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One of the best places to explore the American frontier is South Dakota, a stunningly beautiful state where history, culture and outdoor adventure await! Learn why South Dakota is home of “Great Faces, Great Places” by experiencing these “Great 8” destinations:

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Take in the 60-foot faces of four great American presidents as well as the on-site Presidential Trail, gift shop, dining hall and two museums.

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Historic Deadwood

Festivals, concerts, historic sites, shootouts and gaming make it easy to experience the excitement of this Wild West town.

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Wind Cave National Park

The first cave to be designated a National Park features 141 miles of explored passages underneath a National Grassland where bison roam.

Photo by Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, courtesy of South Dakota Department of Tourism

Crazy Horse Memorial

This depiction of legendary Native American leader Crazy Horse is the largest in-progress mountain carving in the world!

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Jewel Cave National Monument

Experience spectacular views both above and below ground when you visit the world’s third-longest cave.

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Custer State Park

Home to free-roaming wildlife and 1,300 bison, this 71,000-acre park features the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway and other outdoor adventure opportunities. Don’t miss the Wildlife Loop Road!

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Badlands National Park

This striking landscape boasts a maze of buttes, canyons, pinnacles and spires. Abundant wildlife can also be viewed in the park’s 244,000 acres.

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Missouri River

North to south, this band of shimmering water cuts the prairie in two and provides some of the best water recreation around.


Contact
South Dakota Department of Tourism
711 E. Wells Avenue, Dolly Reed Plaza
Pierre, SD 57501 USA
www.TravelSouthDakota.com

In Sioux Falls you will find a wide array of public art on display, most notably, the annual SculptureWalk. Residents and visitors alike can walk the streets of downtown Sioux Falls to admire this year-round, rotating display of sculptures valued at over one million dollars.

Now in its 15th year, SculptureWalk aims to be not just a complement to downtown, but a primary reason for visiting the heart of the city.  SculptureWalk was recently inducted into TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for being the top attraction on the site for five years in a row.


Contact
Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau
200 N. Phillips Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 USA
1-800-333-2072
1-605-275-6060
www.visitsiouxfalls.com

Prairie Edge Trading Company and Galleries
Prairie Edge has the finest selections of Native American art, crafts, jewelry, books and music to be displayed anywhere in the region.

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Main Street Square
Located in the heart of Downtown Rapid City, Main Street Square is a fun-filled public space that features special events, arts and culture, live concerts, seasonal ice skating and interactive fountains. Surrounded by the City of Presidents, boutiques, eateries and galleries, Main Street Square is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

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Art Alley
A slight detour of Main Street drops you into a stunning expression of Rapid City’s creative community. Expect to be dazzled with bright color and ingenious creativity on a stroll through the heart of Downtown.

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The Journey Museum & Learning Center
The Journey Museum takes you on an incredible trek through time, from the formation of the mystical Black Hills over 2.5 billion years ago to the continuing saga of the Western frontier.

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Landstrom’s and Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Free Factory Tour
Over a span of 14 years, 360 goldminers-turned-craftsmen carved a rough granite mountain into a polished national treasure, known today as Mount Rushmore. Today, in dozens of intricate steps, our craftspeople carry on this tradition of quality and excellence with every piece of Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold and diamond jewelry.

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City of Presidents
Visitors to historic downtown Rapid City are greeted by the City of Presidents, a series of life-size bronze statues of our nation’s past presidents along the city’s streets and sidewalks.


Contact
Visit Rapid City
512 Main Street Suite 240
Rapid City, SD 57701 USA
Phone: 605-718-8482
www.visitrapidcity.com
info@visitrapidcity.com