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South Dakota

Discover places to go in South Dakota using this category, including itineraries for city visits, tips for kid-friendly destinations and restaurants to try.

10 Awesome Cabins & Hotels Near Mount Rushmore

It’s the ultimate summer road trip most Midwesterners take: Visiting Mount Rushmore. So, the question comes up each year – where should we stay near Mount Rushmore? Based on my experiences and that of my travel writing friends, I came up with a great list of recommendations. Whether you want a cabin or airbnb near …

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22 Awesome South Dakota Road Trip Stops

Is your road trip passing through South Dakota? You’ll need a few pit stops to stretch your legs or grab some grub. I’ve traversed the state enough times to have some favorite stops to recommend. Favorite road trip stops in South Dakota 1. Wall Drug After a thousand signs along the interstate telling you to …

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17 Fun Things To Do In Rapid City

We’ve been to Rapid City, South Dakota, twice with the kids – once pre-COVID and then again this summer. If you’re thinking about planning a Mount Rushmore visit this summer, read on, since I’ve got a lot of additional activities to round out your trip – and most are outdoors.  Disclosure: We received complimentary passes …

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Visiting Mammoth Site With Kids

I’ve never had more than a passing interest in dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. But ever since I read about Hudson-Meng Bison Kill site in Nebraska, my interest was piqued on major archeological digs in the Midwest. What would it be like to see a massive dig site in person? Disclosure: The Hot Springs tourism office provided …

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Hot Springs Hills Inn In The Southern Black Hills

Hot Springs, South Dakota, is one of the southernmost cities of the Black Hills, and one that attracts tourists for a couple reasons. The big draws are Mammoth Site and Evans Plunge. It’s a small town that feels less touristy than many others in the region. Mr. Wonderful and I marveled at the castle-like appearance …

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