South Dakota Essential Info

Overview

Come to South Dakota and learn why a place called “The Badlands” is so good. Visitors to South Dakota can also gaze upon some of America’s favorite presidents at the awesome Mount Rushmore memorial, drive the picturesque Needles Highway Scenic Byway, and see the falls for which Sioux Falls was named. Don’t forget to check out the majestic Corn Palace—it’s every bit as corny as it sounds.

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Best Time To Go

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Jun-Jul, Sep-Oct

Fun Facts

  1. Mitchell, SD, is the home of the world’s only Corn Palace, made of more than 275,000 ears of corn.
  2. The Black Hills are the highest mountains east of the Rockies.
  3. The Crazy Horse mountain carving is the world’s largest sculpture at 563 feet high and 641 feet long.
  4. Raven Industries in Sioux Falls, SD, created the first modern hot air balloon in the late 1950s.
  5. The geographical center of the country is just outside Belle Fourche, SD. In 2008, the town installed a large granite compass to honor the location

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