There are some things everyone knows about the Great American West region – awe-inspiring geysers in Yellowstone National Park, free-roaming bison in North Dakota and the stunning colors of the South Dakota Badlands. But the communities and states in the region also have their own unique quirks, and while they’re just part of everyday life […]
One local quirk of Yellowstone National Park is the infusion of wild-grown huckleberries into everything from milkshakes to bath salts. These tart, thick-skinned berries are a favorite of grizzly bears and tourists alike, and you’ll find huckleberry treats like jelly, gummy bears and more in gift shops around the park. Writer Jayne Clark says: “Visitors […]
Hanging around the Cowboy State, you might notice the silhouette of a bucking horse and rider on our shirts, cars, license plates, Wyoming memorabilia and much more. We lovingly refer to this symbol as Steamboat. The horse on this iconic Wyoming emblem is designed after a famous bucking rodeo horse named Steamboat. Born in 1896, […]
Cosmos Mystery Area Gravity seems completely out of balance in a unique wooded spot where balls roll uphill, volunteers sit on walls and people change heights on level ground. Located 17 miles south of Rapid City on Highway 16, Cosmos is open April through October. International Vinegar Museum & Festival Hidden in the tiny town of Roslyn is the […]
Chislic The unofficial, and frankly delicious, state entrée of South Dakota is deep-fried, cubed pieces of beef or lamb. This mouthwatering appetizer is found in multiple Rapid City restaurants, but favorites include Minervas Restaurant & Bar and Dakotah Steakhouse. If you’d rather incorporate it into your main meal, try the Beef Bone Ramen from Bokujo […]
Have you ever seen a 38-foot-tall cow? How about a 26-foot-tall-buffalo? Or even a highway adorned with metal sculptures so large they seem to diminish within the sunset? If not, you more than likely have never visited North Dakota. Larger-than-life sculptures can be seen across the state in almost every corner you visit. Whether the […]
Spend an overnight behind bars at the Old Montana Prison in Deer Lodge, or play it safer with a daytime guided tour of haunted hot spots to get a glimpse as far back as 1871. Ghost tours offered May through October. Drive along the eerie shore of Quake Lake, formed by a 1959 earthquake that caused a devastating […]
Idaho is no stranger to quirkiness. From creating the ultimate comfort food combo and reimagining recreation on the river to sleeping above the tree line, Idaho is proud of its peculiarities. Finger steaks are a uniquely Idaho delicacy. You’ll find these battered, deep-fried strips of beef on menus across the Gem State. Various establishments […]
Montana has some quirks locals have become accustomed to, like casinos attached to gas stations on city corners or highway signs that say “next rest stop 97 miles” (um, I need to rest now!), but one thing we take particular pride in here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country is our micro-breweries (Montana is second in […]
A truly Midwestern meal inspired by the Nordic traditions that flow through everything we do in Fargo-Moorhead has now made it into Fargo’s local restaurant scene. The smorgasbord consist of a large selection of hot and cold items served buffet-style, and are usually found at someone’s home for a special meal to celebrate something – […]
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