No National Parks? No Problem!
Residents and tourists in South Dakota may not be able to do EVERYTHING they want, thanks to the federal government shutdown. Plans to visit Mount Rushmore National Monument, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and the Missouri National Recreational River will have to be changed. However, the great state of South Dakota still has plenty to offer.
Even with a temporary shutdown of the national park portion of Mount Rushmore, remember the majestic presidents can still be viewed from US Highway 16A, and the beautiful terrain of the Badlands can be seen on SD Highway 240 at park entrances via Interstate 90, exits 110 and 131.
There are still plenty of options for fun in South Dakota. Try spending some time in historic Deadwood, get your free ice-water at Wall Drug, visit the world’s only Corn Palace in Mitchell, stop in to The Terry Redlin Art Center in Watertown or visit Storybook Land in Aberdeen. The list could be endless.
To get more details on these places and to find more options, visit www.travelsd.com