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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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Winter recreation gear

Whether you’re an old pro or new to winter recreation, there’s definitely a need for good winter outerwear. Exact needs change based on the activity, but here are a few basics that will come in useful for most outdoor winter activities. Boots Not just any boots, supportive, waterproof boots. Those suede and shearling boots are […]

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Winter recreation in the Aberdeen area

While there are some that see snow as a reason to stay indoors until March, many of us enjoy romping around in the white stuff in pursuit of a good time. While we might not have mountains for downhill skiing, there are several other winter activities that the Aberdeen area excels at. Ice skating There […]

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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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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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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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