Some rivers divide people. The “Mighty” Missouri River does just the opposite in South Dakota. It brings together all sorts of people who share a love for its wild nature, its rich history and the 440 river miles that provide a playground like nowhere else. John Milton, the late South Dakota poet and writer, called the Missouri “The Big Road” because it was always such an important pathway. Here’s a guide to just some of the many ways you might enjoy the world’s eighth longest river.