What to do when visiting South Dakota.
It's beautiful in South Dakota! I want to really dig deep and share some of the historical background about some of the places we visited on a later post. I LOVE history and am the geek that actually reads the plaques, watches those informational videos and reads the brochures. So much interesting information! Honest. Oh the breathtaking views we saw! Here is a sneak peek:
Mount Rushmore is truly a beautiful thing to see. Of course, it's also the main thing to see when you visit. We had a beautiful day and totally enjoyed our time walking around and learning about history. There is a path where you can walk closer to Mount Rushmore. And, a museum that lets you learn a lot about the history about the creation of this amazing structure!
Custer State Park
Yes, you do need to yield to the buffalo in Custer State Park. Sometimes they just stop on the road and you just have to wait. But, when you see the little guys, you just enjoy the cuteness!
I had never heard of Crazy Horse before. If you loved Mount Rushmore, you should definitely visit Crazy Horse also. But, here is a mountain still being carved. The amount of work that goes into these carved mountains is phenomenal. I'm hoping to go back in a few years to see the progress. It's a fascinating process!
We found an amazing museum. Built right over a dinosaur dig site. Can't get more historic than that!
Wind Cave National Park
We visited Wind Cave. I'm starting to LOVE national parks. Wind Cave got its name from the wind sound you hear at the original entrance of the cave. I had never heard of this national park and my kids and I really enjoyed our time visiting this park.
Yes, we could see why they are called the Badlands. I'm just always amazed at how tough those pioneers were. No obstacle was too much. The pioneers had to get to the other side of the Badlands. It's mind-boggling that they survived the journey west.
More family road trip vacations.
This post is about more of the adventures we had in South Dakota. It was an amazing family trip!
South Dakota - More than just Mount Rushmore.