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Mammoth Site near Rapid City - 01/31/12 05:31 PM
Mammoth Site near Rapid City The Mammoth Site is located an hour south of Rapid City in Hot Springs, SD. The discovery of the Mammoth Site happened in 1974, when an excavation for a housing development unearthed the first of these amazing treasures. Today, scientists and paleontologists have unearthed over 55 mammoth, bear, camel, llama, prairie dog, wolf, fish and invertebrates.Thousands of years ago, men in Rapid City had more to worry about than dropping a call or missing the last play of the Super Bowl. Food was the driving need of prehistoric man and one of the stranger food sources (1 comments)
1880 Train near Rapid City - 01/31/12 05:19 PM
1880 Train near Rapid City Before roads spanned across the country, people traveled by train. The train tracks brought adventurers, homesteaders, miners, and more to South Dakota; making Rapid City a boom town. Train travel is so relaxing and the views can not be beat. See a new view of the Black Hills surrounding Rapid City through the eyes of one of those adventurers by riding the 1880 Train! Located about 30 miles south of Rapid City, the 1880 Train celebrates the rich places, people, and history of steam powered train culture. Visitors can board the train from two locations: (0 comments)
Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City - 01/28/12 01:24 PM
Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City The Stock Show and Rodeo has come to Rapid City, bringing with it all the excitement, fun, and flare a person could want. From January 27th through February 5th, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center will host a menagerie of people, animals, events, sales, food, and more. With so much to see, you can discover something new every day you go! Stock shows were originally started so ranchers, farmers, and food companies could get together to buy or sell livestock. This tradition is still very popular today and is the business side of the Stock (0 comments)
Bear Country in Rapid City When hiking or biking through the Black Hills near Rapid City, most people would prefer not to see a bear close up. Although the Rapid City area is not a usual habitat for black bear, and certainly not grizzly bear, there are bears to be seen at Bear Country USA in Rapid City. This 250 acre enclosure is a great stop to see some of America’s most amazing wildlife close up. Bear Country USA was started in 1972 with 11 black bear, one cougar, one wolf, three buffalo, and a large bull elk. Now (2 comments)
Hockey in Rapid City Hockey season is in full swing! Rapid City’s hockey team, the Rapid City Rush, is the team to see in the area. As a newer team to the Central Hockey League, the Rush has been doing well in the last three years as they finished third in the Northwest Division in 2008, Northern Conference Champions in 2009, first at the Turner Conference and the President’s Cup Champions in 2010. With the amazing support of Rapid City hockey fans the 2011-2012 season has been exciting as well! Rush at-home games are played at the Rushmore Plaza Civic (0 comments)
Caves near Rapid City - 01/24/12 06:09 PM
Caves near Rapid City The Black Hills around Rapid City hold more than just beautiful views, great hikes, and amazing wildlife! Deep beneath the soil are a series of caves! Within those caves are amazing histories of the people who lived in and near Rapid City, wondrous creatures that live without light, and treasures too beautiful to be made by man! Visiting one of the caves near Rapid City is a great way to experience the outdoors (or underground?) while escaping the colder weather. Black Hills Caverns Located just four miles west of Rapid City, Black Hills Caverns are a series (0 comments)
Hiking in Rapid City - 01/24/12 05:32 PM
Hiking in Rapid City Don’t put your hiking and fitness plans on hold just because you can’t get out of Rapid City at moment. There are hiking spots in and around Rapid City that would be perfect for anything from a quick morning trip to a weekend adventure. Next time you need to get out of the office for an hour or two, or an out of town friend comes in for the day, check these trails out! Hansen-Larsen Memorial Park Trail Network Located near Downtown Rapid City, this 300 plus acres of hiking, biking, and running trail area is formally (0 comments)
Bicycles in Rapid City - 01/17/12 05:11 PM
Bicycles in Rapid City Before you know it the snow will melt away and warmer weather will move right in. Don’t let the commitment to your New Years fitness goals falter! Now is the perfect time for you to start getting your bicycles back in shape or to start the hunt for a new bicycle. To help you in this quest is Cranky Jeff’s Bicycle Shop located in downtown Rapid City. If you are an avid cyclist in the Rapid City area, then you may already know the folks at Cranky Jeff’s Bicycle Shop. If you are just starting to (0 comments)
Gallery Art in Rapid City - 01/16/12 03:57 PM
Gallery Art in Rapid City Walls at home or the office looking pretty bare? Time to head to Rapid City to find that perfect piece of art to liven up your world! Each Gallery in this list has something unique and beautiful to offer. Find something that fits you and support many local, Rapid City artists in the process. Art is alive and well and waiting for you! Here is a list to get you started: Apex Gallery 713 7th St, Rapid City 605.394.4101 The Apex Gallery is part of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Established in 1989, (0 comments)
Local Beer in Rapid City - 01/16/12 03:51 PM
Local Beer in Rapid City Located in the original city firehouse, Rapid City’s Firehouse Brewing Company has become a regular destination for those seeking local beer, a great atmosphere, and wonderful food. Designed with the original, Rapid City fire hall in mind, visitors are surrounded by polished brass, antique fire fighting equipment, and local photographs and signs from years gone by. The bar features over nine local beers on tap, which are made in the brewery just beyond the glass enclosure. Children and adults alike love to watch the brewmasters work! The beers themselves are made from the highest, quality ingredients; making (0 comments)
Water Park in Rapid City - 01/15/12 03:50 PM
Water Park in Rapid City Now that the middle of winter is upon us, many will start daydreaming of warmer weather and fun! Rapid City is lucky to be able to make your dream a reality with WaTiki Indoor Water Park Resort. Throw on your bathing suit, bundle up, and make your way over for a wild, water park weekend. Just outside of Rapid City proper, off of I-90, WaTiki Water Park is the perfect place to get rid of those winter blues. WaTiki Water Park features 30,000 square feet of slides, shoots, sprays, and splashes. These water park classics (0 comments)
Museums in Rapid City - 01/15/12 03:36 PM
Museums in Rapid City The history of Rapid City and the surrounding Black Hills is quite amazing. The Sioux people originally called the Black Hills “the center of the Universe”. This describes the majesty of the area around Rapid City quite well. To learn more about how the Black Hills came to be and the history of all the people that made Rapid City the center of their Universe, look no further than the Journey Museum! Located near the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, the Journey Museum is actually a combination of five different museum institutions: the Museum of Geology, the South (0 comments)
Reptile Gardens in Rapid City - 01/12/12 06:26 PM
Reptile Gardens in Rapid City Reptile Gardens in Rapid City goes beyond things that slither! Located just outside downtown Rapid City, Reptile gardens was started in 1937 by Earl Brockelsby, who loved reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Since then the amazing attraction has grown leaps and bounds, drawing visitors from all over to Rapid City, South Dakota. The expansion of the park has brought so much more to see than reptiles. The sky dome houses tropical plants, snakes, (which is the largest collection in the world), crocodiles, amphibians, and big bugs! Many plants, reptiles, and bugs in the sky dome (1 comments)
Movies in Rapid City Every year the Friends of Devereaux Library of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology present Nostalgia Films at the historic Elks Theater. These movies emanate from various eras of classic filmmaking and make for an eventful night out in downtown Rapid City. The Elks Theater is nostalgic in it’s own right. Opened in 1912, the Elks has seen Rapid City throughout all its triumphs and growing pains showing movies before they were movies! Now, as an intrical part of the downtown Rapid City experience, with help from the School of Mines and Friends of the Devereaux (0 comments)
Coffee in Rapid City - 01/11/12 08:13 PM
Coffee in Rapid City Some mornings it is the first thing on your brain. Coffee!! Coffee is a huge part of many people’s lives. It is a place to focus your thoughts in the morning, meet up with old friends, or wind-down after a lovely dinner. Rapid City has a selection of Coffee shops in the downtown area; each with their own, unique style and blends to get you properly caffeinated throughout your day. Alternative Fuel Coffee House 620 Main St, Rapid City 605.341.2202 This coffee house is located on Main Street in Rapid City. With a full-service Espresso Bar to (1 comments)
Art in Rapid City - 01/09/12 02:41 PM
Art in Rapid City For over thirty years, the Dahl Arts Center has been at the center of art in Rapid City. The Dahl Arts Center is a public facility that features an event hall, theater, visual art galleries, interactive kids gallery, and classrooms. Whether as a spectator or an up-coming artist, the Dahl Art Center is a place to discover a passion for the arts. Located in downtown Rapid City near the public library, musicians will find the perfect outlet to play and meet other local musicians every Friday night at the Lien Cultural Café. This is a new program, (0 comments)
Rapid City, SD Student Housing - 01/07/12 07:29 PM
Rapid City, SD Student Housing With a number of high school graduates looking to get into the fields of engineering and science, many are enrolling at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was founded in Rapid City and provides affordable degree programs in more than 30 different studies, including computer and engineering technology. Ranked one of the best colleges in America for 12 years, students can experience small, interactive classes that provide access to state-of-the-art technology and instructors who are held in high regard within their fields. It is no wonder students (0 comments)
Mount Rushmore National Monument near Rapid City - 01/07/12 07:17 PM
Mount Rushmore National Monument near Rapid City The iconic image of Mount Rushmore is a sight to behold. Rapid City is fortunate to play host to as many as three million tourists who journey from all over the world to see this amazing, man-made monument. Nestled into the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore is a story about the birth and growth of our country. Started in 1927, Mount Rushmore features the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. The granite of the Black Hills provided perfect sculpting material and was completed with little injuries and no reported deaths. Since then, the (1 comments)
Relocation to Rapid City, SD - 01/06/12 04:58 PM
Relocation to Rapid City, SD Rapid City, SD is known as the gateway to the black hills. These beautiful hills surround Rapid City have experienced much growth in the last few years. If you are considering relocation or are searching for new opportunities in the beauty of the west, I can help you with your relocation needs. Rapid City was originally known as “Hay Camp” after gold was discovered, due to the Custer Expedition. The miners who stayed dubbed their new town Rapid City after Rapid Creek that winds its way throughout. With the additions of Ellsworth Air Force Base, (0 comments)
Italian Food in Rapid City - 01/06/12 04:44 PM
Italian Food in Rapid City Italian food is one of those things that calls to you in the middle of the day. As far as food goes, Italian evokes a feeling of warmth, family, and comfort. If you have lived in Rapid City for any amount of time you know that when the need calls, the only place to go is Botticelli Ristorante. With a perfect location in downtown Rapid City, Botticelli Ristorante is an ideal place to go if you work or play in the area. Their lunch and dinner menus offer everything Italian; from the classics to more (1 comments)
Ice Skating in Downtown Rapid City - 01/03/12 05:25 PM
Ice Skating in Downtown Rapid City If you find yourself with a free day, there is nothing better than coming downtown to wander and shop! Rapid City has a wonderful downtown, but with the holiday season there is even more to do. Located in Main Street Square, across from Botticelli Ristorante, you can now find ice skating! Ice skating is great for everyone regardless of age, and the affordable prices and size of the downtown Rapid City ice skating rink make it perfect for the entire family. Ice Skating rentals are available if you do not have your own skates. (0 comments)
Candy in Downtown Rapid City - 01/03/12 05:20 PM
Candy in Downtown Rapid City Downtown Rapid City is experiencing a re-vitalization! Fun shops, restaurants, and boutiques are popping up all over the historic streets of downtown bringing Rapid City into the New Year with flare. One of these fun shops is Zoom Soda and Candy. Harkening back to the candy shops of yore, Zoom Soda and Candy catches the eyes of children young and old with the treats and trinkets you crave. The store stays true to the original candy shops with glass jars and vintage décor, but adds a fun, modern flare. People who find their way downtown in (0 comments)
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