South Dakota Scenic Drives
South Dakota’s scenic drives are well worth an extra tank of gas. The wind in your hair, open road ahead, and nothing but breathtaking views out every window — it’s freedom at its finest. Thread a Pigtail Bridge in Custer State Park, follow the Missouri River through the lands of five Native American tribes, or take the back roads to discover true pieces of rural America. There’s only one rule: go where the road takes you.
Badlands Loop State Scenic Byway
Breathtaking rock formations and native grasslands filled with numerous species of plants and animals guarantee you’ll want to pause somewhere along the route to enjoy the view. There are 16 designated scenic overlooks that make for outstanding photo opportunities.
Native American National and State Scenic Byway
Stunning views of the Missouri River, diverse landscapes, and tribal history and culture are showcased on the Native American Scenic Byway, running north and south through central South Dakota.