Start your day along I-29 just 45 minutes south of Watertown with a beautiful morning walk through the beautiful McCrory Gardens in Brookings.This is one of the top “10” small botanical gardens in the U.S. and will begin an impressive picturesque view of northeastern South Dakota. The morning continues with a stop at the South Dakota Art Museum and Agricultural Heritage Museum before boarding for a relaxing drive to Watertown. After an enjoyable lunch in Watertown, experience the awe inspiring original art of Terry Redlin at the Redlin Art Center. Stroll through the Comfort of Home Cabin and take a scenic walk through the Wildlife Park outside the gallery. Complete the stories told in Terry’s artwork by seeing for yourself the real sites where he was inspired.Complimentary step-on guide for pre-scheduled motorcoach tours. Spend the remainder of the afternoon touring the beautifully restored Arthur C. Mellette House, Victorian home of South Dakota’s first Governor. Continue re-living history of the early 1900’s while strolling through the Codington County Historical Museum in uptown Watertown. After a wonderful dinner, spend an entertaining evening at the Dakota Sioux Casino, go shopping in our Watertown Mall or pre-planned special event just for your group.
** Overnight in one of Watertown’s comfortable accommodations**
After a home-style breakfast in one of Watertown’s finest restaurants or delicious complimentary continental breakfast at your motel, enjoy a countryside drive to Sisseton (60 miles). Visits to this area include: Fort Sisseton State Park, a remarkably restored 1864 Calvary outpost, Sica Hollow State Park, a scenic ravine steeped in Sioux Indian legend(s)and criss-crossed by a National Recreation Trail; and the Nicollet Tower and the Stavig House Museum, where stories of Scandinavian immigration and settlement of the community of Sisseton are told through historic letters and photographs. After returning to Watertown in the late afternoon, enjoy a delightful dinner and a leisurely stroll through the beautiful landscaped Bramble Park Zoo and Discovery Center.
** Overnight in one of Watertown’s comfortable accommodations **