Located among Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore is the state’s premier tourist attraction. South Dakota is popularly called the Mount Rushmore State & the Memorial is visited by over 2 million visitors each year. Here is a detailed Mount Rushmore visitor guide including when to visit and things to do there.
Situated among Black Hills of South Dakota, Crazy Horse Memorial is a colossal unfinished sculpture that narrates the story of the Lakota people. It stands on the Thunderhead mountain and is being carved into hard granite. Read a detailed visitor guide for the Memorial including Who was Crazy Horse and things to do.
Explore SouthDakota must-see tourist attractions and plan the ultimate road trip through Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, & the Black Hills using our 7 Day South Dakota Road Trip itinerary. Drive through the tunnels of Iron Mountain Road & Needles Highway, see the bison at Custer State Park & visit Crazy Horse Memorial.
South Dakota is an unexpected treat for those who love to drive. The Mount Rushmore state is highly scenic with dramatic landscapes, interesting roadside attractions, and quirky towns spread across the area. Here are the absolute best of South Dakota scenic drives along with detailed guide to road tripping them.
Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world, is incredibly beautiful but Badlands is breathtaking in a more surreal way. In this Badlands vs Grand Canyon post, I explain why Badlands provides a far richer experience than the Grand Canyon. Read now to find out more.
The landscape at Badlands is a photographer’s paradise and has plenty of magnificent photo opportunities presented by the Badlands. We have compiled this guide to photographing the Badlands for amateur photographers and is useful for every Badlands visitor to capture the beauty of this rugged landscape for eternity.
There are so many great things to do in Custer State Park, South Dakota that we don’t know where to start. Hiking in Custer State Park and camping in Custer is excellent. You can also go horseback riding in Custer State Park or slowly drive the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park and look for wildlife.ormation.
Hiking in Badlands National Park is the best way to see the area’s bizarre geological land forms and rich wildlife. Most marked trails have great views of the unique Badlands Wall; visitors are also free to explore off trail in the Sage Creek wilderness area at Badlands. Read more now to know about Badlands best hikes.
South Dakota is home to abundant wildlife of the northern Great Plains. You will experience a variety of wildlife encounters including begging burros, buffalo herds, deer, mountain goats, pheasants and more. Here is a guide to the various animals and where to find them.
Located about a short hours drive from Sioux Falls, the Corn Palace is Mitchell’s top tourist attraction. the exterior of the building is completely decorated with naturally colored corn, corn stalks of different sizes, other grains, and grasses. Read more about visiting the Corn Palace here.
When most people think of South Dakota they either think ‘flyover country’ or ‘the Mount Rushmore State’. However, the state has many least known tourist attractions including a sculpture of Buffalo Leap created by Kevin Costner. Read below to see some of the state’s most underrated tourist attractions.