If you’re seeking adventure this year, it might be time to plan road trips to some of the most intriguing places in our state. Although some of these trips aren’t applicable year-round, you can plan your whole year ahead, as they take you to some truly spectacular places! Each trip listed includes a link back to the original article where you will find an interactive map as well as more details about each extraordinary stop. Put these road trips in South Dakota on your list this year, and get ready to feel like a tourist in your own state!

There you have it. Five South Dakota road trips you would never forget. Which one of these road trips listed above sounds the most intriguing to you? Keep an eye out for future articles for more spectacular road trip ideas!

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What are the most unique things to do in South Dakota?

In addition to the epic road trips in South Dakota listed above, you'll find all sorts of unique things to do around the state. You can embrace life on the prairie at the very homestead where Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie books, in De Smet, South Dakota. The site includes plenty of activities and camping. Sioux Falls is full of wonderful things to see and do, like visiting the Butterfly House & Aquarium or simply strolling through Falls Park. South Dakota also has the world's only corn palace in Mitchell, which you can visit. Now that's unique!

What food trails can I take in South Dakota?

If you enjoyed these road trips to the best sites in South Dakota, you might also love taking a food-themed trip through the state. Love tacos or other Mexican cuisines? Here is a Taco Trail in South Dakota you can take. It goes clear across the state, all the way from Custer to Elk Point, and highlights some true hidden gems. Restaurants you'll visit range from sit-down cuisine to practically roadside stands. If you're in the Black Hills, you can take a 2-and-a-half hour Ice Cream Trail for some sweet frozen treats. This is a great addition to summer road trips through the area.

What places in South Dakota should I see before I die?

Here are a few must-visit places in South Dakota that are worthy of your bucket list. Of course, Mount Rushmore is a given, but around that area is plenty of other top-rated spots. Wind Cave National Park, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, Deadwood, Keystone... the list goes on. This area is also rife with waterfalls, and we put together an entire South Dakota Waterfalls Road Trip highlighting the best ones.