Famous for its likenesses of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt
A region of barren ravines and cliffs.
The highest mountains east of the Rockies.
The Dakota, Lakota and Nakota Indian tribes make up the Sioux Nation.
Lewis and Clark in South Dakota
Lewis and Clark spent the late-summer and early fall of 1804 exploring present-day South Dakota.
The World's Only
is in Mitchell, SD. Corn Palace
South Dakota Agricultural
Producing corn, wheat, barley, rye, flaxseed, sorghum, soybeans, sunflower seeds, honey, cattle, sheep, and hogs. South Dakota is the second largest producer of flaxseed and sunflower seed in the nation. It is the third largest producer of hay and rye.
Archaeology & Paleontology in South Dakota
Fossils of extinct species, giant wooly mammoths and dinosaur bones have been discovered in South Dakota.
Major Rivers: Cheyenne River, James River, Missouri River, White River
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Author of "Little House on the Prairie" books
A Hunkpapa Sioux.
An Oglala Sioux chief, fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
L. Frank Baum
Author of "The Wizard of Oz"
Famed prairie artist
World renowned artist