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South Dakota Tourism and Sightseeing
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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 cave tours, gemstone panning and for young children, a free crystal mine. You can explore the beautiful underground wind caverns, dig and sluice for rocks and gemstones in a lovely Black Hills location.


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

Mitchell Area Community Theatre
Mitchell Area Community Theatre things to do on a rainy day in South Dakota
Theatre in Mitchell, SD USA

Community Theatre-Performing Arts Center We are a local area community theatre/performing arts center in Mitchell, SD. We perform five productions during our normal season. Our five season shows normally run in July, October, December, February and May and consist of musicals, dramas and comedies.

The Elks Theatre
The Elks Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Theatre in Rapid City, SD USA

Historic downtown facility the hosts all types of events. Our historic main auditorium seats over 600 and host a wide variety of events: movies, film festivals, concerts, corporate seminars, private parties, ect.. Our screening room was the historic ballroom, with the dome ceiling preserved.


Virtual Detective Games
Virtual Detective Games things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Live action online games! We are offering several new forms of entertainment and live action games all from the comfort of your home online including CyberSleuth, Follow Me, and Partners in Crime...

Brulé at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Brulé at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 03, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Brulé December 03, 2021 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

Hairball at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Hairball at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Nov 12, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Hairball November 12, 2021 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

Home Free at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Home Free at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Jul 16, 2021 (Friday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Home Free July 16, 2021 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

Home Free at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Home Free at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
Jul 17, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Home Free July 17, 2021 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 8:00PM

PBR: Unleash the Beast at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
PBR: Unleash the Beast at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Apr 09, 2021 (Friday) Sports event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

PBR: Unleash the Beast April 09, 2021 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:45PM

Red Dirt Fest at Deadwood Mountain Grand
Red Dirt Fest at Deadwood Mountain Grand things to do on a rainy day in Rapid City, SD
May 15, 2021 (Saturday) Concert event in Deadwood, SD USA

Red Dirt Fest May 15, 2021 at Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD 5:00PM

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Des Moines Buccaneers things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Next Month, Mar 12, 2021 (Friday) Sports event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Des Moines Buccaneers March 12, 2021 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:05PM

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Des Moines Buccaneers things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Next Month, Mar 13, 2021 (Saturday) Sports event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Des Moines Buccaneers March 13, 2021 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:05PM

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Fargo Force
Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Fargo Force things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Next Month, Mar 27, 2021 (Saturday) Sports event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Fargo Force March 27, 2021 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:05PM

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Lincoln Stars
Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Lincoln Stars things to do on a rainy day in Sioux Falls, SD
Next Month, Mar 16, 2021 (Tuesday) Sports event in Sioux Falls, SD USA

Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Lincoln Stars March 16, 2021 at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, SD 7:05PM

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Best Places to Stay in South Dakota


Best Western Ramkota Hotel Aberdeen
Guest Score:
From $104 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Quality Inn & Suites Airport North
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Red Carpet Inn & Suites North Sioux City
Guest Score:
From $60 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Travelodge by Wyndham Rapid City
Guest Score:
From $35 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.

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.

Spring Visit South Dakota in the summerSummer Visit South Dakota in the fallFall Winter


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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