Hello and welcome to my next Travel Destination Guide sharing Amazing Travel Adventures – South Dakota. Here you will find Presidential Monuments, Fossils from Long Ago, Gold and so much more. Let’s travel South Dakota style.
French Creek and Four Presidents and Famous Towns – South Dakota
1. The French Creek is found within Custer State Park and Wildlife Reserve. Custer State Park is over 71,000 acres located in the Black Hills area. There is camping, fishing, hiking and so much more. To see more of what the Park has to offer visit their website at www.gfp.sd.gov or click here.
2. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in Keystone, South Carolina. This world famous sculpture carved into granite showcases Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. To learn more about its history and design details visit www.nps.gov or click here.
3. Deadwood is an old gold rush town located in South Dakota. Deadwood has cemeteries, and exhibits, and history, and gold, and so much more. The website states the town offers fun for all day and night. To start planning your next amazing adventure visit www.deadwood.com or click here.
Badlands and Big Bones and Bridal Veil Falls – South Dakota Adventures
1. Badlands National Park is located in Cedar Pass, South Dakota. The Park features layered rock, fossil beds, steep canyons, bison, sheep, prairie dogs and so much more. Trip planning for camping, hiking and sight seeing check out www.nps.gov or click here.
2. The Mammoth Site is located in Hot Springs, South Dakota. The site is the largest mammoth research facility that offers self guided tours and an active archeological digs. To see programs and events available visit www.mammoth site.org or click here.
3. Bridal Veil Falls is located in Spearfish, South Dakota. Standing 60 feet high Bridal Veil Falls is the most accessible waterfall, of the three within the canyon. Bridal Veil’s observation platform is worth the climb for amazing breathtaking views at the top. To see more visit their website at www.visitspearfish.com or click here.
Petrified Parks and Pining for Gold and Percussion Instruments – South Dakota
1. Petrified Wood Park is located in Lemmon, South Dakota. The park was constructed between 1930 – 1932 with dozens of fossils and rocks from nearby areas. There are over 100 towers, structures and other formations. Admission is FREE. To view park hours and COVID restrictions visit www.petrified-museums.edna.io or click here.
2. Big Thunder Gold Mine is located in Keystone, South Dakota. The Mine / Museum offers guided tours of the gold mine, plus gold and gem mining. The Big Thunder grounds has picnic areas, is pet friendly and so much more. To view schedules and prices check www.bigthundermine.com or click here.
3. National Music Museum is located on the University of South Dakota campus. The museum contains over 15,000 instruments from different parts of the world and different parts of history. Currently the museum is under renovations. Check www.nmmusd.org or click here for updates.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – South Dakota
Thanks for joining me as we discovered Amazing Travel Adventures – South Dakota. This week we discovered French Creeks, Badlands, Petrified Parks and so much more. South Dakota has so much to offer. Did your favorite South Dakota must see and must do make my list? If not, please share in the comments below.
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