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Spearfish Offers a Surprising Array of Shopping Choices

As a “micropolitan” community, Spearfish offers big city shopping and services in a small town environment, boasting over 40 unique specialty shops. Shopkeepers in Spearfish are well known for going the extra mile with friendly, personal service. Browse through...

Hospitality, Variety Abounds with Lodging and Dining

Options exist for lodging Spearfish and the surrounding Black Hills area offer many beautiful lodging options for your visit. Whether you are looking for the coziness of a bed and breakfast or the privacy of a vacation home or cabin, a hotel in town, or a place to...

Serving the Community through Worship and Services

A community known for reaching out to its neighbors, Spearfish is spiritually and socially active. Spearfish is home to over 30 different houses of worship that represent most major denominations and include numerous independent congregations, each working toward the...

Natural Beauty and Unique Scenery Highlight Spearfish Area

SPEARFISH CANYON Spearfish Canyon has a beauty unique to each season. Fall dazzles with great colors when the aspen and birch turn golden yellow and the oak and sumac flame shades of red. The Canyon is equally awe-inspiring in winter when heavy wet snow piles up on...

The Black Hills: Your Backyard Playground

From hiking, biking and climbing to skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, the Black Hills National Forest offers recreational activities for all ages, stages and interests. “We are lucky enough that we can go skiing, ice climbing and biking all in one day living in...

Progressive Community Exceeds your Expectations

When Tony Schavone moved to Spearfish with his wife Alyce in 1957, to teach at Black Hills State University, there were only three paved roads – Highway 16 (Colorado Boulevard/North Main) passing through town, Jackson Boulevard to University Street, and University...

Main Street Project Helped Downtown Strive

Streetlights, people, flowers and traffic; these are all in abundance in downtown Spearfish. Day or night, Main Street is a bustling place. “The Main Street Project really helped encourage business owners to come and fill any void we had,” said Downtown Business...

Shaping History

Prior to the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876, the Dakota Territory area, now known as Spearfish, was used by Native Americans (primarily bands of Sioux but others also ranged through the area) who would spear fish in the creek, hence the name of the creek and...

Spearfish Arts and Attractions

A vibrant arts and cultural community, Spearfish is home to many artisans. From world renown to local talents, there are sculptors, potters, woodworkers, painters, photographers, jewelers, singers, song-writers, actors and dancers, all working to make Spearfish a hub...

Health and Wellness in Spearfish

Plenty of lifestyle choices promote As lives grow busier, the need to make time for exercise, eating right and spending time with family and friends becomes more important. The Spearfish area is home to an eclectic blend of choices for a healthy lifestyle. It’s been...

Education Options Span Lifetime

From preschool to primary and secondary to higher to continuing education Quality Education is a corner stone of the Spearfish community. Since the settling of the town, citizens have placed high emphasis on education, as witnessed by the founding of the Black Hills...

Dining in Spearfish

When Bonnie and Bob Dardis opened the McDonald’s on North Avenue in Spearfish in August 1981, they were a little nervous. “They knew it was a small town for a McDonald’s,” explained their son, Calvin Dardis. “My dad kept his job as a milkman for Brown & Swiss for...

Town, Park, Creek and Canyon

Recently National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine selected Spearfish as one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Live and Play” and also one of only eight cities selected as a “Hot Spot” in America. Spearfish takes pride in its extensive and progressive parks and recreation...

Economic Growth of Spearfish

People live in Spearfish for its quality of life, diverse economy, good transportation system, comprehensive health care offerings, and strong educational system, including the university presence. “We have the beauty of the Black Hills as a background, as well,” said...

Spearfish Serves as Health Care Hub

Spearfish’s geographic location has served the community well – and not just for tourism. For folks living in western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, quite often Spearfish is the closest option for health care, according to Larry Vietz,...
  • Congratulations! Well deserved.

    SPEARFISH — Generally, the members of the Spearfish Veterans Honors Guard are volunteering their time to provide the honors at the military funerals, flag ceremonies, and other events they attend, but Saturday, they will be honored as the Spearfish Fourth of July Parade marshals.

    SPEARFISH — Generally, the members of the Spearfish Veterans Honors Guard are volunteering their time to provide the honors at the military funerals, flag ceremonies, and other events they attend, but Saturday, they will be honored as the Spearfish Fourth of July Parade marshals.

  • A reminder to all that the Spearfish 4th of July parade is Saturday at 1:00 pm. It will start at the Young Center, head south on St. Joe, then east on Jackson, south on Main Street through downtown ending at Grant. And the City is once again sponsoring free ice cream, but downtown at Visit Spearfish, Inc this year :) Then following the parade, the Drum & Bugle Corp from Rapid City will be performing in the bandshell in the City Park. Happy 4th everyone!

  • This visitor center is such a great addition to the Northern Hills and the Black Hills. A huge thank you to every one involved in making this a reality!

    LEAD | If its dedication is a harbinger, the $5 million Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center will fulfill its goal of drawing a crowd.

    LEAD | If its dedication is a harbinger, the $5 million Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center will fulfill its goal of drawing a crowd.

  • Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce updated their cover photo.

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  • Annual Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon & 5K benefits the Northern Hills CASA Program.
July 11 2015

    Annual Spearfish Canyon Half Marathon & 5K benefits the Northern Hills CASA Program. July 11 2015