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The South Dakota visitor industry encompasses a wide variety of attractions, hospitality establishments and historical places. In this section you'll find the latest offerings and news from our industry partners.

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Brookings Launches Creative Week

Brookings launches creative week - September 27 through Ocotober 4. It will be a week long festival celebrating South Dakota creativity. 

08/21/2014

The 2014 Great Plains Hot Air Balloon Race

The 39th annual Great Plains Hot Air Balloon Race will be happening here in Sioux Falls August 15th-17th and will take place at Kenny Anderson Park - 3903 E 3rd Street in Sioux Falls.  

07/23/2014

Belle Joli’ Opens New “Sparkling House”

The Belle Joli’ winery will open South Dakota’s first champagne house this July. The state-of-the-art Sparkling House overlooks a 5-acre vineyard in Sturgis and features onsite production of a new line of sparkling wines.
07/22/2014

Deadwood Stagecoach Days: 1876-1890

Deadwood History will host the first annual Deadwood Stagecoach Days:  1876-1890 on September 5-6, 2014, at the Days of ’76 Museum and Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, South Dakota.

07/21/2014

Folk Music Contest at the 2014 Sioux River Folk Festival, August 2nd

The Ninth Annual Campground Competition will be held on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at the Sioux River Folk Festival in Newton Hills State Park, which is just south of Canton, SD.  

07/17/2014

Redlin Art Center Announces 2014 Summer Entertainmenet Series

The Redlin Art Center is proud to announce its 2014 Summer Entertainment Series. The series includes six separate events each offering a unique cultural or artistic experience. 

05/28/2014

National Music Museum ‘celebrates the Saxes’ with world-class summer exhibition

The National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, is joining the worldwide celebration of the 200th birthday of the great Belgian musical-instrument inventor Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), with a limited-time exhibition of some of the finest Sax instruments (made by his hand or in his workshop).

05/28/2014

Jewel Cave and Wind Cave Announce Fee Increases

The two National Park Service caves in the Black Hills will be raising their rates as of April 30.

05/02/2014

South Dakota 4th Annual Birding Festival

Grab your binoculars, camera and birding guide and make plans to attend the 4th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival.  

03/13/2014

Curtis & Loretta: A Musical Journey through America and Ireland

Deadwood History will present a concert featuring Curtis & Loretta on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Adams Museum. 

02/27/2014

Construction of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center on Target and On Track

Construction for one of Western South Dakota's most popular attractions, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (NHS) is well under way and on-target for completion late this year.

02/25/2014

Isn’t It Romantic? Valentine Tours at the Historic Adams House

The Historic Adams House will host Isn’t It Romantic? Valentine Tours at the Historic Adams House on Friday, February 14, 2014, from 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

02/04/2014

Grand Opening of Akela Spa

The Grand Opening for the new Akela Spa Deadwood will be February 11 – 15.

02/04/2014

S.D. Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service

The South Dakota Department of Tourism has recognized 129 businesses and organizations in 44 communities for their outstanding customer service efforts. 

11/20/2013

United States Mint to Launch Mount Rushmore Quarter November 6

Join officials from the United States Mint and the National Park Service for the official launch of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter on November 6, 2013.
11/01/2013

Jewel Cave Announces Off-Season Facility Hours

Jewel Cave National Monument is changing its hours of operation and tour schedule beginning November 1.
11/01/2013

Gandy Dancer IPA Craft Beer Features Local Hops & Yeast

Gandy Dancer Brew Works is excited to annouce the release of "Last Call Double IPA" on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Monk's House of Ale Repute.

10/31/2013

FlipKey Names Black Hills & Badlands A Top Travel Destination

10/28/2013

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Reopens to Visitors

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site re-opens to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. 

10/18/2013

Spirited Tours of the Historic Adams House

The Historic Adams House will host Spirited Tours on October 17, 18, 19 and October 24, 25 and 26, 2013, at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. at the historic home located at 22 Van Buren Avenue, Deadwood. 

10/08/2013

4th Annual National Fossil Day at The Mammoth Site

The U.S. National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to host the third annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, during Earth Science Week. 

10/08/2013

Award-winning CNBC Anchor to Host Auction

Bill Griffeth, the award-winning financial journalist and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the Ultimate Nugget Auction.

09/07/2013

Holy Terror Days

The Holy Terror Day Association, a non-profit organizations which funds events in Keystone and also helps to fun youth, families, and organizations in need in the Keystone Area is sponsoring Holy Terror Days 2013.

08/27/2013

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Announces Construction of Visitor Center

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, the 379th unit of the National Park Service, announces the construction of a new visitor center.  

07/26/2013

Outdoor Campus Hosts 3rd Annual Outdoor University

Outdoor University, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 3 in Sertoma Park is the best way to try something new outdoors.

07/26/2013

Sioux Falls Native Returns Home With New Autobiographical Comedy

Sioux Falls, S.D., native Leslye Orr returns home with a new autobiographical comedy, What I Thought I Saw: Random Acts of Blindness On Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belbas Theater at the Washington Pavilion.

07/26/2013

Mammoth Count is now 61 at the Mammoth Site

Dr. Agenbroad, the Principal Investigator and Site Director, of the Mammoth Site announced that the 121 tusk has been discovered at The Mammoth Site.

07/12/2013

Spectacular Season Starting June 6th at the Black Hills Playhouse

 

Beginning on Thursday, June 6th the Black Hills Playhouse starts playing to audiences as the 2013 Season begins!   New and returning theatre professionals from across the country are set to wow audiences with incredible wit, passion, and talent for the 68th season in Custer State Park. 

06/04/2013

Crazy Horse hike kicks off Memorial’s 65th year

Crazy Horse Memorial will mark its 65th anniversary with one of its more popular events – the Crazy Horse Volksmarch, a public hike up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

05/24/2013

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy

There Goes the Neighborhood. The Addams Family is Coming to Sioux Falls!

03/26/2013

South Dakota’s Great Places: Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

Since the 1930s, readers have been enchanted by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s tales of the struggles and joys of life on the prairie. 

07/18/2012

Tourism Conference 2013: Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2013 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism, January 16-17, 2013, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre.

07/17/2012

Movie on the Lawn with Actors from The Cowboys

In honor of the 40th Anniversary release of John Wayne’s The Cowboys, five of the cowboys will be in Belle Fourche for an outdoor screening of the movie Friday, July 27th, 2012 at dusk behind the Tri-State Museum at the Center of the Nation in Belle Fourche.

07/12/2012

Production of Godspell Continues at Black Hills Playhouse

Don’t miss the beloved rock musical, Godspell, which runs through Sunday, July 8 at the Black Hills Playhouse.

06/27/2012

Blood Run Outdoor Cooking Demonstrations

The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host an outdoor cooking demonstration at Blood Run Nature Area from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 30.

06/26/2012

Statue Unveiling Will Honor Former Governors

South Dakota Governors Arthur C. Mellette, Harlan J. Bushfield and Walter D. Miller will be honored with statues to be unveiled in the Capitol Rotunda at 1 p.m. CDT on F

06/08/2012

Preservation Work Proceeding

The preservation team at Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be working on the sculpture beginning Thursday, May 31.

05/31/2012

Second Season of Governor’s Mansion Tours Begin June 6

First Lady Linda Daugaard announced today that weekly public tours of the Governor’s Mansion will begin on Wednesday, June 6. 

05/09/2012

South Dakota Fort Randall Birding Festival

Don’t miss out on attending the 2nd annual South Dakota Birding Festival during the May 18-20, 2012 weekend at the Fort Randall area.

05/07/2012

Oahe Dam Visitor & Interpretive Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House To Be Held

The public is invited to attend a Ribbon Cutting and Open House celebrating the management partnership of the Oahe Dam Visitor & Interpretive Center, between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Great Lakes of SD Tourism Association.

05/04/2012

Badlands and Minuteman Missile Celebrate National Park Week

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, Badlands National Park and Minuteman Missile National Historic Site will kick off National Park Week and celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. Badlands, a fee park, will join other national park fee locations and offer a fee-free week from April 21-29.

04/20/2012

Ribbon Cutting at Education Program Building at The Mammoth Site

On Saturday, May 5th we invite you to tour the new Education Program Building, which now houses the Junior Paleontologist and newly created Advanced Paleontologist excavation programs.

04/17/2012

"Wild Horse Cafe" Opens at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

04/12/2012

BMX Stunt Show Coming to the Redlin Art Center

The Redlin Art Center will welcome a professional BMX stunt organization called The Twin Cities Fantasy Factory Mega Jump Stunt Club.

04/03/2012

South Dakota 2nd Annual Birding Festival

Grab your binoculars, camera and birding guide and make plans to attend the 2nd annual South Dakota Birding Festival. Outdoor birding enthusiasts will gather May 18-20, 2012 at Fort Randall to hopefully catch site of hundreds of migrating bird species returning to South Dakota or heading farther north.

03/23/2012

Plan to Spend 7 Percent More on Fuel for Spring Break Drive Trip

Despite recent surges in pump prices, the national average price for self-serve gasoline is only seven percent higher than it was one year ago, according to AAA's FuelGaugeReport.com: 3.76 per gallon today vs. $3.52 on Mar. 8, 2011.

03/08/2012

Mount Rushmore National Memorial News Release

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that more than 2,331,000 visitors in 2010 spent $77.1 million in Mount Rushmore National Memorial and in communities near the park. That spending supported more than 1,100 jobs in the area.
03/08/2012

Groucho coming to Sioux Falls

A benefit for the Black Hills Playhouse & Sioux Empire Community Theater

03/05/2012

Badlands National Park = Visitors, Money and Jobs

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows the 977,778 visitors who visited and enjoyed the Badlands National Park in 2010 spent $23 million in the park and surrounding communities.

03/01/2012

SDDOT Announces New Service

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is offering a new service for travelers called ClearPath 511.

02/23/2012

Enigma Restaurant Launches New Organic Dinner Menu

02/15/2012

Event Announcement - Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

The Redlin Art Center is proud to announce DENNIS DEYOUNG: THE MUSIC OF STYX as the headliner for the 9th Annual Redlin Summer Concert Celebration on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
02/14/2012

Prairie Berry Winery wins Best of Class in San Francisco

The judges in San Francisco seem to like what South Dakota does with raspberries and honey. 

01/30/2012

Christmas in the Black Hills to Air Nationwide Monday

The Black Hills will be featured on a national level this holiday season. “A Christmas in the Black Hills,” a one-hour holiday special filmed in Deadwood and the Black Hills, will premier on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. CT/6 p.m. MT on Great American Country (GAC).

12/08/2011

9th Annual Winter Wonderland At Falls Park

11/08/2011

A Hunt of a Different Kind

 

As pheasant hunting season opened across South Dakota, a hunt of a different kind also began along Highways 50 and 18. The Oyate Trail Geocaching Project kicked off Friday, October 14, following the Oyate Trail from North Sioux City to Hot Springs across southern South Dakota
11/07/2011

Twilight Flights Offered At Strawbale Winery

Twilight Flights are being offered again this year by Strawbale Winery.

10/27/2011

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Announces Cancellation of Fireworks

Superintendent Cheryl Schreier announced today that planning is underway for the 2012 Independence Day Celebration at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

10/18/2011

Akaska SD to host 1st annual Kids Fishing for Freedom Event

09/09/2011

The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra Announces Its 2011-2012 Concert Series

The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (BHSO) announces the upcoming season with five concerts taking place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

09/09/2011

Deadwood Mountain Grand Rockin'

The Beach Boys, comic Sinbad, the Four Tops and The Temptations, The New Christy Minstrels under the direction of Randy Sparks -- with special guest Barry McGuire -- and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and Davy Jones of the Monkees will all be performing at Deadwood Mountain Grand in October.

09/01/2011

9/11 to be Commemorated at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 to be commemorated at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

08/29/2011

Entertainment Set for Badger Clark Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

The 14th Annual Badger Clark Poetry and Music Gathering will be held on Sept 23rd and 24th in Hot Springs, SD. The gathering was named by American Cowboy magazine as top three poetry events in the nation. This year's entertainment will feature former RCA recording artist, Pake McEntire and 2010 Poet of the Year Ken Cook.

08/15/2011

The 39 Steps comes to the Black Hills Playhouse

The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel of John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock licensed by the ITV Global Entertainment Limited and an orginal concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.

08/08/2011

Children’s Museum of South Dakota Welcomes Its 100,000th Guest

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota celebrated a big milestone on Saturday, July 30th as it welcomed its 100,000th visitor. Early afternoon, the Yee family from Sioux Falls put the museum over the benchmark. Seven year old Anna Yee, came to the museum on a school field trip earlier this spring.

08/02/2011

Strawbale Winery to host 4th Annual Quilts & Vines Event

The 5th annual Quilts & Vines event will take place at Strawbale Winery on August 13, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

07/27/2011

Outdoor Campus to Host Largest Event to Date

For the last 15 years, The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls taught hundreds of thousands of people to fish, hunt, camp, canoe, kayak, shoot an arrow and much more. In July, they take that record up a notch with Outdoor University, a day dedicated to all things outdoors.

07/25/2011

Historic Bad River Trail: Scotty Philip Memorial Ride

The Verendrye Museum of Fort Pierre is pleased to announce the authorization of the Historic Bad River Trail: Scotty Philip Memorial Ride in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the death of Scotty Philip

07/06/2011

Mammoth Count reaches 60 at the Mammoth Site

Dr. Agenbroad, the Principal Investigator and Site Director, of the Mammoth Site announced that Earthwatch volunteers uncovered the 119th tusk at The Mammoth Site today, this discovery makes the first tusk of the 60th mammoth. Fifty-seven are Columbian mammoths and three are woolly.

07/06/2011

Tours of the Governor’s Mansion Postponed

Tours of the Governor's Mansion in Pierre have been postponed.

05/31/2011

Black Hills Playhouse Exceeds $450,000 Fundraising Goal

The Black Hills Playhouse is back in Custer State Park.

 

05/25/2011

South Dakota’s Growing Wine Industry

Wineries are popping up all over South Dakota, favorably impacting both the agricultural and visitor industries.

05/24/2011

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run

The Annual Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6, 2011. This event, which follows the Trail of Chief Big Foot, begins at Fort Yates, ND, continues to Eagle Butte, SD and ends at Wounded Knee, SD.

05/24/2011

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Powwow

05/06/2011

Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month

05/05/2011

7th Annual Argus Leader Tour de Kota™

05/05/2011

Fort Randall Birding Festival

Mark your calendars for May 20, 21, 22 as a unique event will be coming to the Wagner, Lake Andes and Pickstown area of South Dakota.

04/14/2011

South Dakota Deploys Traditional and Digital Tools to Build State’s Tourism Industry

Members of South Dakota’s tourism industry are already working to bring more visitors to the state this year.  Their efforts are a blend of time-proven techniques and new technologies, working together in an attempt to surpass the record-setting $1.059 billion generated in 2010.

03/31/2011

EL RIAD SHRINE CELEBRATES 70TH YEAR OF CIRCUS IN SIOUX FALLS

03/25/2011

7th Annual Argus Leader Tour de Kota™

Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls, SD, is proud to announce the 7th annual Argus Leader Tour de Kota™ bike tour across South Dakota.
03/25/2011

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Announces New Weekend Hours

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is happy to announce that beginning Sunday, February 27th, and every Saturday and Sunday thereafter, the site will be open from 8AM to 4:30PM

02/17/2011

Paintings and poems describe image of place at Art Museum

Former South Dakota State University faculty colleagues and friends began an artistic collaboration after teaching a workshop called “Celebrating Rural Life through Painting and Writing.”

02/15/2011

South Dakota's Crazy Horse Memorial

 

Take a look at this great article from Via magazine!
02/14/2011

Sculptural Pieces in Museum Collection on Exhibit

“Textural Structures: Selected works from the South Dakota Art Museum” originated as a collaboration between Leda Cempellin, art historian and assistant professor in the SDSU Visual Arts Department, and John Rychtarik, curator of exhibits at the Art Museum.

01/11/2011

2010 Shows Strong Increase in Visitors to Falls Park

The Falls Park Visitor Information Center, managed by the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau, ended 2010 with a strong increase in visitor numbers over the previous year.

01/06/2011

Applications Open for S.D. Interstate Information Centers

The South Dakota Office of Tourism and the Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association are now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for travel counselors and supervisors at the 10 Information Centers along Interstates 29 and 90.
01/03/2011

Mount Rushmore Visitation Increases

The Mount Rushmore Society, which operates the parking concession at Mount Rushmore National Memorial through Presidential Parking Inc., reports a 1.9% increase in total vehicles at the park during the organization’s fiscal year (ending  September, 2010). This reflects a continual increase in visitation, as 2009 saw an even larger increase of 11% in total vehicles over 2008.

12/23/2010

South Dakota Winery Pours at National Grand Tasting in Washington, D.C.

Prairie Berry Winery sent four people to pour their regional wines at the National Wine Experience, America’s premier national wine exhibition.

11/30/2010

S.D. Businesses Recognized for Outstanding Customer Service

Several dozen South Dakota businesses are receiving kudos from state government for delivering outstanding customer service.

11/23/2010

Strawbale Winery to Host Twlight Flights

11/18/2010

Horizon community-building project offers new Horizons "passport" program

The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service invites South Dakotans to fill their Horizons project passports this summer. 

11/10/2010

8TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND AT FALLS PARK

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to announce that the 8th Annual Winter Wonderland at Falls Park kick-off event will be Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

11/09/2010

2010 Tourism Season Show Strong Increase in Visitor Numbers

The Falls Park Visitor Information Center is wrapping up the 2010 tourism season with a strong increase in visitor numbers over 2009.

10/14/2010

An Invitation to the Biggest Party of the Year

You’re invited to the biggest birthday bash of the year when the doors open to the all new Children’s Museum of South Dakota on Sunday, September 12th in Brookings, South Dakota.

09/08/2010

"Rare Rhinos of Africa Exhibit" at the Great Plains Zoo

The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History has opened a new, state-of-the-art “Rare Rhinos of Africa” exhibit designed to engage and excite visitors about rhinos, conservation and

09/07/2010

Travel South Dakota Day at the South Dakota State Fair

Friday, Sept. 3, is Travel South Dakota Day at the 125th South Dakota State Fair in Huron, S.D. It’s your chance to find out more about South Dakota’s travel opportunities.

09/02/2010

National Field Archery Association to Hold Yankton’s First Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids

The National Field Archery Association will hold Yankton’s first-ever Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids  at the NFAA/ Easton Regional Center for Archery Excellence, 800 Archery Lane, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010. The camp will be held from 8 - 5 p.m. The day will be filled with outdoor experiences for children ages 8 to 16. 

09/02/2010

Aberdeen Hosting Million Dollar Bird Hunt

The Aberdeen Area is the place to be for the 2010 pheasant hunting season. Experience the rush of pounding wings, bright skies, and the cackle of roosters as they explode into the sky. This year is even more exciting because every hunter has the chance to win a million dollars if they shoot a banded pheasant in Brown County!

08/31/2010

Artist to sell, exhibit pottery in final show Sept. 7-24 at SDSU

If you peer closely and listen with your eyes, you can sense it in the shapes and shades and designs of his pottery—that certain something that made Dick Edie realize at a very young age that he was different.

08/20/2010

Strawbale Winery To Host 4th Annual Quilts & Vines Event

The 4th annual Quilts and Vines event will take place at Strawbale Winery on August 14, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

07/28/2010

59th Mammoth Discovered at the Mammoth Site

Dr. Larry Agenbroad has announced that par for the course, on the last day of this year’s EarthWatch excavation at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD another “Mammoth Discovery” is made.

07/28/2010

Tourism Association Works to Promote Tribal Tourism

The Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association is doing its part to encourage racial harmony. The Association, which promotes counties along the Missouri River, has issued a statement of support for the 2010 Year of Unity.

07/27/2010

River City Racin’ Cancelled Due to Floodwaters

This year’s Pepsi Racing Power Cup Challenge presented by River City Racin’, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, at Chamberlain/Oacoma, S.D., has been cancelled due to unexpected floodwaters.

06/15/2010

Houdek releases album inspired by South Dakota

The band Houdek recently released its debut album, “Return to Houdek,” featuring 15 original songs inspired by South Dakota.

06/14/2010

Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale

Located just minutes from two of the largest and most renowned outdoor sculptures in the world – Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial – Hill City, S.D., will host the third-annual Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale on June 26-27, 2010.

06/14/2010

Outdoor Campus, Bark Ranger Extreme calls all dogs

The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host its annual Bark Ranger Extreme from 1-4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 19.

06/10/2010

Aberdeen, SD Welcomes American Barnstormers June 24-26, 2010

Twenty meticulously restored vintage aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s will journey through the northern Great Plains states on a seven-city tour from June 17th through July 5th, 2010, stopping in Aberdeen June 24th -26th
06/08/2010

Great Aberdeen Pig Out Youth Talent Regional Contest

The talent contest is open to ages 13-19, there is no fee to enter, and prizes will be awarded.

06/04/2010

Visitor Numbers Increase at Falls Park Visitor Information Center

The number of visitors entering the Falls Park Visitor Information Center is on the rise in comparison to numbers reported at this time in 2009.

05/18/2010

Capturing History at Mount Rushmore

A 3-D digital scanning project at Mount Rushmore National Memorial is underway, and has been capturing data to be used for long-term historical preservation. The data will also be used to develop 3-D modeling, virtual tours and other interactive intrepretive programming.

05/18/2010

Mount Rushmore Announces Independence Day Event

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is finalizing the event schedule for the 2010 Independence Day celebration. The event will center around talent from the local community, and visitors can expect to experience a wide variety of entertainment.

05/17/2010

Kite and bike festival set for Mother’s Day

Kites will still fly high in the sky, but there will also be bikes galore on the ground at this year’s annual Mother’s Day kite festival, appropriately renamed the Brookings Family Kite & Bike Festival.

05/05/2010

Argus Leader Media Announces 6th Annual Bike Tour

Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls, S.D., is proud to announce the 6th annual Argus Leader Tour de Kota bike tour across South Dakota.

05/04/2010

JazzFest 2010 Brings Big Names & Regional Acts to the Main Stage

The line up for the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival - JazzFest at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls on July 15, 16 and 17, 2010 (in no particular order, artists are subject to change at any time) are as follows:

04/30/2010

Redlin Art Center To Showcase Work of 'Uptown Festival of Arts & Crafts' Vendors

The 3rd Annual Uptown Festival of Arts & Crafts has been scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2010 in Watertown, S.D. This outdoor festival takes place in the Uptown district of Watertown and features artist demonstrations, craft booths, food and beverage vendors, cultural entertainment, kid’s activities and more!

04/30/2010

The largest mountain carving in the world

Over 60 years ago, a group of Native Americans contacted Korczak Ziolkowski and asked him to create a memorial to the legendary Crazy Horse. Ziolkowski had been one of the sculptors on the Mount Rushmore carvings.

04/29/2010

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Carving Preservation Operations

Mount Rushmore National Memorial will resume annual preservation work on the carving and other areas of the mountain from Monday, April 26 through Sunday, May 9. As part of the annual work done on the mountain, the memorial's preservation team will set up an alpine high line transport system between the base and the top of the mountain.

04/23/2010

Sioux Falls CVB Celebrates Grand Opening of New Visitor Information Center and Kicks off National Travel & Tourism Week

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Empire Mall, will be celebrating the grand opening of the NEW Visitor Information Center at the Empire Mall.

04/19/2010

Bobby Vee and Friends Performing at Goss Opera House

Bobby Vee and Friends will be performing live at the Goss Opera House in Watertown, S.D., Saturday, June 19, 2010. Two shows, at 5:30 and 8:00 p.m. General admission is $30, and limited VIP tickets are also available. The performance is being produced by the Lone Arranger Entertainment Company.

04/13/2010

Deadwood vs. Tombstone: Old West bragging right battle continues

Historic towns compete; lean on residents to return 2010 Census forms

04/13/2010

1880 Train Listed as one of America's Greatest Train Rides

Parade Magazine, a staple in Sunday newspapers across the country, featured train travel in its last edition. In that article, the Black Hills Central Railroad Co., also known as the 1880 Train, was listed as an 'Unforgettable Day Trip by Rail.'

03/31/2010

Falls Park Visitor Center Begins Summer Hours

Summer hours begin at the Falls Park Visitor Information Center (VIC) on April 1, 2010 and will continue until October 15, 2010.
03/30/2010

New 2010-2011 Sioux Falls Visitors Guide arrives this week!

The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited to introduce the 2010-2011 Official Sioux Falls Visitors Guide!

03/17/2010

Deadwood Launches Blackjack Texting Promotion

Mobile phone users can now text in to play blackjack and win prizes from the Deadwood Chamber and Visitors Bureau.

03/08/2010

Mount Rushmore Develops Action Plan to Address Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation

Mount Rushmore National Memorial has assembled a National Park Service Rapid Resource Assessment Team to create an action plan to address the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic that is causing ponderosa pine mortality throughout the Black Hills.

03/01/2010

Prairie Berry Winery Wins International Award

"...South Dakota. On the wine map, it might as well be Siberia."

02/23/2010

Sioux Falls Guest House Inn and Suites Joins Guest House International

BOOMERANG HOTELS announces the opening of the Guest House Inn and Suites, Sioux Falls, SD (formerly Kelly Inn).

02/12/2010

Explore Small-Town USA

02/08/2010

2010 Visitor Industry Luncheon to Feature Harley-Davidson Executive

The annual Sioux Falls CVB luncheon will feature nationally recognized Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, Mark-Hans Richer.

02/02/2010

South Dakota Art Museum hosts quilt trunk show

Members of the Brookings Area Quilter’s Guild will present a quilt trunk show, Saturday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at the South Dakota Art Museum.

02/02/2010

JazzFest 2010 Adds 5K Run and Fun Walk

WHAT: JazzFest 5K run/1 mile fun walk
WHEN: Saturday, July 17th at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Yankton Trail Park, Sioux Falls, SD
 

02/02/2010

Valentine's Classic To Be Held Next Weekend

Dakota Spirit is hosting the 9th Annual Valentine’s Classic on February 6 and 7, 2010 at the Sioux Falls Arena. This two-day event will host over 160 of the top cheer and dance teams from the region.

01/28/2010

Center of the Nation All Car Rally

Plan now for a trip to the Center of the Nation's All Car Rally, held June 18-19, 2010!

01/27/2010

South Dakota Winery Wins in Giant Competition

Hill City, SD - In a recent wine competition in California’s wine country, an unexpected winery took a top prize.

Prairie Berry Winery of Hill City, S.D., came home with a Best of Class award and was further distinguished with a Judges Choice award, for their Red Ass Rhubarb wine, a semi-sweet blend of raspberry and rhubarb.

01/19/2010

Great Lakes of SD Tourism Association Premiers New 2010 Great Lakes Visitor's Guide

The 2010 edition of the Great Lakes of SD Tourism Association’s Great Lakes Visitor’s Guide is hot off the press.

01/15/2010

Mount Rushmore Suspends Fireworks for 2010 Independence Day Celebration

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Acting Superintendent John Scott announced today that the use of fireworks will be suspended for the 2010 Independence Day Celebration due to the unacceptable risk they pose to the fragile condition of the Black Hills forests in and around the memorial resulting from extensive damage from an epidemic of mountain pine beetles. The popular annual event has become the summer’s biggest patriotic event at the park.
 

01/14/2010

World Champs to Headline Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo

Seven-time all-around champ Trevor Brazile leads the pack into Rapid City.

01/13/2010

Range Days Rodeo Wins Award

The Range Days Rodeo was presented with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association’s (WPRA) Justin Best Footing Award for the Badlands Circuit for 2009.

01/13/2010

Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo Announces New Event

The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo has announced a new event for the 2010 show.

01/13/2010

Media Advisory - Registration Open for Deadwood's Mardi Gras 2010

Mardi Gras in Deadwood is Feb. 5-6, 2010, and registration is now open for the parades, Cajun cook-off and the Mardi Gras Cake Decorating Contest.

01/07/2010

Anglers Flood to Mobridge for the Ninth Annual Chamber Fishing Tournament

With the recent cold weather, ice conditions are set for another great season of ice fishing on Lake Oahe and the Mobridge Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host the largest two-person ice fishing tournament in the Midwest, held January 9, 2010.

12/22/2009

The Scene is Set for the Black Hills Film Festival, May 14-16, 2010

Hill City will host the first annual Black Hills Film Festival this spring, May 14-16, 2010.

12/08/2009

Exhibit of engineer Stephen Briggs’ photos showing at SDAM

The South Dakota Art Museum is displaying 24 photographs by Stephen Briggs until April 1, 2010 when the collection will be moved to the South Dakota State University student Union.

12/03/2009

7th Annual Winter Wonderland at Falls Park

The Sioux Falls CVB would like to announce that the 7th Annual Winter Wonderland at Falls Park kick-off event will be Sat., Nov. 21, 2009. Mayor Dave Munson will flip the switch to light up Falls Park at 6 p.m.

11/18/2009

Free Admission at The Mammoth Site

December 1-18 Free Admission at The Mammoth Site, with three items of non-perishable food per person.

11/17/2009

Magazine names Black Hills among world’s most scenic drives

National Geographic Traveler has listed the Black Hills as one of the most scenic drives in the world.

11/12/2009

Museum workshop shows how quilters go green

The South Dakota Art Museum will help quilters “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle on Nov. 14.

11/09/2009

Twilight Flights Offered at Strawbale Winery

A unique aerial experience.

10/30/2009

Registration Open for the Largest Ice Fishing Tourney in the Midwest

More than 300 teams registered after only one week.

10/09/2009

Moscow Ballet Reaches Out To Sioux Falls Charity

As part of its 2009 nationwide charitable campaign, Moscow Ballet is supporting the National Alliance on Mental Illness South Dakota chapter (NAMI SD) in its fundraising efforts connected to the annual performance of "Great Russian Nutcracker."

09/03/2009

South Dakota Film Festival Announces 2009 Schedule

Today, the South Dakota Film Festival announces the 2009 schedule of events for the third annual festival. Highlighting this year's festival are multiple appearances by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner.

09/02/2009

Paul LaRoche of Brulé premieres New TV Show on RFD-TV

The contemporary Native American music family, Brulé, is proud to announce the premier of their new television program, "Hidden Heritage", on RFD-TV, Rural America’s Most Important Network.

08/31/2009

Spearfish Arts Center is proud to present the 16th Annual Foreign Film Festival

08/31/2009

Autumn Expedition: Bison Roundup, Powwow, Hometown Events Offer Plenty to Do in the Black Hills

Fall is one of the best times to visit the Black Hills of South Dakota. The nights are cool, the aspen trees are brilliant and special events are going on throughout the Hills.

08/27/2009

Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll: SD State BBQ Championship a unique slice of culinary history

Cooking with corn cobs is a distinctive tradition that has been carried down through the generations in Vermillion, S.D.

08/25/2009

World Watching Amur Tiger Cub

Since the Great Plains Zoo released news of the surviving cub on August 4, the story has been picked up by more than 50 national and international news outlets.

08/17/2009

Art exhibit uses Greek mythology and 1920s for subjects

A new exhibit called “Centaurs & Flappers” opens at the South Dakota Art Museum Sunday, Aug. 9.

08/13/2009

Project Exploration Excavates at the Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site is working with Project Exploration to create an interdisciplinary three and one-half day paleontology and geology field experience in the southern Black Hills.

08/12/2009

Jedediah Smith, Missionary Explorer

Jedediah Smith first ventured into Dakota Territory in the early 1800s. He gained fame as a frontiersman and explorer, and may be acknowledged with mapping out and discovering much of western Dakota Territory.

08/12/2009

Primal Quest: Spectators can see athletes in action

While Primal Quest Badlands isn’t exactly a spectator event, there will be opportunities for fans of the grueling endurance race to see the teams as they pass through the checkpoints and transition areas.

08/11/2009

The SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Enhances Premiere Adventure Racing Experience with Online Race Tracking and Real-time GPS Mapping

SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) and the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ announced today it’s partnership of the upcoming 2009 Primal Quest adventure race providing real-time race tracking and GPS mapping.

08/10/2009

Sioux Falls to Host NAFA World Series

Sioux Falls has been selected to host the North American Fast Pitch Association (NAFA) 2009 World Series for men’s fast pitch softball.

08/03/2009

Tickets on Sale Now for Special Events at the South Dakota Festival of Books

Tickets are now on sale for the South Dakota Festival of Books event held in Deadwood, Oct. 2-4, 2009.

07/31/2009

JazzFest '09 Attendance Tops 75,000

Fair weather and temperatures helped to see crowds remain full for this year's Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival- JazzFest July 17 and 18 at Yankton Trail Park.

07/29/2009

History repeats itself at the Mammoth Site

History repeats itself at the Mammoth Site;Thirty-four years after the original 1975 discovery of the intact skull with full ivory and a mandible only slightly displaced, nicknamed "Mighty Manfred" by the crew.

07/28/2009

2009 Legends Ride Registration Surpasses 200 Riders, Full Sell-Out Expected

Legends Ride to benefit charities will be capped at 250 bikes in 2009; 2008 Ride raised nearly $40,000

07/28/2009

Primal Quest DVD Premier

With the Montana DVD Premier acting as a kickoff to Primal Quest: Badlands, attending is a great way to show support for the event and for Team South Dakota.

07/23/2009

Call of the prairie as strong for art researchers as artists

The call of the South Dakota prairie has been powerful for landscape artists.

07/20/2009

Roots and Blues Fest heading to the Homestake Opera House

Venue to feature Grammy nominated bluesman and fellow world-class musicians to benefit the Opera House in Lead, S.D.

07/17/2009

MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE SEASONAL STAFF LAUNCH THE BUSIEST SUMMER ON RECORD

Minuteman Missile is establishing new records for visitation during 2009 while the seasonal ranger staff continues to provide facility upkeep for the historic site and guided tours for the visiting public.

07/17/2009

South Dakota Images Hit the Road

Wrapped semi-trucks and social media highlight tourism marketing

07/16/2009

JazzFest 2009: Two Days and Counting!

Headliners Elvin Bishop and Keb' Mo'

07/16/2009

WOMEN'S TRY-IT DAY

07/15/2009

NATURE ADVENTURES HOSTS AT OUTDOOR CAMPUS JULY 18

07/14/2009

Annual Days of ’76 Parade a Part of Deadwood’s Past

One parade that started some 90 years ago in a northern Black Hills community continues to draw thousands of spectators each July.

07/10/2009

87th Annual Days of ’76 Rodeo and Parades July 21-25 in Deadwood

07/09/2009

Sioux Falls Hospitality Industry Welcomes Travelers at Rest Stop

The Sioux Falls CVB will welcome visitors at the Valley Springs Info Center this Friday.

07/09/2009

Rapid City to Host Tattoo Convention

Legendary 'Lizardman' to appear.

07/07/2009

Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing on the Missouri River Set for This Weekend

Excitement is building for the largest and most powerful racing event on the Missouri River.

07/07/2009

Fishing is HOT on the Missouri River!

Time to make that trip to central South Dakota!

07/06/2009

Celebration A Success Due to Volunteers and Park Partners

Before the first visitor arrived to Mount Rushmore National Memorial for the 2009 Independence Day celebration, hundreds of park partners and volunteers were working hard to prepare the memorial for one of the largest celebrations in the nation.

07/04/2009

Project to Digitally Preserve Mount Rushmore Announced

The task is the 3D digital recording of Mount Rushmore and will provide, for the first time, a visual documentation of this internationally important memorial in South Dakota.

07/03/2009

‘Fossil Freeway’ offers paleontology corridor to explore prehistoric fossil finds of Western Nebraska and South Dakota.

Travelers on the ‘Fossil Freeway’ of Western Nebraska and South Dakota will find adventure and mystery as they explore a one-of-a-kind highway corridor of prehistoric fossil finds.

07/02/2009

David Mann Exhibit at Monkey Rock

Monkey Rock, the premier exhibitor and entertainment venue of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, has partnered with Segal Fine Art to bring the David Mann Museum Exhibit to the 69th annual event.

07/02/2009

Sioux Falls Hospitality Industry Welcomes Travelers at Rest Stop

Event will welcome travelers at the Valley Springs rest stop on July 10 and 31.

07/01/2009

Nation’s Best Return to Deadwood for 87th Days of 76 Rodeo; Best Rodeo, No Bull

07/01/2009

Celebration Planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore

Visitors to Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3, 2009 can expect to experience a wide variety of educational programs, patriotic tributes, and musical entertainment in celebration of Independence Day.

06/29/2009

Press conference with Mount Rushmore, CyArk and the Culture Minister of the Scottish Government: 3 July

A special press conference with anticipated international circulation will be held to announce the development of a ground-breaking partnership with the organization that pioneered the digital preservation of world heritage sites and monuments.

06/29/2009

NOTED MIDWEST ARTIST, ROBERT SISSEL RELEASES “WINGS OF FREEDOM”

America’s majestic national bird, the bald eagle with the world’s most distinctive and recognizable national monument, Mount Rushmore in the background is the tableau depicted in Robert Sissel’s newest original painting “Wings of Freedom.”

06/26/2009

Mount Rushmore Honors Doane Robinson Family

A special ceremony honoring three grandchildren of Doane Robinson will take place during Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s evening program and lighting ceremony on June 27.

06/24/2009

Mount Rushmore Honors Navajo Code Talkers

A special ceremony honoring three Navajo Code Talkers will take place during Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s annual Independence Day Celebration on July 3.

06/24/2009

JazzFest Kid’s Area Offers Fun Music Experiences and More!

The Sanford Children's JazzQuest will again provide a great entertaining and engaging environment for children at JazzFest 2009, July 17-18 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.

06/23/2009

National Reunion to be Held at the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

The USS South Dakota Reunion will be held July 2-4, 2009 in Sioux Falls at the USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial.

06/22/2009

RODEO CLOWN REUNION TO BE HELD DURING DEADWOOD’S DAYS OF ‘76

Rodeo clowns from 14 states will gather in Deadwood to be honored for their years in the arena entertaining rodeo audiences and saving bull riders from serious injury.

06/22/2009

Falls Area Bicyclists will host the third Annual FABRAD

The third annual Falls Area Bicyclists Ride And Dine will be Saturday, July 11th.

06/19/2009

Black Hills Prime, Unique Location for Rock Climbing

Whether a first-timer or a seasoned climber, the Black Hills are a superb destination for anyone looking to rock climb in an area of unique scenic beauty filled with mountains, lakes and pines.

06/18/2009

“Sculpture in the Hills” 2nd Annual Art Show

Located between two of the world’s largest and most famous sculptures, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, the "Sculpture in the Hills" Art Show will be held on June 27th and 28th in Hill City.

06/15/2009

Monkey Rock Announces Entertainment Schedule for Sturgis Rally

Monkey Rock, the premier exhibitor and entertainment venue of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, has announced an exciting entertainment schedule and partnerships with some of the most recognized and respected names in the motorcycle industry.

06/09/2009

Country Music Festival Comes to Madison for Second Year

The second annual Motongator Joe’s Country Music Festival is scheduled once again at the Prairie Village in Madison, SD, June 26-28, 2009.

06/09/2009

South Dakota Outdoor Expo Perfect for All Age Groups

This weekend, June 13-14, Huron will host the second annual South Dakota Outdoor Expo at the State Fair Grounds.

06/08/2009

HOMESTAKE OPERA HOUSE TO JAM AGAIN JUNE 7

Benefit concert to feature Grammy nominee and Black Hills favorites

06/03/2009

North America’s Premiere Tour Operators Descend on Rapid City

Record attendance expected for convention.

06/02/2009

Summer Nights Unveils its 2009 Calendar

The recurring weekly arts and entertainment festival, Summer Nights, announces its 2009 line-up of sponsors and bands.

06/01/2009

Junior Paleontologist Excavations Begin at The Mammoth Site

During this simulated dig, children learn Paleontological excavation techniques, including identification of replica mammoth and giant short-faced bear fossils.

05/29/2009

Black Hills Playhouse Entertains for 64th Season; Perhaps Finale for Productions at Custer State Park

The Black Hills Playhouse and its talented cast and crew from across the nation will entertain audiences of all ages for a 64th year.

05/28/2009

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Confirmed for 2009 Legends Ride

Registration available for charity event that kicks off 2009 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

05/28/2009

Customs and Classics Make Their Way to the Black Hills Overdrive Car Show and Cruises

The 5th Annual Black Hills Overdrive Car Show and Cruises will be held June 11-14 in Rapid City and other sites in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

05/26/2009

Redlin Art Center Open Memorial Day

Beginning Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, the Redlin Art Center will once again extend its weekend hours of operation for the summer tourist season.

05/22/2009

Urban Trout

State improves fishing opportunities in Black Hills cities and towns

05/21/2009

2009 FREEDOM FIGHTERS ANNOUNCED

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is proud to announce the 2009 Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame Inductee, Jay Jackson from Indiana.
05/21/2009

Randy Travis to Open Black Hills Amp

Country star’s June 19 show will be first for new Spearfish venue.

05/20/2009

1880 Train Keeps History Alive in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Running between Hill City and Keystone, Black Hills Central Railroad’s 1880 Train offers visitors an entertaining, scenic ride through the pine-covered Black Hills of South Dakota.

05/18/2009

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches E-Newsletter

On May 18, 2009, the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) launched their new quarterly e-newsletter called CVBeat!

05/18/2009

Sioux Falls German Fest

The Sister Cities Association of Sioux Falls presents the 20th Annual German Fest on Saturday September 12th from 2:00 to 10:00 pm at Falls Park West.

05/18/2009

Lunar Landscape, Wildlife, Fossils, Cold War History Draw Visitors to Western South Dakota

Each year 1 million people from all over the world make their way to Badlands National Park, an area of 244,000 acres of tall spires, deep canyons and sweeping vistas.

05/14/2009

JIM POLLOCK AND STEVE RANDALL EXHIBIT ART AT BROOKINGS COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER

"Field to Field: From Vietnam to South Dakota."

05/12/2009

New Additions at Ravine Lake Park

The city of Huron has installed a new 18-hole adventure golf course and renovated a 1928 bathhouse located near Ravine Lake.

05/12/2009

Celebrate Sioux Falls!!! Kickoff National Tourism Week with Ribbon Cutting

National Tourism Week is a celebration of the visitor industry.

05/06/2009

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Announces Summer Hours

Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the summer schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
05/05/2009

Paul Goble’s illustrations for Iktomi story are on exhibit

The South Dakota Art Museum is currently displaying illustrations from “Iktomi and the Boulder,” by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Paul Goble, through September 27.

05/04/2009

Mount Rushmore Begins Planning for Independence Day Celebration

As the weather warms up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and increased visitation leads into the summer season, staff at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are busy planning for the summer’s biggest patriotic event at the park.

05/01/2009

SD Air and Space Museum Promotes Aviation Education; Provides Wide Range of Displays

From the World War II-era B-29 Superfortress to the super-sleek B-1B Lancer bomber, the South Dakota Air & Space Museum offers a chance to get an up-close look aircraft of yesterday and today.

05/01/2009

New South Dakota Motorcycle Tourism Alliance to Study Economic Impact of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

With the help of the South Dakota Office of Tourism’s Million Dollar Challenge Program and support from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, several South Dakota private sector businesses, Black Hills area chambers of commerce and local municipalities, an economic impact study on the Sturgis Motorcycle Ral

04/29/2009

Free sculpture workshops to be offered at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be offering free week-long sculpting workshops on the Borglum View Terrace throughout the summer.

04/28/2009

Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center to host annual art show, featuring work by Lakota artists

Red Cloud Indian School will host its annual art show at The Heritage Center for the 42nd year, with an opening slated for May 31, 2009.

04/28/2009

Fort Bennett to Fort Pierre: Casey Tibbs Memorial Ride

The Verendrye Museum is pleased to announce the authorization of the Fort Bennett to Fort Pierre: The Casey Tibbs Memorial Ride on August 10 - 14, 2009.

04/24/2009

Angostura Reservoir Has Best Water in Years

Officials at Angostura Reservoir near Hot Springs, S.D. are expecting the reservoir to have the best water levels in years.

04/23/2009

Museum’s archived pieces show varied artwork seldom seen

The South Dakota Art Museum will display “Works on Paper” through Sept. 20.

04/23/2009

Mother’s Day KOTA Care and Share at The Mammoth Site

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th, you will be able to visit the Mammoth Site and all the new exhibits free with two cans of food.

04/23/2009

Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Host Heritage Exchange

Superintendent Gerard Baker announces a National Park Service American Heritage Exchange will be held at Carvers Café at Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Sunday, May 3 from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.

04/22/2009

Black Hills Fat Tire Festival Expands

This year's festival is not just for mountain bikers.

04/21/2009

The Mammoth Site Joins Colorado Mammoth for a Cooperative Learning Venture

The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs conducted Cooperative Learning Venture in the Denver area on April 10 & 11.

04/20/2009

Native artist’s work shows vibrant, contemporary look

The South Dakota Art Museum will exhibit a retrospective exhibition by nationally recognized artist George Longfish.

04/17/2009

Spearfish: A Year-round Travel Destination

Known as the Queen City of the Black Hills, this once-sleepy farming town has become a thriving center for commerce, medicine, higher education, outdoor recreation and tourism.

04/15/2009

New Monkey Rock Event Center Explodes Into Sturgis

The new event center will make its debut during the 2009 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

04/13/2009

Kody Lostroh Invitational Coming to Rapid City

For the first time ever, the Professional Bull Riders will be in Rapid City for two action packed nights, June 19 and 20, 2009.

04/13/2009

Spirit of the West Festival Wins Vote for Best Heritage Event

American Cowboy announced the results of its second annual Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Western Events.

04/13/2009

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Junior Ranger Day, 2009

The Nations’ Parade at Mount Rushmore: Learning History -- Honoring Heritage

04/13/2009

15 communities participate in website marketing project

Several communities in the southeast region of South Dakota have joined together to form the Southeast Website Marketing Partnership (SWMP).

04/06/2009

Biking in the Black Hills Takes on New Meaning

Biking in the Black Hills of South Dakota has traditionally conjured up visions of motorcycles and roaring engines.

04/06/2009

Sioux Falls Fusion Debuts at April 7 Concert

The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society has commissioned a composition for the All City Middle School Jazz Ensemble concert, April 7that Augustana College.

03/27/2009

Contemporary Native American art on display at museum

The South Dakota Art Museum announces that a new exhibition titled, “Contemporary Native American Art,” will be displayed through August 30.

03/27/2009

Women’s Only South Dakota Pheasant Hunt Set for Nov. 13-16

This Women Gone Wild Weekend will feature guided hunting on more than 10,000 acres of high quality private land that’s teaming with wild pheasants.

03/26/2009

Black Hills Kayakers Prepare to Paddle

With winter snow giving way to spring sunshine, Black Hills streams, rivers and reservoirs are filling up. For those who participate in the growing sport of kayaking, 2009 should be a very good year.

03/26/2009

FALLS PARK VISITOR CENTER BEGINS SUMMER HOURS

Summer hours begin at the Falls Park Visitor Information Center (VIC) on March 30, 2009 and will continue until October 16, 2009. The VIC will be open daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

03/26/2009

Jazz & Blues Society Wraps Up Series with Celebration of Blue Note Records

The 2008-2009 Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society concert series wraps up on March 25th at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater.

03/19/2009

2008 SUMMER RESERVATIONS AT MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

READY FOR LAUNCH ON APRIL 6TH

03/18/2009

Summer Rodeo is Big Sport in the Black Hills

The best professional athletes in the world converge each summer on the Black Hills of South Dakota to test their cowboy skills in the age-old sport of rodeo.

03/18/2009

Belle Fourche: Center of Nation, History, Recreation

In downtown Belle Fourche there’s a monument marking the area’s distinction as the geographic center of the United States.

03/13/2009

Bear Butte: A Sacred Site Worth Visiting

Located just outside of the legendary Sturgis on S.D. Highway 79 sits a formation jutting from the rolling prairie.
03/12/2009

Elvin Bishop and Keb' Mo' to Headline JazzFest 2009 Set for July 17-18

The Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society is planning for an exciting JazzFest on July 17th and 18th at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.
03/11/2009

Guest Pianist, Dr. Eugenio Zapata, To Perform at Redlin Art Center

03/11/2009

River City Racin' on the Speed Channel

The ULHRA, Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association, returns to national television as part of the "Lucas Oil…On the Edge" series on SPEED.
03/05/2009

Art Museum celebrates Dunn’s birthday with new exhibit

A new exhibit, “Harvey Dunn: Select Works,” will be displayed at the South Dakota Art Museum through April 25, 2010.

03/03/2009

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME 2009 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame inductees for 2009.
03/03/2009

A New Resource for Journalists

The Black Hills News Bureau is now online at www.blackhillsnewsbureau.com.
02/24/2009

2009 DEADWOOD MARDI GRAS RE-CAP, WINNERS

After a Mardi Gras weekend that kicked-off with the King and Queen coronation Thursday night, Mardi Gras in Deadwood 2009 saw more floats, more beads, more Cajun food and more revelers than ever before.
02/23/2009

Sioux Falls Convention and Event Sales Strong

The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) reports that sales for future convention and event business are strong.

02/23/2009

King and Queen of Deadwood's Mardi Gras Selected

Bobby Rock and Tracey Williams of Rapid City are crowned King and Queen of Deadwood's Mardi Gras Thursday night at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort. Mardi Gras in Deadwood continues through Saturday night. Photo Courtesy Deadwood Chamber.
02/20/2009

DEADWOOD GEARS UP FOR 2009 MARDI GRAS WITH CORONATIONS, COOK-OFFS AND PARADES

The smell of Cajun cuisine will fill the air while thousands of party goers fill the streets as Deadwood rolls out its annual Mardi Gras celebration February 19 - 21, 2009.
02/11/2009

Dates set for 2009 Canton Area Car Show!!

Hundreds of muscle cars, custom rods and antique rides will rumble into Canton July 26th, for the annual Canton Area Car Show.
02/11/2009

Dates set for the 34th Great Plains Balloon Race in Sioux Falls!

The morning skyline will fill with balloons as more than 30 hot-air balloons are set to take flight over Sioux Falls, Saturday, June 13, 2009.
02/10/2009

"Jam at the Opera House" Fundraiser March 1

Tickets go on sale wednesday, Feb. 11
02/09/2009

Sioux Falls Visitors Guide Now Online

The 2008-2009 Sioux Falls Visitors Guide is now posted on the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) website.
02/09/2009

FREEDOM FIGHTER NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2009 Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.
02/04/2009

History Preserved in South Dakota's Black Hills

Hot Springs' sandstone structures, Wild Bill Hickok's grave in Deadwood and Rapid City's colorful Black Hills Powwow all offer visitors first-hand testimony about the history and culture of the West.
02/04/2009

9th Annual Valentine’s Classic

Dakota Spirit is hosting the 9th Annual Valentine’s Classic on February 7 and 8, 2009 at the Sioux Falls Arena.
02/03/2009

Art museum offers workshop for creating Valentines

The South Dakota Art Museum is hosting a Valentine’s event on Sunday, Feb. 8from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
02/03/2009

BEST WESTERN BLACK HILLS LODGE RECOGNIZED AS BEST OF THE BEST

The Best Western Black Hills Lodge in Spearfish was named Best of the Best in Customer Care at Best Western International’s annual North American Convention held recently in Honolulu, Hawaii.
01/29/2009

Black Hills See 132 Inches of Snow

So far this winter, 132 inches of snow have fallen in the higher elevations of the Black Hills.
01/28/2009

Wild Water West Waterpark Expands

Wild Water West Waterpark and The Adventurepark is in the process of expansion.
01/27/2009

Computerized Visitor Survey Kiosk Operational at the Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site is proud to announce that the Visitor Survey Kiosk is now up and operational.
01/15/2009

BUDWEISER ANNOUNCES DEADWOOD EVENTS PARTNERSHIP

Eagle Sales of the Black Hills (Budweiser) has once again taken the lead sponsorship role in Deadwood Chamber of Commerce Events.
01/12/2009

DEADWOOD JAM DATES RESCHEDULED

Due to overwhelming support from the Deadwood community, the Deadwood Jam will be held on Sept. 11-12, 2009.
01/12/2009

Deadwood Jam Announces 2009 Music Festival Dates

The 19th Annual Deadwood Jam will be held on Friday, September 18, 2009, and Saturday, September 19, 2009.
01/08/2009

Redlin Art Center Will Host Sawyer Brown

The Redlin Art Center is proud to announce Sawyer Brown as the featured performer Saturday, August 8, 2009!
01/07/2009

Native artist exhibits work that ponders nature and relationships

Artist Roger Broer, an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation living in Hill City, will exhibit his work, make a presentation and conduct a workshop on some of his technique at the South Dakota Art Museum Jan. 23-24.
01/07/2009

Deadwood, South Dakota Wins Honors as a 2009 Top Western Town by True West Magazine

Deadwood, SD does it right when it comes to historic preservation, tourism and revenue raising.
01/07/2009

Travel Counselors Needed For Interstate Information Centers

Applications are now being accepted for travel counselors and supervisors at 10 Information Centers along Interstates 29 and 90.
01/06/2009

Rapid City Regional Airport Welcomes New Restaurant

The Rapid City Regional Airport is proud to welcome its newest tenant, Air Host.
01/05/2009

Dakota Gold Soccer Club Winter Games

Dakota Gold Soccer Club is hosting its 2nd Annual Indoor Winter Games soccer tournament on two upcoming weekends in December and January.
12/17/2008

Nature Adventure's Series Educates Children Worldwide About South Dakota

Caribou Productions of Sioux Falls is pleased to announce completion of their new educational television series "Nature Adventures."
12/16/2008

South Dakota Art Museum selected to receive gift sculpture

South Dakota Art Museum is one of a select group of organizations chosen to receive a gift from New York art collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.
12/10/2008

Bachmeier and Vance exhibition at SD Art Museum

South Dakota Art Museum will host the work of Brad Bachmeier, a ceramic artist, and Chris Vance, a painter, for an exhibition titled “Coexistence” from Dec. 2 through April 5, 2009.
12/03/2008

Peruvian weaver to display work at South Dakota Art Museum

South Dakota Art Museum will exhibit the work of Peruvian master weaver Edwin Sulca Dec. 9, 2008 through April 12, 2009.
12/03/2008

KOTA Television Christmas Care and Share at The Mammoth Site

December 1-19 Free Admission at The Mammoth Site, with three items of non-perishable food per person.
11/18/2008

Wall and Interior Volunteer Fire Departments to Receive Grant through Badlands National Park

The National Park Service, in conjunction with Badlands National Park, will award grant funds to two local volunteer fire departments (VFDs).
11/03/2008

FLY TYING CLASS AT THE OUTDOOR CAMPUS IN NOVEMBER

Learn to tie simple flies for fly fishing at The Outdoor Campus in November.
10/30/2008

CUSTOM FISHING ROD BUILDING CLASS

Learn how to make a custom fishing rod.
09/23/2008

MINUTEMAN MISSILE HAS 29% INCREASE IN VISITATION DURING 2008 SUMMER SEASON

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site set new records for visitation during the 2008 summer season.
09/23/2008

‘Return to Houdek’ to celebrate South Dakota in song

A nine-member collective of musicians has convened to honor their roots with "Return to Houdek," a concert of songs inspired by South Dakota to premiere Oct. 10-11 at the Grand Opera House in Pierre, S.D.
09/17/2008

South Dakota Film Festival Features Films and Filmmakers from South Dakota

09/17/2008

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM LAUNCHES UPDATED WEBSITE

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame has just launched an updated website to better serve its constituents.
09/09/2008

MONARCH BUTTERFLY LOCATIONS WANTED

Citizens interested in the study of the monarch butterfly can call The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls to assist with their annual fall butterfly count and tagging.
09/03/2008

PLEIN AIR ARTISTS INVITED TO GATHER AT YANKTON

Yankton Area Arts council invites plein air artists from South Dakota and the region to set up their easels September 12 and 13, 2008 for a fun-filled week-end of painting and socializing.
09/02/2008

Multi-cultural demonstrations at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Superintendent Gerard Baker invites the public to attend multi-cultural demonstrations August 17 through August 19 in conjunction with the filming for the PBS five-part series, Untold Stories, to be aired in the fall of 2009.

08/13/2008

New Exhibit Blowing In To Kirby Science Discovery Center

The Kirby Science Discovery Center (KSDC) will soon be taking delivery of its’ new "Tornado Booth" exhibit.

08/12/2008

Mount Rushmore to host Naturalization Ceremony

Under the watchful eye of four of our country’s founding fathers, approximately 30 people from more than 20 different countries will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States.

08/11/2008

Project Exploration Excavates at the Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site is working with Project Exploration to create an interdisciplinary three and one-half day paleontology and geology field experience in the southern Black Hills.
07/31/2008

MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE NIGHT PROGRAM: THE LAST WORLD WAR

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is pleased to announce the third in a continuing series of summer night programs at Launch Facility (missile silo) Delta-09.
07/31/2008

South Dakota Walleye Festival

Reel in some fun at the first annual South Dakota Walleye Festival, August 29-31, in Akaska.
07/29/2008

The Washington Pavilion Presents The Brazilian Guitar Quartet

The Washington Pavilion welcomes one of the world's leading guitar ensembles, The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, to the Belbas Theatre on Friday, August 1 at 8 pm.
07/25/2008

Historic Auction and Vendor Show

Important historic auction and vendor show in Deadwood SD. August 14-17 to be held in conjunction with the 2008 Ft. Pierre to Deadwood wagon train.
07/25/2008

Earthwatch Excavation Uncovers 57th Mammoth at the Mammoth Site

Dr. Agenbroad, the Principal Investigator and Site Director, of the Mammoth Site announced that Earthwatch volunteers have uncovered a new tusk (number 113) making the total mammoths now discovered 57 based on tusk count.
07/25/2008

Downtown Sioux Falls Criterium

The Central Plains Cycling team is putting on a cycling race called the: "Downtown Sioux Falls Criterium". This will always double as the "South Dakota Criterium State Championships".
07/21/2008

Mitchell to Host Airventure Cup, World's Largest Cross Country Air Race

Mitchell will host The AirVenture Cup the World’s Largest Cross Country Air Race. Come see over 50 homebuilt, experimental aircraft on Saturday, July 26th from 8 to 5! Each aircraft is hand built representing 6,000+ hours of work.
07/21/2008

South Dakota Film Festival: Tickets Officially on Sale

The South Dakota Film Festival announced it would officially begin selling tickets online effective Thursday for this year’s festival, which will be held September 19-21 in Aberdeen.
07/18/2008

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM OPENS NEW WOMEN’S EXHIBIT

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibit entitled “First Ladies of Motorcycling.”
07/15/2008

Earthwatch Excavation Uncovers More Fossils at the Mammoth Site

Dr. Agenbroad, the Principal Investigator and Site Director, of the Mammoth Site announced that Earthwatch volunteers have uncovered several new bones during their first ten days of excavations.
07/10/2008

Development of a Genetic Based Management Plan for the Badlands National Park Bison Population

American bison are the largest mammal to have survived the last glacial period in North America and are a critical keystone species in grassland ecosystems.
07/09/2008

Mount Rushmore Celebration a Success Thanks to Memorial Partners

Partnerships were key to the success of the Independence Day celebrations at Mount Rushmore National Memorial on July 3 and 4.
07/08/2008

Independence Day Celebration a Success at Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial marked Independence Day 2008 with patriotic entertainment and a dramatic display of fireworks.
07/08/2008

Earthwatch Excavation Begins at the Mammoth Site

Dr. Agenbroad, the Principal Investigator and Site Director, of the Mammoth Site announced that Earthwatch Excavations will take place in two two-week sessions.
07/01/2008

Plan Ahead to Celebrate Independence Day at Mount Rushmore

More than twenty thousand visitors are expected to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Thursday, July 3, as part of the annual Independence Day Celebration.
07/01/2008

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES CHARTER MEMBER OPPORTUNITY

For the first time in its history, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is offering memberships to its supporters.
06/25/2008

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM AT BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Dr. Paige Baker, Superintendent, has announced a new astronomy program for the summer of 2008.
06/25/2008

The Midwest's Major Water Event

Unlimited Light Hydroplane Boat Racing comes to Chamberlain-Oacoma
06/25/2008

Mount Rushmore Honors World War I Veteran Frank Buckles

Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced that Mount Rushmore National Memorial will honor World War I veteran Frank Buckles during the 2008 Independence Day Celebration.
06/24/2008

Temporary Tramway in Place for Mount Rushmore Fireworks

Beginning Wednesday, June 25, visitors to Mount Rushmore will glimpse part of the behind the scenes preparations that go into producing one of the nation’s highest rated fireworks shows.
06/24/2008

Quilts & Vines

The second annual Quilts and Vines event will be held Saturday, August 9 at Strawbale Winery, near Renner, S.D.
06/24/2008

Redlin Art Center To Host Free Concert by the Grieg Male Chorus of Canton, SD

Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 2 p.m., the Redlin Art Center in Watertown will host the Grieg Male Chorus of Canton for a free concert.
06/23/2008

Redlin Art Center Welcomes Pianist Doug Montgomery for Special Performance

On Saturday, June 28th at 10:30 a.m., the Redlin Art Center will host pianist Doug Montgomery for a free concert.
06/23/2008

Author Jim Burnett to Sign Hey Ranger! Books at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

The Mount Rushmore History Association at Mount Rushmore National Memorial will host author Jim Burnett for a book signing.
06/17/2008

ULHRA: Countdown to Chamberlain-Oacoma

Race #3 in the Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association 2008 series is four weeks away (July 12 & 13) and teams are busily preparing for the start of what has been dubbed "The Gauntlet".
06/16/2008

TIPIS AND TELESCOPES AT BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Dr. Paige Baker, Superintendent, has announced the summer schedule of interpretive programs for Badlands National Park will take effect June 15, 2008.
06/12/2008

Matched Bronc Ride event ready for 2nd year

The 2008 Philip Invitational Matched Bronc Ride is ready to go.
06/12/2008

Junior Paleontologist Excavations Begin at The Mammoth Site

This hour long educational excavation is great for “Junior Paleontologists” ages 4-13 years.
06/04/2008

MINUTEMAN MISSILE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE FIRST EVER SILO NIGHT PROGRAM

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is pleased to announce the first ever night program at Launch Facility (missile silo) Delta-09.
06/03/2008

Free Sculpture Workshops to be held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be hosting free week-long sculpture workshops on the Borglum View Terrace.
06/02/2008

Badlands National Park Awarded Junior Ranger Ambassador Grant

Badlands National Park is proud to announce its selection to receive a Junior Ranger Ambassador for the 2008 summer season.
06/02/2008

Redlin Art Center Will Showcase Original Art of Norman Rockwell

From June 1st through August 9th, guests of the Redlin Art Center will have the rare opportunity to enjoy the original art of Norman Rockwell.
05/22/2008

From the Top of the World to the Deep Blue Sea

Coming to the Wells Fargo CineDome at the Washington Pavilion are two movies that span the heights and depths of the planet.
05/21/2008

Artist Blackens Bread for Unique Art Installation

In the coming days the air surrounding the Washington Pavilion will be filled with the pungent aroma of what has to be one of the world’s most unusual art materials: burned baguette bread.
05/13/2008

‘GROUP’ Plays Pavilion

The musical, which has already become the best selling studio show in the history of SDSU theater, tells the story of a troubled therapy group attempting to conquer one of life's greatest anxieties, anxiety itself. Audiences journey through the minds of six panic-attack riddled clients as they stru
04/21/2008

Mother’s Day Care and Share at The Mammoth Site

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th, you will be able to visit the Mammoth Site and all the new exhibits free with two cans of food.
04/16/2008

Minuteman Missile Site Has Great Response to Summer Reservations

Minuteman Missile NHS staff began taking reservations for the 2008 summer season on Monday April 7th.
04/16/2008

Open House Meetings at Badlands National Park

Interior, S.D.— The public is welcome to attend any of the 13 open house-style meetings to be held during the second and third weeks of April.
04/04/2008

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Announces Summer Hours

Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the summer schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
04/04/2008

Mount Rushmore National Memorial: Audio Tour wins Director's Award

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is recognized again for its audio tour.

04/01/2008

First Annual South Dakota Walleye Classic

With a guaranteed $145,000 pay out, fishermen from across the country will venture to Akaska to try their luck at landing the big one in this 3-day tournament.
03/18/2008

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Welcomes Public Comment at Open Houses

Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes the public to attend several open houses to learn about and share comments on a proposed hiking trail and access route at the park.
03/10/2008

Dance Company Program Runs Gambit

Coming to the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion on Saturday, April 5, 2008 is the world renowned ballet company, Smuin Ballet.
03/10/2008

Pavilion Has New Leader

Mr. Gary Wood has been named President/CEO of The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls.
03/05/2008

Nickelodeon’S THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE!

The Backyardigans Live! will be making a stop in Sioux Falls for two performances onTuesday, April 15, 2008 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
03/05/2008

Jewel Cave National Monument Will Offer Free Tours March 15

Superintendent Todd Suess announced today that the Monument will be offering free cave tours on Saturday, March 15, 2008 in recognition of 100 years of discovery.
02/29/2008

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Hall of Fame inductees for 2008.
02/28/2008

Red Cloud Indian School announces 41st Annual Art Show, submissions now accepted

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School will host its annual art show this summer, opening June 1 and running ten weeks, through August 10, 2008.
02/26/2008

FREEDOM FIGHTERS WANTED

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2008 Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.
02/22/2008

MISSILE SITE SELECTS FIRST FACILITY MANAGER

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is proud to announce the hiring of John Black as the site’s first Facility Operations Specialist.
02/20/2008

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Ride

Honoring the trail of Chief Big Foot.
02/20/2008

Get Your Green on Early at the Pavilion

St. Patrick’s Day is coming to the Washington Pavilion a little early this year in the way of an evening of traditional Celtic music from Boys of the Lough.
02/13/2008

A South Dakota Original

Robert Aldern: Landscapes and Figure Studies
02/12/2008

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Announces Proposed Hiking Trail

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Superintendent Gerard Baker announces a proposed hiking trail system at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
02/08/2008

Jewel Cave National Monument Celebrates 100 Years

On February 7, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt established Jewel Cave National Monument under the authority of the 1906 Antiquities Act.
02/07/2008

Minuteman Missile Launches School Outreach Program

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is proud to announce the success of its first educational outreach program to West River region schools.
02/05/2008

Fort Pierre to Deadwood Trail Ride Full

The organizers of the Fort Pierre to Deadwood Trail have received the maximum number of applications for the 2008 Trail Ride.
01/30/2008

An Evening of Wine and Roses

An Evening of Wine and Roses, the Cultural Development Organization's annual fundraiser, is set for Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Boulder Falls Convention Center in Hot Springs.
01/24/2008

Spend Valentine’s Day with the Barber

The Husby Series performance season at the Washington Pavilion once again offers a world class performance with which to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

01/24/2008

The Story of Addy:An American Girl Comes to Life

Coming to life on the stage of the Great Hall at the Washington Pavilion is Addy: An American Girl Story, presented by the Seattle Children’s Theatre.
01/22/2008

CWS Exhibit Features Historic Photos of Native Americans

Exhibit is in Conjunction with the Release of a Book by Kodak
01/08/2008

STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME TO RAFFLE 1982 HARLEY DAVIDSON “STURGIS”

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is now selling tickets for its 2008 raffle of a hard-to-find 1982 Harley Davidson “Sturgis” motorcycle.
01/04/2008

"DINOSAURS ALIVE" ROARS INTO CINEDOME

Michael Douglas Narrates a Real-Life Scientific Adventure Featuring the World’s Top Dinosaur Hunters
01/02/2008

Holiday Closures Announced for Visitor Center at Badlands NP

Superintendent Dr. Paige Baker has announced that the Ben Reifel Visitor Center at Badlands National Park will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, 2007.
12/18/2007

Mount Rushmore Announces Federal Holiday Closing

Through an executive order, President Bush announced that Monday, December 24, 2007 will be a holiday for all federal employees.
12/17/2007

2008 Walleye Masters Institute

For 2008, the premier walleye school in the nation, the Walleye Masters Institute, is featuring top walleye pros from the major walleye circuits as instructors.
12/07/2007

Improvements to Cave Lighting System Will Result in Temporary Cancellation

The National Park Service will be making improvements to the cave lighting system at Jewel Cave National Monument in December.
12/03/2007

“Holiday in the National Parks” Celebrated at the White House

Badlands Ornament Displayed on the Official White House Christmas Tree
12/03/2007

Home Federal Bank Parnters with the Redlin Art Center

The Redlin Art Center is proud to announce Home Federal Bank as a major sponsor of the August 2, 2008 outdoor concert featuring the Oak Ridge Boys.
12/03/2007

Mount Rushmore Audio Tour Wins National Award

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) recently named Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s audio tour as the winner in the audio division of their 2007 Interpretive Media Awards during the 2007 NAI National Workshop held in Wichita, Kansas on November 8, 2007.
11/20/2007

BEST WESTERN SUNDOWNER INN RECOGNIZED AS BEST OF THE BEST IN CUSTOMER CARE

The Best Western Sundowner Inn in Hot Springs, SD and the Best Western Sundowner in Sterling, CO were named Best of the Best in Customer Care at Best Western International’s annual North American convention held recently in Montreal, Quebec.
11/06/2007

Jewel Cave and Wind Cave Honor Military Personnel With Free Tours on Veterans Day

Jewel Cave National monument and Wind Cave National Park will offer free tours to military veterans and current military personnel and their families on Sunday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

11/02/2007

Twilight Flight at Strawbale Winery

Take a night off this Holiday Season to enjoy a peaceful tour of the lights of Sioux Falls…by way of helicopter!!!
11/02/2007

Fort Pierre Deadwood Trail Ride Taking Applications

The Verendrye Museum of Fort Pierre, a non-profit corporation, announces the opening of applications for an historic trail ride over the original Fort Pierre Deadwood Trail, 100 years after the trail was last used.
11/01/2007

New Science Gallery Focuses on Fitness

“Starting Line: Fit for Life” is a new science exhibit gallery where children and families can test their skills as a mountain climber, wheelchair racer, soccer goalie or even check their skill and speed as a top-notch baseball pitcher.
10/24/2007

Jewel Cave National Monument Announces Winter Tour Schedule

Superintendent Todd Suess has announced the schedule for winter operations at Jewel Cave National Monument.
10/24/2007

National Field Archery Association Chooses Yankton as new National Headquarters Location

The National Field Archery Association (NFAA) announced that it has selected Yankton, S.D. as the location for its new headquarters building.
10/17/2007

Temporary Modification of Tour Schedule at Jewel Cave National Monument

The National Park Service will be making improvements to the elevator entrance at JewelCaveNational Monument from October 15-26.
10/17/2007

Winter Hours at Badlands National Park

Dr. Paige Baker, Superintendent, has announced the fall and winter schedule for Badlands National Park.
10/15/2007

PRESIDENTIAL BIKE ON EXHIBIT AT STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is excited to announced it will be exhibiting the “Bush Bike”, the motorcycle built by Desperado owner Jeff Nicklus for President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.
10/11/2007

Spooky Fun and the Science of Candy

The Kirby Science Discovery Center is set to host another Spooky Science Night on Fri., Octo. 26 and Sat., Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m.
10/10/2007

Redlin Art Center To Host Norman Rockwell Exhibit

Beginning in June 2008, the Redlin Art Center, in partnership with the Watertown Community Foundation, will host “Norman Rockwell in the 1940’s: A View of the American Homefront”.
10/05/2007

MASSEY TO CONTINUE AS RALLY DIRECTOR

The City of Sturgis has announced that Pepper Massey will continue as Director of the Sturgis Rally Department, moving from interim to permanent beginning September 26, 2007.
09/24/2007

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s The Glass Ride Exhibit Extended Through October 19th

Artist Joe Stanaway’s The Glass Ride, a full scale glass sculptor replica of a “chopper” motorcycle with kiln cast and blown glass components, was received popular support during and after the 67th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Classic.
09/17/2007

Fall Hours at Mount Rushmore

Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the fall schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial will take effect September 4, 2007.
08/30/2007

Seats Now Available for South Dakota Film Festival

Ticket Sales Correction.
08/22/2007

Research and Plans Moving Forward on Proposed Observation Tower in Keystone, South Dakota.

The Mount Rushmore Recreation Corridor Phase I Observation tower is progressing after introduction at the Keystone City Council Meeting on June 6, 2007 by GMA Enterprises Inc.
08/20/2007

Festival: A Fixture in Downtown Events

Summer is drawing to a close and that means it’s time once again for one of the area’s longest running festivals.
08/20/2007

Fall Hours at Mount Rushmore

Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the fall schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial will take effect August 15.
08/14/2007

Naturalization Ceremony to be at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

The United States District Court of South Dakota will be holding a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens on Thursday, August 23, 2007, at 2:00 p.m.
08/13/2007

Rapid City Arts Council and Prairie Wave Announce New Arts Marketing Grant

The Rapid City Arts Council, PrairieWave Communications and local media outlets have joined together to create an innovative grant program to support marketing for 2008 events.

08/03/2007

Wheels-n-Wings Weekend featuring Sizzlin' Summer Nights

The 8th Annual downtown car and bike show known as Sizzlin' Summer Nights will be Saturday, August 25, 2007 in Downtown Aberdeen, SD.

07/18/2007

Gold Wing National Rally Coming to Sioux Falls

The Gold Wing Touring Association’s (GWTA) annual national Gold Rush Rally will be held in Sioux FallsJuly 16-19, 2007 at the Sioux FallsConvention Center.
07/16/2007

Earthwatch Excavation Begins at the Mammoth Site

The Earthwatch volunteers will be excavating new areas of the sinkhole looking for more mammoths and other species of animals which became trapped and died in this sinkhole death trap 26,000 years ago.
07/06/2007

Quilts & Vines

The first event of its kind in this area!
07/06/2007

Entertainment and Fireworks Celebrate Independence Day at Mount Rushmore

The annual fireworks at Mount Rushmore National Memorial ended a day full of patriotic entertainment and celebrations.
07/04/2007

Sioux Empire Fair Special Event To Take Place During 68th Annual Sioux Empire Fair

A special activity will take place during the 68th Annual Sioux Empire Fair.
06/29/2007

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League 2007 National Convention Draws Thousands to Sioux Falls!

The 32nd Biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Convention at the Sioux Falls Arena and Convention Center making it one of the largest in recent years and creating an estimated economic impact of nearly $3 million!
06/29/2007

REVISED Schedule for Mount Rushmore Fireworks

News crews are invited to visit the Memorial at any time, but there will be three scheduled media events in preparation for the Tuesday, July 3, Independence Day Celebration.
06/27/2007

South Dakota chosen as hydroplane race site

The Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association (ULHRA) recently announced the choice of Chamberlain-Oacoma, South Dakota to host a national race on July 12 and 13, 2008.
06/26/2007

Cyclists Gearing Up in Record Numbers for Mickelson Trail Trek

Organizers of the annual bike ride along the Mickelson Trail are reporting a tremendous increase in registrations, up 82% over this time in 2006.
06/26/2007

Schedule for Mount Rushmore Fireworks Media Events

There will be four scheduled media events in preparation for the Tuesday, July 3, Independence Day Celebration.
06/26/2007

Fireworks, Music, and Dance at Mount Rushmore National Memorial

One of the nation’s top rated fireworks displays will cap a full day of events on Tuesday, July 3rd, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
06/25/2007

Temporary Tramway In Place for Mount Rushmore Fireworks

Beginning Monday, June 25, visitors to Mount Rushmore will glimpse part of the behind the scenes preparations that goes into producing one of the nation’s highest rated fireworks shows.
06/25/2007

South Dakota Film Festival

An inaugural event in Aberdeen.
06/15/2007

South Dakota Film Festival Wants Your Film

An Invitation to filmmakers.
06/15/2007

RVing Author Makes Local Appearance

Elsi Dodge, a single sexagenarian behind the wheel of a 30-foot-long RV to visit Mitchell for book signing.
06/14/2007

Two Wheeled Adventure Comes to CineDome

Opening in the Wells Fargo CineDome on Sat., May 26, 2007 and running though Oct., 5 is Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France.
05/23/2007

Sioux Falls Selected to Host Firefighter Combat Challenge

Sioux Falls has been selected to host the Firefighter Combat Challenge / Hy-Vee Midwest Regional Championships! The event will be held August 24-25, 2007 in Downtown Sioux Falls.
05/22/2007

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Industry Luncheon

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will be hosting the 2007 Visitor Industry Luncheon featuring…Scott Ginsberg, the author of HELLO, my name is Scott and The Power of Approachability, May 24, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
05/14/2007

REVISED EDITION: Arts Night 2007 A Record Breaker

Officials for the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center announced today that the annual fundraiser, Arts Night, held Fri., May 4 brought in a record amount. According to preliminary figures the event and the brought in nearly $47,000 through the live auction and approximately $50,000 in corporate
05/08/2007

Arts Night 2007 a Record Breaker

Officials for the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center announced today that the annual fundraiser, Arts Night, held Fri., May 4 brought in a record amount.
05/08/2007

Enjoy an Evening of Art in the Badlands

On Thursday, May 10, Badlands National Park will host an Evening of Art. Please join us at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center between 6:30 – 8 pm. Former Artist in Residence Charlie Lyon will present a slide show of his paintings at 7 pm in the classroom.
05/07/2007

Internship Opportunity: Spend the Summer in Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is seeking up to three interns to spend 13 weeks volunteering in the park as summer naturalists from May 20 through August 18, 2007.
04/17/2007

From Within the Mist...Taiwan Emerges

An international art exhibit featuring the work of some of Taiwan’s most talented contemporary artists, Taiwan: From within the Mist, will be on exhibit at the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center from May 18 until August 19, 2007.
04/16/2007

Mountain Lion Talk Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Preservation Thursday: Mountain lions in the Black Hills, scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 5:15 p.m. at the Adams Museum has been cancelled.
04/10/2007

Spring is Sprung at Wellness Festival

One of the new aspects of this year’s annual Pavilion Wellness Festival, to be held Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion, downtown Sioux Falls, is the partnering with Avera McKennan as the naming sponsor.
04/06/2007

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Open House

In celebration of National Park Week, Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes the public with open doors on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
04/04/2007

Mount Rushmore Audio Tour Wins National Award

The Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) recently named Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s audio tour as the winner in the audio/visual division during the 2007 Media and Partnership Awards held in Sacramento, CA, on March 19, 2007.
04/04/2007

The Art of Bow Making: Special workshop at the Historic Adams House

Kathy Grimm of Bloomers Flowers & Gifts in Central City will present a workshop on the art of bow making at the Historic Adams House, 22 Van Buren St., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2007.
04/04/2007

Mountain Lions in the Black Hills: Preservation Thursday at the Adams Museum

Detective Greg Nelson of the Deadwood Police Department will discuss mountain lions in the Black Hills on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 5:15 p.m. for Preservation Thursday at the Adams Museum, 54 Sherman Street.
04/03/2007

Mount Rushmore Park Ranger Casey Osback Selected for Elite National Park Service Honor Guard Program

Casey Osback, a park ranger at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, was recently selected through a competitive process as a member of the National Park Service’s nationwide Honor Guard Program.
03/26/2007

Fifth Annual Deadwood Historic Preservation Symposium

The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission is proud to present the 5th annual symposium entitled, “The Myth and Reality of the Black Hills, D.T.”
03/26/2007

Prairie Berry Wins ''Best Fruit Wine'' Third Year in a Row

For a third year running, local business Prairie Berry Winery has received one of the highest honors in the nation’s winemaking industry. Their Raspberry Honeywine won “2007 Best Fruit Wine” at the Vineyard & Winery Management “Best of the East” competition.
03/22/2007

With help of Deadwood museum and archives, Calamity Jane finds a home in Paris

Photographs and written accounts of the life of Martha Canary, alias Calamity Jane, and the history of Deadwood can now be found at the Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits) in Paris, France.
03/21/2007

Easter Sunrise Service at Mount Rushmore

The annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held on Sunday, April 8, 2007, beginning at 7 am in the amphitheater at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This non-denominational, musical celebration will be performed by the Hills Parish of South Dakota.
03/15/2007

Third Performance Added for Broadway Hit <I>Hairspray</I>

In anticipation of demand, a third performance has been added for the smash Broadway Musical Hairspray coming to the Washington Pavilion as part of the Husby Series on May 15 – 16.
03/13/2007

Badlands National Park Seeks Public Input

Badlands National Park seeks public input on proposed changes to the park’s entrance fee for 2008. A public meeting will be held on March 15 at 2 o’clock in the Ben Reifel Visitor Center.
03/08/2007

Wolfgang’s Masterpiece Via Bulgaria

One of Mozart’s most popular operas Le Nozze di Fiagaro, or The Marriage of Figaro comes to the Washington Pavilion as part of the Husby Series performance series on Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon matinee.
03/08/2007

Announcing Badlands National Park Annual Pass Photo Contest

If you have a good Badlands shots, this is your chance to share! Badlands National Park will be hosting its first ever Annual Park Pass Photo Contest. The contest will be open from April 1, 2007 through May 31, 2007.
03/01/2007

Arts Night Exhibit Opens...Benefit to Follow

Premiere Event Already a Sell Out at the Washington Pavilion.
02/28/2007

Children’s Exhibit Opens at Deadwood’s Adams Museum

The exhibit features historic artifacts and photographs that capture the essence of childhood in early Deadwood and the surrounding Black Hills.
02/28/2007

Hold the Line...TOTO to Play Pavilion

Hold the Line…TOTO to Play Pavilion Sioux Falls first stop on North American Tour
02/27/2007

High School Artists Featured in Exhibit

The Visual Arts Center (VAC) followed a unique vision when it organized this new special exhibition and many visitors may be surprised at the creativity and skill of our area art students.
02/26/2007

Children of Deadwood's ethnic communities: Preservation Thursday at the Adams Museum

Anne Rogers, AM&H publications coordinator and Historic Adams House assistant curator, will present a lecture titled We are Deadwood, too: Children of the Gulch’s Ethnic Communities.
02/26/2007

Hampton Inn Mitchell, SD Named National Lighthouse Award Winner

The Hampton Inn Mitchell, SD was recognized for its high rankings in quality, guest satisfaction and business performance. The award criteria was based on customer feedback measured through guest satisfaction surveys on the hotel, as well as product, quality and service scores measured quarterly by
02/20/2007

Caring for Your Heirloom Dolls: Workshop at the Historic Adams House

The Historic Adams House will host a workshop on the care of heirloom dolls.
02/07/2007

National Park Service Provides Funding for Rural Fire Assistance

The National Park Service (NPS), in conjunction with Badlands National Park, recently provided funding for Rural Fire Assistance to the Kadoka Volunteer Fire Department (VFD).
02/05/2007

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Scheduled to Appear at Redlin Art Center

The Redlin Art Center is proud to announce Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers as the featured performers Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007.
02/02/2007

Hardanger Embroidery Workshop: Special program at the Historic Adams House

The Historic Adams House will host a hardanger embroidery workshop.
02/01/2007

“Fresh Aire: the Music of Mannheim Steamroller”!

New tour created, arranged and produced by Chip Davis Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, February 3 at 10am
01/31/2007

South Dakota Hosts International Tour Operators

Tour operators from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States will gather in Deadwood and Hot Springs.
01/25/2007

Preservation Thursday: A History of Sports in Deadwood and Lead

01/24/2007

Third Performance Added for Broadway Hit The Producers

01/19/2007

Casting Call for PBS Documentary

PBS and director Chris Eyre seek talent for the first of a series of Native American PBS documentaries entitled "King Philip's War."
01/17/2007

New Films...Very Cold and Very Hot

01/16/2007

2006 Falls Park Visitor Center Numbers Top 2005

The Falls Park Visitor Information Center welcomed 157,263 visitors in 2006.
01/12/2007

Empire Mall Visitor Center Records Highest Numbers Ever in 2006!

The Empire Mall Visitor Information Center set a record in 2006, welcoming 34,389 visitors.
01/12/2007

The Lost Art of the Pen

Historic Adams House hosts calligraphy workshop
01/10/2007

Berenstain Bears Bound for Pavilion

The Berenstain Bears are coming to town in a new musical “Berenstain Bears On Stage!” written by best-selling authors Stan & Jan Berenstain.
01/08/2007

Walleye Masters Institute Grab all of the Walleye Stars as Instructors for 2007!

In 2007, the original and premier walleye school in the nation, the Walleye Masters Institute, is featuring all four top anglers from the major walleye circuits as instructors!
12/27/2006

Escape into his Surreal South Dakota

Escape into his Surreal South Dakota Arts Night Winner Exhibit Opens
12/19/2006

Evening of Eastern Culture a Feast for the Senses

Evening of Eastern Culture a Feast for the Senses Performance by Chai Found Music Workshop Highlights Pavilion Event
12/14/2006

Images Capture Century Old Societal Changes

Opening in Gallery A of the Visual Arts Center of the Washington Pavilion on Jan. 12, 2007 is the exhibit The Photographs of Frank B. Fiske running until May 6.
12/12/2006

Prairie History Guild Program to Host Program

The Prairie History Guild Series is will present its monthly program on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dakota Discovery Museum.
12/11/2006

Preservation Thursday: I Remember My Childhood in Deadwood

Preservation Thursday: I Remember My Childhood in Deadwood The Adams Museum celebrates childhood in 2007
12/07/2006

AM&H issues new limited edition print

This month the Adams Museum and the Historic Adams House issued What Goes Around, its 2007 signed, limited edition poster print to Potato Creek Johnny-level members and above.
12/01/2006

CNBC Films in Aberdeen Area

A film crew from CNBC recently wrapped up filming a feature news story on the impact of hunting to a state’s economy for an upcoming episode of CNBC News.
11/28/2006

Watercolor Exhibit Fires Imagination

Opening Dec. 8 and running through Feb. 25, 2007 is Eliot O'Hara: Ring of Fire in Watercolor in galleries B & C of the Washington Pavilion’s Visual Arts Center.
11/10/2006

Falls of the Big Sioux River” Calendar

The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau Presents… For the First Time Ever a “Falls of the Big Sioux River” Calendar!
11/07/2006

Volunteer "Teamsters" Repair Historic Dam in Badlands National Park

Members of the Sunday Drivers Club of the Black Hills will volunteer their time, equipment, and expertise horsemanship to help repair a dam in the Badlands Wilderness Area
11/03/2006

Another Successful Bison Roundup at Badlands National Park

The bison roundup at Badlands National Park was a resounding success for all parties involved.
10/27/2006

Pavilion Holiday Returns to Jump Start Season

Pavilion Holiday Festival will kick off Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. with a sneak preview and wine tasting social with gourmet appetizers and a chance for participants to get the first opportunity to shop the marketplace and acquire pottery from the Tea for Two exhibit.
10/12/2006

New Badlands Films Available for Purchase

Three new park films are now available for purchase on one DVD entitled Badlands Suite.
10/10/2006

Bill Stevens elected to board of Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Members elected Bill Stevens of Pierre, S.D., to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. His term began Oct. 1, 2006.
10/04/2006

Pots and More to Peruse and Purchase

Opening Fri., Oct. 27, 2006 in the Visual Arts Center’s Galleries B and C is Tea for Two: Ceramic Artists.
10/02/2006

Local Film Project Underway in Aberdeen

The Northern Route to the Black Hills Film Division and Hayze Entertainment Group are producing a local film directed by Aberdeen native Shaun O’Connell.
09/28/2006

Wild Bill’s back in town, and so is Calamity Jane

The guns belonging to Wild Bill Hickok and his close friend Charlie Utter, in addition to related objects in the City of Deadwood’s recently purchased Wild Bill Hickok Collection.
09/22/2006

Badlands National Park Lifts Smoking Ban

09/18/2006