The Glacial Lakes & Prairies are one of the most beautiful places to explore and get away from it all. Safely explore the lakes, prairies and small, charming towns of Northeast South Dakota. Here's what to consider and things to know before you visit.
When planning your trip, be sure to call ahead to familiarize yourself with the current protocols the business you are visiting may have.
Remember: A healthy and safe travel experience is a shared responsibility. When travel businesses, residents and visitors all do their part, Americans can travel confidently.
Sometimes the road to adventure is the path less traveled, especially when that road leads to Northeast South Dakota. When the time's right for you, find something new in our corner of the state. You'll discover way more than you ever expected.
On your visit, please be mindful of a couple simple things you can to do keep our communities safe. Wash your hands often. Keep a safe distance of six feet from others. And always wear a mask when social distance isn't possible.
South Dakota has no state-wide travel restrictions in place, but you should still check for local guidelines and recommendations before you go. Here are some more resources for the most current information.
The Glacial Lakes & Prairies Region has year round events for the entire family. Check out our event page.
(For event schedules and details, check out our website and Facebook page for event posters and flyers.)
Famous for our fishing, known for our fields, Northeast South Dakota has outdoor recreation everywhere you look. Find places where you can birdwatch, bike, hike and anything in between.
Things to Do
Planning for the whole crew? Find wallet-friendly family favorites, like the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown and Storybook Land in Aberdeen.
There's something about local flavor that can't be beat. Plan a food tour that'll satisfy any set of taste buds.
Places to Eat
Hospitality so great it feels like home.
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