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South Dakota: Pierre to Mount Rushmore

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A lovely countryside trip to one of America’s greatest monuments, Mount Rushmore’s ‘Shrine of Democracy’, with many possible detours along the way. Starting off driving through South Dakota on Highway 83, a great drive over the Missouri River and expansive grasslands, then the I-90 west to Rapid City, the old gold-mining town, followed by Highways 16 and 244. For detours, the Badlands National Park, Sturgis, Spearfish, Deadwood and the Crazy Horse Memorial are all recommended. Buffalo burgers are certainly worth a try in Murdo. The little known cave, the Hall of Records, behind the presidents’ heads, is also well worth investigating.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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