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I-29 Cultural Corridor

by Katlyn Richter on August 9, 2010 · 2 comments

We all know that road trips can be long and boring.  Hours of driving can make anyone cranky and turn your fun family trip into a nightmare!  Luckily, the Interstate-29 Cultural Corridor in South Dakota offers plenty of fun and interesting stops that will make your road trip one to remember.

The I-29 Cultural Corridor in South Dakota is made up of individual organizations along I-29 starting in Sisseton in the northeast and ending in Vermillion in the southeast part of the state.  That’s more than 200 miles of your drive that provides much needed stops and an opportunity to learn about South Dakota!

Start your journey along the I-29 Cultural Corridor in Sisseton and visit the Sisseton Wahpeton College.  From there visit the Redlin Art Center in Watertown and the South Dakota Art Museum and South Dakota State Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings.  Other stops in Brookings include McCrory Gardens and the Schade Winery in Volga, which is just five miles from Brookings. 

Drive a little further and in Sioux Falls you will find the Horse Barn Arts Center, Siouxland Heritage Museums, The Outdoor Campus, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science and the Pettigrew Museum. Other sites in Sioux Falls include the Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk and the Strawbale Winery located only a few miles north of Sioux Falls in Renner.

Finally, the Oscar Howe Gallery in Vermillion is a great way to conclude your experience on the I-29 Cultural Corridor.  Also consider visiting the National Music Musem, Spirit Mound and the Buffalo Run Winery or Valiant Vineyards while in Vermillion.

For more information about the I-29 Cultural Corridor and the attractions you can see, visit I-29 Cultural Corridor. Just a note – of course you can travel this route starting in Vermillion and going north to Sisseton as well.

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Cathy Sweeney August 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I have many fond memories of traveling through South Dakota – love the Badlands, in particular! But I haven’t explored the I-29 Cultural Corridor. I’ll now put that on my list of things I want to do!

Wanda August 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

That sounds great Cathy, I hope you get a chance to travel the corridor, and find it to be a memorable experience! Let us know if you’d like any help planning your travels!

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