South Dakota is a popular destination for exciting and educational family vacations. The state is most famous for being the home of Mount Rushmore and the Badlands National Park, but there’s so much more to see and do here. In addition to unbeatable natural scenery, there’s a fascinating history here that dates back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. There’s also a great cultural scene with delicious eateries, intriguing museums and other must-see attractions.
Spend Some Time Outdoors
South Dakota is known for its outdoor attractions, and the city of Aberdeen is no different. After arriving at the Aberdeen Regional Airport, you’ll want some fresh air. There are plenty of places here to take a long hike, bike ride, or simple stroll while taking in the scenery or watching for local wildlife. Wylie Park features 210-acres complete with picnic areas, wildlife exhibits, swimming, paddleboat, and canoe rentals. It’s also home to Storybook Land where nursery rhymes come to life, and The Land of Oz where you can follow a real-life yellow brick road. Brown Park boasts a basketball court if you want to fit in a pick-up game as well as plenty of open space in its 2 acres where you can relax or dine on a picnic.
Enjoy the Culture
Step back in time at the Dacotah Prairie Museum to 100 years ago. Through the exhibits and displays you’ll learn about the evolution about the people and the city itself through the years. With more than 500 items in its collection, there’s plenty to see here. The Capitol Theatre is a historical theater, and home of the Aberdeen Community Theatre, it was built in 1926 to stage vaudeville shows and silent movies. Today you can catch a theatrical performance or movie during your stay in Aberdeen.