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Attractions in Pierre, South Dakota


Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center - The Museum is a historical museum devoted to the legendary sport of South Dakota rodeo; the history and its stars. With an extensive collection of the memorabilia and collections of icons Casey Tibbs, 9 times World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and more, this museum provides a historical view into the rich culture which has made rodeo such an important part of South Dakota history.

Fischers Lilly Park - The meeting of Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery and the Teton Lakota nation is considered to be one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Differences in trade objectives, diplomacy, and the lack of an interpreter lead to an armed confrontation, the closest Lewis and Clark came to a premature end to their expedition. This meeting happened at the mouth of the Bad River in what today is known as Fischers Lilly Park.

Fort Pierre Chouteau - In the mid-1800's, Fort Pierre Chouteau was the largest trading post on the upper Missouri River, a thriving community of traders, trappers, and Native Americans. Following that it was used briefly as a military fort. Today, not much remains of the fort's wooden bastions and buildings; but the site has been named a National Historic Landmark.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail - The most famous visitors to the Pierre area arrived in the early days of our countryís history: Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery. Today the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail traces the route of the explorers. Numerous viewing points and interpretive signs tell the story of the expeditionís experiences during the week in late September 1804, when they journeyed up the Missouri River and past the site of present-day Pierre.


Pierre Players Community Theatre - If you are looking for a fun night out then come to the Pierre Players Community Theater and see what is playing. During the past 40 years, Pierre Players has produced 169 shows and sponsored 12 touring productions.

Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society - From the horse cultures of the Northern Plains Indians to gutsy homesteaders to old west scoundrels, the museum captures the spirit of the people. Discover a new adventure at every turn. We invite you to plan a visit!

South Dakota Discovery Center - A science playground for the whole family. The South Dakota Discovery Center provides interactive exhibits and hands-on science activities that are fun and educational! Have some ooey-gooey science fun with these homemade science substances.

Verendrye Museum - The museum houses a collection of South Dakota and regional artifacts documenting the early history of the area including aspects of the Fort Pierre to Deadwood trail. The museum houses a collection of South Dakota and regional artifacts documenting the early history of the area including aspects of the Fort Pierre to Deadwood trail.

Willow Creek Wildlife - If you are interested in Hunting or just seeing wildlife then visit us at Willow Creek Wildlife. We offer a variety of things to do: hunting- small game or big game, sporting clays and skeet. We have 13,000 acres of crop, sorghum, corn, millet and wheat fields along with native prairie grass and CRP.