Highest-rated things to do in South Dakota, according to Tripadvisor

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December 26, 2021
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Highest-rated things to do in South Dakota, according to Tripadvisor

Whether you’ve lived in South Dakota your whole life or are planning a trip there for the first time, there are plenty of things to do no matter your tastes. From historic landmarks and museums to stunning parks and hiking trails, Stacker compiled a list of the highest things to do in South Dakota on Tripadvisor.

The list includes must-see sites, unusual activities off the beaten path, iconic buildings and museums, and plenty of places you’re likely to have heard of and still others that may be new to you. Whether you’re a seasoned local or looking for something fun to do during your visit, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the highest-rated things to do in South Dakota.

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#30. Needles Eye

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,687 reviews)
- Category: Geologic Formations
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#29. Downtown Rapid City

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,251 reviews)
- Category: Neighborhoods
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#28. Spearfish Canyon

- Rating: 5 / 5 (774 reviews)
- Category: Canyons
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#27. Days of '76 Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (238 reviews)
- Category: History Museums
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#26. Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (267 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums
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#25. Rushmore Tramway Adventures

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,338 reviews)
- Category: Amusement & Theme Parks
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#24. The Museum @ Black Hills Institute

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (262 reviews)
- Category: Natural History Museums
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#23. South Dakota Air and Space Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (904 reviews)
- Category: Military Museums, Speciality Museums
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#22. Broken Boot Gold Mine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (375 reviews)
- Category: Mines
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#21. SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (532 reviews)
- Category: Hiking Trails
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#20. Tatanka: Story of the Bison

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (419 reviews)
- Category: Speciality Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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#19. Badlands National Park

- Rating: 5 / 5 (743 reviews)
- Category: National Parks
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#18. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Category: Sporting Events
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#17. Storybook Island

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (803 reviews)
- Category: Amusement & Theme Parks
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#16. Sylvan Lake

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,901 reviews)
- Category: Bodies of Water
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#15. Adams Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (683 reviews)
- Category: History Museums
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#14. Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,668 reviews)
- Category: Natural History Museums, Science Museums
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#13. Historic Old Town

- Rating: 4 / 5 (1,140 reviews)
- Category: Historic Walking Areas
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#12. Iron Mountain Road

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,647 reviews)
- Category: Scenic Drives
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#11. Loop Road

- Rating: 5 / 5 (1,930 reviews)
- Category: Scenic Drives
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#10. Black Elk Peak

- Rating: 5 / 5 (282 reviews)
- Category: Mountains
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#9. Mount Moriah Cemetery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,774 reviews)
- Category: Cemeteries
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#8. Wildlife Loop Road

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,652 reviews)
- Category: Scenic Drives
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#7. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11,329 reviews)
- Category: National Parks, Monuments & Statues
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#6. Adams House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (479 reviews)
- Category: Historic Sites, History Museums
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#5. Custer State Park

- Rating: 5 / 5 (5,884 reviews)
- Category: State Parks
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#4. Falls Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,264 reviews)
- Category: Parks
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#3. Reptile Gardens

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,204 reviews)
- Category: Nature & Wildlife Areas, Zoos
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#2. Needles Highway

- Rating: 5 / 5 (882 reviews)
- Category: Scenic Drives
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#1. Bear Country USA

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,010 reviews)
- Category: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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