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Road Trip Resources

One of the best ways to see South Dakota’s wide-open spaces is from the safety and comfortable seats of your car. With attractions lined up along interstates and highways, South Dakota is the ultimate road trip destination for a day trip or multi-day trek.

Needles Highway drive

Getting There

With roadside wonders and scenic overlooks for days, there’s no rush to get where you’re going in South Dakota. Take the scenic route and plot your journey with maps and info on rest areas and info centers.

Highways & Maps
RV Campground near lake

RVing in SD

We all want to get out of the house right now. But why not bring it with you? South Dakota is a camping-friendly destination with campgrounds, scenic stops, and more. Pull up, pop up, and explore some great places.

RV Camping
FUEL FOR THE ROAD
Sunflower Seeds
Wild Dutchman Sunflower Seeds

Their homemade process is a difference you can taste. We’re not salty about it.

Dimock Cheese in cooler
Dimock Cheese

Find your favorite among 25 flavors of renowned, artisan cheeses.

Popcorn Balls
The Original Kimball Popcorn Ball

Only in South Dakota can you find a small town famous for its popcorn balls.

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SCENIC DRIVES

Go where the road takes you for our most famous views.

Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway
Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway // West Region Map
Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway // West Region Map
Peter Norbeck National 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.

Badlands National Park
Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway
Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway
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Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway

Some describe it as lunar-like, some say desert, but the Native Americans were the first to call it "mako sica" or "bad lands." We think you’ll come up with your own description for Badlands National Park.

Custer State Park, South Dakota
Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway Map Icon
Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway Map Icon
Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway

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!

Spearfish Canyon, South Dakota
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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway Map Icon
Spearfish Canyon State and National Forest Service Scenic Byway

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.

Native American National and State Scenic Byway
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Native American Scenic Byway Map Icon
Native American National and State Scenic Byway

Breathtaking views of the Missouri River, diverse landscapes, and tribal history & 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.

Road Trip Games

Hours spent in a car = memories made. Keep the family fun going mile after mile with games highlighting South Dakota’s unique landscapes and attractions.

Word Games
Happy Camper activity
Unscramble the words
Farming Crossword
Farm Talk Crossword
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Black Hills Crossword
South Dakota Word Find
Fairy Tale Word Find
Cut & Glue
Great Places 8 Cut and Paste
Great 8 Stickers Cut and Paste
Mix and Match
Great Places Mix and Match Game
Puzzles
Dino dot to dot
CONNECT THE DINO-DOTS
Lewis & Clark Lake Maze
Lewis & Clark Lake Maze
Bison maze puzzle
BISON MAZE
Coloring Pages
Mount Rushmore
Coloring Page
Bison coloring page
COLORING PAGE
Coloring
COLORING PAGE
Train coloring page
COLORING PAGE
Your Guide to

In-state Travel

Track down hidden treasures, seek out South Dakota’s best-kept secrets and start planning your adventure with the South Dakota Vacation Guide, our comprehensive guide book to in-state travel throughout each of the state’s four regions.

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There’s More To See

Every road trip starts somewhere. Start yours here.

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