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Are you planning Travel to South Dakota on your road trip vacation list? Look no further to find a great source of info on South Dakota tourist attractions. And while you're here, take a few moments to tell others about your favorite South Dakota family friendly destinations.

Travel to South Dakota can be an adventure in history, or a chance to get out in the wild for a breath of fresh air. One of the more notable attractions for road trip adventures in South Dakota is Mount Rushmore. While you are snapping pictures of those faces carved into the earth, venture over to the Crazy Horse Memorial to continue your historical exploration. You can also spend an afternoon relaxing at the frontier army outpost still standing in Fort Sisseton Historical State Park.

travel to south dakota; south dakota coin If you travel to South Dakota to get out in the wild, stretch your legs, and get a big breath of fresh airhead out to the beautiful canyons and valleys of the Badlands National Park or the wild bison and buffalo found in Custer State Park. Not only will you find areas for hiking, picnicking, and relaxing, but you will get a camera full of pictures to remember your trip years down the road.

Tell us your favorite South Dakota tourist attractions. Its easy to do. Here's a road trip vacation planning review from one reader:

Mt. Rushmore, SD

We went to South Dakota in 2010 for the 70 year reunion of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. While we were there, one of our first places to visit was Mt. Rushmore. Now, I've seen pictures all my life of Mt. Rushmore, but to actually view it in person is an experience in itself. You can view the faces carved in stone before you get to the park entrance, but do go inside the park because you get a better view of the carving head on.

I would highly recommend this for families because it is a great place to visit. The hall of flags from every state is really nice and to have your picture made in front of your state flag is very memorable. To see the names of the people that actually worked on the carving is really fun too. I actually found a man with the same last name as mine and I wonder if we are kin to one another.

I must say that I was slightly disappointed in the actual monument. I thought it would be much larger than it really is. Not that it isn't big, because it is but when you see pictures it looks much bigger than it does in person. All of our group agreed upon this point but no one was disappointed in their visit.

The people that work here are so nice and friendly and very informative not only of Mt. Rushmore, but the surrounding area as well.

The park is very beautiful and the surrounding countryside is just breathtaking! All of South Dakota is very beautiful! We truly enjoyed visiting Mt. Rushmore and again, I highly recommend this for families that want to explore the state of South Dakota and to see the history that others have left for us.

I am 47 years old and to have viewed this as a child with my family would be a very memorable family vacation and one that would be talked about for years! www.nps.gov/moru/


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