Road to Nowhere

Cutting across America’s heartland, US‑83 remains a must-do long-distance byway—transnavigating this broad, odd nation without once grazing a conventional tourist destination.

Sitting Bull Memorial

A 10-minute trip from Mobridge, back across the Missouri to the Grand River Casino and Resort then south on Hwy-1806, will bring you to the Sitting Bull Memorial. This is the final resting place of the great Sioux Indian leader, after his body was disinterred in 1953 from Fort Yates in a surreptitious and still-controversial move. Whatever injustice or disrespect exhuming his body may have incurred, this magnificent view, high atop a palisade hilltop looking southeast over the river, is at least worthier than the previous site. The six-foot granite bust that serves as Sitting Bull’s tombstone was carved by the late Korczak Ziolkowski, the sculptor who began the quixotic Crazy Horse Mountain carving near Mt. Rushmore.