If you drive just outside the East side of the city, you’re sure to have a pleasant drive through South Dakota’s best looking prairie. If you venture out about 10 miles outside of city limits to the town of Valley Springs, South Dakota, there is a point where the states of South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota meet. The Tri-State Marker marks this spot.[Read more…] about Tri-State Marker
Almost any old bridge would have a story to tell if they could talk. The Bridge at Iverson Crossing in Brandon, South Dakota is no different. The bridge was built in 1897 as a replacement to a different bridge that was washed out 8 years prior due to a flood. The bridge allowed travelers from the East to get across the Big Sioux River on Iverson Road to Sioux Falls.[Read more…] about The Bridge at Iverson Crossing
The Fall season brings the time of year for apple and pumpkin picking. With public pools closed and Summer camp done, what better way is there to spend a weekend day with family than at an apple orchard?[Read more…] about Country Apple Orchard
Sioux Falls has its share of antique stores spread across the city. But if you’re looking to get a large amount of antique shopping done in a short amount of time, head to the southern tip of the city near Interstate 29 and 271st Street. There, you will find 3 large antique malls within a half mile to feed your need for old stuff.[Read more…] about Visit Antique Row
Sioux Falls is a great city to live in; you can check this by reading any list of the top cities in the country. There comes a time though when the Falls Park, bike trails, and downtown Philips/8th & RR nightlife just won’t do it for you anymore. The bad news up first; Sioux Falls is a fairly isolated city, like most in the Midwest seem to be. You won’t be driving an hour or two and city hopping like on the East coast, and the megalopolis unending suburb-sprawl in the West is replaced with cropland around here.
The good news is that you have options for your weekend road trip; you will just need to spend a little longer in the car to get to them. This list is going to stick to places within a five hour driving distance. Yes you can drive to Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, and Winnipeg Canada from Sioux Falls; but you are stretching a weekend trip and are going to have two heavy travel days on either side. So grab your coffee, queue up your playlist or audiobooks, half-heartedly tell the driver you are willing to drive if they want to switch, and let’s set out.
Roads, roads everywhere and not a twistie in sight.
The Great Plains of eastern South Dakota might not be quite as empty as Utah’s Salt Flats, but when riding motorcycle it can certainly feel like it. To add to that we have a nice, easy to navigate, grid style road pattern that works great for normal driving but just isn’t quite as fun to throttle around on two wheels. There’s a reason the annual Sturgis Rally is held on the other side of the state, but if a 10 hour round trip isn’t in this weekend’s plans there’s still some closer roads that might fulfill that itch. These routes will still have plenty of straights but that’s a bit unavoidable in these parts.[Read more…] about Best Motorcycle Routes Near Sioux Falls