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The road to the 2011 Sturgis Rally begins with the fourth annual Legends Ride

DEADWOOD/STURGIS — Sturgis Rally Week for many kicks off this weekend, but some riders choose the Legends Ride as the event to kick-start their Rally. Hundreds of motorcycles will trek

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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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Newton Hills State Park hosts 32nd annual Sioux River Folk Music Festival

CANTON, S.D. – Newton Hills State Park is preparing for three days of music, dancing and family fun during the 32nd annual Sioux River Folk Festival. The festival starts Friday,

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Want to buy a South Dakota town? Scenic is for sale

There have been news reports all across South Dakota this week about the dusty, remote town of Scenic being put up for sale for $800,000. Actually, 46 acres of land

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Cultural Heritage Center exhibits 2011 South Dakota flood items

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s flood of 2011 has been blamed for negatively impacting tourist numbers. But now there’s an effort under way at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre

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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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Brookings’ McCrory Gardens Grows To Include Education and Visitor Center

Brookings’ beloved McCrory Gardens grew from a vision SDSU Professor S.A. McCrory had in the early 1960’s for a research garden that would showcase trees, shrubs, grasses, and flowers that

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Governor: South Dakota tourism won’t stop for flood

South Dakota Governor Daugaard wants to ensure both tourists and local residents that although the state has been dealing with flooding – a large majority of the state is unaffected.

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New Campground at Hartford Beach State Park Opens

PIERRE, S.D. – One of South Dakota’s oldest state parks has a brand new campground. Harford Beach State Park’s East Campground will be open for campers this weekend. “The new

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New exhibit celebrates flight in South Dakota

South Dakota’s First Century of Flight is an exhibition of images, artifacts, aircrafts and stories surrounding South Dakota’s aviation history, which began in Rapid City in March 1911. This exhibition