While those that don’t live there may not know much about what is available to do in South Dakota, it turns out there are plenty of opportunities for teenagers to keep busy. The state offers a variety of things to do outdoors, like visiting Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake and Falls Park. Jewel Cave National Monument is another cool place to visit, as is the Black Hills Mustang Sanctuary. Teenagers in the state can explore downtown Rapid City, visit a variety of museums and dine at the Historical Ruby House Restaurant. The unemployment rate in South Dakota is a mere 2.5%, meaning that for teenagers that are looking for other ways to keep busy, paid employment is available.
If you're under 16 years of age, there are specific labor laws in South Dakota that don't allow you to work for traditional employers. Of course, if you're 14 or 15 years old you can get a work permit in South Dakota, but otherwise there isn't too much information on this page that will help you. With that being said, if you're under 16 years of age and don't have a work permit, please select the appropriate age below to find jobs that suit your age group.