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  • Buffalo Ridge Ghost Town (1880 Cowboy Town)

    Buffalo Ridge Ghost Town (1880 Cowboy Town)

    Buffalo Ridge, South Dakota

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

  • Center of the Nation Monument

    Center of the Nation Monument

    Belle Fourche, South Dakota

    Belle Fourche is the Geographic Center of the U.S. A big "stand on the Center" monument proves it.

  • Crazy Horse Memorial

    Crazy Horse Memorial

    Crazy Horse, South Dakota

    Chief Crazy Horse is bigger than Mt. Rushmore. And more than a head.

  • Death Chair of Wild Bill Hickok

    Death Chair of Wild Bill Hickok

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    Deadwood has become fashionable again, but Wild Bill Hickok's Death Chair has been drawing visitors for over 70 years.

  • Adams Museum: Deadwood's Attic

    Adams Museum: Deadwood's Attic

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    The entertaining detritus of Deadwood, including the gold nugget of Potato Creek Johnny and a two-headed calf.

  • National Presidential Wax Museum

    National Presidential Wax Museum

    Keystone, South Dakota

    Every American President, from Washington to Trump, they're all waxen and eerily lifelike. Nixon greets quarantined Moon Men!

  • 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.

  • Corn Palace

    Corn Palace

    Mitchell, South Dakota

    This corn-plastered edifice has proclaimed itself the "agricultural showplace of the world" for over 100 years.

  • Porter Sculpture Park

    Porter Sculpture Park

    Montrose, South Dakota

    Fanciful junk art statues, including a 40-foot-tall horse and 60-foot-tall, 25-ton bull head.

  • Pioneer Auto Show Museum

    Pioneer Auto Show Museum

    Murdo, South Dakota

    Sprawling vehicle collection includes the last surviving "General Lee" from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, and a car made of wood.

  • Reptile Gardens

    Reptile Gardens

    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Classic Black Hills tourist attraction has the largest collection of reptiles on Earth, including a giant crocodile named Maniac.

  • Dinosaur Park

    Dinosaur Park

    Rapid City, South Dakota

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

  • Cosmos Mystery Area

    Cosmos Mystery Area

    Rapid City, South Dakota

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

  • Concrete Outline of USS South Dakota

    Concrete Outline of USS South Dakota

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    The most decorated battleship of World War II is an outline on a lawn dotted with salvaged parts.

  • Wall Drug Store

    Wall Drug Store

    Wall, South Dakota

    This mega-tourist trap has been a vacation stop for generations of thirsty travelers -- it's much more than a drug store. Giant sign out front for those who want photo-proof of their visit.

  • 40-Foot-Tall Jackalope

    40-Foot-Tall Jackalope

    Wall, South Dakota

    Built out of wood by the Dahl brothers. Hollow inside, with an interior stairway.

  • Six-Ton Prairie Dog

    Six-Ton Prairie Dog

    Cactus Flat, South Dakota

    Twelve feet of paint-chipped, weather-worn, prairie-dog-resembling cement glory, next to a prairie dog town and the Ranch Store gift shop.

  • Graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane

    Graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    Two of the Wild West's best-known characters are buried next to each other in Deadwood.

  • Broken Boot Gold Mine

    Broken Boot Gold Mine

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    A real Deadwood gold mine, conveniently flat and compact for tourists, and right alongside the main road through town.

  • Days of '76 Museum

    Days of '76 Museum

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    What began as a museum about Deadwood's annual parade and rodeo is now filled with a wide range of Western memorabilia. And parade and rodeo stuff.

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