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The Air and Space Museum near Rapid City at Ellsworth AFB

There is a great Air and Space Museum near Rapid City and it is free.  My family and I were really impressed by the number and quality of displays and information.  The museum is located outside the front gate of Ellsworth Air Force Base.

There are more than thirty vintage aircraft.  Everything for helicopters to a B-1 Bomber. There is plenty to see inside the building too.  The kids can even climb into a cockpit.

June 1st to Labor day the museum is open 7  days a week 8:30am to 6pm.  There are even base tours available for a small charge.  Visit the website for off season hours and more information.

How to find the Air Museum

It is only about 7 miles from Rapid City.  Just take exit 67B if east bound, exit 67 if west bound off of Interstate 90.  Turn north and follow the signs

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Deadwood South Dakota historic cemetery

Deadwood’s other historic cemetery may be lesser know, but is still worth a visit for history buffs.  St. Ambrose Cemetery is located on Burnham Hill in Deadwood.

The cemetery was established in the early 1880’s as the cemetery serving the Catholic parish.  It was transferred to the city in 2003.  There have be numerous improvements and restoration efforts in recent years.

The angel in the picture watches over the grave of Oscar Stanley Rewman.  He died July 6th 1891 at the age of two.

It is pretty easy to find.  I usually park in the lot at the lower end of Main Street.  Cross the four lane street and walk up Burnham Ave, hang a left on Pleasant Street until get to the gate.

If you are looking to checkout more history in the Deadwood area consider visiting Mount Moriah, Friendship Tower, Preacher Smith Monument, Seth and Martha Bullock’s grave and the museums in Deadwood.

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2016 Sturgis Rally Concerts

Every August the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming are filled with motorcycle enthusiasts for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.  Not only is there great riding, but there are some really great concerts – big names – to entertain all the rally goers.

Officially the 76th Sturgis Rally and Races are August 8th through the 14th 2016.  However, the fun begins even before that.

Friday August 5th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm Jimmie Bratcher

– 8:30pm Drake White and The Big Fire

– 10:30pm Willie Nelson

Iron Horse Saloon 

– 1pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

– 3:30pm Fryed Brothers

– 6pm Jasmine Cane

– 8pm Autograph

– 9pm Mick Klein

– 10:30pm Finger Eleven

Glencoe – 9pm Moon Sugar

Full Throttle Saloon – Sevendust and Crobot

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Dirty Word (inside)

– 11pm Judd Hoos (inside)

– 8:30pm Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (outside)

– 11pm Dustin Evans and the Good Times (outside)


Saturday August 6th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm Midnight Mob

– 8:30pm Tribute to Metallica

– 10:30pm 3 Doors Down

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Fryed Brothers

– 3:30pm David Allan Coe

– 6pm Kat Perkins

– 7pm Mick Klein

– 8pm Drowning Pool

– 9pm Cold Hard Cash Show

– 10:30pm Hellyeah

Glencoe – 7pm Jasmine Cain

Full Throttle Saloon – Molly Hatchet

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Judd Hoos

– 11pm Dirty Word

– 8:30pm Tripwire (outside)

–  11pm Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers band (outside)

 

Sunday August 7th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm Tim Montana & The Shredneck

– 8:30pm Leon Russell

– 10:30pm Kid Rock

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Fryed Brothers

– 3:30pm David Allan Coe

– 6pm Kat Perkins

– 7pm Mick Klein

– 8pm Clare Dunn

– 9pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

– 10:30pm Jarrod Niemann

Full Throttle Saloon – Brian Howe

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Dirty Word (inside)

– 11pm Judd Hoos (inside)

– 5pm Tripwire (outside)

– 8:30pm Nathan Dean and the Damn Band (outside)

– 11pm chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (outside)

Monday August 8th 2016

Buffalo Chips

– 7pm Mothership

– 8:30pm Elle King

– 10:30pm Lynyrd Skynyrd

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Fryed Brothers

– 3:30pm David Allan Coe

– 6pm Kat Perkins

– 7pm Mick Klein

– 8pm Badlands House Band

– 9pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

– 10:30pm Hairball

Glencoe – 7pm Jasmine Cain

Full Throttle Saloon – Foghat

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Judd Hoos

– 11pm Lights Out with DJ Oakley Tye

– 5pm Tripwire (outside)

– 8:30pm Nathan Dean and the Damn Band (outside)

– 11pm Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (outside)

Tuesday August 9th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm  The Grizzled Mighty

– 8:30pm Texas Hippie Coalittion

– 10:30pm Cheap Trick

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Fryed Brothers

– 3:30pm David Allan Coe

– 6pm Hell’s Belles

– 7pm Eric Reitan

– 8pm Scott Stapp

– 9pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

– 10:30 Hairball

– 11pm Blind Joe

Glencoe – 4pm Darci Carlson – 7pm Jasmine Cain – 10pm Moonshine Bandits

Full Throttle – Ted Nugent

Loud American Roadhouse – 8:30pm Dirty Word – 11pm Lights Out with DJ Oakley Tye

Wednesday August 10th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm Low Volts

– 8:30pm Reverend Horton Heat

– 10:30pm Five Finger Death Punch

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Blind Joe

– 3:30pm Chris Hawkey

– 6pm Hell’s Belles

– 8pm Loverboy

– 9pm Eric Reitan

– 10:30 Hairball

– 11pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

Glencoe – 7pm Chris Janson – 8pm Snake Oil – 10pm Moonshine Bandits

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Judd Hoos

– 11pm Lights Out with DJ Oakley Tye

– 5pm 35th and Taylor (outside)

– 8:30pm Chancy Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (outside)

– 11pm 32 Below (outside)

Thursday August 11th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm Stolen Rhodes

– 8:30pm RATT

– 10:30pm Miranda Lambert

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Blind Joe

– 3:30pm Whiskeymouth

– 6pm Hell’s Belles

– 8pm Chris Hawkey

– 9pm Eric Reitan

– 10:30pm Sawyer Brown

– 11pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

Glencoe – 8pm Snake Oil

Full Throttle Saloon – Jackyl Night

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Dirty Word

– 11pm Judd Hoos

– 8:30pm Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (outside)

– 11pm 32 Below (outside)

Friday August 12th 2016

Buffalo Chip

– 7pm Sweet Cyanide

– 8:30pm Pop Evil

– 10:30pm Buckcherry

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Whiskeymouth

– 3:30pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

– 6pm Sunflower Dead

– 8pm Shaman’s Harvest

– 9pm Eric Reitan

– 9:30pm Nonpoint

– 10:30pm In This Moment

– 11pm Blind Joe

Glencoe – 8pm Snake Oil

Full Throttle Saloon – Black Label Society

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Judd Hoos

– 11pm Dirty Word

– 8:30pm Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band (outside)

– 11pm 32 Below (outside)


Saturday August 13th 2016

Buffalo Chips

– 8:30pm The Reformed Whores

– 10pm Weird Al Yankovic

Iron Horse Saloon

– 1pm Whiskeymouth

– 3:30pm The Cold Hard Cash Show

– 6pm Bobaflex

– 8pm The LACS

– 9pm Eric Reitan

– 10:30pm Yelawolf

– 11pm Blind Joe

Full Throttle Saloon – Zakk Wylde Book of Shadows II

Loud American Roadhouse

– 8:30pm Dirty Word

– 11pm Judd Hoos

– 8:30pm Lexi Larsen (outside)

– 11pm Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band (outside)

For Completed Details and to verify date and time Visit the Official Rally Website, Buffalo Chip’s website, Full Throttle Saloon website Iron Horse Saloon and Glencoe Camp Resort Website.

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