Top 10 Things to do in South Dakota

Marvel at the iconic sculptures of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore.


Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Discover the unique geological formations, expansive prairies, and diverse wildlife of Badlands National Park. The park offers hiking trails, scenic drives, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.


Explore Badlands National Park

Witness the ongoing work on the world’s largest mountain carving dedicated to the Lakota leader Crazy Horse.


Tour Crazy Horse Memorial

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Custer State Park, home to a large herd of bison, scenic drives like the Needles Highway, and outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping.


Drive Through Custer State Park

Explore one of the longest and most complex caves in the world, known for its unique boxwork formations.


Visit Wind Cave National Park

Experience the historic charm of Deadwood, a town famous for its Gold Rush history. Visit restored saloons, casinos, and historic sites like the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.


Stroll Through Deadwood

Visit this active paleontological dig site in Hot Springs, where you can see the bones of Columbian and woolly mammoths. The museum offers guided tours and educational exhibits.


Discover the Mammoth Site

Explore the Black Hills region, known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, and attractions like the Black Hills National Forest, Spearfish Canyon, and the historic town of Hill City.


Tour the Black Hills

Take a tour of the beautiful State Capitol building in Pierre, featuring stunning architecture, historical exhibits, and lovely grounds perfect for a leisurely walk.


Visit the South Dakota State Capitol

Discover the wonders of one of the longest caves in the world, featuring calcite crystals and other unique formations.


Explore Jewel Cave National Monument

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