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At the site where Sitting Bull died resisting U.S. forces in 1890, pilgrims leave offerings at the base of a tombstone-like marker. For most, this is the middle of nowhere; for others, the heart of...
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With patriotic charm, Old West adventure, sweeping history lessons, stunning scenery, caves and paleontology, and wildlife galore, South Dakota’s Black Hills is one of America’s greatest family...
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Hiking, biking, kayaking and horseback riding are among the active adventures awaiting visitors to South Dakota's Black Hills and Badlands. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to enjoy the area.
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Most visitors to the Badlands drive through the North Unit along the Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240), stopping at a few of the 16 viewpoints along the way. This is a great introduction to the park,...
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Homes, museums, parks and other destinations throughout the Midwest honor U.S. presidents such as Heartland residents Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman. Check out some of the places...
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An experienced Badlands National Park visitor shares her top tips for getting the most of our your visit to this other-worldly park.
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The Corn Palace, South Dakota Air and Space Museum and Redlin Art Center are just a few of the free attractions in South Dakota.
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It’s going to be a busy summer. You’ll run out of weekends before you see all 12 of the spots (one in every state) that made the finals in our first-ever vote for the MIdwest’s greatest town.
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With more than 80 sites to choose from, the Midwest offers explorers of every kind the perfect place to celebrate 100 years of the national park service.
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Life-size bronze statues of presidents and a hotel where six presidents slept seem appropriate for a city that’s 23 miles from the monument to presidents Mount Rushmore. Attractions that explore...

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