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Catch the Wave at Wild Water West, Sioux Falls, SD

Spending time poolside or splashing around on a hot day are summertime staples. But for a full day of aquatic adventures, Wild Water West water park, located just west of

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Hiking Old Baldy Mountain, Black Hills National Forest, SD

You can’t believe everything you see on a postcard about the back of Mount Rushmore. That’s actually a good thing; the scenery is much better in real life. Take, for

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The Palisades: Little Park, Big Views

Palisades State Park may be South Dakota’s second-smallest state park, but it stunningly delivers on natural beauty. At the heart of the park, the steady flow of Split Rock Creek

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SpearFish Camping – The Great Outdoors

Sometimes, a weekend spent “roughing it” can be a little too rough. If you’re camping too far from any kind of civilization, you’re responsible for all your meals, whether it’s

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Black Hills Largest Man-Made Reservoir

If you find yourself driving along Highway 385 between Hill City and Deadwood, there will come a time when you’ll round a curve, the pines lining the road will drop

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Sweet Summertime at Pickerel Lake

Despite nature’s seemingly cruel attempt to thwart it, Summer has finally officially arrived in South Dakota. With that adventurous summer buzz in the air, residents and tourists alike are finding

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Falls Park

The lifeblood of South Dakota’s largest city Visit Falls Park in the city of Sioux Falls on any reasonably nice day, and you’re likely to see people standing and looking at the

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Top 5 Springtime Activities

Springtime in South Dakota can be unpredictable. One day, it’s 70 degrees, calm and sunny. The next day, it’s 40 degrees, blustery and rainy or even snowy. That unpredictability could

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Hike Near Needles Highway Takes You to Another World

As a kid, when my parents first took me on a drive along Needles Highway, I fully expected to see giant sewing needles stuck in the ground, their large eyes

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Kayaking in South Dakota: Firesteel Creek

I recently ventured out with my Kayak to Firesteel Creek. If you like to kayak this is a great place to get out and enjoy the scenery. Below I put