Blog - Simply South Dakota

  • Experience a Hometown Christmas

    November 29th, 2017

    Experience a Hometown Christmas Small town Christmas celebrations are full of all the charm and warmth that make the holidays so magical. Here are just a few “Hometown Christmas” events that will get the season off to the perfect start. Read More
  • The Great 8 of Southeast South Dakota

    August 14th, 2017

    The Great 8 of Southeast South Dakota 1- Lewis & Clark Lake and Missouri National Recreational River - Yankton / 2- The World’s Only Corn Palace - Mitchell / 3- Falls Park - Sioux Falls / 4- Palisades State Park - Garretson / 5- Historic Prairie Village - Madison / 6- Good Earth State Park at Blood Run - near Sioux Falls / 7- Wine & Brew Trail of Eastern South Dakota / 8- Spirit Mound Historic Prairie - Vermillion --- Find out here what's so great about these 8... Read More
  • A Weekend on the Prairie

    June 1st, 2017

    A Weekend on the Prairie Ever wish you could experience what it may have been like living and sleeping in a covered wagon - or how people lived that came west and homesteaded on the prairie? You can get a taste of this life in DeSmet. Whether you camp all night on the prairie or just visit for the day, it’s a perfect getaway destination that’s educational and lots of fun! Read More
  • Tips For Fishing With Kids: Make a Lifetime of Memories

    April 20th, 2017

    Tips For Fishing With Kids: Make a Lifetime of Memories I learned how to fish by the time I could walk and I taught my kids to fish when they were very small. Introducing kids to fishing at an early age can be a fun family activity. We “fished” in the backyard by learning how to cast a rubber plug into a hula-hoop on the ground. They would play for hours dangling their feet off the back step, pretending to catch the Big One. The kids loved planning our upcoming fishing trip for weeks ahead of time. Here's a few tips to make it a big success... Read More
  • 8 Spooktacular Halloween Events

    October 6th, 2016

    8 Spooktacular Halloween Events Halloween is just around the corner! These frightfully fun events throughout Southeast South Dakota will get you in the mood! From haunted mazes and tours to hikes and hands-on activities, you'll find both scary and non-scary events to suit your family's tastes. Costumes are optional, but usually encouraged at most events (because it's just more fun when you dress up!) Read More