South Dakota’s Hidden Treasures

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Sylvan Lake and The Needles

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Iron Mountain Road

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The Badlands

 

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Crazy Horse Monument

South Dakota is a hidden treasure. Sure we have Mt. Rushmore, but that’s not what makes it special. We have Crazy House Monument and the Badlands, Harney Peak and Jewel Cave. My favorite treasure in the Black Hills is Iron Mountain Road, one path that leads to Mt. Rushmore. Its corkscrew highway and massive timber bridges are a testimony to the perseverance of man to dominate nature. It winds its way through Custer State Park. There are several one-lane tunnels one of which frames Mt. Rushmore in the distance.

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Putting the finishing touches on The Contraption, a dystopian novel dealing with conversion therapy and social inequality. It's The Handmaid's Tale meets Divergent.
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12 Responses to South Dakota’s Hidden Treasures

  1. NorCal Zen says:

    I loved this post! I visited South Dakota in 2013. Unfortunately it rained so much that I felt that I didn’t see everything that I was hoping to see. It just didn’t stop raining, and the wind was blowing 70mph the day we we’re planning to visit Mt.Rushmore. That said, I will never forget the adventure!

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  2. Jane Lurie says:

    The Badlands is one of my favorite parks. And I was surprised how much I loved Mount Rushmore, too. A beautiful state- nice Post, Angela.

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  4. I drove through South Dakota once, and will never forget the Badlands. The wind. I could sense the power and sacredness.

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