South Dakota…“Great Faces, Great Places”
If you currently RV from assignment to assignment, or are thinking of it, then South Dakota should be your next destination. Here you can walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs and wooly mammoths; Lewis and Clark and Laura Ingalls Wilder; Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull; and General Custer and Wild Bill Hickok. The southeast and northeast regions are a sportsman’s paradise and a wine lover’s dream. Park your RV on the doorsteps of a living history museum or the Corn Palace to view the murals made from produce. In the central region take part in Native American culture at a Pow Wow or climb aboard the famed keelboat used by the Corps of Discovery as they explored the Missouri River. In the west your RV will get you up close and personal with the awe inspiring Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. It will take you back to the Old West at the historic gold rush town of Deadwood and the Indian Wars at the Old Fort Meade Museum. Take a trip through the pine-covered Black Hills to find modern day gold jewelry and see Jewel Cave, the second longest in the world. See where the buffalo roam at Custer State Park and the truly other-worldly landscape of granite spires pinnacles and buttes that dot the Badlands.
Beyond the scenic beauty and rich history, there is much to attract people to this state. You might be surprised to learn that Bankrate just named South Dakota as the best state to retire in for 2014. While its year-round weather is not as inviting as traditional retirement states like Florida and Arizona, South Dakota’s low cost of living, low crime rate and low tax burden propelled it to the top of the list. The state also scored very high for access to healthcare and overall wellness of its residents. In fact, the service industry sector, including healthcare, is the largest economic contributor to the state’s coffers. If more Baby Boomer’s heed Bankrate’s recommendations to make this state their home, that sector will grow even more than expected. Want to get ahead of the curve? Want to see what South Dakota has to offer temporarily or permanently? Contact Centra today at 800 535 0076 or download our mobile app.