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South Dakota Travel Planner

Lemmon: Our Cowboy Capital

December 28, 2020
Real cowboys don't brag, but if they did, they'd have a lot to say about Lemmon.

DeeAnn and Stu Surma of Java temporarily closed their D&D Delights Cafe due to COVID-19 concerns.

Our Favorite Eats

December 21, 2020
For a taste of South Dakota, stop in at one of these beloved eateries.

Winter explorers may spot another visitor to the Glacial Lakes region — snowy owls, which are native to the Arctic. Photo by Christian Begeman

Glacial Lakes in Winter

December 18, 2020
Discover new outdoor sights and experiences in the lakes, sloughs, wetlands, ponds and rivers of northeastern South Dakota.

Eight Over Seven … In One


Rapid City’s Erick Sykora climbed the Black Hills' tallest peaks in one day.

The bald eagle s ability to float in the air, swoop and dive to the water is one of nature’s beautiful ballets. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff. (Click to enlarge photo)

We Winter With Eagles

December 15, 2020
Bald eagles find the Missouri River valley a welcoming haven during the cold months.

Flickers and other South Dakota birds will be recorded during the 2020 Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

The Count Goes On

December 11, 2020
Birdwatchers across South Dakota spot our state's species for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.

Is Sasquatch hiding out in the little mountain town of Keystone?

Keystone's Bigfoot

December 11, 2020
Sasquatch must be real — Keystone's throwing him a party.

Hot Springs has long provided a welcoming haven for our nation s veterans.

Warm Water, Warm Hearts

December 7, 2020
Hot Springs has long provided a welcoming haven for our nation's veterans.

Bison, Anyone?

December 8, 2020
The legendary food staple of the plains makes a great comfort food.

South Dakota's Sledding Hills

December 3, 2020
Fourteen favorite spots to slip and slide.

A Pheasantless Huron?

August 8, 2019
The future of the World’s Largest Pheasant could be in doubt.

An Original River Town


Springfield has suffered highs and lows, but they haven’t stifled the town’s spirit or creativity.

On the Quartzite Trail


Jim Kersten’s tour uses ancient rocks to explain 1.6 billion years of prairie history. Photo by Greg Latza

The Comeback City


Huron’s been down, but it’s never been out.

The Story Behind the Square


Escaping the bonds of prairie urbanism in Rapid City.

A view of South Dakota State University s campus from the Coughlin Campanile.

Burgers, Bells, Blooms and Brews

July 18, 2013
A busy day in Brookings, one of America’s best small towns.

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