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Hiking Old Baldy Mountain, Black Hills National Forest, SD

You can’t believe everything you see on a postcard about the back of Mount Rushmore. That’s actually a good thing; the scenery is much better in real life. Take, for

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The Palisades: Little Park, Big Views

Palisades State Park may be South Dakota’s second-smallest state park, but it stunningly delivers on natural beauty. At the heart of the park, the steady flow of Split Rock Creek

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Badlands National Park

One of the most popular attractions in western South Dakota, the Badlands National Park provides its visitors dazzling views of beautiful, striking rock-like formations. The buttes, pinnacles, and spires formed

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Jewel Cave National Monument

Nestled in the Black Hills, just west of Custer, lies a hidden treasure by the name of Jewel Cave. A staggering 143 miles long, Jewel Cave, is currently the second longest

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

‘Silent sentinel of the prairie’ Standing on a windswept patch of western South Dakota prairie and looking down into a hole at the cone of a missile as motorists zoom

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Missouri National Recreational River

The only portion of the Missouri River left unaltered by channels or dams can be found on the border between South Dakota and Nebraska at the Missouri National Recreational River.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Each year, more than 3 million travelers visit South Dakota’s top attraction, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located 25 miles southwest of Rapid City, South Dakota. The majestic granite sculpture of