There are many things to do in Watertown, SD. The fifth-largest city in South Dakota offers many activities and sites without the big-city crowds.  Explore history with our attractions such as the first Governor of South Dakota's home, the Mellette House, or the Codington County Heritage Museum. Come experience the wildlife and Americana Art by Terry Redlin at the Terry Redlin Art Center. Visit one of only two zoos in South Dakota, the Bramble Park Zoo. Relax and enjoy good food while you listen to a wide variety of music at unique restaurants and cafes. Watertown also possesses a variety of chain restaurants. Come swim and camp at Lake Kampeska and Pelican Lake.  With a variety of outdoor sportsmen’s activities, you can hunt and fish in our great South Dakota Glacial Lakes and public hunting areas. Watertown has so much to offer- what are you waiting for? 


The shopping scene in Watertown caters to all people and all budgets. From boutiques to thrift stores and retail stores, Watertown's stores will have just what you are looking for.

Hunting & Fishing

Come experience the famous South Dakota hunting and fishing.  Watertown, SD is an outdoorsmans' paradise. Take a short drive to Lake Kampeska and Pelican Lake or nearby glacial lakes for year-round fishing. Try pheasant hunting in South Dakota's public hunting areas, or book a hunt at a local hunting lodge to enjoy one of Watertown's most treasured past-times. You are sure to have a great hunting and fishing experience in Watertown, SD.