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Augustana University

Augustana University
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57197
Augustana University is a private Lutheran university in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The university identifies 1860 as the year of its founding, the same as its Rock Island, Illinois Swedish-heritage sister school, Augustana College.

Ben Ash Historical Monument

Ben Ash Historical Monument
Cedar Canyon, South Dakota
The Ben Ash Monument remembers when white men first saw Indians along the Bismark.

Black Hills

Black Hills
South Dakota
The Black Hills are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming. Black Elk Peak, which rises to 7,244 feet (2,208 m), is the range's highest summit.

Black Hills Central Railroad

Black Hills Central Railroad
Hill City, South Dakota, 57745
The Black Hills Central Railroad is a heritage railroad that operates in South Dakota. It currently operates the 1880 Train on the former Keystone Branch of the Burlington Northern Railroad (BN) between Hill City and Keystone.

Brink–Wegner House

Brink–Wegner House
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The Brink–Wegner House is a historic house in Pierre, South Dakota. The house was built in 1904 for Andrew C. Brink, a real estate contractor.

Cathedral of Saint Joseph

Cathedral of Saint Joseph
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is a Catholic cathedral and parish church located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Central Block

Central Block
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The Central Block is a historic commercial building in Pierre, South Dakota. The Commercial style masonry building was constructed in 1884 and was one of Pierre's earliest masonry commercial buildings.

Chicago and North Western Railroad Bridge

Chicago and North Western Railroad Bridge
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The Chicago and North Western Railroad Bridge is a bridge in Pierre, South Dakota. The Pennsylvania through truss bridge is 2,200 feet (670 m) long and has two spans.

Crawford–Pettyjohn House

Crawford–Pettyjohn House
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The Crawford–Pettyjohn House is a historic house in Pierre, South Dakota. The Queen Anne style house was built in 1885.

Crazy Horse Memorial

Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse, Custer County, South Dakota, 57730
The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument on privately held land in the Black Hills. It depicts Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance.

Farr House

Farr House
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The Farr House is a historic house in Pierre, South Dakota. Built in 1904, the house was designed by architect E. J. Donahue in the Colonial Revival style.

Great Plains Zoo

Great Plains Zoo
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
The Great Plains Zoo is a 45-acre (18 ha) zoo located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Delbridge Museum is included in the zoo entrance fee, and houses a collection of 150 mounted animals including 36 vanishing species.

Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57105
Lincoln High School is a high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Philip, South Dakota, 57567
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 to illustrate the history and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
near Keystone, South Dakota
One of the most recognized and controversial landmarks in the United States, Mt. Rushmore features the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln.

National Music Museum

National Music Museum
Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069
The National Music Museum is a musical instrument museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. It was founded in 1973 on the campus of the University of South Dakota. The NMM is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Old Courthouse Museum

Old Courthouse Museum
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
The Old Minnehaha County Courthouse is the former county courthouse of Minnehaha County, South Dakota. The courthouse, which was the seat of county government from 1890 to 1962, is one of the oldest buildings in Sioux Falls.

Queen Bee Mill Ruins

Queen Bee Mill Ruins
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
The Queen Bee Mill is a ruined mill complex located in Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Sanford USD Medical Center

Sanford USD Medical Center
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57117
Sanford USD Medical Center is a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US. It is operated by Sanford Health system. It is a Level II Trauma Center. It is the largest hospital in South Dakota.

Sioux Falls Seminary

Sioux Falls Seminary
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57105
Sioux Falls Seminary is a private Baptist seminary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The seminary offers on-campus and distance learning, including a Master of Divinity program.

South Dakota Discovery Center

South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The South Dakota Discovery Center is dedicated to empowering all Peoples of the Great Plains through hands-on experiences that inspire scientific thinking.

South Dakota Historical Society

South Dakota Historical Society
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The mission of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society is to promote an understanding and appreciation of South Dakota's rich heritage and complex history.

South Dakota State Capitol

South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The South Dakota State Capitol is home to the South Dakota State Legislature. The building also houses the offices of most state officials, including the Governor of South Dakota.

Trail of Governors

Trail of Governors
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The Trail of Governors is series of life-size bronze statues of former governors of South Dakota in Pierre, the state capital. The project's goal is to place statues of every former governor.

USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial

USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
USS South Dakota (BB-57) was the lead vessel of the four South Dakota-class fast battleships built for the United States Navy in the 1930s. Some parts of the ship were retained through the efforts of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science

Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science opened in 1999 and houses an art gallery, concert hall, large-format theater, and science museum in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The World War II Memorial in Pierre, South Dakota shows six life size, historically accurate statues of soldiers representing the military branches in which South Dakotans served.

South Dakota

South Dakota State Flag
Postal Code: SD
Capital City: Pierre
Became a State: November 2, 1889
Population: 858,469*
Area: 77,115.68 miles2 (199,729.81 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
South Dakota State Symbols

Top 10 Most Popular South Dakota Landmarks

  1. Ben Ash Historical Monument
  2. Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  3. Black Hills
  4. Crazy Horse Memorial
  5. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  6. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
  7. National Music Museum
  8. Great Plains Zoo
  9. Black Hills Central Railroad
  10. South Dakota State Capitol

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