Tips for planning a winter road trip

Anyone who’s driven through a winter storm knows the experience can be stressful and scary; it makes you want to stay home between the first flake falling and the last sad snow pile melting. But winter travel can also be a lot of fun. There’s winter rec activities like sledding and ice fishing and winter […]

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Get a taste of the great outdoors

You don’t need fancy boots or special off-road vehicles to enjoy the great outdoors. With very little up-front investment, there’s a whole world of hiking, camping and boating that’s accessible at city, state and national parks. Hiking A good pair of hiking boots is worth the investment, but, because the prairies of northeastern South Dakota […]

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Life’s a picnic

One of the benefits of summer is taking meals outdoors. What a better way to enjoy a day at the park than dining al fresco. There’s a few different ways to have a picnic, and all equal fun in the sun. Full-on cookout What’s better than a burger fresh off the grill, topped with melty […]

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How to staycation in Aberdeen

This is not a lost summer. With a little bit of elbow grease, this could be the best summer ever. Plan a staycation right here in Aberdeen. Just follow our step-by-step guide. Step one: Treat it like a vacation Many of us have vacation days that go unused, so use them. If your budget allows, […]

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Picture yourself at Storybook Land

While every corner of Storybook Land is a picture-perfect memory waiting to happen, these are our 10 favorite spots to send a snap or add to your story. Carousel It’s a classic carousel with horses, tigers and bears. Watch faces light up as the animals circle round and round. Ice Cream Cone There are many, […]

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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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