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FEB 2017

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GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E THE DAKOTAS HAVE LONG BEEN KNOWN FOR THEIR FAR- REACHING HISTORY, ROOTED IN THE STORIES OF THEIR NATIVE CULTURES, AND THE WESTWARD SETTLERS WHO MADE THIS RUGGED LANDSCAPE THEIR HOME. GROUPS WILL ENJOY VISITING THE MANY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORIC SITES FEATURING THE AREA'S HERITAGE, AS WELL AS HEARING THE STORIES OF FAMOUS FIGURES LIKE SACAGAWEA AND COL. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER OR THE MODERN SCULPTORS GUTZON BORGLUM AND KORCZAK ZIOLKOWSKI. THESE SIX SITES ARE ICONIC DESTINATIONS THAT DRAW GROUPS FROM ACROSS THE CONTINENT WITH THEIR RICH HISTORY. WITH THREE TOP ATTRACTIONS EACH IN NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA, YOUR GROUP WILL HAVE PLENTY OF OPTIONS TO ENJOY. B Y A S H L E Y R I C K S DETAILING THE DAKOTAS Courtesy Sioux Falls CVB Courtesy Sioux Falls CVB T he Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota is on pace to be the largest rock sculpture in the world. Reaching 641 feet long and 563 feet high, the monument is already an impressive site, despite still being under construc- tion. Groups visiting the memorial will be in awe at the size of the carving and the story of Korczak Ziolkowski and his family, who worked to make the project a reality. Groups can take part in the Volksmarch, an organized 10-kilo- meter hike up the mountain sculpture that has now become the most popular organized hike in the United States. In 2017, the spring event will be the first weekend in June, and the fall date will correspond with the weekend of the Custer State Park Buffalo Round-Up, scheduled for October 1. CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL CRAZY HORSE, SOUTH DAKOTA FALLS PARK IS AN IMPRESSIVE SITE FOR GROUPS VISITING SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA.

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