Woman in water at Moccasin Springs in Hot Springs

Instagram Lens: The Great 8

See the magic others are discovering at our Great 8

The variety of landscapes, sites and sights of South Dakota make it hard to pick a favorite. But our Great 8 stand out for their iconic beauty and magic. Year after year, more people find joy exploring. See what they're finding before making some photos — and memories — of your own. 

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Badlands National Park
Crazy Horse Memorial
Custer State Park
Historic Deadwood
Jewel Cave National Monument
Wind Cave National Park
Missouri River
Illustration of BigHorn Ram in Badlands National Park at Sunrise with flowers and the colorful striated spires leading off into the horizon
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