Travel Journals

  • Tri-State Area History in the Center of the Nation

    Sitting astride the Belle Fourche River, the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center tells the fascinating history of the region. Educational exhibits and kiosks tell the stories of early cattle companies, cowboys, sheep/wool industries and the century-long history of the Black Hills Roundup Rodeo.

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  • Fall Hiking

    The Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota transform into a painter's palette of fiery reds, vibrant oranges, and golden yellows each fall, offering a breathtaking backdrop for adventurers and leisure seekers alike. This guide is your ticket to experiencing the essence of fall in this unique American landscape.

    Black Hills Wide
  • Taste a Black Hills Gem — The Wall Drug Donut

    If you happen to drive through the small town of Wall, South Dakota, you might notice a few signs along the road advertising a legendary place for donuts. That place is the Wall Drug Store, a tourist attraction that has been around since 1931.

  • Hiking

    Thinking about spending an extra day in the Black Hills and Badlands? If you’re on the fence about heading back home or saying, “why not?” to your inner adventurer, we’re here to help.

    One More Day
  • Rushmore Tramway Adventures
    The Pinnacle Zip Tour at Rushmore Tramway Adventures introduced my family to a thrilling escapade unlike any other. In 2017, the Black Hills welcomed this aerial adventure, featuring dual zip lines and enveloping us in a mile of breathtaking forest.
  • Dog-Friendly Getaway

    Vacations aren't just for humans; our four-legged friends deserve a piece of the action too. Exploring new destinations with your canine companion can add a layer of joy and adventure to your travels. Here’s how to make sure your getaway is as enjoyable for your dog as it is for you.

    Black Hills Wide
  • Old West

    Step back in time with an adventure through the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. These lands whisper tales of gold rushes, outlaw escapades, pioneering spirits, and the relentless challenges of the Wild West. This guide lays out a treasure map for those eager to uncover the stories etched into the very essence of South Dakota.