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South Dakota National Parks

Badlands National Park

Created by the forces of water, carving amazing pinnacles and gullies, The Badlands and it's cliffs have been transformed for the past half million years.

Jewel Cave National Monument

Recognized as the third longest cave in the world, it comprises chambers connected by narrow passages, decorated with calcite crystals and other speleothems.

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis & Clark opened a window onto the west for the young United States.

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Preserves and interprets the Minuteman II launch facility in South Dakota which will tell the story of how the Minuteman Missile played a strategic role in the defense of our country during the Cold War.

Missouri National Recreational River

Two segments (126 miles) of the Missouri River are protected in South Dakota and Nebraska, affording opportunities for fishing and boating.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Colossal heads of Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln were sculpted by Gutzon Borglum on the face of a granite mountain.

Wind Cave National Park

This park features one of the world's longest and most complex caves, with an outstanding display of boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite fins resembling honeycombs.

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