South Dakota October 13, 2017
11 Things That Will Always Make South Dakotans Think Of Home
South Dakotans know all about state pride; we have it in droves.
You may wander far and wide, but once you’ve lived in South Dakota, there are some things that will always remind you of home. If you’ve moved away, here are eleven things that will make you homesick.
1. Long dirt roads that take you to the middle of nowhere
Every South Dakotan knows that the best adventures start with roads just like this.
2. Herds of buffalo on the range
South Dakota isn't the only place in the country with buffalo, but every time you see one, you'll be taken right back to the Black Hills.
3. Tractors under a huge South Dakota sky
The harvest is a big deal here.
4. Little towns surrounded by snow-covered hills.
Deadwood is an adorable little town that's full of Old West charm in the summer, and a cozy spot in the winter.
5. Corn cobs
Some people decorate their Thanksgiving tables with dried corn cobs. In South Dakota, we get a little more creative than that.
6. Big red barns
South Dakotans are proud of their farmers and ranchers.
7. Brightly feathered pheasants in a golden field
Many South Dakotans live for the start of pheasant season.
8. A thick, juicy steak
Sure, you can get a steak anywhere. But there's nothing like a South Dakota steak.
9. The past Presidents of our great nation.
South Dakota celebrates America's past presidents in Rapid City...and of course...
10. Little houses on the prairie
We love our pioneer heritage, and Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of our favorite former South Dakotans.
11. Jaw dropping natural beauty
No matter where you go, you'll never find beauty like this.
What’s your favorite thing about South Dakota? Tell us in the comments – we love our state and we love hearing about what you love most about it, too.
Are you a South Dakota transplant? If so, you may remember these
14 things you quickly learn when you move to South Dakota.