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South Dakota


Discover the hidden, the cultural, and the beautiful in South Dakota ... while winning prizes!

Let these new, FREE mobile-exclusive passports introduce you to some SoDak spots that'll have you talking long after the adventure is over. The South Dakota Great Finds Passport shows you hidden gems that only the locals talk about. Engage your artistic spirit with the South Dakota State of Create Passport. Trek to national and state parks with the South Dakota Peaks to Plains Passport, and explore the vibrant, living Indigenous culture with the Tribal Nations: Oceti Sakowin Passport.

No app required. Simply log in and check in at specified locations for discounts and prizes. The more you explore, the better the prizes. Get your FREE mobile passports today. Let the exploration begin.

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Great Finds Passport

Somewhere off the beaten path, that’s where you’ll find the most memorable adventures. Explore hidden gem attractions – the small towns, the local favorites, the best-kept secrets – and earn sweet South Dakota prizes along the way. Make sure to share your pictures along the way with #SDGreatFinds.

South Dakota State of Create Passport logo
State of Create Passport

Explore a state full of artistic wonders. From towering works to hidden gems, the magic of creation awaits your discovery. Hit the road and see why South Dakota is truly a #StateOfCreate.

South Dakota Peaks to Plains Passport logo
Peaks to Plains Passport

Follow in the footsteps of Native American legends, historic explorers, and in-the-know locals. Pristine waters, the perfect campsite, and views only found in South Dakota — they're all waiting for you along with great prizes. Share and tag your photos with #PeaksToPlains.

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Tribal Nations: Oceti Sakowin Passport

A culture lives with the people, not on a page. Use the Tribal Nations Passport to find the best in Native American experiences, history and art throughout South Dakota. Show off your favorite finds & prizes by tagging posts with #TribalNations. Taŋyáŋ ománi po / Have a good journey!



With each passport, visitors and locals can check in to designated locations to unlock a broad range of prizes based on the number of locations visited. The program delivery is seamless, with no app download needed. Instead, the pass is easily accessed through TravelSouthDakota.com. Participant location redemption is followed through GPS-based tracking, with point accumulation and redemption tracked through the South Dakota Passport. Prizes are then shipped directly to participants.

See the following questions and answers for more information about the South Dakota Passports:


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