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Adventure Travel Guide Criteria for Inclusion

The South Dakota Office of Tourism compiles a statewide directory of adventure activities and distributes it free of charge to domestic and international consumers and tour companies. Businesses receive a free listing in the Adventure Travel Guide by meeting the criteria for inclusion and submitting the application form.

Criteria for Inclusion

  1. Businesses must have an adventure, ranch or agricultural activity on premises, or guided adventure tours departing from premises.
  2. Businesses may be included without adventure activity on premises if they provide one of the following:
    1. Guided adventure tours elsewhere, but departing from premises
    2. Adventure equipment available for use, or rentals like mountain bikes, personal watercrafts, boats or snowmobiles.
  3. Lodging businesses must have organized adventure activities on premises, or guided adventure tours departing from premises.
    Examples:  A farm-stay bed and breakfast with organized agricultural activities such as milking cows, collecting chicken eggs, working cattle or mending fence; or a bed and breakfast, located within a city, that provides mountain bike rentals and/or takes guests on guided mountain bike tours.
  4. South Dakota Tourism reserves the right to include or refuse inclusion of any business in the Adventure Travel Guide. If questions arise concerning a business' inclusion, staff members will discuss the business' criteria before making a final decision.
  5. Questions concerning any decisions about inclusion in the Adventure Travel Guide should be directed to Eileen Bertsch at 605-773-3301 or

Adventure Travel Guide categories:

Aerial Tour Ranch Vacations & Ranch Tours
American Indian Experience Horse Camps
Archaeology/Paleontology Rentals & Outfitting
BikingRock Climbing
CavesSkateboard Parks
Chuckwagon SuppersSkiing
Farm Stays & Farm Tours Snowmobiles/ATVs
Gold Panning & Mine Tours Sporting Clays
HikingTour Companies
Horse Pack TripsTrail Rides/Wagon Rides
Lodges & ResortsWater Recreation
Paintball FieldsWildlife/Bird Watching