Black Hawk Nightlife
Clique neighborhood bar with video lottery where you can get gassed and lose your money on the cheesy
south Dakota Lottery.
Dress Code: Come well dressed or as a "dirt wad". Most of the Goat Ropers in the place wouldn't know the difference and would"nt care anyway.
Black Hawk Shopping
Other than BJ's Market its the only store in town
What to buy: Provided you like "Antiques" which aren't grenerally antiques but worthless junk, this is the place to spend hours in. Its full of dirty bottles, plates and other assorted junk.
What to pay: As much as traffic will allow and depending on how stupid the clerk thinks you are
Black Hawk Local Customs
Tip everyone all the time. Spend money wildly on useless trivia such as authentic native crafts (always look for the "Hecho in Mexico" or "Made in China" labels to assure yourself of authenticity. Don't try to engage most people in conversation, only some are friendly
Black Hawk Warnings and Dangers
When driving around the Rapid City Area, beware of women drivers. These people like to go like crazy and speed limits have no meaning for them. If you are in the way their method of making you get out of the way is to get about two feet from your bumper and weave from side to side as if to pass on both sides at once. When, and if they get around you depend on their pulling abruptly in front of you and slowing down.
Black Hawk Tourist Traps
Enjoy a fun filled evening of drinking and gambling at one of the crummy night spots here and leave the place drunk and you'll probably get caught and spend a delightful time enjoying a jail cell
Unique Suggestions: Bring lots of money
Fun Alternatives: The alternative is to stay on the freeway and avoid getting drunk in Meade County. Save your money for Yellowstone
Black Hawk What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Suitcases, clothing bags, cardboard boxes and paper bags are acceptable
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Anything you want to wear. In the spring bring rain gear and snorkel - you'll need it. In the winter time bring everything you own - you can never wear enough to stay warm
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hairbrush, toothbrush, comb, razor.
Allergy pills, mosquito repellent and headache medicine. The area is sure to give you one
Photo Equipment: Nothing you wouldn't mind losing
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: n/a
Miscellaneous: Might want to carry a pistol
Black Hawk Sports & Outdoors
Growing voluminous amounts of hair on your face and head, looking like a "Hells Angel", and tooling around in your old time goat roper pickup thats been jacked up off the axles three feet and equipped with gigantic tires and a dawg in the back. Stopping at Renos for show and a six pack of Coors. The best alternative is looking the same way with addition of a jacket laden with battle patches and riding the old "hawg" down the highway with arms reached above the head to steer it because of the funky handlebars.
Equipment: Bring a "hawg" or a "goat roper "truck". if you don't have one, go to the local wrecking yard.