These 12 Towns In South Dakota Aren’t Big And Aren’t Too Small – They’re Just Right

South Dakota doesn’t have any big cities – Sioux Falls is the largest, with a population of just under 175,000. We do have hundreds of small towns that are both charming and peaceful. Today we’re going to focus on a few town that are right in the middle. These 12 places are big enough to have plenty of amenities and small enough to have that hometown feel. We’ve chosen towns with 5,000 to 15,000 people, based on 2016 population estimates provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. These are listed by population.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Are you lucky enough to live in one of these towns? Tell us what you love about it!

If you’re looking for some cool small towns, take a look at this list.