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Six New Businesses to Visit in Downtown Aberdeen

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Downtown Aberdeen has reshaped its identity to become a highly sought-after destination throughout the year. Main Street is a walkable six-block stretch of close-knit buildings, historic character,...

605 Profile // Mike Gussiaas

“Travel South Dakota’s mission is to promote the state as a premier vacation destination to all visitors, and to support and serve the South Dakota visitor industry,”...

The SD Scoop

What better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with a delicious scoop of ice cream? Whether you’re craving classic flavors or adventurous concoctions,...

605 Tries // Watertown Wine & Beer Walk

Every June, Watertown kicks off summer with the Watertown Wine & Beer Walk and ends the evening with live music at Thursday Night Live. “It’s an exciting opportunity...

Hang Out With // Joel Locke

“The Great Plains Zoo is about creating connections and inspiring conservation of wild species and spaces,” said director of animal care Joel Locke. In his role, Locke focuses...

605 Spotlight // Palisades State Park

Settled in southeastern South Dakota, Palisades State Park is a recreational destination that offers visitors a display of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and geological intrigue. The picturesque park...

A Community Cornerstone // Outlaw Square

Nestled amidst legendary saloons and casinos of Deadwood lies Outlaw Square—a vibrant focal point that breathes new life into the town’s rich Wild West history. “The idea of...

Rural Rendezvous // City of Salem

“Salem gives you that rural town feel with some big town amenities,” said Chris Fields, economic development and member relations specialist at Sioux Metro Growth Alliance. The town...

605 Stops By // City of Presidents

The popular Rapid City attraction—City of Presidents—has just gotten more interactive. A new Mobile Tour and Audio Tour of the life-size bronze statues launched this winter so participants...

The 605 Show Podcast // Episode 73

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The 605 Show is back once again from Thinker Networks and joined by Kasi Haberman from Southeast South Dakota Tourism. Dan and Alana discuss events to do in...

The 605 Show Podcast // Episode 72

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The 605 Show is back once again from Thinker Networks and joined by Lindsay Stangl and Anjelica Burghardt from Visit Watertown. Dan and Alana discuss events to do...

Explore Like a Wanderer, Care Like a Steward // Forever 605

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South Dakota’s vast landscapes and iconic landmarks like Mount Rushmore National Memorial have long attracted visitors.  To ensure these places stay pristine and welcoming for future visitors, Travel...