Cheap flights to South Dakota

The state of South Dakota is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Great Plains region. The state capital is Pierre, and the largest city is Sioux Falls. South Dakota is surrounded by the US states of North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana. The state experiences a temperate continental climate with four distinct seasons.

What to see & do

South Dakota is divided into to two parts by the Missouri River. The eastern part of the state is home to most of South Dakota’s population, while the western part is home to the Black Hills, a group of low pine-covered mountains sacred to the Sioux. Mount Rushmore is also located here, a major tourist destination in South Dakota and the United States. It features the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a sculpture of the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore. Natural attractions in South Dakota include the highest point Harney Peak in the Black Hills, the Big Stone Lake, and the Missouri River, the largest and longest river in the state. The state is also home to sites that are administered by the National Park Service, including the Wind Cave National Park which contains an extensive cave network and a large herd of bison, the Badlands National Park that features a brightly coloured landscape, the Jewel Cave National Monument, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, and the Missouri National Recreational River. Within the Black Hills is also the Mammoth Site, which contains one of the largest concentrations of mammoth remains in the world. The popular outdoor activities in South Dakota are fishing and hunting.

How to get around within South Dakota

South Dakota is served by a total of 83,609 miles of highways, roads, and streets, plus 679 miles of interstate highways. The two major interstates that pass through the state are Interstate 90 and Interstate 29. Two National Scenic Byways are also in South Dakota – the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway in the Black Hills, and the Native American Scenic Byway along the Missouri River. Although served by four major railway carriers, rail transportation in South Dakota is exclusively for freight.

How to get there

The largest commercial airports in South Dakota are Sioux Falls Regional Airport and Rapid City Regional Airport. Sioux Falls Regional Airport, also known as Joe Foss Field, is located three nautical miles or six kilometres northwest of the central business district of Sioux Falls. It receives flights from Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Denver, operated by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, and United Express. Rapid City Regional Airport, located nine miles southeast of Rapid City, is also served by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, and United Express. The airport handles flights from Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Denver, and Houston.

Flights to South Dakota

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