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Crazy Horse Memorial: Legends in Light Laser Show

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May 26 - Oct 1, 2017

2017 Laser Light Show Public Schedule2017 Date Show Start TimeMay 26 - June 8  ...       9:30June 9 - July 20 ...        10:00July 21 - Aug 10 ...        9:30Aug 11 - Aug 17 ...        9:00Aug 18 - Sept 14 ...       8:30Sept 15 - Sept 21 ...      8:00Sept 22 - Oct 1 ...          7:30The show is produced with:15-watt lasers that are the biggest used in the laser-show industry8,800 watts of stereo sound that is heard in the parking lots and throughout the visitor complex25 2,000-watt fixtures lighting up the mountainThree of the world's largest slide projectors.

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Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony

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May 26 - Sep 30, 2017

The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning the Friday before Memorial Day to September 30th each year. 
October 2, 2016 - May 25, 2017 ... No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.May 26 - August 12, 2017 ... Nightly at 9:00 p.m.August 13 - September 30, 2017 ... Nightly at 8:00 p.m.October 1 - May 24, 2018 ... No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.May 25 - August 11, 2018 ... Nightly at 9:00 p.m.August 12 - September 30, 2018 ... Nightly at 8:00 p.m.All times are Mountain Time.

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Mammoth Site: Jr Paleontology/Advanced

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Jun 1 - Aug 15, 2017

Jr. Paleontology Program. This educational simulated excavation for “Junior Paleontologists” ages 4-12 is held 7 days a week at the Mammoth Site from June 1st through August 15th. Sessions are 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm daily June and July. 11am only August 1-15th.Advanced Paleontology Program. Based upon and expanded from our Jr. Paleontologist program, participants 10 and over will be taught proper excavation techniques and bone identification within a mock bonebed environment with replicas made from discoveries within the actual bonebed.  They will also learn how to map and jacket a bone. This class will be offered at 4pm daily; June 1st – July 31st.  Daily at 2:00 pm August 1st – August 15th.

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1880 Train: Old West Shootout Rides

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Jul 6 - 27, 2017, Every Week

Experience an old west shootout aboard the train on the dates listed. The shootout begins at the Hill City Station where a few of the bad guys board the train and hide their treasure. The train is stopped by cowboys and “held up” halfway between Keystone and Hill City. It's a good thing the sheriff is in town!To experience the shootout, you must ride the Hill City to Keystone departure.

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Southern Hills Community Theater: HMS Pinafore

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Jul 20 - 22, 2017

Southern Hills Community Theater: HMS Pinafore

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Gold Discovery Days

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Jul 21 - 23, 2017

In 1874, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer led the troops of the 7th Cavalry into the Black Hills and discovered gold near present day Custer. Custer and his men found wealth beyond gold in the bounty and the beauty of the Black Hills. To celebrate this event, the town of Custer has the annual Gold Discovery Days celebration.Come celebrate during the Annual Gold Discovery Days in Custer!  This annual celebration has it all – Arts & Crafts Fair in the park, bed races, volleyball tournaments, quilt show, archery shoot, 5K Fun Run/Walk, hot air balloon rally, stick horse rodeo, and the largest parade in the Black Hills!

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Black Hills Playhouse: Grease

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Jul 21 - Aug 6, 2017

Book, music & lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey

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Custer State Park: Nature Day Camp

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Jul 26, 2017

Nature Day CampTrack Detectives (ages 7-12)9:30 a.m. - noonGame Lodge Campground Playground Area

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Southern Hills Golf: 3-Person Scramble

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Aug 3, 2017

3-Person Scramble, 9 am Shotgun Start

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77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Aug 4 - 13, 2017

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota usually during the first full week of August. It began in 1938 and was originally held for stunts and races, but has evolved into being a meeting for motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. It brings significant income to the citizens of Sturgis, a town of only 6,627 people. It is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.

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Evans Plunge Rally Week

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Aug 5 - 13, 2017

1/2 price admission from 4 PM to close all week - Rally week.
Free showers for bikers.

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Evans Plunge: Summer Splash Party and Dive for Dimes

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Aug 5, 2017

Outdoor late-night pool party

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Sturgis Supermoto

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Aug 11, 2017

Sturgis Main Street

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Black Hills Playhouse: Unnecessary Farce

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Aug 11 - 20, 2017

By Paul Slade Smith

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Southern Hills Golf: Boys High School Golf Invitational

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Aug 15, 2017

Southern Hills Golf: Boys High School Golf Invitational, All Day

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Custer State Park: Nature Day Camp

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Aug 16, 2017

Nature Day CampAll About Buffalo (ages 7-12) - 9:30 a.m. - noon Game Lodge Campground Playground Area

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Lean Horse 100 Ultra - Marathon

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Aug 18 - 19, 2017

Custer

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1880 Train: 60th Anniversary Celebration & Locals & Military

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Aug 18, 2017

60th Anniversary Celebration & Locals & Military Appreciation Join us to celebrate our 60th Anniversary of operation! Treats will be served and FREE rides will be given on all departures to locals (SD and WY) and active military. Advanced reservations required. Make your reservations by calling our office at 605.574.2222Reservations cannot be made online for this event.

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Jewel Cave: Fee Free Days

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Aug 25, 2017

The National Park Service will offer free entrance days in 2017.In an effort to encourage public awareness of our nation's rich natural and cultural history, these special dates are an entrance fee free day for many sites within the National Park Service. Jewel Cave National Monument is extending an invitation to the general public to experience guided cave tours free of charge on a few of these special fee-free days in 2017. At Jewel Cave, all regularly scheduled Discovery Talks and Scenic Tours (and Historic Lantern Tours on August 25) will be offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be taken for cave tours on these dates.August 25 / National Park Service Birthday

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Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Aug 26 - 27, 2017

The second annual Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival dates have been set for August 26th and 27th, 2017. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-river-hot-air-balloon-festival-tickets-33473832133

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Korczak Day

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Sep 6, 2017

Crazy Horse & Korczak Night BlastThe second traditional night blast of the year is on September 6th. The blast honors the dual anniversaries of the 1877 death of Crazy Horse and of the 1908 birth of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski.

The public is welcome at the night blasts. After 5:00 p.m. on September 6th the Memorial gratefully accepts three cans of food per person for the KOTA Care and Share Food Drive in lieu of the regular admission fee. Because the night blasts are among the Memorial's most popular events, the public is advised to arrive early. The restaurant at Crazy Horse closes at 4pm on the evenings of the night blasts but the Snack Shop remains open.

Important note: Night blasts are conducted on a “weather permitting” basis.

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1880 Train: Rails & Ales

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Sep 9, 2017

If you enjoy good, local beer and the beauty of the Black Hills as only seen on a historic steam engine, you will love our newest event, Rails & Ales! Enjoy live music and beer tasting during the social hour, then board the train where you will enjoy a unique ride on a steam engine while sipping craft beer paired with local fare.

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Southern Hills Golf: Elks Golf Tournament

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Sep 9, 2017

Elks Golf Tournament, All Day

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Nine Eleven Grand Stair Challenge!

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Sep 11, 2017

NINE ELEVEN GRAND STAIR CHALLENGE!AND OF LIGHT & FRIGHT! (DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED!)Light & Fright 5K & Monster Miler, October, usually the Saturday before Halloween: benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs!STARS, STRIPES & STEPSSubscribe for Updates!??courage • honor • strength.When we are strong individuals, our country is strengthened. When we are honorable, we demand honor from our leaders. When we are courageous, we bring courage to the nation.MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:46 a.m.Same time every year, always on 9/11: benefiting ChallengeHS!

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1880 Train: Wine Express

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Sep 16, 2017

There is no better way to enjoy fall in the Black Hills than riding an authentic steam engine while sipping local wines paired with tasty food courses! Live entertainment in station will be provided by local western musician, Brent Morris. The Wine Express is a truly unique experience that is one of our most popular events, so do not wait to purchase your tickets!

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Southern Hills Golf: Cross Country Tournament

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Sep 19, 2017

Southern Hills Golf: Cross Country Tournament (Front 9), All Day

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Badger Clark Cowboy Music & Poetry Festival

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Sep 22 - 23, 2017

5 PM - 12 AM
Hot Springs

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Climb Hot Springs Outdoor Stair Climb

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Sep 23, 2017

CLIMB HOT SPRINGS- a unique, walker friendly outdoor stair-climb race, in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

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1880 Train: Oktoberfest Express

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Sep 23, 2017

Celebrate Oktoberfest on board the 1880 Train!Wilkommen to our German inspired event that brings together our favorite German foods, tasty seasonal beer and of course live polka music! When you combine all of this together with a scenic steam train ride through the Black Hills, you have the perfect outing for a group of friends, family and more.

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Buffalo Roundup & Arts Festival (Roundup 9/29/17)

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Sep 28 - 30, 2017

Feel the thunder and join the herd at the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup. Watch cowboys and cowgirls as they roundup and drive the herd of approximately 1,300 buffalo (number of animals vary depending on rangeland conditions). Not only is the roundup a spectacular sight to see, it is also a critical management tool in maintaining a strong and healthy herd. For an event schedule and detailed event information, view http://gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/directory/custer/events/buffalo-roundup/de....

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Jewel Cave: Fee Free Days

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Sep 30, 2017

The National Park Service will offer free entrance days in 2017.In an effort to encourage public awareness of our nation's rich natural and cultural history, these special dates are an entrance fee free day for many sites within the National Park Service. Jewel Cave National Monument is extending an invitation to the general public to experience guided cave tours free of charge on a few of these special fee-free days in 2017. At Jewel Cave, all regularly scheduled Discovery Talks and Scenic Tours (and Historic Lantern Tours on August 25) will be offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be taken for cave tours on these dates.

September 30 / National Public Lands Day

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Crazy Horse Memorial: 5th Annual Fall Volksmarch

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Oct 1, 2017

This autumn hike on Sunday, October 1 is held the same weekend as the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up. It is the public's second chance of the year to walk up the world's largest mountain carving in progress.

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Native American Day

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Oct 9, 2017

The Native Americans' Day celebration at Crazy Horse each year includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient's school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students. The holiday's program also includes a free public program featuring Native American singers and dancers. Programs and displays featuring artists, storytellers and hands-on activities for children are offered in the visitor complex. A free buffalo stew lunch is available for all visitors.

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Southern Hills Community Theater: Just Desserts

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Oct 20 - 22, 2017

Southern Hills Community Theater Presents "Just Desserts" Dinner Theater

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Custer State Park: Halloween Night Hike

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Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Halloween Night Hike - 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center

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Jewel Cave: Fee Free Days

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Nov 11 - 12, 2017

The National Park Service will offer free entrance days in 2017.In an effort to encourage public awareness of our nation's rich natural and cultural history, these special dates are an entrance fee free day for many sites within the National Park Service. Jewel Cave National Monument is extending an invitation to the general public to experience guided cave tours free of charge on a few of these special fee-free days in 2017. At Jewel Cave, all regularly scheduled Discovery Talks and Scenic Tours (and Historic Lantern Tours on August 25) will be offered free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations will be taken for cave tours on these dates.

November 11-12 / Veteran's Day Weekend

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Custer State Park: 52nd Annual Buffalo Auction

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Nov 18, 2017

Custer State Park: 52nd Annual Buffalo Auction

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1880 Train: Holiday Express

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Nov 24 - 25, 2017

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes: Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small gift for each child and a visit with Santa.

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Christmas in the Hills

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Dec 1 - 3, 2017

Christmas in the Hills

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Custer State Park: Festival of Trees Event

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Dec 1, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

Custer State Park: Festival of Trees Event

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1880 Train: Holiday Express

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Dec 2 - 23, 2017, Every Week

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes: Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small gift for each child and a visit with Santa.

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1880 Train: Holiday Express

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Dec 17, 2017

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes: Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small gift for each child and a visit with Santa.

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1880 Train: Holiday Express

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Dec 22, 2017

Experience the magic as you take a journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train. Each ticket includes: Train ride, Hot Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, a Small gift for each child and a visit with Santa.

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