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About South Dakota

About SDWe want people to feel at home in our state and we go out of our way to welcome visitors as they explore our world-class attractions and phenomenal outdoor opportunities.

That's just one of the many privileges and responsibilities of the South Dakota Department of Tourism. We are here to serve the people of South Dakota and all who come to meet our Great Faces and explore our Great Places.

Contact Information

Find the mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address for the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

Department of Tourism

Our mission is to market South Dakota and guide the development of the visitor industry resulting in increased visitor expenditures and employment.

Downloadable Brochures

Several of Tourism's brochures and guides are available for immediate viewing and printing.
Take a look at these resources for more information about South Dakota.


Free MP3s, desktop wallpaper and screen savers featuring South Dakota stories and scenery.

International Information

Find links to websites and brochures in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Japanese. Overseas offices in these countries can help in planning your trip.

Multimedia Gallery

View photos and videos of the beauty and splendor of the state of great faces and great places.

Multimedia Tour

Take an audio tour of South Dakota. Hear about traveling the Black Hills, cruising down I-90 or I-29, and traversing the Lewis and Clark Trail. Listen to animal sounds to help identify some of the state's wildlife.

Our History

When you visit South Dakota, you will discover thousands of years of history that spans from the dinosaurs to the Cold War.

Request Information

Plan your South Dakota vacation with the South Dakota Vacation Guide and other free publications provided by the Department of Tourism.

South Dakota Facts

Did you know South Dakota has a state dessert? Find out other interesting facts and tidbits about our state.

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