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1880 Town Preserves South Dakota’s Past

Originally envisioned to function as a movie set, South Dakota’s “1880 Town” recreates life in a turn-of-the-century community. The town is comprised of  an accumulation of authentic artifacts and buildings that were abandoned when the production of the intended film folded. After entrepreneur Richard Hullinger received the abandoned movie set in 1969, he began gathering additional original buildings from
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South Dakota Showtime at Mitchell Corn Palace

The world’s only Corn Palace is located in Mitchell, South Dakota.  The building was first constructed in 1892 when the town was only twelve years old. The Palace has been a tourist attraction ever since. Originally, it was erected in an attempt to attract enough attention to the city to make Mitchell become the state’s capital.
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South Dakota’s Petrified Forest Preserves the Past

At South Dakota’s Petrified Forest of the Black Hills, a museum open since 1929 near Rapid City, the earth has preserved a cypress swamp 120 million years old. This was the time of dinosaurs—when the Black Hills didn’t exist and the entire area was a flat, tropical swamp (similar to the cypress swamps found now
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South Dakota’s Crazy Horse Memorial Dazzles

South Dakota’s Crazy Horse Sculpture can’t be missed. A visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota provides an excellent opportunity to see a work in progress to commemorate Crazy Horse—one of the great heroes of Native American history. Situated between Custer and Hill City, South Dakota, a granite stone sculpture is being created that will
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