Planning a trip to Central South Dakota soon? Here’s what to do.
If you’ve forgotten your state capitals since elementary school, Pierre is South Dakota’s, and you can visit the Capitol building for a tour. Built in 1910, the structure’s Neoclassical architecture includes scagliola columns and stained glass, and the grounds encompass various memorials. Take a look at the floor tiles as you explore the Capitol building; blue tiles are scattered sporadically throughout the space and visitors are challenged to find every single blue tile.
Learn the stories of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples at this cultural center located at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Admission is free (though donations are welcome). The center’s museum space hosts two exhibitions annually, in addition to its 4,000-piece permanent collection.
At Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center, you’ll learn about rodeo culture, as well as the legacy of Casey Tibbs.
Whatever you do while in Central South Dakota, don’t miss a stop by Dignity sculpture near Chamberlain. The 50-foot, stainless-steel art installation depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains garb, overlooking the Missouri River. It’s a can’t-miss photo op.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.