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    Although nearby Bear Butte was an important landmark for pioneers and prospectors entering the Black Hills beginning in 1875, a permanent settlement wasn't established at Sturgis until 1878, when the U.S. Army constructed Fort Meade at the crossroads as the new home of Seventh Cavalry. As entrepreneurs moved in to supply the new military installation - particularly by building general stores, brothels and saloons - the city of Sturgis was born.

    Today, Sturgis is best-known as the home of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a global gathering of bikers that happens each year during the first full week of August. Begun in the depths of the Great Depression, the rally has grown to become one of the largest in the world, regularly attracting about 500,000 people from all over the world, several major bike manufacturers and a week of big-name concerts.

    However, the other virtues of this otherwise sleepy town are often forgotten in the shadow of the Rally. Bear Butte, which rises 1,253 feet above the surrounding prairie, continues to overlook the community. Now a state park, the distinctive mountain is excellent for hiking, and is revered as a holy site by many American Indian tribes. Although nearby Fort Meade is mostly decommissioned (a VA hospital still remains), the bulk of the post's territory is now a recreation area, with several trails crossing historical features (such as the post's former cemetery and barracks).
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    • Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
      0.53 Km from Sturgis
    • D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery
      28.98 Km from Sturgis
    • Episcopal Church of All Angels
      29.43 Km from Sturgis
      The Episcopal Church of All Angels is a historic church at 129 W. Michigan in Spearfish, South Dakota. It was built in 1895 and was added to the National Register in 1976. Before the building of the only Episcopal church in Spearfish, Episcopalian worshippers practiced in their homes. The great-granddaughter of Alexander Hamilton donated money for a church to be built as a tribute to her great-grandfather, although she never visited Spearfish. After the sandstone church as built in 1895, it was ...
    • KBFS
      39.70 Km from Sturgis
      KBFS (1450 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA, the station serves the Rapid City area. The station is currently owned by Ultimate Caps, Inc. and features programing from Dial Global, Glenn Beck, Northern Ag Network, Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and NASCAR.

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    • Rapid City

      Rapid City is perhaps best-known for Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which is just a few minutes outside the city. The four granite faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were begun in 1927 and completed in 1941. The presidential tribute, combined with the natural beauty of the surrounding Black Hills and the outdoor recreation it supports, has helped to make Rapid City a vacation destination.

      It is the biggest city located in Western South Dakota. You can find lodging options such as for family and private mountain small houses with a huge variety. Also, there are restaurants which run the gamut from national franchises to local eateries. There are a number of ethnic dining venues, which include Japanese, East Asian and Mediterranean, and many restaurants specialize in local fare, including buffalo burgers and roast pheasant. The northern shopping district is anchored by a mall and big box stores, while historic downtown is marked by boutiques and art galleries.

      There also are a number of free or low-cost family activities around town, from museums and gold-rush-era historic sites to a fantasy theme park and animal safaris. Interstate 90 runs through the city, and many visitors use it to link Rapid City with a vacation to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks to the west. You can get straight flights from the Regional airport of the Rapid City to the locations such as Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Chicago.

      Rapid City, SD, USA

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    Graphic showing average weather in Sturgis in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan -8.6 45 16.5 17.7
    Feb -7.7 36 18.1 14.2
    Mar -3.9 57 25 22.4
    Apr 2.3 71 36.1 28
    May 7.6 85 45.7 33.5
    Jun 13.3 97 55.9 38.2
    Jul 17.1 73 62.8 28.7
    Aug 16.2 55 61.2 21.7
    Sep 10.9 41 51.6 16.1
    Oct 4.6 34 40.3 13.4
    Nov -2.2 37 28 14.6
    Dec -6.9 37 19.6 14.6

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