You May Be Surprised To Learn That South Dakota Is Home To The Highest Point In The Country East Of The Rockies

Anyone who has ever taken a geography class knows that the west is home to the highest points in the lower 48 (with the highest being California’s Mount Whitney), but did you know that South Dakota boasts the highest point east of the Rockies? We were surprised by this fact, too, and are excited to share with you the record breaker that is Black Elk Peak:

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Address: Black Elk Peak, Mount Rushmore UT, SD 57751, USA