Animals Wallpaper, Badlands Vistas, and More About South Dakota

Animals Wallpaper:

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


Scroll down for an amazing gallery of animal photos, Badlands vistas, and other original images from South Dakota.

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


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.


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

More Animals Wallpaper

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


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Above: Animals Wallpaper: A herd of wild mustangs.


Cities and Towns of South Dakota

Above: Sioux Falls.


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


Above: Deadwood, South Dakota.


Above: The wild west inspired town of Wall, featuring shops, museums, casinos,

and the world famous Wall Drug store, which has evolved into a rustic indoor mall.


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


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


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


Above: Kyle, South Dakota. Located on the Pine Ridge Reservation,

about an hour's drive north from the town of Pine Ridge.


Above: Scenic, South Dakota. A charming little ghost town, unfortunately planned

to be torn down and replaced with franchised commercial establishments like Starbucks.


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


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.


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


Above: The badlands flats.


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


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


Above: A bright, sunny day in the bads.


Above: A panoramic view from Lookout Point.


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