What Are Some Vacation Destinations in South Dakota?


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Three popular vacation spots in South Dakota are Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore and the town of Deadwood. All three destinations are located in the southwest corner of the state.

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What Are Some Vacation Destinations in South Dakota?
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Custer State Park is located in the Black Hills and offers camping, fishing and hiking opportunities. A free-roaming herd of 1,300 bison is a unique attraction. Bighorn sheep, elk, and burros also roam the park.

Mount Rushmore National Monument is also located in the Black Hills. Nearly three million people visit the monument yearly. It took over 400 workers 14 years to complete the giant stone sculptures of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

The historic town of Deadwood, established during the Black Hills gold rush days in the 1880s, is a big tourist draw. The town is home to over 80 gaming halls, as of 2015.

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