In case you didn't know, South Dakota's state bird is the Ring-necked Pheasant.

This is the time of year when thousands of people from all over flock to the state to hunt pheasants, and now there's even a chance for some lucky person out there to own the world's largest pheasant which just so happens to be located in South Dakota.

It almost sounds like a line you would actually expect Clark W Griswold from the "Vacation" motion pictures to mention to his family, doesn't it? Can't you just hear him now, "Hey kids, who wants to see the world's largest pheasant, which is just a little over two short hours away, and just happens to be for sale right now?"

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Where is the world's largest pheasant you ask?

The famous South Dakota tourist attraction containing this behemoth of a bird can be found near Huron, South Dakota, just off Highway 14 at 924 4th Street NE.

The famous 28-foot tall, 22-ton South Dakota foul phenom has been in existence since October of 1958. That year the bird was christened by then-Governor Joe Foss with approximately 2,500 people in attendance.

Since that time, the legend of the world's largest pheasant has taken flight all over the world. Now that same pheasant is for sale.

That's right, here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a well-known South Dakota landmark that has been the subject of numerous travel and outdoor magazines over the years, as well as to help inspire hunters from all over the world to visit the state.

As Dakota News Now reports, the world's largest pheasant is now up for grabs for a mere $180,000.

This prime piece of commercial real estate containing the world's largest pheasant is 1558 square feet on the main level and has a 520-square-foot basement and bathroom. As the realtor contracted to help with the sale says, "The sky is the limit for the commercial possibilities with this one!"

According to Dakota News Now, those interested in bagging this gigantic bird should contact Montgomery Real Estate of Huron.

Source: Dakota News Now

Seven Mind-Blowing Wonders' of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." We might not be able to rattle them off as easily as McDonald's value menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

There's the Great Wall of ChinaChichén Itzá, a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. Machu Picchu in Peru. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The Colosseum in Rome, and finally, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Every state in the nation is known for having a series of natural wonders and signature landmarks. So, I thought I would come up with my own list of the "Seven Wonders of South Dakota."

The following is what I consider to be the signature landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders that are synonymous with the great state of South Dakota. I tried to give both sides of the state a little love while comprising this list.

You might have a few additions...
Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota:

Detour Dining: Off-the-Beaten-Path Restaurants You Must Try in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa

Beyond the well-traveled tourist paths, there’s a whole different world of food exploration throughout South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. From tiny restaurants in historic towns serving up generations-old recipes to small town dive bars that not only have cheap, cold beer, but unique and unexpected homemade dishes.

We’ve created an exploration of off-the-beaten path restaurants nestled in the charming landscapes of the tri-state area. Take a detour from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary flavors as you travel the roads not-so-often traveled. 

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown / Townsquare Media

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