Experiencing the local art scene of an area is one of the best ways to get a feel for the culture and history of an area, and checking out the eclectic mix of artwork that captures the essence of the Black Hills is a must while visiting the region. Taking a day to tour the area’s art galleries will not only be an enriching learning experience for the entire family, but also an inexpensive way to spend the day since many attractions are free and within a short drive from the Powder House Lodge. From exquisite paintings to one of a kind sculptures, the variety of South Dakota art museums is as diverse as the people, and below are some of the art galleries in the area that are loved by visitors and locals alike.
One of the most popular ways to celebrate The Fourth of July is by watching a firework display, and .just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you will have to miss an annual tradition. Many places throughout the Black Hills have firework displays, parades, live music, fun and games scheduled over the long Fourth of July weekend.
The annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ brings hundreds of thousands of bikers to the beautiful Black Hills to celebrate, rock out at concerts, and ride the twists and turns of Western South Dakota. The Hills offer a unique riding experience rivaled by few other areas in the country and bikers flock yearly to take part in the unique rides and outrageous events that surround the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. Each year new concerts play and new Sturgis events are added to the long list of things to do and this year is no different. From the basic to the most outrageous, these are just a few of the new events added to the lineup this year at the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™.
Summer has arrived, which means it’s time for family friendly vacations for the next few months. Vacations can be tough on the pocket book, but only if you let them. There are many simple ways to make the most of your money while you’re on vacation. We’ve compiled a list of our top tips for saving money while on family friendly vacations to help you get the most bang for your buck this summer.SaveSaveSave
The Black Hills are full of adventurous and unique things to do. From national monuments to state parks, local museums, and attractions, there is something for everyone to see while on vacation. The craft beer industry is growing and South Dakota breweries are located throughout the Black Hills.
Many South Dakota breweries not only use flavors that are indigenous to this region, but they also use hops that are grown in the area to encourage buying local. Within minutes of the Powder House Lodge are a wide variety of breweries.
Spring is here. The weather is getting warmer, the grass greener, and the roads ready to drive in the Black Hills. One of the unique characteristics of our beautiful Black Hills is the diversity in our communities. This diversity often translates into the kinds of shops we find throughout towns like Keystone, Hill City, Custer, and Deadwood. While visiting the Black Hills, you’re sure to experience a number of tiny shops and Black Hills restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else.
St. Patrick’s Day is a day for us to celebrate not only the Patron Saint of Ireland, but our Irish heritage as well. While we might not be open for a few more months, we thought it’d be fun to combine our love of the Irish with the area’s love of our presidents. For your St. Patrick’s Day pleasure, we present to you a list of US Presidents who have a bit of the ole’ Irish heritage in their background.
This last year was full of surprises, but one of the biggest hits of 2016 was the mobile app Pokemon Go. Kids and adults alike are spending time integrating the digital world of Pokemon with the physical Black Hills attractions around the area. Even the Powder House Lodge is a PokeStop! So not only can you sit down, relax, and have a refreshing meal during your stay, you can also stock up on gear for your next big Pokemon Go adventure. We’ve got a few tips on how to work playing Pokemon Go into your vacation. With all of the great Black Hills attractions in the area, it’s hard not to try and catch those cheeky little critters.
Some of the best stories we hear from our guests is how they remember their Black Hills vacation from when they were kids. They return – many years later – with children of their own and marvel at how much has changed, while how much of the area has stayed the same. Traveling with kids is all about providing experiences, of building the sense of family, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. However, as any parent knows, traveling with kids isn’t always the hassle-free experience one could expect. We’ve listed some tips to help make traveling with kids on your Black Hills vacation easier and more enjoyable for the whole family.
Booking your vacation can seem like a daunting task. After you’ve chosen a destination, you need to consider lodging. Obviously, there are many different factors that determine where you may or may not stay. At the Powder House Lodge, we offer Black Hills cabin rentals with accommodations that truly meet the needs of almost everyone. From a pool and playground for kids and families to a covered back patio for pre- or post-dinner libations, electric car chargers, free WiFi and cable, we truly try to make sure that we have something for everyone. While some hotels may have some of these amenities, there are some unique advantages to cabin rentals like those at the Powder House.