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Black Hills Firework Display for 4th of July 2017

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Black Hills FireworksOne 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.

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Tips for saving money on family friendly vacations

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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

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A guide to South Dakota breweries and their popular craft beer

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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.

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Shop Local to Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

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Black Hills RestaurantsSpring 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.

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U.S. Presidents with a Little Luck-O-the-Irish

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John F. Kennedy | Irish PresidentsSt. 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.

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Playing Pokemon Go at Your Favorite Black Hills Attractions

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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.

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Black Hills Vacation Guide: Traveling with Kids

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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. 

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Vacation Rentals: Black Hills Cabin Rental Benefits

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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. 

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Looking for haunted attractions? Here’s the Top Haunted Places in the Black Hills

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Fall is here.  The leaves are turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red.  In many areas around the Black Hills, they’ve already started falling off the trees.  The nights are quieter than we’re used to.  The traffic from traveling tourists in the nights has been replaced with only the sound of a slight breeze and rustling leaves.  The pine trees, entrenched in the granite hillsides and peaks of the Black Hills, create a silhouette against the moon-lit Dakota night.  It’s easy to let your mind wander to thoughts of the area’s rich history and legends.  How many of those legends might still be roaming around? We present some of the most haunted places in the Black Hills…in no particular order.
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Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Pets

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It’s a common dilemma.  You and your family are getting ready to go on vacation.  You’ve got your hotels booked, your route planned, and your itinerary set.  There’s only one problem.  One of your family members has four legs and fur.  If you booked pet-friendly lodging in the Black Hills, like the Powder House Lodge, you have a little less to stress about.  But there’s still the question of how to deal with traveling with pets.  We’re here to give you some tips and tricks on how to make traveling with pets enjoyable for everyone.

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