Blog - Simply South Dakota

  • Czech Days: History & Behind the Scenes Trivia

    June 12th, 2018

    Czech Days: History & Behind the Scenes Trivia Vitame Vas is Czech for “We Welcome You”! Tabor has been welcoming thousands of visitors to Czech Days for the last 70 years to enjoy this celebration of Czech heritage and traditions. Here's some interesting historical and behind-the-scenes trivia. Did you know?....... Read More
  • 5 Fantastic Campgrounds

    June 7th, 2018

    5 Fantastic Campgrounds It’s summertime and after the long winter, we are ready for a camping trip! Southeast South Dakota boasts some great camping areas. From quiet, historic settings to modern, busy campgrounds, we have it all. Here’s a list of five unique spots that will make your next camping trip memorable! Read More
  • 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