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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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Hill City, South Dakota: The Heart of the Black Hills

The Black Hills and Badlands region of South Dakota is bursting with incredible natural attractions, surreal geological formations, historic Wild West-flavored townships and major All-American attractions. Sitting at the center of it all is humble Hill City, a tiny gold rush-era community that’s home to fewer than 1,000 year-round residents. At first glance, Hill City
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