Midland, SD

Midland can be found in Haakon County. Sixty miles west of Pierre, the state capital, at the junction of US Highways 14 and 63. In 1991, Midland was named “South Dakota a Small Community of the Year” by Governor George Michelson. This award was presented at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development in February of 1991.


Midland has a full, rich history dating back to it’s founding in 1890 by J.C. Russell. The first hot water wells were dug by the railroad back in about 1906, when the Chicago North Western originally went through the area.

Recreation / Community Events

The Midland Pioneer Museum celebrated its 20th anniversary in June of 1997. The museum features local antiquities including horse-drawn cultivators, early tractors and farm trucks, an outfitted homestead shack, a furnished prairie schoolhouse and the original 1907 Chicago & Northwestern railroad depot filled with antiques. The museum can be found on Main street, across from the Post Office. It opens June 1st through Labor Day. Regular hours are 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Tours are offered at other times by appointment.

Hundreds have found relief from arthritis, rheumatism, aches and pains in the mineral rich baths at the Stroppel Inn. The natural temperature of the water ranges from 95 to 110 degrees. Clients come from surrounding towns and states benefit from the hot baths and treatments by George Stroppel, Masseur and Reuben & Patricia Vollmer, Owners.

Contact Information

Source: City of Midland

Categories: Central SD, Cities

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