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Thursday, 27 October 2016 12:21

Grizzly Creek Trail

If you take this trail far enough, you’ll walk into the Norbeck Wilderness. But if you’re looking for a day trip that’s fairly primitive but not too long, the Grizzly Creek Trail offers a beautiful hike along a rock-strewn path along a small stream punctuated with occasional waterfalls. Find the trailhead at the Grizzly Creek Campground just off Iron Mountain Road.

Published in Inside Story
Friday, 14 October 2016 12:44

Mt. Rushmore Resort at Palmer Gulch

The Lodge Featuring spacious guest rooms in the hotel, or your own luxurious executive lodge.  RV/Tent - Deluxe RV sites with patio, table and chairs; all RV sites with full hookups. Primitive tent sites, too.  Cabins - Choose from deluxe cabins, mountain or camping cabins, or neighboring cabins for groups.

Published in Lodging
Friday, 30 September 2016 10:40

Creekside Country Resort

Just minutes from many major attractions & situated between Hill City and Keystone, we host a variety of great food at the Dairy Twist, right here at the resort, lots of entertainment in our outdoor Family Fun Zone with mini golf and much, much more.  Our cozy cabins, with fireplaces, have a magnificient view of granite cliffs and majestic Black Hills Ponderosa Pine.  At the base of the mountain a lazy mountain stream winds through the backyard.

Published in Lodging
Friday, 23 September 2016 11:51

Jefferson's other American contribution

Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, is also credited with bringing the first written ice cream recipe to America.

Here’s another fact: you can get vanilla ice cream at Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s Memorial Team Ice Cream shop that uses the same 1780 recipe. Produced by Pride Dairy for Mount Rushmore, this rich ice cream gets its sweet vanilla flavor from vanilla beans sourced from where Mr. Jefferson would have gotten them in his day.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:40

Play ball, carve a mountain

As the 2016 major league baseball season winds down, it’s worth noting that baseball was a big part of the carving of Mount Rushmore.

You would think that after climbing up and down the rock face all week, workers would be taking it easy on the weekend.

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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 10:05

Yak Ridge Cabins & Farmstead

Newly constructed in Fall 2015, our deluxe studio and 2-bedroom cabins provide all the conveniences of home - fully furnished kitchens, covered porches, gas grills, quality linens, and sleep 2 to 6. Enjoy beautiful mountain and meadow views, wildlife, star-studded skies, and campfires on 10 acres. The adjacent Black Hills National Forest, offers miles of hiking and biking trails. Located less than a mile from Highway 16, Yak Ridge delivers the best of both worlds – easy access to major attractions as well as peace and tranquility. Open year round and only 5 minutes from Mount Rushmore.
We look forward to having you stay at Yak Ridge!

Published in Lodging
Thursday, 01 September 2016 10:18

Holy Terror Day is Sept. 10

What happens when you combine Keystone’s annual Holy Terror Day celebration with the town’s all-school reunion? Lots of fun.

Come join us for one of the Black Hills’ most venerable community events, Holy Terror Day on Sept. 10 in Keystone. This year, the event coincides with Keystone’s All-School Reunion, which happens every five years.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 16:15

We're surrounded by National Parks

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday on Aug. 25, and visitors across the country are renewing their relationship with the agency’s 407 national parks, monuments, memorials and historic sites.

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One of our favorite annual events is coming to Keystone. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, brings thousands of motorcycles to downtown Keystone.

Mount Rushmore is on just about every biker’s bucket list. And motorcyclists love the Old West boardwalk -- a great place for equal measures of bike watching and people watching. You can put your feet up and watch the world go by.

And in Keystone, we treat bikers the way they want to be treated. We’re still a family destination, and bikers appreciate that. No live music blaring. No navel whiskey shots. No wall-to-wall T-shirt tents. Just a good, relaxing break from the road.

Speaking of the road, Keystone is a great jumping-off point for some of the greatest Black Hills rides. The list includes:

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Mount Rushmore has two big birthdays this year. First, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. And Mount Rushmore National Memorial celebrates the 75th anniversary of its completion.

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