The Black Hills often invokes a lot of patriotic feelings to travelers passing through. Mount Rushmore, for instance, is also known as the Shrine of Democracy. Downtown Rapid City has a walking presidential tour, which consists of life-sized, bronze sculptures of American Presidents. Our very own Keystone even houses the National Presidential Wax Museum. With the 4th of July weekend approaching faster than we might want to admit (can’t believe it’s almost July!), we thought it’d be a good idea to provide some information on the exciting Black Hills fireworks displays you can catch while you and your family are visiting the area. Firework shows are a highlight of any 4th of July celebration and are fun for the whole family!
Every season we have a number of guests tell us about their adventures in the Black Hills. One of the most common comments we hear is, “Well, we just had to hike Harney Peak!” Harney Peak is one of the most popular Black Hills hiking trails, so we thought we’d give you some information about Harney Peak that you might not find on the trail.
Over the years, American travel has changed. New modes transportation and technology trends have affected where we go, what we do, and how we share our adventures. From innovations like the jet plane, which allowed us to travel quickly to new locations, to social media, which allows us to instantly share our experiences with friends and family, we’re taking a look at how the family vacation has changed over the years. We see travelers from all over the world at the Powder House and, as the years go by, we see old trends fading and new ones emerging. Here’s a little history on the family vacation as well as some of the trends we’ve noticed.