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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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A good eye. A sense of adventure. And tons of patience. That’s what it takes for 28-year-old Benjamin Olson of Burnsville, Minnesota, to capture his incredible...

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The most dedicated ones enter South Dakota’s Custer State Park by 3 a.m., beating...

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Crowds of summer tourists and the rumble of Sturgis-bound motorcycles fade as crisp autumn days arrive in southwestern South Dakota. Rapid City, the region’s hub of...

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Discover South Dakota’s cultural corridor on a trip to Sioux Falls, Brookings and Watertown.
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There are thousands of Midwest attractions worth seeing, but when you only get one lifetime to see it all, you’ve gotta be a little choosy. This list of nearly 100 things to do features our top tips...
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At 6:15 a.m., I’m one of only four people along the Door Trail in Badlands National Park. I venture off the boardwalk to find a spot to sit and wait for dawn. It...

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Explore Wild West history at this scenic town in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Things to do in Deadwood include visiting the Broken Boot Gold Mine, Mt. Moriah Cemetery and the Adams Museum....
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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...

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