Travel Journals

  • 10 Gems of the 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.

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  • Winter Getaway

    Winter blues often set in with the cooler months, but they don't have to stay unwelcome guests. The perfect remedy? A getaway filled with snow-covered landscapes, outdoor adventures, local culinary delights, and a unique blend of tranquility and excitement that can only be found in a winter wonderland setting.

    Black Hills Wide
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Before your adventure concludes, treat yourself to a scoop of Thomas Jefferson ice cream, delighting in a taste based on the very first ice cream recipe documented in the U.S.

    Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Do Big Things in Downtown Rapid City

    Looking for an unforgettable experience in Rapid City? Look no further than downtown. With its unique blend of local culture, history, entertainment, and dining, there's something for everyone.

    Rapid City
  • 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.

  • Custer State Park

    Custer State Park, located in beautiful South Dakota, is a nature lover's paradise. Spanning over 71,000 acres of rugged granite peaks, pine-covered hillsides, and clear blue lakes, the park offers breathtaking views of the Black Hills.

    Custer State Park