South Dakota is full of the places and people we love. But it is also home to some pretty odd events and places. From tilted, mind-bending buildings to midsummer wrestling in mashed potatoes, this is a list of some of the weirdest places in South Dakota.
1. Cosmos Mystery Area in Rapid City.
Ready to feel totally unstable and start to question gravity? Hit up Cosmos Mystery Area with the family. They offer guided tours through some of South Dakota weirdest optical illusions.
2. Potato Days in Clark.
Yes, this town event really is called Potato Days. To make it even weirder, every year there is a celebrate Mashed Potato Wrestling event as a part of Potato Days. Because in South Dakota, we embrace weird.
3. World's Largest Pheasant in Huron.
This may be weird to people from outside of South Dakota. Those of us who call SD home know that this larger than life pheasant is just a celebration of the culture and wildlife we love.
4. Badlands 1880 Homestead Cabin.
Some might call this cabin rustic but paying to stay in a place without electricity or running water in this day and age is just plain weird. If you are into that sort of thing, you can book a stay at this little cabin in the middle of nowhere on Airbnb.
5. Dinosaur Park in Rapid City.
Life-size dinosaurs scattered throughout a park that you can climb on and take photos with. Need I say more?
Weird and yet beautiful, this compact expanse of treeless land is treasured by many. Each year, it is home to a hot air balloon festival. Visit this interesting natural phenomenon near Rapid City.
7. Porter Sculpture Park in Montrose.
Dozens of sculptures big and small are located in this park. From a 60 foot sculpture of a bull head to this dragon, it couldn't get any weirder or any more magical.
How many of these weird places have you been to? What super weird places did we miss?