South Dakota Family Trip

South Dakota ranks in my top favorite family vacation destinations. From gorgeous, vast prairie plains to stunning barren, dry cliffs in the Bandlands to towering, granite rocky outcrops nestled among the Black Hills, South Dakota boasts iconic vistas that you will remember for a lifetime. 

There are plenty of fun stops, family attractions, and adventure opportunities to spend more than a week exploring. 

The landscape and culture is so unique that South Dakota deserves it’s own Road Trip Scavenger Hunt. Click below to download this free printable and enjoy your trip! 

Girl hiking in Bandlands National Park


Midwest Travel Bloggers know how to find all the fun and adventure in South Dakota! I asked some of my fellow travel enthusiasts to share their best South Dakota discoveries and tips. 

From The Best Road Trip Food to Living Like Laura in DeSmet to Mount Rushmore, Jody Halsted of Family Rambling covers it all. Don’t miss over a dozen articles with detailed information to help plan your South Dakota excursions.  

You will absolutely fall in love with the stunning photographs captured by Steve and Jess from Part Time Tourist. They share Five Fun Things To Do in Souix Falls that you can’t miss.  

Make a pit stop in Sioux City, Iowa as you head north to South Dakota. Lindsay Hindman from Siouxland Families shares the Best Places To Play Inside along with a long list of Things To Do in Sioux City

Stopping by Wall Drug and Badlands National Park is a must! Theresa from The Local Tourist shares what it’s like to spend a night camping in the Badlands in a blog post that reads more like an adventure novel than a how-to guide.

Michelle with Simplify Live Love blog shares about Two Amazing Drives to Take at Custer State Park.


Looking for more Midwest adventures? Check out our list of fabulous resources for Midwest Vacations and more! You’ll have a great time exploring the Midwest! 

Free Road Trip Printable Game

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