The forested hills rising from the
prairie have drawn generations to
bucket-list landmarks and hidden
finds along the streams and trails.
The state's main thoroughfare
connects diverse stops like a palace
made of corn, trendy boutiques
and the Badlands' eerie beauty.
South Dakota taps the beer boom
with more than a dozen craft
breweries, plus a few entrepreneurs
distilling the hard stuff.
Authors and painters, bakers and
ice cream makers—artists have
thrived in this corner of the state.
From backyard orchards sprang a
wine industry that today pleases a
range of palates. Experience it at
the state's dozen-plus wineries.
Four lakes formed by the Mighty
Mo mean fun for anglers, bird-
watchers, boaters and campers.
Herbs and vegetables flavor
40 varieties of
The forested hills rising from the prairie have d
convenience and grocery stores (dakotastyle.com).
seems to greet passersby with a wave of his cowbo
Owner Brian Lintz adds a twist to traditional whe
through valleys and over buttes around Sturgis (h
Artwork enlivens this 1892 hotel- turned-cafe tou
Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Roadtogether c
German-born “Wally” set the menu based on dishes
Two interstates cross at Sioux Falls, and eras ha
Clockwise from above: Feed a giraffe at the Great
Diners come for flights of regional brews paired
topped with whiskey-caramelized apples, and corne
From above: Wall Drug's treats break up a long dr
The sturdy brick walls of this 1908 Chicago Milwa
PHOTOGRAPHS: KEVIN J. MIYAZAKI/REDUX, (BARREL) SH
Right: Windows at Wooden Legs bar open to the fer
The welcoming wooden lodge complements one of the
Fourteen rotating taps supplement the two Gandy D
come to life in Watertown native Terry Redlins p
From left: South Dakota Art Museum displays works
Bathed in natural light and overlooking the Child
Sandi Vojta traces her inspiration back ﬁve gener
Right: Experts at Valiant Vineyards lead tours an
This trendy cafe starts the day serving four vers