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South Dakota Here We Come

From Wisconsin to South Dakota 10 Day Trip


South Dakota Here We Come

South Dakota here we come.  South Dakota has on my watchlist for some time.  The Badlands, Ghost towns, Blackhills, Needles Highway, Custer State Park, I’m sure you understand.
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Palisades State Park South Dakota

Palisades County Park South Dakota

Palisades State Park South Dakota

Palisades State Park South Dakota is located on Split Rock Creek. In the 1870s Split Rock Creek was harnessed to power a large flour and feed mill, and a town called Palisades formed around it. I didn’t see any of the remains of the mill building in the area. Was told there is a small foundation left somewhere from it.

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Corn Palace and County Road Driving

Corn Palace South Dakota

Corn Palace and Country Road Driving

Where do our travels bring us today?  The town of Mitchell, South Dakota to the Corn Palace and county road driving. Searching for old homes on county roads along the route.  At our last stop a lady talked my husband’s ear off and said we HAD to see the Corn Palace.

If someone tells you that you HAVE to see something, there is usually a good reason behind it. That is what we will do. Punched it into the GPS and headed out.

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Badlands Revisit

Badlands National Park South Dakota

Badlands Revisit

Today we are leaving Hill City, South Dakota and starting to snake our way toward Green Bay, Wisconsin. Last night’s homework was to write down places to stop on the way home.  Number one on each list – Badlands revisit before leaving South Dakota.

You know that feeling you have when you miss something? I have had that feeling since we left The Badlands National Park. Like there was something I missed. Something that begged for my full attention but I ignored it. Today, I shall find out what that might have been. If anything.
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Custer State Park Exploring

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park Exploring

On the first day, we drove through Custer State Park. It was a quick drive through. Today, is Custer State Park exploring day. We will spend time really going through the park. Exploring what it has to offer that we may have missed on the first go and anything else that looks interesting on the way back to our rental.

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Black Hills National Forest UTV Adventure

Black Hills National Forest UTV Adventure

Black Hills National Forest UTV Adventure

My DH was doing some research on South Dakota and Google has this way of tailoring search results to us according to what we have looked up and expressed interest in. He showed me a link before we left for vacation for a Black Hills National Forest UTV Adventure.
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Custer State Park Needles Highway Iron Mountain Road

Custer State Park Needles Highway Iron Mountain Road

Glorious morning!  On the agenda today is Custer State Park Needles Highway Iron Mountain Road.

Woke up early, after sleeping well.  Did all the dirty laundry, straightened up the house and enjoyed coffee outside on the deck; with Henny Penny, the hen. Whom, I finally made friends with. No more chasing me around the yard. I did this while I waited for my husband and daughter to wake up.

I had an additional friend that kept me company.
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Badlands and Wall Drug South Dakota

The Badlands and Wall Drug South Dakota

Good morning!  Today we are heading to The Badlands and Wall Drug South Dakota.  I’ve decided today is going to be a good day for traveling and sightseeing.  Yesterday was just a slight setback and today is a new day.   You can read about Day 1 here.

We left The Dakota Winds Motel in Kimball, South Dakota at a little after 8 in the morning.  After enjoying muffins, coffee and juice that was provided by the motel for breakfast.
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