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Visitor Information
South Dakota Department of Tourism; 1-800-732-5682 or 1-800-952-2217 in South Dakota. Available 24 hours CTZ, 7 days.  South Dakota Home Page

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Climate and Weather Information
Call 1-800-WEATHER for the current weather information for South Dakota.  You may also want to click on Climatologies and then click on the map to find South Dakota.

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Driving Information

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Special Travel Information for US Veterans and Their Families

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State and National Parks and Recreation Areas
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has long been a family-favorite getaway.  It is located in the Black Hills south of Rapid City.  For additional information, click on Mt. Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore memorializes Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history. Recently, ten years of redevelopment work culminated with the completion of extensive new visitor facilities. These include a new Visitor Center and Museum and the Presidential Trail, a walking trail and boardwalk providing spectacular close-up views of the mountain sculpture. The memorial serves as home to many animals and plants representative of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Click on Mount Rushmore for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Badlands Wilderness Area covers 64,000 acres and is the site of the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land mammal in North America. Badlands National Park contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 23 to 35 million years old. Click on The Badlands for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Badlands Wilderness Area covers 64,000 acres and is the site of the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land mammal in North America. Badlands National Park contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 23 to 35 million years old. Click on The Badlands for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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Mount Rushmore memorializes Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history. Recently, ten years of redevelopment work culminated with the completion of extensive new visitor facilities. These include a new Visitor Center and Museum and the Presidential Trail, a walking trail and boardwalk providing spectacular close-up views of the mountain sculpture. The memorial serves as home to many animals and plants representative of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Click on Mount Rushmore for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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Attractions and Things to See and Do
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Circle B Ranch is located on highway 385 about 15 miles west of Rapid City near the junction of Highway 44 west and Highway 385. At the Circle B Ranch you can enjoy trail rides, covered wagon rides, pony rides, gold panning, Lil shootin' gallery, a horseshoe pit, nine hole miniature golf course, playground facilities, hiking trails, demonstrations by world class wood carver-Doug Ladd, the Wild Horse Gift Shop, and the Buffalo Room soda fountain.  1-800-403-7358.

The Flying T Chuckwagon Supper & Show is great for the entire family.  Good food and good fun everyone will enjoy.  Rain or shine, seven days a week, food and entertainment is served in the Flying T barn with a promise you will not go away hungry or disappointed.  The Flying T is located about 6 miles south of Rapid City on Highway 16 near Reptile Gardens.  1-888-256-1905.

The Journey Museum takes you on a trek through time giving you a real understanding of the mystical Black Hills from over 2.5 billion years ago to the "Western Frontier" of today.  The Journey Museum gives you a look into the four major prehistoric and historic collections to telling the Great Plains - from the perspective of the Lakota people and the pioneers who shaped its past, to present day scientists.  You will discover where dinosaurs lie buried, learn why the Sioux call their sacred Black Hills the "Center of the Universe," and experience the hardships of the homesteaders who settled this formidable wilderness.  The Journey Museum is located at 222 New York Street in Rapid City.  605.394.6923.

Reptile Gardens (Located about 6 miles south of Rapid City on the road to Mt. Rushmore, 1.800.335.0275) claims to have the world's Largest Reptile Collection and, they just might.  However, there is more here than snakes, even though on Reptile Gardens "Death Row" you can see more of the world's deadliest snakes than can be seen anywhere else on earth.  You can enjoy the Sky Dome, which features a walk-through jungle filled with lizards, crocodiles, harmless snakes, parrots, and hundreds of stunning tropical plants; enjoy show such as the Alligator and Crocodile show, Birds of Prey show, and the Snake show; visit the Jungle Outpost; or just enjoy walking the forty acres of landscaped grounds.  Great visit for the entire family!

The South Dakota Air and Space Museum (I-90 exit 66 east of Rapid City) gives you an opportunity to view aviation history as your stroll among the 28 aircraft and missiles on display.

Wall Drug, the "World's Most Famous Drug Store," is a must stop in South Dakota!

Mount Rushmore memorializes Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history. Recently, ten years of redevelopment work culminated with the completion of extensive new visitor facilities. These include a new Visitor Center and Museum and the Presidential Trail, a walking trail and boardwalk providing spectacular close-up views of the mountain sculpture. The memorial serves as home to many animals and plants representative of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Click on Mount Rushmore for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The Badlands Wilderness Area covers 64,000 acres and is the site of the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land mammal in North America. Badlands National Park contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 23 to 35 million years old. Click on The Badlands for travel guides, brochures, and money savers to help you plan your visit.

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Mount Rushmore memorializes Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history. Recently, ten years of redevelopment work culminated with the completion of extensive new visitor facilities. These include a new Visitor Center and Museum and the Presidential Trail, a walking trail and boardwalk providing spectacular close-up views of the mountain sculpture. The memorial serves as home to many animals and plants representative of the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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