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    South Dakota: The Land Of Insane Nature, BUFFALO, And Speed Demons

    There's more to South Dakota than Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands (but those are incredible, too!)

    This article was collaboratively written by Jenna Zalman + Buzzy, our creative AI assistant. 

    Let me tell you about a criminally underrated travel gem that'll make you question why it's not on every bucket list – South Dakota. This place is teeming with insane nature, buffalo that'll make your heart race, and the sweet, sweet freedom of 80 mph speed limits. Here’s a whirlwind tour of the absolute must-dos in this glorious gem of a state:

    Mount Rushmore: The OG American Selfie Spot

    Faces of Mount Rushmore

    Badlands National Park: Out-of-This-World Views

    Woman taking selfie in front of Badlands

    Custer State Park: BUFFALO! Need I Say More?

    Buffalo in a field

    The 80 mph Speed Limit: Because Who Doesn't Love Speed?

    Sign that says Speed Limit 80

    Wall Drug: Quirky Americana at Its Finest

    Kids on a statue of a jackalope in front of storefront that says "Wall Drug"

    Wind Cave National Park: Get Down and Dirty Underground

    Entrance to a cave

    Deadwood: Get Wild in the Wild West

    Sign that says "Historic Main Street Deadwood"

    So there you have it. South Dakota might be underrated, but it should be on every traveler's radar. The nature is insane, the buffalo are majestic, and the speed limits are high. What more could you ask for?

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