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Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a museum history buff, Gettysburg is the ideal vacation spot. Settled by veterans of the famous Civil War battle, nestled among some of the best hunting and fishing the Midwest has to offer, you will find lots to see and do. The rich farm country that surrounds the town is the focus of the area’s ag industry, but the water west of Gettysburg is the real drawing card. Whitlock Bay, located on the Missouri River’s beautiful Lake Oahe, is a fisherman’s dream. Just pick your favorite fish, and you can catch it here! In the fall, the Chinook Salmon come home to spawn at the state’s only Salmon ladders. Visitors can tour the facility and see the big fish jump the ladders. Whitlock Bay provides all types of outdoor recreational opportunities. Camping, hiking, swimming, water skiing, sailing, and photography are all enjoyed by people visiting the bay. West Whitlock Recreation Area, part of the state park system, is located 18 miles west of Gettysburg and features boat launching and dock facilities, a fish-cleaning station, modern camping, swimming and picnic areas. Commercial resorts are also conveniently located around Whitlock Bay. Looking for something fun to do in town? The ‘Burg of 1,200 offers bowling, swimming, tennis and basketball courts, and free camping at the city park. Enjoy the city swimming pool and park where the family can relax and the kids can play the day away! If you’re itching to swing a club, there is a terrific golf course to take advantage of. The museum gives visitors a peek at days gone by, housing many interesting artifacts from the early days of the pioneers and Arikara people. A nearby blacksmith shop and one-room schoolhouse give visitors a glimpse at how people on the plains once lived. The last Saturday in June is always a big time in town, with the Dakota Kruzers Car Club hosting their annual summer run in the city park. The day offers live music, great vintage vehicles, and a lot of fun! Any time of year, Gettysburg is a great place to visit! Come to play...or maybe even stay!


Karen Swenson Gas • Groceries • Bar & Home Cooking Restaurant

(605) 852-2889

Hwy. 14 W. & 47 N. • Highmore, SD 57345 hoven

Highmore is a small, rural town, the county seat of Hyde County, and centrally located just 48 miles East of Pierre, the state capital. Principally a ranching, farming, agricultural community, this central South Dakota area is also the gateway to Big Bend on the Missouri River and offers many fishing, hunting, camping and other recreational, economic development, and business opportunities. Centrally located at the crossroads of U.S. Hwy. 14 and SD Hwy. 47, Highmore is in the middle of both Hyde County and the state of South Dakota. Conveniently located in proximity to highway, railroad, and air transportation, Hyde County is unique in it’s abundant variety of recreational and economic opportunities. Highmore and Hyde County are also located in one of the best, and largest, wind energy development areas in South Dakota.

Prairie Stop Convenience Store

Hoven, the Little Town with the Big Church, is located midway between Pierre and Aberdeen on SD Highways 47 & 20. In the heart of a diversified farming valley, Hoven reveals not one but two prairie skyscrapers, St. AnHoven, SD thony of Padua Church and the Hoven Equity Exchange grain elevator. Also affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Prairies, St. An• Gas & Diesel • Pizza • Chicken thony is a twin-spired edifice listed on the National Register of Historic • Hamburgers • Groceries • Pop & More! Places and greets visitors with intricate interior painting unlike any (605) 948-2420 other church in a wide area. Guided tours are available on request by making arrangements at (605) 948-2451. Tons of wheat, corn, soybeans, sunflowers, and oats filter through Hoven Equity Exchange and other area grain handlers. Cattle dot the landscape. The little town with big ideas appeals to travelers with a well-stocked convenience store, dining-in facilities, motel, grocery story, post office, park with playground/picnic facilities, swimming pool, camper hook-ups, golf course, airport, K - 12 education system and medical clinic. Rich with wildlife and within easy driving distance of Missouri River fishing havens, Hoven is not only the best place to raise a family but one of the best-kept and friendliest little towns you’ll ever visit. For more information, look us over at or call City Hall at (605) 948-2257.


Kimball is located just off of Interstate 90 in South Dakota. Founded in 1880, Kimball has many points of interest. If you’re an outdoors person there is plenty of hunting and fishing in the area. New to Kimball is the Native Prairie Garden where you can picnic or walk on the trails and enjoy mother nature. Parks, ball fields and a swimming pool are also available for some added fun. There is no need for worry about where to stay because Kimball has a variety of hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and a campground. When passing through, check out our marquee or website (www. for upcoming events. Exciting events that happen annually include dances, Fourth of July activities, Desperado Days, the Car Show and the Christmas Lights Contest. New events are added yearly, so keep checking our website for the latest developments. We welcome you to stop in at one of our restaurants for some good food and great hospitality.


• Region 2

Lake Andes / Ravinia

Located on U.S. Hwy. 18. Lake Andes covers approximately 6,400 acres of shallow water in the form of a boot. Located in the southwestern tip of this region, this area is known for the Lake Andes National Wildlife Refuge, which is great for photographing the beautiful nesting waterfowl. The lake itself is also home to the State Fish Hatchery where they raise Bass to stock the lakes in the state. The area is quite beautiful and appealing to sportsmen. Lake Andes is also home to a very nice country club with nine-hole golf course, lodging and fine restaurants. Ravinia is located on State Highway 50 close to Lake Andes. This quiet village is a delightful place to stop and visit with the friendly town folk and learn the area history. History buffs should take the time to drive further south and check out the small towns of Marty and Greenwood, where you will discover the monument where the Yankton Treaty was signed. For more, visit

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Dakotas Travel & Recreation  

Our Dakotas Travel & Recreation Directory is packed with relevant area travel information, places to see, things to do, outdoor recreation,...

Dakotas Travel & Recreation  

Our Dakotas Travel & Recreation Directory is packed with relevant area travel information, places to see, things to do, outdoor recreation,...