Crazy Horse Memorial Volksmarch (Custer), June 1 & October 1
Hike up the mountain to stand face-to-face with Crazy Horse! The volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States, welcoming nearly 15,000 hikers.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant (De Smet), July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21
The annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in De Smet is an outdoor theater experience celebrating the Ingalls family and De Smet’s early history.
Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Sturgis) , August 2-11
It’s biker heaven! Each year since 1937, Sturgis’ Main Street becomes a sea of motorcycles, leather and, of course, people.
The ground rumbles and the dust flies as cowboys, cowgirls and park crews saddle up to bring in the thundering herd. Adding to the weekend’s festivities is the annual Arts Festival, held Thursday through Saturday adjacent to the State Game Lodge.
2024 marks the 25th anniversary of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, located just minutes from Badlands National Park. The site protects two facilities that were once part of a Minuteman Missile field that covered the far western portion of South Dakota.
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