9 Must See Roadtrip Spots In South Dakota
No SD visit is complete without the Badlands National Park. There are loads of viewpoints and some hiking trails
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This park needs 1-2 full days depending on whether you like to take your time or just drive through
The little town of Wall is home to the Wall Drug Store - it’s zany and completely worth a stop on your way to the Badlands
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The most random roadside stop in Mitchell, SD - The World's Only Corn Palace. A lot of it is made with corn!
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The small town of Deadwood is the perfect stop for everything wild west
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See where famous gunslingers are buried, visit a saloon and see a gunfight reenactment
Drive the scenic Needles Highway for incredible rock formation views and go through the rock tunnels
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Sylvan Lake is just off the Needles Highway and is surrounded by giant boulders. This is the perfect lunch spot
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Mount Rushmore is a must! Plan to spend a day at the site to walk the trails and learn all about this iconic place
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Custer State Park, especially the Wildlife Loop Road, is your best bet to see bison
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The Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway winds through giant rock and has beautiful stops all along it
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When driving this road, check out Roughlock Falls and one of the filming sites for Dances with Wolves
South Dakota is packed with places to stop and enjoy on your next roadtrip
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