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Fantastically Familiar 

It's a great time of year to get out and experience something new, or see something familiar with a new perspective. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready—you're about to take a staycation.

That's right, you won't need plane tickets for this trip, no long lines or security checks. You don't even have to worry about your itinerary! That's because we've created a comprehensive insider's guide for getting away right here near Cedar Shore. Who ever said adventure can't be close to home?

Below you'll find all our favorite local attractions. Food and drink, art and music, shopping, unwinding, exploring with the family—it has something for travelers of all sorts. You might be surprised at what you find, and you'll never be so proud to call this place home.

Enjoy your stay.

Your Staycation Itinerary 

Smoking Mule (restaurant)
Why we love it: Two words—Mule Burger.
Why you'll love it: Enjoy fine, family-friendly dining on the relaxing banks of the Missouri River. And bring your furry friend! Leashed pets are welcomed for outdoor dining.  

Al’s Oasis (dining with the family)
Why we love it: Al's Oasis has been a popular “pit stop” for travelers between Sioux Falls and Rapid City on I90 for generations. We recommend the Buffalo Burger at the restaurant.
Why you'll love it: Aside from all that, they also serve 5¢ coffee! 

Akta Lakota Museum (arts & culture)
Why we love it: We love learning about South Dakota's first Native American settlers, located on the campus of St. Joseph’s Indian School.
Why you'll love it: This museum is committed to promoting the knowledge and understanding of the Northern Plains Indian culture, past, present and future, through the preservation of historical artifacts and contemporary works of art.

The Missouri River (family fun)
Why we love it: You can spend time on the river looking at scenery, enjoying water sports, fishing or just relaxing.
Why you'll love it: Rent a kayak at the American Creek Campground and float into all kinds of family fun.

Roam Free Park (hidden gem)
Why we love it: This little hillside park offers an amazing view of the Missouri River Valley. 
Why you'll love it: It's secluded, not a lot of traffic, peaceful, and relaxing. Roam free for a while!

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