South Dakota November 23, 2016
11 Questions You Can Only Answer If You’re From South Dakota
No matter how apparent they may seem, there’s just some things you can only know if you live in South Dakota. From historical monuments to South Dakotan behaviors, here are 11 of the all-too-common questions we get asked by out-of-staters:
1. Why did that guy just lift his finger at you?
That’s called finger waving, and it’s the norm. Stick around long enough, and you may just catch yourself doing it too.
2. What’s it like to sometimes experience all 4 seasons in a 24-hour period?
We're ready for anything and definitely pros at layering up. Pack everything you have in your closet if you come to visit.
3. What exactly is there to do in South Dakota anyway?
Let me remind you that we are home to The Black Hills, gorgeous byways, numerous hiking trails, plenty of scenic parks, and 2 historical monuments. South Dakota is basically an adventure seeker’s dream come true.
4. Don't other states have just as good sunsets?
That would be a no.
5. Why do you give directions using landmarks?
Because it’s the best way navigate from point A to point B.
6. Where’s the best place to get a burger in South Dakota?
Almost anywhere. But if you’re in Sioux Falls, stop by JL Beers.
7. Are North Dakota and South Dakota basically the same?
You don't really mean that question, do you?
8. Is the Corn Palace in Mitchell actually made out of corn?
No, but It’s plastered with several murals made from thousands of bushels of corn, grain, and grasses. Known worldwide as a “folk-art wonder on the prairie,” the Corn Palace is a pretty big deal.
9. My uncle Jim was just there for vacation last month. Did you run into him?
Yeah, all the South Dakotans ran to greet him right when he crossed the border actually.
10. Do you guys think it’s cool that “the faces” are in your state?
This massive, historic sculpture, known as Mount Rushmore, draws approximately 3 million tourists from all over the world, and we think that’s downright awesome.
11. Do people in South Dakota make it a habit to stop when someone's having car trouble?
It’s crazy to think that this kindness may be special to South Dakota. We truly are a state filled with people always willing to lend a helping hand.
Have you ever been asked any of these questions? What are some other questions only someone from South Dakota can answer?