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Information Centers

South Dakota's Interstate Welcome Centers along Interstate 90 (east/west) and Interstate 29 (north/south) are great places to rest and stretch your legs, but they offer so much more to travelers than just that. You can speak with a travel counselor, pick up brochures and find up-to-date road and weather information. The Welcome Centers are easy to spot, just look for the large stone teepees.

Travel Counselors

From mid-May to mid-September, a crew of more than 50 travel counselors staff the Interstate Welcome Centers. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily, these welcome ambassadors will greet you with a smile and answer all your travel questions.

Kiosks

Find instant updates on road construction, road conditions and weather forecasts at the touch of a screen at interactive information kiosks. You can always ask a travel counselor for assistance.

Amenities

In addition to seasonal travel counselors, you can also find the following amenities at our Interstate Welcome Centers:

  • Brochures and other printed material for businesses and attractions statewide*
  • Free South Dakota highway maps and vacation guides*
  • Cultural and historical displays
  • Interactive weather and road construction kiosks
  • Lewis and Clark museum (Chamberlain)*
  • Dignity statue (Chamberlain)
  • Promotional South Dakota T-shirts for sale (Wilmot, Vermillion, Salem, and Chamberlain)*
  • Short term parking for cars, RVs and trucks
  • Restrooms – ADA accessible
  • Baby changing stations
  • Picnic tables and shelters – ADA accessible
  • Pet exercise areas
  • RV dump stations*
  • Potable water filling stations
  • Soft drink vending machines
  • Newspaper vending machines
  • Emergency phones
  • Security camera monitoring system

Note: All amenities marked with an asterisk (*) are available seasonally, only when the Interstate Welcome Centers are in operation.

Interstate Welcome Centers

Note: The information desks close for the winter season, however, restrooms, pay phones, and information kiosks, where available, are accessible year-round.

Daily, in-season hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downloadable map of the Information Centers and Rest Areas (SD DOT)

New Effington (southbound)
I-29 at mile post 250.8
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
 
Wilmot (northbound and southbound)
I-29 at mile post 213.8
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
 
Valley Springs (westbound)
I-90 at mile post 412.1
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-October
 
Vermillion (northbound and southbound)
I-29 at mile post 26.6
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-October
 
Salem (eastbound)
I-90 at mile post 362.3
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
 
Salem (westbound)
I-90 at mile post 362.7
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
 
Chamberlain (eastbound and westbound)
I-90 at mile post 264.4
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-October
 
Vivian (westbound)
I-90 at mile post 221.3
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
 
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center (eastbound and westbound)
I-90 at mile post 131
Open seven days a week, year-round
South Dakota travel counselors, May through September
 
Black Hills Visitor Information Center (eastbound and westbound)
I-90 at mile post 61
Open seven days a week, year-round
 
Spearfish (eastbound)
I-90 at mile post 1
Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-October

Information Centers also offer picnic shelters and pet exercise areas. Most centers also have dump stations.

Interstate Rest Areas

Rest areas offer many of the same amenities as the Welcome Centers, but are not staffed with travel counselors at any point throughout the year.

Ward (northbound and southbound)
I-29 at mile post 121.8
 
White Lake (eastbound)
I-90 at mile post 301.2
 
White Lake (westbound)
I-90 at mile post 301.7
 
Vivian (eastbound)
I-90 at mile post 218.4
 
Belvidere (eastbound)
I-90 at mile post 165
 
Belvidere (westbound)
I-90 at mile post 166.6
 
Wasta (eastbound)
I-90 at mile post 98.6
 
Wasta (westbound)
I-90 at mile post 98.6