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Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mount Rushmore National Memorial Top Attraction!
National Park in Keystone, SD USA

National Memorial The four figures carved in stone on Mount Rushmore represent the first 150 years of American history. The birth of our nation was guided by the vision and courage of George Washington.


Wind Cave National Park
Wind Cave National Park Top Attraction!
National Park in Hot Springs, SD USA

National Park One of the world's longest and most complex caves and 28,295 acres of mixed-grass prairie, ponderosa pine forest, and associated wildlife are the main features of the park.

1880 Train -- Black Hills Central Railroad
1880 Train -- Black Hills Central Railroad
Excursion in Hill City, SD USA

Scenic steam train ride between Hill City and Keystone, SD All aboard for a two hour train ride through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota viewed from a new and unique perspective! The 1880 Train operates four steam-powered departures 7-days a week from early May through early October.

1880 Train's Holiday Express
1880 Train's Holiday Express things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Excursion in Hill City, SD USA

Take a train ride to the North Pole on the 1880 Train! Experience the magic as you take a one hour long journey from Hill City to the North Pole where Santa will be waiting to get on board the train and ride it back to Hill City. On the ride back, Santa will present each child with a special gift.

Black Hills Caverns
Black Hills Caverns things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Historic Site in Rapid City, SD USA

Beautiful Cave Black Hills Caverns offers a fun family activity with our Adventure and Crystal Cave tours. We also have offer gemstone panning and for those kiddos Five and under, we have a free crystal mine.


Jewel Cave National Monument
Jewel Cave National Monument
National Park in Custer, SD USA

National Monument Buried beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota is the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave.

Missouri National Recreational River
Missouri National Recreational River
National Park in Yankton, SD USA

National Recreation River

2024 Summit League Basketball All Session Tournament
2024 Summit League Basketball All Session Tournament things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
This Week, Mar 08, 2024 (Friday) Sports event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

2024 Summit League Basketball All Session Tournament March 08, 2024 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 12:00AM

68th Annual SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo
68th Annual SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota
Next Month, Apr 12, 2024 (Friday) Sports event in Brookings, SD USA

68th Annual SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo April 12, 2024 at Dacotah Bank Center in Brookings, SD 7:30PM


68th Annual SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo
68th Annual SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota
Next Month, Apr 13, 2024 (Saturday) Sports event in Brookings, SD USA

68th Annual SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo April 13, 2024 at Dacotah Bank Center in Brookings, SD

Atmosphere at The District
Atmosphere at The District things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
May 05, 2024 (Sunday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Atmosphere May 05, 2024 at The District in Sioux Falls, SD 8:00PM

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! at Dacotah Bank Center
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! at Dacotah Bank Center things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota
Next Month, Apr 04, 2024 (Thursday) Theater event in Brookings, SD USA

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! April 04, 2024 at Dacotah Bank Center in Brookings, SD 6:00PM

Breaking Benjamin at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Breaking Benjamin at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Next Month, Apr 12, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Breaking Benjamin April 12, 2024 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:00PM

Carly Pearce - Pre-Show Performance Upgrade
Carly Pearce - Pre-Show Performance Upgrade things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Jun 06, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Carly Pearce - Pre-Show Performance Upgrade June 06, 2024 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:00PM

Casey Donahew at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Casey Donahew at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
May 10, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Casey Donahew May 10, 2024 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

Chase Matthew at The District
Chase Matthew at The District things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
This Week, Mar 07, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Chase Matthew March 07, 2024 at The District in Sioux Falls, SD 7:00PM

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show
Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
May 24, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show May 24, 2024 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:00PM

Emo Night Midwest x Emo Night Karaoke at Remedy 611
Emo Night Midwest x Emo Night Karaoke at Remedy 611 things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Next Week, Mar 16, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Emo Night Midwest x Emo Night Karaoke at Remedy 611 March 16, 2024 at Remedy at 611 in Sioux Falls, SD 7:00PM

ESPN Knockout at Deadwood Mountain Grand
ESPN Knockout at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Next Month, Apr 20, 2024 (Saturday) Sports event in Deadwood, SD USA

ESPN Knockout April 20, 2024 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 7:00PM

HAIRBALL: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock
HAIRBALL: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota
This Month, Mar 29, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Brookings, SD USA

HAIRBALL: A Bombastic Celebration of Arena Rock March 29, 2024 at Dacotah Bank Center in Brookings, SD 7:30PM

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Best Time to Visit South Dakota


The best time to visit South Dakota is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's.

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Monthly Temperatures in South Dakota


Month Low Avg High
January 6.6 18.2 29.8
February 12.2 23.5 34.9
March 21.3 33.0 44.6
April 31.8 44.3 56.7
May 43.4 55.7 67.9
June 53.1 65.5 77.8
July 59.0 71.6 84.2
August 56.8 69.8 82.8
September 46.1 59.8 73.5
October 34.3 47.7 61.0
November 21.0 32.1 43.1
December 10.3 21.6 32.9

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