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Black Hills of South Dakota

Regarded by many as one of our nation’s most beautiful mountain ranges, the aptly named Black Hills rise from the Great Plains of South Dakota. They get their moniker from

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Badlands in South Dakota

Rising out of the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Badlands are a striking combination of deep gorges, sharp peaks, and rolling valleys. Breathtaking to behold, the Badlands pose a

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Rapid City, SD

Gateway to the Black Hills Known as the gateway to South Dakota’s Black Hills, Rapid City is nestled against the eastern slope of the nationally renowned mountain range. With a

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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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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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Photography enthusiasts to gather in Black Hills

I just saw an announcement about this one-of-a-kind gathering. If you’re someone who loves photography and the Black Hills, you’ll want to check it out. Here’s a description of the

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Custer State Park trail to Harney Peak reopens

Back in October, I posted about the Forest Service’s decision to temporarily close some popular Black Hills hiking trails so that work crews could thin trees plagued by pine beetles.

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Book review: ‘A Marvelous Hundred Square Miles’

I came away from reading "A Marvelous Hundred Square Miles: Black Hills Tourism, 1880-1941" with an enlarged appreciation for the late former governor and U.S. senator Peter Norbeck. That the

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Billboard battle in the Black Hills

There’s been a lot of fighting over the years about billboards in the Black Hills. It results from the constant tension between companies who want to advertise their products or