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“It is worth the detour.”
Review of Spirit Mound

Spirit Mound
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Vermillion
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“It is worth the detour.”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

If you are close, make the detour and visit. You won't be disappointed. A great experience.

Visited August 2011
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Vermillion, South Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a sleeper! I stood where Lewis and Clark did 200+ years ago!”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

This is one of only two sites that we know exactly where L&C stood on their 1804 journey. The view is spectacular. The buffalo,elk and deer herds are missing but the prairie is still the expanse they marveled at.
The hill itself has been restored with native grasses and flowers and a nice nature trail has been added from the parking lot to the summit.
There is a restroom and water outlet. Dogs on leashes welcome. Vermillion is a nice town with great hotel accommodations and a variety of restaurants.

Visited March 2012
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Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place to Chill Out”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Every time I have a stressful day, I like hiking up Spirit Mound and getting some fresh air.

Visited December 2011
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Beloit, Ohio
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Family fun hiking Spirit Mound!”
Reviewed March 26, 2010

While visiting my son in Vermillion, I thought it would be fun to visit some of the local sights.
We decided to check out the Spirit Mound. It was a pretty cold and windy day, but we didn't let the weather stop us from hiking to the top to see the view. It was quite amazing at the top. Not everyone's cup of tea for beauty, but most people with have to agree it was worth the trip to the top. There a various markers along the path showing the type of plant that would normally be growing near by (we were there in winter). We did see the seed pods of some of the plants. There were lots of birds feasting on the seed pods from the previous years growth. Lewis & Clark had visited this area on a day trip!

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