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South Dakota Landmarks
Hills, ridges, buttes and river bends helped early settlers navigate the vast prairies of Dakota. Our unique landscapes still draw travelers and nature lovers with their rugged beauty. This summer, explore South Dakota geography from the Big Sioux to Harding County with photographer Christian Begeman.
Christian Begeman grew up in Isabel and now lives in Sioux Falls. When he's not working at Midcontinent Communications he is often on the road photographing our prettiest spots around the state.
September 16, 2013
Custer called it "a part of hell with the fires burned out," but modern travelers think the Badlands is a great place to visit.
September 3, 2013
To truly appreciate southwestern Corson County's beauty, it's best to take it slow.
August 20, 2013
Once a desert, the Sand Hills in Bennett County are now an oasis for migrating birds and other wildlife.
August 5, 2013
Northwestern South Dakota is rich with beauty and scenery at Slim Buttes, the Cave Hills and the Jumpoff.
July 22, 2013
This hard pink stone forms some of Minnehaha County's most dramatically beautiful scenic spots.
July 8, 2013
Get a taste of the Coteau Hills at the Crystal Springs Rodeo, a beloved northeastern South Dakota tradition.
June 25, 2013
Wildflowers flutter on the bluffs above the Missouri River's twists and turns.
June 11, 2013
The Hogback and the Racetrack, two landforms that surround the Black Hills, are bio-diverse areas full of wildflowers and wildlife.
May 28, 2013
Jutting out from the Clay County prairie, Spirit Mound lures nature lovers as it once did Lewis & Clark.
July 9, 2012
A deeply spiritual spot beckons travelers to Meade County with its rough beauty and vibrant history.