, listen to an acoustic set, catch an indie band, or dance to resident DJs spinning beats. Free music fills the summer air on Thursdays at Summer Nights and Splash Patio at Main Street Square or during Main Street Square’s premiere concerts, Golden Hour Live, in June and August. Whatever your vibe is, you’ll find it here.

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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. Enjoy ice skating in the heart of town, enchanting storefront displays, and dazzling theatrical performances that will make your spirits bright. Downtown absolutely glows throughout the holidays with celebrations to ring in the New Year.

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Get in the game

Sports fans can take in hardhitting action downtown. Join locals cheering on the Rapid City Rush as they take the ice, root for the South Dakota School of Mines’ Hardrocker 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.


The majority of events in downtown are free to enjoy!

Modern masterpiece Public art runs as wild as buffalo in downtown Rapid City. You’ll find our streets decorated by 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, Art Alley’s constantly evolving canvas, and more than 10 utility boxes wrapped in colorful local artwork—everything is fair game.

Cultural kaleidoscope Treasured artifacts blend with modern Native American art in our downtown museums and galleries. Cultural celebrations like Native POP and the Black Hills Powwow mix rich traditions with contemporary interpretations. Stop by Prairie Edge for the finest Northern Great Plains art, crafts, jewelry, books, and music. Then venture along to other boutiques featuring handmade items.

Bronze commandersin-chief have executive authority over downtown Rapid City. Find the City of Presidents guide at an information center or online; snap a picture with your favorite president on a self-guided tour.

After dark

The glass is always half-full downtown. Soak up skyline sunsets at a rooftop bar complete with dinner and cocktails. Find your way to the Blind Lion’s secret speakeasy entrance, play classic games at the Press Start barcade, and enjoy local brews and your favorite drinks throughout the downtown Rapid City bar scene.

The elevation of Rapid City is 3,202 feet, roughly 2.5 times the height of the Empire State building.

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Downtown Ambassadors Bringing brightness to downtown, local ambassadors line the streets to guide you to community favorites while you're here.

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Not sure where to go once you get Downtown? Look for one of our helpful Downtown Ambassadors. Easily recognizable by their red shirts and hats, these individuals will assist you with a map, brochure, suggestion, directions and a friendly smile. Destination Rapid City launched


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the Downtown Ambassador program in 2019. Their team is comprised of knowledgeable and multicultural individuals to represent our Downtown district. Through this program we are able to provide our visitors with better hospitality.

No visit to Downtown Rapid City would be complete without a stroll down its streets. Breathe in the fresh air and take in the sites. Visit the artfully sculpted presidential statues. Enjoy the cascade of colors created by over 130 hanging baskets and planters. Downtown is teeming with history just waiting to be unraveled. On the edge of Downtown you will find the Memorial Park Promenade, a 27.5-acre green that is filled with the Memorial pond and fountain, formal rose garden, statues, the Berlin Wall Memorial, Veterans Memorial and band shell. The park serves as an urban link to the Downtown area, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Journey Museum. The property for Memorial Park was acquired by the City of Rapid City after the 1972 flood, and was developed as a memorial to the 238 people who lost their lives during the flood.

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You can touch a piece of the Berlin Wall at the Cold War-era exhibit in Memorial Park.

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24 Hours in Downtown Rapid City You could spend an entire vacation exploring everything downtown Rapid City has to offer. If you only have one day, however, we’ve prepared a 24hour itinerary for you to make the most of your time here. We’ll make sure you get a feel for our unique streets, charming restaurants and tasting rooms, and eclectic shops. Whatever your perfect day looks like, you’ll find something in downtown that moves you.

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Downtown is a foodie haven, and you’ll find locals and visitors alike starting their day off with all kinds of savory goodness. From breakfast staples with flair at Tally’s Silver Spoon to mimosa flights at the Gold Bison Grill, you’ll wonder if your day could get any better.

Noon Time to Play

Stretch your legs by strolling through Art Alley, a one-block stretch between 6th and 7th street. When you pop out of the alley, head to Main Street Square. This fun-filled square offers free or low-cost entertainment all year, from interactive fountains in the summer to ice skating in the winter.


Many storefronts, businesses, and even hotels downtown are pet-friendly!

2:30 p.m. Explore Downtown

Grab a free copy of the City of Presidents self-guided Walking Tour booklet from the information wall at Main Street Square or Visit Rapid City and take to the streets. Enjoy the life-sized bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents, each showcasing a unique element of the subject’s personality.

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Guaranteed, our suggestions will make your trip memorable, but they only scratch the surface. We have art, shopping, dining, and events you could spend all year exploring. Come back and see us, or hover your phone's cameras for even more ideas.

Downtown Rapid City has amazing places to lay your head, all with their own flair. The Howard Johnson Inn & Suites by Wyndham features modern rooms and a deluxe continental breakfast; it’s perfect for enjoying downtown with easy access to I-90 to explore the rest of the Black Hills. The Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza brings the outdoors in with a plant-filled atrium and a 60-foot waterfall. For ultimate comfort, check out the Presidential Suite complete with luxurious bedroom and brand new jacuzzi tub.

5:30 p.m. Dinner Bell

Pour 54 is a new downtown favorite. Their menu highlights savory pizza options and delicious pretzels paired with an innovative pour-your-own tap bar. For fine dining, Delmonico Grill pairs local ingredients with an extensive wine list and a relaxed, jazzy atmosphere.

9 p.m. Nightcap

Pop into the Tinder Box, Rapid City’s only cigar bar. They carry an extensive selection of high-quality, hand-rolled cigars, they offer a full line of spirits and live performances. Black Hills Contraband is Rapid City’s first and only distillery, complete with a tasting room and full service liquor bar.

Mondays: Moonlit Movies at the Square features fan-favorite movies on the Main Street Square turf at dusk once a month. Thursdays: You can enjoy two different types of free musical entertainment downtown. Main Street Square hosts Splash Patio featuring family fun and local bands. Summer Nights also hosts bands every Thursday ranging from classic country to honky tonk, pop, and modern rock. Weekends: Try to catch one of these nationally acclaimed bands at Main Street Square's Golden Hour Live featuring Eve 6 on June 19 and Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC on August 7.

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Art Alley started as a public art project in 2005. Today, the ever-changing murals add color and culture to downtown.

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WOBBLY BOBBY PUB Enjoy 48 beers on tap, an impressive Whiskey selection and daily specials. WobblyBobby.com

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South Dakota’s motto is “Great faces, great places,” and downtown Rapid City embodies both with our collection of unique stores, exceptional restaurants, and entertainment for all ages.

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Behind each storefront is a small business owner that makes them truly special. These three gems are just a few where you can meet great faces of Downtown. Mitzi’s Bookstore A downtown favorite since it opened in November of 2011. Named after adored Rapid City local Mitzi Hillenbrand, the store carries on her love of books and community. General Manager Brenda Beal says, “Mitzi loved to read, she loved the adventure and intrigue that was waiting behind every unturned page." One glimpse in Mitzi’s Bookstore and you will fall in


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Staff at Mitzi’s work every day to help visitors share in Mitzi’s joy of turning a new page while the store’s namesake smiles warmly from the logo hanging above the front door. love. The space was part of a collective effort to rejuvenate historic downtown; when you walk in, you’re greeted by a grand staircase leading to a book-laden mezzanine. You’ll find fiction and book-related items downstairs, as well as a large children’s section at the back of the store. The mezzanine houses nonfiction titles, local interest volumes, and books by local authors. "I’ve physically traveled around the world and would prefer to travel from the comfort of my own room, through the pages best described by a great author." Mitzi Hillenbrand

Who’s Toy House Who’s Hobby House has been a staple in Downtown Rapid City since 1950. Clancy Kingsbury, a third generation owner of Who’s Hobby House, carries on the tradition of fun and customer service started by his grandfather years ago: “In 1992 my father said he was going to sell the shop. I thought, ‘I would rather sell toys than insurance,’ so I made the change into the family business.” The Kingsbury family business expanded in 2011 when Clancy’s wife, Somer, opened up Who’s Toy House

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Who's Hobby House has been a Rapid City staple for over 60 years!

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in the Shops at Main Street Square. “We took the same customer service approach that had already been in place at the hobby shop. If we keep our customers happy, we have a leg up on the online stores” Clancy says. His wife agrees: “Because we both have niche shops, we want to ensure we are there for our repeat customers. We have customers from everywhere in the region who come to see us because they know we will take care of them,” Somer says. The Kingsburys believe part of being a business owner is giving back to the community. Who’s Toy House is a drop off for Toys for Tots during the holiday season, and they donate and maintain toys for children at Care Campus. “No matter what families have going on in their lives, we hope kids can enjoy being kids despite their family's situation. That’s important to us," Clancy says. #DownTownRapidCity

Above: Clancy and Somer Kingsbury believe in the perfect combination of customer service and philanthropy. Below: Marc and Michael Linn bring a sense of nostalgia and fun to downtown at Press Start.

Press Start This multilevel arcade bar is home to classic video games and modern favorites, and now showcases a full menu that features appetizers, coal-fired pizza, burgers, and salads. For the vintage video game lover, head down a set of old stone steps lined with torches to the “Retro Dungeon.” Upstairs hosts modern favorites like World’s Largest Pacman and Fruit Ninja. You’ll also find a tantalizing variety of prizes including cool retro plush and vintage trading cards. Press Start’s machines are from the collection of co-owner Marc Linn, who started collecting arcade games out of college. He never dreamed he would be able to make his vision of owning an arcade bar come to life until recently. As a familyowned and -operated business, guests are sure to see one of the Linns during their visit, helping customers or trying to beat their latest high score.


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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

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

Books

Again Books & Bazaar 612 St. Joseph Street 605-343-3618 Christian Science Reading Room 530 St. Joseph Street 605-343-4866

Town House Motel 210 St. Joseph Street 605-791-3987

Mitzi’s Books 510 Main Street 605-721-2665

Dahl Arts Center 713 Seventh Street 605-394-4101

Karma Boutique 529 Main Street 605-718-1456

Art & Galleries

Perfect Hanging Gallery 621 Main Street 605-348-7761 Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries 606 Main Street 605-342-3086 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 Escape Rooms 705 Main Street 605-731-8050 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 Mount Rushmore Society & Gift Shop 830 Main Street 605-341-8883

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Performing Arts Center of Rapid City 601 Columbus Street 605-394-1786

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Clothing

Decades Vintage Clothing 605-787-3438 Michael’s Men’s Wear 617 St. Joseph St. 605-342-0127 Shirt Shack 517 Main Street 605-737-3103 SoleMate Shoes & The Uniform Center 723 Main Street 605-343-0203

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 Furniture Mart 430 Main Street 605-342-3822 Knecht Home Center 320 West Boulevard 605-342-4840 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

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Specialty Shops

Alex Johnson Mercantile 608 St. Joseph Street 605-343-2383 Black Hills Vinyl 622 St. Joseph Street 605-791-4040 Celtic Connection of the Black Hills 517 Sixth St. 605-716-9014 The Clock Shop 610 Seventh Street 605-355-0505 Dark Canyon Coffee 324 East Boulevard, Ste. 100 605-394-9090 First Stop Gun Shop 701 Main Street 605-341-5211 Heartfelt Embroidery & Gifts 614 St. Joseph St. 605-877-5315 Heroes Magic & Sports Cards 513 Main Street 605-716-0273 Kicks & Giggles 329 Main Street, Ste. 3 605-343-8722 Presidential Pawn & Gun 629 Saint Joseph St. 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 Hobby House 715 Main Street 605-342-0875


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Highmark Federal Credit Union 725 Fifth Street 605-716-4444

Philly Ted’s Cheezsteaks 502 Main Street 605-791-2229

Morgan Stanley – Vicki Schilling 909 St. Joseph Street, Floor 6 605-399-4081

Pour 54 Taphouse 615 Main St. Opens at 3 p.m.

Pioneer Bank & Trust 2018 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-399-1510

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 507 Sixth Street 605-716-4700

Press Start 504 Mt. Rushmore Road ¿Que Pasa? Cantina 502 Main Street 605-716-9800

Security First Bank 805 Fifth Street 605-399-2740

The Silver Lining Creamery 512 Main Street, Ste. 100 605-791-1141

Starbucks 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210

Sweets & Treats

Armadillos Ice Cream Shoppe 130 Main Street 605-355-0507 Mary’s Mountain Cookies 526 Sixth Street 605-791-0463

Food & Drink

Alternative Fuel Coffee House 512 Main Street, Ste. 110 605-791-3791 Black Hills Contraband Distillery 601 Kansas City Street, Ste. 6 605-791-4757 Blind Lion 510 Ninth Street 605-939-0095 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

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

Firehouse Wine Cellars 620 Main Street 605-716-9463

Bob’s Phillips 66 721 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-348-6747

Gold Bison Grill 505 N. Fifth Street 605-348-4000

Frontier Auto Glass 301 Main Street 605-348-5366

Great Harvest Bread Co. 721 Omaha Street 605-791-5623 Hay Camp Brewing Company 601 Kansas City Street 970-215-9859 Ifrit’s Hookah Lounge 725 St. Joseph Street 605-716-6986 Independent Ale House 625 St. Joseph Street 605-718-9492 Lone Pine Kombucha 505 Seventh Street 605-718-2371 Murphy’s Pub & Grill 510 Ninth Street 605-791-2244 Oasis Lounge 711 Main Street 605-342-9809

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

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 Barbershop 516 Sixth St. 605-209-7116

Black Hills Surgical Hospital 216 Anamaria Drive 605-721-4700 Breadroot Natural Foods Co-Op 1000 East Blvd. N. 605-348-3331 Carol White’s Personal Fitness Studio 710 St. Joseph Street 605-342-2256 Core Connections 815 St. Joseph Street 605-484-9677 Deep Floatation Therapy 343 Quincy St., Ste. 103 605-718-1190 Downtown Dental 623 Quincy Street, Ste. 103 605-342-4882 The Market 333 Omaha Street, Ste. 2 605-341-9099 Mystique Edge 318 Mt. Rushmore Road, Ste. E 605-737-0095

Galt Investments 1819 West Boulevard 605-716-1828

Precision Eyecare 605 St. Joseph Street 605-341-5644 Monument Health 353 Fairmont Boulevard 605-755-1000

Great Western Bank 14 St. Joseph Street 605-343-9230

Vision Source 825 Columbus Street, Ste. E 605-343-4703

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Filled with a variety of businesses, Downtown Rapid City has a little bit of everything you are looking for!

Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210

Who’s Toy House 512 Main Street, Ste. 160 605-716-4386

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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

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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 Midco 537 Century Road 800-888-1300 Rapid City Journal 507 Main Street 605-394-8300 Signs Now 1161 Deadwood Avenue, 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 Elevate Rapid City 525 University Loop 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

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Visit Rapid City 512 Main St., Ste. 240 605-718-8484

MAC Construction 4440 Universal Drive 605-787-4685

YMCA of Rapid City 815 Kansas City Street 605-718-9622

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. 718 Steele Avenue 800-638-3278

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

Professional Services All Seasons Pest Control www.aspcsd.com 605-716-7378 Assurant 440 Mt. Rushmore Road 800-352-5173 Black Hills Insurance Agency 820 St. Joseph Street 605-342-5555 Casey Peterson & Associates 909 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 101 605-348-1930 Chris Bro 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 FourFront 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

Paystubz 519 Kansas City Street 605-721-2480 Pennington Title Company 725 Kansas City Street 605-343-5670 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 Wyss Associates, Inc. 728 Sixth Street 605-348-2268

Real Estate

919 Main Apartments 919 Main Street 605-209-2998 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 Senftner Realty 2401 West Main Street 605-389-1314

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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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.

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Museums and historic landmarks

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annually funnelled into renovation of the historic buildings and restoration of the city infrastructure.

come to life in Deadwood. Here families can see artifacts and displays of the town’s vibrantly preserved heritage. Begin a self-guided walking tour at the Visitor Center, which has been renovated in the old train depot, then meander over to the Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, and the Historic Adams House. See the Mount


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Moriah Cemetery that serves as the resting place for infamous 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 performers reenact history 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. Your adventure begins 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, and horseback riding

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Mount Moriah Cemetery houses the graves of real-life Wild West legends like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

throughout the year. There are more than 100 converted railroad bridges, as well as four scenic, hard-rock tunnels along the infamous trail providing Black Hills visitors and adventurers a unique rails-to-trails outdoor experience. Outlaw Square is the newest addition to Deadwood's Main Street. This year-round venue is the perfect gathering space for concerts, movies, holiday and sporting events, and lots more.

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Many of Deadwood's historic characters come to life in summer months walking the street. Watch for (staged) shootouts downtown!

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Lead is situated near the Mickelson Trail and widely considered an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream. Visitors are able to explore to their hearts' content just minutes from downtown.

Miles Beyond Ordinary 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 the many exceptional 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. In 2007, Lead’s fame shifted

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from mining to science when the site was turned into the Sanford Research Facility. Above ground, learn about the mining history at

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Drive farther than you ever have before and get your first hole in one! With a hole a mile wide and a mile long, your shot is sure to find its mark—and add about 1,250 feet to your drive.

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.

Be sure to attend one of Lead's

community events throughout the warm-weather months. From festivals and parades to outdoor concerts and fireworks displays, the area boasts a diverse mix of entertainment everyone can enjoy!

4,850

feet below ground, scientists at Sanford Underground Research Facility search for answers to the most fundamental questions about the universe.

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STURGIS COMMUNITIES

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 seventh Cavalry after the massacre at Little Bighorn. Defined by its duality, Sturgis serves as both a mountain town and a ranch community, nestled in the northeastern Black Hills. Boasting a population of 6,900 residents, the town hosts multiple events that attract visitors from around the world. One of its main natural attractions is Mato Paha “Bear Mountain”—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. On a clear day, you can view four states in the distance from the 4,426-foot summit. Motorcycles fill the streets in early August for the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and then sports cars take a turn in early September for the annual Sturgis Mustang Rally. During the event, Mustangs of every model year can be viewed roaring through the streets. Participants and attendees enjoy events from autocross and drag racing to burnouts, auctions, and everything in between. But events aren’t the only thing the city of riders is known for. Their industrial park is home to some of the nation's premier gun makers and ammunition manufacturers. Sturgis has a great deal to offer its visitors. Discover this historic city rich in the tradition of legendary riders.

For one outrageous week in August, hundreds of thousands of bikers and vendors descend upon Sturgis, making it one of the most famous motorcycle rallies in the world. What started as a dirt-track motorcycle race over 80 years ago has now evolved into South Dakota’s largest tourism event.

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COMMUNITIES SPEARFISH

Spearfish Canyon’s winding roads are dotted with breathtaking views of waterfalls and streams. The canyon features countless trails, including Roughlock Falls and local favorites like Devil’s Bathtub, Community Caves, and Eleventh Hour Gulch.

Welcome to the Outdoors As the second-largest community in the Black Hills, Spearfish is home to 11,000 year-round residents and around 5,000 students who attend Black Hills State University. It's South Dakota's first educational institute known for excellence in education and business. This community’s unmatched combination of exquisite scenery, boundless outdoor adventure, and first-rate accommodations makes it the perfect destination to visit during any season of the year. Start your day with breakfast

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at a local café or diner, then wander downtown. You can visit boutiques offering everything from home furnishings and art to antiques. Stop for some ice cream

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and snacks, then venture toward Spearfish Canyon. It’s common to see people rock climbing, biking along the designated paths, or fly-fishing in Spearfish Creek.

When you're ready to grab lunch,

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years ago, a great inland sea covered this area. When the waters started to subside, the canyon was carved out by water eroding away the softer rock.

take it to-go and enjoy your meal in one of the town’s 26 developed parks, pocket parks, dog parks, or sport field areas. Many are next to the creek where you can watch for fish as you eat. Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous restaurant options. Locally owned ethnic establishments, as well as chain dining experiences, are available. Kick back and enjoy a drink at a local wine bar or brewery, or dive into an energetic night of performances or events.


BELLE FOURCHE COMMUNITIES

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 this western cow town. In 1893, more range cattle were shipped out by rail from here than at any other railhead, with a record 4,700 carloads. Orman Dam, also known as the Belle Fourche Resevoir, was created to give 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 blue decorations 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. The Black Hills Roundup held during Independence Day Weekend, is one of the oldest continuously held outdoor rodeos in America. Cowboys and cowgirls come from all over to compete.

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antique cars, trucks, and hot rods wow visitors from a 12-state area at the Center of the Nation All Car Rally

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square miles in NW South Dakota, NE Wyoming and SE Montana call this town a hub for livestock auction and wool shipping

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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Frontiersman Buckskin Johnny's cabin can be found at the Tri-State Museum—the first cabin built in this area.

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COMMUNITIES HOT SPRINGS

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Locally constructed by pioneering craftsmen, the sandstone buildings of Hot Springs give it a distinct appearance and set it apart from other communities in the Black Hills.

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below—like Evans Plunge, the largest natural warm-water indoor swimming pool in the world.

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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 descended upon 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. You can still relax in the historic spas that utilize the naturally warm waters from the springs

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The world’s largest mammoth research facility, the Mammoth

Site, is another famous attraction. This paleontological dig site offers visitors an in situ (bones left as they were found) exhibit of mammoth bones year-round.

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degrees, the average temperature of the water at Evans Plunge

Continue your Hot Springs adventure at Wind Cave National

Park. Ten miles north of Hot Springs, it is the sixth-longest cave in the world, and 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.


HILL CITY COMMUNITIES

Hill City has a past rooted in discovery.

After the gold rush moved further north, tin was found within nearby rocks 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 fossil has been moved to Chicago, Ill.,

Hill City displays its very own T-Rex named "Stan."

The Hill City experience

is one-of-a-kind, and you'll soon 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 boasts locally owned restaurants with unique flavor, as well as award-winning breweries and wineries.

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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.

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With a vibrant arts and culture scene, this quaint town is home to galleries, wineries, boutiques, and more.

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COMMUNITIES KEYSTONE

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Left Take to the skies! Helicopter tour companies in Keystone are ready to help you see the Black Hills from a whole new perspective.

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Below Test your courage at adventure parks in Keystone where you can zipline, ride coasters, and walk among the trees.

Find the Fun in Keystone 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. While only about 350 people live here year-round, the village comes to life with adventure during the summer season. You can view the gorgeous

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scenery of the pine-covered Black Hills from a chairlift, play miniature golf, ride the trails on horseback, and take a helicopter ride. But the fun doesn't end there! Pet cute little critters, take an old time western photo, ride a vintage passenger train to a nearby

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miles to Custer State Park

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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 lifelike re-creations of all of our nation’s presidents, notable chiefs, and popular political figures in wax at a local museum. Filled with eclectic retailers and delicious treats, walking the boardwalk of stores in Keystone will be a trip highlight for the whole family. Once you're finished here, be sure to cross the street and head downtown for more trinkets, sweets, and mementos of your Black Hills vacation. 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 to put time in Keystone on your travel plans; its charming personality is contagious.


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Always More to Explore This mile-high mountain town

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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. Visitors who choose Custer as a hub are minutes from the best climbs, trails, and family fun in 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

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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 Custer State 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? Then Custer’s your place.


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“GET COMFORTABLE” Roam around by spending time out at the gorgeous outdoor patio equipped with grills and a firepit. Visit the on-site 24 hour fitness center, multiple station business center and indoor pool with hot tub. Snuggle up in front of the fireplace in the Great Room which offers a Library with books & games for the whole family. And remember...WiFi through-out the hotel is always free.


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As you venture through the Black Hills, enjoy the local art adorning our state highways, gallery walls, and main streets throughout our communities.

To start your tour of art in the Hills,

visit downtown Rapid City and take The City of Presidents free walking tour. The tour features bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents, often showcasing a unique aspect of their personality or highlight of their time in office. If you are in Custer, you will see beautiful creations from modern horse sculptures to hand-painted buffalo created by local artists

adorning the streets downtown.

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each community will have something for you to see. Rapid City has options ranging from contemporary visual art to a gallery for artists of all abilities. For a free-form outdoor art experience, visit Rapid City’s Art Alley between 6th and 7th Street. The display is always changing, with new murals replacing old ones at regular intervals. The Black Hills’ rich native

Spearfish is home to the gallery of world-renowned artist Dick Termes. He started creating his unique spherical paintings in 1968, which are now known as Termespheres®. They are displayed in museums and galleries around the Black Hills, the country, and even around the world!

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Historic architecture is valued in the Black Hills, and 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 oldwest feel of 1800s architecture that has been restored to its original state. As you venture to the southern Hills, you will notice stunning

warm colored sandstone buildings. Hot Springs is known for its wealth of sandstone architecture, from the historic Evans Hotel, to the library and the imposing Pioneer Museum. Due to the town's proximity to multiple quarries, the stone was easily available when the town was founded. This led to almost the entire town being built from sandstone. Catch performance art at a local theatre while you're here. The historic Homestake Opera House was founded by the Hearst family in Lead and

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

has become one of the Black Hills’s premier performing arts centers. Custer State Park may not strike you as a place 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. On your drive across the state, whether you're coming to visit or leaving after a great vacation, stop and visit Dignity in Chamberlain. It stands 50-feet tall, and is a striking tribute to “the courage, perseverance, and wisdom of the Lakota and Dakota culture.”

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From traditional Lakota pottery and beadwork to modern performance and fiber art, the Hills are rich in creativity.

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 paintings, carved art, pottery, sculptures, glasswork, and wearable fiber art.

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of local artists, vendors, and businesses can be found at countless events throughout the summer. Learn more on page 12.

Vacations are filled with memories, and you will have great stories to tell for years during your trip to the Black Hills. Whether you tour museums and monuments, relax at the campground, explore our web of hiking and biking trails, or try your luck in the casino, there’s a little piece of South Dakota that will be remembered for a lifetime. As unforgettable as these experiences will be, it’s also fun to capture them in a way that can make great keepsakes or gifts. Black Hills Gold is a treasure from the source. The manufacturers of Black Hills Gold Jewelry create a diverse selection of pieces that can be produced only here.

The Black Hills area is home to signature products, including originals reflecting its indigenous culture, geologic riches, or mining history. Museum gift shops, galleries, and other specialty stores offer everything from child-friendly souvenirs to fossils, fine art and jewelry. Take a trip to locally owned boutiques, galleries, and stores to find the perfect memento of your vacation.

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different kinds of beads can be found at Prairie Edge in Rapid City in addition to their viewonly gallery pictured 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, sapphires, or aquamarine. Learn more on page 130. Artists from our local area, as well as regional and national talents, show their work at art galleries, museum shops, and boutiques in towns throughout the Hills. Traditional instruments, original paintings and prints, bronze and mixed-media sculptures, pottery, leatherwork, textiles, clothing, handmade jewelry, soaps, and candles are available. If you're shopping for a child, or if your family is with you, you’re in the right spot. Stuffed animals and trinkets commemorating each of the attractions you visit, photos, stickers, and even clothes will be easy to spot no matter where you go. Bookstores, children’s boutiques, and toy stores are scattered throughout each of the Black Hills

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A unique part of South Dakota’s history is preserved and reignited through Lakota artwork. Beads, leatherwork, and drums are just a few of the beautiful creations you will find at the galleries and stores throughout the area. Sioux Pottery Made from the red clay of the Black Hills of South Dakota is sacred to many Native American tribes. Each piece of handmade pottery is crafted by Sioux Indian artists and decorated with designs and symbols important to their Lakota culture. Check out local stores to see hand-crafted arts on display, which are often available for purchase.


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communities and are a great way to make their trip extra special. 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, and snacks. Don’t forget locally made wines and beers, as well as South Dakota candy, jams, honey, popcorn, nut butters, and other delicious products. If brand names are what you’re looking for, the largest collection can be found at Rushmore Mall and Rushmore Crossing in Rapid City; each offers a variety of clothing, sporting equipment, home, and pet supply stores. Locally owned boutiques and shops also carry household names, in addition to original artisan goods, quirky gifts, and local culinary delights that will inevitably find their way into your luggage. When you’re shopping for the ones you love, don’t forget to buy yourself something, too. If you find you've bought more than you can carry, many stores offer shipping as well!

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Stories to tell For a vintage find, there are many antique and collectibles shops in the area, 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. Along with antiques, a lot of pieces have the Black Hills within them. Stone taken from the largest inprogress mountain carving and wood materials are used to make furniture, artwork, and collectibles in communities from Hot Springs to Belle Fourche.


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Mix it up from the norm and try regional favorites by local restaurateurs. The Black Hills are filled with traditional American cuisine, as well as Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Italian, and everything in between. Dive into something new; you're sure to find a bite you like!

See some of our favorite places to dine by turning to the Black Hills Visitor Dining Guide on page 118.

The saying ”eat, drink, and be merry” is especially true when you're on vacation. No matter if you’re a die-hard foodie or casual nosher, some things should just be tasted right from the source. Make meals a central 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 you won't want to miss during your time in the region. Take in the monuments and dine with four of the nation’s presidents at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone and Chief Crazy Horse at Crazy Horse Memorial® near Custer. Enjoy delicious cuisine from a homey and breakfast to a full-course gourmet meal, while you sit in front of a cascading wall of windows showcasing one of the magnificent carvings and admire the work in front of you.

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Saddle up for an authentic Western family dinner under the stars. Chuckwagon Suppers and Dinner Shows are a cowboy experience like no other. A fun mix of entertaining and memorable, you'll enjoy Dakota-grown beefsteaks grilled over the campfire, sides roasted in a Dutch oven, and specialty dishes you won't want to miss. Shows feature a variety of acts, often showcasing the country music genre. Looking for something upscale for a night out with your sweetheart? The Black Hills boasts a variety of dining options perfect for a nice evening or celebration. Get dressed up and enjoy a unique combination of ingredients, textures, and tastes crafted by award-winning chefs located in Deadwood, Rapid City, Custer, and beyond! Save your seat at one of our small local diners, restaurants, and eateries. Although quaint, these venues are packed with unexpectedly big flavors—which makes them popular with locals. Many places take reservations, but even if there's a line out the door, take a chance and wait! Most lines go quickly, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of homestyle cooking you'll find.

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Bison is one of the most popular menu items to try during your trip to South Dakota. The meat has a slightly sweet yet rich flavor, is very low in saturated fat, and naturally loaded with nutrients. Appetizers such as skewers and main course meals like burgers and steaks are common. For the best flavor, order your bison medium-rare to rare; with such a low fat content, the meat will dry out fast the more it’s cooked.

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Go sky high and enjoy your lunch or dinner on a

rooftop bar or patio. The scenery, urban sounds, and delicious plates will be the perfect culinary experience your trip is looking for. Find a food truck in Rapid City! There are numerous vendors with an array of eats from Jamaican, Mexican, and American favorites like stuffed burgers, cheese steaks, and BBQ. Where are they hiding? They are typically parked near one of the local craft breweries, by a park, or even at events throughout the Black Hills. Follow along on Facebook to discover local favorites and find out where they're parked during your stay. Taste a little bit of everything by going to a buffet-style dinner. These restaurants are an excellent option, especially for picky eaters. From homestyle favorites to seafood platters and sushi bars, you'll find the perfect fit for your travel group no matter which community you're in. Pizza is a local favorite everywhere, but in the hills we do things differently. If you can think of a concoction of flavors, you're likely to find it here. We've got jalapeno popper pizza, mashed potato

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Indian Fry Bread is a Native American quick bread. The exact recipe varies from region to region, with different tribes favoring their own unique balance of flavors. South Dakota designated Indian Fry Bread as the official state bread in February 2005, so you know it has to be delicious. Indian Fry Bread is surprisingly light and crispy, has a perfect flavor profile of satisfyingly salty and lightly sweet. You'll find it used in a variety of ways, but Indian Fry Bread makes the best tacos since, well, tacos! Most are filled with seasoned beef or buffalo meat and other traditional taco toppings. Hover your phone's camera to read more about the mixture of influences that have lead to our multicultural cuisine


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pizza, cheeseburger pizza, and the increasingly popular Reuben pizza. Thick crust, thin crust, cauliflower crust, gluten-free—we have it all. Pair your pizza with a Black Hills craft brew and you have a dinner of champions! A sweet tooth’s haven is here! Watch in wonder through a storefront window as delicious saltwater taffy is made in Keystone. Enjoy homemade fudge, turtles, or caramel apples at candy and chocolate stores. Truffles are a Black Hills favorite, and you'll find each town has their own specialty the locals swear by. Try a scoop of homemade ice cream at a parlor in every town you visit—many of them use fresh, local ingredients or have secret recipes. Some even pair up with bakeries to deliver a new twist on classic frozen treats. No matter where you go in the Black Hills, you will find sweet memories to cap off the perfect dining experience. To life a full life, you have to fill your stomach first, as some may say. The same could be said for

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Did someone say dessert? There are a lot of people unsure about bread pudding, but you can’t say you don’t like it until you’ve tried it at the Alpine Inn; trust us—it’s worth it! And when you want the best caramel rolls, Rapid City locals choose Colonial House hands down. You can even think outside the box and order dessert for breakfast; we won’t tell. Remember what we said— you’re on vacation; calories don’t count. There are so many yummy specialty desserts to choose from, go ahead and ask for the dessert menu or get a flight of options. When paired with a little cup of espresso, it's the best way to wrap up an amazing meal.


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New breweries pop up in the Black Hills every year, offering a variety of craft beer and guided tours behind the scenes. Many also offer a variety of 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 a growler or crowler of your favorite tap for you to take to-go and enjoy later. Expect lighter, crisper beers, some of which feature locally grown, hand-picked ingredients when you visit. Summer brews like lagers and wheat beers feature honey or floral herbs, but as the season begins to change, enjoy heavier porters, stouts, and IPAs with heavier spices and seasonal ingredients.

Sit & Sip Brewmasters in the Black Hills claim it’s the local water that gives their beer its unique flavor—making these craft brews one-of-a-kind drinks that you don’t want to miss.

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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.

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excuse for you to explore something new. Whether you're a “grape novice” or an experienced wine connoisseur, you will love tasting the different flavors available here. 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. Many offer free tastings, and some even

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specialty cocktails will bring the beach to the Black Hills when you visit Sliders Bar & Grill

allow you make reservations ahead of time if you have a large group. If you want to make a day of it, the Black Hills Wine Trail along Highway 385 connects the charming tasting rooms in Hill City and Custer to those in Deadwood. Distilleries and speakeasies

bring back memories of the roaring 20s when the Wartime Prohibition Act put a ban on the sale of all alcoholic beverages. While Prohibition has long since passed, the feel of speakeasies and lounges live on. Today, there

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The Black Hills are home to award-winning wines and brews that compete with—and win against—the best in the country.

are a handful of distilleries where you can experience oneof-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 its own. Get the full experience at local venues that host events throughout the year. Visitors can experience stand-up comedy shows—from open mic nights to nationally acclaimed comedians—as well as themed food-and-drink pairing dinners. If live music is your thing, you can find musicians performing around the Hills at bars and clubs almost any night of the week during the spring and summer. Enjoy a martini, margarita, or whatever you can imagine at

bars and restaurants throughout the Black Hills. From high-class nightclubs to laid-back bars, mixologists at venues around the area have prepared unique concoctions you’re sure to enjoy. Many use spirits from around the Black Hills and South Dakota, not to mention local ingredients that give cocktails an extra flair. Watch for rooftop decks with incredible views or patios surrounded by trees or next to a creek for the ultimate refreshment.

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CUSTER Laughing Water Restaurant® At Crazy Horse Memorial® 605.673.4681 Unique menu items and everyone’s favorites!

CUSTER Legion Lake Lodge Hwy. 16A - Custer State Park 605.255.4521 Offering fast-casual dining.

CUSTER State Game Lodge Hwy. 16A - Custer State Park 605.255.4521 Casual yet elegant dining.

CUSTER Sylvan Lake Lodge Hwy. 87/89 JCT - Custer State Park 605.574.2561 Featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

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We are a unique mix of local chain with a modern twist. With food by the well known Alpine Inn and turning into a dance club at night, it is the place to be. The restaurant features flyts of toppings that come with entrées and sides, they also offer flyts of beer, wine, and whiskey. When Flyt turns into the club in the evening, be ready to experience the best sound, lights, fog, and glowing drinks Deadwood can offer. We will always aim to elevate your Deadwood experience.

Experience the unexpected. Serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner. FLYT IS: 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.

DEADWOOD Deadwood Legends Steakhouse at the Franklin Hotel 700 Main Street 605.578.3670 Deadwood’s best steaks and breakfast.

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DEADWOOD Earl of Sandwich 360 Main Street 605.578.1500 Best variety of sandwiches & soups in Deadwood.

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Black Hills Gold Originating from a legend, Black Hills Gold jewelry has ultimately become one of the area's most recognized and collectible products. The familiar tri-colored leaf and grape design of Black Hills Gold has become a symbol for over the past century and into the new millennium. It is widely acknowledged that a would-be gold prospector named Henri LeBeau was the father of Black Hills Gold’s

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distinctive pattern. The legend of the design is attributed to a dream said to have been experienced by LeBeau while he was wandering in the Hills in the late 1870s. Upon falling asleep in a remote location in the northern Black Hills, LeBeau dreamed of a creek with numerous grape vines growing along its banks. When he awoke, he stumbled over the next hill to see a scene much like the one in his dream. LeBeau later began making a line of jewelry reflecting this dream and went on to train many of the early Black Hills craftsmen in this style of design now known as Black Hills Gold jewelry.

By federal mandate, production of Black Hills Gold jewelry is limited to companies actually manufacturing in the Black Hills of South Dakota. They produce a diverse selection of special themes based upon this famous original design of rose, green, and yellow gold in the grapes and leaves pattern.


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Custer - 1874

After Horatio N. Ross—a civilian prospector—found the first public traces of gold in French Creek in 1874, the town of Custer became the site of one of the major encampments of the Black Hills Expedition. Deadwood - 1874

The legendary reputation of Deadwood got its start in 1874 as a rowdy camp after the discovery of gold in the area. In 1876, miners moved into the northern Black Hills where a gold strike was found in a gulch of dead trees, and the community of Deadwood was born.

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percent of the world's gold supply from 1876 to 2001 was prospected in the Black HIlls region of South Dakota.

Lead - 1876

Lead was founded in early 1876, and was known to be more civilized than its sister city of Deadwood down the gulch. A year later, a group of investors led by George Hearst purchased the Homestake Gold Mine. Hill City – 1876

A group of miners staked their claim along Spring Creek, later to be known as Hillyo, then renamed Hill City.

Keystone - 1875

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As gold topped $800 an ounce in the early 1980s, another wave of a gold rush swept the Black Hills.

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Limestone encircles the Black Hills, and our limestone caves

are some of the longest and deepest in the world. Water has worked like a chisel to create these underground masterpieces for thousands of years, and each cave features distinct formations including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, spiraling helictites, frostwork, cave popcorn, and even a rare boxwork formation. Caves in the Black Hills contain some

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Guided tours are both educational and exhilarating. Prefer to explore on your own? Open caves are scattered throughout the Hills you can enjoy at your leisure.

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miles of underground passages have been mapped so far, making Wind Cave the sixth longest cave in the world.

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 gold mines

in the Black Hills that are no longer in working order. Several mines offer guided tours where you can see the actual stamp mill, crushers, and other equipment used during mining operations. These educational tours explain the mining processes used during the gold rush in the late 1800s. Some mines even teach gold panning techniques and visitors get to keep the gold they find


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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 1890s when area ranchers competed against each other in everyday chores. Events included aspects of everyday ranch life including cow milking, branding, and

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Sutton Rodeo, of Onida, SD, is a sixth generation rodeo company. Founded in 1926, they are best known for award winning PRCA events including Top Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, Bucking Stock of the Year & Hall of Fame Stock Contractor James Sutton, Sr.

doctoring livestock. Captivating audiences with entertainment, rodeo has evolved into a nationwide sport. Attending a Rodeo 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 halftime show! Rodeo clowns often act out skits, kids will compete in stick horse races and even mutton busting–


World-class competitors come to compete at Black Hills rodeos every year

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 multiple rodeos. Where to Go Rapid City, Belle Fourche, Deadwood, and many other communities throughout the Black Hills boast PRCA rodeo events, where professionals come to compete for top-dollar prizes. From county fairs to indoor rodeos, there’s always something to attend at a nearby arena. 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!

Pennington County 4-H Rodeo, Wall May 29

113th Annual Wall Celebration July 8-10

Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch June 12, June 26, August 12, August 21, September 5

Butte 4-H Rodeo, Belle Fourche July 18

SDHS SW Regional Rodeo, Wall, June 4-5, Sturgis, June 11-13 102nd Annual Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche June 30-July 4 Wild West Wednesdays Hart Ranch Rough Stock Series, Rapid City Wednesdays July 7-Aug. 18

Days of ’76 Rodeo Deadwood July 26-31 NURC 4-H Rodeo, New Underwood July 24-25 Central States Fair, Rapid City August 26-29

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Rodeos are entertaining for the entire family. Enjoy the concessions, the stock, and of course, the clowns!

Many rodeo associations and pros focus on animal care and livestock health as top priorities in their event preparations, consulting with veterinarians regularly.

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Must-Do Although it is probably the priority of your Black Hills Bucket List to see the monuments, don’t forget to make time for the little experiences that will make your trip even more memorable. Here are some of our favorite "must-do's" while visiting the Black Hills. Back to the Future Museums housing the history of aviation and aerospace, presidents and historical figures, pioneer and western heritage artifacts, and other rotating exhibits will take you back in time. Did we mention that downtown Deadwood has shootouts? You can take a tour of different communities 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. Just Plain Good Fun Whether or not you have the kids with you,

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take a light-hearted break. Soar through the skies, find your way through a maze, or cruise around a racetrack. You may find yourself on a zipline or playing miniature golf! No matter where you go, explore dozens of kidfriendly attractions. Themes vary from science and mining to speed and good ol' chillin’. Fossil Record Past life? We’ve got it. Badlands National Park has Eocene and Oligocene mammals. SD School of Mines Museum of Geology has free admission to paleontology exhibits. The


Mammoth Site in Hot Springs has more mammoth remains than any other location. Hill City’s Museum at Black Hills Institute has more dinosaurs per square inch than any museum in the world. Wet and Wild A variety of water adventures can be found throughout the Black Hills. Enjoy our lakes and reservoirs 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.

Animal Craze

“Bison” & “Buffalo” What’s the difference? Bison is considered the correct term. Bison have a shoulder hump of muscle and large heads. Buffalo, on the other hand, have smaller heads and lack a hump. Bison have smaller horns than all species of buffalo.

Get up close with alligators, snakes, and lizards at Reptile Gardens, then take a drive through Bear Country USA to see elk, bighorn sheep and (of course) bears—with a finale in Babyland to see the cute cubs. In Spearfish, feed the fish at D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, and in Rapid City, go to Old MacDonald’s Farm for pig races, pony rides, and plenty more. While you're in South Dakota, don’t miss the begging burros at Custer State Park!

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Going underground is a favorite activity for many. The Black Hills were uplifted several times over geologic history, starting at the end of the age of dinosaurs, about 66 million years ago. Off and on until about six million years ago, the Paha Sapa Limestone was elevated above the water table; when rain fell, it dissolved the stone, creating caves. Make sure to visit Jewel Cave National Monument, Rushmore Cave, Wind Cave National Park, Black Hills Caverns, and Wonderland Cave. They are home to some amazing wildlife and very rare formations that draw researchers from around the globe. Tours are offered throughout the year.

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Catch a theatrical production Bats are the creatures most people associate with caves. Wind Cave National Park hosts eight species of bats, six of which are cave-dwelling. Although some may find the animals "creepy," they play an important role in our ecosystem and are cared for throughout the National Parks System.

at the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park, the Historic Homestake Opera House in Deadwood, and the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City. Attend Hills Alive, the free Christian summer music festival in July at Rapid City’s Memorial Park. The Black Hills are full of events— especially in Hill City, Deadwood, and Rapid City’s Main Street Square. Enjoy entertainment from concerts and movies under the stars to art, wine, microbrews, 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. No matter what adventure you're looking for, we have it!

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Along the Way

Whether you are heading to or from the Black Hills, countless one-of-a-kind sites await you along I-90.

In eastern South Dakota, Sioux Falls, south of I-90, stands as the largest city in the state. 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 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 of Chamberlain and Oacoma. Near Kadoka, to the south as you follow I-90 through western South Dakota, the Badlands appear. Interstate Exit 131 is the east

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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 highest elevation along I-90 is in South Dakota, at 1,729 feet

Left The Lakota named this area “land bad” and French-Canadian fur trappers agreed; the extreme weather and rugged terrain made it “bad lands to travel 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” between humans and buffalo. The story is associated with the origins of several traditional practices. While 90 percent of the Black Hills lies within 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. At Ranchester, take scenic US Highway 14 over the Bighorn Range and through Shell Canyon to Cody. This part of Wyoming is where Buffalo Bill Cody, along with diverse cultures associated with Western life, are celebrated. Cody is also known as the eastern gateway to our nation’s first established National Park in 1872—Yellowstone.

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The rugged 244,000 acres of the Badlands draws visitors from around the world with its unique landscape

Above Don't miss our nation's first National Monument, Devils Tower. It's a popular climbing destination, but the sheer size of it will leave you speechless; the tower rises 867 feet above the surrounding prairie.

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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. • 260—Oacoma: Al’s Oasis and Cedar Shores Resort •2  12 to US 83N, SD 53—Pierre: South Dakota’s state capital • 191 to 192—Murdo: Pioneer Auto Show features more than 250 antique classic cars • 131—Cactus Flats: Badlands National Park northeast entrance, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center • 110 to 109—Wall: Wall Drug Store, National Grasslands Visitor Center • 67B— Box Elder: South Dakota Air and Space Museum • 67A—Box Elder: Ellsworth Air Force Base Main Gate • 61 to 52—Rapid City: lodging, dining, shopping, museums, and attractions • 30—Sturgis: Bear Butte State Park, Old Ft. Meade

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• 7 to US 85S—Deadwood, Lead: gaming and museums • 14 to US 14A— Spearfish: The town of Spearfish, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Highway • 10 to US 85N— Belle Fourche: Center of the Nation, Tri-State Museum • 1—State Line: South Dakota Visitor Center and rest stop

Wyoming Milepost along I-90: • 205—Beulah: Vore Buffalo Jump • 199 to WYO 111—Aladdin: Devils Tower • 185 to 187 (Sundance) to US 14—Devils Tower • 153—Moorcroft • 124 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


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The D. C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish has educational displays about the hatchery and the animals that live there. Check out their great underwater viewing area to see fish species found in the Black Hills.

BELLE FOURCHE Tri-State Museum..........................86 CUSTER Blue Bell Lodge...............................DL Crazy Horse Memorial......29, DL, C Custer Chamber of Commerce.. 93 Custer Hospitality..........................96 Custer State Park.......................19, C Korzack’s Heritage, Inc............ 28, C Legion Lake Lodge........................DL State Game Lodge.........................DL Sylvan Lake Lodge.........................DL DEADWOOD Cadillac Jacks............................... 107 Deadwood History......................... 78 Earl of Sandwich.............................DL FLYT by Alpine Inn...................77, DL Oggies Sports Bar & Emporium....DL Legends Steakhouse....................DL Silverado Franklin Hotel........... 79, C Tatanka Story of the Bison........... 78 The Deadwood Grille ....................DL The Lodge at Deadwood.............. 78

Tin Lizzie Gaming ..........................111 Snitches...........................................DL HILL CITY 1880 Train: Black Hills Central Railroad...............................................1 Alpine Inn................................... 2, DL Chute Rooster...........................107, C Dakota Stone Rock Shop..............96 FLYT by Alpine Inn.................... 2, DL Gold Diggers..............................43, C Miner Brewing Co..........................111 Prairie Berry Winery..............113, DL HOT SPRINGS Evans Plunge Mineral Springs...36, C Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce............................... 109 The Mammoth Site...................36, C KEYSTONE Big Thunder Gold Mine...........137, C Gold Diggers..............................35, C Grapes & Grinds Coffee & Wine Bar.....................DL, C


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SHOPPING Again Books.................................. 103 Gold Diggers..............................43, C Jack’s Campers.................................7 Jolly Lane Greenhouse............... . 74 Karma Boutique .............................58 Kicks & Giggles Boutique.......101, C Landstrom’s Black Hills Gold Creations ..............................IFC Landstrom’s Downtown...................7 Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory & Outlet Store ................ BC Prairie Edge................................ 8, 49 Spice & Tea Exchange...................65 Who’s Toys.......................................58

RAPID CITY ATTRACTIONS Black Hills Caverns........................42 Black Hills Escape Rooms.37, 49, C Flags & Wheels Indoor Amusement Park....................... 42, C Main Street Square....................... 44 Museum of Geology............... 135, C Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm..............................137, C Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf....... 37 Putz N Glo................................. 135, C WaTiki Indoor Waterpark..23, DL, C DINING Alternative Fuel...............................23 Blind Lion.........................................59 Firehouse Brewing Co................... 76 Hay Camp Brewing Co.................. 75 Independent Ale House...............23 Murphy’s Pub..................................59 Press Start.......................................64 Ruby Tuesday....................I03, DL, C Sliders Bar & Grill............................DL The Bistro Bar................................ DL Tinder Box.......................................48 Vertex .............................................. DL LODGING Best Western Plus..........................94 Courtyard by Marriott ..................23 Holiday Inn Express & Suites.......94 Hotel Alex Johnson.................42, DL Howard Johnson............................ 47 Staybridge Inn & Suites.................94

SPEARFISH DC Booth Fish Hatchery..........86, C Elkhorn Ridge.................................... 7 Spearfish Canyon Lodge..............86 Visit Spearfish................................. 87 WALL Gold Diggers..............................43, C BEYOND SD Buffalo Bill’s Yellowstone Country....................141 Devil’s Tower Trading Post......... 103

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