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South Dakota is filled with national parks, historic landmarks, and iconic towns. If you’re on assignment there as a PT, OT, or SLP — we’ve got you covered when planning the best weekend destinations.

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Crazy Horse Memorial
This carved memorial serves to honor all North American Indians as well as protect and preserve their culture and tradition. Make sure to take time to explore the Indian Museum of North American and the Native American Educational & Cultural Center.

Mt. Rushmore

Are there any words to fully describe the monumental mountain sculpture? You simply have to visit this iconic landmark to be able to fully appreciate its wonder.

Sturgis

Sturgis is home to one of the largest motorcycle events in the world! Mark your calendars for the second week of August and get your hog ready for this epic event!

Deadwood

Deadwood is the place to go if you want to experience the famous (or infamous) wild west! You can take a historic walking tour, see the final resting spots of some Deadwood legends, and even catch a dinner show.

Badlands

If you love the outdoors, this national park is like a dream! With it’s stunning canyons, prairie animals, and colorful formations, hiking and camping are must dos. You can event take a fossil trail that features replicas and exhibits of extinct species that roamed the land, such as the saber-toothed cat.