20 Reasons We Love South Dakota
Running along South Dakota's southern border from North Sioux City west to the southern Black Hills, the Oyate Trail blends past and present. On the eastern edge of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a short detour north leads to Wounded Knee, site of the 1890 massacre of 300 Lakota. Pass pine-topped outcroppings and horses grazing in meadows while traveling 115 miles west through the reservation. Hot Springs rewards visitors with spas and Evans Plunge, a gravel-bottom indoor swimming pool with 87-degree water.