The One Place In South Dakota That Looks Like Something From Middle Earth

You don’t have to only imagine what it would be like to step foot into the world of the famous fantasy series by J. R. R. Tolkien. There are whimsical places all around, and this spot in particular looks like something straight out of Middle Earth. Take a walk through it yourself and experience the beauty of the scenery, regardless if you are a diehard fan of the series or barely know about it at all.

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Palisades State Park is located just outside of Garreston. The official address is 25495 485th Avenue, Garreston, South Dakota.

Are there any other places in South Dakota that remind you of a fantasy world? One interesting place to experience is the Mickelson Trail, an abandoned railroad trail that winds through tunnels, over bridges, and through forests. You can read more about it here.