Sometimes the best things in life are found in the most unlikely of places. That's certainly the case when it comes to where you can find the best sandwich in the Mount Rushmore State.

It's not in Sioux Falls, in fact, it's over an hour's drive away. The best sandwich in the state lies in the far southeast corner of South Dakota.

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So, what makes it South Dakota's best sandwich? The bread.

It's so delicious that even Oprah Winfrey's website gave it widespread acclaim back in 2014:

The best bread in the world is not in Paris. It' not in San Francisco, and it's not being made in some chic little bakery–art gallery in SoHo, either. The best bread in the world is waiting for you right at 812 Cottage Avenue, in downtown Vermillion, South Dakota.

Credit: Andy Gott/TSM
Credit: Andy Gott/TSM

Located in Vermillion, Mister Smith's is a hometown favorite and has been for many years. You can find it hidden inside the local Ace Hardware Store. This is kind of fitting because locals would prefer this place to stay a secret to outsiders.

Mister Smith's has a unique and straightforward way to order your sandwich, with a multitude of options for meats and bread. My personal favorite? The 3D Melt, on a fatty baguette.

To see the full write-up on Mister Smith's on Oprah's website, click here. And if you're in the neighborhood, check it out for yourself.

Story Source: Oprah Winfrey Website

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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info:

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