Saturday, September 28, 2013

Prehistoric Guards

Located on scenic Skyline Drive, which runs along hogback ridge dividing Rapid City east from west, is Dinosaur Park. This park is home to four life sized historic dinosaur figures each facing a different directions. Built in the 1930's these concrete dinosaurs stand guard over the city. 

 Even on a somewhat hazy August day the view was amazing.

The park is also home to a seasonal gift shop full of fun and interesting gifts, souvenirs and treats. Dinosaur park makes for a nice outing as long as you are not afraid of heights and don't mind climbing stairs.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Main Street Square

Main Street Square comes alive all through the summer with free concerts every Thursday night and the fun doesn't end when summer ends. The fun continues with Autumn nights through the month of September.

Parking was a tad hard to find, however parking a few blocks from the square gave me the opportunity to enjoy the sights on my stroll to the square. Seen above is The Firehouse Brewing Company one of the evenings entertainment sponsors, and now on my list of places to visit. This historic 1915 firehouse has been turned into an amazing restaurant.

The show was in full swing when I arrived at the square. 

 Ten Foot Tall and 80 Proof was great. Their music was full of energy and so much fun.

Although it was on the chilly side and late when I arrived there were still a good amount of people enjoying the show.

Some were bundled up and others were taking full advantage of the music and dancing. There was even one girl who was amazing dancing with a glowing hula hoop.

I hope you have enjoyed this virtual visit to Rapid City's Main Street Square, now be sure to head over to Unknown Mami's to continue your virtual travels at Sundays in my City.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Graffiti Art Alley

While wasting some time between appointments I decided to make a brief exploration in Down Town Rapid City. I was thinking to capture photos of the American President statues that are on each corner, like this one of Thomas Jefferson, instead I came across this amazing alley.

While many consider graffiti to be destructive I do think when done responsibly it can be amazing and really quiet beautiful. Although at first glance it looks dark and messy, when you look closer there is some really fantastic artwork.

I didn't have much time to really explore the artwork along this alley canvas but plan to return soon to give it my full attention. To learn more about this alley you can visit their website here.

I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse of Rapid City, South Dakota. You can continue your virtual travels by clicking the Sunday In My City button below.
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