When you think of romantic spots, South Dakota might not be the first place that comes to mind. We think you’ll be surprised to see just how many spectacular places in South Dakota are actually perfect for a seriously epic marriage proposal.
1. Butterfly Garden & Marine Cove in Sioux Falls.
Sunny and 75 degrees with hundreds of butterflies fluttering overhead. What could be more romantic? We couldn't think of anything, which is why the Butterfly Garden grabs the top spot.
2. The airport.
So your significant other is gone on an extended trip and you can't help but miss them far too much. Plan for a surprise airport proposal upon their return home. Not only will they be so happy to see you but they will be absolutely surprised and delighted!
3. The Badlands.
There couldn't be a better backdrop for a romantic proposal. Plan a trip out to the Badlands and top it off with a "she said yes."
4. Falls Park in Sioux Falls.
This is probably one of the most common places to get engaged in South Dakota, and for good reason. This park is stunningly beautiful and has a lot of perfect locations to pop the question.
5. The prairie.
All South Dakotans love the prairie; being able to see for miles. Take your honey out to the middle of nowhere for a moment they'll never forget.
6. Spearfish Canyon.
This might be one of the most beautiful places in the entire state of South Dakota. So why not make it the place you will remember forever?
7. Cascade Falls & Hot Spring Swimming Hole.
Especially if you are outdoorsy, this one is for you. Take a hike, take a dip in this hot spring swimming hole and then pop the question. Trust us, it will be totally worth it.
8. Near a lake.
A lakeside proposal is really something special. Even better is to have a photographer there to capture your special moment with an epic backdrop. This photo is courtesy of Corey Gross Photography in Sioux Falls.
9. Vertex Sky Bar.
Dinner and a rooftop proposal. Need I say more?
10. At sunset.
The best part about this is you can literally do it anywhere in the state! South Dakota sunsets are unlike anywhere else and they are seriously stunning. You can't go wrong asking your best friend to marry you at sunset.
11. In a sunflower field.
This magical field of sunflowers is just begging for you to get down on one knee.
Now that you have the definitive list of best places in South Dakota to pop the question, be sure to share this list with your honey. Which of these epic proposal locations is your favorite?