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ATTRACTIONS + SHOPPING + DINING + GOLF + MUSEUMS

EXPLORING THE BLACK HILLS FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS SPRING / SUMMER 2014

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INSIDER’S GUIDE FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT, SHOP, GOLF & PLAY

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CONTENTS 4. WELCOME

39. GOLD LEAF CREATIONS

6. THE BLACK HILLS AREA MAP

44. TIME TESTED MEMORIES

8. CALENDAR OF EVENTS

48. KEYSTONE Walk the boardwalk in this historic town nestled at the base of Mount Rushmore

13. WINE AND DINE 20. RAPID CITY Enjoy the sights and sounds offered Downtown and all around

51. MOUNT RUSHMORE

29. PRESIDENT ON THE CORNER 30. TAKE THE TROLLEY

58. CUSTER Get out and enjoy the town sitting on the edge of adventure

35. FREE CITY ATTRACTIONS

59. CUSTER STATE PARK

56. UNDERGROUND BEAUTY

62. CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL

Sylvan Lake, known as the “crown jewel” of Custer State Park, is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam across Sunday Gulch,[2] it offers picnic areas, rock climbing, small rental boats, swimming, and hiking trails. It is also popular as a starting point for excursions to Harney Peak and The Needles. About the Cover The photo was taken by Dick Kitchen on June 09, 1962 at Mount Rushmore as repairman Mike O’Mera was on the tip of Lincoln’s nose. 2

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66. HOT SPRINGS Warm natural springs, an archeological dig, and the wild horse sanctuary 69. THE MAMMOTH SITE 70. HILL CITY Here you will find galleries, art and culture

86. SPEARFISH Explore the beauty of the ‘Queen City’ 89. STURGIS There’s more than a motorcycle rally here 90. ALONG THE WAY

75. GOLF THE HILLS

94. CAMPING AND OTHER OUTDOOR INTERESTS

76. DEADWOOD Follow in the footsteps of Wild West legends

96. COUPONS TO EAT, PLAY, AND SHOP FOR LESS

79. MORE BIG TIME FUN

102. THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

80. PRESERVING THIS WILD WEST TOWN

104. RODEO – THE STATE SPORT

85. LEAD Home to the famous Homestake Mine

106. BLACK HILLS DINING GUIDE 110. FOR MORE INFORMATION

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WELCOME

Welcome to the Black Hills

and the 30th anniversary issue of Visitor—the what to do, where to go, and how to get there guide. The Black Hills is world-renowned for its spectacular natural beauty and boasts an abundance of adventures and activities around every corner. We guarantee your must-do list will be overflowing—from visiting monuments, attractions, and parks, to wine sipping, culinary delights and a calendar of nonstop events—and you will find it all in Visitor. You are going to love the Black Hills in the summertime. Enjoy your visit!

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APRIL 19–20 > Free National Park Week 20 > Easter Sunrise Service, Main Street Square, Rapid City 30–5/4 > Black Hills Film Festival Hill City MAY 3 > Korczak Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 5 > Cinco De Mayo Festival, Deadwood 6 > Anne’s Day, Crazy Horse Memorial 10 > Celebrate Art, Wine, & Mothers, Prairie Berry Winery 10 > Art Extravaganza & Spring Market, Hill City 10 > Thoen Stone Seven Walk/ Run, D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, Spearfish 11 > 1880 Train Mother’s Day

Express, Hill City 16–18 > Custer State Park Open House 17 > Comedy Show, Naked Winery 17–18 > 1880 Train’s Appreciation Weekend, Keystone 23–26 > Memorial Day Open House & Arts Show, Crazy Horse Memorial JUNE Thursdays > Performance & Lecture, Crazy Horse Memorial Thursdays > Main Street Square Concert Series, Rapid City Fridays > Summer Music Series, Prairie Berry Winery Nightly > Laser Light Show, Crazy Horse Memorial Daily > Jr. & Advanced Paleontology Program, The Mammoth Site, Hot Springs

OVER 50 YEARS OF SIGHTSEEING EXCELLENCE Mt. Rushmore National Memorial • 1880 Train Crazy Horse Memorial • Black Hills National Forest Custer State Park • The Iron Mountain Road Meal Included!

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Daily > Atlatla Throwing Experience, The Mammoth Site, Hot Springs 3 > Dedication Anniversaries, Crazy Horse Memorial 7–8 > 29th Annual Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial 7 > National Trails Day, Custer State Park 10–12 > Prairies to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp, 1880 Train 13–15 > Rodeo & Gift from Mother Earth Celebration, Crazy Horse Memorial 13–14 > Wild Bill Days, Deadwood 15 > 1880 Train Father’s Day & Old West Shootout 15 > Father’s Day BBQ, Naked Winery 18 > Prairie Berry Summer Block Party (tickets required) Prairie Berry Winery

2 0–22 > Black Hills Fat Tire Festival, Founders Park, Rapid City 26 > Night Blast Celebrating Ruth Ziolkowski’s Birthday, Crazy Horse Memorial 27– 29 > 40th Anniversary, Mammoth Site, Hot Springs 27–29 > Main Street Arts & Crafts Festival, Hot Springs 28–29 > Sculpture in the Hills, Hill City JULY Mondays > Movies Under the Stars, Main Street Square, Rapid City Thursdays > Performance & Lecture, Crazy Horse Memorial Fridays > Summer Music Series, Prairie Berry Winery Nightly > Laser Light Show, Crazy Horse Memorial Daily > Atlatla Throwing Experience, The Mammoth Site, Hot Springs

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1-11 > Earthwatch Excavations, Mammoth Site, Hot Springs 4 > Independence Day Celebrations: Mt. Rushmore Main Street Square Rapid City Crazy Horse Memorial Hot Springs 18–20 > Hills Alive Memorial Park, Rapid City 19 > A Gathering of People Wind & Water, Main Street Square 22–26 > Days of 76 Celebration, Deadwood 24 > Annual Garden Party Dinner & Auction, D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery, Spearfish AUGUST Fridays > Summer Music Series, Prairie Berry Winery 4-10 > 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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15–24 > Central States Fair, Rapid City 21–24 > Kool Deadwood Nites, Deadwood 22–24 > Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City 29–9/1 > Labor Day Open House, Crazy Horse Memorial SEPTEMBER 6 > Night Blast, Crazy Horse Memorial 12–13 > Deadwood Jam, Deadwood 13 /20 > Wine Express into the West, 1880 Train, Hill City 26–28 > Custer Stampede Art Auction 26 > Annual Buffalo Roundup, Custer State Park 28–29 > Autumn Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Memorial *registration may be required


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WINERIES AND BREWERIES Award-winning flavors A perfect blend - along the Black Hills wine trail and beyond. iscover wine country, with a Made in South Dakota twist. While bringing to life native fruits like crab apples, buffalo berries, rhubarb, wild plums, and grape varieties that thrive in this climate, in the form of delectable wines, several South Dakota wineries are blazing a new wine trail in the Northern Plains. The Black Hills wine trail along Highway 385 connects the charming tasting rooms in Hill City and Custer with the tasting room in Deadwood. Enjoy a 56-mile scenic drive through the Black Hills National Forest, highlighted with spectacular views of Pactola and Sheridan provide you with an informational Lakes, as you make your way to the sheet listing the wines available to different tasting rooms in the area. taste, descriptions of the aroma and flavors, and a place to make your own THE TASTING ROOM EXPERIENCE notes. When selecting the varieties Your experience begins as the host greets you would like to sample take this opportunity to step away from the and guides you to an open space at the grapes you know, and try some of the Âť tasting bar. There the wine expert will

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regional specialties, many of which are award-winning flavors. Allow your taste buds to journey through the wines, starting with the lightest whites and progressing to the heaviest reds. A sip of water and a plain cracker between the wines will help clear your palate. BLACK HILLS BREWS Each year new breweries continue to pop up here in the Hills, offering a variety of craft beer and guided tours of their facilities. Brewmasters claim it’s the local water that gives their beer its unique flavor–making these one of a kind Black Hills brews.

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Each local brewery offers Ship unique choices for sampling purcha your se home, their beer. Some give you so you can the choice of free samples, enjoy the re st while others offer beer of your trip worry-free. flights for purchase. These flights include 6, 4 oz samples of local beers, and allow you to try the many tastes the region has to offer. The winery and brewery gift shops feature locally made crafts and trinkets to commemorate your visit. Be sure to take a little piece of South Dakota home with you as well as the wine or brew of your choice. Remember, a hot car can ruin your beverage purchases. Keep in mind; “beer fills”–take home containers filled with your favorite brew–in closed vessels can be stored unopened for up to two weeks in a cool environment. Once opened, the beer will need to be enjoyed within two days. Many of the local wineries and breweries host a number of events throughout the seasons. Visitors can experience weekly concerts and live music, stand up comedy shows (complete with complimentary tastings), and themed food and wine pairing dinners. Check out their websites and plan to visit during one of their great summer events!

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TASTE OF THE HILLS A flavorful journey These four experiences cross the spectrum from local to fun. ne of the best parts of any vacation is making meals a part of the adventure by trying new things, experiencing foods unique to the area, and going places you normally would not. Rich with local hot spots and diverse ethnic cuisine, such as Italian, Mexican, Irish, and Indian–the Black Hills’ dining options offer something for everyone. From food served straight out of a chuckwagon to an authentic German meal, your Black Hills dining

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COWBOY FARE If a western adventure is what you seek, the Black Hills offers a cowboy experience unlike any other. Get your tickets for an area chuckwagon dinner and supper show, and you will venture

back in time to an old western scene. Get your tin plate and head to the buffet line, where you can fill your plate with treats like beef brisket, bbq chicken, and all the cowboy fixins’. After supper, enjoy a cowboy music show. Some chuckwagon shows offer trail rides and shoot-outs for additional family entertainment. DINING WITH THE PRESIDENTS AND CRAZY HORSE Not everyone gets the opportunity to dine with the Presidents and Crazy Horse, but here in the Black Hills people do it everyday. Enjoy delicious cuisine from espresso and breakfast to a full course gourmet meal–all in front of a cascading wall of windows showcasing the monuments that lay in the foreground. Experience the best the Black Hills has to offer with a wide range of food options and breath »

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taking views– create a memory you will treasure for years to come. LOCALLY MADE SWEET TREATS Famous for their local mom and pop dessert shops–the Black Hills are a sweet tooth’s haven. Watch in wonder as salt-water taffy is made through the storefront window in Keystone. Try a scoop of homemade ice cream at a local parlor in every town you visit. No matter where you go in the Hills– you can create sweet memories to take home. Whether you are interested in a national franchise serving sandwiches, pizza, tacos, burgers, and steaks; or if locally owned and friendly staffed restaurants are your desire–you will find them here. Turn your meal into an entertaining evening at a Japanese steakhouse or watch your food prepared

right in front of you at a Mongolian grill. If after a long day of sightseeing you want to head back to your hotel–many local restaurants deliver. Ask your front desk for menus and ordering options. There is something for everyone at the many attractive cafes, winery bistros, buffets, and restaurants throughout the Black Hills area.

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RAPID CITY Do big things Big city feel, small town values–the gateway to all the best the region has to offer.

apid City is South Dakota’s second largest city, and is known as the gateway to Black Hills attractions, memorials, and parks. The city offers a central hub for enjoying the Hills with expansive lodging options as well as a wide variety of gift shops, boutiques, family attractions, parks, galleries, and restaurants. Named after the spring-fed creek that passes through it, Rapid City was founded in 1876 by a group of prospectors that had come to the Black Hills in search of gold. Since it’s beginning, Rapid City has enjoyed a diverse economy including agriculture,

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forestry, government, tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, and a strong service sector. Just a short drive away, you will find yourself surrounded by two million acres of ponderosa pine that provide a unique and up-close view of the region’s natural wonders. Rapid City’s close proximity allows easy access to great outdoor activities that Did y ou know? provide the chance to see Rapid Cit y the beauty of the Hills like avera ges m hiking, biking, skiing, sunny da ore ys and snowmobiling. year tha a n H onolulu, Ha In 1942, Rapid wai’i. City Air Base (today’s


Ellsworth Air Force Base) was established six miles northeast of the city, adding thousands of new residents to the area. Just outside the front gate of the base visitors can walk through the free South Dakota Air & Space Museum for an up close look at the aircrafts that have been used throughout the years. DOWNTOWN The bustling streets of downtown Rapid City are The Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mural spreads lined with a cozy collection the inspirational message, “Do Big of historic buildings filled Things.” The sponsored mural was with unique shops and painted by local graffiti artist Tyler galleries where visitors can Read.“This particular piece is neat find one-of-a-kind pieces of because it specifically encourages Native American artwork pride in our city and the pride of and local craft goods. While people who live here and do big things,” Read said. strolling through town, make Located between Main Street and your way through Art Alley Saint Joseph from 6th to 7th Street, for a colorful display of area and home to the graffiti artwork of artists. The City of Presidents hundreds free walking tour, a series of local of life-size bronze statues artists–an of all 43 of our nation’s past excellent photo opp. presidents, can be enjoyed along Rapid City’s downtown sidewalks. A silhouette of a dinosaur is a prominent feature of the skyline on the mountain that separates east and west Rapid City. The Brontosaurus is one of the seven lifesize concrete sculptures built in 1936 in Dinosaur Park, a free attraction. Main Street Square, a unique outdoor venue in downtown Rapid City features interactive water fountains during the warmer months, an ice-skating rink during winter, live concerts, and special events throughout the year. Enjoy the Summer Nights events with music, food, and fun for the entire family on Thursday nights beginning in June in downtown Rapid City. THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

“DO BIG THINGS” IN ART ALLEY

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Take time to pose for a picture with one of the forty-three bronze presidential statues.

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Grab a bite and an ice cold drink and enjoy the sounds of summer– Thursdays at the Summer Concert Series at Main Street Square.

stores that are scattered throughout the Black Hills. Unique in its size, Rapid City provides shoppers with the same luxuries as shopping in major cities while still receiving excellent customer service–all in a small Take a break from sightseeing and explore town atmosphere. some of the best shopping the area has The Rapid City Visitor Information to offer. Rapid City is home to a variety Center is located in the Rushmore Plaza of retail options from The Rushmore Civic Center. Here, Visitor Information Mall–with national chain stores, to local Specialists will help you make the most boutiques, specialty gift shops, and the of your visit to Rapid City. The Rapid City new outdoor retail shopping experience VIC is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday at Rushmore Crossing. Antique hunters year-round. will delight in the numerous antique

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MAIN STREET FUN SQUARE It’s hip to be square

Explore the heart of downtown Rapid City all located at this fun-filled public space.

Take advantage of Downtown Rapid City–the Black Hill’s hub for local and regional art. Visit one of the many museums and galleries, or spend an evening at the theater–all located in the downtown district.

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owntown Rapid City features [FUN]2 at Main Street Square. Watch an artist carve granite on site, run through a fountain, or picnic on the lawn at Main Street Square. This summer, find something for the entire family–enjoy live music every Thursday night, sample wine in June, experience a classic car show in July, plus so much more. Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space where visitors can enjoy free activities, including special events, arts and culture, concerts, granite sculpting and interactive fountains. Surrounded by the City of Presidents, boutiques, eateries and galleries, the possibilities are endless in the heart of downtown. Check out a waterfall and fountain in the summer–visit again in the winter to glide across the ice skating

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rink. Other unique features include a large grassy area surrounded by trees, benches, granite sculptures and a stage for outdoor concerts and events. The interactive fountain runs each day during the summer, weather and event permitting. Make sure to visit when the sun goes down to see the light show. Experience art in the making while Sculptor Masayuki Nagase transforms 21 pieces of granite into The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water. The project is in its second EXPERIENCE ART year and IN THE MAKING expected to be WHILE SCULPTOR completed in MASAYUKI NAGASE five years–be TRANSFORMS sure to visit 21 PIECES OF next year to GRANITE. check out »

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his progress. Visitors may watch Nagase work on-site at the Square from July to September, chat with him most Thursdays at noon, and see and touch five stones that were completed in 2013. More than 100 events are set for 2014, with many in the summer including: The Summer Concert Series, Movies Under the Stars, a Kids’ Carnival, Art Nights, Art & Wine Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Cruiser Car Show, and more. A complete list of events and details can be found at www. MainStreetSquareRC.com or by calling 605-716-7979. For more information about The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water, visit www. RCSculptureProject.com. It’s [FUN]2.

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Enjoy the exciting night life of Main Street Square, featuring light shows and live performances.


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DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR City of Presidents

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Bronze statues of our nation’s presidents line the street corners of downtown Rapid City. Each depicts a president in different poses, emphasizing some unique aspect of their personality such as President Reagan wearing a cowboy hat. The presidents are life-sized, providing a perfect photo opportunity for visitors. This walking tour is full of fun facts mixed with traditional history, making this self-guided tour entertaining and educational.

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TOUR THE TOWN BY TROLLEY Ride along, it’s fun op aboard the City View Trolley system for a city-view tour featuring various points of interest in and around Rapid City. You will feel like you stepped back in time as you climb aboard the trolley and listen to a narrated tour of the city's most historical locations. You may access the trolley at any of the boarding locations in the downtown district and included attractions. The trolley fare for unlimited on/ off access per day is $2 per adult, $1 per

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child (12 and under), and $1 for honored citizens (60 and over, disabled, and Medicare card holders). The fare may be purchased from the trolley operator and you will need to be ready with exact change to board.

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Convenient pick-up and drop-off stops include The Journey Museum; downtown at 6th and Main Streets; Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery; the Chapel in the Hills/Stavkirke Chapel; Storybook Island Children’s Park; Dinosaur Park; the Dahl Arts Center; and the City of Presidents Visitors’ Center on Main Street. For more information on the schedule for approximate arrival and departure times for CITY-VIEW each trolley TROLLEY stop and OPERATES ON A other pickCONTINUOUS LOOP up points, MONDAY THRU please call SATURDAY, 10 AM the Rapid TO 5 PM, FROM Transit JUNE – AUGUST. System office at 605-394-6631 or view online at RapidRide.org.

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STORYBOOK ISLAND D-6 Sheridan Lake Rd. between Canyon Lake Dr. & Jackson Blvd. One of Rapid City’s most popular attractions, a childhood fantasy of design, color, animation, and music that includes castles, trains, and rainbows. Special lighting during Christmas season. CLEGHORN SPRINGS FISH HATCHERY B-7 Hwy. 44 West at City Limits. Raises and releases nearly one million trout and salmon annually. Visitor Center and instructive video, and access to ponds. Grounds open 7am–4pm year-round. »

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501 EAST ST. JOSEPH STREET, RAPID CITY Located on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus 605-394-2467 www.sdsmt.edu/museum-of-geology/ email: museum@sdsmt.edu

Come see our exciting displays with real fossils: • White River Fossils • Late Cretaceous Marine Reptiles • Several Dinosaurs • Excellent collections of minerals, meteorites, and Fairburn agates - a must see for any rock hound!

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STAVKIRKE CHAPEL B-8 Chapel Lane Dr. off Hwy. 44 West. Built in 1969 as a replica of the famous 850-year-old Stavkirke in Laerdal, Norway. Intricate woodcarvings, dragon’s heads, and ingenious pegged construction. Closed Oct.–Apr. CANYON LAKE PARK C-7 Canyon Lake Dr. & Jackson Blvd. Take a stroll over the bridge to the gazebo on the island, or go fishing. Picnic and playground areas. FORMAL GARDENS Halley Park & Canyon Lake Dr. Three formal garden settings, a cooperative effort of the Rapid City Parks Department and the Rapid City Garden Club. D-6 E-5 F-5 DINOSAUR PARK F-5 Skyline Dr. West off Quincy St. Seven life-sized concrete replicas of prehistoric reptiles inhabit the park. Built in the early 1930s. The drive up offers a marvelous overview of the city and surrounding area. DAHL ARTS CENTER G-5 713 7th St. The center houses two galleries and a small theatre. Included are paintings, crafts, sculpture, original prints from regional artists, and a 200-foot mural depicting 200 years of American history. MUSEUM OF GEOLOGY I-6 500 E. St. Joseph. Showcases local fossil specimens from the ancient Cretaceous seas of South Dakota. There is also a systematic collection of minerals from throughout the world. Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm; Sat, 10am–4pm; Sun, Noon–4pm.

Stavkirke Chapel’s woodcarvings resulted from the efforts of Norwegian woodcarver Erik Fridstrom and Rapid City resident, Helge Christiansen.

APEX GALLERY I-6 500 E. St. Joseph, Classroom Building of SD School of Mines & Technology campus. Gallery features a challenging educational art and science exhibit rotated every 4 to 6 weeks. Personnel are available to answer questions. Guided tours may be arranged. Mon–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 1pm–5pm. THE CITY OF PRESIDENTS LIFE SIZE BRONZES G-5 631 Main St. Life-size bronzes of America’s Presidents located at Rapid City’s prominent downtown street corners. THE JOURNEY MUSEUM H-4 222 New York St. Four unique prehistoric and historic collections allow you to see, hear, and touch history. Free admission for children under 10. Open Daily. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DIST. G-5 & HISTORIC WEST BLVD. F-6 15 block downtown area. Notable buildings include the 1886 Clower (Prairie Edge), the 1889 Buell, and 1927 Alex Johnson Hotel. 18 block West Boulevard Historic District has city’s finest late 19th–early 20th century residences.

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Sioux Pottery Factory and Gift Store

Self-Guided Factory Tours Factory Outlet & Retail Store Featuring Sioux Pottery and Handcrafted Collectables

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Watch NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS paint and etch pottery with symbols important to the Lakota culture.

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GOLD LEAF CREATIONS An inspired design lack Hills Gold is more than just jewelry around here—it is legendary. A French goldsmith named Henri LeBeau came to the United States to make his fortune after hearing of the 1876 Black Hills Gold Rush. Legend has it, Henri was unfamiliar with the rugged Black Hills terrain and became hopelessly lost and thought he was dying. During a dream, Henri saw a mountain stream with grape vines growing on its banks. Upon awakening, he walked over a rise and found the stream and grape vines, just as they were in his dream.

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In gratitude and honor of the lifesaving grapes, he used his talents as a goldsmith to create jewelry in the shapes of grape leaves, grape clusters and grapevines in a tri-color motif of green, rose and yellow gold, which he called the “good luck” jewelry. Other gold miners wanted good luck, so LeBeau’s jewelry soon became known as Black Hills Gold. While many customers might believe that the name “Black Hills Gold Jewelry” denotes a certain type of mined gold, it actually refers to the design of the jewelry. By Federal mandate, this style of jewelry must be manufactured in the Black Hills of South Dakota in order to carry the name “Black Hills Gold Jewelry.”

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Today’s Black Hills Gold reflects much of its symbolic traditional design with a range of creative variations. The manufacturers of Black Hills Gold Jewelry produce a diverse selection based upon the original design of rose, green, and yellow gold in the grapes and leaves pattern. UP TO FORTY What does DIFFERENT STEPS it take to ARE NECESSARY create such TO CAPTURE unsurpassed THE DRAMATIC quality? DETAIL IN TODAY’S Today, up to BLACK HILLS GOLD forty different DESIGNS. steps are necessary to capture the dramatic detail in today’s Black Hills Gold designs. Silver and copper alloys are added to yellow gold to obtain the distinctive green and rose gold this jewelry is known for. However, going beyond

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LeBeau’s original creations, gifted designers creatively add gemstones including diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, amethyst, and aquamarine that has transformed these simple elements into beautiful, artful jewelry. While the marketing of Black Hills Gold Jewelry has expanded globally over the years, buying locally and from on-site production outlets is a great way to ensure authenticity. An added attraction at some of the Black Hills gold jewelry manufacturers is the opportunity to witness the jewelry being crafted on-site. Your visit to the Black Hills will not be complete without a stop to check out the wide range of Black Hills Gold Jewelry styles available at most gift shops. These pieces provide a lasting memory of your visit to the Black Hills, and will become an heirloom in your family.


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STANDING THE TEST OF TIME Generations of memories The Black Hills has acres of wildlife parks, playgrounds and special attractions geared just for kids and their interests. ears and horses and alligators— those might have been the reasons your kids begged for a Black Hills vacation, but the fun doesn’t end there. The area is rich with exciting attractions such as life-size dinosaurs you can climb on and a real mammoth dig site. Not to mention, caves, huge

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heads carved on rocks, water parks, farm animals, go-carts, an alpine slide, mini golf, snakes, and so much more! The Black Hills is touted as one of the top family-friendly vacation destinations in the county, but adultonly groups have just as much fun doing the stuff that is supposedly just for kids. No matter if it’s couples-only or an extended family vacation; the fun never ends in the Black Hills. Here’s a roundup of some of the family-oriented things to do in the Black Hills: Let your budding geologists and archaeologists participate in the Mammoth Site’s junior paleontologist program. In this simulated excavation they get to use real tools—plus they get dirty–and will be talking about their adventure for years to come. Then go discover dinosaur fossils

Visit over 100 friendly farm animals! Bottle-feed the baby animals in the Nursery. Hand-feed the goats, sheep, ducks and fish. Hold the baby chicks. Pony and train rides. Cheer for your favorite pig at the race track.

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and rare rock formations at several Rapid City and Black Hills museums. Wrap up your prehistoric exploration at Dinosaur Park where 7 life-sized green dinosaurs stand. The kids are

encouraged to explore and climb all over the statues (and the 360-degree views are hard to beat). Play like Dr. Doolittle and talk to the animals as you meander through Reptile Gardens. The famous threelevel Sky Dome includes tropical flowers and plants from all over the globe, the largest collection of snakes in the world, along with amphibians and bugs–a kid favorite. Take a stroll through Babyland and fall in love with the bear cubs tumbling all over each other like toddlers. But before you get there, you will take a drive-through tour of Bear Country U.S.A.’s 250 acres of large natural exhibits »

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housing 20 species of North American mammals. The tour gets up close and personal, and is exciting for everyone. When the kids have seen a host of animals and are just dying to get their hands on some, make a stop at Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm. Here they can bottle-feed some of the baby animals, hold the chicks, and watch pigs race–a family favorite. Riding horseback on the trails through the Black Hills National Forest is another memorable experience kids will long be talking about. Most trails are shaded and very scenic, making for a relaxing and fun experience. Several different trail rides are available for riders of all skill levels. All rides are guided to assure safety for rider and horse. We hope you brought your swimsuits and are ready for some wet and wild fun! When you are tired from a

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ADULT-ONLY GROUPS HAVE JUST AS MUCH FUN DOING THE STUFF THAT IS SUPPOSEDLY JUST FOR KIDS.

long day of sightseeing, or when the kids have too much energy, one of the best ways to unwind is to take a dip. Local water parks feature waterslides, lazy rivers, and endless aquatic fun–hot tub option for the adults! For a vacation that the whole family will enjoy, make a plan to include these attractions, and all of the other great family activities throughout the Black Hills. Whether you have children or want to get in touch with your inner child, all of the activities will be enjoyable, and your vacation will be nothing but good times. Make your reservations today!

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The great American experience

ith over 900 rooms, several campgrounds, and it’s varied attractions, it has become one of the most popular destinations in the Black Hills. The town was named after the Keystone Gold Mine, which was established in the 1890s in nearby Grizzly Bear Gulch. The Keystone Mine and its sister mine the Holy Terror were two of the top producing gold mines in the United States in the late 19th century. At the peak of the gold boom, Keystone was home to 2,000 people, making it the largest city in Pennington County. In addition to gold, mines in the area have produced a number of other commercial minerals including tin, feldspar, mica, beryl, and quartz. When Gutzon Borglum started work on Mount Rushmore in 1927, most of the men he hired were miners from the Keystone area. He preferred to hire miners because of their experience working with explosives in difficult working conditions. The only dependable transportation for equipment and supplies when work started on the memorial was a railroad from Hill City

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(now the 1880 Train’s route). Borglum convinced the state to build a highway from Rapid City to Keystone, now highway 16A. Iron Mountain Road, the continuation of Highway 16A through Custer State Park, features a number of pigtail turns and tunnels with spectacular views of Mount Rushmore. Since the memorial’s completion in 1942, tourism has replaced mining as Keystone’s primary industry. Local museums feature exhibits on Borglum, the mountain carving, presidential sculpture, and history of the area. Visitors can also visit a gold mine, pan for gold, explore the impressive display of stalactites at a cave, ride the train, or take a tramway to view the monument, among other options. The city of Keystone also offers a free self-guided walking tour starting at the visitor center located near the only traffic light in town. i find out more at: keystonechamber.com 110 Swanzey Street 605-666-4896


OPEN DAILY 8 AM to 8 PM June, July, August Last tour at 7:00 PM May, Sept. - Oct. 31 9 AM to 6 PM Last tour at 5:00 PM

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• Eatery & 2 Gift Shops • Original Underground 1892 Mine Tour • Mining Museum • 2 Forms of Panning include: Gold Panning beside Battle Creek with Guarantee Gold on site, or Gold Panning in a creek on a claim with Guarantee Gold, Whole Day or 1/2 Day • Geode Cutting • Gem Panning

The Black Hills Most Complete Original Mining Experience! Award winning, hands-on historic learning experience for the whole family • Mining Museum is a replica of 1895 mill built on the Big Thunder property. • See a stamp mill, crushers, winches, blacksmith equipment and a display of an original assay office. Past Recipient of the State George S. Mickelson Great Service Award.


National Presidential Wax Museum Revisit the history of our nation’s leaders with all 44 presidents replicated in lifelike wax in the midst of key historical moments.

On the way to Mount Rushmore US Highway 16A, Keystone

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MOUNT RUSHMORE America’s shrine of democracy

Be inspired as you come face to face with our country’s rich monumental history. uring the early 1920s, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson and others first envisioned Old West heroes carved on the granite spires of the Needles. From 1924 to 1925, state officials sought the talent of sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who had been working on a Confederate memorial on Stone Mountain in Georgia. Convinced of the project’s potential in South Dakota, Borglum came to the Black Hills. Borglum decided that four presidents representing the first 150 years of American history would be the

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

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Audio Tour. Visit the Information Center to find information

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Ranger-led program. Become a Junior Ranger. Watch a Movie in the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center Experience a

theater. 6.

Presidential Trail

Walk the and experience the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village.


Go to www.nps.gov/moru or call (605) 574-3165 for daily information on programs and Openings.

Sculptor’s Studio. 8. Visit the Mount Rushmore Bookstores. 9. Visit the Gift Shop. 10. Enjoy a meal at the Carvers CafÊ. 11. Have an Ice Cream Cone at the Memorial Team Ice 7.

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

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the likenesses of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln gradually emerged from the mountain. When PRESIDENT Borglum died CALVIN COOLIDGE in March of FORMALLY 1941, officials DEDICATED THE turned the PROJECT ON project over AUGUST 10, 1927. to his son, Lincoln, for completion. Due to the escalation of World War II and the lack of funds, the figures were not completed down to their waists as Borglum had originally envisioned. Your trip to Mount Rushmore should include a visit to the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center & Museum which shows an educational movie, the

Presidential Trail, Carvers Café, the Mount Rushmore Bookstores, the Mount Rushmore Audio Tour, the Gift Shop and the Sculptor’s Studio. Attending the Evening Lighting Ceremony in the Amphitheater is also something not to miss! There is no admission fee charged to see the Memorial, as per the wishes of Borglum himself. However, a fee-based system provides convenient parking options: $11 per vehicle and $50 per bus, assessed to offset expenses for the construction, operation and maintenance of the parking facility (no federal funding was used for the new parking and related facilities built in the mid-1990s). A parking permit entitles unlimited entry for non-commercial vehicles throughout the calendar year. Federal passports such as Interagency Annual Pass, Annual Pass-Military, Senior Pass and Access Pass are not applicable at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The ongoing conservation of the site is overseen by the US National Park Service.

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EXPLORE THIS The beautiful underground world

ith all there is to do above ground in the Black Hills, you will not want to miss the beauty and adventure found underground. The caves and mines of the hills offer beautiful and educational adventures for the entire family. Over 100 caves are located in a ribbon of limestone that encircles the Black Hills. Limestone is a soluble rock, and over hundreds of thousands of years, water has worked like a chisel to create these underground masterpieces and passageways. The limestone caves of this area are among the deepest and longest in the world and contain some the most unusual and beautiful formations. Of the earth’s 72 known calcite crystal caves, 68 can be found in the Black Hills. These caves feature translucent calcite crystal deposits, which look like gemstones. Each of the caves feature distinctly different formations including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, spiraling helictites, frostwork, boxwork and cave popcorn. Of the seven largest caves, five are privately owned and the National Park Service manages two. Experienced spelunkers are still finding and mapping unexplored areas of the bigger caves, but novices can also enjoy these extraordinary caves. Within a short span of time you are taken into a different world where dripping water, sparkling crystals and illuminated passages reveal the wonders of the Black Hills—underground.

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Wear a j ack or sweats et hirt Undergrou . temperatu nd res are typically be 60°, regard low less of surfac e weather.

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

PLANNING AHEAD FOR UNDERGROUND EXPLORING KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND: • Wear comfortable walking shoes with non-slip soles, as guided tours usually require a half-mile walk on uneven surfaces. • Know what to expect by asking ahead of time. Tours have lit walkways, but some involve climbing up and down stairs or crawling through tight passageways. •No food, drinks, or pets are allowed.


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Adventure and monumental scenery Established in 1875, Custer is the oldest city in the Black Hills and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. amed for Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer who led an expedition of the 7th Cavalry to an encampment several miles east of the city’s current location. News of the gold discovered in nearby French Creek by men assigned to Custer’s party led to the legendary Black Hills Gold Rush. Visitors to Custer will e s enjoy the many shops, r o H Crazy e world’s galleries, and eateries h t l, Memoria t ongoing located along the larges carving, is widest main street in mounta just four d in America. The 1881 e t loca orth of Courthouse Museum miles n er. Cust is a great place to learn of the early history of the community. Gold Discovery Days in late July is a family friendly celebration of the city’s heritage. The Black Hills Playhouse is also a great venue for some quality entertainment. Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest ongoing mountain carving, is

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located just four miles north of Custer. Korczak Ziolkowski started the carving of the legendary Lakota warrior in 1948, and today his family carries on that work. The memorial is funded entirely by admissions and donations, which allows crews to work year-round on the 563-foot tall carving. The monument itself becomes a backdrop for the nightly “Legends of Light” laser show during the summer. Custer lies just west of Custer State Park, with over 71,000 acres of scenic vistas and an abundance of wildlife. It features a herd of 1,300 free roaming bison that can often be seen on the 18mile Wildlife Loop at the south end of the park. Rock climbers from around the world visit the park to climb the granite spires known as the Needles. The park’s clear mountain lakes surrounded by pine-covered forests provide a perfect setting for a multitude of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and horseback riding. i find out more at: custersd.com 615 Washington Street 605-673-2244

Featuring work of Original Animator of Disneyland Carving Area • Wooden Nickel Theatre Museum Gallery of over 70 Carvers • Gift & Snack Shop All under one roof • Ample bus parking Open May to late-October

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Popular with rock climbers and tourists alike, the Needles are accessed from the Needles Highway, which is a part of Sylvan Lake Road (SD HWY 87/89).

CUSTER STATE PARK Find adventure here his vacation paradise is located in the southern Black Hills, and the friendly park staff invites you to come relax, explore, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Take time to explore some of the 71,000-plus acres of prairie fields, serene lakes, and rugged granite mountains and spires on foot, horseback, or by car. Undoubtedly, you will see more than just the scenery. Over the past 90 years, the Park has become a model of conservancy and land use with the reintroduction of elk, pronghorn antelope, big horn sheep and Rocky Mountain goats into the preserve. Along with the other wildlife, 1,300 head of buffalo (American Bison) roam freely throughout the Park. All these creatures are wild. Keep in mind they are just that—wild. Do not approach, view from a safe distance. How about history? Visit a replica of the historic Gordon Stockade the first gold

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camp in the Black Hills. The State Game Lodge, a National Historic Landmark that served as the summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge and visited by Dwight Eisenhower; or tour the cabin that was home to Charles “Badger” Clark, South Dakota’s first poet laureate; plus other rustic buildings built of native pine and stone, including the stately Peter Norbeck Visitor Center, named after Governor Norbeck, founder of the Park. Four stately lodges offer modern comforts and eight well-maintained campgrounds feature over 330 campsites and 50 camper cabins. All vehicles, except for non-stop, through traffic on Highway US16A, are required to purchase a park entrance license. Temporary licenses are valid for up to 7 days and are $15.00 per vehicle or $10.00 per motorcycle. Annual park entrance licenses are $30.00 for the first vehicle and $15.00 for the second vehicle. You can find more information on fees at www.custerstatepark.com. Custer State Park - where adventure begins, but the memories never end!

THE BUFFALO ROUNDUP On the last Friday of September, a group of modern-day wranglers will return to Custer State Park for the “Buffalo Roundup,” a tradition dating back to 1965. Cowhands on horseback and park officials in pickup trucks drive the thundering bison herd down a long, fenced meadow, past the crowds of onlookers that have numbered over ten thousand in past years. The bison culled from the herd are sold at a public auction held annually on the third Saturday of November. The proceeds from the Buffalo auction help fund the operation of the park, and the ongoing task of maintaining the integrity and health of the existing herd.

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CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL The dream becomes reality eventy-five years ago Lakota (Sioux) Chief Henry Standing Bear asked Korczak Ziolkowski to create a monument of Crazy Horse in the sacred Black Hills. Today, you can see Standing Bear’s dream slowly becoming a reality. Crazy Horse Memorial, mankind’s largest art project in progress (641 feet long and 563 feet high, with a 219-foot high horse’s head) is on U.S. Highway 16/385 between Hill City and Custer. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is just 17 miles NE of Crazy Horse. Korczak, a noted New England sculptor, first came to the Black Hills in 1939 to help Gutzon Borglum on Mount Rushmore. Standing Bear read news reports of Korczak’s artistic achievements and wrote asking him to carve the mountain. After serving in the European theater during World War II, Korczak returned to the Black Hills to tackle Standing Bear’s challenge. He started with chisels and hammers, doing back breaking work by hand. The first blast on the mountain was on June 3, 1948, dedicating a Memorial that South Dakota Gov. George T. Mickelson said “will serve to remind us of the debt we owe to these first Americans.” Korczak’s wife, Ruth, from Connecticut, »

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Twice a year visitors can walk to the arm and stand face to face with Crazy Horse during the Spring Volksmarch - June 7 & 8, 2014 and during the Autumn Volksmarch - Sept. 28 & 29, 2014.

WHEN VISITING CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE: • The 40,000-square-foot Welcome Center. This is where the storytelling begins, in two theaters showing the must-see “Dynamite & Dreams” DVD. • The Indian Museum of N. America, the visitor complex and the scale models for work on the mountain. • The new Mountain Museum that focuses on the mountain carving. • The Native American Educational & Cultural Center, where American Indian artists and artisans create their work and visit with the guests. • American Indian dancers perform at scheduled times throughout the summer. • “Legends in Light,” a spectacular multimedia laser-light show on the mountain begins at dark nightly from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. For more info. on Crazy Horse Memorial: www.crazyhorsememorial.org (605) 673-4681 memorial@crazyhorse.org


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The Educational and Cultural Center and Indian Museum of North America are home to over 120 tribal flags and many artifacts in over 40,000-sq.-ft museums.

was by Korczak’s side every step of the way. She was 18 years younger than Korczak, but embraced his dream. She took care of 10 children, five girls and

five boys, the visitors, a dairy, a sawmill and Korczak. Following his death at age 74 in 1982, Ruth took on Korczak’s monumental task of making the dream come true. She is supported by an enthusiastic staff, business-savvy board of directors of the nonprofit foundation, and a growing international group of friends that help support the Memorial who are called Storytellers. Seven of their children have continued to help expand on Korczak’s work. The other three children live within five miles of the Memorial. All 10 of the children grew up working on the mountain and helping with the visitor complex. Ruth still lives in the home Korczak built in 1947-48 and works 7 days a week keeping all aspects of the Memorial going. At age 87 she says, “If you love your job, it doesn’t seem like work, you are happy and

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grateful to begin each new day.” Crazy Horse’s face was finished in 1998, giving lasting human form in granite to what was once just a lofty wish. He looks out across the landscape with his hand pointing to the sacred Black Hills saying, “My lands are where my dead lie buried.” In 2014 the crew is focusing on finish work on the hand and the 219-foot high horse’s head. As the mountain evolves, so does the complex that hosts more than a million visitors a year. Our guests see not only the awe-inspiring mountain, but much more. Korczak’s vision extended beyond the mountain carving, he planned a museum, a CRAZY HORSE’S university FACE WAS and a medical FINISHED IN 1998, training GIVING LASTING center for the HUMAN FORM IN Indian people GRANITE TO WHAT of North WAS ONCE JUST A America. LOFTY WISH. The Indian Museum of North America is one of the finest Indian Museums in the Mid-west, and is still growing. In 1978, Korczak began a scholarship program with just $250 to start the educational portion of the dream. As of this year the Crazy Horse Memorial

The sculptor’s log studio-home, built in 1947-48, is filled with antiques and works of fine art, Korczak’s workshop, and sculpture gallery.

Foundation scholarship fund has grown tremendously and in 2014 has awarded over $2 million dollars in scholarships to Native American students in South Dakota. In 2010 the Indian University of North American held its first summer program and the fifth class will begin in June of 2014. They can earn 12-14 college credits, work an internship at the Memorial and get a jump start on college and begin making their dreams come true. Philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford pledged $10 million to the Memorial provided that Crazy Horse friends match his gift, which will then become $20 million to further work on the hand and horse’s head. People from throughout the world are helping to achieve the goal, some with a dollar and some with very large gifts. All are very much appreciated and will accelerate the work on the mountain.

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HOT SPRINGS – SOUTHERN HILLS

HOT SPRINGS Roaming where they roamed Hot Springs, located on the southeast edge of the Black Hills, was originally called Minnekahta (warm waters) by its founders in 1879. his city is surrounded by rugged sandstone canyons and pine covered hills. Legend has it that Lakota and Cheyenne Indian Tribes fought for control of the area’s warm, natural springs on nearby Battle Mountain. Early town entrepreneurs touted the health benefits of the city’s warm, dry climate, and healing warm water spas. Today, visitors can still relax in the historic spas and bathhouses that utilize the natural warm waters from the

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springs below. In 1890 Fred Evans built Evans Plunge, which is still the largest natural warm-water (87 degrees) indoor swimming pool in the world. Other favorite local attractions include the world’s largest mammoth research facility, the Mammoth Site, a paleontological dig site that is protected by a climate-controlled building. The sinkhole and the in-situ (bones left as found) exhibit of mammoth bones attract visitors year round. The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary covers 11,000 acres of land and has over 500 rescued mustangs running free. You can enjoy guided 2-hour, 3-hour, and all day tours of the sanctuary. Donations and tour dollars have supported the needs of unadoptable horses for over twenty years. Downtown features a variety of unique shops, galleries, coffee houses, and bookstores. The scenic Freedom Trail

The town is a gateway to the attraction s of southern B the la Hills, includ ck ing Wind Ca National Pave rk.

winds along the banks of Fall River and is perfect for a walking or biking tour of the downtown district. The renovated 1890 railroad depot now serves as the Visitor Information Center. 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. Angastora Reservoir, ten miles southeast of the city, has 36 miles of shoreline and is a great destination for fishing, boating,swimming, and camping. i find out more at: hotsprings-sd.com 801 S. 6th Street 605-745-4140

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LAND OF THE MAMMOTH Exposing prehistoric creatures

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ore than 26,000 years ago, Ice Age fauna were trapped and died in a spring-fed pond near the southwest edge of Hot Springs. Over the course of the next 350 to 700 years, the hole filled with sediments and mammoth remains. For centuries the bones lay buried, until discovered by chance in 1974 while excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South Dakota’s greatest treasures. The site was found to contain the largest concentration of Columbian and woolly mammoth bones discovered in the world. Fortunately, through the work of local citizens, the Mammoth Site was preserved and in 1980 was added to the list of National Natural Landmarks. Today it is a working museum, laboratory, and research facility where paleontologists and volunteers excavate and preserve these relics.

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A WORLD-CLASS MUSEUM Now enclosed and protected by a climatecontrolled building, the sinkhole and exhibit of mammoth bones attracts visitors year round. The bones are displayed as they were discovered, in the now dry pond sediments for an “in-situ” exhibit. Walkways allow visitors a closeup view of the fossils. Based on tusk count, 61 mammoths have been identified, along with the remains of a Giant short-faced bear, camel, llama, prairie dog, wolf, fish, and numerous invertebrates.

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HILL CITY – SOUTHERN HILLS

HILL CITY

Naturally beautiful at heart

The community’s longtime slogan “The Heart of the Hills” suits its friendly character, as well as its geographic location. ocated in the heart of the Black Hills just twelve miles from Mt. Rushmore you will find the quaint little town of Hill City. Founded in 1877, the second oldest town in the Black Hills was originally named Hillyo by prospectors. The town nearly died as quickly as it appeared when miners moved on to better gold prospects further north. In 1883 tin was discovered in the area and it revitalized the city. The Harney Peak Tin Mining, Milling and Manufacturing Company was

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established, and the company built the Harney Peak Hotel which is still a prominent building on Main Street. During the peak of the tin mining boom there were 15 saloons near the hotel. Logging and tourism sustained the community after tin played out at the turn of the 20th century. Today Hill City is rapidly becoming known for its vibrant art scene. Several prominent artists make their home here and galleries along Main Street feature the work of a variety of artists and artisans. Types of art that can be found are sculptures in bronze and stone, watercolors, painting, and framing, as well as Native American artwork and jewelry. As well, each year in late June, the Sculpture in »


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the Hills Art Show and Sale is held. The work of 25 preeminent sculptors is displayed in a giant tent just off Main Street. Admission is free to the public. Intermingled with the galleries on Main Street is an interesting assortment of gift shops and eateries. Like many cities in the Black Hills, outdoor recreational possibilities surround Hill City. Within fifteen miles of town you can find seven different lakes, numerous campgrounds, resorts, marinas and hiking and biking trails. The Black Hills Central Railroad Depot is a departure point for the 1880 Train, one of the oldest operational steam, locomotive-powered passenger trains in the country. Riders can feel the rumble of TODAY HILL CITY a locomotive IS RAPIDLY and hear the BECOMING KNOWN lonesome FOR ITS VIBRANT whine of the ART SCENE. train’s whistle on a two hour and fifteen minute ride through the scenic Black Hills. Within a few miles of Hill City are several wineries which feature handcrafted wines, many made from native fruits. Daily wine tastings, along with snacks and meals are offered through the summer.

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DEADWOOD

Rich in history, golden in fun Capture that old west feel with new world amenities–attend concerts and events, and experience the gold rush! he legendary image of Deadwood as a Wild West boomtown has been well established in books, television shows, and movies. Classic characters such as Wild Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, and Seth Bullock are all part of Deadwood's rich and varied history. Deadwood got its start in 1875 as a rowdy mining camp after the discovery of gold in the area and now it is a thriving city that has been designated a National Historic Landmark. In 1989, South Dakota passed a constitutional amendment to allow limited stakes gambling in Deadwood in keeping with its frontier history. Gaming revenue has enabled Deadwood's historic preservation efforts, and many renovated buildings now house casinos. Gambling is not the only source of entertainment here. Families can see original artifacts and displays from Deadwood's heritage by visiting the city's many museums and historic landmarks, including Mount Moriah Cemetery, the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. Take a self-guided walking tour or experience it best with a guided tour where you will learn how Deadwood went from a lawless gold camp to a modern-day restoration project and everything else in between. Every day in the summer, except Mondays, you can experience the staged

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reenactments of the shooting of Wild Bill held inside the Saloon No.10, and the gunslingers shootouts on Main Street. The easiest way to see all of Deadwood is to take a Trolley. Trolleys were reintroduced to Deadwood in 1992 . They cost one dollar to ride and operate 16 to 20 hours per day. Deadwood also hosts a number of special events and concerts throughout the year that FAMILIES CAN SEE feature events ORIGINAL to entertain ARTIFACTS AND the entire DISPLAYS FROM family. DEADWOOD’S Deadwood HERITAGE BY is also a good VISITING THE starting point for outdoor CITY’S MANY adventure. MUSEUMS AND It serves as LANDMARKS. 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 use. There are more than 100 converted railroad bridges and four hard-rock tunnels along the trail, providing the user a unique rails to trails experience. Come back in the Fall/ Winter and experience the majestic scene on one of the areas two ski resorts or snowmobile on hundreds of miles of groomed trails. i find out more at: deadwood.org 767 Main Street 800-999-1876

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Adams Museum

Explore Deadwood’s past and larger-than-life legends at the Black Hills’ oldest history museum. 54 Sherman Street • 605.578.1714

Days of ‘76 Museum

The Black Hills’ newest museum commemorates the history of the renowned Days of ‘76 Celebration and Rodeo, and features rare American Indian artifacts. 18 Seventy-Six Drive • 605.578.1657

Historic Adams House

This meticulously restored 1892 Victorian mansion includes original furnishings and features the stories of two of Deadwood’s founding families. 22 Van Buren Street • 605.578.3724

Mount Moriah Cemetery Visit one of America’s most famous western cemeteries and the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. 1 Mount Moriah Drive • 605.578.1876 CityOfDeadwood.com

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MORE BIG TIME FUN With old west charm eadwood is a small town with big city entertainment. From country greats such as Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn, and Willie Nelson gracing the stages of the Deadwood Mountain Grand, to big new acts like the Avett Brothers, Big and Rich, and Sara Evans– there is no shortage of great acts in this historical town. Aside from mainstream shows, thousands of music lovers flock Main Street every summer for free concerts–at events such as Kool Deadwood Nites and Wild Bill Days. Deadwood is also home to the Days of '76 Rodeo, named the PRCA Midsize Rodeo of the Year since 2004. Each of these events includes festivities such as parades, concerts, competitions and more, Du ring the all on Main Street in summer there a Deadwood. Check street show re re-enactm the Calendar so ents Main Stre on you don't miss These shoo et. any of the fun! t-ou are FREE ts to watch.

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eadwood developed a legendary reputation as a rough and tumble boom town of the late 1870's. Unfortunately Deadwood's legend out-shined it's gold. By the end of the 19th century the entire surface gold had played out and most of the prospectors and cowboys were gone. A hundred years after its peak population of an estimated 20,000, the city had dwindled to 2,035. In 1959 a devastating fire not only destroyed many of the city's historic buildings it also nearly destroyed the local economy. Even though the entire city was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, the community was on the brink of extinction. By the 1980's Deadwood could not generate enough tax revenue to maintain basic city services. In 1989, voters of South Dakota

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passed a constitutional amendment allowing limited stakes gambling in Deadwood as a means to revitalize the community. When the amendment was passed there were only two other places in America where gambling was legal: Nevada and Atlantic City. The law authorizing gambling in Deadwood mandated that a significant portion of the revenues would be earmarked for historic preservation. Revenue generated from gambling in Deadwood has rejuvenated the community. The city's casinos now bring in over $100 million in gross receipts every year. Over $7 million is annually funneled into renovation of historic buildings and restoration of the city infrastructure. The state estimates that gaming in the city has created over 2,000 jobs. In addition, Deadwood gambling revenue is used to

fund grants for historic preservation projects throughout the state. The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission has established standardized architectural design guidelines for the downtown district. The guidelines ensure that building and renovation projects do nothing to jeopardize the city’s status as a historic landmark. The city has also created a comprehensive plan for all future construction and restoration projects. With help from NeighborWorks®, grants and low interest rate loans are available to property owners to preserve and protect historical properties. Today Deadwood bears little resemblance to the dilapidated town it was 25 years ago. Well over 2 million people annually visit the city, which has been restored to reflect its historic old-west character.

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LEAD

Stake your claim his town was America’s famous mining town for over a century. Lead, (pronounced leed), was founded in 1876, thus establishing the Homestake Gold Mine, which would become the oldest, largest, and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere. The mine produced over 40 million ounces of gold worth more than $60 billion before its closure in 2002. In 1877 a group of investors led by George Hearst purchased the mine. For the next 125 years Lead was a company town of the Homestake Mining Company. The company donated the abandoned mine in 2006 to the state for use as an underground scientific laboratory. The

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The Homestake deposit was discovered by Fred and Moses Manuel, Alex Engh and Hank Harney in April 1876.

Sanford Underground Research Facility will advance understanding of the universe by conducting physics experiments almost a mile beneath the city. In 2014 the Sanford lab and city of Lead began work on a state-of-the art Visitor and Science Education Center housed at the Homestake Mine.

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SPEARFISH – NORTHERN HILLS

SPEARFISH

One canyon, unlimited adventure Let yourself get lost in the beauty of the landscapes and gorgeous natural settings. pearfish is often referred to as the “Queen City” of the Black Hills. The original settlers noted how the ring of pine covered hills with rocky bluffs surrounding the community looked like a crown and gave the city its nickname. The city was incorporated 126 years ago in 1888 and evolved as an agricultural community that supplied the miners of Deadwood, fifteen miles away. The clear, fast flowing stream that runs through Spearfish was considered

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by Native American Indians as a good place to "spear" "fish", thus the naming of the creek, the city, and the rugged canyon that sits at the mouth of the city. Spearfish Canyon offers beautiful views of waterfalls, rock formations, plants, and wildlife. Spearfish Creek holds populations of rainbow and brown trout, affording several fishing opportunities. In 1883 a teacher-training academy was founded here, and evolved into Black Hills State University, a fouryear public university offering a diverse curriculum. Each July the university hosts Summer Stage, a month of theater productions

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performed for the public by students and alumni. The Spearfish art community hosts a variety of events throughout the year. In July the Festival in the Over 500 Corvettes will embark on the party that is the Black Hills Corvette Classic. This year’s event will be held July 17-19, 2014. Park is held, which is an arts exposition with 150 DC Booth Fish Hatchery and Archives booths devoted to handmade arts and in Spearfish was established in 1899 to crafts. Spearfish will also host the 43rd manage fish populations in the region. Black Hills Corvette Classic, where The hatchery introduced trout to the hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes from streams and lakes of the Black Hills. around the country swarm the city. Visitors enjoy viewing the fish in the The state of the art Rec and Aquatics Center—home to a 2 acre Water park—is facility's underwater viewing areas. also a great place for some summer fun. The High Plains Western Heritage »

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Center boasts a beautiful 3-state view from it’s upper balcony. This 20,000 square foot museum honors the old west pioneers with exhibits featuring western art, artifacts and memorabilia, including the original Spearfish to Deadwood Stagecoach. The surrounding Black Hills National Forest features countless trails and opportunities to scale the nearby trailheads of Lookout Mountain or Crow Peak. The picturesque views that surround the community will stay in your memories for a lifetime.

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NORTHERN HILLS – STURGIS

STURGIS Take the ride Thousands of bikers and vendors will convene this year for the 74th Annual rally–August 4-10th. ifty weeks out of the year Sturgis is a quiet town of about 6,500 at the northeast corner of the Black Hills. When August arrives so do hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists and Sturgis is anything but quiet. What started in 1938 as a dirt track motorcycle race for local riders has evolved into South Dakota's largest tourism event. Riders from around the world converge on Sturgis as do thousands of vendors who set up shop just for the event. This year marks the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The city of WHEN AUGUST Sturgis was ARRIVES SO DO founded in HUNDREDS OF 1876 and was THOUSANDS OF named for MOTORCYCLISTS Major Samuel AND STURGIS IS D. Sturgis, ANYTHING BUT commander QUIET of Fort Meade, a nearby cavalry post. Fort Meade was established to protect the prospectors and pioneers who were flocking to the Black Hills after the discovery of gold. Sturgis was known as a rough and tumble town of saloons and gambling dens established to take money from the soldiers stationed at the fort. Long before the Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem, it was played regularly for evening retreat and military ceremonies at Fort Meade. The fort became the home for the 7th Cavalry after the massacre at Little Bighorn. A

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horse named Comanche, the only survivor of the infamous battle, was brought to Ft. Meade where he was treated like royalty for 9 years. Fort Meade was an active military post until the end of World War II and is now a Veterans Care and Rehabilitation Complex. A museum in the former commanding officer's headquarters commemorates the history of the fort. Three miles northeast of Sturgis is Bear Butte, an unusual bear-like geological formation that helped guide early settlers to the Black Hills. Bear Butte, which is now a state park, continues to be an important religious site for Plains Indians. The famous native warriors Red Cloud, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull all made pilgrimages to the site. Human artifacts dating back 10,000 years have been found near the butte. i find out more at: sturgisareachamber.com 2040 Junction Avenue 605-347-2556

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ALONG THE WAY

ALONG THE WAY From the Badlands to Yellowstone A myriad of scenic routes await you along Interstate 90 as you travel east and west of the Black Hills.

hen you follow I-90 through western South Dakota, the Badlands appear off to the south of the Interstate near Kadoka. As you reach Wall, via I-90 or Highway 244, look to the west and take in the view of the Black Hills on the distant horizon.

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SOUTH DAKOTA MILEPOSTS ALONG I-90: •MP 131 Cactus Flats – East entrance Badlands National Park •MP 110 Wall – Wall Drug Store, National Grasslands Visitors Center •MP 67 Ellsworth Air Force Base – SD Air and Space Museum •MP 61-55 Rapid City – lodging, shopping, museums, attractions •MP 30 Sturgis – Bear Butte State Park, Old Ft. Meade •MP 17 Highway 85 – Deadwood, Lead, Gaming, Museums, Outdoors Sports •MP 10 Spearfish – to US 14A, Spearfish Canyon Scenic Highway •MP 1 SD Visitors Center and Rest Stop In Wyoming, west of Sundance,

begin to look to the north for occasional glimpses of Devils Tower as you near Moorcroft. The Cowboy State, between Gillette and Sheridan, offers views of the plains and rolling foothills. Once known as the “Valley of the Chiefs” by the Plains Indians, Sheridan and its surrounding area are home to historic sites and museums, as well as contemporary Western and Native American art galleries. »

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Tell them you stayed three days and had one heckuva good time in Cody, Wyoming. That you let your hair down, so to speak. You let Cody be your hub while you ventured out on five spectacular loop tours. You went hiking and fishing and took amazing pictures in Yellowstone. You rode the rapids and the horses. You stepped back in time and got to know the real Buffalo Bill at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. You liked him. Plan your trip at yellowstonecountry.org or call

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WYOMING MILEPOSTS ALONG I-90: •MP 205 Beulah – Vore Buffalo Jump •MP 199 Wyoming Highway 111 to Aladdin, Devils Tower Monument •MP 185-187 Sundance – Highway 14 to Devils Tower •MP 56A-56B Buffalo – US Highway 16 to Cody, Yellowstone National Park •MP 20-25 Sheridan – Lodging, shopping, historic sites •MP 9 Ranchester – US Highway 14 to Cody, Yellowstone National Park Scenic US Highway 14 over the Bighorn Range and through Shell Canyon to historic Cody is a part of Wyoming where Buffalo Bill Cody, the original Western experience, and its diverse cultures are celebrated. Cody is also the gateway to our nation’s first National Park—Yellowstone.

Consult Wyoming’s Department of Transportation for road conditions by dialing 511 (within the state) or 1-888996-7623. You’ll need a map or some knowledge of highway numbers and locations to use this service.

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CAMP THE HILLS

he Black Hills REMEMBE R: National Campfires are Forest has 30 only allow ed in campgrounds with campgrou n d or over 682 individual picnic fire sites, including grates. three horse camps. Additional horse camps are located in Custer State Park and at Fort Meade Recreation Area near Sturgis. Visitors can enjoy 26 designated picnic areas, 11 reservoirs, two scenic byways, 1,300 miles of streams, 13,605 acres of wilderness, and over 450 miles of trails. Daily camping fees range from $6 to $23. All campgrounds have a 14-consecutive-day stay limit. Fees are charged from mid-May through October. For more information or to make reservations go to www. recreation.gov or call (877-444-6777).

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS Explore the forest he Black Hills National Forest encompasses an area 125 miles long and 65 miles wide over western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. Characterized by spectacular rock formations, expansive grasslands, winding streams, blue lakes, and a system of caves, it offers a unique wilderness experience.

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ABUNDANT TRAILS: The George S. Mickelson and Centennial trails each encompass over 100 miles for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Visitors can jump on the trails at various trailhead locations throughout the hills. The Mickelson Trail rests in the heart of the Black Hills and allows people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the area with its gentle slopes and easy access. Centennial Trail, also known as Trail No. 89, extends from the prairie grasslands near Bear Butte State Park to the Wind Cave National Park near Hot Springs. Visitors will experience everything from thriving wildlife to the splendor of Mount Rushmore along the way. SPECTACULAR VIEWS: For the most spectacular view of the Black Hills, “hike” to Harney Peak. The summit, at 7,242 feet, is the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps of France and Switzerland. At the top, hikers can explore the stone fire tower, and witness a magnificent view over the Black Elk Wilderness Area. The approximate seven-mile round trip hike includes easy to more strenuous terrain, and warrants a half-day to finish. continued on page 98 »

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ON THE ROCKS: Formations in the Black Hills provide some of the most accessible and challenging climbs in the American West, including Devils Tower National Monument near Sundance, Wyoming; the vertical columns of granite of The Needles in Custer State Park; and limestone cliffs in the Spearfish Canyon area of the northern Hills.

ON THE WATER: Cast your line, break out your swimsuit, It doesn or load your boat into one ’t matter wha of the numerous creeks, t season y ou rivers, and lakes of the because fi visit shin Black Hills. Surrounded is available g by lush vegetation and year-roun d. spectacular mountains, these pristine sites will satisfy all of your water sport desires in some of the most beautiful places the country has to offer. Contact the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department or the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for individual regulations and information.

EASY STROLLS: If your idea of hiking takes on a gentler note, head to downtown Rapid City for the City of President’s Walking Tour. Life-size bronze statues of past presidents adorn the city’s street corners and sidewalks. The city also boasts a well-constructed 98


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concrete jogging, walking, skating, and biking path through the Rapid Creek greenway. IN THE FIELD: The area is home to a wide variety of wildlife. With many diverse species of birds from Eagles to Sparrows, bird watching can be a fun activity. Large game animals such as elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, big horn sheep, and mountain goats roam throughout the Black Hills. Buffalo can be seen but are usually kept on land preserves. Various predators often roam the area, among which are species of cat such as bobcats and mountain lions, and other species like coyotes and sometimes wolves. There are the critters of the forest floor too, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and smaller mammals. Wild horses and mooching wild burros can be seen as well.

The scenic views and adventures don’t stop when the summer ends. Mark your calendar for a trip this fall/winter and watch as the Black Hills transform into a winter wonderland. With two resorts to choose from, and a variety of slopes and trails for every experience level, the hills offer downhill fun for the entire family. In addition, the Black Hills features 350-miles of groomed, mapped and marked snowmobiling trails with stunning scenery. Don’t miss the fun this fall/winter!

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Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for “friend.” The Black Hills’ name comes from a Lakota word Paha Sapa, which means “hills that are black” describing the dense forest covering the hills.

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THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE Meaningful, memorable and engaging

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South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Ellsworth AFB, S.D. Exit 67 on I-90.

NORTHERN HILLS • Adams Museum, Deadwood • Days of ‘76 Museum, Deadwood • High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish SOUTHERN HILLS • Big Thunder Gold Mine, Keystone • Indian Museum of North America, Crazy Horse Memorial Interpretive Center

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BLUE BELL LODGE Hwy. 87 South, next to French Creek Custer State Park • 605-255-4531

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LAUGHING WATER RESTAURANT at Crazy Horse Memorial Custer • 605-673-4681

4 64 L X X X X X <$10

LEGION LAKE LODGE Hwy. 16A Custer State Park • 605-255-4521

4

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BOTTICELLI RISTORANTE ITALIANO 523 Main Street Rapid City • 605-348-0089

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X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

<$25

X

X

X

<$16

X

<$16

X

X

B

>$16

X

X

<$10


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DINING GUIDE

FUJI STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR 1731 Eglin Street Rapid City • 605-721-8886

J3 18

L/D

X

X

X B/W X

X

>$16

GOLDEN CORRAL 1180 N. LaCrosse Street Rapid City • 605-399-2195

H2 11 B/L/D X

X

X

X

<$11

GOLDEN PHOENIX 2421 W. Main Street Rapid City • 605-348-4195

E5 30

L/D

X

B/W X

<$10

HUHOT MONGOLIAN GRILL 1745 Eglin St Rapid City  605-791-5555

J4

15

L/D

X

X

B/W

X

<$12

MARCO’S PIZZA 4040 Cheyenne Blvd. Rapid City  605-791-4744

K4

17

L/D

X

X

B/W

X

PADDY O’NEILL’S PUB 523 Sixth Street Rapid City • 605-342-1210

G5 25

L/D

X

X

RUBY TUESDAY 821 Fairmont Boulevard Rapid City • 605-343-1700

G7

SANFORD’S GRUB & PUB 306 7th Street Rapid City • 605-721-1463

X

<$16

X

<$10

X

X

X

X

X

G5 19

L/D

X

X

X

X

<$16

SLIDERS BAR & GRILL 1416 N. Elk Vale Road Rapid City • 605-718-1068

K3

5

L/D

X

X

X

X

<$16

TGI FRIDAYS 2205 N. Lacrosse Street Rapid City • 605-343-8443

I2

33

L/D

X

X

X

X

X

11 L/D

X

X

X

<$7

CHEYENNE CROSSING CAFÉ Highway 14A and 85 Spearfish • 605-584-3510

10 88 B/L/D X

X

X B/W X

<$16

GUADALAJARA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 83 W US Hwy 14 Spearfish • 605-642-4765

10 87

L/D

X

X

X

X

X

<$16

SANFORD’S GRUB & PUB 545 Jackson Blvd. Spearfish • 605-642-3204

10 18

L/D

X

X

X

X

<$16

WENDY’S 701 E. North Street • 520 Mt. View 1911 Haines Avenue • 751 Cathedral Drive Rapid City • wendys.com

Spearfish

112 L/D

X

X <$15

X

<$12


ADVERTISING INDEX

CUSTER • CRAZY HORSE ATTRACTIONS Black Hills Aerial Adventures Blue Bell Horseback Ride Buffalo Safari Jeep Ride and Cookout Crazy Horse Memorial Custer State Park Custer State Park Resort Co Heritage Village Korczak’s Heritage National Museum of Woodcarving

DINING GUIDE ON PAGE 106 Blue Bell Lodge Chuckwagon Laughing Water Restaurant Legion Lake Lodge State Game Lodge Sylvan Lake Lodge

WINERY

Naked Winery

DEADWOOD • LEAD ATTRACTIONS AND SHOPPING Adams Museum Berg Jewelry Boot Hill Tours Days of ‘76 Museum Historic Adams House Mount Moriah Cemetery Mad Mountain Adventures

WINERY 47 60 60 63 61 60 63 64 58 60 64 60 60 60 15

78 83 85 78 78 78 85

DINING GUIDE ON PAGE 106, 108 Brown Rock Sports Café Cousin’s Pub & Pizza Deadwood Grille Gem Steakhouse and Saloon Gold Country Inn Café Gold Nugget Buffet Oggie’s Sports Bar Silverado Vegas Style Buffet Tin Lizzie Casino

GAMING AND LODGING

1 8 79 82 80 83 79 84 81

Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort 1 Celebrity Hotel 81 Deadwood Station Bunkhouse and Gambling Hall 80 First Gold Hotel 83 Gold Country Inn Gambling Hall 80 Mineral Palace Hotel and Casino 82 Silverado Franklin 84 SpringHill Suites 1 The Lodge at Deadwood Gaming Resort 79 Tin Lizzie Casino 81

110

Belle Joli Winery Schade Winery

HILL CITY ATTRACTIONS

Black Hills Central Railroad – 1880 TRAIN Circle B Chuckwagon Cowboy Music Show High Country Guest Ranch

DINING GUIDE ON PAGE 108 Alpine Inn Circle B Chuckwagon Cowboy Music Show Naked Winery Prairie Berry Winery

SHOPPING

Dakota Stone’s Rock Shop Mount Rushmore Memories

WINERY/BREWERY

Naked Winery Prairie Berry Winery/Miner Brewing Co.

HOT SPRINGS ATTRACTIONS

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Evans Plunge Prairie Wind Casino and Hotel (Oelrichs) The Mammoth Site

GOLF

Southern Hills Golf Course

14 13

71 73 73 72 73 15 12 74 72 15 12

67 66 68, 108 68 75

KEYSTONE • MOUNT RUSHMORE ATTRACTIONS Alpine Slide Big Thunder Gold Mine Black Hills Central Railroad – 1880 TRAIN Gunslinger 7-D Interactive Theater Holy Terror Mini Golf Mount Rushmore Audio Tour National Presidential Wax Museum Rushmore Cave Rushmore Tramway Soaring Eagle Zipline Ride

DINING GUIDE ON PAGE 108 Mount Rushmore Dining Room

SHOPPING

Dakota Gold and Gemstone Collection Mount Rushmore Gift Shop

49 49 71 57 50 53 50 57 49 57 53 54 53


RAPID CITY ATTRACTIONS

Bear Country U.S.A. Black Hills Maze Chapel in the Hills Dinosaur Park Flags and Wheels Indoor Racing Main Street Square Old MacDonald’s Petting Farm Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf Putz n Glo Black Light Mini Golf Reptile Gardens Watiki Indoor Waterpark Resort

MUSEUMS 7 45 31 34 47 27 44 46 47 4 5, 10

DINING GUIDE ON PAGE 108, 109

445 Lounge 22 Boston’s 17 Botticelli Ristorante Italiano 26 Chili’s Grill & Bar 9 Colonial House Restaurant and Bar 17 Elk Creek Steakhouse (Piedmont) 19 Enigma Restaurant 22 Fuddruckers World’s Greatest Hamburgers 16 Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar 18 Golden Corral 11 Golden Phoenix Chinese Cuisine 30 HuHot Mongolian Grill 15 Marco’s Pizza 17 Paddy O’Neill’s Pub and Casino 25 Ruby Tuesday 112 Sanford’s Grub & Pub 19 Slider’s Bar and Grill 5 TGI Friday’s 33 Wendy’s 11

JEWELRY

Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman Dakota Gold and Gemstone Collection Gold Diggers Landstrom’s Jewelry Landstrom’s Original Black Hills Gold Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory & Outlet Stamper Black Hills Gold Jewelry

LODGING

Comfort Inn and Suites Fairfield Inn & Suites Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotel Alex Johnson LaQunita Inn & Suites

39 54 40 29 In. Front In. Back Back Cover 112 5,10 31 25 5,10

Museum of Geology at SDSM&T South Dakota Air and Space Museum

SERVICES

Black Hills Coupon Book Black Hills Harley Davidson Gray Line Tours Jack’s Campers Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau

SHOPPING

Again Books and Bazaar Alex Johnson Mercantile Christmas Village Dakota Pines Handcrafts and Mercantile House of Scandinavia Prairie Edge Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Rushmore Mall Scheels All Sports Sioux Pottery St. Joe Antiques Mall Weathered Vane

36 34 74,107 88 8 94 31 29 26 41 33 33 23 29 32 41 38 29 5

SPEARFISH ATTRACTIONS AND GOLF D.C. Booth Historical National Fish Hatchery Elkhorn Ridge Golf Club High Plains Western Heritage Center

86 75 86

DINING GUIDE ON PAGE 109 Cheyenne Crossing Café & General Store Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant Sanford’s Grub & Pub

STURGIS

Black Hills Harley Davidson

RALLY RELATED Jack’s Campers

88 87 18 88 94

ALONG THE WAY WYOMING

Buffalo Bill’s Cody/ Yellowstone Country 91 Devil’s Tower Trading Post 90 Gillette-Wright 92 Meeteetse 93

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