"Expansive Beauty" Top 5 Page for this destination South Dakota by bpwillet

South Dakota Travel Guide: 1,387 reviews and 3,550 photos

This was one state I never thought I'd ever get an opportunity to see. So what do I do--ROAD TRIP! We started out in Souix City and went west young man! We made it across the entire state and tried to see some things that were close by I-90 and not too far off the road. Our main destination was Rapid City. It was great to drive through such amazing landscape and small towns.

South Dakota still has that old frontier charm to it that I was expecting to see. Since our focus was the west we went through the Badlands, Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments and the town of Deadwood. There was a lot to see and we made it to all of them in great time.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, expansive, and great hospitality
  • Cons:Closure of attractions and parks due to seasons or weather
  • In a nutshell:Great place to visit with friends and family!
  • Last visit to South Dakota: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 7:53 AM

    You were featured, dropped by to visit. Great pics and tips of SD. Mt Rushmore, Black Hills and Wounded Knee are legendary. Did not expect the casinos! Cheers from Penang, SL

  • Florida999's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2006 at 11:19 AM

    We just did this trip in July...(check out my page), had weather problems also, it was too hot

  • Jun 1, 2006 at 8:06 PM

    Complete authentic western town, individual bldgs from area rearranged into a town. authentic antiques Best collection of props from "Dancing With Wolves". A don't miss stop. I

  • jasta_305's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2005 at 7:54 AM

    Hope to visit this state soon enough---- I will have to come back to your pages for tips!

  • ronaldbarr's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 1:26 PM

    Greetings from Ireland. It?s simply great to meet you here on VT! I like your pages and will drop by to see how they develop. Best wishes ronaldbarr

  • ZanieOR's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 1:23 PM

    I drove through the badlands and saw Mt. Rushmore long enough to snap a quick b&w photo back in the early 1970s. It was probably the most touristy place I've ever been. An incredible monument, though.


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