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Rapid City from Michaela’s point of view.

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@VisitRapidCity loves hearing from our visitors and we love seeing Rapid City from your perspective. This blog is Rapid City from Michaela’s point of view. You can follow all of our Instagram takeovers by following us @VisitRapidCity. Share your experience with us by using #VisitRapidCity!

 

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Hey friends! My name is Michaela and I'm going to be showing off all of my favorite things about living in Rapid City this week. From adventuring on our trails to hanging out at favorite coffee shops, I don't think I could love this place more than I do. Follow along on all of my adventures: @mtwandress 

 

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How about some #mondaymotivation ?! This little bouldering spot, fondly called Vegan, is one of my favorites mostly because it's right downtown. It's hard to not be active when there are so many beautiful (and convenient) spots to play all over Rapid City. What motivates you?

 

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Summer's here are electrifying! There is nothing like a cruise down Skyline Drive when a storm is approaching. Follow all of my storm chasing adventures @mtwandress  

 

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Novinophobia: the fear of running out of wine. Not possible at @firehousewines! Love these @southdakota themed labels and the locally made wines even more!

 

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Rapid City sunsets though...beautiful! @mtwandress 

 

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You can tell from the dog smile that Kaya is a big fan of all of the trails just minutes from our door. @mtwandress 

 

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Watched the sun dip behind the trees in my favorite city park this evening. @mtwandress

 

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Tell me about your weekend plans! I plan on hiking and stargazing! Be on the lookout for Persoid meteors if you decide to stargaze too! @mtwandress #visitrapidcity #summerofbigthings

 

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The Black Hills Food and Music Fest was great...even after the rain! 

 

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It's been fun hanging with you all this week! Be sure to follow me @mtwandress! 

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Meet the Author

Michaela Mader Tully

Michaela Mader Tully likes to consider herself something of an expert on the Black Hills and her hometown, Rapid City. She has lived across the west, but loves calling the hills home. You can often find her on an adventure- running the trails with her Alaskan Malamute, Kaya, cycling one of our winding highways, or camped out under a night sky with camera in tow.

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Michaela Mader Tully
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Michaela Mader Tully likes to consider herself something of an expert on the Black Hills and her hometown, Rapid City. She has lived across the west, but loves calling the hills home. You can often find her on an adventure- running the trails with her Alaskan Malamute, Kaya, cycling one of our winding highways, or camped out under a night sky with camera in tow.

A Rapid City native, Michaela Mader Tully puts all of her Rapid City and Black Hills expertise to use as Visit Rapid City’s Visitor Information Specialist. She is also a full-time student at Black Hills State University, majoring in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Michaela is ever the adventurous spirit, so when she’s not traveling and on an adventure, she is probably somewhere in The Hills, riding bikes, running trails, chasing storms or night sky photo ops, and usually with her Alaskan Malamute best friend Kaya. You can look to Michaela to find out where to hike, bike or climb, where to get off of the beaten path, or where to get the best glass of wine. 

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