Tag Archives: South Dakota

Deadwood, Sturgis, Sundance

We checked out several towns yesterday starting with Deadwood, SD. This city is named for the dead trees around it which, unfortunately, has resulted in a town which was highly combustible. The entire town has burned several times. Nonetheless, Deadwood … Continue reading

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Crazy Horse and Caves

Today we went to the nearby Crazy Horse Memorial where the mountain is a sculptural work in progress. The size is impressive but progress has been slow for the last couple decades. it was begun in 1948 and looks to … Continue reading

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Rushmore

We left our campsite yesterday morning at 8am (setting a new record). The drive through the Black Hills National Forest was beautiful and we took the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway on 16A to arrive at a great vantage point … Continue reading

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Badlands National Park

Neither of us have ever seen anything like the Badlands National Park in person. The name makes perfect sense. I think about those first travelers happily crossing South Dakota. Everything is cool as they head west across green, fertile grassland. … Continue reading

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Progressing West

Traveling I-90 west through South Dakota is an exercise in monotony. The road is arrow straight and flat for hundreds of miles. However, today we crossed over the Missouri River and were instantly struck by the beauty of the land. … Continue reading

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Mitchell, South Dakota

There may be something sweet about our east coast blood, because the mosquitoes are loving us! Today we walked around Michell, South Dakota. Their biggest tourist attraction is definitely the Corn Palace. The exterior murals are replaced yearly with a … Continue reading

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