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  • Devil's Gulch - Jesse James Jumped Here

    Devil's Gulch - Jesse James Jumped Here

    Garretson, South Dakota

    Legendary leap for a legendary law breaker.

  • Cosmos Mystery Area

    Cosmos Mystery Area

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Two identical shacks distorted by the forces of gravity and crowd flow.

  • Porter Sculpture Park

    Porter Sculpture Park

    Montrose, South Dakota

    Features a 60-foot-tall, 25-ton sculpture of a bull's head -- and its creator may be lurking inside.

  • 1880 Cowboy Town

    1880 Cowboy Town

    Buffalo Ridge, South Dakota

    Animated characters creak to life to tell their stories of the Wild West.

  • Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

    Chief Crazy Horse Memorial

    Crazy Horse, South Dakota

    Bigger than Mount Rushmore. And more than a head.

  • Petrified Wood Park

    Petrified Wood Park

    Lemmon, South Dakota

    Forest of frozen fossils -- hundreds of spires, buildings and piles made from petrified wood in the 1930s.

  • Hero the Elephant

    Skull and Bones of Hero the Circus Elephant

    Vermillion, South Dakota

    A town's entire supply of ammunition was spent bringing down this misunderstood giant.

  • Hugh Glass Monument

    Hugh Glass Monument

    Shadehill, South Dakota

    Frontiersman Hugh Glass was nearly killed by a grizzly bear here in 1823. Glass revived and crawled, with a broken leg, infection and fever, 200 miles to safety.

  • Dinosaur Park

    Dinosaur Park

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Free park of concrete dinosaurs stand on a hill above Rapid City.

Trunkations

  • 42 Corners, 42 Presidents

    Trunkations.

    Rapid City - For decades, the civic leaders of Rapid City, South Dakota, have seen millions of tourists drive through town heading south to view the big heads at Mt. Rushmore. Full story

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