Blog - Simply South Dakota

  • The Great 8 of Southeast South Dakota

    April 4th, 2018

    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
  • 60 Years of Schmeckfest

    March 7th, 2018

    60 Years of Schmeckfest Freeman’s Schmeckfest has been going strong for 60 years. This event celebrates the ethnic heritage of the three Mennonite groups who founded the Freeman community: Low Germans, Swiss and Hutters. While a big German meal is the centerpiece of Schmeckfest, it is not the only thing that draws thousands of people to the event. There are heritage craft and ethnic food demonstrations, as well as concerts, historical lectures, art exhibits and an annual community theatrical production. However, the event had a bit of a rocky start. Read More
  • 5 Cures for Cabin Fever

    February 26th, 2018

    5 Cures for Cabin Fever Winter is in full swing here in Southeast South Dakota. Everyone says March is the snowiest month so it’s the perfect time to get out and find ways to enjoy this snowy season. Here’s just a few ideas to get you started: Read More
  • 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
  • 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