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Deerfield Lake: Beautiful mountain views and even more beautiful silence

On any given summer afternoon, it’s tough to beat the call of a lake. In the northern Black Hills, Pactola Reservoir and Sheridan Lake have a lot to offer boaters

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South Dakota’s Reptile Gardens: A reptile zoo in the Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D.  — Like just about every other kid in South Dakota, I went to Rapid City’s Reptile Gardens with my family on a vacation to the Black Hills.

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South Dakota’s Great Places: Rapid City Storybook Island

PIERRE, S.D. – Amid bustling Rapid City, there is a place where favorite childhood stories live. Rapid City’s Storybook Island is one of South Dakota’s Great Places. Storybook Island opened

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A sad day for South Dakota: Methusaleh the tortoise is dead

All across America and beyond, scrapbooks and photo albums contain vacation pictures of children sitting atop a giant tortoise at Reptile Gardens, in South Dakota’s Black Hills. The tortoise in

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South Dakota’s Great Places: Days of 76

DEADWOOD, S.D. – For more than 80 years, a historic town has played host to one of South Dakota’s great events. Deadwood, a revived Old West and gold mining town,

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Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson plan second show in Deadwood

DEADWOOD, S.D. – In just days, tickets sold out completely for Deadwood Mountain Grand’s first concert, featuring Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson on Friday, July 8. Because of the

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Edgemont ranch one of USA Today’s great ‘haycation’ spots

From a new USA Today travel story titled "10 great places for a rural ‘haycation’": Sunrise Guest Ranch  Edgemont, S.D.  You can bring your own horse to this spread in

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William and Kate invited to honeymoon in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently put out the following invitation to Britain’s Prince William and his fiance, Kate Middleton, to spend their honeymoon in South Dakota. PIERRE, S.D.

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New television show features South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – In an effort to promote the unique motorcycling opportunities throughout South Dakota, the Department of Tourism has partnered with Black Hills businesses to be part of a

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Buffalo Chip: Bieber not performing here (or is he?)

Apparently, there would be nothing worse for the adult-oriented image of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s Buffalo Chip Campground than a performance by a child star. Today, the Chip took the