Regional Attractions

Regional Attractions

South Dakota offers exciting regional attractions located throughout the state. Whether you are traveling in western, central or eastern South Dakota there there is never a shortage of attractions.

Western Region

South Dakota’s western region has some of the most well-known attractions in the state, including Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills.  If you’re not drawn to the western region for these, you will be drawn by its rugged beauty and adventurous spirit.

  1. Mount Rushmore
  2. Badlands National Park
  3. Black Hills National Forest
  4. Crazy Horse Memorial
  5. Custer State Park
  6. Bear Butte
  7. 1880 Train
  8. Flinstones Bedrock City of Custer
  9. Wall Drug
  10. Reptile Gardens
  11. Rushmore Cave
  12. Art Alley
  13. Bear Country, USA

Central Region

South Dakota’s Central Region has attractions that won’t let you forget you’re in the heart of South Dakota. The vast expanse of the open hunting grounds, the rushing waters of the Missouri River, and the majesty of the State Capitol Building in Pierre anchor South Dakotan’s to the land that is South Dakota.

  1. Missouri River
  2. Hunting
  3. South Dakota Hall of Fame
  4. State Capitol Building
  5. Oahe Dam and Recreation Area
  6. Native American Scenic Byway
  7. Verendrye Museum

Eastern Region

The eastern region of South Dakota has something for everyone.  There’s the hustle and bustle of Sioux Falls, the refined calm of the National Music Museum, and the excitement of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences to lure you to the eastern region.

  1. Lewis and Clark Recreation Area
  2. Mitchell Corn Palace
  3. Falls Park – Sioux Falls
  4. Storybook Land – Aberdeen
  5. Laura Ingalls Wilder – DeSmet
  6. National Music Museum
  7. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences
  8. Downtown Sioux Falls

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