5 Reasons to Visit South Dakota

With South Dakota being Wild Bum’s Place of the Month for September, we thought we would give you a bit more information about it. The more and more we look into this state, the more we’ve realized that South Dakota may just be the best hidden gem of all the Midwest, and we didn’t have trouble finding many reasons to visit South Dakota.

This time of year is a great time to plan a little getaway to South Dakota. There is super nice weather, changing leaves, and so much to do. But, if you still need a bit of convincing, you’ll find 6 reasons that we think you should plan a trip to South Dakota in the post below!

If you need help planning out the perfect itinerary for your trip, check out the awesome guides that Wild Bum offers. You can find them here. They include everything from sites to see, places to eat, how to get around, and where to stay! Let us make this trip and easy to plan as possible for you.



5 Reasons to Plan a Trip to South Dakota

There are loads of sights to see.

First an foremost, there is no shortage of things to see and do in South Dakota. Check out a palace that’s made entirely of corn, a national monument, a quirky town known for it’s ‘free water’ and one of the most interesting landscapes you’ll come across in this part of the US… all in one state! You won’t have any trouble filling up your bucket list for places to visit and things to do in South Dakota.

It’s easy to do a road trip.

All of the places listed above can easily be added as stops on a road trip mapping through the state. South Dakota is a great spot to pack up the car and just drive! There are also loads of exciting scenic driving trails like The Needles Highway and the Wildlife Loop Road.

Offers diverse weather.

South Dakota, like it’s neighboring Midwestern states, has four distinct seasons. Each season has plenty to offer. If you like hot weather, go in summer and enjoy taking a dip in one of the many lakes. If you are a winter person, head there to enjoy the snow by doing some snowshoeing or snowmobiling. There is truly something for everyone in any type of weather.

Tons of interesting landscapes.

It comes as a bit of a shock to some that South Dakota has a super diverse landscape. There are open prairies, farmland, large lakes, and ranches that can be found throughout much of South Dakota. But wait, there’s more! Did you know that South Dakota also has mountains in the west? And to cap things off you’ll find the Badlands in the southwest. One of the most interesting and unique landscapes ever. You will be amazed at the beautiful and unique landscapes of this state.

Have a peaceful getaway.

With more shoreline than state of Florida and lots of open space, South Dakota is the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. There is no shortage of quiet and peaceful places. It’s the perfect place to getaway, relax, rest, and rejuvenate!

Are you ready to plan your trip yet? South Dakota has so much to offer for any type of traveler. Whether you’re taking a solo trip, a couple’s getaway, or heading out as a family there’s something for you in South Dakota.

Remember, if you need a bit of help planning it all out, we have got your back! Check out our South Dakota Guides for places to stay and eat and loads of ideas for what to do with your time there.

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