Sample Itinerary Area History Tour

Day One

Spend a memorable day in Watertown, South Dakota’s Rising Star. Experience the awe inspiring art of Terry Redlin at the Redlin Art Center and stroll through the Comfort of Home Cabin. Motorcoaches and group tours can enjoy a step-on guided tour of Terry’s inspirational sites as well as historical sites around our city. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful restored Arthur C. Mellette House, victorian villa of South Dakota’s first Governor. Relive history of the early 1900s while strolling through the Codington County Heritage Museum. Continue the day with a visit to the Discovery Center at Bramble Park Zoo, an educational experience or a close-up view of over 500 species. Delightful, delicious lunches and evening dinners add a special touch that can be personally designed for your tour, including a walking tour of art galleries, coffee shops and bakeries in uptown Watertown. Top the day with a relaxing evening along the lakes perhaps listening to the popular City Band Concert. (depending on availability & scheduled dates)
** Overnight in one of Watertown’s comfortable accommodations**

Day Two

Drive to De Smet, south on Hwy 81 home of  “Little House on the Prairie” home made famous by author Laura Ingalls Wilder. Take in the outdoor pageant in mid July. Tour the original homestead land homesteaded by Charles Ingalls, then return to the city of De Smet and visit the Surveyor’s House and the Ingalls Home. Continue on to Brookings, where stops here can include visiting the South Dakota Art Museum and the State Agriculture Heritage Museum. Ending the wonderful two-day tour with a stroll through McCrory Gardens, one of the top 10 small botanical Gardens in the U.S. Continue back to Watertown for a relaxing dinner along Lake Kampeska, enjoying the beautiful sunsets captured by our Terry Redlin in his images sold all over the world.
** Overnight in one of Watertown’s comfortable accomodations **