The Missouri River In South Dakota Is A Beautiful Piece Of Living History

When it comes to famous rivers in the United States, there are none quite as prominent and historically significant as the mightly Missouri. Spanning an incredible 2,341 miles, the Missouri River is the world’s fourth longest river system (when paired with the equally mighty Mississippi) and has long been a source of both transportation and overall quality of life for early inhabitants. While the Missouri River is vital to America as a whole, it is even more significant to South Dakota, our history, and our general way of life.

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While we may take the Missouri River for granted (especially those of us who see it on a near-daily basis), it remains an integral part of South Dakota life that we should never take for granted. Did you know all about its history? To learn even more about the mighty Missouri, check out The Underrated Natural Wonder Every South Dakotan Should See At Least Once.