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Amazing Rush Season 1: Day One Adventures

 

 

Big things were on the horizon for four lucky meeting planners. Throughout their journeys they knew they would make memories; however, they didn’t know they would pioneer one of the best site visits ever. They encountered native wildlife, marveled at monuments, experienced cultural pursuits and surrendered to their curiosities throughout Rapid City and the Black Hills. Day one, Season 1 of The Amazing Rush had begun…

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Start In The Heart Of Rapid City

The two teams began the race at Main Street Square, the entertainment hub of Downtown Rapid City. Getting ready for their first challenge, they shared the morning with friendly locals and visitors who were walking to neighboring shops and tasty breakfast spots throughout the area. The competition kicked off with a battle of bean bag toss. After the challenge was completed, the first puzzle pieces were received and the race was officially underway.

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Mount Rushmore Completes The Presidential Trail

For a twist on a classic game of Q&A, each team was asked a question and then had to locate one of Rapid City’s Mount Rushmore mascots along the Presidential Trail. Both teams were in awe as they gazed upon the epic view of Mount Rushmore. As they explored the natural beauty around the monument, they also discovered how the site would make a monumental meeting venue.

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Where Buffalo Roam

After experiencing the Shrine of Democracy the teams were excited for what was coming next. Little did they know they would join the herd on a Buffalo Safari Jeep Ride in Custer State Park. Just a short, scenic drive away from the urban cultures of Downtown, the teams were able to experience the beauty of the hills. They spotted wildlife such as deer, antelope and one of the nation's largest free roaming buffalo herds. After another Q&A session and plenty of souvenir photos, it was on the next thrill!

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Face To Face With A Great Chief

By the time the teams made it to Crazy Horse Memorial they knew this was the land of Big Dreams. Marveling at the world’s largest mountain carving in progress confirmed how big you can dream here. They took a bus to the base of the monument, learned about the most powerful Lakota Indians that ever lived and took in the view of the monument against the back drop of the Black Hills.  

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Back To The 1880's

While all of the Amazing Rush experiences were eye-opening, the teams loved partaking in one of life’s simplest, but seldom experienced, amusements: blowing the whistle of the vintage 1880 Train. As they rode the Wild Steam Bandit along the Black Hills Central Railroad, they took in the breathtaking scenery while enjoying the group experience on board the nation’s oldest continuously operating railroad tour.

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Coming Uncorked

Who doesn’t enjoy wine tasting? To unwind after a day of adventure the teams uncorked a few bottles at Prairie Berry Winery. While the teams sampled award-winning wines like Calamity Jane and Strawberry Fields, the Black Hills that surrounded them created a calm environment and they prepared for another day of adventure. 

 

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Tyson Steiger

Tyson is an All American boy born and raised in small town South Dakota. With a love for life and quotes, Tyson’s favorite motto’s are, “rise above” and “live with passion”. Tyson’s zest for life and passion towards his job as Director of Convention Sales at Visit Rapid City shines through any time he talks about the area he calls home. Taking meetings and conventions in Rapid City, SD, from ordinary to extraordinary is what Tyson does best.

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Tyson Steiger
Director of Convention Sales

Tyson is an All American boy born and raised in small town South Dakota. With a love for life and quotes, Tyson’s favorite motto’s are, “rise above” and “live with passion”. Tyson’s zest for life and passion towards his job as Director of Convention Sales at Visit Rapid City shines through any time he talks about the area he calls home. Taking meetings and conventions in Rapid City, SD, from ordinary to extraordinary is what Tyson does best.

As a down-home American, Tyson loves nothing more than spending time with his lovely wife Sarah and their son Braxtyn.The Steiger’s love house projects, decorating Sarah’s 1st-grade classroom, hiking the beautiful Black Hills, taste testing wines at any of the several wineries within the area and strolling the streets of historic Downtown Rapid City, where they were the first couple to have wedding photos taken at Main Street Square. 

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