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Hike Near Needles Highway Takes You to Another World

As a kid, when my parents first took me on a drive along Needles Highway, I fully expected to see giant sewing needles stuck in the ground, their large eyes

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Scenic Byways

The abundance of State and National Parks, memorials, rich history, and magnificent, unspoiled scenery make South Dakota an excellent choice for travelers wishing to build lifetime memories. South Dakota’s Scenic

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Custer State Park

Custer State Park, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is the second largest state park in America, the most popular South Dakota park and is one of the

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Hot Springs, SD

The beautiful town of Hot Springs is nestled in the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s home to soothing natural springs, great year-round weather, fantastic outdoor activities, scenic beauty,

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Custer State Park: Lots and Lots of Wild(ish) Life

With 71,000 acres, it’s a pretty good bet you’re likely to encounter an animal or two in Custer State Park. In fact, the park boasts 1,300 head of bison, so

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Excitement builds for 45th annual Buffalo Roundup

From the state Office of Tourism: PIERRE, S.D. – From five spared animals that once were nearly extinct to a substantial 1,300 head today, the collection of buffalo at Custer

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Buffalo Roundup named a top-100 event

For the second year in a row, the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival has been named one of the Top 100 Events in North America, according to

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Custer State Park to host national orienteering meet

I have to admit that the first thing about this event that caught my eye was the word "Rogaining" in its title. After I read about it, I saw that

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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