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 […]

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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