Experience South Dakota’s Glacial Lakes and Prairies Region

Get off the beaten path like never before in South Dakota’s northeast region, or more familiarly known as the “Glacial Lakes and Prairies” region. History, scenic roads, cultural touch points, and even the world’s largest pheasant are all on tap in this area.

Start your trip by walking the same grounds as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the biographical children’s story “Little House on the Prairie” in the quaint little town of De Smet. View her historic home or check out the outdoor pageant and see local actors bring Ingalls Wilder’s stories to life.

Venture into Aberdeen – or the Hub City, as locals call it – and experience family fun at its finest. Aberdeen is famous for its Land of Oz at Wiley Park, where visitors and locals alike can follow Dorothy and Toto’s journey on the yellow brick road.

When you leave Aberdeen, make sure to stop at Sica (she-cha) Hollow State Park, where nature, history, culture and lore all mingle into one recreation paradise. The park, part of the Coteau Hills, offers a wide variety of year-round activities and is the source of many eerie Native American legends.

Walk the same grounds as Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the biographical children’s story “Little House on the Prairie” in the quaint little town of De Smet. Photo courtesy of Travel South Dakota

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