As the home of the University of South Dakota, Vermillion has seen countless number of artists hone their craft and achieve their dreams. Embrace that artistic spirit by wandering the USD campus and Vermillion’s downtown to encounter statues of educational legends (William Shakespeare, Doc Farber), celebrations of spirit (Moon Dance, Dove Spirit) and a detailed representation of the university’s mascot, the coyote (Legacy). Visitors are sure to find many reasons to #LOVermillion as they explore beautiful parks, historic sites, and artistic hubs & venues. Experience the history of musical instruments at the world-renowned National Music Museum (currently closed for renovation until 2021). See art and history intertwine at the Oscar Howe Gallery in Old Main on the USD Campus, the W.H. Over Museum, or at the annual South Dakota Shakespeare Festival.
As you explore Vermillion’s charming downtown, keep an eye out for the Vermillion Community Mural Project on the east side of 10 E. Main St., Missouri Weave by Dick Termes on the west side of 2 E. Main St., or the Untitled Rick Johns mural on the north side of 5 S. Market St.