A record crowd of about 21,000 visitors attended the 50th annual Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park.
Custer State Park was listed by Paste Magazine as one of the top 5 off the grid state parks that deserve national attention.
MSN.com ranked the 10 Best Safaris in the U.S. and Custer State Park's Buffalo Safari Jeep Tour came in at number 5.
Out with the old and in with the new. South Dakota tourism officials have unveiled a new marketing campaign to draw visitors into the Mount Rushmore state.
More people camped in the South Dakota State Parks this past year than ever before. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) reported that the parks hosted over 290,000 nights of camping last year, up 3.8 percent over 2013.
The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is asking the Legislature for a loan of $11.5 million for improvements and additional facilities at Custer State Park, including $500,000 for a world-class movie about bison that would be shown in the new visitor center being built near the park’s busy east entrance.
MSN named the best hotel in every state and State Game Lodge at Custer State Park Resort was the winner from South Dakota.
Friends of Mike Halter are calling him Tiger Mike after the Rapid City man reeled in a state-record tiger trout.