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South Dakota Is Home to Two of the World’s Biggest Caves

When you're looking for some of the biggest ones of these on the planet, look no further than South Dakota.

You'll find them right under your nose.
Statista has compiled a list of the longest caves in the world and two of the top six are just 30 miles apart in the Black Hills.

From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info:

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit roadsnacks.com Story Source: Roadsncaks

 

When you're looking for some of the biggest ones of these on the planet, look no further than South Dakota.

You'll find them right under your nose.

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At 180 miles, Jewel Cave is the second-longest cave in America and the third-longest in the world.

The cave, which is about 13 west of Custer in the Black Hills, was discovered by a pair of local prospectors in 1900 and became a national monument in 1908.

Just a short drive away is the country's third-longest and world's sixth-longest cave.

Wind Cave checks in with 143 miles of explored cave passageways. It is also home to about 95 percent of the world's discovered box work formations.

The National Park, about 10 miles north of Hot Springs, was established in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt, becoming the first cave to be designated a national park anywhere in the world.

South Dakota's pair of caves on the list is matched by the state of Kentucky and the country of Mexico.

 

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