The state of South Dakota has some incredibly beautiful places to visit. The majestic Black Hills, the formidable Missouri River, and of course, there's nothing quite like the Badlands.

That being said, some areas of the state are more appealing than others, and one unlucky town was named the "ugliest" in the Mount Rushmore State.

A Lot Travel recently unveiled its list of the ugliest towns in each state and some of the places chosen are rather surprising.

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As for South Dakota, it's a small town in the central part of the state.

Winner, South Dakota
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Welcome to Winner, South Dakota

What exactly makes Winner the ugliest town in the state? Here's a portion of what A Lot Travel had to say:

Sitting at barely 2,800 residents, Winner, South Dakota, is a loser in our books. Ironic, huh? Back in 1909, the town was dutifully named for being the most successful trading post in Tripp County. Since then, it seems things have only gone downhill. It sucks when you peak in the early 20th-century!

-A Lot Travel Website

For the record, I'd hardly call Winner an ugly place and it's kind of absurd A Lot Travel would choose it, considering the author of the article has probably never been within 100 miles of Winner.

The town of Winner has plenty of great things to do and see. Just by visiting Winner's Website, you can see it's a special place to call home.

To see the complete list of the "ugliest" towns in each state, visit the A Lot Travel Website.

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Worst Places to Live in South Dakota

A surprising town was named the worst place to live in all of South Dakota and the reason behind it is a bit unexpected.

Money Inc. made a list of the 20 worst cities and towns to live in all of South Dakota and no part of the state is left unmarked.

The list focused on a number of key factors, including crime rate, unemployment, low wages, and school funding.

So which city is the "worst" in South Dakota, according to the article? Read on:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are not my own and are taken from a list provided by

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