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Pierre
If historical pursuits like following in the footsteps of famous explorers Lewis and Clark, unraveling the engineering intricacies of a famous dam or meandering around a museum that uncovers the culture of Native Americans, are your bag, Pierre is only a getaway away. The laid-back capital city of South Dakota boasts a number of interesting attractions and outdoor pursuits. Visit the illustrious State Capitol or peruse relics at the Cultural Heritage Center. Pack a picnic and spend the day walking or bicycling around Steamboat Park. Take the kids to the aquarium, for ice cream at an old-fashioned parlor and finish the day with a leisurely cruise on the Missouri River.

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Cultural Heritage Center
Cultural Heritage Center
Owner description: Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of hill, and much of it is underground. A contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling, this... more Owner description: Not your typical museum structure, this one is built into the side of hill, and much of it is underground. A contemporary version of a traditional Native American dwelling, this beautiful building features Native American (mostly the Sioux tribes) and pioneer exhibits, with many rare artifacts tracing the history of South Dakota. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Historic Sites
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State Capitol
State Capitol
Owner description: This stunning Greek Revival building completed in 1910 was at first modernized and later, in 1989, restored to its original magnificence, making it the most fully restored capitol... more Owner description: This stunning Greek Revival building completed in 1910 was at first modernized and later, in 1989, restored to its original magnificence, making it the most fully restored capitol building in the U.S. Self-guided and free guided tours are available. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings
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Oahe Dam
Oahe Dam
Dam and power plant.
Attraction type: Dams
La Framboise Island
La Framboise Island
A causeway connects downtown Pierre with this scenic island where only foot-traffic is allowed.
Attraction type: Islands
Flaming Fountain
Flaming Fountain
Attraction type: Fountains

All places to eat » Places to eat

La Minestra
La Minestra
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Cattleman's Club Steakhouse
Cattleman's Club Steakhouse
Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Pierre
Price: $5 - $37
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Zesto Shop
Zesto Shop
Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: American
Big Tom's Diner
Big Tom's Diner
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: American
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Burger King
Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Pierre

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Pierre-Days Inn
2.0 of 5
Pierre-Days Inn
$72 - $90
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
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River Lodge
2.0 of 5
River Lodge
$60 - $91
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
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BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel
3.0 of 5
BEST WESTERN Ramkota Hotel
$88 - $144
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Pierre
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