South Dakota is filled with stunning places but where can you go to get that perfect Instagram shot? Or that picture perfect postcard photo? Here are just a few of the amazing places in South Dakota where you can take the best photos.
1. Buffalo Roundup
A yearly tradition, Buffalo Roundup takes place at Custer State Park. Take photos of buffalo and other wildlife, all on a serene west river backdrop.
2. The Badlands
They may be called the Badlands, but they're great when it comes to photography. These unique geological formations are photographer's dream.
3. Wild Horse Sanctuary
What could make for a more stunning photo than these wild horses? We can't think of anything.
4. Custer State Park
This park has a plethora of endless photo opportunities. Forests, lakes, wildlife and cliffs - what more could you ask for?
5. Sunflower Fields
Find any sunflower field in SD and you'll have the perfect photo backdrop. Sunflowers are especially stunning when seen by the thousands.
6. Palisades State Park
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Quartzite cliffs line the river as it winds through Palisades State Park, creating the perfect place to take some stunning photos.
7. Butterfly House
Sertoma Butterfly House is the perfect place to take photos all year round. A sunny and warm environment filled with plants and, of course, butterflies is perfection.
8. On a farm
Drive out to any farm in South Dakota and see the scenery with fresh eyes. You may just walk away with some of the best photos you've ever taken.
9. Spearfish Canyon
Of course, the list would not be complete with Spearfish Canyon. Waterfalls, swimming holes, and the forest are just a few of the things that make this place so magical.
10. Falls Park
A frequently visited and yet underrated park, Falls Park in Sioux Falls offers stunning views both day and night.
11. Black Hills National Forest
Its a forest. Filled with wildlife. You can't take a bad photo here.
12. Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
South Dakota's hidden gem is Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Visit close to dawn or dusk and drive through the refuge to capture some amazing wildlife photos.
13. Anywhere in SD
Honestly, all of South Dakota is so beautiful. Just get your camera out and start taking photos to share our state with the world.