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South Dakota is truly a wild frontier. A key player in the days of the Wild West, it’s offers kids unforgettable experiences filled with history, excitement and of course, FUN!

Mount Rushmore National Monument, Badlands National Park (where you might run into a real dinosaur dig!) and Custer State Park with it’s incredible buffalo round-up, are by far the most visited attractions in the state, and for good reason! They are national treasures.

History comes back to life again, with sites like the Four Mile Old West Town, the Prairie Homestead and the High Plains Western Heritage Center, which honors the pioneers and the Native Americans of the region.

And did you think that South Dakota would have two of the world’s longest caves? Black Hills Caverns, Rushmore Caves, and even Broken Boot Gold Mine - the oldest gold mine open to the public in Black Hills - all give kids the chance to go deeper underground and explore underneath the state!

There are so many fascinating and fun things to do in South Dakota, no matter what age you are, you will find something magical and adventurous!

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  • Arnolds Park

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    (105 miles) Arnolds Park

    Classic amusement park FUN in Iowa for the whole family! Built in 1889, this historic theme park has classic rides and attractions, as well as dining, shopping, and live concerts - all on the shores ...

  • Wild Water West

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    (56 miles) Sioux Falls

    ntroducting South Dakota's newest and most dynamic family fun park! The Adventurepark brings to Sioux Falls Full Throttle Raceway go-karts, Mulligan's Island Mineature Golf, Shipwreck Lagoon Bumper ...

  • Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark

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    (130 miles) Alexandria

    Tons of water fun await you in our huge 38,000 square foot Minnesota indoor waterpark featuring three exhilarating 4-story slides that twist and turn and take you on a journey inside and outside the ...

  • Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum

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    (53 miles) Sioux Falls

    Home to 1,000 amazing animals – from anteater to zebras – the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, SD offers up-close views of animals including giraffes, tigers, rhinos and a jumping, hooting array ...

  • Bramble Park Zoo

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    (45 miles) Watertown

    Experience over 500 mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and invertebrates representing 130 varieties from around the world and those native to South Dakota. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Pirates Cove Mini Golf

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    (105 miles) Arnolds Park

    Putt your way through the world of 18th century pirates-- under cascading waterfalls, across a natural stream and past pirate ship ruins! Nestled in a naturally beautiful landscape, this 18-hole ...

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

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    (66 miles) Walnut Grove

    Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store. The museum's collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, ...

  • South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum

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    Brookings

    The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum is a great place to visit and enjoy the history of the Dakota prairie. The museum is a powerful resource for all aspects of the rich history that South ...

  • Dacotah Prairie Museum

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    (115 miles) Aberdeen

    When you step into the Dacotah Prairie Museum, you step back in time over 100 years ago to witness the people, progress and natural history that combined to propel the prairie region into ...

  • Runestone Museum

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    (129 miles) Alexandria

    Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country\'s biggest viking, and see ...

  • Marble Beach State Recreation Area

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    (101 miles) Spirit Lake

    Marble Beach\\\'s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region.Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Crandall\\\'s Beach ...

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Sioux Falls

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    (56 miles) Sioux Falls

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science

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    (53 miles) Sioux Falls

    The mission of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is to educate, entertain, inspire and to enrich community by making arts and science part of our lives.

  • Jeffers Petroglyphs

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    (87 miles) Comfrey

    One of the world's great historic sites, with ancient rock carvings that are sacred to the American Indians. Fascinating family day out in Minnesota, with several special events and guided tours to ...

  • Lac Qui Parle Mission

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    (68 miles) Montevideo

    A mission and fur post overlooked the Minnesota River 150 years ago and today the mission still stands. Joseph Renville, an explorer and fur trader whose mother was Dakota and father was French, ...

  • Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

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    (106 miles) Lake City

    Walk the grounds where the officers' quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or ...

  • End O Line Railroad Park and Museum

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    (58 miles) Currie

    The preservation of something which is changing and often, in these areas, disappearing is the purpose of the End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum. Hear the old steam locomotive puff and chug ...

  • Watertown Thunder Road

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    (44 miles) Watertown

    Go Karting including passenger option, 18 hole mini golf with landscaped features, water wars game and family arcade.

  • Wylie Park

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    (116 miles) Aberdeen

    For those nature loving active families, Wylie Park is a magical 210 acres of attractions revolving around storybooks and fairytales.

  • Thunder Road

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    (117 miles) Aberdeen

    Thunder Road Family Fun Parks, located in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota and Fargo, North Dakota have go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, and arcades. Thunder Road offers ...

  • Andes Tower Hills

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    (121 miles) Kensington

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 4 green runs plus lift serviced tubing hill.

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