Things To Do in South Dakota

South Dakota Spotlights

Bear Butte State Park

Bear Butte State ParkLocated in Sturgis which is about 30 miles north of Rapid City. Some of the activities here include Boating, camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking and horseback riding. There is an education center here that discusses the mountainís geology and the history and culture of the Northern Plains Indians. Bear Butte in the Black Hills is sacred to many American Indian tribes. Many come here to hold religious ceremonies so please be respectful of them.

South Dakota Discovery Center

South Dakota Discovery CenterLocated in Pierre. Hands-on science learning for all ages. There are special classes for preschool age children throughout the year that will inspire their love of learning. There are classes once a month on early out days for the elementary age child as well as weekly classes in the summer and camps. There is even a class for middle school aged girls to help them feel more comfortable with science, engineering, technology and math. The center also sponsors science-hits-the-road programs that will bring science to your school or community event.