Travel Journals

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  • 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
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    The Black Hills and Badlands, a place where history, culture, and nature intertwine to create an unforgettable travel experience. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Rapid City, explore breathtaking vistas in a 200,000-acre national park, and delve into the Central Hills' unique activities and charming towns.

    Custer State Park
  • 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.
  • Aspen vs. Birch

    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.

    Aspen & Birch—Distinguishing the Differences
  • Route Reimagined

    When planning a trip to the picturesque Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota, choosing the right route can make all the difference. With the ongoing work on Hwy 385, why not consider an alternative that offers even more charm and beauty? Enter Nemo Road – your gateway to an unforgettable scenic adventure.

  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    Welcome to the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a haven for riders nestled in the scenic landscape of the Black Hills! Whether you're a seasoned rider or a first-timer eager to immerse yourself in this iconic gathering, this guide aims to equip you with the must-knows for an unforgettable experience.

    A First Timer's Guide to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • 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.