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South Dakota Office of Tourism Targets Adventure Travelers

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PIERRE, S.D. - From scenic bike riding to rock climbing and snowmobiling, adventure abounds in South Dakota. Visitors and residents alike are taking advantage of the state’s diverse landscape to make adventure activities part of their vacations.

The South Dakota Office of Tourism is updating the South Dakota Adventure Travel Guide. Inclusion in this booklet is free and open to all businesses in the state offering adventurous activities. The Adventure Travel Guide is distributed domestically and internationally to consumers and group tour operators to assist travelers in planning a South Dakota visit.

“South Dakota is attracting a record number of adventure seekers,” said Billie Jo Waara, director of the Office of Tourism. “The Adventure Travel Guide is full of ideas for thrill seekers to visit a wide-array of destinations across the state. South Dakota offers activities to satisfy everyone’s sense of adventure.”

Examples of adventure activities listed in the guide include: aerial tours, biking, farm and ranch stays, paintball fields, rock climbing, skiing and many other activities with an adventurous twist.

Tourism publications are a part of Goal 1 of the 2010 initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota. The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.

To include your travel destination in the Adventure Travel Guide, contact Eileen Bertsch, (605) 773-3301 or or visit for more information or to submit an application form. Providers are asked to submit information by June 1, 2007.