The Rushmore State – Home to the famous Mt. Rushmore, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the highest mountains east of the Rockies – The Black Hills, large dinosaur fossil areas, and home to the Mashed Potato Wrestling Contest in Clark. Most of South Dakota is rural on the Great Plains of America, and has a large Native American Population. It boasts unencumbored nature with things like Jewel Cave in the Black Hills, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, and Spearfish Canyon. While you may not find large populations here, you will find low cost of living and access to nature like no other state.