For outdoor enthusiasts, South Dakota offers 77,000 square miles of scenic vistas for camping, fishing, hiking, horse riding and more. Pitch a tent in Badlands National Park. Gallop through the Black Hills, fish the mighty Missouri River, or take a subterranean adventure at Jewel Cave National Monument and Wind Cave National Park, home to some of the longest caves in the world.
As for those “Great Faces,” no trip to South Dakota would be complete without visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get an up-close look at the 60-foot high faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, then journey to the nearby Crazy Horse Memorial, currently under construction, to see history in the making and witness the progress being made on this statue honouring the Native American warrior.
Relive the heady days of the Wild West in Historic Deadwood, the well-known frontier town. Take an underground tour of the Broken Boot Gold Mine, quench your thirst at the Old Style Saloon No. 10 or try your luck at one of the town’s 80 gaming casinos.
First erected in 1892 to celebrate a bountiful harvest, Mitchell’s Corn Palace is refurbished each summer with more than 3,000 bushels of corn and grains. Enjoy the view of the decorative corn murals from the second-story observation deck.
Witness the unforgettable site of thousands of free-roaming buffalo thundering across the plains at Custer State Park.
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