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The Top 5 Black Hills and Badlands Blogs of 2019

  • The Top 5 Black Hills and Badlands Blogs of 2019
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
By : 
Alyssa

As we welcome in the New Year and prepare for a new decade, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the all the amazing stories that inspired new adventures in 2019. From top festivals and events, uplifting stories of wildlife conservation, insider-insight on hot spots and more, the Black Hills Travel Blog sparked wanderlust for the region year-round. Here are the top five most-read posts from the Black Hills Travel Blog in 2019.

Top 10 Most Essential Things to Do on Your (first) Visit to Custer State Park

Visiting Custer State Park on your Black Hills vacation is a must. The park is one of the few truly wild places that remain in this country. Towering pines, gentle creeks and massive granite outcroppings sprawl throughout the park’s 71,000 acres, captivating all who enter.

In March 1919, Custer State Park was named the first official state park. This year, South Dakota’s oldest state park is celebrating 100 years of outdoor tradition.

20 Awesome Summer Festivals and Events in the Black Hills 2019

The Black Hills and Badlands truly come to life in the summer season. With wildflowers in bloom and our favorite trails open for hiking and biking, those seeking adventures will find endless opportunities in our neck of the woods. Fill up your vacation calendar with festivals, concerts, rodeos and more – read on for a taste of the many events that make the Black Hills and Badlands a go-to destination all summer long.

Here Are The Top 10 Things You Need To Do At Mount Rushmore

If you are one of the roughly 2.5 million people traveling from around the world to experience the wonder of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, be sure to add these top ten things to see and do to your list.

1. Visit the Sculptor’s Studio and learn more about the carver’s vision. Discover park history in the Information Center.

Bison Once Again Roaming the Badlands—Return of Tatanka

Friday, October 11, 2019 marked the return of the bison to an expanded range of over 22,000 acres in the North Unit of Badlands National Park. Approximately 50 people braved the chilling prairie winds with a fresh blanket of snow to watch four 2,000 pound bison bulls step out onto the vast moonscape of the Badlands.

The 5 Most Remarkable Photos of the Black Hills and Badlands in October 2019

October in the Black Hills and Badlands was full of rain, sun, snow, and vibrant fall color. It's difficult to predict what the weather will do next during fall in South Dakota, but it's safe to say the results will always be dramatically beautiful, as these October photos of the region prove. Take a look at all the beauty of the region showcased in our top five photos of last month. 

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