South Dakota

Explore the Black Hills and Badlands, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, the Missouri River Valley and more. Awe-inspiring vistas, huge stone monuments and thousands of thundering bison make for big adventure.

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Fall Escape to South Dakota's Black Hills

South Dakota delivers a road trip full of outdoor adventures to our fact-checker and her husband.

Travel Hot List: 5 Things We're Crushing on This Winter

Bring skates to a new park trail. Buy a personal poem written on the spot. And pour a glass of ice wine (which doesn't mean on the rocks).

5 Top Stops in Badlands National Park

The otherworldly vistas of South Dakota’s Badlands National Park create a compelling backdrop for hikers, campers and photographers. A photographer shares five of her favorite stops.

New Experiences to Check Out in South Dakota

South Dakota's prairie cities, badlands buttes and scenic Black Hills make the state a perennial travel favorite. But major anniversaries, highly anticipated openings and updated events promise new ways to experience the state.

And the Next Corn Palace Mural is....

South Dakota's Corn Palace is putting the finishing touches on its newest mural.
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Road Rally 2018: Chasing Legends in South Dakota

For the classic summer road trip, head to South Dakota's Black Hills. Our 2018 Road Rally checked every box in the land of granite presidents, mythical (maybe) jackalopes and the site of Wild Bill's very bad day.

Winter Adventure in the Black Hills

In South Dakota's Black Hills, snow paves the way for rugged, secluded experiences.

Discover the Roads Less Traveled in Badlands National Park

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, but with over 244,00 acres divided across three separate units, there is so much more to see in and near the park.