312 Island Dr,
Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles
Fun interactive learning is the focus of the South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium. More than 60 hands-on exhibits illustrate principles of electricity magnetism life sciences telecommunications and physics. The center's aquarium features fish species native to the Missouri River.
805 West Sioux Avenue
Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Distance from hotel: 1 miles
Named for the first Europeans to visit South Dakota the Verendrye Museum is located on Deadwood Street in Fort Pierre. The Museum houses pioneer relics and a reproduction of the lead tablet brothers Chevalier and Louis la Verendrye buried in a bluff above the Missouri River thereby claiming for France the territory that eventually became the Louisiana Purchase.
115 Deadwood Street
Distance from hotel: 1.3 miles
Completed in 1910 the Capitol is stunning with its dramatic murals stained glass elaborate tilework and collections of sculpture and art.
500 East Capitol Avenue
Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles
In the mid-1800s Fort Pierre Chouteau was the largest trading post on the upper Missouri River a thriving community of traders trappers and Native Americans. Today not much remains of the fort's wooden bastions and buildings but the site a National Historic Landmark interests archaeologists who hold excavations there each summer.
Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles
The extensive collections of the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center preserve the historical and cultural legacy of the state's early Sioux inhabitants and the first waves of European settlers. Open year-round the museum features permanent rotating and traveling exhibits
900 Governors Drive
Distance from hotel: 1.9 miles
Established in 1862 as a frontier militia the South Dakota National Guard is tightly woven into the state's history. The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre is the state's repository for relics memorabilia and historical documents relating to the Guard's activities from the late 1800s through recent peacekeeping missions.
301 East Dakota
Distance from hotel: 13.4 miles
18-hole public golf course in Pierre South Dakota on the Missouri River.
4201 E. Hwy 34
Distance from hotel: 1.1 miles
Pierre is South Dakota's capital city. Visitors can admire the dramatic murals and stained glass making the capitol building a south Dakota treasure. Enjoy unparalleled year-round outdoor recreation on the Missouri River and the rolling hills and prairies of the Great Plains. Acquire a new perspective on the past by standing on the site where Lewis and Clark met the Teton Sioux. Pierre offers a friendly downtown area with plenty of wide open spaces offering visitors a variety of shopping and dining experiences.
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