Everyone knows everything there is to know about our world-famous Mount Rushmore National Monument and who built it, who is on it, and why it was built, but did you know that this iconic landmark is also home to a secret tunnel? Whether you did or did not, read on as we check out this super secret spot that was recently called one of the greatest places in America, the Mount Rushmore secret tunnel.

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Did you know about the Mount Rushmore secret tunnel? If you haven’t been, it’s definitely worth a road trip. Discover even more about Mount Rushmore’s history by checking out these photos of Mount Rushmore’s construction.

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Intriguing Locations in South Dakota

What are the strangest places in South Dakota?

The strangest places in South Dakota include:

  • Stratobowl. This is a treeless spot in the middle of a forest that has become the launching pad for an annual hot-air balloon festival.
  • Porter Sculpture Park. Come to this park to see sculptures of bull's heads, dragons, and much more.
  • 1800 Homestead Cabin in Badlands. This is an extremely old cabin with no electricity or running water if you really want to rough it.
  • Cosmos Mystery Area. This attraction has a tour that seems to defy physics with water running uphill and various other illusions.

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What are some unique attractions in South Dakota?

Unique attractions in South Dakota include:

  • Geographic Center of the Nation Monument in Belle Fourche. When you come to this monument, you’ll be standing in the geographic center of America.
  • Mount Rushmore National Monument. This massive sculpture of four U.S. Presidents is the only one of its kind.
  • The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs. This is an ongoing paleontological dig with more mammoth fossils than anyplace else.
  • Mount Moriah Cemetery. Walk among the final resting places of various legends of the Old West with a ton of history.

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What are some bucket list attractions in South Dakota?

Bucket list attractions in South Dakota include:

  • 1880 Train. This is an old train that you can ride on which takes you through the most scenic parts of the Black Hills.
  • Reptile Gardens in Rapid City. This is a reptile zoo with lizards, snakes, tortoises, crocodiles, amphibians, and more.
  • Ingalls Homestead in De Smet. This was the setting for part of the Little House on the Prairie books that is a must-see.
  • Winner Drive-In. See movies the old-fashioned way at this outdoor drive-in movie theater and get a touch of nostalgia.

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