South Dakota Department of Tourism

Welcome to the South Dakota Department of Tourism’s web portal.

The Department is made up of two divisions: the Department of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. Together, weíre here to serve the people of South Dakota and all who come to meet our Great Faces and explore our Great Places.

Our mission is to promote the state as a premier vacation destination to all visitors and to support and serve the South Dakota visitor industry. Whether itís South Dakota's legacy attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial or our world-class pheasant hunting experience, itís a privilege to tell people about our great destinations. We love to share the story of South Dakota's rich Native American culture and the history of pioneers like Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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