What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of South Dakota? Write down your top 10 list before reading and see if it matches ours! We have the 10 most common answers and they may surprise you.
There are those who think our whole state is made up of corn fields and nothing else.
Whether it's cows or beef, South Dakota cattle are infamous.
Have you ever been asked by someone if all South Dakotans still live in teepees? I know I have.
Though much of South Dakota is not flat, the prairie seems to be one of our most popular features.
5. Mount Rushmore
"Oh you live in South Dakota, that's where Mount Rushmore is, right?
South Dakotans love it and those from other states travel here to enjoy it. Hunting is a huge part of South Dakota culture.
7. Native Americans
Native American culture and history is strong in South Dakota. After learning about it in school, this is something that stands out about South Dakota to most people.
8. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
If a person knows nothing else about South Dakota, they have at least heard of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
And if they don't even know about Sturgis, they probably just think it's winter here all the time.
10. "Where is that?"
The question we will likely never stop hearing and part of what makes South Dakota so special.