South Dakota is the 40th state of the United States of America.
- Mount Rushmore is located in South Dakota. A Muppet version of the mountain landmark was featured in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence and Muppets Tonight.
- In the 1963 film "Charlie Magnetico" for the Bell Data Communications Seminar, the main Magnetico Electronics Inc. office is located in a shack in Dickerson, South Dakota.
- In the film Follow that Bird, when asked if there are any questions, Oscar the Grouch asks, "What's the capital of South Dakota?"