We’ll take you on a journey to ‘the middle of the map’, where vast golden prairies give way to an explosion of nature. From the granite spires and pine forests of the Black Hills, to the mesmerizing buttes and canyons of the Badlands, South Dakota is utterly enchanting. But the wonders don’t stop at Mother Nature. When you travel South Dakota with Trafalgar, we’ll take you to the icons, like Mount Rushmore with its four legendary faces etched into the granite peak, and the Crazy Horse Memorial, another mountain carved masterpiece of the revered Lakota war chief. Our South Dakota trips take you to the soul of the state, and you’ll have the chance to learn about Native American culture from tribesmen Stephen Yellowhawk, witness a traditional Black Hills Pow Wow, watch the magical Mount Rushmore lighting ceremony, and even swing by Wall Drug, the country’s most famous roadside stop.
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"Many people come to South Dakota for the icons like Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, but they stay for the soul-stirring moments, like the magical mesas of the Badlands and the traditional Native American culture."Travel Director
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Other things to know before you go
Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.