7 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in South Dakota!

South Dakota is a state of incredible beauty, but for those nature lovers looking for something extra, there is plenty of beauty in the state's botanical gardens and arboretums. From beautiful flower beds to breathtaking indoor jungles, there's so much to be discovered in this unique state. Here is a guide to the 7 best botanical gardens and arboretums in South Dakota.

McCrory Gardens, Brookings, SD

McCrory Gardens is a botanical garden operated and maintained by a professional staff under the authority of SDSU. The garden is known for its connection of people, plants, education, and enjoyment of the natural and built landscape.

Reptile Gardens, Rapid City, SD

Named the world’s largest reptile zoo by Guinness World Records, Reptile Gardens is a unique animal park set in a beautiful botanical garden. Inside the iconic Sky Dome, visitors will find rare and fascinating reptiles and a brilliant array of exotic flowers and plants. A colorful mosaic of flower beds planted with more than 40,000 flowers can be found outside.

Freeman Prairie Arboretum, Freeman, SD

Set on the southwest corner of Freeman, South Dakota, Freeman Prairie Arboretum is a stunning vista of ponds, grasses, plants and flowers as well as a mile's worth of walking paths. Take a break from reality and explore the beautiful botanical gardens of Freeman.

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site, Sioux Falls, SD

Visitors can enjoy wetlands, gardens, and native plants in this natural haven. The Arboretum provides education and recreation as well as a living link to the past and a great look into the future.

Kuhnert Arboretum, Aberdeen, SD

The Kuhnert Arboretum cultivates relations between people, trees, plants and nature through education and discovery. Located in Aberdeen, the Arboretum provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a connection to nature.

Japanese Gardens, Sioux Falls, SD

The Japanese Gardens in Sioux Falls provide a peaceful trail full of trees, plants, and various flowers surrounded by a tranquil water setting with ducks and geese swimming. Enjoy a moment of peace and journey through this natural haven to experience the beauty of South Dakota.

Shakespeare Garden and Anne Hathaway Cottage, Wessington Springs, SD

In the late 1920’s the seeds for the Shakespeare Garden & Anne Hathaway Cottage were collected and brought back from the United Kingdom to commemorate English literature in the United States. The garden is a perfect display of South Dakota’s beauty and a tribute to the literary figures of England. Be inspired by the flora and fauna!

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