South Dakota travelers choose from 16 Best Western hotels.
Big Presidents and a Little House on the Prairie – venture through South Dakota and see for yourself. Visitors enjoy the state’s old west, Native American, and small town heritage, the wealth of historic sites, and beautiful national parks. From the Badlands, to cities like Canistota and Huron, South Dakota is a choice destination during spring or summer – see it all on a scenic South Dakota driving tour.
Wounded Knee, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore – take a look at the worlds of South Dakota. Adventure into gold rush country in the Black Hills, walk the wooden sidewalks of Deadwood, and feel the spirit of Black Coyote at Wounded Knee – venture back in history as you travel through South Dakota at sites like the Blacks Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train.
Check out excellent spring or summer festivals across the state – visit the Corn Palace in Mitchell, and you won't want to miss Wind Cave National Park in Hot Springs. Of course, what would any South Dakota visit be without a stop at Badlands National Park? South Dakota's National Parks are truly mesmerizing in the spring and summer when the snow has lifted.
Spring and summer warm the eastern plains where bison roam today. Snowmobile paths give way to hikers and horseback riders, while the fishing is great in Spearfish Canyon. Towns across the state like Mobridge and Miller among the many, host stampedes, rodeos, fairs, and bull bashes – the summer sunshine is ideal for charming small town events and festivals.
Don’t forget Sturgis and the end of summer Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – one of the biggest small town events you’ll ever experience. In Watertown, be sure to soak up the sun at the Pelican Lake Recreation Area.