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South Dakota

Things to Do

South Dakota is chock-full of history, art, culture and a whole lot of outdoor fun. Celebrate your passions and find new ones on a vacation you’ll always remember. 

Hike the Badlands or ride ATVs through the Black Hills. Learn about Native American history at local museums or discover fossil beds at our archaeological sites. Catch a flick at one of South Dakota’s six operating drive-in movie theaters or discover our diverse fine arts scene. Visit renowned attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial or traverse the seventh-longest cave in the world at Wind Cave National Park. There’s a lot to explore in South Dakota, and these are just some ideas to help you find your next adventure. 

Find places to go and trip-planning tips, as well as upcoming events, above. Below, we have you covered with information from national parks and entertainment options to shopping and other trip recommendations you’ll love. 

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