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Where To See Fall Foliage In South Dakota Now

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's cooling temperatures mean the fall foliage will soon be on display as the leaves start to turn color. ...

5 Free Things To Do In South Dakota's Black Hills

AP | By KRISTI EATON | Posted 07.19.2013 | Travel

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Mount Rushmore National Memorial may be the most famous landmark in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but it's not the only o...

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South Dakota's Wine Tourism? | Paul Brady | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel

On a recent morning in Pierre, South Dakota, the fog off Lake Oahe was thick enough to rival San Francisco's densest greys. But even the most inclemen...

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PHOTOS: In Search Of Missile Silos In South Dakota | Paul Brady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The most terrifying thing about the mothballed missile silo in South Dakota is that it's just sitting there, right off Exit 116 on Interstate 90, a fe...

South Dakota's Surprisingly Cool Capital

Posted 12.22.2012 | Travel

Never mind that it’s the second smallest state capital in the union -- after Montpelier, Vermont -- this 14,000-person burg on the muddy banks of th...

(Almost) Every Billboard Advertising South Dakota's Famed Wall Drug

Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel

The famed Wall Drug, known to all who've driven across South Dakota and spoken of in reverent tones by serious road trippers, has become a travel icon...

America's Best Tourist Trap

Paul Brady | Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel
Paul Brady

Back then hiring a relatively obscure artist to spend more than a decade carving a sculpture into the remote Black Hills seemed like a no-brainer.

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LOOK: The Tallest Thing In South Dakota | Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel

The tallest structure in South Dakota almost isn’t. The 1,999-foot-high KDLT mast is so close to the triple border with Iowa and Minnesota that it a...

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PHOTOS: The Surprising City That's Home To This Graffiti-Filled 'Art Alley' | Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel

Hidden down an alley in the heart of Rapid City, South Dakota’s buzzing downtown is Art Alley, a graffiti-filled couple of blocks also adorned with ...

PHOTOS: 15 Reasons Sioux Falls Is Cool

Judith Fein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel
Judith Fein

When I told people I was going to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, they rolled their eyes, mimed munching on corn kernels on a foot-long cob, or simply twisted their index fingers against their temples, suggesting that it was wacko to go there. I took all of it as a challenge.

PHOTOS: A Trip To Deadwood And The Old Wild West

CarsTravelFood | Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel

When the HBO show "Deadwood" came out, it made this real old American West town a stop on many road trip itineraries.

High Plains Drifting

David Crisanti | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
David Crisanti

There is a surprising amount to do within a short drive of Rapid City. Leave your urban sense of irony in its holster.

WATCH: South Dakota's Landscape In Vivid Time-Lapse

AP | By KRISTI EATON | Posted 03.05.2012 | Travel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota spends millions each year to promote the state to tourists, but it may be the work of a Kennebec farmer showcasing t...

Water Parks In South Dakota: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 12.15.2011 | Travel

Water parks in South Dakota are often indoors, so visitors can still enjoy the thrilling rides during winter months. As part of a Huffington Post Trav...

Amusement Parks In South Dakota: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Lisa Lacy | Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in South Dakota reflect the Black Hills region. From animals and natural landscapes to kid-friendly amusements, there's something for ...

Crazy Horse Memorial Gets Funding

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Fundraising for the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota has hit the $5 million goal set by a philanthropist who agreed to ...

best roads to drive in america

Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel

As spring and summer are just around the corner -- yes, believe it! -- it's time to plan for the most quintessentially American of all travel vacation...

Adventure Shopping Alert: Pine Ridge Shop Offers Fine Lakota Crafts

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Woodard

"Visitors always ask, 'where's the turquoise?' " said Myrtle Cedar Face, the manager of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation gift shop. You won't find Navajo rugs or Pueblo pottery either.