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Great places are waiting in South Dakota! Journeys are waiting to be begun from Black Hills and Badlands to glacial lakes and country escapes. Experience the history of Lewis and Clark or excitement of bustling cities. Relax, discover, and enjoy the good life when traveling SoDak.

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Musical Roots in Sioux Falls

In Sioux Falls, the Lakota Music Project orchestra performs original compositions that combine the talents of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the Creekside Singers, a Lakota drumming group, in a side-by-side setting devised to demonstrate the value of peaceful, positive collaboration. Today, as part of the main stage concert season of the SDSO, the Lakota Music Project continues to grow.  Beyond the world-class orchestra, the natural beauty of Sioux Falls will stop you in your tracks. At Falls Park, walk on paths alongside a triple waterfall, where an average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the falls each second. The park covers 123 acres with ample walking and biking trails, a visitor’s center, a five-story observation tower, several permanent sculptures, and the remains of the seven-story Queen Bee Mill, dating back to the 1880s.

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Parks and Recreation

Known for its clear waters and abundant fish, Lake Vermillion Recreation Area is a popular area among fishermen, boaters and swimmers. During the fall, sportsmen can find waterfowl and upland game within minutes from the park. This 512-acre reservoir is located 27 miles west of Sioux Falls.

Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, is one of the state park system's most popular resort parks. Three separate campgrounds comprise this modern recreation area, attracting visitors from throughout the Midwest. Modern resort facilities - from marinas to camping cabins to sandy beaches - attract water lovers to Lewis and Clark.

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Red Roof Inn Vermillion - U of South Dakota

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