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Road Trip Across South Dakota

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The family vacation is a summer rite of passage.  Every year, thousands of people load up the car and begin a journey that will create lasting memories.  This year, make your plans to see the Great Faces and Great Places of South Dakota. If you’re traveling west along Interstate-90 toward Mount Rushmore National Memorial, here are a few places you may want to visit.

  • The World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell. The Corn Palace façade is decorated annually with murals made of South Dakota corn, grain and native grasses.
  • Lewis and Clark Information Center in Chamberlain. This South Dakota rest area is dedicated to the history of Lewis and Clark. Step onto the deck of the keelboat replica for unbelievable views of the Missouri River.
  • The Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo. See hundreds of classic cars and memorabilia from all eras at this family-friendly attraction.
  • Wall Drug in Wall. Home to free ice water, five-cent coffee, singing cowboys, giant jack-a-lopes, homemade food, a Western art gallery and a whole lot more.
  • Badlands National Park. This truly unique land mass features lunar-like rock surfaces and colorful plateaus. Badlands National Park is filled with water-chiseled ridges and rugged canyons perfect for hiking and stretching your legs.

For more stops along your route or to plan your South Dakota road trip, visit our Online Trip Planner.

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Wanda Goodman
Media & PR Manager of the SD Office of Tourism
Phone: Phone: 605-773-3301