Exciting attractions in South Dakota

Located among the beautiful landscape of the Great Plains, South Dakota is a delightful location to visit whether you're going for business or leisure. Many people head straight to its capital city, Pierre, or the largest metropolis, Sioux Falls; however, there are plenty of other pleasant places to visit.

Those who arrive at Aberdeen can explore this vibrant northeast South Dakota spot, while those who travel to Rapid City often come to see the magnificent Black Hills and Mount Rushmore. Plan your next trip to one of these destinations and check out some of the top attractions:

Rapid City
Along with getting easy access to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Black Hills National Forest, travelers who arrive at the Rapid City Regional Airport have a wide variety of nightlife opportunities at their fingertips.

The city is home to several popular watering holes, such as the Colonel House and Prairie Berry, though those willing to splurge may want to try the Firehouse Brewing Company - it's housed in an old fire station in the downtown area, and it couples craft beers with a variety of food options, such as German and Mexican cuisine. Other top sites worth a visit include the Crazy Horse Memorial and the historic frontier town of Deadwood.

Established in the 1800s as the command post of the Rocking Chair Ranch, Aberdeen is a charming city with a rich history. After making your way through Aberdeen Airport and stepping out into the pleasant atmosphere, start your trip by exploring its heritage at the:

  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum
  • Footdee fishing village
  • Tolbooth Museum.

Then, head to the Belmont Picturehouse to catch an art film, explore the exhibits of the Satrosphere Science Centre or watch a musical at His Majesty's Theatre. The city also hosts a variety of public events throughout the year, such as the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in early August and the Aberdeen Jazz Festival in March.

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