Category Archives: South Dakota

Custer State Park

Custer State Park turned out to be a more than expected. We wanted to see bison, also called American Buffalo. Custer State Park near Mt. Rushmore is home to free roaming wildlife, including bighorn sheep, antelope, prairie dogs and “begging” … Continue reading

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Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore is… well.. Mt. Rushmore. Who hasn’t seen pictures of the four giant heads carved into a mountain in South Dakato? This is the American Mecca that everyone wants to see. Picture taking is a must for everyone there. … Continue reading

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Badlands

Yesterday we visited Badlands¬†National Park in South Dakota. It has dramatic landscapes of layered rock formations, steep canyons, towering rocks and ¬†scenic outlooks. When we were crossing the grassy foothills preceding the Black Hills, Morris asked, “Is this the badlands?” … Continue reading

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Pipestone National Monument – SD

“Do you think we have time,” I asked. “I don’t know, what do you think?” Mo replied. After going back and forth a few times, we finally decided to squeeze it in. It is about 50 miles there and 50 … Continue reading

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Corn Palace – Mitchell SD

  In Mitchell SD there is an oddity known as the “Corn Palace.” Since we were traveling almost right by it, I wanted to make the small detour to see it. On the Great Plains, cities built grain palaces in … Continue reading

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