SD Posted in South Dakota June 09, 2016 by Katie These 10 Incredible Places In South Dakota Will Bring Out The Explorer In You These incredible places in South Dakota are enough to keep you busy all exploring all summer. Save this list and use it to build your summer vacation! 1. Wind Cave National Park Wind Cave National Park / Facebook Wind Cave National Park / Facebook Explore the cave and explore the park at Wind Cave National Park! Both will fuel your desire to explore and leave you in awe. 2. Hippie Hole near Keystone James Patrick Fortin via Hippie Hole / Facebook Photorator via Hippie Hole / Facebook Hike out to Hippie Hole and take a dip! Bring a picnic and make a day of it. 3. Washington Pavilion Washington Pavilion / Facebook Washington Pavilion / Facebook The Washington Pavilion is a perfect place learn science, art and so much more. Perfect for exploring on a rainy day. 4. Spearfish Canyon Spearfish Canyon / Facebook Troy Hendrickson via Spearfish Canyon / Facebook Spearfish Canyon is brimming with adventure. Hiking, fishing, swimming and bird watching are all popular ways to explore in Spearfish Canyon. 5. Children's Museum of South Dakota in Brookings Children's Museum of South Dakota / Facebook Children's Museum of South Dakota / Facebook Fun exploration for the whole family is a guarantee at the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Stop in to learn and stimulate your curiosity. 6. Sylvan Lake Kayla Grassn via Sylvan Lake / Facebook Hamed Imn via Sylvan Lake / Facebook We cannot say enough about how great Sylvan Lake is. Hiking from here to Harney Peak is just one of the many ways to explore. 7. Badlands National Park Badlands National Park / Facebook Badlands National Park / Facebook This park of naturally eroded buttes and spires will have your jaw dropping. The beauty of this park and the fossils found within it inspire us to explore. 8. Black Hills National Forest David N Woodbury via Black Hills National Forest / Facebook U.S. Forest Service - Black Hills National Forest / Facebook Roughlock Falls, Spearfish Canyon and Mount Rushmore all exist in the massive expanse that is the Black Hills National Forest. 9. Palisades State Park Palisades State Park / Facebook Palisades State Park / Facebook Climb king and queen rocks then go for a swim or find a trail to hike on. Exploring Palisades State Park day or night is a treat. 10. Oahe Dam Troy Huffman via Oahe Dam / Facebook Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield via Oahe Dam / Facebook North of Pierre and on the Missouri River sits Oahe Dam which creates electricity for much of the United States. If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, check out the beautiful location of the dam. What are your favorite places in South Dakota to explore?