In South Dakota lies the iconic carvings of four American presidents, known as Mount Rushmore. Famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum intricately carved his masterpiece in the granite mountain of Black Hills. Consequently, people from around the globe visit South Dakota to view the patriotic landmark. Summer is the best season to visit the state. South Dakota is in the north-central portion of the United States.
North Dakota borders to the north, Nebraska to the south, Wyoming & Montana to the west, and Iowa & Minnesota to the east. The untouched landscape of rugged mountains and lush greenery reign in the eastern part of the state. The Black Hills and Badlands are in the east as well. Also, in the eastern part of the state, you will find glacial lakes which help in irrigation. Further south, is the most populated area of the State, Sioux Falls. In the heart of South Dakota lies the capital, Pierre. Besides Pierre, other important cities are Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen.
Places to Visit:
The Black Hills are a treasure trove of tourist spots. Custer City is home to Crazy Horse Memorial which, when completed, will be the largest statue in the world. Also, you can take a tour of the Native American Museum and art center inside the city. The memorial, Mount Rushmore, is also in the Black Hills region.
Wind Cave National Park is a geographical surprise. Interestingly, air either blows in or blows out of the cave. The Badlands is the area for some adventurous trekking. South Dakota has many trails, the Lewis-Clark Trail amongst others. Parks like Custer State Park, Black Hills National Forest, and Badlands National Park are great places to go hiking, trekking, camping, biking, fishing, and swimming.
Rapid City in the Black Hills is rich in entertainment options. Reptile Gardens, Bear Country, and Dinosaur Park are places you can visit with your family. Mitchell city is unique in itself, as it has one and only Corn Palace in the World.
November 26, 2016 2:04 pm