Category: South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota

While staying in Rapid City, there were 3 attractions that we really enjoyed, aside from Mount Rushmore. We visited Custer State Park, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  There were many scenic drives available throughout the park, but we chose Needles Highway.  The […]

Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Monument, South Dakota

While in the Rapid City area, we spent a day at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  Within that one day, we were blessed with cloudy skies, rain, hail, and then sunshine.  It felt just like being at home in Chicago. We were fortunate enough to […]

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Driving through western South Dakota is very pretty, but as we approached the entrance to the Badlands National Park, it was such a spectacular sight to see the large, jagged “hills” rising from the Plains, seemingly out of nowhere. This was our first National Park […]

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We packed a picnic lunch and spent a sunny afternoon at the lovely Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  This was a pleasant surprise and a child’s paradise.  Multiple water falls tumble over the rocks of the Big Sioux River…and the kids had a […]