You've heard of it. We all have. It's been the subject of so many movies and the origin of so many other titles. Witness four of the greatest men of history displayed in what is possibly the most famous statue in the world.
One of the most massive testaments to the Native American culture lays in South Dakota, and goes by the name of "Crazy Horse Memorial." There's a rich history to this monument: In 1939, Indian Chief Henry Standing Bear wrote to sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, urging the sculptor's aid in furthering his claim that "the red man has great heroes, too." Fifty-five years later, Ziolkowski and his family continue this great mountainside dream.
Rapid City is a host of wonderful things to do in the state of South Dakota. Serving as its prime city, there's no shortage of culture to reflect that fact. Enjoy world-class theatre at venues throughout the city, or capitalize on a booming nightlife which reflects the sentiments of the population of this thriving city. A variety of museums and other attractions make this a definite layover on your vacation to South Dakotas.
The mountains and forests of the Black Hills include a treasury of six national parks, 101 miles of National Scenic Byways, waterfalls, wildlife, acclaimed recreational trails, Trout fishing, and Old West landmarks like Deadwood and Wounded Knee.
Take a bus tour through beautiful Deadwood and you'll quickly find yourself becoming acquainted with the history of this historical town. Enjoy the expert narrations of the tour guide you'll have at your disposal, and trust that you'll become familiar with some of the most historical, albeit the most fascinating, points in the city of Deadwood. From famous graves to historic districts and interesting glimpses into the area's cultural history, utilize Boothill Tours to your advantage.
This stunning park in the city of Sioux Falls is actually where the city itself derives its name. As such, it's certainly the area's most distinctive attraction, if not one of the most in South Dakota. Whether you're a huge fan of nature or prefer the cemented ways of the city life, you're bound to appreciate Falls Park, which is named for the plummeting waterfalls which beautifully grace its grounds.
Wall, South Dakota is located on the edge of the South Dakota Badlands and got it's start attracting visitors by offering 5 cent coffee and free ice water-which they still do!
Crowned as Aberdeen's magical theme park, Storybook Land is where you'll find all of the characters from your magically-inclined past brought to vivid life before your eyes. Meet Dorothy, Toto and the gang.
This amazing locale provides a unique setting for all things corn. From miniature artwork deriving from this starchy vegetable to entire wall-spanning murals made purely from corn, these people take the name "Corn Palace" seriously, and beg you to too. The venue has been around since 1882, and has become one of South Dakota's most popular - and most intriguing - tourist destinations.
There are covered wagon rides and other fun things for the kids as well as a walking tour of the various places of interest concerning Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura married Alonzo here and also began raising her daughter, Rose, in De Smet. You can actually visit the surveyors house as well as the house that "Pa" built in town.