Travel Journals

  • Aspen & Birch—Distinguishing the Differences

    When visiting the Black Hills, many people instantly notice all the different types of trees. Two types of trees that are abundant in these beautiful hills are aspen and birch. These two trees are commonly mistaken for each other due to their similar appearance.

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  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    Experiencing Main Street Sturgis during the Rally for the first time—music spilling out of virtually every venue, mixing with the melody of a thousand motorcycle engines, while a perpetual tide of people flows up and down the sidewalks—can be overwhelming at first sight.

    Sturgis
  • Spearfish Crew Brew

    Welcome to the ultimate guide to unleashing the taproom treasures of Spearfish! Ever since the Cullen-Harrison Act passed in 1933, freeing America's thirst for the amber nectar, their establishment has flourished. With over thirty breweries to choose from throughout South Dakota, three of them are here nestled in the hills of Spearfish.

    Spearfish Canyon
  • Newton Fork Ranch

    Tucked away from the bustle of modern life, nestled in a serene corner of the world, stands a haven called "Newton Fork Ranch." It isn’t just a place; it’s an escape into a simpler, quieter existence, a place where time slows down and the art of conversation dances in the air.

    Hill City
  • Tri-state Museum

    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.

    Belle Fourche
  • 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.

    Deadwood
  • 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