known for its famous rock sculpture, Mount Rushmore,
South Dakota is full of revelations, big and small.
The natural landscape offers vast stretches of prairie
and grazing mountain goats and buffalo while the people
provide quirky customs, such as Czech Days, the decoration
of the Corn Palace and reenactments of the Wild West.
Whether you visit this state as a stop on your cross-country
travels or intend it as a final destination, South Dakota's
wide-open spaces and people will leave an impression.
CARVED IN STONE Mount Rushmore
For those who appreciate both nature and American history,
it doesn’t get much better than here, featuring those favorite presidents: George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham
Lincoln. Their faces are 60 chiseled feet in length and
loom 500 feet above the ground.
FEELING CORNY Mitchell’s Corn
If you’re traveling through the plains and looking
for the perfect small-town-America pit stop, Mitchell’s
Palace is just the ticket. A tradition since 1892,
the town celebrates the harvest by decorating the Corn
Palace in 3,000 bushels of corn and 40 tons of other
grains. Different local artists are selected each year
to design the themed murals of corn appearing on the
building, which remain from Memorial Day-Labor Day.
BOOK A ROOM Hotels in South Dakota
Next time you are vacationing in the Mount Rushmore State, be sure to find the best accommodations. Peruse these hotel reviews, ratings and photos before reserving a room.