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Old 06-22-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: rapid city sd
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the airboat5 clan made our rounds sunday.Iam a former flat lander and held the wheel with both hands and both feet on the the brakes most of the day. what a trip. maybe next trip I will be able to look around more because I was afraid to look off the road.but the kids loved the whole trip even while telling me over and over to watch out all day long.next time Iam not driving at all. ps is there any fireworks in rapid city july 4th Iam not ready for the hills at night yet.
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Airboat, you sound like me where driving is concerned. I just love riding around out in the Hills, but don't like driving there. You'll have to let one of your children drive next time so you can kick back and enjoy the scenery. Oh wait, that could be even scarier for you. LOL
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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The speedway and Elk Club in Rapid Vally used to do a nice fireworks display.

The both feet on the brakes reminds on of a story of me many years ago with a 57 chevrolet water truck. Instead of brakes it was both feet on the accelerator pedal... Until I ran out of engine. Another adventure was coming out of the hills with a bullrack and a 7/8 crazy truck driver. Trying to interrupt his story long enough to point out that we need to make a hard right hand turn at the bottom of the hill.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Executive Golf Club, Arrowhead Country Club, Elks Club, and Mount Rushmore are the major shows in Rapid City. The most popular one in Rapid City is probably Executive because the fireworks are displayed downtown. You can park anywhere and set up a blanket to watch the show. Most people set up in Founders Park, Memorial Park, and the Central HS football fields.

I like to watch them from Skyline Drive!
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Executive Golf Club, Arrowhead Country Club, Elks Club, and Mount Rushmore are the major shows in Rapid City. The most popular one in Rapid City is probably Executive because the fireworks are displayed downtown. You can park anywhere and set up a blanket to watch the show. Most people set up in Founders Park, Memorial Park, and the Central HS football fields.

I like to watch them from Skyline Drive!
Or Catron Boulevard east of Highway 16. Years ago that is what I would do.
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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the airboat5 clan made our rounds sunday.Iam a former flat lander and held the wheel with both hands and both feet on the the brakes most of the day. what a trip. maybe next trip I will be able to look around more because I was afraid to look off the road.but the kids loved the whole trip even while telling me over and over to watch out all day long.next time Iam not driving at all. ps is there any fireworks in rapid city july 4th Iam not ready for the hills at night yet.
I'm not sure about in Rapid, but I see others have posted... The fireworks at Mount Rushmore are awesome! I was lucky enough to view them a few years ago.

My parents aren't too excited about driving around the Hills either. Hopefully you'll get used to it!
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Rapid City, SD
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I am right with you about the driving in the hills We spent Fathers day at Canyon Lake and then took a drive up on Skyline drive. The view was beautiful.. when I was parked and out of the car. While driving I was white knuckling the steering wheels and at times repeating "oh my god" and another word I cant say here LOL.

I absolutely hear ya about not being ready to drive it at night!
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Custer, SD
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Does anyone know of any up in the northern hills? Spearfish, Deadwood, Belle?
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
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Lead ones are my favorite because it seems like no matter where you are in town you are close.
They shoot them off over the open cut gold mine right in town.
There is some fun happenings in town all weekend (Lead Jubilee Days)
Best to get to any show early unless you know the back roads.
Welcome to Lead, South Dakota | The City with a Heart of Gold
They use to have a decent show over Orman Dam outside of Belle on the 3rd I haven't been there for a while though.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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I have always wanted to see the fireworks over the open cut at Lead.
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