What to see in South Dakota


South Dakota, a rugged and beautiful state in the heartland of the US, is certainly unique. It is home to both modern city life and some incredible outdoor grandeur. With lots to see and admire, especially in its great outdoors, South Dakota makes for a memorable visit.

Mount Rushmore is probably one of the first attractions that comes to mind. A treasure of the state, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial draws lots of visitors each year. The Badlands National Park is also popular, allowing visitors the opportunity to hike and take in the open air, or for something a little more daring, visitors can also explore two of the world's longest caves and deepest caves. Also a fossil-rich region, the Badlands offer history too, and incredible sites including 'Sue', the world famous T-rex.

Those hoping to experience a little of the Wild West can stop over in Historic Deadwood. Lovers of history will enjoy the lessons learnt here about the gold rush era and when gold was discovered in the Black Hills. Visitors can make their way to the historic hotel on Main Street, or try their hand at some historic gaming.

In South Dakota, visitors are not likely to experience anything like it further afield, making for a unique destination.


Deadwood, South Dakota grew into a mythical Wild West town in the 1800s, when gold was discovered in the Black Hills.…

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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is literally South Dakota's biggest attraction, covering 1,278.45 acres (5.17 km2)and…

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Badlands National Park

The Lakota - the Native American tribe that was led for many years by Chief Sitting Bull - gave this area of South Dakota…

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Crazy Horse Memorial

Located near the popular Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Crazy Horse Memorial is a monument to…

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