Signed into Statehood on November 2, 1889

SOUTH DAKOTA

40th State

Capital: Pierre

 

PLACES TO SEE:

  • Black Hills

  • Mount Rushmore

  • Sioux Falls

  • Rapid City

  • Pierre

 

NOTE: HAVEN'T BEEN THERE YET.

 

Named from the Sioux Indian word for "friend," and nicknamed The Mount Rushmore State. South Dakota is bordered by North Dakota to the north; Minnesota and Iowa to the east; Montana and Wyoming to the west and Nebraska to the south. 

South Dakota's highest peak is Harney Peak at 7,242 feet, the 15th highest in the United States. The lowest point is at Big Stone Lake, which is 962 feet above sea level.

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