National Park Service at 100: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Four great American presidents look out over the South Dakota landscape at Mount Rushmore. Their view is as amazing as the view they provide the millions of people who visit the national monument annually. Mount Rushmore is located near Keystone, in the beautiful Black Hills region of western South Dakota. The tree-lined hills are called […]

National Park Service at 100: Badlands National Park, South Dakota

For a place called the Badlands, visitors can find this national park a beautiful place to visit. As you look at the jagged edges and rock formations, you’d swear you’re on another planet instead of southwestern South Dakota. The Badlands National Park offers visitors a variety of options in visiting the area. You can drive, […]

Presidents Day: Midwesterners who served in the White House

About a third of American Presidents (15 of 44) have Midwestern roots. Can you name them? Only kidding. The quiz comes at the end of the post. We’ve visited seven locations related to our presidents, with six of them belonging to the Midwest. In addition, Rapid City, SD, is home to Mount Rushmore, honoring four […]

National Park Service offers free admission dates as part of its centennial in 2016

  The National Park Service turns 1oo years old in 2016. Do you know what the very first national park was? Yellowstone National Park was deemed a national park in 1872 by President US Grant. Other parks and monuments followed, but the National Park Service didn’t come together as an organization until 1916, when President […]

Millie Mouse’s great adventures

BY Millie Mouse First, I have to thank Bill Denney of Little Bill’s cheese emporium in Kansas City (MO) for letting me travel with The Walking Tourists this year. I had a blast! Lisa and Tim took me with the on their trip around the world. At least, it felt like that to me. I’ve […]

South Dakota’s Badlands National Park offers amazing views

For a place called the Badlands, visitors can find this national park a beautiful place to visit. As you look at the jagged edges and rock formations, you’d swear you’re on another planet instead of southwestern South Dakota. The Badlands National Park offers visitors a variety of options in visiting the area. You can drive, […]

Crazy Horse: Carving out world’s largest memorial in South Dakota

Crazy Horse has long been considered the spiritual leader of the Lakota Sioux (most all Sioux, to be honest). He was among the warriors leading about 2,000 Native Americans to victory at the Battle of Little Bighorn in southeast Montana. Today, his eyes look over the Black Hills in southwest South Dakota. The Crazy Horse […]

Mount Rushmore should always be on a must-see list when visiting Rapid City

Four great American presidents look out over the South Dakota landscape at Mount Rushmore. Their view is as amazing as the view they provide the millions of people who visit the national monument annually. Mount Rushmore is located near Keystone, in the beautiful Black Hills region of western South Dakota. The tree-lined hills are called […]

Rapid City Presidents walk a look at American history

Four presidents are probably the best known faces of Rapid City – Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln. The four faces make up Mount Rushmore. But, the city has added to the presidents’ popularity. Rapid City’s downtown is home to the “City of Presidents” sculpture walk. The self-guided tour has a statue of each person […]

A ‘Comfortable’ stay and fun checking out downtown Rapid City

Lisa and I first visited South Dakota’s Black Hills together in the late 1990s. We thought it was about time for a follow-up visit. Since we were going to be in the area, it made sense to include Rapid City and the area as part of our northern plains trip. We had about a day […]

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