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Another fun night of local Bluegrass Jamming at the Custer Beacon. Local hillbillies get together once again for a little down home bluegrass jamming.
Video courtesy of banjo picker Sam Boettcher. (Chrome dome on the left.)

The Mountain Music Show in Custer, SD is no more, but there's a great bunch of Bluegrass musicians that get together and Jam at the Beacon.

The Custer Beacon provides the Southern Black Hills with a space to eat, drink, play, and be together.

The Custer Beacon is a scratch-kitchen restaurant, craft beer and wine bar, dynamic gathering space and premier live music venue.

On Wednesday nights a group of Bluegrass Jammers get together at the Beacon in Custer, SD. They play for a couple hours and have a great time sharing the many talents of these musicians! Last Wednesday was a small group of 7 but they have had over 15 before. Fiddles, Mandolins, Guitars, Harmonicas, Bass, Spoons and Banjos.

Upcoming events: https://custerbeacon.com/home

Address: 351 Washington St, Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-3800

Get lost in the natural rock labyrinth of Steamboat Rock in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Rock Maze of the Black Hills can sometimes be an otherworldly, if not eerie experience.

Steamboat Rock Picnic Area is just one of the 26 picnic areas found throughout the Black Hills National Forest. It is a great place to spend an afternoon, enjoy a picnic along Box Elder Creek and then cross the road and explore the natural rock maze.

This is a day use area and requires a small payment per day. The Steamboat Rock area has 21 different picnic sites, plus there are restrooms (well you know, vault toilets) Find yourself a nice picnic table next to Box Elder Creek and let the rest of the world melt away.

Just across the road from the day use area, you will find a bunch of rocks know as the rock maze.

This is a fun area to climb around and explore. The rock are cracked in several places creating a maze effect or natural rock corridors.

You can find the recreation site on Nemo Road, roughly about four miles southeast of Nemo. Watch for the sign.

Breathtaking natural beauty from a birds' eye view in the central Black Hills of South Dakota.

Black Elk Peak is the highest natural point in South Dakota, United States. It lies in the Black Elk Wilderness area, in southern Pennington County, in the Black Hills National Forest. The peak lies 3.7 mi west-southwest of Mount Rushmore, but to get there you have a few miles ahead of you.

For centuries, this peak has been the site of visions and majesty.

At 7,242 feet, Black Elk Peak isn’t just South Dakota’s highest point. It’s also the highest elevation between the Rocky Mountains in the western United States and the Pyrenees Mountains in France. Surrounded by the beautiful Black Elk Wilderness in Custer State Park, Black Elk Peak is one of the most popular sites in the state. Hikers of all ages make their ascent to take in a view that seems to extend forever and includes gorgeous views of South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and North Dakota.

The best trailhead with secure, ample parking is located at Sylvan Lake inside of Custer State Park. User fees apply.

For a beautiful still photo essay and information on how to get there, simply click on the link below:

https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/trip-ideas/photo-essay/black-elk-peak

The Mountain Music Show in Custer, SD is no more, but there's a great bunch of Bluegrass musicians that get together and Jam at the Beacon.

The Custer Beacon provides the Southern Black Hills with a space to eat, drink, play, and be together.

The Custer Beacon is a scratch-kitchen restaurant, craft beer and wine bar, dynamic gathering space and premier live music venue.

On Wednesday nights a group of Bluegrass Jammers get together at the Beacon in Custer, SD. They play for a couple hours and have a great time sharing the many talents of these musicians! Last Wednesday was a small group of 7 but they have had over 15 before. Fiddles, Mandolins, Guitars, Harmonicas, Bass, Spoons and Banjos.

Upcoming events: https://custerbeacon.com/home

Address: 351 Washington St, Custer, SD 57730
(605) 673-3800

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The Black Hills & Badlands of South Dakota: One of the Last Best Places on Earth
From the four faces carved high on Mount Rushmore and the Cathedral Spires of Custer State Park to the wondrous caverns of Wind Cave, from the otherworldly Badlands in the east to Devils Tower in the west – the Black Hills are home to many truly monumental places.

But that’s only some of what you’ll find here. With over five million acres of forest and mountain lands – an oasis in a sea of prairie – in the Black Hills you’ll also find rich western history, abundant natural beauty and meaningful adventure.

We intend to showcase as many things as possible as to why we love this place.
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