The Mount Rushmore State delights itself with its variety of locations for filming that include mountains, desert, churches and small towns.

In addition to having no corporate or personal income tax, the hotel occupancy tax is irrelevant after 28 days of stay.

In addition to these incentives, South Dakota will refund sales and use taxes on expenditures in and out of the state that relate to filming.

Film the rolling hills, prairies, grasslands, badlands and herds of Buffalo that roam the great state of South Dakota.


Here are some Films that have been shot in SD

  • Into the Wild
  • Hidalgo
  • Starship Troopers
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Head of State

Questions? Contact our Office at 877.339.3456 (FILM)