The reopening of the Dakota Territorial Museum has been Crystal Nelson's baby for the past decade. Since 2008, the executive director and curator of the historic children's museum has worked alongside the Mead Building Committee and the Yankton County Historical Society - planning,...
“I love ghost stories, ghost movies, ghost hunting TV shows, and the concept of ghosts,” he continued, “but what I don’t like is how it makes my research and people’s experiences seem easily debunkable, or even hokey. There is...
Domico Rodriguez has never seen a ghost. And for someone in his position, that’s actually surprising. “It’s just not really my thing,” said Rodriguez, who serves as the general manager of the historic—and supposedly haunted—Hotel Alex Johnson in downtown Rapid City. It...
Step back into 1885 in the historic home of South Dakota’s first governor, Arthur Calvin Mellette, and former first lady, Margaret Wylie Mellette, on Prospect Hill in Watertown. The couple, who had four boys, built the Italianate-style home when...
Rose Speirs says she’s been spoken to by a spirit. Each October since 2012, the communications director for the historic Adams House in Deadwood has helped give paranormal tours of the Queen Anne-style home for guests looking to experience something...
The Sioux Falls Skyforce is the longest running minor league basketball team in the United States, and this upcoming season marks its 30th anniversary. There are a lot of teams at this level that have folded or moved, but...
A piece of history makes its way between Hill City and Keystone. From May to December, the 1880 Train offers a scenic ride through the black hills for families and steam engine enthusiasts alike. “It’s really an opportunity to step...
While it’s quiet off-season, the town of Keystone is bustling with thousands of daily visitors Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hike the trails, zip line at Rushmore Tramway Adventure, taste wine at Grapes & Grinds, choose from a variety...

A Toast to Heritage

Searching for the perfect gift to get that favorite co-worker or wine enthusiast in your life? South Dakota Wine: A Fruitful History, by co-authors Denise DePaolo and Kara Sweet, captures the essence of the state’s wine industry and the...

SD Haunted Tours

With chilly temperatures, falling leaves, and whistling winds comes an extra bite in the air this time of year. Stories of the paranormal and the supernatural take center stage as October encourages us to dive into some of history’s...

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