Explore South Dakota and Find Your Great Place
Natural beauty and wonder await you in South Dakota. Across the state, you will be inspired to expand your journey in the west from the Black Hills and Badlands, to the northeast to explore the glacial lakes and outdoor adventure. Along the way, you’ll follow the Missouri River as it flows down through central South Dakota and experience the history of Lewis and Clark. Discover the land of the southeast and its bustling cities, quiet country escapes and family attractions. As you venture back home, you will know you truly made memories that will last forever.
There are plenty of fun things to do in South Dakota for adventurers of all ages and interests. Visit our beautiful state to relax, discover, and enjoy the good life. Explore the many attractions, eat delicious food, and find a cozy place to stay for the night. Family fun is easy with so many things to do when traveling SoDak with kids.
As you venture back home, you’ll know you truly made memories that will last forever.
Some describe it as lunar-like, some say desert, the Native Americans were the first to call it "bad lands," or "mako sica." We think you’ll come up with your own description for Badlands National Park.
Searching for animals you don’t see in your neighborhood? Custer State Park’s 18-mile Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway has what you are looking for!
Towering limestone cliffs and a rushing mountain stream keep you company along the 19-mile stretch of US Highway 14A known as Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.
Some of the most incredible roads anywhere make up the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Mix in America’s most patriotic monument along the way and you have a never-to-be-forgotten road trip.
Breathtaking views of the Missouri River, diverse landscapes, and tribal history and culture are showcased on the Native American Scenic Byway running north and south through central South Dakota. The route takes travelers through the lands of the Yankton, Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux Tribes.
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