South Dakota: An Explorer's Guide

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A definitive visitor’s guide to the beauty and tranquility of South Dakota, covering not only historical sites and tourist attractions, but also hiking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as other forms of outdoor exploration.
The first and most comprehensive guide to South Dakota highlights the state’s natural beauty and includes coverage of its major historical sites and tourist attractions, from Mount Rushmore and Deadwood to the Black Hills. The guide is especially ...

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Overview

A definitive visitor’s guide to the beauty and tranquility of South Dakota, covering not only historical sites and tourist attractions, but also hiking, hunting, fishing and camping as well as other forms of outdoor exploration.
The first and most comprehensive guide to South Dakota highlights the state’s natural beauty and includes coverage of its major historical sites and tourist attractions, from Mount Rushmore and Deadwood to the Black Hills. The guide is especially family-friendly, outlining free or inexpensive activities as well as little known treasures that were discovered through personal experience and research on the ground.
As in all Explorer's Guides, this book includes up-to-date maps and handy icons that point out places of extra value, family- and pet-friendly establishments, those that provide wheelchair access, and even selective shopping and special events listings.

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Even a casual browse of this paperback will convince you that South Dakota offers attractions far more numerous and perhaps more arresting than all those presidents' heads on Mount Rushmore. In this 400-page Explorer's Guide, educator/author Marion Head provides a rich mix of family-friendly destinations and activities to please anyone with a craving for the great outdoors. A perfect portable trip planner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881508383
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Explorer's Guides Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 474,023
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marion L. Head is an educator and writer from Seattle who lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota as a public school teacher for fifteen years. Having left Florida in search of the peaceful solitude that South Dakota offers, Head indulged in fishing, hiking and exploring readily available amidst the natural beauty of the state. She has published fiction and non-fiction in anthologies and on the web.

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  • Posted August 9, 2009

    Good basics, but way too many mistakes--Updates needed

    We used this guide to plan and then go on a trip from Minnesota to the Black Hills. Though it was a good starting point for us, I was disappointed at the many outdated bits of information. Some sites closed earlier than the book indicated, multiple ones were closed on certain days, some simply did not exist anymore! Though the edition was dated 2009, many people working at the sites told me that these buildings or tours hadn't changed in years. The prices were definitely out of date--almost nothing was as inexpensive as the book claimed.

    I think I'll check out a different travel guide series for our next trip.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    South Dakota

    Good book to use to prepare for a trip to Black Hills and to find accommodations along the way. Lots of need to know & nice to know info. Helped in finding hotels in small towns.

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