South Dakota travelers choose from 15 Best Western hotels.
South Dakota, known as the "state of great faces and great places," can be a snowy paradise during the fall and winter. Here, on the land that was once Lakota Sioux territory, visitors enjoy the expansive rural landscapes of the Badlands, Black Hills and Great Plains, incredible national parks, an impressive list of universities, and many historic sites. Find a new favorite fall or winter festival in SD, enjoy stunning landscapes, and fly into the airports of South Dakota.
Enjoy South Dakota's small city hospitality from Rapid City through Pierre to Sioux Falls on a fall or winter journey through the Mount Rushmore State. Speaking of, fall and winter yield fun trips to Mount Rushmore – experience the grandeur and stunning size of the great sculpture. Not far from there, the Crazy Horse Memorial is almost equally as mesmerizing. Check out both and countless other roadside attractions while embarking on a South Dakota driving tour.
The chill of fall and winter blanket the eastern Plains with soft, powdery snow. Be sure and take advantage of local snowmobile trails – get out there and shred. Explore the historic gold rush country of the Black Hills and attractions like the Blacks Hills Central Railroad, and take in some wonderful wild-west winter scenery in Deadwood. South Dakota is also rich in native history – visit Wounded Knee. Bundle up and make the trip – chilly South Dakota style.