Planning a family vacation is not always an easy venture, especially when certain members of your family have four legs and fur. Finding a reliable pet sitter to care for your animals while you are away can be difficult and boarding through a local kennel or trainer can be quite expensive, but with a little advanced preparation before hand, you may find the easiest option is to bring your pet along the trip!
A visit to the Black Hills is sure to be a trip that you and your family will forever remember, but with so many great attractions and things to see and do in this area, preparing for a Black Hills vacation can take some serious planning!
Located in beautiful Custer State Park at the site of an old CCC camp, the Black Hills Playhouse (BHP) was Inspired and founded in 1946, by the vision of Warren M. “Doc” Lee, who believed the Black Hills Playhouse could provide a unique and intensive training opportunity for theatre professionals in the region while helping enrich rural areas.
The Black Hills are known for famous attractions like Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Wind Cave National Park, but the Black Hills are also home to many other exciting attractions that are sure to make any Black Hills vacation more enjoyable. A few of our favorite Black Hills attractions happen to be very close by and some are located just down the road in Keystone, SD.
With so many exciting things to see and do around the area, keeping busy is never a problem when it comes to a Black Hills vacation. While some “monumental” Black Hills attractions are not to miss, you may want to plan an afternoon to tour a new style of attraction that is becoming increasingly popular across the Black Hills region – local wineries. Embarking on a Black Hills wine tour is a great way to enjoy the Black Hills at a leisurely pace while enjoying some local wines that showcase the unique ingredients and flavors indigenous to this region.
For those looking to get outside and enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer during their Black Hills vacation, don’t forget to pack along a rod & reel to wet a line in one of the many lakes and streams that are found throughout hills.
Just a couple of miles up the road from the Powder House Lodge and Restaurant rests one of our nation’s most prominent monuments and premier Black Hills attractions, Mount Rushmore. Hailed as the Shrine of Democracy, Mount Rushmore National Monument stands above the surrounding plains as a symbol of the birth, growth, development, and preservation of our country.
Wow, the winter has just flown by this year. Although many may argue we didn't even have a winter. The weather this year has been unreal. We have had temps in the 40's and 50's through January and February, and it's been almost 60 or higher everyday this March. While the nice weather is enjoyable, we really need some rain. Fire Danger is already extremely high in the Hills, and there have been several grass fires in and around Rapid City already. So, let's hope for a wet April and beginning of May.
Well, folks here it is! After nearly 7 months we have launched our new website. So go ahead, surf around and take a look. The new site is a little fancier, and contains all the same information as the old one, plus some new information and features.