Road Trips in South Dakota

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Epic Road Trips in South Dakota

For the most epic road trips in South Dakota, don't just stop at Mount Rushmore: this state offers some of the best stretches of highway in the country. It's hard to see this state any other way, due to limited public transportation and few airports. So it only makes sense to see it the best way possible: in a good old-fashioned automobile.

Road Trips in South Dakota: Top Accommodations

Cabin Deadwood
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Deadwood, Lawrence County, South Dakota
from $70
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4.8
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House Watertown
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota
from $114
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4.7
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Cabin Hill City
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hill City, West Pennington, South Dakota
from $120
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4.4
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House Madison
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Madison, Herman Township, South Dakota
from $76
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4.7
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House Pierre
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota
from $42
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4.8
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House Rapid City
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $120
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4.9
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House Aberdeen
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
from $115
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4.8
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Cabin Rapid City
Cabin ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Rapid City, Central Pennington, South Dakota
from $163
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4.2
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House Keystone
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Keystone, Mount Rushmore UT, South Dakota
from $136
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4.9
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Most Scenic Road Trips in South Dakota

It might be a surprise to know that South Dakota has some of the most breathtaking landscapes to see in all of the United States. Hit the road in style with our list of unforgettable places to visit along the way to have an unforgettable road trip in South Dakota.

  • 1. Custer State Park

    Hidden in the Black Hills, Custer State Park is a place worth sticking around in one of the various scenic campgrounds, if you enjoy the outdoors. Here you can catch glimpses of South Dakota's wildlife if you're lucky, or go trout fishing or swimming at the beach.

  • 2. Sioux Falls

    See the rushing waterfalls at Sioux Falls, one of the most lovely places to get a glimpse of cascades in South Dakota. You can park and take a scenic hike or bike ride around the Sioux Falls Park. Or just awe at the flowing water as it falls down the quartzite rock formations.

  • 3. Mt Rushmore

    Of course, you can't go on a road trip in South Dakota and skip this iconic attraction. Based in Keystone, there's a lot more to see beyond the carved-out faces of former presidents: expect to pan for gold in a goldmine or visit a wax museum too.

Best Places to Stay for Road Trips in South Dakota

House Keystone
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Keystone, Mount Rushmore UT, South Dakota
from $126
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5.0
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House Hot Springs
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hot Springs, Northeast Fall River, South Dakota
from $95
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4.9
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House Lead
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Lead, South Lawrence Unorganized Territory, South Dakota
from $144
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5.0
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