Things To Do in South Dakota

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

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

$15 $9

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$12 for a South Dakota State University Basketball Game Package at Frost Arena ($24 Value). Four Dates Available.

South Dakota State University Basketball

Frost Arena

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The men’s and women’s basketball teams return to the court at Frost Arena, where both squads were nearly impossible to beat last season

$24 $12

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9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two People at Clark Municipal Golf Course and Clubhouse (Up to 49% Off)

Clark Municipal Golf Course and Clubhouse

Clark

Municipal course challenges players with a nine-hole layout that builds to a pair of lengthy fairways on the eighth and ninth holes

$41 $22

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All-Day Paintball Package with Rental Equipment and Paintballs for 6, 8, or 10 at Splat Attack Paintball (50% Off)

Splat Attack Paintball

Emery

Sporting obstacles such as trenches and barrels, more than 12 acres of playing fields host paintball scenarios such as capture the flag

$320 $159

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South Dakota Discovery Center Visit for Four or Six (50% Off)

South Dakota Discovery Center

Pierre

Discovery center provides hands-on science playground for the entire family in subjects such as space and environmental science and robotics

$16 $8

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at The Bridges at Beresford (Up to 55% Off)

The Bridges at Beresford

Beresford

Nine-hole course marked by frequent encounters with winding creek, two large ponds, and frequent bunkers

$87 $42

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

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame

Sturgis

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

$15 $8

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$23 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at Denny Sandford Premier Center on January 31 ($37.47 Value)

Monster X Tour

Denny Sandford Premier Center

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing

$37.47 $23

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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

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

$48 $29

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Visit and Gift-Shop Voucher for Two or Four at Children's Museum of South Dakota (Up to 48% Off)

Children's Museum of South Dakota

Brookings

Hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits teach kids about science, art, and history while they play

$17 $9

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Days of '76 Museum Admission for Four or Eight (Up to 50% Off)

Deadwood History, Inc.

Deadwood

Stroll a 32,000-square-foot building packed with vintage clothing, firearms, horse-drawn carriages, and other relics of the frontier era

$22 $11

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Two Dance Classes from Dakota Country Dance Club (50% Off)

Dakota Country Dance Club

Sioux Falls

Join other dancers to learn line dancing, or just come out for the exercise, and bring your friends to share in the fun!

$12 $6

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Day of Unlimited Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Sunrise Ridge Golf Course in Colman (Up to 63% Off)

Sunrise Ridge Golf Course

Colman

Pairs or groups of four swing their way through unlimited rounds in day of 9-hole golf on a par-36 course

$160 $59

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One or Three Months of MMA Classes at X Fitness (Up to 50% Off)

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X Fitness and Next Edge Academy

MMA classes help students build self-confidence, get in shape, and learn how to protect themselves

$100 $55

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Weekday or Weekend 18-Hole Golf Outing for Two with Cart at Brandon Golf Course (Up to 43% Off)

Brandon Golf Course

Brandon

18-hole course marked by frequent water hazards begins and ends at elevated clubhouse with sweeping views

$87.22 $50

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Two, Four, or Six Introductory Music Lessons at Coming Hour (50% Off)

Coming Hour

Sioux Falls

Students build a strong musical foundation in guitar, piano, drum set, or percussion during lessons led by skilled instructors

$80 $40

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$30 for Eight Classes with a Uniform at Hoover's Martial Arts ($140 Value)

Hoover's Martial Arts

Sioux Falls

Martial-arts instructor with 43 years’ experience aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the study of self-defense

$140 $30

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Summer carnivals arrive once a year to brighten up a dull parking lot and transform it into a seven-day wonderland. But when the week is over, they take away the flashing lights and excitement and leave behind nothing but vagrant scraps of litter and shattered milk jugs. To combat that feeling of emptiness, each of the four Thunder Road Family Fun Parks features family entertainment the whole year through.

At their Sioux Falls location, families and groups gathering for a work outing or birthday party eternally zip around oval go-kart tracks that are slick and polished to recreate cinematic stunt driving on a small scale. An 18-hole mini-golf course offers a glimpse of what the world would be like if the Vikings had invented golf instead of coercing the Scottish into inventing it. Euro bungee jumping, meanwhile, combines straps and trampolines to induce a weightless sensation and enable flips and jumps dripping with adrenaline. Classic family activities such as batting cages and bumper boats flank a Thunder Road original attraction: Human Foosball. Recent upgrades have included the addition of a Tilt-a-Whirl, Screaming Dragon roller coaster, and laser maze, where players are challenged to navigate their way through a field of laser beams without tripping the alarm.

201 N Kiwanis Ave.
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

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.
117 Main St
Hill City,
SD
US

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
521 4th St
Brookings,
SD
US

The rolling grass greens at Clark Municipal Golf Course lead players through nine challenging holes stretched across nearly 3,000 yards. The course saves its biggest tests for the end of rounds with eighth and ninth holes that measure the longest distances, by far. The par 5 eighth is especially difficult, as it features a sharp dog leg and checks in at 490 yards. To keep spirits high before, during, and after rounds, the facility also has weekly specials, including ladies night on Tuesdays and guys night on Thursdays. The clubhouse, meanwhile, features a fully stocked bar and can be rented for private events to celebrate birthdays or when a new ball develops its first dimple.

Course at a Glance * 9-hole, par 35 course * Total distance of 2,834 yards * Two tees per hole * Course rating of 65.8 * Course slope of 100 * Click here to view the scorecard

800 North Idaho St.
Clark,
SD
US

Remember the Alamo. In their own unique way, the game designers at Splat Attack Paintball honor that charge with a scenario based around the legendary battle. The Alamo is one of Splat Attack's 13 games, which range from classics such as capture the flag to mutants, a riff on hide-and-seek where players search for their "contaminated" foes. Rounds take place across Splat Attack's more than 12 acres, which encompass landscapes both large and small—not to mention open and dense. Giant wooden spools and barrels populate the more traditional, speedball-style fields, while woodland surroundings include trenches and confined trailers, where players can take cover behind walls and napping movie stars.

43719 258th St
Bridgewater,
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