Things to do in LAKE CITY with kids

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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  • Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

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    (3 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 ...

  • Dacotah Prairie Museum

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    (53 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 ...

  • Thunder Road

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    (54 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 ...

  • Wylie Park

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    (54 miles) Aberdeen

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

  • Chahinkapa Zoo

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    (56 miles) Wahpeton

    Visit over 200 animals, with 70 different species, at this charming zoo committed to providing clean and green natural habitats for all the residents! With a carousel too!

  • Sheyenne Oaks RV Park

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    (56 miles) Leonard

    Sheyenne Oaks RV Park is located just 40 miles southwest of Fargo, ND on 120 acres of privately owned land where the whole family can enjoy a relaxing time away - and perfect for those families with ...

  • Bramble Park Zoo

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    (59 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 ...

  • Fort Ransom State Park

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    (60 miles) Ft Ransom

    North Dakotas homesteading heritage is preserved at Fort Ransom State Park. The park, nestled in the picturesque and heavily-wooded Sheyenne River Valley, officially opened in July 1979. This park ...

  • Watertown Thunder Road

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    (60 miles) Watertown

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

  • Thunder Road

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    (82 miles) Fargo

    Active kids can burn that energy up at this Fargo family fun park with bumper cars, mini golf, go-arts, batting cages, and lazer tag!

  • Red River Zoo

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    (82 miles) Fargo

    When you visit the Zoo you will see many animals that are rarely seen at other zoos such as Tanuki, East Caucasian Tur, White-lipped Deer and Pallas Cats. Of course, we also include many other more ...

  • Bonanzaville Pioneer Village and Museum

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    (83 miles) West Fargo

    An historic village of over 40 buildings depicting life in the Red River Valley in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Travel back to the time when our bonanza farm homes dotted the Prairie.

  • The Roger Marris Museum

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    (83 miles) South Fargo

    When approached with the idea of creating a museum in his honor, New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris, who hailed from Fargo, initially declined out of humility. Eventually, though, he would say, ...

  • Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

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    (86 miles) Minnesota

    The Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Red River Valley Exhibition and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. ...

  • Fargo Air Museum

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    (87 miles) Fargo

    Come and visit the Fargo Air Museum and see these beautiful Aircraft on display. We have the aircraft. Help us build a home to share them with you.

  • Childrens Museum at Yunker Farm

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    (87 miles) Fargo

    The Children's Museum was created as a special place for children and families. The more than 50 hands-on exhibits are designed to engage, educate, stimulate creativity, and encourage interaction ...

  • National Buffalo Museum

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    (99 miles) Jamestown

    The National Buffalo Museum is not just a museum, but also has live buffalo for kids to enjoy, including the only one in the world with white ones! the only one in the world to have three white ...

  • Frontier Village

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    (99 miles) Jamestown

    Western fun at the Frontier Village, with the World's Largest Buffalo, wild buffalo herd and stagecoach rides! Frontier family fun in North Dakota!