The state of South Dakota has some incredibly beautiful places to visit. The majestic Black Hills, the formidable Missouri River, and of course, there's nothing quite like the Badlands.

That being said, some areas of the state are more appealing than others and one unlucky town was named the "ugliest" in the Mount Rushmore State.

A Lot Travel recently unveiled its list of the ugliest town in each state and some of the places chosen are rather surprising.

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As for South Dakota, it's a small town in the central part of the state.

Winner, South Dakota
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Welcome to Winner, South Dakota

What exactly makes Winner the ugliest town in the state? Here's a portion of what A Lot Travel had to say:

Sitting at barely 2,800 residents, Winner, South Dakota, is a loser in our books. Ironic, huh? Back in 1909, the town was dutifully named for being the most successful trading post in Tripp County. Since then, it seems things have only gone downhill. It sucks when you peak in the early 20th-century!

-A Lot Travel Website

For the record, I'd hardly call Winner an ugly place and it's kind of absurd A Lot Travel would choose it, considering the author of the article has probably never been within 100 miles of Winner.

The town of Winner has plenty of great things to do and see. Just by visiting Winner's Website, you can see it's a special place to call home.

To see the complete list of the "ugliest" towns in each state, visit the A Lot Travel Website.

Story Source: A Lot Travel Website

Story Source: Winner Website

Life on a Cattle Ranch in Western South Dakota

Life is different out in the country. One look at the photo from Robin Bickel and you quickly realize that a workday is quite different as well, after all, she lives out west in South Dakota Cattle Country.

Robin Bickel took time to tell KIKN Country a little bit about her life out west and life as a woman, working outdoors with animals and nature in God's Country. Bickel lives and works on a cattle ranch operated by herself, her father, Jack, and his brother Keith. How far out in the country is she? How does 50 miles west of Mobridge, South Dakota sound? Yep, mountain time out there.

Life is so different in Sioux Falls, South Dakota compared to what our friends on the farm and ranches deal with. It's a half-mile to the grocery store for our family. For Robin, it's 17 miles. However, it's a quick step out her door and she's right in the middle of where a lot of the groceries come from.


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