Southeastern South Dakota

Palisades State Park Palisades State Park- Located in Garretson which is about 23 miles northeast of Sioux Falls. This park is only 157 acres but it is known for its unique terrain and breathtaking views and is a favorite place for rock climbers, hikers, and campers. Split Rock Creek allows people in kayaks and canoes to enjoy the views of the towering quartzite spires. It is one of the few places in the United States where catlinite or pipestone is found. Native Americans used catlinite to make peace pipes.

Grand Opera House of Dell Rapids - Plays, symphonies, concerts and dances are combined with an historic atmosphere.

Wild Water West - South Dakota's largest waterpark and family amusement park. Over 50 acres of non-stop fun!

Historic Prairie Village - A living history museum created from turn-of-the-century buildings moved from around the state to create a community that never was. Prairie Village has over 40 antique-filled buildings reliving the days of an active turn of the century main street.

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum - The Zoo is home to over 400 animals that will entertain the whole family.

Washington Pavilion - The regionís largest cultural and entertainment center. The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science includes the Husby Performing Arts Center, the Kirby Science Discovery Center and its Wells Fargo CineDome Theater, the Visual Arts Center, the Discovery Store and Leonardoís Cafe.

Old Court House Museum - Make time for history at the Old Courthouse Museum. This beautifully-restored 1800s quartzite building has three floors of regional history exhibits. The Museum store includes unique and affordable Dakota-made gifts for the whole family

SculptureWalk - An exciting exhibit of outdoor sculptures displayed year-around in downtown Sioux Falls.

National Music Museum - One of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its renowned collections, which include more than 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are the most inclusive anywhere.

Corn Palace - The World's Only Corn Palace is an outstanding structure which stands as a tribute to the agricultural heritage of South Dakota.

Dakota Prairie Playhouse and Conference Center - Home of some great entertainment in the Madison South Dakota area.

Thunder Road - Whether you love the pedal-to-the-metal excitement of go-kart racing or a leisurely round of Adventure Mini Golf, you'll want to make this a frequent destination throughout the spring, summer or fall.

Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village - Come and participate in an open archeology dig starting at the Thomsen Center Archeodome. Next check out the Boehnen Museum which exhibits include a reconstructed earth lodge, one of nearly 70 believed to be buried at the site. Enjoy looking at Native American art and additional cultural experiences.

W.H. Over Museum - Preserving and interpreting the heritage of South Dakota and its people is the Museum's mission. Founded in 1883, the Museum began as a study collection in the natural sciences at what is now the University of South Dakota . This is the state's largest collection of natural and cultural history.

The South Dakota Tractor Museum - Here you will find historic tractors, automobiles, and other farm machinery that has been restored and put on display by local farmers and mechanics.

Pettigrew Home and Museum - Tour the elegant 1889 Queen Anne-style home of South Dakota's first senator, Richard Pettigrew. Take a guided tour of the historic home, or browse the museum galleries and discover the Sioux Falls of the late 1800s.

Dakota Territorial Museum - Housing memorabilia of early Yankton and Dakota Territory days, including Native American Sioux (Lakota) Indian and Pioneer artifacts, the Museum offers visitors a glimpse into Yankton's rich pioneer history provided through period room exhibits, unique displays and a variety of outbuildings.

Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove - Don't forget your camera when you come. Come learn about and enjoy the natural beauty of the Butterfly.

Smith-Zimmermann Heritage Museum - The museum's collections and exhibits focus on the ethnic history of the early settlements in Lake County and surrounding regions in eastern South Dakota from 1860 to the present.