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TexasShadow

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Posted: 06/23/12 02:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stop at Chamberlain. It's where the MO river crosses on its way northwest. There are two or three recreational areas listed and I think there's a COE campground in the area. anyway, stop and check it out and tell us what you think.


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Going East to West across South Dakota, here are some of our favorite stops...

- Assuming you've seen Falls Park and poked around Sioux Falls a bit?
- Mitchell Corn Palace, antique stores (also a good stop for picking up supplies with the WalMart and Cabelas there)
- Lewis & Clark Information Center in Chamberlain, has an interesting display on the Lewis & Clark Expedition as well as sweeping vistas of the Missouri River and "West River" South Dakota
- Just down the hill and over the river is Al's Oasis, a great place to stop for pie and 5 cent coffee and to mingle with the local ranchers (real cowboys!) as well as pick up a few groceries if necessary in their nice grocery store
- Murdo is home to the Pioneer Auto Show, a fun stop even if you're not that crazy about old cars
- Badlands N.P. is an easy drive via the loop road and there are several easy stops along the way. More hiking can be found anywhere in the park depending on how much or how little you want to do. The Ben Riefel Visitor's center has wonderful displays.
- Wall to see of course Wall Drug, even if shopping is not your thing they have excellent 5 cent coffee as well as delicious donuts... come to think of it the rest of the food is pretty good too.
- Just outside of Rapid City is Ellsworth Air Force Base that has an excellent museum and tour of the base.

There are actually many other things to do along I-90 but not having visited them personally I don't know if they're worthwhile... 1880 Town and the Porter Sculpture Park are two that come to mind. There's also guided tours of the Minuteman Missle National Historic Site but that requires reservations so you would need to plan ahead.

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Good suggestions by minn camping family! 1880 Town is just ok. The Murdo antique auto museum is better than it looks from the outside. The Lewis & Clark exhibit in Chamberlain is actually at an interstate rest area. Free admission, of course, and quite interesting. I think kids will find it especially so - lots of stuff at their level.

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Rapid City and take in Bear Country, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Needles and Custer State Park. We stayed at Rapid city KOA...try and get the bus tour that starts with breakfast and ends with dinner and a show!


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All of the above. I was surprised that there was only one mention of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse. I guess because they are off of the Interstate. Absolutely must see. Also Deadwood.


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I was just there-would skip Wall Drug-it's completely lost it's "kitchiness" and is just a shopping mall. The dinosaur they advertise is competely lame and the whole place is now is a joke. Not worth the time.

I would definitely go to Badlands. You don't say how long you will be in Custer and if you already have plans to explore, but if you want some specific information feel free to send me a PM-just spent a whole week there.


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Cannot miss the Badlands!


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Cannot miss the Badlands!

Seeing as how they will be staying in Custer I/we figured they would be seeing all the BH`s attractions.

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The 1880s Town is very interesting if you are a fan of the movie, 'Dances With Wolves'. When you get to western S Dakota you can drive up Spearfish Canyon and see where the actual winter scenes from the movie was filmed.

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Badlands NP is surreal and shouldn't be missed. It's like you've arrived in a different world...

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