Post summary: National Parks in South Dakota The state of South Dakota has a lot to offer. Between the Great Plains, the Black Hills, and Badlands National Park, each region of South Dakota offers a unique set of outdoor adventures. There is no shortage of opportunities for adventure seekers. The Missouri River also runs through the state, making it the perfect place for fishing enthusiasts. South Dakota is an excellent destination for those who are looking to reconnect with nature or spend time with family in a quiet setting. Let’s explore the 6 National Parks in South Dakota. In this South Dakota guide, we will cover: A little bit about…
There are few images of the United States more iconic than Mount Rushmore. Carving the faces of four presidents into the side of a mountain was a brilliant marketing ploy for a state that didn’t appear to have much tourism appeal. Black Hills, South Dakota is a land of history and natural beauty. The Black Hills feature many of South Dakota’s points of interest. One of the best ways to explore the Black Hills is to take a South Dakota road trip. This post was originally published on 08 June 2019. It was updated on 02 February 2020 to account for recent changes. When is the best time to visit…
Did you ever dream of being a Paleontologist? I know I did. Even if someday my job would be replaced by technology that would bring the dinos back to life, then the dinos eat all the humans. No biggie. Dreams die a painful death when you realize most Paleontologists work at a university and might get to dig a couple of months a year (if they are lucky). Over the years, the United States has been home to thousands of fossil dig sites. I picked one of the best fossil formations to try my luck at being a paleontologist. I went fossil hunting in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Getting…
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