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The Deadwood Mountain Grand Has a 'Real Homey Vibe' According To 'The Bachelor'

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  Site Where: 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive [map], Deadwood, SD, United States, 55732
February 11, 2015 at 6:32 PM | by | ()

Monday night's episode of The Bachelor picked up with picking Kelsey up off the floor after she had a "panic attack."

In case you didn't know, a panic attack on "The Bachelor" is defined as a strategic move pulled by a girl when she senses that her decision to make out with The Bachelor after she tells him she is recent widow may mean she will not get a rose.

And Kelsey was 100 percent correct. Her panic attack performance earned her a rose. Alas, two girls who were not smart enough to fake a medical emergency were sent home from Santa Fe. UnFortunately for them, the show whisked everyone away to magnificent Deadwood, South Dakota where the girls were put up in the most luxe property in the area--The Deadwood Mountain Grand Holiday Inn Resort.

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This is What The World's Largest Pillow Fight Looks Like

Where: SD, United States
November 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM | by | ()

This is what the Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight looks like, thanks to Super 8, who hosted the party in celebration of its 40th birthday.

Former boybander Joey Fatone presided over the "fight", where involved 4,501 students from South Dakota State University walloping each other with Super 8-branded pillows. The site of the record-breaking event was SDSU’s Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings, South Dakota where SDSU was playing their rival, University of South Dakota. South Dakota was the state where the first Super 8 hotel was constructed back in 1974. Today, Super 8 is a part of the Wyndham Hotel family.

Now we need to know, did the students get to keep the pillows?

[Photos: Super 8]

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Kevin Costner's Dunbar Resort Never Happened But Some Bison Did

Where: SD, United States
March 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM | by | ()

We knew that Kevin Costner liked hotels, especially hotel massages, but we didn't know that he liked them so much he was going to open his very own resort.

The key phrase, however, is "was going to open" because his Dunbar Resort in South Dakota (yes, named after his character in Dances with Wolves) never got off the ground.

But the failed resort has made the news recently because artist Peggy Detmers is claiming that she has not been paid for the gigantic 17 bronze horse and bison sculptures that Costner commissioned for the resort and which took her nine years to build.

During that time she claims she had to turn down other commissions and so missed opportunities, leading to a loss in her business. She is now facing the Hollywood actor in South Dakota Supreme Court over the contract they signed in 2000. In the contract, Costner promised to either build the resort by 2010, put the sculpture in another agreed place or sell it and split the profit.

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Stuck In South Dakota?

December 20, 2005 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

Let's face it, airports are a terrible place to sleep. You can never get comfortable-- even with a camping mat and pillow, you still suffer from anxiety preoccupied with the thought that some weirdo will fondle you or your baggage, and then always feel groggy when you get up.

Which is why passengers who happen to be stuck at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport after 12:30 AM, can rejoice in a bed. The airport will put you up in either one of two nearby hotels: the Best Western Ramkota Hotel or the Ramada Inn.

Best part is, it's free.

Godforsaken airports in godforsaken places have perks? Who would have thunk it.

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