A Black Hills Landmark Reincarnated.

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One of the very best restaurants in all of the Black Hills is affiliated with the historic Black Forest Inn near Pactola Lake off highway 385 between highway 44 and the Three Forks intersection. Named Musekamp’s Grill & Pub to honor its original founder, it offers a simple but delicious menu. Indeed, there are just six main plates, including a cheeseburger, fish tacos, chicken & waffles, trout, cajun pork chop and hand-carved NY steak. But each is uniquely prepared and cooked to perfection.
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Like the menu, the restaurant itself is simple but nicely designed.

Though the restaurant is relatively new it was reincarnated from one that began in 1914 as part of Moose Camp Park by one of the Hills’ most colorful characters – Bernice Musekamp. Having never cooked before, Bernice cooked 24 hours in advance to give her enough time to throw her mistakes to the chickens. Eventually, she earned a reputation for good, home-cooked food. RCC - Musekamp-cooking
The latest version of the restaurant has improved on what Bernice started to a degree she could never have imagined. So, too, has the inn, which originally opened in 1953. It’s now a B&B with seven beautifully-appointed cabins. All of the cabins are furnished with lovely antiques…even handmade quilts.

For more information, visit http://musekamps.com or www.blackforestinn.net.

Beyond Belief

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Native Americans consider the Black Hills of South Dakota sacred. Indeed, the Lakota believe the Black Hills to be a sanctuary that is tied to their very existence on Earth; a place that connects them to their ancestors and to the Creator; a place of infinite importance. Nowhere is this feeling of spirituality and connectedness more evident than at the Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary located near Lead, SD.

The sanctuary is open to people of every race, religion or culture. Here you can walk, sit, meditate and contemplate your relationship with the Earth and the Universe, and experience the healing power of nature. And the sanctuary is not just home to people. There is an abundance of wildlife. It is also home to the “Seven Sacred Stallions” – one representing each of the seven Lakota nations as a symbol of unity and healing.

This special place was established on an 80-acre ranch by Dave Snyder, a retired farmer and former executive director of the SD Science and Technology Authority. His website describes it this way: “The theme of Pathways is ‘Beyond Belief’ as it is a place that is beyond the diversity of beliefs, race, religion, culture, personal histories and life experiences. It is open to all who choose to visit. Within the Sanctuary, all can walk as one and honor the sacredness of all forms of life and Mother Earth.”

Relying solely on the website and word of mouth, the Pathways Spiritual Sanctuary has already attracted thousands of visitors. It’s open May 15 through October 31 annually, 8 AM to dusk. There is no admission charge. The sanctuary is supported entirely by donations.

To learn more, visit http://pathwaysspiritualsanctuary.org/.
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