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South Dakota State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of South Dakota have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The South Dakota State Seal

[Image of The South Dakota State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The South Dakota State Flag

[Image of The South Dakota State Flag]

The South Dakota flag features the state seal surrounded by a golden blazing sun in a field of sky blue. Letters reading "South Dakota, The Mount Rushmore State", the official state nickname, are arranged in a circle around the sun.

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: Coyote
  • Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant
  • Dessert: Kuchen
  • Drink: Milk
  • Fish: Walleye
  • Flower: American Pasque Flower
  • Gemstone: Fairburn Agate
  • Grass: Western Wheat Grass
  • Insect: Western Honey Bee
  • Mineral: Rose Quartz
  • Nickname: The Mount Rushmore State
  • Slogan: Great Faces. Great Places
  • Soil: Houdek Loam
  • Song: Hail, South Dakota!
  • Sport: Rodeo
  • Tree: Black Hills Spruce

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