South Dakota is more than corn

Whether it’s learning about the migration of the Monarch butterfly, fly fishing or roasting Smacos, South Dakota and Sioux Falls insure residents and visitors that time spent will be worthwhile and make you smile.

Mc Crossan Boys Ranch rodeo fund raiser, August 2012, Sioux Falls, SD

A short distance north of Sioux Falls is Dell Rapids complete with an early 20th century Grand Opera House

backstage at Dell Rapid’s Grand opera House – part of an early 20th century poster.

Of course lush countryside abounds with green crops and a riot of Black Eyed Susan’s in late summer bloom.

Black Eyed Susan’s, Sioux Falls, SD

Small city urban meets nature and lots of outdoor cooking. Keep kids big and small engaged during picnics roasting smacos and whipping up 5-minute ice cream.

Make smacos and learn survival skills at the Sioux Falls Outdoor Campus 

clockwise from left: Falls Park & Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, prep for Smacos, kittens and Sanford Health hot air balloon.

and you don’t need to go to Spain to ride the bulls, Visit Sioux Falls

Bull riding at Mc Crossan Boys Ranch rodeo August 2012

In the early 1900’s, many citizens couldn’t believe the hubris in assuming a 25 year old incorporated city of less than 20,000 justified such a palace to learning. Some 100 years later it’s the jewel of Sioux Falls cultural life.

Travel the straight roads around Sioux Falls and discover the future

children of the Hutterite Colony, SD


South Dakota may be the land of corn, cakes and chislic, but a menu is just as likely to include buffalo meatballs, pheasant wrapped in bacon and walleye fish cakes on a bed of micro greens.

A South Dakota ramble through farms and tables

Jersey dairy cows at the Oak Lane Hutterite Colony

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