Just three miles north of I-90 sits Salem, previously known as Melas (Salem spelled backward). What was once a major railroad junction is now home to up-and-coming coffee shops, a treasure trove of collectibles, and unforgettable eateries. SALEM WAS FOUNDED...
Just 10 minutes from Brookings is the town of Volga via US-14. The 605 team had been before for trips to Schade Vineyard & Winery, but I decided to head out on a Thursday afternoon to check out more...
Feeling rejuvenated form the short bout of sunshine, I grabbed my gas station coffee, jumped in the car, and drove south from Sioux Falls on 1-29 to Alcester. I began at Arlene’s Sunny Side Cafe. As I walked in, I...
Known for Danish Days, a four-day celebration to honor Danish heritage, Viborg is more than stegt lever and knee-breeches. As 605 multimedia designer Yany Avelar and I pulled into town, we took notice of the plethora of Danish flags. Every other...
Taking advantage of the mild weather and craving a quick trip, 605 multimedia designer Yany Avelar and account manager Taylor Hanson joined me in Parker, home of the infamous Turner County Fair. Located just 30 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, Parker is sandwiched...
In the mood for some classic burgers and a short drive, 605 Publisher Alana Synder and I made the nine-mile trek to Harrisburg, home to the Tigers, the Heartland Country Corn Maze, and much more. HARRISBURG EST. AUGUST 1, 1879 GRAVEL ROAD BLEND It...
On a chilly, Friday afternoon, I hopped onto the interstate into Moody County to Flandreau. Known for Royal River Casino, which is currently undergoing a giant renovation, the town of around 2,300 is full of "how are you doing"...
First known as Hillyo, Hill City was the second town in the Black Hills in conjunction with the 1876 discovery of placer gold deposits in Spring creek. The town that bustles during tourist season only slows down a bit as...

Come Visit: Garretson

Just 20 minutes northeast of Sioux Falls is the town of Garretson. When you’re not exploring The Palisades, Devil’s Gulch, or Split Rock Park, here are just a handful of things to do when visiting the town full of...

Come Visit: Custer

Greeting guests for more than 125 years, the oldest city in the Black Hills is full of great eateries, local brews, gift shops, outdoor adventures, and more. Here are just a few suggestions for what to do in Custer.  1,956 POPULATION BOBKAT’S...

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