South Dakota offers countless outdoor surprises, making it a
perfect destination for enjoying natural attractions. One of
the postcards there (and the United States) is Mount
Rushmore, known for having the faces of four former US
presidents carved in the stone of the mountain itself.
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and
Theodore Roosevelt can be seen from different parts of space
- from lookouts and strategic places to take
photographs. The attraction started to be made in 1927 and
it took 14 years to be ready.
Unforgettable sights in South Dakota
Mount Rushmore Memorial
This attraction is one of the most famous tourist
destinations in the USA. Here in the lonely southwest of
South Dakota in the Black Hills, four faces of former
presidents look down on the visitors, apparently
admonishingly and somewhat strictly. This fascinating
mountain sculpture shows the faces of George
Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore
There is a visitor park around the mountain monument,
which not only celebrates America's diverse history, but
also hosts numerous events.
Badlands National Park
If you want to spend an active vacation day, you should
visit the Badlands National Park. The grassy rocky
landscape contains fossil beds that are more than 30 million
years old. The mixed grass prairie is home to a diverse
flora and fauna, so an informative day is guaranteed.
Custer State Park
This state park, named after General George Custer,
offers comfortable lodges as a starting point for excursions
into the surrounding mountain ranges. Here, however, nobody
has to be a professional mountaineer, because there are
numerous paved roads that lead through bison herds. An
exploration by car offers the opportunity to get to know
this vast area without physical exertion.
South Dakota is a journey through time to the wild
west. If you've always wanted to see a historic gold mining
and western town, Deadwood City is the place to be. The
well-preserved and repeatedly restored western town offers
shopping as well as restaurants and cafés.
Calamity Jane's final resting place is in this historic
city. In Saloon No. 10 is reminded of the famous poker game
in which the no less famous Wild Bill Hickok was killed by a
revolver shot at his opponent Jack McCall.
If you want to comfortably explore the South Dakota
landscape, book a leisurely drive through the Spearfish
Canyon. It is 35 kilometers along the Spearfish Canyon
Byway, which overcomes a height difference of 610 meters.
Crazy Horse Memorial
The famous Indian chief is an integral part of South
Dakota's history. The Oglala warrior and his Sioux tribe
were at home in this state before the white settlers took
the country from them. The Crazy Horse Memorial honors these
South Dakota residents and shows the warrior in the form of
a large statue sitting on a horse.
Wind Cave National Park
This national park has one of the longest cave systems in
the world. When entering, visitors hear a whistle caused by
the escaping wind. Sometimes the sun bathes this cave in
warm light, giving the impression of golden rock walls.
Numerous wild animals such as prairie dogs, bison and
wapitis feel at home in the national park. The flora is also
quite diverse here.
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area
This popular recreation area commemorates the
brave adventurers and explorers Lewis and Clark, who were
commissioned by the government in the first half of the 19th
century to explore the still undeveloped western United
A reservoir on the Missouri River, huts, campsites,
hiking trails and sandy beaches ensure a varied leisure