A Story of Achievements
This souvenir from South Dakota tries to tell a nice story in a lovingly and colorful manner. There are themes of progression, industrialization which serves as an homage to the accomplishments that the people of South Dakota have achieved throughout its relatively short history. Missouri river separates the territory into the East and the West River differentiating the two faces that define the state's identity. If the Easterners are devoted to agriculture, the Westerners are more urban and represent the majority of the state population. On this side, in accordance with new times, the economy has diversified and focused on alternative energy industries and on biomedical research at top notch research centers and universities.
Places to Visit
Some of the sites that the traveler shouldn't miss include the Crazy Historical Memorial and Deadwood. Nature Buffs will be happy to know that Badlands and Wind Cave parks are open to the public and they are also great places to spend the day with the family. Black Hills are the state's best kept secret, these mountains are the tourists's favorite, walking through the pines takes the hiker to another level of experience.
The history buff will find many museums that will give him or her the opportunity to get immersed in the history of the state. Some worth mentioning include Buffalo Historical Museum, Fort Sisseton Historical Park, Lake Norden Historical Society, Pettigrew Home & Museum and W. H. Over Museum. Art lovers will be delighted to visit the interesting art collections exhibited at Augustana College Art Galleries, Dahl Arts Center, Heritage Center of Red Cloud Indian School and High Plains Western Heritage Center, which will give him or her a broad overview of the different artworks produced at different times in the history of the state. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.