5 reasons to add South Dakota to your list

 
South Dakota sunflower fields 

South Dakota sunflower fields 

Sunflowers 

Fields and fields of sunflowers will make you pull off the highway for the perfect photo opportunities. 

Badlands National Park | Cedar Pass campground - Site 41 (for the view, of course!)

Badlands National Park | Cedar Pass campground - Site 41 (for the view, of course!)

Badlands National Park 

I never thought I'd be so excited to spread the word about the Badlands, but they are truly beautiful! We chose Cedar Pass campground because we were able to book in advance and we were not disappointed. As the bison roamed, we watched the sunset peacefully over the Badlands and patiently awaited the night sky. Words cannot describe the countless stars we saw that night. 

Deadwood, South Dakota 

Deadwood, South Dakota 

Deadwood 

You don't need much time in Deadwood in order to feel like you took a step back in time to discover a city with a creek full of gold. 

 

Mount Rushmore 

Mount Rushmore 

The Wildlife 

The Wildlife 

The Wildlife

Last, but certainly not least, you get to see these guys! Prairie dogs are everywhere and each one will happily pose for the perfect insta post. Other animals that will literally stop you in your tracks are the roaming bison, elk, moose, eagles and much more.