Find Tourist Places in South Dakota
There are around 200 tourist attractions in South Dakota. This is 1% of all tourist attractions listed in the USA. Top cities in South Dakota with popular tourist destinations are Keystone, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Custer. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are landmarks and museums. Then there is also nature attractions listed in South Dakota. You may find a list of all categories of South Dakota attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of South Dakota of that type.South Dakota, once the southern portion of the Dakota Territory, is the 5th least populous state in the entire country. It is bisected by the Mississippi River dividing the state into two regions, the East River and the West River, that are distinct both geographically and socially. Agriculture is a major player in South Dakota’s economy with key products being cattle, corn, soybeans, wheat and hogs. Tourism is also another important sector in the state’s economy. South Dakota’s most popular destination is Mount Rushmore thus gaining its official nickname, The Mount Rushmore State. Other places to visit would include Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Needle’s Eye, Sylvan Lake, Falls Park, Iron Mountain Road and Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, among many others. Tourists are also drawn in to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which received about 460,000 attendants back in 2013 or a little over half of the entire state population.
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in South Dakota
Visit the top tourist attractions in South Dakota. Click on a tourist attraction bellow to find the detailed information.
- 1 Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone
- 2 Badlands National Park
- 3 Custer State Park, Custer
- 4 Crazy Horse Memorial, Crazy Horse
- 5 World's Only Corn Palace, Mitchell
- 6 Reptile Gardens, Rapid City
- 7 Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, Sioux Falls
- 8 South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Ellsworth Air Force Base
- 9 Big Thunder Gold mine, Keystone
- 10 The Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City
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Find in South Dakota
We have listed tourist places of South Dakota in the following categories. Please click on one of them to find all South Dakota attractions of that type.
- Amusement Parks (10)
- Theme Parks (6)
- Water Parks (4)
- Nature Attractions (101)
- Parks (41)
- Lakes (44)
- Waterfalls (4)
- Campgrounds (16)
- Museums (63)
- Arts Museums (9)
- History Museums (49)
- Natural History Museums (9)
- Science Museums (6)
- Zoo (3)
- Landmarks (11)