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Aerial photo of construction of the National Memorial.
Aerial photo of construction of the National Memorial.
National Park Service, photographer Rise Studios
May 20, 2016

Tourism in 2016 Expected to Exceed 2015 for Black Hills

The Rapid City Journal reports 2016 could be even better for tourism in the Black Hills than 2015.  In 2015 the area celebrated the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and 50th Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup, with a combined attendance of nearly 800,000.  In 2016 the Mount Rushmore National Memorial celebrates 75 years since its completion and the National Park Services centennial celebration is under way.  The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may also see high attendance again this year from those that missed the landmark year in 2015 to avoid the crowds.

For more information about area tourism, visit our news archives or the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce website.  

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