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South Dakota Tourism’s Work Recognized with Nine Awards in 2014 ADDY Awards Competition

The South Dakota Advertising Federation has recognized the work of the South Dakota Department of Tourism and its agency of record, Lawrence & Schiller, with nine ADDY Awards for advertising, digital marketing and public relations excellence in the 2014 awards competition.

03/27/2014

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

South Dakota Tourism’s Work Recognized with Three Awards in 57th Annual Adrian Awards Competition

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has recognized the work of the South Dakota Department of Tourism and one of their agencies of record, MMGY Global, with three Adrian Awards for advertising, digital marketing and public relations excellence in the 57th annual awards competition.

03/05/2014

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

Tourism Industry Remained Strong in 2013

The total economic impact of South Dakota’s visitor industry increased last year by 2.8 percent* from 2012, translating to an overall economic impact of nearly $2 billion. The 2013 figures are from a new report by IHS Global Insight.

01/20/2014

Top Tourism Leaders Recognized by Gov. Daugaard

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the South Dakota Department of Tourism presented awards to top visitor industry leaders Thursday evening at the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre.

01/20/2014

Tourism Advisory Board Elects Officers

The Governor’s Tourism Advisory Board has elected new officers for the coming year.

01/20/2014

2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism: Think Big. Think Bold. Think Beyond.

The 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held Jan. 22-23 in Pierre.

01/15/2014

Job Openings at Interstate Information Centers

The South Dakota Missouri River Tourism Association, the South Dakota Department of Tourism and the South Dakota Department of Transportation are now accepting applications to fill seasonal positions for travel counselors and supervisors at 10 Information Center locations along Interstates 29 and 90.

01/02/2014

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

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to Perform on 'Mount Rushmore's American Pride' Float

Music legends Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will appear on the Mount Rushmore’s American Pride float in the 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.

11/07/2013

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

INTERNATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY & "STUMP THE STAFF"

10/16/2013

Mount Rushmore Society “Buys A Day” Of Monument Operation; More Partners Join Effort To Keep Monument Open

Mount Rushmore National Monument is open today as a result of the deal reached last week between Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the National Park Service. Under that agreement, the Park Service will charge the state $15,200 per day to operate the monument.

10/14/2013

Gov. Daugaard, National Park Service Reach Agreement To Re-Open Mount Rushmore

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced this afternoon that he has reached an agreement with the National Park Service to re-open Mount Rushmore for the duration of the federal government shutdown.

10/11/2013

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

Special Message from the South Dakota Dept. of Tourism

For those of you who are planning a trip to South Dakota, we would like to take a moment to bring you up-to-date on the status of the National Park Service units in our state AND to encourage you to continue with your travel plans to The Mount Rushmore State.

10/02/2013

Buffalo Roundup Approaches, Leaves Change, Visitors Flock

Custer State Park invites visitors to attend the annual Buffalo Roundup on Friday, Sept. 27.

09/19/2013

Department of Tourism Launches Fall Marketing Campaign

As the peak tourism season draws to a close, Department of Tourism officials have already begun advertising to their next set of potential travelers.

09/17/2013

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