Cheap flights to South Dakota

At the Midwestern region of the United States lies South Dakota, part of the Great Plains region. It is the 17th most extensive, fifth least populous, and fifth least densely populated state in the country. It is surrounded by North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. The Missouri River runs between South Dakota, dividing the state into East River and West River.

What to see & do

A trip to South Dakota will not be complete without seeing Mount Rushmore, the state’s top tourist attraction. Located near Keystone, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four US presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into the granite face of the mountain. Mount Rushmore is one of the iconic symbols of the US, representing the first 130 years of the history of the country.

Mount Rushmore is part of Black Hills, located in the southwest part of the state. Black Hills is a mountain range spanning from the Great Plains in western South Dakota to Wyoming. It is likewise home to Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Harney Peak, Bear Butte State Park, Devils Tower National Monument, and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Custer State Park, the largest state park in South Dakota, and one of the largest in the country, is also found in this area.

Sioux Falls is the largest city and the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state. Visit Falls Park located at North Phillips Avenue and Falls Park Drive. This 123-acre park is home to important buildings including the Queen Bee Mill, Millrace and Dam, and Seney Island. Other attractions in Sioux Falls include Imagination Studio at the Kirby Science Discovery Center in the Washington Pavilion, Sertoma Butterfly House which is home to hundreds of free-flying butterflies, Great Plains Zoo, and Prairie Star Gallery which showcases local and national indigenous art.

Rapid City is the second largest city of the state. It is known as the "Gateway to the Black Hills" and the "City of Presidents". It is near the historic "Old West" town of Deadwood.

How to get around within South Dakota

Interstate 90 is a major highway that runs east-west through South Dakota, with access to Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Rapid City, and Spearfish. The other highway is Interstate 29 with routes through the eastern part of the state from the North Dakota border to Brookings, Sioux Falls, and North Sioux City.

By train – the NSF Railway is currently the largest railroad in the state. The other major carrier is the Dakota, Minnesota, and Eastern Railroad.

How to get there

Major airlines such as Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines serve several cities of South Dakota: Aberdeen, Huron, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown. The two largest commercial airports in the state in terms of passenger traffic are Sioux Falls Regional Airport and Rapid City Regional Airport.

Flights to South Dakota originate from any of these gateway cities: Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare International Airport); Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport); Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport); Denver, Colorado (Denver International Airport); Houston, Texas (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport); Las Vegas, Nevada (McCarran International Airport); Minneapolis, Minnesota (Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport); Orlando, Florida (Orlando Sanford International Airport); Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona (Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport); and Salt Lake City, Utah (Salt Lake City International Airport).

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