Aberdeen Travel Guide, South Dakota
Probably named after the British city Aberdeen, Aberdeen is a bit different. Located in South Dakota, Brown County it is a vivid city with a good quality of life and metropolitan air.
It is a great place to visit both for what the city itself has to offer and for the surrounding areas rich in outdoor opportunities.
Being at the confluence of roads the city developed into a great economical hub based on agriculture, trade and manufacture.
There are plenty of amenities that make the resident’s life easier. The educational system includes private college and a state university. Shopping opportunities abound with great shops, specialty stores antique shops, boutiques and the great Lakewood Mall.
As far as entertainment in the city is concerned you will definitely find something to suite your taste and ability from indoor to outdoor activities. On a rainy weather you can go to the cinema, bowling, swimming, dancing and try the indoor archery ranges. The outdoor activities are more numerous and can keep you busy for as many days as you decide to stay in Aberdeen. You can choose from going to a picnic, ice-skating or roller skating, walking in the park, go horse riding, and play volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, or choose water based activities like water sliding or canoeing. Moccasin Creek Complex is one of the greatest that offers plenty of activities.
Among the attractions you can consider Dakota Prairie Museum that traces the history of this land and of its people hosting important collections of centennial quilts and Indian artifacts. You can choose to have a self guided tour or have the museum’s guide answer your questions.
If you happen to be in the city in August you will get even more entertainment because it is the period when the Brown County Fair takes place. There’s live entertainment, car races, carnival midway and plenty of displays.
It is the most crowded period of the year and you might consider reserving your hotel room though Aberdeen is no short of hotel rooms. It has over 800 hotel/motel rooms to suite every budget and meet every need.
If you want to keep your expenses even lower you can chose to camp on one of the 286 campsites.
The great variety of parks around offers many pleasant activities for all ages. One of the most sought activities is swimming.
If you want to explore the surrounding area you can consider Yellowstone Trail and Glacial Lakes and Prairies Region of South Dakota.
The Yellowstone Trail runs east and west from the Big Stone Lake to Lemmon including various historical, cultural and natural attractions, a trail that puts you back in the time of the pioneers.
The Glacial Lakes and Prairies Region of South Dakota has plenty to offer including Fort Sisseton State Historical Park; Museum of Wildlife, Science and Industry; Sitting Bull Monument; Cathedral on the Prairie; Pickler Mansion; Bowdle Historical Museum; Terry Redlin Art Center; Tekakwitha Fine Arts Center; Blue Dog Fish Hatchery; Waubay National Wildlife Refuge;
Back in the city, the nightlife abounds in entertainment possibilities: shows, concerts, theatrical productions, and recitals are on offer all year round. Traditional pubs and clubs await their customers with live entertainment and excellent atmosphere.
Food is great and you can taste it in every kind of surrounding, casual or luxurious depending on your budget and state of mind. If you like trying something new the local specialties are a must.
Whatever your budget or style, there are the culture, urban amenities, outdoor experiences and spectacular natural beauty to make your next vacation truly unforgettable.
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