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Those who think of South Dakota may think of one of two things. First, they may think of Mount Rushmore, the attraction that has literally given this state a face. Home to the heads of four famous presidents, Mount Rushmore is forever cemented in South Dakota lore. Second, people may think of Wall Drug, an old time store located in the town of Wall. With roots that began in the Great Depression, when it offered free ice water to customers, Wall Drug is filled with relics, food, and history of the region. Billboards advertising this store can be seen from as far away as Wyoming; it may only be a matter of time before these signs are even seen from outer space.

While Mount Rushmore and Wall Drug are important entities to South Dakota, they are by far not the only things that define the state. From the Badlands to Indian Reservations, South Dakota is one state filled with endless experiences. The following is a list of places that might not be very well known, but they are certainly well loved...read more »


A family vacation in South Dakota is the perfect way to enjoy your leisure time. The Mount Rushmore state is both wonderful and inexpensive, the perfect place for a family getaway that won't leave you wondering whether you'll need to get a second job. Not only that, but it offers something fun for everyone.

For the most part, many of these attractions are more than reasonably priced, and a surprising number of them are even free. The state offers everything, including national monuments, wildlife watching, some unusual attractions, scenic parks and byways, and even the occasional tourist trap....read more »


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