Things To Do in South Dakota

Nighttime Snow Tubing for Two or Four at Ski Mystic Deer Mountain (48% Off)

Ski Mystic

Deer Mountain

$56 $29

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The Zero Gravity tube park on Deer Mountain offers snowy thrills under the stars

$30 for Engelbert Humperdinck at Deadwood Mountain Grand on Friday, May 30 (Up to $59.20 Value)

Engelbert Humperdinck

Deadwood Mountain Grand

$59.20 $30

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The "King of Romance" performs an intimate concert of classic love songs, including cuts from his latest duets album

Visit for Two or Four at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame (Up to 50% Off)

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis

$15 $8

Home to 100+ years of vintage and rare motorcycles; hall of fame honors people who have dedicated themselves to biking and bikers

Petting-Zoo Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Old MacDonald's Farm (50% Off)

Old MacDonald's Farm

Mount Rushmore

$22 $11

Children get the chance to interact with a range of farm animals such as goats, rabbits, and ducks at an educational petting zoo

Guided Tour of Ellsworth Air Force Base for Two or Four from South Dakota Air and Space Museum (Up to 38% Off)

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Ellsworth

$16 $10

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Museum guides give an inside look at Ellsworth Air Force Base, including the deactivated Minutemen II missile silo, in air-conditioned buses

Wine- or Beer-Tasting Packages with Food and Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Naked Winery (Up to 47% Off)

Naked Winery

West Pennington

$48 $29

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Wine experts help patrons discover which wine and beer they enjoy with the help of flights and flavor consultations; food included

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Museum at Black Hills Institute and Everything Prehistoric (Up to 47% Off)

Museum at Black Hills Institute and Everything Prehistoric

Black Hills Institute

$15 $9

One of the largest, most complete T. rex skeletons, as well as the remains of giant marine reptiles, fossilized minerals, and meteorites

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Armed with state-of-the-art lasers, players dodge enemy beams in a 5,000-square-foot arena awash in neon and black lights. During open-play sessions held Friday–Sunday, up to 20 participants weave their way through the obstacle-laden space on a variety of missions. The lasers also function outside, enabling Galaxy Gaming to frequently host outdoor missions in yards with enough obstacles.

Competition continues in the gaming lounge, where more than 200 computer and console games run on more than 60 PC, PlayStation3, and Xbox 360 stations. Gamers can play friends or other patrons with all-day passes or during Friday and Saturday all-night sessions, which last from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. or whenever Mario throws out his back. Galaxy Gaming's resident techies also rid computers of viruses, build custom PCs, and create personalized gaming rigs.

5023 S Louise Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

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.

20812 Homestead Rd
De Smet,
SD
US

Nestled within Empire Mall, Xcite Family Fun Center enraptures youngsters with inflatables, video games, and tasty treats. Sock-clad kids bound across the center’s ever-changing selection of inflatables—which frequently includes Batman- and Disney princess-themed bouncers—navigate obstacle courses, and race down slides. The arcade entices players with games such as air hockey, skee-ball, and Star Wars Racer, and the enclosed toddler zone pairs wee ones with age-appropriate inflatables, slides, and coloring-book versions of the tax code.

In between rounds of bouncing and gaming, kids can reenergize with grilled-cheese sandwiches, pretzels, or pizza at the snack bar. Open-play sessions run until 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and parents or grandparents can accompany their children for free.

4001 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Swiss army knives are famed for the many vital tools hidden in the nooks and crannies of their surprisingly small exterior; Star Performance Complex takes a similar approach to educating kids in fitness. Their instructors offer swimming, gymnastics, tae kwon do, and dance lessons to tykes who enjoy competitive athleticism. They also provide day and night care that combines structured activity with open play in their fun gyms, which feature not only gymnastics equipment but inflatable play houses. Other teachers focus on team sports, training kids to work together in softball, soccer, and cheer. All of this – excepting the swim lessons – takes place in their single, colorful facility full of squeaky hardwood, soft mats, and all the equipment a kids needs to build a strong body.

815 East 33rd Street
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

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.

805 W Sioux Ave
Pierre,
SD
US

Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

4801 S Louise Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US