Attractions

Looking for something to do? These attractions are sure to cure your boredom blues.

Monuments

South Dakota may be the Mount Rushmore State, but there are more monuments to see than just the Great Faces.

Lakes

Boating, fishing, swimming, and cliff jumping. What more could you ask for in a lake day?

Hikes

Lace up you boots, grab your backpack, and head outdoors for some fresh air and inspiring views.

Restaurants

From fine dining to dives, South Dakota is filled with great places to eat.

Breweries

Ale, lager, stout, pilsner, porter. Find out what is brewing in SoDak.

Wineries

From vine to glass. Discover the delicious varieties and flavors of South Dakota wines.

Museums

Mining, movies, mammoths, and more. There is something for everyone in South Dakota’s many museums.

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Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore

Peaking through the rolling pines of the Black Hills is the famous faces of South Dakota. The four presidents of Mount Rushmore have gazed across the treetops for over 75 years bringing awe to all that have come across them. Carving faces int...

Buffalo in Custer State Park
Custer State Park

Buffalo, donkeys, and rams, oh my! Custer State Park is home to a variety of wildlife including 1,300 wandering buffalo and a group of sociable donkeys. The 71,000 acres state park consists of an array of landscapes from rolling prairie to pin...

Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial

Commissioned by Chief Henry Standing Bear of the Oglala Sioux, the Crazy Horse Memorial was built to honor Lakota Sioux leader Crazy Horse. Upon its completion, the memorial will dwarf the four presidents at an astounding 563 feet tall. There is...

D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery
D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery

The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery was constructed to propagate, stock, and establish trout populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Established in 1896, D.C. Booth is ...

Badlands Mountain Goat
Badlands National Park

Stepping into the desolate landscape of Badlands National Park is like entering a whole different planet. Over millions of years, wind and water have eroded the hills down to jagged pinnacles and spires unlike anything else you have every seen. ...

Black Hills
Welcome to the Black Hills

Vacationing in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a one of a kind experience. The forests of the Hills provide visitors with all of the outdoor leisure activities that they could hope for in a picturesque landscape. The charming towns offer a u...

Top Attractions

D.C. Booth Fish Hatchery

Did you know that many of the fish that are in your local lakes and rivers actually were spawned in hatcheries? D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives is a great place to learn about the life cycle of trout and the rich heritage of the American fishery workers. Open raceways and an underwater viewing area allow you to get up close and personal with the fish as they grow from juvenile to full grown adults. Free admission. Visit our website for more information

Reptile Gardens

Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest reptile collection, Reptile Gardens is not only home to a wide variety of reptiles, but amphibians, birds, and live plants as well. Celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, Reptile Gardens invites you and your family to enjoy a stroll in their unique gardens.

The Mammoth Site

Enter the world of the last Ice Age! With the largest concentration of unearthed mammoths in the world, the Mammoth Site in Hot Springs offers visitors the rare opportunity to experience a working indoor paleontological dig. Walk the edges of the sinkhole where over 85 species of animal, including camels, wolves, giant short-faced bears, and mammoth, have been uncovered. This is a journey that will take you and your family back in time.

LAKES & PARKS

Lake Pactola Shore line - Black HillsSouth Dakota is filled with amazing natural beauty. Over 130 lakes and roughly 1.7 million acres of national and state forest, make South Dakota there perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. So whether you love hiking, boating, camping, hunting, or fishing, you are sure to find the perfect place to spend your vacation.

FREE ATTRACTIONS

Brule Dancers - Brule ConcertMaking your family vacation fun and memorable doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money. Live music, beautiful parks, and community events. South Dakota is full of free attractions and activities that every member of the family will enjoy.

FUN FACTS

South Dakota FlagDid you know no glacial activity took place in the western half of South Dakota? Or that the the Black Hills was a proposed location for the United Nations? South Dakota has a fascinating history from the Ice Age, to the Wild West, to today.