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About Scenic, South Dakota

Scenic is an unincorporated community in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. It is located within Scenic Township, which had a 2010 census population of 58 inhabitants. The community is located adjacent to the Badlands National Park, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Rapid City, along Highway 44.In July 2011, the 12-acre (4.9 ha) town and surrounding area?about 46 acres (19 ha) total?was listed for sale at $799,000. The sale includes the post office (ZIP code 57780), Longhorn Saloon, a dance hall, bunkhouse, museum, and two stores. It also includes a train depot that is on an abandoned line that was part of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad and is the subject of a 104-mile (167 km) rails-to-trail project between Rapid City and Kadoka. In August 2011, a church called Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) bought the property, Pennington County records show.

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  • Population Total: 10
  • Square Miles: 133.9
  • Area Code: 605
  • Elevation: 2900
  • Postal Codes: 57780
  • Timezone: Mountain