South Dakota Bucket List ~ Glacial Lakes and Prairies Region

Today we move into the northeastern part of South Dakota, the area we currently call home.


  • Storybook Land/Land of Oz: Located within Wylie Park, bring your favorite childhood stories to life in this whimsical park.


  • McCrory Gardens: Botanical Gardens located on the South Dakota State University Campus.

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  • Ingalls Homestead: Bring Little House on the Prairie to life by visiting the Ingalls Homestead and experiencing activities related to the books.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes: View the actual homes where they Ingalls family spent time.


  • World’s Largest Pheasant: Stop by this roadside oddity for some fun photos.


  • International Vinegar Museum: Located in a 1930’s auditorium, this small museum in an unassuming town gives you the low down on all things vinegar.


  • Fort Sisseton State Park: Explore this fort where 14 original buildings remain.
  • Nicollet Tower: Take in the views of the Coteau area from the top of this observation tower.
  • Sica Hollow State Park: Named for it’s iron tinted water, this area was special to the Native Americans of the area and offers beautiful hiking.


  • Bramble Park Zoo: Small family friendly zoo with a wide range of animals.
  • Terry Redlin Art Center: Enjoy the artwork of Terry Redlin.

All attractions found in the 2019 South Dakota Vacation Guide with a few added by me as we live nearby these attractions.


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