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Zoos

South Dakota has some great zoological exhibits in both the eastern and western parts of the state. There are a handful of zoos that each offer their own unique animals.

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Waterparks

When Mother Nature turns up the heat, you need to find a way to cool off, and South Dakota has plenty of options.  Whether you prefer the dramatic drops of

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Journey Museum

At the Journey Museum you can experience the history of the Black Hills from the violent upheaval that formed the hills through the gold rush, up to the present day

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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

In the late 1800s, outlaws and renegades streamed into South Dakota’s Black Hills in search of gold and fast riches. Nowadays, outlaws and renegades – and wannabes – still flock

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Wax Museum

Life-size, life-like wax statues of all of America’s presidents greet you at the National Presidents Wax Museum near Rapid City.   Situated in dramatic historical settings, the wax figures depict scenes

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The Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is the world’s largest mammoth research facility.  Visitors can tour an active archeological site and view Ice Age fossils as they are

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Indian Museum

Home to an extraordinary collection of Native American art and artifacts, the Indian Museum of North American was started in 1965 by Charles Eder, Assiniboine-Sioux, from Montana.  Almost 90 percent

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Deadwood Casinos

A billion-dollar bonanza If you’re wondering whether Deadwood is for you, consider this: When Kevin Costner came to South Dakota to film “Dances with Wolves,” he liked it so much

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South Dakota Tribal Casinos

South Dakota is home to nine tribal casinos, operated by the Sioux Tribes of Cheyenne River, Flandrea, Lower Brule, Oglala, Rosebud, Standing Rock, and Yankton, and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe.

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Scenic Byways

The abundance of State and National Parks, memorials, rich history, and magnificent, unspoiled scenery make South Dakota an excellent choice for travelers wishing to build lifetime memories. South Dakota’s Scenic