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Reptile Gardens

Reptile Gardens

Located in Rapid City, Reptile Gardens offers fun and excitement for the whole family. They maintain the finest collection of tropical plans and reptiles in the world, and have more species and subspecies of venomous reptiles than any other zoo or park anywhere! A...

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Harney Peak

Harney Peak

The word “Hills” in the phrase “Black Hills” is a major misnomer. From atop Harney Peak, that point is abundantly clear. At an elevation of 7,242 feet, Harney Peak, the highest point in the supposed “Hills,” is about 2,400 feet higher than any...

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Wall Drug

Wall Drug

Follow the signs to fun ... and free ice water It was 1936. Druggist Ted Hustead owned a struggling store in the town of Wall, South Dakota. The Great Depression gripped the nation, and the Dust Bowl made things doubly bad on the high plains. It's doubtful many...

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Mitchell Corn Palace

Mitchell Corn Palace

 Agricultural art on a grand scale If you were to stop tourists and ask for their impressions as they leave The World's Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, it would not be uncommon to hear “It's just a gym with corn on it” from one visitor and “It's the most...

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State Capitol Building

State Capitol Building

South Dakota became a state in 1889, and between 1905 and 1910, the capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota, was built after a long campaign by the city of Pierre to become South Dakota's capital city. Capitol Building The capitol building itself was designed and...

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Museum of Visual Materials

The Museum of Visual Materials, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a museum unlike any other.  Housed in one of the oldest buildings in downtown Sioux Falls, the Museum of Visual Materials is dedicated to experiencing the fives senses. Visitors to the...

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Art Museum

The South Dakota Art Museum has been showcasing South Dakota's local art and artists since 1970. Located in Brookings, South Dakota, the museum has a permanent collection, as well as changing exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and guided tours.  The museum has six...

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Petrified Wood Park

Petrified Wood Park

Occupying nearly a full city block of the town of Lemmon, the petrified wood park is a curiosity that will pique an interest in both geology and architecture.  With towers up to 20 feet tall, and a castle comprised of petrified wood, and petrified dinosaur and...

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Verendrye Museum

The Verendrye Museum, located in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, is dedicated to documenting the early history of the Fort Pierre area, and to preserving artifacts from that era. Named for Louis and Chevalier Verendrye, French brothers who explored the upper reaches of the...

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Great Faces. Great Places.

South Dakota is an incredibly unique state in that each region offers a completely different experience then the others. Check out each of the regions to see what each has to offer!

Badlands

Western South Dakota

Featuring the Black Hills, Badlands, the Sturgis Rally. This region tends to be the most popular.

CENTRAL REGION

This region of South Dakota offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the entire central US. 

Eastern Region

The eastern region is home to the largest city in the state and provides visitors with a true "prairie" experience.