These 8 Aerial Views In South Dakota Will Leave You Mesmerized

South Dakota is a state of stunning beauty. From the badlands to the prairies and the rivers to the forests, these aerial views in South Dakota are unbelievable. In fact, the beauty of our state is so true that many people have taken to using drones to capture images from the sky, which you can enjoy via these 8 best aerial views of South Dakota:

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3. The Missouri River

This enormous winding river runs directly down the center of the state. This stunning video captures the river as well as the sun-speckled clouds, giving all around perfect views of South Dakota from above.

5. South Dakota harvest

One of the most treasured times of year in the midwest is harvest. This aerial video perfectly captures the astonishing beauty that South Dakota residents know and love.

8. Badlands

What better way to begin and end an aerial roundup of South Dakota than with the Badlands? Since we can never get enough, here is a parting shot that was taken via drone.

These aerial views in South Dakota are just a few of the gorgeous views South Dakota has to offer. Which views are your favorite? For even more of the best scenic spots in all of SoDak (with or without a drone!), check out These Jaw Dropping Places in South Dakota Will Blow You Away.

The OIYS Visitor Center

Best Aerial Views of South Dakota

June 08, 2019

What are the most scenic places in South Dakota? 

In our opinion, every corner of South Dakota is scenic, but if you want the most bang for your buck (or you are traveling through and only have a short period of time), we recommend visiting the aforementioned Badlands, the wildlife wonderland that is Custer State Park, and/or the picture-perfect Sylvan Lake.

What are the most well known landmarks in South Dakota? 

We could seriously write a novel about South Dakota’s many landmarks, but for the sake of time, we will just highlight a few! In terms of man-made South Dakota marvels, there is the iconic Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Mitchell Corn Palace. If you are looking for something all-natural, we again recommend the Badlands, as well as Wind Cave National Park and Spearfish Canyon.

What are the best little known attractions in South Dakota? 

Do you want to beat the crowds at Mount Rushmore and Wind Cave? We suggest checking out a few of South Dakota’s lesser-known attractions, like the jaw-dropping Laframboise Island Nature Area in Pierre, Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon, and/or Hot Springs’ historic Mammoth Site.