Located just a couple of blocks from the city’s thriving downtown, this 123-acre oasis is where quartzite rock meets flowing water, resulting in waterfalls where an average of 7,400 gallons of water drops 100 feet each second. As you travel on our open roads, keep your eyes open for these hidden gems. The non-profit organization charges $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and over, and $4 for teens 13-16 and students with a valid ID. Not only is the coffee delicious, but it seems to bring out the friendly in those searching for a delicious cup of joe. As you make your journey along Interstate 90, stop by for a bite at the always-friendly Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill (211 Stofferean Drive) or the Hartford Steak Co. Tavern (709 N. Mundt Ave./ Highway 38), referred to by some locals as “The Best Little Steakhouse in South Dakota.” The meal and Midwestern hospitality will be worth the stop alone, but you can also work in one of Humboldt’s days of celebration. And the coffee? Humboldt is no exception. Past themes have included “Salute to Rodeo,” “Mother Goose Rhymes,” and “Everyday Heroes,” but “Rock of Ages”—complete with corn-art visages of Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson—proved to be particularly popular in 2016. 908 Main St., Rapid City, SDHours: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday-Friday), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday), and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Sunday) The park and museum are open from May 1 to September 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Blossoms and Brew The U.S.S. © Copyright 2020 South Dakota Department of Tourism, Buffalo Ridge Brewing Project // Hartford, The Guns of History Gun Gallery // Mitchell, Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village // Mitchell, Chef Louie’s Steak House and Lounge // Mitchell. Little ones can safely enjoy the family-oriented Caribbean Falls and the activity pool designed just for kids. In 2019, summer (May 25-Sep. 2) hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday with last admission at 6 p.m. on all days. In the winter, see the park light up with holiday spirit thanks to the 500-plus trees and poles decorated with more than 26 miles of festive lights. An incredible number of artifacts have already been unearthed from the dig site housed under the Archeodome Interpretive Center, and there's no shortage of relics to be discovered. After all, everyone’s taste buds deserve a vacation! Mitchell is considered the unofficial midway point of the state, but it’s best known as home to the World’s Only Corn Palace. Kids are welcome as are well-behaved pets on leashes. Located only minutes off Interstate 90, the Corn Palace is a Moorish Revival-style structure covered in corn. Each spot features games and the chance to win extra prizes. Anyone raised on hot dogs probably doesn’t think of them as a tremendously interesting food, but Hungry Dog takes things to a new level. With mini golf, batting cages, paintball, sand volleyball and more, you can dry off in the sun without having to end the fun. 2222 Junction Ave., Sturgis, SDHours: 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday), 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Saturday) The park is open year-round from dawn to dusk. Sixty homes and five churches were destroyed. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth, and $20 for a family of two adults and any child under 18. Check out this list of places that might be just the perfect spots for a legendary road trip. 309 Mellette Street, Bonesteel, SDHours: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. We believe what happens between the mile markers is just as important as the destination itself. 110 Hwy 85, Buffalo, SDHours: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M-F) and 9 p.m. (Wednesday) (daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday during the rest of the year) 23828 Hwy 285 (SW of the Hwy 16/385 intersection), Hill City, SDHours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday) With a current population of 129, nowhere in Java actually sells coffee. Immerse yourself in a world of history, art, and more at the Dakota Discovery Museum. The Green Bean also offers breakfast, salads, sandwiches, bagels, and other items that make hunger a thing of the past. 374 - 451st Ave - Lake Vermillion Recreation Area 5 miles south. Hours and Information: Hours and Information: 1338 Laurel St., Whitewood, SDHours: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday), 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday), and 6:30 a.m. to noon (Monday) Breakfast, lunch, and coffee: these are a few of most people’s favorite things. But it’s not like organizers just shoot a mythical corn cannon at the walls and call it good. That’s easy to do, thanks to their tasty coffee and baked goods, but don’t miss their food menu or selection of beer & spirits. Visitors to the Homestead can get a variety of specialty coffee drinks made from locally roasted organic beans. Active aquaphiles can enjoy the 65-foot/ four-slide tower and a 55-foot tube vortex slide called “Tornado Alley,” but you can also get in some relaxation in the 500,000-gallon wave pool or on a Lazy River tube. Located five miles south of Hartford, Wall Lake Park is a 25-acre public park and home to the only swimming beach in the county. It didn’t take long for them to become one of the biggest breweries in the state. Hours and Information: Sometimes, you just need to get the adrenaline pumping. No problem. It’s all part of the forest magic of Annie Lode Coffee Cabin. Ace’s motto is “Pay for a book once, read for life.” It’s just another example of the magic that you can find between the mile markers. Even mishaps—a flat tire, an unexpected repair—can lead to meals, views, and other unexpected gifts that will last in memories long after the tow truck has arrived. What happens when two sisters move from Texas to northwestern South Dakota? Hours and Information: There are also burgers, chicken sandwiches, and other options guaranteed to leave you full and happy. Hours and Information: The monuments were seven feet tall and ten inches square at the top, and were mined and inscribed near Sioux Falls. (Online directions will list it as “Hanson Lake,” but trust us—no one calls it that.). Hours and Information: 509 N. Splitrock Blvd, Brandon, SDHours: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday) Lava’s Coffee & Café That’s because the campus of the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village was once a thriving village of 200 to 500 people more than 1,000 years ago. Born in the small town of Avon and raised in Mitchell, George McGovern went from renowned high school debater to decorated Air Force pilot, respected minister, and distinguished professor before he followed a political path that nearly took him to the Oval Office. 116 E. Vermont Ave., Salem, SDHours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday -Friday), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Saturday) Essence Coffee Roasters Rotating exhibits mean there’s almost always something new to see when you return. Coffee and comfort—those are the priorities that led Marla Loken to open Mill Iron in the western South Dakota town of Whitewood (pop. Visitors are often surprised to find such a quality zoo in the middle of the Midwest, but that’s exactly what awaits you at Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls. Yes, that really happened. Sometimes it’s sunny, sometimes it’s snowing, and sometimes a mountain goat stops by. During the summer, Hungry Dog is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Winter hours vary.