By Anne Thomas
South Dakota
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Located in northeastern South Dakota, Aberdeen is home to over 25,000 people.  Aberdeen was built around the developing railroad systems and has a wonderful, rich history.  The city continues to grow and welcomes you to visit! invites you to book your next vacation in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  You will begin your journey by flying into Aberdeen Regional Airport (ABR).  Book your flight today with by visiting the following link: (  After you have booked your flight, make sure to check out for Aberdeen’s selection of hotels using the following link: ( suggests you visit Downtown Aberdeen, a central location to quickly reach many of Aberdeen’s attractions.  It is the perfect place to shop at one of the locally owned stores or to purchase souvenirs.  There are plenty of restaurants and cuisines to choose from, ranging from casual to fine dining.  The vibrant and pulsating nightlife of Aberdeen can be found downtown at one of the bars or restaurants.

The heart of the Aberdeen community can be found at the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center (ARCC).  The ARCC is an arts and community center with programs for the visual arts, music, theater, dance and much more.  Also included in the center are the ARCC Gallery, the Aberdeen Civic Theatre, and the Aberdeen Civic Arena.  The Civic Arena is home to the annual Shrine circus and a variety of sporting events.

A fun place to take the kids (and adults) is the Dacotah Prairie Museum.  The museum has a number of exhibits featuring different aspects of prairie life.  You will learn about traditional Native American housing, railroads, and Native American beadwork.  And that’s just to name a few!  The museum is filled with fun and interesting facts about prairie life. hopes you stop by the Moccasin Creek Complex, which is filled with family fun.  The complex includes a biking/walking trail along Moccasin Creek, batting cages, and soccer fields.

With over 200 acres of grassland, Wylie Park is filled with fun for everyone.  One of your first stops should be Storybook Land.  The theme park includes over 65 nursery rhyme-themed exhibits.  The park also includes a medieval castle, Captain Hook’s boat, and even Humpty Dumpty’s wall.  You will also find the Storybook Land Express, rock climbing wall, and an antique carousel. also encourages you to visit Wylie Park Zoo, where you will see buffalo, elk, deer, sheep and more.  You will also have fun at Thunder Mountain Miniature Golf.  While at the park you can rent cycles, tandem bikes, and skates.  Or take a bumper boat ride on the lake.  There is a Park Campground for RVs, camping cabins and tent sites. invites you to visit the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  The refuge is a fun place for birdwatchers, photographers and nature lovers.  There are plenty of species of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, and more.  It is the perfect place to enjoy some fresh air and enjoy a relaxing walk.

Aberdeen is an ideal place for outdoor activities.  Take advantage of the many activities offered in Aberdeen including bird watching, fishing, hunting and trapshooting.  Other activities include archery, boating, canoeing, skiing, disc golf, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

Don’t just take our word for it. Visit Aberdeen today and experience the fun for yourself!  Book your next vacation with us by clicking on the link above.