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Ride sharing

Storybook Land is a completely free attraction and hours of fun can be had at the park without spending a single penny. But a turn on the carousel or a thrill ride on the roller coaster can up the enjoyment for $2.25. The rides at Storybook Land have little kids in mind. They each have […]

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Tee off in Aberdeen

If golf is your game, Aberdeen is a great place to be. Not only are there great golf courses with an Aberdeen address, there are a few dozen more in the surrounding towns, each with unique play. The three courses in Aberdeen are: Lee Park Golf Course Lee Park is public golf course on the […]

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Grandkids love Aberdeen!

More and more grandparents are grabbing the grandchildren and taking off on adventures all over the country. It’s a great way to experience new things as a family and creates some great intergenerational bonding time. Here’s five reasons why you should grab the grandkids and head to Aberdeen this summer: Grandparents tend to have more […]

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Escape to Aberdeen during the week

Aberdeen is a popular weekend getaway. Those hoping to make a last-minute weekend camping reservation have learned that the hard way. All of the fun Aberdeen offers on the weekend is available during the week, usually with fewer people and sometimes at lower prices. Americans are notorious for leaving vacation days unused, in 2018 that […]

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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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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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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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