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Movies Filmed in the Black Hills

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With gently rolling hills, sunsets framed by towering peaks and large,
sparkling bodies of water, the Black Hills has picture-perfect scenery around every corner. So it shouldn’t be surprising that Hollywood has used the region numerous times throughout the years to capture the rugged beauty of the Wild West. However, besides the award-winning Dances with Wolves, many have not heard of the plethora of great films that have been shot in the area. Well, we’ve done a little research in order to put together a list of movies that will help make your next movie night Black Hills-themed.

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8 Ways to Woo Your Valentine in the Black Hills

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Offering jaw-dropping scenic views around every corner, as well as plenty of romantic destinations along the way, the Black Hills are the ideal location to treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. However, with so much to do in the area this time of year, it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to plan that perfect date. Luckily, the Powder House Lodge team is here to help, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the area’s most luxurious, adventurous and unique date ideas so you can celebrate the season of love like never before!

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Experience art and culture in the Black Hills

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Experiencing the local art scene of an area is one of the best ways to get a feel for the culture and history of the region, 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.

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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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New Sturgis events for this year’s 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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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™.

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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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