History, outdoor fun, sculptures & more await you in South Dakota's capital city
South Dakota’s capital city of Pierre is smack dab in the middle of the state and right on the Missouri River, making it a prime spot for fishermen, hunters and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Being the country’s second-smallest state capital also means Pierre is surrounded by wide-open spaces. Fishermen find luck along the river without ever leaving town, but Lake Oahe—created by the Oahe Dam—is also a popular fishing area that stretches north for 231 miles. Hunters and hikers love to explore the grasslands surrounding the city. Inside city limits are delicious restaurants and charming shops. Bronze statues of many of the state’s governors stand on street corners and sidewalks in the downtown area. More monuments to veterans, fallen first-responders, and state employees decorate the grounds around the majestic capitol building. History, culture and outdoor adventure are all intricate parts of the city of Pierre.