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Picture perfect

One of the best parts of taking a trip is sharing photos with your friends and family — whether online or in person. But where are the best places to take pictures in Aberdeen? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Aberdeen Recreational and Cultural Center/Central Park Located at 225 Second Ave. S.E. Thousands of students past […]

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Head to the great outdoors

It’s amazing how a few hours or even a few days spent out of doors can improve one’s life. Fresh air, open water, wildlife and trees help produce a sense of calm and grounding. Within about 15 minutes of Aberdeen, there are two state recreation areas with swimming, hiking, fishing and even kayaking. Richmond Lake […]

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So you’re coming from the north

Aberdeen lies a little more than 30 miles south of the state line, so much of what’s north of Aberdeen is North Dakota. There are some fun and wild places to visit along the way. Stretch out on a hike Fort Ransom State Park Located between Valley City, N.D., and Oakes, N.D. Several short hiking […]

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So you’re coming from the south

History, art and pioneers await as you drive from the south to Aberdeen. Take an hour or take an afternoon to enjoy some of the unique sites. Enjoy some green space Fisher Grove State Park Canoeing/Kayaking. Hiking. Historical interest. Lake Louise Recreation Area Disc Golf. Fishing. Hiking. DeSmet Once the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, […]

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So you’re coming from the east

East of Aberdeen lies lakes, hills and history. U.S. Highway 12, the main east-west road through Aberdeen, was once part of The Yellowstone Trail — the first transcontinental highway in the U.S. It still runs from Plymouth, Mass., to Seattle. As you’re planning a trip to Aberdeen, make a stop to stretch your legs and […]

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So you’re coming from the west

Whether you’re visiting from the west or heading back east, we’re happy to welcome you to Aberdeen. The east-west route through Aberdeen, U.S. Highway 12, was the country’s first transcontinental highway billed “The Yellowstone Trail.” It was first established in 1912 — the stretch between Ipswich and Aberdeen — and runs from Massachusetts to Seattle. […]

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Camping cabins: what to expect

Over the last decade or so, camping cabins have been popping up at campgrounds throughout the country, including at South Dakota State Parks and Wylie Park in Aberdeen. What are they? Camping cabins are generally a smaller structure with few amenities. Small and medium cabins at Wylie Park sleep four to five people. Those staying […]

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Planning the perfect road trip: Part 2, mapping your route

Getting lost on a road trip can be scary. Whether you’re in the middle of the South Dakota prairie or an unfamiliar city, it’s important to keep your cool when you’ve made a wrong turn. Tip 1: Use all your tools Online maps are great. A GPS — either on your phone or a separate […]

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Planning the perfect road trip: Part 1

There’s something so authentically American about hopping the car and driving hundreds or even thousands of miles, taking in the amber waves of grain and purple mountains majesty along the way. […]

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