Perhaps the most famous reason millions of travelers board flights to South Dakota every year is Mount Rushmore, where the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted into the mountainside. It took 14 years to construct this mountain masterpiece and today, more than 20,000 tourists visit the South Dakota landmark daily. But before people were booking flights to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore, there were prairies, plantations and the peace-loving Sioux Nation (made up of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes).
South Dakota has long been a land of outdoor beauty. First-time visitors booking flights to South Dakota might find it resembles one of America’s best loved novels and television shows, "Little House on the Prairie." Laura Ingalls Wilder grew up in South Dakota in the late 19th century and her admired stories took place among the backdrop of the South Dakota landscape.
Visitors booking flights to South Dakota should not miss the museums and monuments that proudly display the native arts and culture inherit in the state.