South Dakota General Information

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Just the Facts

South Dakota has often been referred to as the land of infinite variety. That variety is reflected in everything from our weather to our scenery, our economy to our state symbols and more. Study up on South Dakota information in the Just the Facts section.

What's New?

Things are always changing in South Dakota. From new or expanded attractions and lodging properties to unique and exciting events, we provide you with the latest updates in our What's New? document. We update this PDF several times each year, so check back for the latest news.


Looking for information about airline services and airport locations or car rentals, public transportation, state laws and more? Take a look at the Transportation and Airport Information page under the Before You Go section.

Photo Gallery

The South Dakota Department of Tourism offers an online Photo Gallery with a wide assortment of images from all across the state. Photos are added and updated on an ongoing basis. You will see the usage and photo credit information first, before linking to the searchable gallery.


The Department of Tourism produces a variety of travel literature. Many publications are available for immediate viewing and printing as PDFs, or you may request printed versions and/or other resources through our Contact Form.

Great Parks, Monuments and Memorials Brochure (PDF)
Native South Dakota Guide (PDF)
South Dakota Tribal Lands Guide (PDF)
Lewis and Clark Trail Guide (PDF) 

Other resources:

South Dakota Profile 2017 (PDF) - 1 page summary about the state
2017-18 South Dakota Group Tour Ad (PDF)
2017 Powwow Schedule (PDF)
2017 Rodeo Schedule (PDF)
South Dakota Ranches (PDF)
South Dakota Scenic Byways (PDF)
Motorcycling In South Dakota (PDF)