Animals Wallpaper, Badlands Vistas, and More About South Dakota

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Scroll down for an amazing gallery of animals wallpaper, Badlands vistas, and other original photo images from South Dakota.

Above: Bison wander the roads like pedestrians on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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Fast Facts South Dakota

1. The official state flower of South Dakota is the American Pasqueflower.

2. The official state tree of South Dakota is the Black Hills Spruce.

3. The official state bird of South Dakota is the Ring-Necked Pheasant.

4. South Dakota is home to 14 State Parks. 

5. The state of South Dakota is divided into four geographical regions: Black Hills-Badlands, Great Lakes, Glacial Lakes-Prairies, and Southeast.

6. The five largest cities in South Dakota (by population size) are Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Brookings and Watertown, in that order.

Above: Animals Wallpaper from the Pine Ridge Reservation, where the Buffalo roam.

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South Dakota State Parks

Custer State Park

Custer State Park - Norbeck Wildelife Preserve

Fort Sisseton State Park

Hartford Beach State Park

Lake Herman State Park

Lake Hiddenwood State Park

Newton Hills State Park

Oakwood Lakes State Park

Pickerel Lake State Park

Roy Lake State Park Number 1

Roy Lake State Park Number 2

Sandy Shore State Park

Sieche Hollow State Park

Union County State Park

Below: Horses and riders of all ages on a grueling annual pilgrimage to Wounded Knee.

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Colleges and Universities in South Dakota

Augustana College

Black Hills State University

Dakota State University

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mount Marty College

National American University

Northern State University

Oglala Lakota College

Presentation College

Sinte Gleska University

Sioux Falls Seminary

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota State University

University of Sioux Falls

University of South Dakota

Below: Angus Cattle on a ranch in southeastern South Dakota.

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Above: Animals Wallpaper: A herd of wild mustangs.

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Cities and Towns of South Dakota

Above: Sioux Falls.

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Above: Two views of Rapid City from the Black Hills.

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Above: Deadwood, South Dakota.

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Above: The wild west inspired town of Wall, featuring shops, museums, casinos, and the world famous Wall Drug store, which has evolved into a nice indoor mall.

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Above: The little town of Wanblee. The name means "Eagle" in Lakota language.

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Above: Quinn, South Dakota, located just east of Wall.

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Above: Overlooking the town of Phillip in south central South Dakota.

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Above: Kyle, South Dakota. Located on the Pine Ridge Reservation, about an hour's drive north from Pine Ridge.

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Above: Scenic, South Dakota. A charming little ghost town currently planned to be torn down and replaced with franchised commercial establishments like Starbucks.

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Above: A barge floats on Lake Andes as sun sets over Chamberlain, South Dakota.

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The Badlands of South Dakota

Above: This wonderful tour guide from the Pine Ridge Reservation will take you on a magical badlands mystery tour. If you visit, ask for Joe.

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Above: The unassuming town of Kadoka, also known as Gateway to the Badlands.

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Above: The badlands flats.

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Above: A late afternoon view of the ever changing badlands rock formations.

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Above: A sweeping view of the badlands' rocky draws.

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Above: A bright, sunny day in the bads.

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Above: A panoramic view from Lookout Point.

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