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Great Finds Passport

“Do you remember when we found that little place?”

It’s usually nice to have a plan, but the surprises along the way? Ah, that’s the good stuff. The best trips still have a “Do you remember?” moment, an unexpected discovery that became a lifetime memory.

Discover the hidden gems of South Dakota with the free, mobile-exclusive digital South Dakota Great Finds Passport. The pass is designed to help you discover new restaurants, retail businesses, outdoor activities and more. Check in during your stops for discounts, prizes and more.

From unique overnight experiences to mom-and-pop restaurants, these are places locals swear by. Find out why by adding some truly Great Finds to your next South Dakota adventure.


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 prizes along the way.

Each stop is worth 10 points. Earn points, win prizes!

  • 10 Points: Local Artist Stickers, Children’s Activity Book, or Black Hills Mini Backpack Keychain
  • 50 Points: Custom South Dakota Poster or Stuffed Buffalo Toy
  • 150 Points: South Dakota Field Notes and South Dakota Carhartt Cap
  • 200 Points: South Dakota T-Shirt or Big Frig Rambler
  • 350 Points: ENO Hammock or South Dakota Osprey Backpack

Prizes are available while supplies last. Current South Dakota Passport points expire annually on April 1.

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How it works

Select "Add To Cart" to sign up for the passport.
Click the "Learn More" button to see a map and list of included stops.


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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 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:


How do I add my passport to my mobile device's home screen?


How do I add my passport to my desktop?


Who do I contact if I'm having trouble with my passport?


Is there a separate sign up for each passport, or are the passports interconnected?


Are visitors limited to participating in only one passport?


How do people get their prizes?


Do the points expire?


Know of a hidden gem you think should be a part of a South Dakota Passport?


How do I download all passports at once?

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