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Travel Safe ∫ Glacial Lakes & Prairies Tourism

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.

Take the Back Roads Adventure

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.

Safe Travel Information

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.

South Dakota COVID Updates
South Dakota Tourism Information
Domestic Travel During COVID-19

South Dakota Department of Transportation Road Report

Plan Your Visit

Regional Events

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.)

Outdoor Adventure

Famous for our fishing, known for our fields, Northeast South Dakota has outdoor recreation everywhere you look.  Find places where you can camp, birdwatch, bike, hike and anything in between.
Things to Do

For Families

Planning for the whole crew?  Find affordable-friendly family favorites, like the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown and Storybook Land in Aberdeen.

Delicious Dining

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

Places to Stay

Hospitality so great it feels like home.
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Glacial Lakes & Prairies Regional Travel Guide

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