Sightseeing in South Dakota


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  • Urban Goose Chase Mountain Region
    A curious madness has taken hold of average citizens in North America, the UK, and South Africa. Groups of adults rove the city in packs, staring down at their smartphones before impersonating tapanaki chefs at a coffeehouse condiment counter and knitting with plastic bags. This is an Urban Goose Chase. The taskmasters at Urban Goose Chase turn the notion of a traditional scavenger hunt on its ear by communicating with teams via an Android- and iPhone-compatible app. Event instructions are sent out 48-hours in advance, teams download the app and recieve a variety of missions from which they can select. Successfully completed missions earn teams points in order to gain rank on the leaderboard and win the $300 first prize. During the chase, each team’s standings are updated in real time and visible to other teams, creating a sense of urgency, much like wearing an hourglass in place of a wristwatch.
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    Sioux Falls, SD US
  • Everything Prehistoric
    One of the largest, most complete T. rex skeletons ever found crouches inside the museum at Black Hills Institute. Frozen in time, he seems to bare his fossilized teeth at awe-struck crowds or to grin at his favorite museum attendants. This hulking beast, known as STAN, might be the star of the show, but he's not the only reason to visit: elsewhere in the museum, the institute's paleontologists have positioned the remains of outlandish sea creatures, long-tailed land-dwellers, and fossilized minerals. From the Press: The marriage of history and pseudo-science-fiction on display at Museum at Black Hills Institute has earned the number-two spot on Midwest Living's list of Top 10 Things to Do with Your Kid in the Black Hills. Fun Fact: STAN hasn't always stood within the Museum at Black Hills Institute; in 1995, he headlined The T. rex World Exposition in Tokyo and then spent a year touring major Japanese cities. Don't Miss: In addition to the museum's dinosaur fossils and replicas, visitors can find prehistoric shark teeth, fish, bugs, and leaves. Prehistoric Souvenirs: Visitors can stop by the museum's gift shop to buy prehistoric-themed books, toys, housewares, and jewelry for friends, family members, or coworkers who might also be cavemen.
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    117 Main St
    Hill City, SD US
  • Children's Museum of South Dakota
    Science, literature, history, and art?the Children's Museum of South Dakota lets young visitors explore the world in all its forms. The museum focuses on education through play, with hands-on exhibits that foster each child's quest for knowledge, although parents are likely to learn a thing or two along the way. Size: 44,000 square feet of indoor interactive exhibit space on four acres of land The Building: as part of its efforts to stay green, the museum incorporates many recycled materials, such as old gym bleachers turned into railing and the same employees that worked there yesterday Eye Catcher: Mama and Max T. Rex?full-size animatronic dinosaurs that live outdoors and roar during spring and summer Permanent Mainstay: Our Place on the Prairie, where kids simulate picking, sorting, and sending goods to market on a conveyor belt Don't Miss: the chance to build a pipe and direct the flow of water at the Splash Table Hidden Gem: the butterflies and flowers hiding in the Living Maze, an outdoor labyrinth made of prairie grasses
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    521 4th St
    Brookings, SD US
  • Codington County Heritage Museum
    You can literally get your hands on history at the Codington County Heritage Museum. Visitors learn about the region's past via interactive exhibits such as a display of newly restored antique typewriters and a Living History Fair where public speaking tips are dispensed by Abraham Lincoln himself. A book-scanning program lets those with notable documents enter them into an online database, ensuring the preservation of local records.
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    27 1st Avenue Northeast
    Watertown, SD US
  • South Dakota Discovery Center & Aquarium
    South Dakota Discovery Center sparks exploration in minds of every age with traveling exhibits and workshops. At the hands-on science playground, visitors can learn about environmental education or space science or build robots out of Legos during classes and competitions. With more than 60 hands-on exhibits, guests can check out tree houses, wacky mirrors, and even experience the "ultimate bad hair day." Families can also hire the center to put on educational festivals with water science and fitness themes or spend the day exploring South Dakota?s history and ecology.
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    805 W Sioux Ave
    Pierre, SD US
  • Ingalls Homestead
    Ingalls Homestead is one of the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of Little House on the Prairie. The tall grasses and homestead buildings create the setting for guests to relive their favorite memories from the Little House stories. Guests can participate in a wide array of activities such as riding in a covered wagon, attending an 1880?s school session, and meeting ponies and horses up close. Those seeking hands-on activities also can opt for making corn cob dolls or jump ropes, which they get to take home.
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    20812 Homestead Road
    De Smet, SD US
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