South Dakota is most well known for being the spot of Mount Rushmore. The mountain is located near Keystone. South Dakota represents 150 years of history in the U.S. The 60-foot sculptures are of former presidents and include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
South Dakota and North Dakota were admitted into the Union on the same day. South Dakota is one of the six states in the Frontier Strip. The state consist four major regions including the Drift Prairie, the Dissected Till Plains, the Great Plains, and the Black Hills. The Drift Prairie covers the majority of the state. The Great Plains cover two-thirds of the state and features rolling hills, plains, canyons and buttes. The Black Hills are situated in the southwestern part of the state and extend into Wyoming. They are rich in minerals such as gold, silver, copper and lead. Harney Peak is located in the Black Hills and is the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the French Alps. The state attracts more than 70,000 people to hike to the 7,242 summit every year.