The Dakotas Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places

The Dakotas Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places

by Lisa Meyers McClintick

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Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, letThe Dakotas Off the Beaten Pathshow you a sideofNorth and South Dakota you never knew existed. See the house Pa built during the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant in De Smet, South Dakota. Excavate mammoth bones in the Black Hills or spelunk in some of the world’s largest caves. Dance to Norwegian fiddles at North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, or lose yourself in the brilliant splendor of a powwow. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762796748
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: Off the Beaten Path Series
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 516,248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Award-winning travel writer/photographer Lisa Meyers McClintick ( contributes regularly to Midwest Living, USA Today’s Go Escape magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Family Vacation Critic and her own blog,

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

North Dakota Fast Facts xiv

South Dakota Fast Facts xv

Weather xvii

Restaurant and Accommodation Pricing xvii

Northeastern South Dakota 1

Aberdeen Area 1

Sisseton Lakes Area 12

Watertown 16

Brookings 19

De Smet 23

Huron 24

Southeastern South Dakota 29

North of Sioux Falls 29

Sioux Falls 34

Vermillion 45

Yankton 49

Missouri National Recreational River 51

Mitchell 54

Along the Missouri River 62

Lake Francis Case 65

The Central Reservations 66

The Capital 68

On Lake Oahe 73

The North-Central Reservations 79

Pioneers and Walleyes 81

Western South Dakota 85

Southwestern Reservations 87

Heading into the Badlands 90

Rapid City 95

Downtown Rapid City 96

Heading into the Black Hills 100

Mount Rushmore and Keystone Area 101

Hill City 104

Custer and Crazy Horse 108

Custer State Park and Norbeck Byway 110

Southern Hills and Hot Springs 115

The Northern Hills 118

Sturgis and Fort Meade 119

Spearfish 121

Deadwood 122

Lead 125

Northwest South Dakota 127

Western North Dakota 135

Medora 137

Theodore Roosevelt National Park 142

North Dakota's Boom Towns 145

Dickinson 147

Lewis & Clark Trail 150

Fort Union and Fort Buford 151

Lake Sakakawea 153

Fort Lincoln and the Capital 156

Central North Dakota 164

Jamestown, and James River Valley 167

Devils Lake and the Rendezvous Region 175

Minot 176

Turtle Mountains and Border Region 180

Eastern North Dakota 187

The Red River Valley 187

Icelandic Communities 189

Grand Forks Area 191

Fargo 195

Wahpeton 200

Sheyenne Valley 202

Index 207

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