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Here are the Top 5 Blogs in 2018

  • Here are the Top 5 Blogs in 2018
    Here are the Top 5 Blogs in 2018
Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Morgan

As we welcome in the New Year, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the all the amazing things we discovered in the past year. The Black Hills Travel Blog shared details on top festivals and events, uncovered hidden gems, offered insider-insight on hot spots, explored western South Dakota heritage, and more. Here are the top five most-read posts from the Black Hills Travel Blog in 2018.

The Spirit of the Hidden City and its Unbelievable Past: Pactola
October 30, 2018

When I was a child so many years ago, my mother, who was raised on the Minnewasta Ranch, a homestead dairy farm hugging the western slope of Skyline Drive on Rapid City’s westside, would fondly recall riding the Crouch Line railroad up what is now Rimrock Highway. Read More

Camping 101 to 110 in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota
July 11, 2018

Life is beautiful here in the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota. What better way to appreciate that beauty than by actually camping out in the middle of it? We have so many places to explore and types of camping available. It’s impossible to name them all, but I’ll give you a quick “course” in what is offered and how to find the best campsite for your adventure. Read More

10 Gems of the Sturgis Rally to Put on Your To-Do List
June 28, 2018

Experiencing Main Street for the first time, music spilling out of virtually every venue as it mixes with the melody of a thousand motorcycle engines, a perpetual tide of people flowing up and down the sidewalks, can trigger sensory overload. There’s so much to see and do during the Sturgis Rally, there’s never enough hours in the day to squeeze in everything. Plotting your plan of attack can be a daunting task, even more so if you’re a first-timer. In order to help maximize your trip to the Black Hills, I’ve pulled out a few nuggets from the treasure trove of things to do at the Sturgis Rally to facilitate the planning process. Read More

Music and Motorcycles: The Best Bands Flock to the Black Hills During the Sturgis Rally
July 27, 2018

The drumming of thousands of V-twins aren’t the only tunes that will soon be echoing through the Black Hills. Music and motorcycles have always gone together, be it Elvis on his ‘56 Harley KH or Hendrix on his Panhead chopper. It’s a long-term love affair, and for 10 days each summer the Sturgis Rally embraces this affair with open arms as the best bands in the country flock to the Black Hills. The rally has grown into a musical metropolis over the years, and the list of incredible acts scheduled to play at this year’s rally ranks up there with the biggest festivals in the country. Read More

The 5 Most Remarkable Photos of the Black Hills in July 2018
August 7, 2018

The dog days of summer did not disappoint in the Black Hills and Badlands. Long days with plenty of sunshine brought more than just sunburn and bug bites in July. There were visits to monumental attractions, scenic drives through National Forest, lazy lake days, hikes to breathtaking overlooks, and wildlife sightings galore. Read More

About the Author

Morgan is the Communications Director at Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association. She grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, where she developed a deep love for the outdoors and adventure. She followed her heart to the mountains and received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Her inquisitive nature led her to uncover the many treasures the Black Hills have to offer. She has called them home since 2014.

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