Cheap flights to South Dakota

Located in the midwest of the United States, South Dakota - otherwise known as Mount Rushmore State, for obvious reasons - sits next to Nebraska, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota. With an area of more than 77,000 square miles, it is the 17th largest state of the USA but has one of the smallest populations of the 50 states (at slightly over 800,000), making it one of the least densely populated American states. Located in the Great Plains region, it was admitted to statehood in 1889, making it the 40th American state.

South Dakota’s rich, fertile soils is the source of much of the state’s wealth - agriculture is the main driver of the South Dakotan economy, with cattle and crops being its main exports.

Getting around

To get around South Dakota, one of the best ways is to simply rent a car and drive. The state’s extensive network of highways make driving easy even for tourists, and there’s so much to see that you’d want the flexibility of being able to stop whenever you want to for photos.

Otherwise, inter-city rail services are available; the AMTRAK rail network, for example, operates long-distance routes in and around South Dakota, and is efficient and reliable.

What to see and do

Strategically located in the middle of the Central Flyway - the expressway in the sky for migratory birds - South Dakota is one of the best places in the world for bird-watching, especially during migratory seasons. The state’s lush, diverse natural terrain also means that it is home to hundreds of species of native birds, making bird-watching a popular recreation in these parts. South Dakotan feathery fowl residents are greatly respected and appreciated, and the state even holds a massive birding festival at Fort Randall every year. Go on a birding hike or drive or attend a birding festival if you’re there at the right time of year for a truly South Dakotan experience, where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy the infectious excitement in the air when the feathery ones arrive.

But of course, no trip to Mount Rushmore state is complete without a look at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, one of the mighty United States of America’s most iconic attractions. Featuring the four faces of the country’s greatest presidents of all time - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln - sculpted into a granite cliff of South Dakota’s Black Hills, Mount Rushmore attracts millions of visitors yearly from all over the world, who come just to lay their eyes on the magnificent 60-foot stone features of the great men of America.

Flights to South Dakota

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