The Mighty Mo' almost perfectly bisects the state into two halves, known in South Dakota as “West River” and “East River.” In the spirit of homegrown pride, each side likes to tout their superiority. We break down some of the top spots on each side of the state. What will you see? Which side calls to you? Read on for some of the best places – and talking points – on both sides of South Dakota.
Each side has their own roamers and flyers
Presidents to the west, a giant horse to the east…
Perhaps the hottest topic of discussion among rivals is the scenery on each side of South Dakota.
No matter where you go, you're not leaving hungry
"Midwestern nice" is real on both sides of the river
Work hard, play hard -- it's the SoDak way
Dang it. I don’t think we solved anything in this rivalry. The friendly debate will continue but, at the end of the day, South Dakotans tend to unite in their celebration of all things beautiful, delicious, and momentous. There’s nothing to do now to see for yourself what each side of South Dakota celebrates as their own.
So, where are we heading?