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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,...

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2016 Spearfish Gold Card

  • Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce shared a link.

  • Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce shared KOTA Territory News's post.

    Our SD US Senator Rounds disagrees with the new Obama overtime mandate:

  • Mark your calendars for this afternoon! Dave Peters, Spearfish School Superintendent is retiring after 42 years in public education, the last 36 of those as a Superintendent of Schools in Richey, MT – one year; nine years in Red Lodge, MT; ten years in Whitefish, MT and sixteen years here in Spearfish. "After retirement, my wife and I are planning to move back to NW Montana where our children and grandchildren all live" stated Peters. Under Mr. Peters leadership, accomplishments include updating facilities and making them safer for students and staff; maintaining the high expectations and level of performance of the staff; hiring an excellent group of administrative staff to lead all critical areas of our operations. Spearfish also remains among the State leaders in educational technology utilization, use of Principal and Teacher Effectiveness models, and participation in professional organizations to maintain that edge and leadership in the field.

  • Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce shared White's Canyon Ford & Lincoln's event.

    White's Canyon Ford & Lincoln, Exit 14 and Exit 8 / Phillips 66, and The Spearfish Foundation for Public Education invite you to join us this Thursday night. We will also be honoring the 2016 Leadership Spearfish graduates. Join us in congratulating their successful completion of the nine month program sponsored by the Spearfish Chamber!

  • Make sure to stop in and see the crew at DeSmet & Biggs in their new location at 200 N. Main Street in Spearfish!! Thanks for letting us stop by!