It's that time of the year again for the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo! This year marks the 60th annual event. Next to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo is the second largest event in South Dakota each year! From January 26 - February 4, 2018, cowboys and ranchers come to compete in 10 different cattle shows, ranch rodeos and 14 different horse events. This is a family friendly event at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and such a fun time!
In heart of Downtown Rapid City is Main Street Square, an open civic space that is for the enjoyment of area residents and tourists to the Black Hills. It is a fun-filled public space that features special events, arts and culture, live concerts, seasonal ice skating and interactive fountains. Surrounding the space is boutiques, eateries and galleries.
Being one of only two national parks in South Dakota, the Badlands draw people from all over the world to view its beauty. The national park protects 244,000 acres and is home to bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs and black-footed ferrets. There is a bounty of mixed-grass prairie and my favorite part about the park is that it looks totally different during different times of the year! View my post from May of 2017 to see what I mean.
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