Articles tagged “south dakota”

South Dakota Finds That Overtourism Can Even Hit Small Local Sites

South Dakota Finds That Overtourism Can Even Hit Small Local Sites

Associated Press

Skift coined the phrase "overtourism" and we've led in covering it. While we have often focused on big spots like Venice, even smaller sites can get overrun with tourists. Creative fixes are needed.

2 years ago

Mount Rushmore at 75: An Unlikely Landmark Still Driving Tourism

Mount Rushmore at 75: An Unlikely Landmark Still Driving Tourism

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Where many large-scale historic sculptures are pompous political statements, something about Mt. Rushmore sets it apart in a class of its own.

3 years ago

South Dakota Is Counting on Park Milestones to Bring More Visitors

South Dakota Is Counting on Park Milestones to Bring More Visitors

James Nord, Associated Press

South Dakota has a lot working in its favor this year: low gas prices, Mount Rushmore anniversary events, and a broader centennial push by the National Park Service.

3 years ago

A GPS Error Is Leading Mount Rushmore Tourists to the Wrong Site

A GPS Error Is Leading Mount Rushmore Tourists to the Wrong Site

Jim Holland , Associated Press

Sometimes we all need a reminder that blindly trusting GPS directions might get us lost.

4 years ago

Cheap Gas Drove More Tourists to South Dakota in 2015

Cheap Gas Drove More Tourists to South Dakota in 2015

James Nord, Associated Press

Cheap gas and political instability abroad could lead to an even better tourists season in South Dakota in 2016.

4 years ago

South Dakota’s Tourist Icon Corn Palace Gets a $4 Million Renovation

South Dakota’s Tourist Icon Corn Palace Gets a $4 Million Renovation

Dirk Lammers, Associated Press

Attractions tied to a sense of place always mean more than ones you can find just anywhere. It's great to see a local community invest in something truly unique.

4 years ago

Motorcycles and Buffalo Are Bringing South Dakota a Record Tourism Year

Motorcycles and Buffalo Are Bringing South Dakota a Record Tourism Year

Jim Nord, Associated Press

What's really helping South Dakota is that it has events that you couldn't do anywhere else that are distinctly about the state.

4 years ago

How a City With 7,000 Residents Welcomes More Than a Hundred Thousand Bikers

How a City With 7,000 Residents Welcomes More Than a Hundred Thousand Bikers

Tom Griffith, Associated Press

AirBedandBiker.com anyone?

4 years ago

South Dakota Targets Midwest Visitors in New Marketing Campaign

South Dakota Targets Midwest Visitors in New Marketing Campaign

James Nord, Associated Press

Instead of the "Your American Journey" slogan, South Dakota tourism has gone local and personal with the "My Great Place" catchphrase and campaign. The slogan is an attempt to tout attractions and is also meant to conjure and individualistic state of mind.

5 years ago

South Dakota Tourism Takes Mount Rushmore Caricatures on the Road

South Dakota Tourism Takes Mount Rushmore Caricatures on the Road

Associated Press

It is easy to forget how constrained state tourism budgets can be if you are not Florida or California, as South Dakota tourism has just discovered Milwaukee as an attractive inbound market. Perhaps Kansas City in 2015?

5 years ago

South Dakota Leaders Are Trying to Figure Out How to Boost Tourism

South Dakota Leaders Are Trying to Figure Out How to Boost Tourism

Associated Press

Although South Dakota doesn't do poorly on social media (see SkiftIQ for examples), it has a very short shortlist when it comes to tourism destinations.

6 years ago

South Dakota Hotels Ready for Pheasant-Hunting Season With Few Vacancies

South Dakota Hotels Ready for Pheasant-Hunting Season With Few Vacancies

Scott Feldman, American News

There is a whole lot of country between NYC and San Francisco, and a lot of it looks nothing like the High Line or the Mission District. Lots of hunters from around the country want to "live like a local," and shoot pheasants in South Dakota. There is a market for that.

6 years ago