We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Best of Pierre Guide

Print this guide 
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.

All things to do » Things to do

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: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings
See nearby places to eat
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: Historic Sites; History Museums
See nearby places to eat
Oahe Dam
Oahe Dam
Dam and power plant.
Attraction type: Dams
South Dakota Discovery Center
South Dakota Discovery Center
Owner description: Everyone gets to try things out at this "science playground for the whole family" where "please touch" interactive science and nature exhibits provide a fun and educational... more Owner description: Everyone gets to try things out at this "science playground for the whole family" where "please touch" interactive science and nature exhibits provide a fun and educational experience. The center is housed in a huge converted city power plant and includes aquariums stocked with walleye, gar, trout and other Missouri River fish. less
Attraction type: Science Museums; Aquariums
See nearby places to eat
Flaming Fountain
Flaming Fountain
Attraction type: Fountains

All places to eat » Places to eat

Cattleman's Club Steakhouse
Cattleman's Club Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Pierre
Price: $8 - $40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
RedRossa Italian Grill
RedRossa Italian Grill
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zesto Shop
Zesto Shop
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: Fast Food, American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
La Minestra
La Minestra
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Branding Iron Bistro
Branding Iron Bistro
Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Pierre
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Days Inn Pierre
2.0 of 5
Days Inn Pierre
$56 - $81
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Pierre
Show Prices
Baymont Inn & Suites Pierre
2.0 of 5
Baymont Inn & Suites Pierre
$41 - $69
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Pierre
Show Prices
Quality Inn
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn
$62 - $77
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Pierre
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.