Monday, March 30, 2015

Plan your Next Event In Spearfish

Just because spearfish is famous for the outdoor adventure doesn't mean that you can’t make this the home for your next convention or meeting. Spearfish is a great place to plan your next event.
Spearfish Convention Center
Spearfish Convention Center
Photo by Visit Spearfish 


Probably the best reason to book spearfish for your next event is because of the location. Since we are located in the heart of the Midwest there it is a great middle ground to meet for both coasts. With a great location amazing fine dining choices and prices there trying to find a better place will prove to be a challenge.


Planning events whether they are family reunions, birthday parties, or a wedding there is a place in spearfish that will serve your events needs. Since planning these events can be overwhelming visitspearfish.com has complied a list of locations that are available to be used for such events. You will find that most of our facilities are equipped with kitchens. Sizes of each facility vary helping you find just the right place for your event.
Dining at the Spearfish Convention Center
Photo By Visit Spearfish 


Visit Spearfish makes planning easy with our event planning guide that can be found on our here website. You can also get information about group planning on our website as well.

Finding just the right place for your next event should be easy. Find all the information you need for your next event on our website or drop in to our office on the corner of Main and Hudson Street. 


By Anne Orban 
Guest Blogger 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spearfish The Small Town Lively Nightlife

While Spearfish is a small town it doesn’t mean the adventure stops when the sun goes down. Spearfish has many activities for night owls of all personalities.

Spearfish is home to a variety of bars each with their own personality for anyone who wants to have a fun night out. You can also catch the newest release at Northern Hills Cinema and go bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes.

Enjoying a night at the bar is always a fun option in Spearfish each bar offers it’s own personality making it easy for anyone to find the hang out of their choice. From biker bars to higher end wine bars and everything in between there is a bar for everyone.

I have three main hangouts in town each are a little different but they are all equally fun. These three bars are the Stadium, Flannigans, and Crow Peak Brewery. Stadium is a great sports bar that offers lunch and dinner options. Their kitchen is open until 11:00 p.m. they have great menu items and appetizers. Stadium is a fun place to watch any game. They also offer daily drink specials.
Stadium Sports Bar offers daily drink specials
Photo By Anne Orban 

Flannigans, Spearfish’s Irish Pub, offers an array of Irish drinks and offers pizzas. Flannigans is one of the two bars in spearfish that has live music. Monday nights there is open mic for anyone who wants to play. There are some nights where bands come in to play so people can enjoy live local talent. Back Porch Bar also offers live music and has a pool room in the back room for anyone who likes to play.
Open Mic Nights at Flannigans Irish Pub
Photo By Anne Orban 


Crow Peak Brewery offers beer that is made right here in spearfish. The bar is not open as late as other places in town so it is great for going to just grab a quick drink without having to worry about staying out too late. The beer is always good and it is cool drinking beer in the same place it was made.
Hand Crafted Beer from Crow Peak Brewery
Photo By Anne Orban 

There are so many other places to go in spearfish for a night out. The Level Wine Bar is a nice place to sit down and have a nice glass of wine. It is for people who enjoy the fancy side of life. Lucky’s 13 Pub is another nice place to go and sit down and eat. There is also Karaoke on Wednesday nights.

When you visit this summer don’t forget to check out Downtown Friday nights starting the second Friday in June until Labor day weekend. Enjoy live music street vendors and its a great way to get out with the kids.

By Anne Orban 
Guest Blogger

Monday, March 16, 2015

Have a Historical Adventure at the D.C Booth Fish Hatchery


Have you ever wondered about the significance of fish in the black hills? 
The DC Booth Fish Hatchery is one of the many historical gems located in Spearfish. Located right next to city park the D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery is a beautiful place to learn some history behind the city of Spearfish.

What is most interesting about the hatchery is that it houses hundreds of trout that stock the Black Hills streams and lakes. Trout are not native to the Black Hills and without the help of hatcheries fishing experiences would be different across the board. The Hatchery is not only a historical landmark but is still active today and still houses these fish that make the outdoor adventure in spearfish that much more enjoyable.

The DC Booth Fish Hatchery
The DC Booth Fish Hatchery
Photo By Anne Orban 
in 1890 congress appropriated $500 dollars to investigate the possibility of putting a hatchery near the Black Hills, because of the pristine water habitat and food sources for trout. The hatchery was finished in 1899 and was complete with raceways, ice house and rearing ponds.

After many successful years the hatchery was closed. In 1989 however, the hatchery was rehabilitated and re-opened with a museum, public restrooms, visitor center, and, my personal favorite, the underwater viewing area.

Now there are between 2,000 and 3,000 rainbow trout that are stocked out of the D.C. Booth Hatchery each year. When you visit the hatchery you can get up close and see them in the viewing area and even feed them from above with fish food that is sold on the grounds.

History can be found all over the Hatchery. There is a museum, the Booth House, a Railcar, and the yellowstone boat that all hold historical significance to Spearfish.
The Gift Shop
The Gift Shop
Photo By Anne Orban 


The museum
The Von Bayer Museum of Fisheries Histories was created to preserve the history and heritage of American fisheries workers. Over 175,000 items are on display at the museum. The museum is the largest collection of fisheries artifacts in the country.
The Von Bayer Museum
Photo By Anne Orban 


The Yellowstone Boat
This wooden “Great Lakes” style cabin cruiser is U.S. Fisheries Boat #39. Early hatchery workers went on expeditions to Yellowstone National Park to collect trout eggs and returned with them to the museum.
The Yellow Stone Boat
The Yellow Stone Boat
Photo By Anne Orban 

The Railcar
The railcar is a beautiful example of how fish were transported before the luxury of refrigerated trucks. During the “fish car” era 10 specially designed-designed railcars were constructed to carry billions of fish across the country. Visitors will learn the significance of this era and experience a beautifully restored and unique railcar.
The Rail car
The Rail Car
Photo By Anne Orban 

The Booth House
This Neo-Colonial Revival Booth House was built in 1905 for the first superintendent. The house is open for tours for anyone who wants to learn about the history of the house and the families that lived there.

Before you leave don't forget to visit the gift shop to take home souvenirs from this historical landmark. The D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery is an experience you won't want to miss out on when you Visit Spearfish.

By Anne Orban 
Guest Blogger