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BLACK HILLS EXPERIENCE

Contents IN BRIEF 8 Welcome to the Black Hills 16 The Great Outdoors 17 Black Elk Peak FEATURES 20 Mount Rushmore 22 Crazy Horse Memorial® 26 Custer State Park 32 The Mammoth Site

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DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY 44 Happenings at Main Street Square 52 Discover Downtown 56 History & Mystery 60 Gifts to Give 66 Local Flavor 72 Shop Small EXPLORE BY AREA 36 Rapid City 37 Ellsworth Air Force Base 80 Deadwood 82 Lead 84 Spearfish

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Belle Fourche Sturgis Hill City Keystone Custer Hot Springs

NOT TO MISS 30 Wildlife 98 Shopping 104 Dining Out 112 Drinks 122 Your Bucket List 130 Black Hills Gold 134 Rodeo 138 Along the Way


MARKETING CONSULTANT Natasha Moberly MANAGING DIRECTOR Jenna Carda DIGITAL DIRECTOR John Eining CREATIVE DIRECTOR John Edwards SENIOR DESIGNER Chris Valencia PHOTOGRAPHER Jesse Brown Nelson COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Meghan Rose CREATIVE SERVICES COORDINATOR Mackenzie Yordy DISTRIBUTION Richard Alley OUR PUPPY PALS Capi, Cooper, Marley, Sully, & Tucker

TRAVEL TOOLS & MAPS 6 Black Hills Area Map 12 Calendar of Events 28 Hiking 40 Rapid City Map 54 Downtown Rapid City Map 116 Beer & Wine Tour Map 118 Dining Guide 128 Coupons 132 Coupons 136 Coupons 140 South Dakota Milepost 142 Travel Resources

A big thank you for all the amazing cover mementos: Crazy Horse Memorial®, 1880 Train, The Mammoth Site, Bonzeye Studio and South Dakota Department of Tourism

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WELCOME BLACK HILLS EXPERIENCE

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Dear tourist, traveler, explorer We’re so glad you are here! On behalf of Visitor magazine, we hope your vacation is filled with adventure, relaxation, and new experiences. Spring and summer are such a remarkable time of year in the Black Hills—and many locals’ favorite seasons. Nearly three million people walk our streets and drive through the winding roads— drawn by the history and

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the nature surrounding our neighborly communities, and it’s no wonder why. From the awe-inspiring scenery of pine trees and waterfalls to the exciting attractions, local stores and delicious restaurants, the secrets of the Hills are just waiting to be discovered by you. As you flip through these pages, choose one of the countless experiences the


Prepare to drive slowly during the summer with two-lane, winding roads.

Hills have to offer you. On your trip, check the iconic monuments and parks off of your bucket list including Mount Rushmore (page 20), Crazy Horse Memorial (page 22), Custer State Park (page 26), and the Mammoth Site (page 32). Then, head off the beaten path through the great outdoors (page 16) and visit the quaint downtowns, the preserved history in our museums, the

wondrous views across our lakes, and discover beauty within the trees on a hike or outdoor adventure (page 16). Whether it’s visiting an attraction, seeing a monument, a selfie with the Presidents in Rapid, or that perfect cocktail downtown—make the memory together last. Enjoy this your time in the remarkable place we call home, and be sure to share your photos with us! #BHVisitor #BHVisitor

No matter where your path is taking you on your Black Hills roadtrip, scenic views will meet you along the way.

It’s no secret the Black Hills are filled with great views in every direction. Take the backroads and explore the beauty.

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CALENDAR BLACK HILLS EXPERIENCE

Calendar APRIL

April 5-6 Forks, Corks & Kegs, Deadwood April 5-6 The Sound of Music on Tour, Rapid CIty April 6 April Showers Bring Friends and Flowers, Hill City April 6 Medieval Dinner, Naked Winery, Hill City April 13 Easter Egg Hunt, Hill City April 20 Naked Comedy, Hill City April 20 Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt, Hot Springs April 20 Eggstravaganza, Rapid City April 21 Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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April 25 “The Curious Savage”, Matthew’s Opera House, Spearfish

May 11 The best of Hill City

April 27 Spring Fling Home and Garden Show, Hot Springs

May 13 “Holy Rocka Rollaz,” Hot Springs

MAY

May 1-5 Black Hills Film Festival, Hill City May 3 Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial May 4 Murder Mystery Dinner, Hill City May 4 Frühlingsfest & Spring Market, Rapid City May 6 Anne’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial May 10-11 Engine #7’s 100th Birthday, 1880 Train, Hill City

May 12 Mother’s Day Special, 1880 Train, Hill City

May 17-19 6th Annual Sounds of Silence Tesla Road Trip, Custer May 17-19 Custer State Park Open House and Free Fishing Weekend May 18 Naked Comedy, Hill City May 18-Sept. 30 Seasonal Volksmarch Trail Open, Custer State Park May 21 Ruth’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial May 24 Downtown Wine Walk and Putt, Hot Springs


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June 1 National Trails Day, Custer State Park

May 24-Sep. 29 Legends in Light Laser Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

June 1-2 Spring Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial

May 25-27 Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial May 26-Oct. 1 Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore National Monument May 27 Stars, Stripes and Steps Stair Climbing Challenge, Hot Springs May 31-Aug. 29 Thursdays on the Square, Rapid City

JUNE

June-October Custer Farmers’ Market, Custer June 1 Kids’ Carnival, Rapid City

June 6-Aug. 8 Talking Circle Speaker Series, Crazy Horse Memorial June 7-8 Deadwood PBR, Deadwood Event Center June 7-9 2nd Annual Custer Off-Road Rally June 8 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City June 9 Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Garden Tour, Hot Springs June 14-16 Miss South Dakota Pageant, Hot Springs June 14-16 Wild Bill Days, Deadwood June 14-16 Gift from Mother Earth Art Show, Crazy Horse Memorial

June 14-30 Sherwood The Adventures of Robin Hood, Black Hills Playhouse, Custer June 16 Father’s Day Special, 1880 Train, Hill City June 20-22 Southern Hills Community Theatre, Hot Springs June 21-23 Main Street Arts and Crafts Festival, Centennial Park, Hot Springs June 22 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City June 22-23 Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City June 26 Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial June 26 Nature Day Kids Camp, Custer State Park June 27-30 Sturgis Camaro Rally, Sturgis

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The Black Hills are filled with energy during spring and summer months. Participate in an event while you're here!

May 24-27 Sturgis Off-Road Rally, Sturgis

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July 4 Independence Day Concert, Rapid City

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JULY

July 2-6 100th Annual Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche July 3 Street Dance, Centennial Park, Hot Springs July 3 Fourth of July Celebration, Sturgis July 3-4 Old Time Country Fair, 1881 Courthouse Museum, Custer July 3-4 Old Time Country 4th Celebration, Downtown Custer

July 4 Independence Day Celebration, Mount Rushmore National Memorial

SEPTEMBER

August 2-11 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

September 1 Studebaker Car Show, Custer

August 3 StoneMan Marathon, Rapid City

September 1 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City

August 2-11 Custer Cruisin’, Custer

August 3-10 Biker Breakfast, Hill City Senior Center, Hill City August 5 The Ride that Rocks!, Deadwood August 5 American Legion Freedom Ride Poker Run & Dinner, Hot Springs August 6 Custer Cruisin’ Annual Mayor’s Ride, Custer August 8 Mt. Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch, Hill City

July 4 Independence Day Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial

August 8 Custer Crusin’ Veterans’ Appreciation Ride, Custer

July 4 Fall River 4th of July Celebrations, Hot Springs

August 9 Bikers, Bison, and Brew, Hot Springs

July 4 Patriots’ Parade, Downtown Custer

August 9-12 Custer County Fair, Hermosa

July 4 Custer Fireworks, Pageant Hill, Custer

August 14 Nature Day Camp, All about Buffalo, Custer State Park

July 5-21 Slide Show, Black Hills Playhouse, Custer July 9-14 Deadwood 3 Wheeler Rally, Deadwood July 10 Trolly on the Trail, Hill City July 13 Cruiser Car Show & Street Fair, Rapid City July 13 Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon & 5K, Spearfish July 18-19 Black Hills Corvette Classic, Spearfish July 19-21 Festival in the Park, Spearfish City Park, Spearfish July 19-21 Gold Discovery Days, Custer July 20 Gold Discovery Days Parade, Custer July 23-27 Days of ‘76, Days of 76 Event Complex, Deadwood July 24 Nature Day Camp, Track Detectives, Custer State Park July 26-Aug. 1 Custer County Fair July 26-Aug 11 Mama Mia!, Black HIlls Playhouse, Custer

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August 16-17 Lean Horse 100 Ultra-Marathon, Custer August 16-25 Steel Magnolias, Black Hills Playhouse, Custer August 18 WildCat Classic Mountain Bike Race, Hot Springs August 19-21 Badlands Circuit Finals Steer Roping & Stand Alone Roping, ‘76 Event Complex, Deadwood August 22-25 25th Anniversary of Kool Deadwood Nites, Deadwood August 23-24 Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City August 23-25 Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival, Hot Springs August 25 Full Moon Dance Party, Centennial Park, Hot Springs August 26 Mustang Monday, Deadwood Event Complex, Deadwood August 26-Sept. 2 Sturgis Mustang Rally, Sturgis August 31-Sept. 2 Labor Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial

September 1 Southern Hills Triathlon, Hot Springs

September 4-7 Durant Motor Club Auto Show, Hill City/Southern Hills September 6 Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial September 6-7 Polkapalooza at Palmer Gulch, Hill City September 6-7 Supermoto, Sturgis September 7-8 Hill City Quilt Show, Hill City September 11 Trolley on the Trail, Hill City September 11 Stair Challenge, Hot Springs September 13-14 Deadwood Jam Outdoor Music Festival, Deadwood September 14 Wine Express, 1880 Train, Hill City September 15 Fall Flavors Festival, Belle Fourche September 20-22 Mickelson Trail Trek, Begins in Custer September 21 Mount Rushmore Half Marathon September 21-22 Oktoberfest, Sturgis September 22 Pioneer Days, Pioneer Museum, Hot Springs September 22 Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, Hot Springs September 22 Climb Hot Springs Outdoor Stair Climb, Hot Springs September 26-28 26th Annual Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival September 27 54th Annual Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park September 28 Oktoberfest Express, 1880 Train, Hill City September 29 Autumn Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial September 30 Last Evening Lighting Ceremony, Mount Rushmore National Memorial


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TRAVEL SENSE OF PLACE

The great outdoors In every direction, have your cameras ready as you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Black Hills and area communities.

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People have understood the significance of the Black Hills since we first arrived. Because of a complex cultural history, different groups of residents and visitors have expressed different interpretations over time—but in the end, the area’s value has never been questioned. No matter your age or fitness level, the Black Hills are an ideal stage for a great vacation experience.


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

This small mountain range offers everything from picturesque drives, to easy strolling trails, to significant peaks requiring solid hiking or climbing gear. Because of the Native American belief that the Black Hills are sacred lands, many sites also have interesting—and sometimes controversial—stories.

Needles Highway

A great place to dive into the Black Hills is via the Needles Highway, a 14-mile stretch of SD Highway 87. Unique formations can be seen along the way, including the Cathedral Spires (shown above) in Custer State Park. Marked by narrow tunnels and sharp turns, the road is a favorite for motorcycle and hearty bicycle enthusiasts. The

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Needles sport famous and often-difficult climbing routes, many of which are not recommended for novices. Even so, the area beneath the spires is perfect for a family picnic and a hike! Devils Tower/Bear Lodge Butte

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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. The name Devils Tower came from a mistaken translation of a conversation with a Native speaker during a military expedition. While the Tower is a favorite climbing spot, attracting hundreds of climbers each summer, several Plains Indian tribes consider climbing a desecration of a sacred place. Most climbers honor a voluntary climbing ban during the month of June each year, when Native ceremonies are conducted around the monument.

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Black Elk Peak Formerly known as Harney Peak, Black Elk Peak is the tallest mountain between the Rockies and the Swiss Alps. At the top, hikers can explore the stone fire tower and witness a magnificent view across the Black Elk Wilderness Area. The approximately seven-mile-round-trip hike includes terrain from easy to relatively strenuous, and it requires a halfday to complete. When traveling with children, you might schedule the day. Remember to carry water, lunch, and rain gear— sudden afternoon summer storms are common. Changing names Because General William S. Harney—after whom the peak was named in 1855—was known to have led attacks against Native Americans, the US Board on Geographic Names officially renamed the mountain in 2016. Nicholas Black Elk, the peak’s new (and original) namesake, was a revered Lakota holy man who received an important vision of human unity when he was only nine years old.


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Mount Rushmore

Discover a piece of history as you meet the four United States presidents carved in stone. Your visit will be lifetime treasure.

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Nestled into the side of granite hills, the carved faces of four United States presidents are a site to see for many—and an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Your trip to Mount Rushmore 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 established in 1976 as part of the

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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. Looking for a quick hike? Walk the half-mile loop (which includes 422 stairs) for unique views from the base of the Monument.


Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 SD-244 Keystone, SD 57730 5a.m.-11:30p.m.

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

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

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At the site 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.

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 125seat 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!, Before you go, grab a bite to eat at Carvers Café And don't miss the ice cream! It's President Jefferson's recipe.

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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. Due to the lack of funds, the four figures were never completed.

Entrance Fees There is no admission fee charged to see the Memorial, as per the wishes of Borglum himself. However, a feebased system provides convenient parking: $10 per vehicle and $50 per bus.


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Carving a Dream

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

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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.” In May of 1947, Korczak

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The details of the exquisite carving can be seen from the viewing deck binoculars near Laughing Water Restaurant®.

started the project with only $174. Labor-intensive tasks included hand-drilling holes for the dedication blast and the countless blasts that followed. Later, he built a 741-step staircase, which he climbed several times daily— often to restart “Buda,” the air compressor at the bottom that powered his drill. Despite weather that could make work difficult, Korczak continued the monumental endeavor yearround (weather permitting).


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Where Located north of Custer at 12151 Avenue of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse Memorial is hard to miss as you drive along Highway 16/385. Fees and Donations The project, founded and operated on a strong belief in free enterprise, is funded by visitor entrance fees and donations and does not accept government funding.

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the first blast on the Mountain took place. Among those in attendance were five survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

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Ruth's Legacy of the Native American Educational & Cultural Center thrives. American Indian artists and artisans create their work and visit with guests.

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 with six-foot-wide white lines, using 164 gallons of paint, to help visitors envision the future. With Mountain measurements and binoculars in hand, Ruth directed construction by radio from the Visitor Center while Korczak dangled from a rope

Don’t Miss inside Inside the 40,000-squarefoot Welcome Center is where the storytelling begins. Two theaters show the must-see “Dynamite & Dreams” 20-minute video. The Mountain Carving Room focuses on the mountain caving, with the short DVD of most recent tools and carving steps. THE INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®, the visitor complex, and the scale models.

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

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nearly one mile away, painting on the Mountain. Ruth and Korczak were married on Thanksgiving Day in 1950 and started a family at Crazy Horse; by the mid-1960s, they had ten children. The children contributed to the progressing Dream; while the boys helped Korczak on the Mountain, the girls assisted Ruth in the Visitor Complex and “around the house.” Still today, many Ziolkowski family members carry on the family legacy. A look at the future

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


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Experience the adventure

Create memories as you discover up-close encounters with free-roaming wildlife in an outdoor enthusiast’s haven. Custer State Park is a 71,000acre vacation paradise located in the southern 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 set up options from tents, RV or motorhomes to cabins and resorts. Take in the fun around you and hike a nearby trail, kayak at Sylvan Lake, or take a ride on horseback. 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

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U.S. President Calvin Coolidge made his "summer White House" in the park. He announced from the Black Hills that he would not seek a second full term in office in the election of 1928.


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

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

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Thousands gather every year to watch as cowboys gather the 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 its viewers to take in the aspects of the park as they visit. 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.

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5 trails to hike here Cathedral Spires This trail goes

through odd granite spires, which are popular among rock climbers and through the Ponderosa Pine forests that are popular in the Black Hills. The route is 1.5 miles and is strenuous. It intersects with a path going to the famed Black Elk Peak, the highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. The unique rock spires are a must-see in the park! Sunday Gulch Near Sylvan Lake, the Sunday Gulch Trail is a fourmile loop going over boulders and across streams – sometimes streams going over boulders! Don’t worry, there are handrails to guide hikers over the slippery sections. You’ll want to wear sturdy hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. While it is a strenuous path, the views of the waterfalls are worth it! Lover’s Leap Located across from the Peter Norbeck Education Center, this three-mile loop goes up-hill for a while before evening out. This trail has views of Cathedral Spires, Black Elk Peak, and Mount Coolidge. The trail crosses several streams, which are known to attract buffalo.

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71,000 acres are designated as Custer State Park in the Black Hills National Forest

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years ago, the park was opened (1912)

Little Devils Tower has fantastic

views of Cathedral Spires, Black Elk Peak, and the sprawling Black Hills forests. The trail itself is a little over one mile and branches off from Trail #4 to Black Elk Peak. It requires some climbing over granite boulders and traversing steep, rocky inclines, but it is a rewarding hike! Prairie Trail The Prairie Trail is a great way to see the park’s amazing environment diversity! This three mile loop, and it is easy and level. The trail goes through a small creek and passes a variety of plants and wildlife along the way.


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Animal FAQs

Bison are aggressive, unpredictable, and fast, reaching speeds up to 40 mph. They appear calm, but can become aggressive in an instant. If you see a bison, keep your distance, and do not approach.

Roaming around Through pioneering and contemporary conservation efforts, the American bison, has become synonymous with the Black Hills region. This is in itself remarkable considering that less than 500 bison were left on the continent in the late 1880s. For centuries before Europeans came to the New World, native tribes relied on bison for food, clothing, tools, and shelter. Bison were also a spiritual symbol to some tribes, such as the Lakota. With the introduction of horses and guns in the 16th century, Native Americans were able to more efficiently hunt bison. However, the new technology brought traders, trappers, and settlers who hunted bison for their hide and for sport, A handful of worried ranchers saved a few of the remaining bison. Today, there are approximately 500,000 head of bison throughout North America.

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Where to See Them Visitors can watch the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup in the fall where the Custer State Park herd of 1300 bison is rounded up. Also in Custer State Park, the Wildlife Loop Road occasionally has a bison herd within viewing distance. Other great locations to catch views of bison are near Wind Cave National Park and Bear Butte State Park. “Bison” & “Buffalo” What’s the difference? If you say either buffalo or bison, people would know what you’re referring to, but 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 no hump. Bison have smaller horns than all species of buffalo.


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After the 10-minute introductory video and a 30-minute guided tour, stroll around the dig area at your own pace. Then, explore the Ice Age Exhibit Hall featuring full size replicas of mammoths and the evolution of bison.

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

Ancient wonders

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 hole filled with sediments and mammoth remains. Discovered by chance in 1974.

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scientific study in 1980, added to the list of National Natural Landmarks. Through the work of local citizens, these 14 acres are recognized as an outstanding geological resources. 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. Enclosed and protected by a climate-controlled building, the

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Vibrant culture with an array of events and local happenings, Rapid City offers endless activities for travellers 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 your area “hub,” 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 with phenomenal architecture restored to its original state.

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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 graffiti that is constantly evolving.

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life-size concrete dinosaur statues overlook the town.

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life-size bronze statues of our nation’s presidents line the city’s streets and sidewalks


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

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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, national parks, trail systems, and breathtaking geologic formations. Go out for a hike, bike, climb, or horseback ride— and then come back to town for drinks, dinner, nightlife, and a good nights 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 B1 Bomber home bases in the continental United States. Just outside the front gate of the base, visitors can walk through the free South Dakota Air & Space Museum for an up-close look at the aircraft that have been flown throughout the years.

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

Museum of Geology in the O'Harra Building to see fascinating exhibits the entire family will surely enjoy

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Experience big art downtown from sculptor Masayuki Nagase–The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water.

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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 Avanti Motel.................. H-4 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 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 Howard Johnson Express........... G-4 LaQuinta Inn & Suites..... K-3 Lazy U Motel..................G-7 M Star Hotel...................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 Rushmore Hotel..... G-5 Time Inn Motel................ I-4 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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48 Events at Main Street Square Don’t miss this free entertainment 52 Discover Downtown Enjoy entertainment, dining, shopping, and more 54 Downtown Rapid City Map Start exploring 56 History & Mystery Beautiful buildings and haunting stories 60 Where the Gift Givers Go The shopping experience everyone will enjoy 66 Living Your Brunch Life The best stops downtown 68 Sit & Sip Guide Tap into local flavors 72 Downtown Business Index It's all here Destination Rapid City and the Downtown Business Group. Reproduction of any material is expressively forbidden without permission from Destination Rapid City. Destination Rapid City and its affiliates assume no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photography or artwork, and reserve the right to accept or reject any editorial or advertising material. Advertisements in this publication do not necessarily carry the endorsement of Destination Rapid City or its affiliates. Š

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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 Thursday nights during the Thursdays at the Square and Summer Nights. Whatever your vibe, you’re going to find it here.

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

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 SD Mines Hardrockers’ men and women competing in NCAA Div. II athletics, or buck into the wild western action of the PRCA at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.


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

Public art runs as wild as buffalo in downtown Rapid City. With more than 10 utility boxes dripping in colorful local artwork, a 9,000-pound interactive limestone sculpture in Memorial Park, a two-story mural depicting the Badlands painted on the Elks Theatre building, the 21 hand-carved granite pieces that compose The Sculpture Project, and Art Alley’s constantly evolving canvas—everything is fair game.

Snowy splendor

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

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 speakeasy’s secret entrance, play classic games at the barcade, and enjoy local brews and your favorite drinks at the downtown the bar scene.

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Of the 44 presidents – why are there only 43 statues downtown? President Cleveland was 22nd and 24th!

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Main St. & 8th St. John F. Kennedy Martin Van Buren William H. Taft Andrew Jackson

Main St. & 7th St. John Quincy Adams James Monroe Lyndon Johnson

Main St. & 6th St. John Adams George Bush Sr.

Main St. & 5th St. Herbert Hoover Franklin Roosevelt Calvin Coolidge Chester A. Arthur

Main St. & 4th St. Ulysses Grant James Polk Benjamin Harrison William McKinley

St. Joe St. & 9th St. Warren G. Harding Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore Woodrow Wilson

St. Joe St. & 8th St. John Tyler Harry Truman William H. Harrison

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St. Joe St. & 6th St. George Washington Ronald Reagan Andrew Johnson Jimmy Carter

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HISTORY & MYSTERY

History & mystery The Hotel Alex Johnson

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Chicago & North Western Railroad Vice President Alex Carlton Johnson commissioned this Tudor Revival style building featuring a modern skyscraper form. The landmark hotel opened its doors to guests in 1928. Its interior décor and design reflect Johnson’s respect for Lakota Sioux culture, as well as the overall Black Hills region. This hotel has transformed over the years, but the historic ambiance remains while offering modern, upscale accommodations to Black Hills. Upon entering the front lobby area, you are greeted by the vision and very essence of Johnson’s creation. #BHVisitor

Many know the Hotel Alex Johnson to host spirits, past staff; and, of course, its ghost in residence – the BrokenHearted Lady in White. It’s believed many years ago, a young woman on her wedding day, being left at the alter, committed suicide on the 8th floor. Now, it is said that a woman in white can be seen wandering the halls.


Firehouse Brewing Co. 610 Main St. 605-348-1915

Firehouse Brewing Company is a unique and interesting landmark in Downtown Rapid City. In 1915, this location was the headquarters for the Rapid City Fire Department. Restored in 1991, the building reopened and is now the state’s oldest microbrewery. Now a full restaurant, the Firehouse is also known for its numerous brews that change frequently. This stop is a local’s favorite and a visitor’s must-see. Catch a show at the theatre upstairs during the winter season and enjoy free live music in the beer garden on warm summer evenings.

Looking for some mystery? While a fire hall, there were many bizarre accidents throughout the years. When visiting today, figures of departed firefighters have been known to roam all floors of the building, and many also claim to have heard voices and laughter at all times of the day.

The Elks theatre This beautiful historic theatre opened its doors in 1912 as Rapid City’s first Elks Lodge & Opera House – boasting the frequented presence of Alfred Hitchcock during his filming of North by Northwest (1958), as well as Gutzon Borglum while carving Mount Rushmore (1927-1941). Today, this beautiful theatre shows films from the past, current box office hits, and family favorites year-round. Film tours, concerts, and presentations are also held in the main theatre on a beautiful stage complete with traditional red draping.

Looking for a mystery here? The Elks Theatre is known to be home to the benevolent spirit Jimmy since its opera house days. This spirit is full of mischief and is known to flip seats up in the theatre. #BHVisitor

Are you brave enough to book that 8th floor room? The Hotel Alex Johnson offers a Ghost Adventure package.

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Where the gift givers go Meander through downtown Rapid City’s charming shopping district where more than 80 owner-operated shops welcome you. Whether you are looking for a memento to take home, or a gift for someone special, you’re going to find the perfect item downtown. South Dakota Made Remember the view of your favorite Black Hills landscape with a stunning picture from a local South Dakota artist or commemorate #BHVisitor

Who’s Toys has one of three Superplexus Circles in the whole world! The circle, as the name implies, is chock-full of rings. They intersect, align and explode!

your trip with a custom T-shirt. Savor regional flavors with a specially curated blend of tea, farm-fresh produce, or snacks for the trip back home. Relive your Downtown Rapid City experience by taking a little piece of it home. A Hobby Lover’s Paradise

Fulfill the history lover in you and dig through vintage treasures at antique shops and uncover rows of literature at local bookstores. Are you a


Spice & Tea Exchange 519 6th St. 605-791-2900 Mon-Sat 9a.m.-6p.m. Sun 10a.m.-5p.m.

hobbyist? Mine through reams of colorful arts and crafts at numerous stores and even prospect for rare, back-issue comics. Outdoor lovers will be able to get outfitted for your Black Hills adventure, and music enthusiasts can flip through crates of records finding that perfect 12” to add to their collection. Home and Décor

Discover everything from modern décor to western flare to take (or ship) home. Throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhood streets, you will be able to find the perfect piece for your coworker’s office, a friend’s porch, or even your own home.

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different varieties of historical, hand-cut, Italian glass beads. These beads were commission by the United States Government from Italy to be used as trade with the Plains Indians.

Find the latest brands and trends in women’s fashion at multiple boutiques lining St. Joseph and Main Street. From cozy sweaters for winter to the perfect springtime dress, these pieces can become the perfect gift. Bonus: most of these locallyowned boutiques have specialty items like lotions, perfumes, candles, and more! It’s a one-stop-shop for getting well thought out (or even last minute) keepsakes for those back home. Something Just For You Even though it’s fun to give gifts, this is your vacation! Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or a blow-out so you look and feel extra-fabulous in your new finds at the local boutiques. Check out the beautiful items at the jewelry stores, grab a coffee or ice cream to go as you stroll the streets, then, grab a fresh bouquet from the florist to brighten up any space, before you head back to your hotel room.

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Who's Hobby House has an iconic neon sign, created in 1951, and is now in the National Registry of Historic Signs.

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What is better than getting to sleep in on your vacation, do a little shopping and exploring, then grabbing brunch at a local restaurant? It’s pretty hard to beat! While you’re visiting Downtown Rapid City, be sure to make a stop at these three places. Tally’s Silver Spoon

Once known as the Bright Spot Café in the 1930s, Tally’s is an adored local favorite. They boast a 50-year-old pancake


(kōl) 504 Mt. Rushmore Rd 605-791-1600 every Saturday & Sunday 10a.m. -2p.m.

Mimosas – the 1896 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary cites Punch magazine which wrote that the term was coined in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers"

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After making a splash into the downtown dining scene in 2015, (kōl) offers a unique dining experience for their guests – especially with the massive

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when brunch caught on in the states due to its popularity among Hollywood stars.

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the believed origin of avocado toast from chef Bill Granger in Sydney Australia.

coal-fired oven that glows in the corner. From lighter options like the “Fig in a Pear Tree” salad and Scotch eggs to more heartier meals like chicken and waffles or huevos rancheros, this highrated brunch spot will have you asking for seconds.

kōl also offers bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's on weekends.

recipe (yes, it’s that good!), and more creative dishes such as the “Migas” – chorizo sausage, onions, peppers, potatoes, tortilla strips, scrambled eggs, green chili, white cheddar. Come hungry, and enjoy a mimosa, juice, or coffee with your brunch.

Gold Bison Grill

Nestled next to the lobby at the Holiday Inn – Rushmore Plaza, the Golden Bison restaurant is a local favorite for their brunch menu. With atrium views of the

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Sit & Sip Take a seat and relax while you sip on a late night brew or custom cocktail. Enjoy the atmosphere around you, from city lights and firesides to local bands and entertainment downtown in Rapid City.

There are two waffle Holidays, March 25th is the International Waffle Day and August 24th is the United States National Waffle Day! Make sure to spend those days in one of our favorite brunch spots.

waterfall, and a family-friendly atmosphere, this restaurant has a rotating menu accompanied by long-lasting favorites like the dessert display, pizzas, and of course the bottomless mimosas and bloody mary bar.

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Black Hills Contraband Distillery 601 Kansas City Street, Ste. 6 Blind Lion 510 Ninth Street The Brass Rail 624 St. Joseph Street Firehouse Brewing Company 610 Main Street Firehouse Wine Cellars 620 Main Street Gold Bison Grill 505 N. Fifth Street Hay Camp Brewing Company 601 Kansas City Street Independent Ale House 625 St. Joseph Street

(kōl) 504 Mt. Rushmore Road Murphy’s Pub & Grill 510 Ninth Street Oasis Lounge 711 Main Street Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub 523 Sixth Street Press Start 504 Mt. Rushmore Road ¿Que Pasa? Cantina 502 Main Street Tinder Box 518 Seventh Street Vertex Sky Bar 523 Sixth Street Wobbly Bobby British Pub 510 Main Street


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Not Your Typical Pub Fare….

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Patio + 30 Beers on Tap + Cocktails www.murphyspubandgrill.com 605-791-2244

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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 Town House Motel 210 St. Joseph Street 605-791-3987 Art & Galleries Dahl Arts Center 713 Seventh Street 605-394-4101 Perfect Hanging Gallery 621 Main Street 605-348-7761 Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries 606 Main Street 605-342-3086 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

Rapid City Rush 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road 605-716-7825 Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road 605-394-4111 SD Mines Museum of Geology 501 E. St. Joseph Street 605-394-2467 Summer Nights PO Box 2290 rapidcitysummernights.com Trinity Eco Prayer Park 405 St. Joseph Street 605-389-3448 BOOKS Again Books & Bazaar 612 St. Joseph Street 605-343-3618 Christian Science Reading Room 530 St. Joseph Street 605-343-4866 Mitzi’s Books 510 Main Street 605-721-2665 CLOTHING Karma Boutique 529 Main Street 605-718-1456 Serendipity Street Boutique 619 Main Street 605-791-1981 Shirt Shack 517 Main Street 605-737-3103 SoleMate Shoes & The Uniform Center 723 Main Street 605-343-0203

Black Hills Playhouse blackhillsplayhouse.com 605-255-4141

Untamed Accessories & Clothing 617 Main Street 605-343-5020

City of Presidents 631 Main Street downtownrapidcity.com

Vanbachs Boutique 512 Main Street, Ste. 210 605-342-3650

Elks Theatre 512 Sixth Street 605-343-7888

FURNITURE & HOME B.E.S. Lighting 333 Omaha Street, Ste. 3 605-348-3393

Fort Hays Chuckwagon 2255 Fort Hays Drive 605-343-3113 The Journey Museum & Learning Center 222 New York Street 605-394-6923 Main Street Square 526 Main Street 605-716-7979

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

Mount Rushmore Society 830 Main Street 605-341-8883

Black Hills Flooring & Kitchen Tune-Up 333 Omaha Street, Ste. 1 605-341-2614 O & A Farmhouse 320 Seventh Street 605-381-6880 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 SPECIALTY SHOPS Alex Johnson Mercantile 608 St. Joseph Street 605-343-2383 Black Hills Vinyl 622 St. Joseph Street 605-791-4040 The Clock Shop 610 Seventh Street 605-355-0505 The Connection Army-Navy Store 817 Main Street 605-341-3032 Cranky’s Bike Shop 628 St. Joseph Street 605-716-0826 Dark Canyon Coffee 324 East Boulevard, Ste. 100 605-394-9090 First Stop Gun Shop 701 Main Street 605-341-5211 Heroes Magic & Sports Cards 513 Main Street 605-716-0273 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

Jambonz Deux 516 Seventh Street 605-791-0624

Dacotah Bank 125 Main Street 605-394-9000

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

(kōl) 504 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-791-1600

First National Bank 632 Main Street 605-399-0990

SWEETS & TREATS Armadillos Ice Cream Shoppe 130 Main Street 605-355-0507

Lone Pine Kombucha 505 Seventh Street 605-718-2371

First Western Federal Savings Bank 402 Main Street 605-341-1203

BakeWorks 518 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-791-1713 Mary’s Mountain Cookies 526 Sixth Street 605-791-0463 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 507 Sixth Street 605-716-4700 The Silver Lining Creamery 512 Main Street, Ste. 100 605-791-1141 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 Botticelli Ristorante 523 Main Street 605-348-0089 The Brass Rail 624 St. Joseph Street 605-341-1768 Delmonico Grill 609 Main Street 605-791-1664 Firehouse Brewing Company 610 Main Street 605-348-1915 Firehouse Wine Cellars 620 Main Street 605-716-9463 Gold Bison Grill 505 N. Fifth Street 605-348-4000 Great Harvest Bread Co. 721 Omaha Street 605-791-5623 The Gyro Hub 1301 W. Omaha Street, Ste. 104 605-348-2877 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

Murphy’s Pub & Grill 510 Ninth Street 605-791-2244 Oasis Lounge 711 Main Street 605-342-9809 Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210 Philly Ted’s Cheezsteaks 502 Main Street 605-791-2229 Press Start 504 Mt. Rushmore Road ¿Que Pasa? Cantina 502 Main Street 605-716-9800 Starbucks 523 Sixth Street 605-342-1210 Tally’s Silver Spoon 530 Sixth Street 605-342-7621 Tinder Box 518 Seventh Street 605-341-8466 Vertex Sky Bar 523 Sixth Street 605-716-4530 Wine Cellar Restaurant 513 Sixth Street 605-718-2675 Wobbly Bobby British Pub 510 Main Street 605-721-7468 AUTOMOTIVE ABRA Auto Body & Glass 350 N. Lacrosse Street 605-348-0026 Bob’s Phillips 66 721 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-348-6747 Frontier Auto Glass 301 Main Street 605-348-5366 Holiday Stationstores 35 Omaha St. 605-348-2220 FINANCIAL BankWest 311 Omaha Street 605-399-2265 Black Hills Community Bank 840 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-343-2422 Black Hills Federal Credit Union 225 Main Street 605-718-1818

Galt Investments 1819 West Boulevard 605-716-1828 Great Western Bank 14 St. Joseph Street 605-343-9230 Highmark Federal Credit Union 725 Fifth Street 605-716-4444 Morgan Stanley – Vicki Schilling 909 St. Joseph Street, Floor 6 605-399-4081 Pioneer Bank & Trust 2018 Mt. Rushmore Road 605-399-1510 Security First Bank 805 Fifth Street 605-399-2740 U.S. Bank 701 St. Joseph Street 605-394-2000 Wells Fargo Advisors 625 Main Street 605-343-7555 Wells Fargo Bank 825 St. Joseph Street 605-394-3800 Whitesell Financial Group 817 Ninth Street 605-348-1152 HEALTHY, BEAUTY & WELLNESS

AJ’s Wicked Salon & Spa 610 St. Joseph Street 605-791-5898

Black Hills Surgical Hospital 216 Anamaria Drive 605-721-4700 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 Float 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

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Mystique Edge 318 Mt. Rushmore Road, Ste. E 605-737-0095 Precision Eyecare 605 St. Joseph Street 605-341-5644 Regional Health 353 Fairmont Boulevard 605-755-1000 Sōl Yoga Collective 611 1/2 Main Street 605-220-5116 Vision Source 825 Columbus Street, Ste. E 605-343-4703 LEGAL Bangs McCullen Law Firm 333 West Boulevard, Ste. 400 605-343-1040 Costello Porter Law 704 St. Joseph Street 605-343-2410 DeMersseman Jensen Tellinghuisen & Huffman, LLP 516 Fifth Street 605-646-2839 Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP 506 Sixth Street 605-342-1078

Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce 444 Mt. N. Rushmore Road 605-343-1744 Rapid City Public Library 610 Quincy Street 605-394-6139 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 501 E. St. Joseph Street 605-394-2511 United Way of the Black Hills 621 Sixth Street, Ste. 100 605-343-5872 Visit Rapid City 512 Main St., Ste. 240 605-718-8484 YMCA of Rapid City 815 Kansas City Street 605-718-9622 PERSONAL SERVICES AAA of South Dakota 815 St. Joseph Street 605-342-8482 Behrens – Wilson Funeral Home 632 St. Francis Street 605-343-0145 Bursch Travel Agency 803 St. Patrick Street 605-342-2700

MEDIA & MARKETING: Duhamel Broadcasting 518 St. Joseph Street 605-342-2000

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES All Seasons Pest Control www.aspcsd.com 605-716-7378

Evergreen Media 329 Main Street, Ste. 1 605-343-7684

Assurant 440 Mt. Rushmore Road 800-352-5173

HomeSlice Media Group 660 Flormann Drive, Ste. 100 605-343-6161

Black Hills Insurance Agency 820 St. Joseph Street 605-342-5555

KEVN Black Hills FOX TV 2001 Skyline Drive 605-394-7777

Casey Peterson & Associates 909 St. Joseph Street, Ste. 101 605-348-1930

Midco 537 Century Road 800-888-1300

Chris Bro Hospitality 415 Main Street 605-342-0691

Rapid City Journal 507 Main Street 605-394-8300

Climate Control 801 Deadwood Avenue 605-721-7177

Signs Now 161 Deadwood Avenue, 7 605-721-6465

Conrad’s Big “C” Signs 1750 E. North Street 605-348-8744

Simpson’s Printing 2410 S. Plaza Drive 605-342-0979

Dakota Mill & Grain 224 Founders Park Drive 605-342-3834

Viamedia 1600 Mt. View Road 605-721-2707

Dean Kurtz Construction 1651 Rand Road 605-343-6665

ORGANIZATIONS Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting 415 Main Street 605-394-6994

First American Title Company 801 Mt. Rushmore Road, Ste. 100 605-348-4200

The Hope Center 615 Kansas City Street 605-716-4673

Fisher Beverage, Co. 3636 Seger Drive 605-342-0155 Four Front Design 517 Seventh Street 605-342-9470

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP 810 Quincy Street 605-342-5630 Kieffer Sanitation 2426 E. St. Patrick Street 605-342-5575 KT Connections 829 Quincy Street 605-341-3873 MAC Construction 4440 Universal Drive 605-787-4685 Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. 718 Steele Avenue 800-638-3278 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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AN UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY-FRIENDLY DINING EXPERIENCE Listed on the National Historic Register, Firehouse Brewing Co. is housed within Rapid City’s first fire hall. Open daily, we offer a diverse menu including locally sourced buffalo burgers, gumbo, BBQ and more. After dinner, grab a beer and dance under the stars to free live music on our heated, outdoor beer garden. SOUTH DAKOTA’S OLDEST BREWERY Our micro brewery crafts a wide variety of styles ranging from hearty stouts to crisp ciders. INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED WINERY From oak-aged reds and crisp white wines to sweet dessert styles—join us for a tasting, and we will help you find a wine to love! FIREHOUSEBREWING.COM • FIREHOUSEWINECELLARS.COM 610 MAIN STREET, DOWNTOWN RAPID CITY


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Adams Museum Days of ‘76 Museum Historic Adams House Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center Mount Moriah Cemetery DeadwoodHistory.com 605-722-4800

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The historic wild west

Be one of the two million people who visit the legendary town of Deadwood this season! Reflect on history and strike it rich.

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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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$100M in gross receipts every year for the city's casinos,

$7M

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

Museums and historic landmarks

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—and meander to the Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, and The Historic Adams House. See the


Historic Deadwood 501 Main St., Deadwood, SD 57732 800-999-1876

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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 throughout the warmweather months. 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. Visit the Deadwood area during the winter months, enjoy another adventure at the area’s ski resort, or snowmobile on hundreds of miles of wellkept groomed trails.

Limited stakes

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

When the constitutional amendment allowing limited-stakes gambling in Deadwood was passed, there were only two other places in America where gambling was legal: Nevada and Atlantic City. The law authorizing gambling in Deadwood mandated that a significant portion of the revenue would be earmarked for historic preservation efforts.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery has the graves of Wild West figures like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

Mount Moriah Cemetery that serves as the resting place for western outlaws, and learn how Deadwood went from a lawless gold camp to a modernday restoration project—and everything in between. The easiest way to see all of Deadwood is through a guided tour. Watch as history comes to life right before your eyes on a narrated trolley or bus tour of this Wild West town. For more entertainment, check out the calendar of events at blackhillsvisitor.com, and attend one of the many concerts and events the town offers.

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

Miles above 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 their local restaurants. After dinner, take in a performance at the Historic Homestake Opera House— fondly known as the Jewel of the Black Hills. Built in 1914, this beautiful building still operates as a venue for concerts, theatre, music, dance, events, and more. Lead (pronounced “leed”) was founded in 1876 after the discovery of gold had the Black Hills booming. 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 The Homestake Visitor

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Get your first Hole in One! Drive further than you ever have before. With a hole a mile wide and a mile long, you are sure to get a hole in one - AND add about 1250 feet to your drive.

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 firework displays, this area is known for a diverse mix of entertainment everyone can enjoy!

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

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ounces of gold were mined by the Homestake Mining Company between 1876-2001

$52B

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

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

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

Find your adventure here Standing as the second-largest community in the Black Hills, Spearfish is home to 11,000 year-round residents and 5,000 students who attend Black Hills State University, the state’s first educational institute known for education and business. This community’s unmatched combination of exquisite scenery, boundless outdoor adventure, and first-rate accommodations make it the perfect destination to visit during any season throughout the year. Start your day with breakfast at a local café or diner, then meander downtown. Visit boutiques offering everything from home furnishing to art to antiques. Stop for some ice cream and snacks, then venture toward the canyon. It’s very

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3060M

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

1893

the first commercial transportation through the Canyon was by train

common to see people rock climbing, biking along the designated bike paths, or flyfishing in Spearfish Creek. Grab lunch-to-go and enjoy your meal in one of the town’s 26 developed parks, pocket parks, dog parks, and sport field areas; then, you’re off to your next adventure. Enjoy dinner at one of the numerous restaurant options. Locally-owned ethnic establishments, as well as chain dining experiences, are available to you here. Kick back and enjoy a drink at a local wine bar or brewery or dive into an energetic night of performances or events. No matter what your vacation holds in store, you're sure to find Spearfish memorable.


BELLE FOURCHE COMMUNITIES

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

21,000

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

Western pioneer community Defined as "the Beautiful Forks" in French, Belle Fourche (pronounced “Bell Foosh”) is noted for being the geographic Center of the Nation – marked by a granite monument and a path of flags.

Sheriff and rancher Seth Bullock

persuaded the railroad to build

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

through his ranch, ultimately creating the western cow town. In 1893, more range cattle were shipped out by rail than at any other railhead with a record of 4,700 carloads. Orman Dam – also known as the Belle Fourche Resevoir – was created giving the agriculture community a large boost. Today, many residents enjoy camping and spending the day at the dam swimming, fishing, and boating. Belle Fourche is proudly known for their fourth of July celebrations. Red, white, and blue adorn the streets for the mile-long parade. Enjoy the carnival downtown filled with family-friendly rides and don’t miss the city-wide barbecue. The Black Hills Roundup is one of the oldest continuously held outdoor rodeos in America during Independence Day weekend.. Cowboys and cowgirls come from all over to compete here.

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

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SAY ‘I DO’ IN THE BEAUTIFUL BLACK HILLS

Belle Fourche 605-723-1200 TheTriStateMuseum.com Museum • Johnny Spaulding Cabin Center of the Nation Monument Hands-on activities for kids Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon-Sat 9a.m. to 5p.m. Sun 1-4p.m. 415 Fifth Avenue

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

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. All summer, Sturgis is a destination for riders from all over the country. Sturgis is a small town of about 6,800 people. But, for one outrageous week in August, hundreds of thousands of bikers and vendors descend on Sturgis—making it one of the most famous motorcycle rallies in the world. What started in 1938 as a dirt-track

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


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Hill City has a strong past of discovery.

After the gold rush had moved north, tin had been found in the rock and the industrial railroad moved in. Hill City has continued to evolve into a geological hub of exploration, as well. Researchers from the Black Hills Institute discovered the largest T-Rex skeleton, named “Sue”, in 1990. Although the fossils has been moved to Chicago,

Illinois – Hill City displays its very own T-Rex named Stan. The Hill City experience, become

accustomed to the whistle of the authentic steam locomotive on its way to and from Keystone. Enjoy the tastes of the city, too! Hill City is filled with locallyowned restaurants with unique flavor, and the beer and wine is award-winning.

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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 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

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a nearby town, and explore a cave deep underground like the miners once did. You'll be able to experience gravity gone crazy, catch a magic act, get lost in a mirror maze, and see all of our nation’s presidents, notable chiefs and popular political figures in wax at the museum. Filled with eclectic retailers and delicious treats, walking the boardwalk of stores in Keystone will be a highlight for the whole family. Once you're finished here, be sure to cross the street and then head downtown for more trinkets, sweets, and momentos of your Black Hills vacation. This Black Hills community is a great base camp and hub— and it’s a refreshing, fun stop along the way to other area destinations. Make sure you put Keystone on your travel plans; its personality is contagious.

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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 of the Black Hills. Stay in the town itself or in the Park, which offers unique lodging, dining, swimming, camping, fishing, and shopping opportunities. In no time at all, you can be

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wide Main Street – wide enough to turn a team of oxen was requested by the gold prospectors in 1875

scaling a granite needle, hiking to the top of the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains, or heading off-road for a real wilderness adventure—and then heading back into town for a lovely dinner. Keep the exploration going

when you dash into the park for the Black Hills Playhouse summer stock theater—or ride your motorcycle on some of the country’s most acclaimed curves. Watch the sun set over nearby Crazy Horse Memorial or Mount Rushmore. Sound good? Then Custer’s your place.

Custer was the first town in the Black Hills, established in 1875, named after the infamous Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer—and is the site of one of the major encampments of the Black Hills Expedition, which made the first public discovery of gold in 1874 in nearby French Creek leading the way to the Black Hills Gold Rush.

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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 any other community in the Black Hills.

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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 came into the town for the medicinal attributes of the healing water. The city's Historic District was largely built during this boom, and includes beautiful sandstone buildings. You can still relax in the historic spas that utilize the natural warm waters from the springs

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famous attraction, the Mammoth Site—a paleontological dig site that offers visitors an in situ (bones left as found) exhibit of mammoth bones year round. Continue your Hot Springs adventure with Wind Cave.

The sixth longest cave in the world is ten miles north of Hot Springs, and is the first cave site in America to be designated a national park. Then head to Angostura State Recreation Area–home to the largest lake in the Black Hills, where visitors can boat, swim, camp, and fish.


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Vacations are filled with memories, and you will be creating 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

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 to fine art and jewelry. Take a trip to local boutiques, galleries, and stores to find the perfect memento.

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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.

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Gold Jewelry create a diverse selection of pieces that can be produced only here. The signature hues are created by mixing pure gold (yellow) with copper (for pink) and silver (for green). Artisans then design their own patterns of grapes, leaves, and stems; they often include gemstones, as well. Feel secure that shops marketing Black Hills Gold are legitimate dealers—and then add a bit of sparkle with diamonds, 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, leather work, textiles, clothing, handmade jewelry, soaps, and candles are available. Shopping for a child, or your family is with you, then you’re in the right spot. Stuffed animals and trinkets commemorating each of the attractions you see, photos, and even clothes will be easy to spot no matter where you go. Book stores, children’s boutiques, #BHVisitor

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—sacred to many Native American tribes. Each piece of handmade pottery is crafted by Sioux Indian artists and decorated with the designs and symbols important to their Lakota culture. Check out the stores and see many of the crafted arts on display, often available for purchase.


My Gr andma went to South Dakota, AND LOOK WHAT SHE GOT ME! Located in Rapid City, Kicks & Giggles boutique is your Black Hills destination for all things baby to toddler to kids: apparel (newborn to 6Y) and gifts for the little ones you cherish.

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and toy stores are scattered throughout each of the Black Hills communities and a great way to make their trip something 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 many other delicious products. If brand names are what you’re looking for,

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then 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. However, locally-owned boutiques and shops also carry household names— as well as 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. #BHVisitor

Stories to tell For a vintage find, the area has many antique and collectibles shops— both large and small. Create your own “Antiques Roadshow” while you’re in a local downtown or on a scenic highway. These shops reflect life in the Black Hills and house some unexpected treasures. Along with antiques, a lot of pieces have the Black Hills within them. From stone from the largest in-progress mountain carving, to stone and wood materials used to make furniture, artwork, and collectibles can be found from Hot Springs to Belle Fourche.


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The saying ”eat, drink, and be merry” is especially useful when you're on vacation. If you’re a die-hard foodie, some things should just be tasted right from the source. Make meals a part of your Black Hills adventure by trying dishes unique to the area and experiencing things you normally wouldn’t try. We’ve chosen a few iconic South Dakota experiences 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. It's not often you get to sit and see that kind of view, but people in the Black Hills do it every day! Enjoy delicious cuisine from a cup of espresso and breakfast to a full-course gourmet meal, while you sit in front of a

South Dakota designated fry bread as the official state bread in February 2005, so you know it is going to be good. Fry Bread is a Native American quick bread, and the way it is served varies from region to region—with different tribes holding unique recipes to specific areas. It is light and crispy, and is a perfect combination of salty and sweet.

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cascading wall of windows showcasing one of the magnificent carvings and admire the work in front of you. Saddle up for an authentic, Western family dinner under the stars. It's a cowboy experience like no other. Chuckwagon Suppers and Dinner Shows are both entertaining and memorable—with Dakota-grown beefsteaks grilled over the campfire, Dutch-oven side dishes, and specialty dishes you won't want to miss. Shows include a variety of acts, oftentimes showcasing the country music genre. Looking for something upscale for a night out with your sweetheart? The Black Hills boasts a variety of dining that will be perfect for the evening. Get dressed up and enjoy a unique combination of ingredients, textures, and tastes crafted by awardwinning chefs located in Deadwood, Rapid City, Custer and beyond! Save your seat at one of the small local diners, restaurants, and eateries. Although quaint, these venues typically are packed with big flavor like no other experience #BHVisitor

South Dakota buffalo is the first thing on the menu to try. Buffalo meat has a slightly sweet, yet very rich flavor and is very low in saturated fat, naturally loaded with nutrients. Appetizers such as buffalo skewers to main course meals as burgers and steaks are common options. For the best flavor, order your bison medium-rare to rare; the meat will dry out fast the more it’s cooked, since the fat content is so low. Wild game dishes with pheasant and elk are second on the list of must-try meals in the Black Hills. Elk with its clean, sweet taste can be found in common menu items such as elk stew, elk ravioli, or made into a burger or steak. Pheasant, which happens to be the state bird, is another game cuisine to taste. The high-protein meat is usually roasted— similar to chicken. Both of these game meats are often found served with pasta.

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you would expect to find. Many places take reservations, but for those whose lines are out the door, take a chance and wait! You'll be pleasantly surprised. Go sky high and enjoy your lunch or dinner on a rooftop bar or patio. The scenery, the urban sounds, and the delicious plates will be the perfect trio of an 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 of course, 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 find some local favorites. 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're going to find the perfect fit for your travel

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Indian fry bread is a Native American quick bread, and the way it is served varies from region to region—with different tribes holding different recipes. The authentic Indian Fry bread is what makes this taco the best thing since, well, tacos! . South Dakota even designated Fry Bread as the official state bread in February 2005, so you know it must be good. The fry bread is surprisingly light and crispy, has a perfect taste combination of lightly salty and lightly sweet. Topped with seasoned beef or buffalo meat, and other toppings you would expect to find on a regular taco. Choosing an Indian Taco for your meal won’t disappoint. Rainbow trout are abundant in the streams and lakes of the Black Hills, but when your plans don’t include fly fishing, you must try the delicious trout and walleye on the menu of several top restaurants in the area. The pink, mellow-tasting meat of the Rainbow Trout is a local favorite. Try walleye, and enjoy the sweet mild taste, baked or fried.


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group no matter which community you are in–Deadwood, Rapid City and beyond. Pizza is a local favorite. If you can think of a concotion of flavors, you're likely to find it here. We've got jalopeno popper pizza, mashed potato pizza, cheeseburger pizza, and a pizza Humpty Dumpty would be proud to call his own. Thick crust, thin crust, gluten-free – you've got all the options. Pair your pizza with a Black Hills brew and you have a dinner of champions. A sweet tooth’s haven is here! Watch in wonder as the delicious salt-water taffy is made through the storefront window in Keystone. Enjoy homemade fudge or caramel apples. Try a scoop of homemade ice cream at a local parlor in every town you visit—many of them have secret recipes making them one-of-a-kind. No matter where you go in the Hills, you can find sweet memories to take home. Food is the way to the heart, as some may say. Keep the hangry under control and stop into one of the local places waiting to serve you and your family in the Black Hills.

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Did someone say desserts? There are a lot of people unsure about bread pudding, but you can’t say you don’t like it until you’ve tried it at the Alpine Inn; it’s worth it! And when you want the best caramel rolls, Rapid City locals say Colonial House, hands down. Dessert can be for breakfast; we won’t tell. 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. Paired with a little cup of espresso and its the best way to wrap up an amazing meal.

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

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different brews are available throughout the year at Miner Brewing Co.

The wineries located in and around the Hills

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Sip & sit 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.

wine connoisseur, you will love tasting the different flavors available here. The Black Hills Wine Trail along Highway 385 connects the charming tasting rooms in Hill City and Custer to the tasting rooms in Deadwood. 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. The sommelier will often start with whites, then pour reds,

and finish with dessert wines. Find your favorite and take a bottle (or two) home! Enjoy a martini, margarita, or whatever you can imagine at

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the mixologists at each venue in the communities around the area have prepared unique concoctions you’re sure to enjoy. Distilleries During the roaring 20s, the Wartime Prohibition

Act put a ban on the sale of all alcoholic beverages—launching the culture of speakeasy lounges and distilleries. Today, there are only a handful of distilleries to experience one-of-a-kind liquors. From whiskey and bourbon to vodka and rum, tasting the local flavors of moonshine the area has to offer is an experience all on its own. Many local venues host a number of events throughout the year, too. Visitors can experience live music, stand-up comedy shows—complete with complimentary tastings—as well as themed food-and-drink pairing dinners.

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CUSTER Blue Bell Lodge Hwy. 87 South - Custer State Park 605.255.4531 Serving up true Western flavor

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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

DEADWOOD The Deadwood Grille 100 Pine Crest Dr. 605.571.2120 Enjoy casual fine dining at the Deadwood Grille

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DEADWOOD STORY: FLYT byOURAlpine Inn 372 Main St. 605.571.1263

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.

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

OUR SERVICE: OUR STORY: We are a unique mix of local chain with a modern twist. With food by the well known Alpine Inn and club at night, it is the place to be. The restaurant features flyts of toppings that come with entrées and sides, they also off WE ARE: WE ARE NOT: MODEST and whiskey. When Flyt turns into the club in the evening, beUNORTHODOX ready to experience the best sound, lights, fog, and glowing ENERGETIC FAMILY FRIENDLY LUXURIOUS ORDINARY offer. We will always aim to elevate your Deadwood experience. INNOVATIVE QUIET Looking to experience something unique? Flyt is the place to be. Whether you are a large group, a couple looking for a romantic evening or single looking to mingle, we cater to all. Our guests are our VIP’s. Welcoming staff will go out of their way to make sure you and your guests are astonished every turn you make.

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DEADWOOD Silverado Grand Buffet Silverado/Franklin 709 Main St. 605.578.3670 80 feet of Las Vegas-style buffet

KEYSTONE Grapes & Grinds Coffee & Wine Bar 609 US-16A 605.666.5142 The perfect stop for wine and coffee connoisseurs!

KEYSTONE Mountaintop Bar & Grille at Rushmore Tramway Adventures 203 Cemetery Road 605.666.4478 Classic American food: brats, burgers & beer

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

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

HILL CITY High Country Grille & Pub (Seasonal) 12138 Ray Smith Dr. 605.574.9003

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

LEAD Cheyenne Crossing’s Stage Stop Cafe US 14-A Spearfish Canyon Road 605.584.3510 Black Hills hospitality and country home cooking

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

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

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

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

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Going underground is a favorite

While you’re off seeing the monuments, don’t forget to make time for the little experience that will make your trip memorable. From finding a trail to find a piece of serenity, to taking part in high-adrenaline attractions, there’s something for everyone in your travel party awaiting you.

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. On and off until about six million years ago, the Paha Sapa Limestone was elevated above the water table—when rain fell, it dissolved the stone, causing caves. 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, even in the winter, and something you won’t want to miss. An outdoors paradise. Have a picnic, read in a hammock, or hit the trails. Running 108.8 miles, from Edgemont in the south to Deadwood in the north, the George S. Mickelson Trail is a rails-to-trails project that

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The Black Hills are referred to as the land of infinite variety­—reflected in everything our scenery and activities.

Hammocking amongs the trees viewing the open sky, nearby lakes, and magnificent waterfalls is a favorite for many locals and visitors alike.

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provides unique access to the Black Hills. The trail passes through Hill City and Custer, and includes 15 trailheads, four tunnels, and 100 converted railroad bridges. The Mickelson Trail Marathon is held each June and is one of the most unique Boston Marathon qualifying races. 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 with healing waters. Catch a theatrical production at the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park, the Historic Homestake Opera House in Deadwood, and short plays at Rapid City’s Storybook Island. Attend Hills Alive, the free, Christian, summer music festival in July in Rapid City’s Memorial Park. The Black Hills

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Get up close with alligators at Reptile Gardens, see the dinos in stone at Dinosaur Park, the fossils at the Museum of Geology, Everything's Prehistoric, and the Mammoth Site. Take a drive through Bear Country USA—with a finale in Babyland to see the cute bear cubs. Feed the fish at D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, and go to Old MacDonald’s Farm for pig races, pony rides, and plenty more. Don’t miss the begging burros at Custer State Park! And learn about the buffalo at Tatanka Story of the Bison. See the wild mustangs at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary before you end your animalloving excursions with a rodeo—a Midwest favorite and South Dakota’s state sport.

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are full of events—especially in Hill City and at Rapid City’s Main Street Square. Enjoy entertainment from concerts and movies under the stars to art, wine, micro-brew, and BBQ festivals. In August, get ready for the fair as shows, food, and rides make their way here. Visit the calendar on page 12 and at BlackHillsVisitor.com for dates and details. Visit a blast from the past by heading back in time. Museums housing the history of aviation and aerospace, presidents and historical figures, pioneer and western heritage artifacts, and other exhibits will take you back in time. Did we mention that Deadwood has shootouts? Take a tour of towns by trolley and experience the history in both Rapid City and Deadwood, or hop on the historic 1880 Train in the southern Hills and ride the rails to adventure. Your memories are going to be infinte on your trip to the Black Hills. Whether you are calling the area your destination or just passing through, we hope you are able to check off more of that bucket list this season.

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Kids or a kid at heart Whether you have kids with you, or you’re finding your inner child, take a light-hearted break. Find your way through the Black Hills Maze, or cruise around the race track at Flags & Wheels. Find yourself on a zipline, coaster, sky park or playing miniature golf, and explore dozens of kidfriendly attractions.Themes vary from science to mining to speed to good-old chillin’. Whatever your pace for the day, the Black Hills has somethign to offer you!

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Black Hills Gold Originating from a legend, Black Hills Gold Jewelry has ultimately become one of the Black Hills region’s most recognized and collectible products. The familiar tricolored leaf and grape design of Black Hills Gold has become a symbol for the area 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 distinctive grapes and leaves pattern.

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By Federal mandate, production of Black Hills Gold Jewelry is limited to companies actually manufacturing in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The legend of Black Hills Gold’s 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 Henri awoke, he stumbled over the next hill to see a scene much like the one in his dream. LeBeau later set about making a line of jewelry that reflected this dream, and went on to train many of the early Black Hills craftsmen in this style of design—Black Hills Gold Jewelry became a reality.


Mine for your own piece of gold at attractions throughout the Black Hills.

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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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 to 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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Boots barrels and bulls Break out those boots and saddle up as you head to a high-energy rodeo event in numerous area communities. Step out of the city routine this summer and enjoy an AllAmerican cowboy experience while you are on vacation in the Black Hills. Rodeo action began in South Dakota in the late 1890’s when area ranchers competed against each other in everyday chores. Events included aspects of every day ranch

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


World-class competitors come to compete at Black Hills rodeo event each year.

local, professional rodeos, several of which have been honored as the best in the nation. Participants go to local and state rodeos to earn money to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Once a cowboy/cowgirl makes the cut, they become a “card holder”, and are given preference at rodeos. Rapid City, Belle Fourche, Deadwood, and many other communities throughout the Black Hills boast PRCA rodeo events, where professionals come to compete for topdollar 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!

Mount Rushmore Rodeo at Palmer Gulch June 8, June 22, August 8, August 17, September 1 Pennington County 4-H Rodeo, Wall June 22 SDHS Rodeo Finals, Belle Fourche June 11-16 100th Annual Black Hills Roundup, Belle Fourche July 2-6 112th Annual Wall Celebration July 12-14

NURC 4-H Rodeo, New Underwood July 27-28 Days of ’76 Rodeo Deadwood July 23-27 Wild West Wednesdays Hart Ranch Rough Stock Series, Rapid City July 10-Aug. 28 (excluding Aug. 21) State Finals 4-H Rodeo, Pierre August 16-18 Central States Fair, Rapid City August 16-25

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

Sutton Rodeo, of Onida, SD, is a sixth generation rodeo company, founded in 1926, 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.

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Take a break

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

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In eastern South Dakota, Sioux Falls stands as the largest city of the state south of I-90. 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.

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Near Kadoka, to the south as you follow I-90 through western South Dakota, the Badlands appear. Interstate Exit 131 is the east entrance into Badlands National Park and the Visitor Center of Minuteman Missile Site. Wall Drug is where you will find everything from souvenir shops to a giant animated T. Rex and plenty of space for the kids to unwind after a long day on the road.


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

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feet into the sky stands Dignity, a sculpture of a Native American woman wearing a traditional star quilt.

Rapid City, the second largest city in South Dakota, has something for everyone. Fine dining, unparalleled shopping, festivals and special events, recreation, and entertainment come together in the city in new and unforgettable ways. From Rapid City through the foothills of the Black Hills— to Sturgis, Whitewood, and Spearfish, and into the Bear Lodge Mountains as you near Sundance, Wyoming—drivers cross the northern part of the “Red Racetrack.” Believed by the Lakota Sioux to encircle the entire Black Hills, the legendary track was the site of the “Great Race” between humans and buffalo. The story is associated with the origins of several traditional practices. While 90 percent of the Black Hills is in the state of South Dakota, the Black Hills National Forest does continue

Take it in and stay awhile! From backroads of beauty to fun-filled attractions, the Black Hills are the perfect stop along the way.

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

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feet above its base, Devils Tower in Wyoming boasts over 50 routes for climbing.

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South Dakota Mileposts along I-90: •3  99 to 396—Sioux Falls: lodging, dining, shopping, museums, and attractions •3  35 to SD 38E to SD 25N— DeSmet: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Homestead •3  32 to 330—Mitchell: The world’s only Corn Palace, dining, lodging •2  65 to 263—Chamberlain: between exits are the 50-foot Dignity sculpture and the Lewis & Clark Visitor Center. Relive Lewis and Clark’s journey with interpretive panels that explain the Corps’ traveling adventures through present day South Dakota. This is a great place to get out, stretch, and enjoy views of the Missouri. •2  60—Oacoma: Al’s Oasis and Cedar Shores Resort •2  12 to US 83N, SD 53—Pierre: South Dakota’s state capital • 1 91 to 192—Murdo: Pioneer Auto Show features more than 250 antique classic cars • 1 31—Cactus Flats: Badlands National Park northeast entrance, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center • 1 10 to 109—Wall: Wall Drug Store, National Grasslands Visitor Center •6  7B— Box Elder: South Dakota Air and Space Museum •6  7A—Box Elder: Ellsworth Air Force Base Main Gate •6  1 to 52—Rapid City: lodging, dining, shopping, museums, and attractions •3  0—Sturgis: Bear Butte State Park, Old Ft. Meade

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•7  to US 85S—Deadwood, Lead: gaming and museums • 1 4 to US 14A— Spearfish: The town of Spearfish, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Highway • 1 0 to US 85N— Belle Fourche: Center of the Nation, Tri-State Museum • 1 —State Line: South Dakota Visitor Center and rest stop

Wyoming Milepost along I-90: •2  05—Beulah: Vore Buffalo Jump • 1 99 to WYO 111—Aladdin: Devils Tower • 1 85 to 187 (Sundance) to US 14—Devils Tower • 1 53—Moorcroft • 1 24 to128—Gillette: Lodging, dining, shopping, historic sites •5  6 to 56B (Buffalo) to US 16 to Cody—Yellowstone National Park •2  0 to 25—Sheridan: Lodging, dining, shopping, historic sites •9  (Ranchester) to US 14 to Cody—Yellowstone National Park


Where America’s Always been Great.

Plan your trip today at CodyYellowstone.org or call 1-800-393-CODY

VIA I-90 WEST to EXIT 58 or EXIT 9

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TRAVEL RESOURCES

BELLE FOURCHE

Tri-State Museum....................................pg. 86

BOX ELDER/ELLSWORTH

South Dakota Air & Space Museum......pg. 127

CUSTER

Best Western.............................................pg. 31 Buffalo Ridge Adventures........................pg. 31 Buffalo Ridge Camp Resort.....................pg. 31 Comfort Inn & Suites.................................pg. 31 Crazy Horse Memorial..................pg. 25, DL, C Custer Chamber of Commerce..............pg. 93 Custer Hospitality.....................................pg. 31 Custer State Park..........................pg. 29, DL, C EconoLodge...............................................pg. 31 Holiday Inn Express & Suites...................pg. 31 Korzack’s Heritage, Inc.................... pg. 24, DL, Rockin’ R Rides...........................................pg. C Super 8.......................................................pg. 31

DEADWOOD

Black Hills Adventure Lodging.................pg. 10 Boot Hill Tours..................................... pg. 83, C Deadwood Chamber of Commerce....... pg. 78 Deadwood History................................... pg. 78 First Gold Hotel and Gaming............pg. 78, DL

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FLYT by Alpine Inn...............................pg. 3, DL Naked Winery.......................................... pg. 115 Original Deadwood Tour......................... pg. 77 Sick N Twisted Brewery......................... pg. 115 Silverado Franklin Hotel...............pg. 79, DL, C Tatanka Story of the Bison...............pg. IBC, C The Lodge at Deadwood................. pg. 83, DL

HILL CITY

1880 Train: Black Hills Central Railroad....pg. 1 Alpine Inn.............................................pg. 2, DL Circle B Chuckwagon.................. pg. 111, DL, C Dakota Stone Rock Shop...................... pg. 103 FLYT by Alpine Inn...............................pg. 2, DL Gold Diggers........................................ pg. 35, C High Country Guest Ranch.........pg. 127, DL, C Miner Brewing Co................................... pg. 117 Naked Winery.......................................... pg. 115 Prairie Berry Winery..........................pg. 117, DL Sick N Twisted Brewery......................... pg. 115

HOT SPRINGS

Evans Plunge Mineral Springs........... pg. 33, C Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce..... pg. 95 Southern Hills Municipal Golf Course.........................pg. 97, C The Mammoth Site............................. pg. 33, C


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SERVICES

Big Thunder Gold Mine...................... pg. 34, C

Black Hills Coupon Book......... pg. 77, 115, 103,

Gold Diggers........................................ pg. 35, C

Black Hills Bride........................................pg. 86

Grapes & Grinds

Denny Menholt Rapid Chevrolet.............pg. 19

Coffee & Wine Bar............................... pg. DL, C

Southern Hills Vacation Guide................pg. 96

Holy Terror Mini Golf..................................pg. C Nat'l Presidential Wax Museum..........pg. 91, C

SHOPPING

Rush Mountain Adventure Park......... pg. 15, C

Again Books............................................ pg. 103

Rushmore Express Hotel..................... pg. 77, C

Christmas Village................................ pg. 38, C

Rushmore Tramway............................pg. 11, DL

Gold Diggers........................................ pg. 35, C

LEAD

Jack’s Campers........................................ pg. 97 Kicks & Giggles Boutique.................. pg. 101, C

Black Hills Adventure Lodging.................pg. 10

Landstrom’s Black Hills Gold

Cheyenne Crossing..........................pg. 111, DL

Creations . ...............................................pg. IFC

Lead Area Chamber of Commerce........pg. 83

Landstrom’s Downtown......................... pg. 103

RAPID CITY ATTRACTIONS

Black Hills Escape Rooms.................. pg. 34, C Dinosaur Park...................................... pg. 39, C Flags & Wheels.....................................pg. 10, C

Prairie Edge................................................ pg. 7 Sioux Pottery....................................... pg. 43, C St. Joe Antiques Mall............................. pg. 103

SPEARFISH

DC Booth Fish Hatchery...................pg. 125, C

Main Street Square..................................pg. 44

Elkhorn Ridge......................................... pg. 125

Museum of Geology........................... pg. 38, C

Guadalajara

Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm.........pg. 125, C

Mexican Restaurant....................pg. 109, DL, C

Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf..................pg. 39

Spearfish Canyon Lodge......................... pg. 86

Putz N Glo........................................... pg. 127, C

Visit Spearfish.......................................... pg. 87

Reptile Gardens....................................pg. 10, C WaTiki Indoor Waterpark............. pg. 42, DL, C

WALL

Gold Diggers........................................ pg. 35, C DINING Boticelli Ristorante Italiano..................... pg. 115 Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar........... pg. 107, DL

BEYOND SD

Buffalo Bill’s Yellowstone Country......... pg. 141

Golden Corral................................... pg. 107, DL

Devil’s Tower Trading Post.................... pg. 103

Golden Phoenix................................pg. 109, DL

Prairie Wind Casino.....................pg. 144, DL, C

Ruby Tuesday..............................pg. IBC, DL, C Texas Roadhouse..............................pg. 111, DL LODGING Best Western Plus....................................pg. 42 Black Hills Adventure Lodging.................pg. 10 Holiday Inn Express & Suites..................pg. 42

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COUPONS CAN BE FOUND ON PAGES 128 -137 DINING LIST CAN BE FOUND ON PAGES 118 -121

Staybridge Inn & Suites...........................pg. 42

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