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Stories and Tips Black Hills

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Sturgis & Deadwood - Two unique towns with great history

Written by RoBoNC on 24 Sep, 2013

There is so much to see in the Black Hills that we could have used another day or two. While we made sure to visit all of our must see destinations, we tried to sneak in a few extra places along the way.…Read More

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My Top Five Hikes in the Black Hills Region

Written by Mandan Lynn on 09 Sep, 2007

1. Harney Peak. At 7,242 feet, it's the highest point east of the Rockies and west of the Pyrenees. Make sure you go on a nice, clear day - the views will take your breath away. With a round-trip of about six miles, it's not…Read More

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Ranch Life

Written by Mandan Lynn on 28 Aug, 2007

I grew up on a ranch in South Dakota, so all the new experiences my Dutch friends had when they visited me felt like just another average day to me. Unfortunately, it has been a very dry summer, so there is very little grass --…Read More

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Working in the Theatre

Written by Mandan Lynn on 26 Aug, 2007

The Black Hills Playhouse holds a special place in my heart, and not just because I’ve been attending plays there since I was 10 years old. I’ve also spent two summers working there.The BHP is unique in that the company members live there as well…Read More

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Keystone: Tacky Tourist Trap

Written by btwood2 on 30 Oct, 2004

Only 14 miles from Hill City, Keystone has chosen a more hit-‘em-over-the-head, commercial presentation of itself. It’s very centrally located, so it’s difficult to avoid it when driving anywhere. Our first introduction to Keystone was on the way to Mount Rushmore.…Read More

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Lakota – Dakota – Nakota

Written by btwood2 on 09 Nov, 2004

After our visit to Crazy Horse Memorial last summer, thoughts were spilling out of my brain at lightning speed. It’s four months later, and now that I’m in Arizona for the winter, it’s almost as if my thoughts have congealed. Not congealed, exactly,…Read More

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Scenic Drives, Hikes, Bikes, and Rides

Written by btwood2 on 22 Aug, 2004

Probably the best way to get a feeling for the real Paha Sapa is to attempt to escape civilization by taking to the trails. There are lots of trails that run through the hills. On one of our first drives into the hills,…Read More

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Ramblings about Crazy Horse Memorial

Written by btwood2 on 22 Aug, 2004

Even before going to see Crazy Horse Memorial, I thought it was pretty cool that his "image" was being carved into the Black Hills, if for no other reason than to give some balance to the Rushmore Four. I was mildly surprised…Read More

Happy New Year, Deadwood-Style

Written by Mandan Lynn on 27 Aug, 2007

Deadwood is a pretty cool town in its own right. It’s the former stomping grounds of Wild West heroes such as Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill Cody, and it’s where Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed. For a healthy dose of western lore, visit…Read More

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Pedaling Along the Mickelson Trail

Written by Mandan Lynn on 26 Aug, 2007

The George S. Mickelson Trail is part of the state's Rails to Trails program, where they take old railroad routes and turn them into hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, and is named for our beloved governor who died in a plane crash. This trail runs 109 miles…Read More

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