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Black Hills popping up repeatedly in national media

The South Dakota Office of Tourism sent out a press release recently to summarize a number of positive reports about the Black Hills in the national media. Here’s part of

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New book details history of Black Hills tourism

A news release from the South Dakota State Historical Society: PIERRE, S.D.—Tourists in the Black Hills are a common sight, but 100 years ago they were few and far between.

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Black Hills motorists encouraged to watch for sparring bighorn sheep

A news release from the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks: RAPID CITY, S.D. – It’s rare to see  impressive big-game animals exhibiting annual rights-of-passage and aggressive instincts, but

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Two outstanding fall-foliage destinations in South Dakota

Forbes Traveler recently included the Black Hills in its list of 15 prettiest fall-foliage drives: Highest point between the Rocky Mountains and Western Europe, the Black Hills have all the

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Bus group names Buffalo Roundup one of its top 100 events

For years, the South Dakota event I’ve most wanted to attend is Custer State Park‘s annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival. I’ve always had a scheduling conflict that’s kept me

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If you’re on your way to Sturgis, please wear a helmet

Every year at this time, I shake my head in astonishment at the number of motorcyclists who ride without a helmet. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is underway South Dakota, which

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Nora Roberts pens new book titled ‘Black Hills’

"#1 New York Times–bestselling author Nora Roberts takes us deep into the rugged Black Hills of South Dakota, where the shadows keep secrets, hunters stalk the land, and a childhood friendship matures

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Antelope season proposed in Custer State Park

Custer State Park contains some of the state’s most abundant and accessible wildlife. The park’s superintendent now says, however, that the park’s antelope are becoming a bit too abundant. He

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Join one of South Dakota’s greatest bike rides

As of Thursday, riders were still being accepted for South Dakota’s 12th annual Mickelson Trail Trek. The trek covers the entire 109-mile trail through the Black Hills in three days.

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Rock climbing in South Dakota

When I visited Palisades State Park recently, I saw two groups of climbers on the rock walls that line Split Rock Creek. I’m not a rock climber myself, but I’ve