South Dakota November 13, 2018
This Is Being Called The Most Charming Small Town In All Of South Dakota
When one of your beloved state towns receives national recognition and attention, it calls for celebration! While we South Dakotans are used to this sort of accolade, we still cannot help but share when America is abuzz with the Mount Rushmore State, which is why we are positively giddy over the fact that one of our towns was recently called one of the most charming in the country:
Recently released by
Reader's Digest was their list of "The Most Charming Small Town in Every State," which named Hill City as their choice for South Dakota!
Nicknamed the "Heart of the Hills," Hill City was established in 1876 as the first Black Hills gold settlement that - despite the area mines drying up - has remained both relevant and popular.
, Hill City was an obvious choice, as it is a "quintessential American small town with flower-filled baskets lining Main Street and scenic landscapes surrounding it." Reader's Digest
As if the town's aesthetics were not reason enough to visit, the town of less than 1,000 also packs a punch in terms of attractions, thanks to its museums...
Pictured is the South Dakota State Railroad Museum, which features a number of exciting exhibits ranging from vintage artifacts to old train cars you can actually tour!
Red Ass Rhubarb will forever be my fave!
...and, of course, the iconic 1880 Train!
All aboard the 1880 Train, which offers scenic tours of the beautiful Black Hills via an old steam train.
Don't forget to check out all of Hill City's upcoming events, as the town always has an incredible festival or special event up its sleeve.
After seeing and hearing all of this, is it any wonder that Hill City was named the best?! We didn’t think so! Discover even more of our favorite small South Dakota towns by clicking
This Quaint South Dakota Town Will Be Your New Favorite Destination.