About South Dakota


From the rolling prairies and glittering lakes to the granite peaks and towering pines, South Dakota’s landscapes are both diverse and beautiful.

The Western Region, or Black Hills, Badlands and Lakes Region of South Dakota, offers majestic granite spires, pine covered peaks and unique rock outcroppings. Named “Paha Sapa” by the Native Americans, the Black Hills are full of scenery and rich history.

Beginning in the late 1940s, the Missouri River was dammed to create four massive reservoirs - Oahe, Sharpe, Francis Case, and Lewis and Clark. Together these massive bodies of water make up South Dakota's Great Lakes Region, providing over 440 miles of waterway for boating, fishing, sailing, swimming and windsurfing. 

One of the more quixotic national monuments, located near Keystone, South Dakota, Mt. Rushmore depicts the likeness of four former US presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, carved into the granite walls of the Black Hills. Sitting Bull, Tom Brokaw, George McGovern, and Wild Bill Hickock, are well-known South Dakotans. In addition to being the native state of Mary Hart, South Dakota boasts the world\'s only Corn Palace in the town of Mitchell.

  South Dakota in Numbers:
img Horse Population : Approximately 75,000
img Total Economic Impact: over $ -- billion
img Population : 775,933
img Land area : 75,885 sq. miles
img Capital : Pierre
img Counties: 66
img Highest Point : Harney Peak:  7,242 feet
img Lowest Point : Big Stone Lake: 962 feet
img 10 largest Cities :
  • Sioux Falls: 139,517
  • Rapid City: 62,167
  • Aberdeen: 24,098
  • Watertown: 20,265
  • Brookings: 18,715
  • Mitchell: 14,696
  • Pierre: 14,052
  • Yankton: 13,716
  • Huron: 11,086
  • Vermillion: 9,964
Luxury Equestrian Estate with large indoor and outdoor arenas and luxury home.

Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota

Executive Equestrian Property with custom Bensonwood timber frame home located on a majestic 10.02 acre lot only 20-25 minutes from Rapid City. This property was set up and built with every detail taken into close consideration. You enter through a custom built stone and timber coded access gate on an entirely paved road to horse arena, shop and home. The Timber Frame Home by Bensonwood is situated in the trees atop the lot to fully take in the Hills feel while enjoying the view. There is a secondary fence and gate around the home to keep the deer away from the beautiful landscape. James Hardy Siding with reclaimed snow face accent walls, Black Hills stone veneer, Bridger Steel Corton accent roof areas make this inviting finish fully blend into the natural setting. Inside, the timer beam construction gives you a perfect blend of a cabin in the woods feel and the complementing modern finishes you expect of a home with this class. Quality wood work throughout the inside featuring custom fabricated doors and trim by Bensonwood millwork, Riss Associates Cabinetry, and salvaged pine and fir flooring, stairs and railings. The master suite boasts a walk-in closet well laid out with custom organizational system, amazing tile work throughout the bathroom with a steam shower and double vanities and a walk-out onto sitting deck. Large dining room off kitchen includes wine storage, beverage fridge, and a hutch/linen storage. Outside you will enjoy over 1,500 sq. ft. of porch area with porcelain stone tile and powder coated steel railings featuring an outdoor fire pit, fire place and beautiful landscape with pond-less waterfall. No corners were cut when designing and building the barn/shop that feature 3 stall horse barn with tip out feeders, auto waterer’s, rubber floor mats, outside turn-out-pens, in floor heat, horse wash stall, inside riding arena with lights suitable for automobile and toy storage with ventilation and fans, veterinarian bathroom with washer and dryer for blankets, and a 1080 SF 1 bedroom, 1 bath caretakers apartment above stall barn. The apartment features one bedroom with large walk-in closet, custom kitchen with granite counter tops, living room and exterior deck. The 1,800 sq ft shop facility has two 12’x12’ overhead doors, in floor heat, built in cabinetry for tool storage, motorcycle gear, etc., chain hoist and full height curtain to contain woodworking equipment. There is an outdoor equipment shed matching the barn building, a loafing shed for 2 horse pastures and three divided pastures complete this property! Total of 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Call for a full detail list!

Michael Alley, EXIT Realty The Benchmark Company

10.00 ACRES
4556 SQ FT

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