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
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.
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Go where the road takes you for our most famous views.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s More To See
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