This Breathtaking Aerial Footage Will Make You Fall In Love With South Dakota Again And Again

It’s easy to live in South Dakota and start taking its natural beauty for granted. When you’re surrounded by endless prairie under big skies, the beautiful pines and mountains of the Black Hills, and the stunning rock formations of Badlands National Park, you tend to forget that not everyone in the country has these kinds of views. How about the mighty Missouri River?

The Missouri River is the longest river in the entire country, and it meanders all the way through our state. Along the river, you’ll find four lakes and dams, many towns and tons of beautiful parks along the banks. Locals define our state as “East Missouri” and “West Missouri,” and the river truly serves as a sort of boundary between the two unique parts of South Dakota.

In case you haven’t fully appreciated the Missouri River lately, take a look at this stunning aerial footage posted on by South Dakota Tourism. The footage celebrates the river and all it represents in our beautiful state.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

What’s your favorite thing to do in or along the Missouri?