The South Dakota Department of Tourism has recognized 47 businesses across 22 communities for their outstanding hospitality and customer service. These businesses have earned the “South Dakota Great Place” designation.
In the Madison area, Lake Herman State Park and Walker’s Point Recreation Area were recognized.
The South Dakota Great Service Star program was updated to the South Dakota Great Place Program in 2020. The program is a designation for businesses that put hospitality at the forefront of all they do as a company by providing guests with exceptional service. These businesses are constantly innovating and finding ways to make their guests comfortable and welcomed and their communities more vibrant.
The South Dakota Great Place program is a program designed to strengthen the tourism industry in South Dakota and offer support to tourism industry members.
A complete listing of those receiving the South Dakota Great Place designation can be found here.