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Historical sights

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Historical sights

Hi guys , as i continue to research american native historical sights ive become just as keen to visit south dakota for its natural beauty, is rapid city the best base for historical tours and other south dakota interests, or should i spend some time in sioux falls and fort pierre as well ?

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1. Re: Historical sights

i spend a fair bit of my time in sioux falls. i have family there and in the surrounds.

it's a nice mid west town, full of friendly people.

lots of history but not a lot of physical evidence of it.

the falls area is one. the old part of town is lovely.

the rest u can trace thru this blog


and here is a list of relevant museums


one place that should not be missed however is a little to the north east of sf (in minnesota) called pipestone.


easy to spend half a day there.

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2. Re: Historical sights

It's so tough to answer a question like that.

There is a lot of settlement and immigration history to be discovered in the dozens of small museums and various historic sites in eastern South Dakota.

If you're looking for general history, Pierre/Ft. Pierre may be more appropriate, given the state museums and archives there.

If you're looking for history regarding natives and the 'old west' (whether it's the gold rush or the open range days), Rapid City is definitely the best bet.

And there's really no shortage of natural beauty anywhere in the state, especially in summer. Whether it's the wetlands and waterfowl in the northeast, the hardwood forests in the extreme southeast, the Missouri breaks in the central region, the Badlands, or the high plains butte country in the northwest, you don't have to be in the Black Hills to experience beautiful scenery.

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