South Dakota

Black Elk Peak

At the Highest Point

Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest summit between the Pyrenees Mountains in France and the Rocky Mountains. An old stone fire lookout tower is...
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Center of the Nation

21 miles outside of Belle Fourche, the geographical center of the nation is marked by a makeshift sign in a farmer’s pasture. During the beginning of the twenti...
Art Alley

Rapid City’s Art Alley

Rapid City’s artistic, ever-changing alley has attracted bohemians, artists, and tourists since its beginning in 2005. Located in an alleyway in the heart of do...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

During the early 1920s, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson and others first envisioned Old West heroes carved on the granite spires of the Needles. Fro...
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About Spearfish

Founded by homesteaders in 1876, the settlement of Spearfish took its name from the nearby creek of the same name. The fast-flowing Spearfish Creek carried fish...
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Fun Facts: South Dakota

Capital Pierre Nickname The Mount Rushmore State Motto "Under God the People Rule" Admitted To Union November 2, 1889 — 40th ...
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All Signs Point to Wall Drug

Driving through South Dakota, visitors see hundreds of signs pointing to Wall Drug. There are signs all over the world leading to this drug store in the small t...