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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.

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.

Great Plains Zoo

Great Plains Zoo
Sioux Falls, 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.

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.

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.

Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science

Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Sioux Falls, 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.

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
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Top 10 Most Popular South Dakota Landmarks

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

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