Destination: South Dakota Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Karen Misuraca
April 30, 2012
The hidden assets of the Upper Midwest are not so hidden these days, as Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas are outpacing the economic growth of the rest of the nation. Clustered conveniently near international hub airports and with a location in the middle of the country, the main cities are catering to the meetings market by expanding and opening brand-new sports arenas, convention centers and hotels, even as other parts of the nation are mired in commercial slowdowns.
By Lisa Meyers McClintick
March 28, 2011
It’s hard not to think North and South when it comes to the Dakotas. In character, though, these states are more East meets West, city meets country. High-tech cities blend with Lakota drumbeats and artwork, the culture of cowboys, and a rugged spirit and landscape.
Learn about South Dakota for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Known for its ranches, rodeos and outdoor recreation, South Dakota is full of surprises. A perfect example of this is the state’s Black Hills on its western edge. Within an hour of Rapid City, visitors can see two of the world’s longest caves, hike to the highest point between the Rockies and Appalachians, explore the jagged red landscape of Badlands National Park and see the world’s largest mass grave of mammoths. If that’s not enough, there’s also dining at Mount Rushmore beneath the illuminated faces of America’s most symbolic presidents.