South Dakota

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota: A Great Destination For The Budget-Minded

    7/13/20 •

    If you’re traveling through southeastern South Dakota, be sure to explore Sioux Falls. It’s a budget bonanza. My son and I started our visit in lovely Falls Park, where the Big Sioux River cascades over rose quartzite rocks in the city’s namesake falls. We enjoyed the panoramic view from the five-story observation tower and found…

    Palisades State Park, South Dakota

    11/08/22 •

    We bought a camper to create special memories with our grandchildren, and Palisades State Park, just outside Garretson, South Dakota, proved to be a great place to start. The Split Rock River runs alongside the campground in this beautiful park, which is filled with lovely red Sioux quartzite formations and chasms. We had a great…

    Triangle Ranch Bed and Breakfast in South Dakota's Badlands

    9/04/17 •

    The Triangle Ranch Bed & Breakfast near Philip is a unique place to stay if you’re vacationing near Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Hosts Kenny and Lyndy Ireland warmly welcomed us to their 1923 Spanish-style Sears, Roebuck & Co. mail-order Honor Bilt kit home (“Alhambra” model). Tastefully decorated in 1920 decor, it’s listed on…

    North Dakota's Big Sky Buffalo Ranch: See Buffalo Herds Up Close and Personal (2)

    5/19/17 •

    …on U.S. Highway 2 in north-central North Dakota. (It’s also about 41 miles west of Rugby, the geographic center of the North America, also on Highway 2.) The Big Sky Buffalo Ranch headquarters and gift shop, where the Woodalls sell buffalo meat and other buffalo-related specialty items–are at 204 South Main St. in Granville. Tours…

    Hand-Dug Oil Well, Wyoming: Probably the Only One That Actually Produces Oil (1)

    9/16/20 •

    …of where U.S. Highways 16 and 85 meet in far eastern Wyoming. The oil well (5297 Hwy. 16) is 4 miles east of the intersection, and about 6 miles west of the South Dakota state line. Guided tours run between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily from June through August. To learn more, call 1-307-746-2042….

    Knife River Ranch in North Dakota: Stay At This 7,500 Acre Working Ranch

    7/04/14 •

    The scenic Knife River Ranch in west-central North Dakota proves you don’t have to head out West to find ranches and wide-open spaces. Owners Ron and Lois Wanner operate this pretty 7,500-acre working ranch, located on the Knife River and featuring six rustic cabins. Guests can help with ranch chores, like rounding up cattle and…