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How the Buffalo Were Saved

Have you ever wondered how the buffalo were saved?   Like most such tales, it is actually more than one story, which I’ll get to shortly. Much better known is how they were nearly exterminated, and – alas – far more depressing.   As I have cited in more than one Trail… read more >

ABA’s Top 100 Events

The annual announcement of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (ABA) is eagerly awaited each fall by the group travel industry. The selection process is rigorous and takes a humongous committee a full year to weigh the merits of the nominations, wrangle over their… read more >

Buffalo Roundup Sells Out Seven Months Before Departure

You’ve heard me extol the virtues of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP) in this space before. But I simply can’t overstate the importance of this new business model to the travel industry and the end user alike. When a program sells out two years in a row because of the participation… read more >

Buffalo Roundup an Old West Tradition

Ever since park rangers started rounding up some 1,200 head of buffalo each fall for the annual branding, sorting and vaccinating of the herd, visitors have been fascinated by this Old West tradition. In 2008 over 11,000 people witnessed this one-of-a-kind event in western South Dakota, and the festivities grow… read more >

American Adds Direct Flights between Rapid City and Dallas

Direct flights between Rapid City and Dallas begin April 6 and increase options for vacationers coming to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

1880 Train Named “Unforgettable Day Trip” by Parade Magazine

The Black Hills Central’s 1880 Train is featured in the exclusive short list of day trips in Parade Magazine’s March 28 article entitled “America’s Greatest Train Rides”.  This outstanding experience is yours to experience when you participate in Shebby Lee Tours’ Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Sept. 25-30.  This increasingly popular Old West… read more >

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