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The Top 5 Black Hills and Badlands Stories of 2020

  • The Top 5 Black Hills and Badlands Stories of 2020
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Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Alyssa

As we welcome in the New Year, we’re taking a moment to reflect on some of the top Black Hills and Badlands stories of 2020. Stories of virtual exploration, monumental occasions, intricate area history, art and more drew fascination and inspiration all year long. Here are the top five most-read stories from the Black Hills Travel Blog in 2020.

Take a Captivating Virtual Tour of Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Gazing over the Black Hills, America's shrine of democracy represents hope, determination and the spirit of a nation. Sculpted by over 400 workers from 1927 to 1941 and scaled to men that would stand 465 feet tall, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is an impressive work of art to experience. 

Take a Captivating Virtual Tour of Badlands National Park

Stretching over 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, spires and the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the U.S., Badlands National Park is a must-see part of Western South Dakota.

A Monumental Occasion: Fireworks Return to Mount Rushmore

After an 11 year hiatus, one of the most spectacular fireworks displays with a Monumental background will make its historic return July 3, 2020, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial with patriotic gusto and flair.

Top 10 Breathtaking Feats of Architecture and Design in the Black Hills

The Black Hills and Badlands offers a unique palette of natural building materials and historic context for impressive built environments—often molded into the surrounding landscape of mountains, granite and ponderosa pine. Read on for ten of the most stunning feats of architecture and design that can only be found here.

The Rich History of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Starting from humble beginnings, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has evolved in the last 82 years from just a handful of enthusiasts to thousands of bikers. Once known as the Black Hills Motor Classic, the Rally is now the largest annual event in South Dakota. The name "Sturgis" is recognized world-wide, synonymous with motorcycles, rock 'n roll and wild parties. 

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