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Explore South Dakota & Check Out any of these Universities

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Visit an impressive array of universities in South Dakota.

Plan your next visit to South Dakota and be sure to check out an impressive list of attractions and charming cities.

You can visit eastern SD and cities like Vermillion or Sioux Falls, or head west to the Black Hills and explore Deadwood or Spearfish.

Whether you head west, east, or stay right in the middle, you'll want to find and explore as many of these top universities – enjoy a tour, take in a sporting event, or find your fun in the college town.

Whether you're researching schools with your soon-to-be high school graduate, or if you're simply looking for a fun way to explore South Dakota, check out these universities.  

Make your way to Sioux Falls and explore the University of Sioux Falls. Check out the Mears Library or the Jeschke Fine Arts Gallery.

You can make the drive in from Canistota and check out the sites in and around USF. Be sure to plan a day trip to Mitchell and visit the famous Corn Palace, an ideal way to experience the agricultural heritage of the area. 

In the charming city of Madison, visit Dakota State University and check out the DSU Trojans play football, basketball, baseball, and even track and field. Explore the surrounding area and visit Walkers Point Recreation Area, a choice destination during the spring or summer. Fish, boat, or swim at Lake Madison on your next visit. 

Find the University of South Dakota tucked away in the southeast corner of South Dakota. Making Vermillion proud since 1862, USD is home to the Bailey and Kathy Alfs Auditorium, and Beacon Hall. Explore both on your campus tour. Vermillion yields a tremendous amount of outdoor recreation – check out Prentis Park or Cotton Park, which rests along the shore of the Vermillion River

Out west in the Badlands, discover Black Hills State University, located in Spearfish. Originally known as the Dakota Territory Spearfish Normal School, BHSU today sprawls over more than 120 acres of land, offering stunning views and excellent adventures.

On campus, take a peek at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, and don't sleep on the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. Make your way to Rapid City or Sturgis and enjoy local areas of activity. 

Sturgis is well known as the home of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, held every year in August. In Rapid City, plan some time for the Black Hills Caverns, and the Journey Museum and Gardens – two of the best ways to spend an afternoon in Rapid City. 

No matter where you choose to stay in South Dakota, be sure to explore small towns and quaint cities, home to some of the top universities in the country. Fill your days with exciting and impressive events, festivals, and outdoor recreation in the Mount Rushmore State

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Best Western Ramkota Hotel

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