What to see in South Dakota


South Dakota, a rugged and beautiful state in the heartland of the US, is celebrated primarily for its incredible outdoor grandeur, with a touch of cowboy romance.

Mount Rushmore is usually first on the sightseeing itinerary for visitors. A treasure of the state, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial draws thousands of visitors each year, remaining one of the most recognisable landmarks in the US. The Badlands National Park is also popular, allowing visitors the opportunity to hike and take in the open air, or for the more daring, explore some of the world's longest and deepest caves. A fossil-rich region, the Badlands offers history too, and incredible sites including the resting place of 'Sue', the world-famous T-rex discovered in the area.

Those hoping to experience a little of the Wild West can stop over in historic Deadwood (a destination taking off more than ever thanks to the hit TV series of the same name). Lovers of history will enjoy the lessons learnt here about the gold rush era which drew droves of hardy pioneers to the Black Hills.


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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