Western South Dakota has many great places to check out, whether you're into the rally scene or not.

Much of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is steeped in stereotypical biker culture—leather, patches, Harleys, parties... It's fine for people who are into it, but that's not the typical RideApart reader. You're probably more interested in the best places to see and to ride in the Sturgis area beside the biker culture. Just for you, dear reader, I spent most of my time at Sturgis exploring the area with Buffalo Springfield, the Springfield Dark Horse that Indian Motorcycle was kind enough to loan me during my stay. Here are what I consider the highlights of my journey that I'd recommend you check out as well.