Most People Don't Know About These Magical Sunflower Fields Hiding In South Dakota
Kansas is known as The Sunflower State, so it stands to reason that it would have the most sunflower fields, right? Wrong! While most people outside of the state have no idea that we have tons of gorgeous sunflower fields in South Dakota, our state is actually one of the top producers of sunflowers in the entire U.S.
Did you know that South Dakota produced so many sunflowers? Have you ever grown them in your own backyard? Where are your favorite sunflower fields in South Dakota? Let us know in the comments!
Sunflowers aren’t the only gorgeous flowers in South Dakota! Take this wildflower hike to see some beautiful color. And South Dakota sunflowers aren’t the only thing to seek out in the summer. Check out more summertime fun in South Dakota.
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Sunflower Fields In South Dakota
What are some fun day trips in South Dakota?
A day visiting South Dakota’s sunflower fields certainly tops the list of fun day trips, but what else is there to do? Fortunately, if you’re on the hunt for the best day trip destinations in South Dakota, you don’t have to look too far. If you love animals, you must go to Bear Country USA, a seasonal attraction where you can get an up-close look at the bears. (A ton of photo-worthy moments await, so don’t forget your camera.) On those hot summer days, head to Devil’s Bathtub, probably the most unique swimming hole in South Dakota. Whether you live in or are just visiting South Dakota, you definitely want to add the Ingalls Homestead in DeSmet to your must-do list. It offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. A trip to Mount Rushmore, and perhaps a leisurely hike along the half-mile Presidential Trail, always makes for a fun day trip in South Dakota, too.
Are there any family-friendly hikes in South Dakota?
One of the absolute best ways to enjoy all that South Dakota has to offer is on a leisurely hike. We’ve got no shortage of family-friendly hikes in South Dakota, either. Even if your kiddos haven’t been hiking yet, one outing with the family might just ignite a lifelong passion. The 1.5-mile Notch Trail, for example, will definitely win over the littles with its climb up a ladder at Badlands National Park. Pretty awesome, huh? You don’t find ladders on most hikes in South Dakota – or anywhere. If the kids love animals, set off on the 3.8-mile Wind Cave Canyon Trail. It might sound long, but the terrain is flat. Even better, you’ll likely pass quite a few bison and elk along the way. Stroll to a tiny but beautiful waterfall on the 2.5-mile Willow Creek Trail.