South Dakota: Top visitor attractions, sights, things to do and others to skip

Suffice it to say: South Dakota is where buffalo roam. The magnificent creatures, indeed, will draw thousands of visitors to Custer State Park next month for the Buffalo Roundup, where cowgirls and cowboys will round up, brand, vaccinate, herd and auction off some 1,300 buffalo; arts festivals and culinary cook-offs will also be part of this family-friendly event, which is going on its 48th year.

But don't let the thundering of cloven hooves, or classic tourist attractions like Mt. Rushmore, be the only reason you visit this spectacular state. South Dakota, where history and terrain