Check out these 4 events in the Black Hills area this weekend: Halloween Night at Custer State Park, haunted mine tours

 Halloween is approaching, and many locations are holding early Halloween events this weekend. Here are a few of the highlights:

Custer State Park’s Halloween Night

Custer State Park Night Hike

Custer State Park is holding two Halloween events this weekend, both starting at the State Game Lodge Event Barn, at 5:30 p.m.

First, the Barn will be made into a haunted house, where entrants must try to find their way to the other side while being spooked by the ghosts and ghouls that have made the barn their home.

At the same time, the Park will be holding the Spirit of the Woods Night Hike, were there will be a 1-mile guided hike through the grounds. Along the way, attendees will encounter the ‘spirits’ of various animals native to the Park.

For more information please call 605.255.4515 or email


Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum of Geology

Sat. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

South Dakota Mines is also hosting a Halloween event at the Museum of Geology this weekend with candy, fossils, and costumes. The event is free, and attendees will be able to paint their own fossil casts, as well as find out if they glow in the dark.


Broken Boot Haunted Tours


Sat-Sun 5-8:30

The Broken Boot underground mine is introducing their haunted-house style tours for the first time this season this weekend. You can go deep underground into a mine that was founded in 1878.

Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children 6-17.

The tours run from 5-8:30 on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can learn more on their website.


Northern Hills Polar Plunge

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NewsCenter1’s Chief Meteorologist Brant Beckman, Weekend Anchor Darsha Nelson, Reporter Christina Holiday, and Meteorologist Anna Hamelin took part in the Polar Plunge this year, raising more than $500 for Special Olympics!

Sat. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For something a little less spooky, check out the Northern Hills Polar Plunge.

As part of the South Dakota Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money for the South Dakota Special Olympics, Polar Plunge events are being held throughout the state.  Participants raise funds and then jump into a pool of ice-cold water to show their support for the Special Olympics and increase awareness of the event.

Registration starts at 11 a.m, with the jumps starting at 1 p.m.

Outlaw Square703 Main St. Deadwood

You can find more information at the Special Olympics website.