Water Skiing Lake Kampeska

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A Watertown Photo Essay

Watertown is a place where you can experience fine art, award-winning pizza, leopards and, of course, water recreation – all in one day.

Watertown stands out in northeastern South Dakota. This unique community offers visitors plenty of entertainment options, thanks to a beautiful downtown and a variety of unique experiences.

Tour and take in a show at the historic Goss Opera House. Don’t miss the collection of sculptures that add a charming artistic flair to the city’s business district. Experience artist Terry Redlin’s life’s work by seeing more than 150 of his original oil paintings at the Redlin Art Center. Enjoy the air rushing through your hair as you race go-karts at Thunder Road or enjoy water recreation at Lake Kampeska. Cure your hunger with an award-winning meal from Dempsey’s Brewery Pub & Restaurant, see a variety of wildlife at Bramble Park Zoo, and tour the historic home of South Dakota’s first governor at the Mellette House.

No matter what you’re looking for in a getaway, Watertown is sure to surprise you — in all the best ways.

Redlin Art Center
Redlin Fireworks
Fireworks at Redlin Art Center
Dempsey's Brew Pub
Dempsey's Brewery Restaurant & Pub
Joy Ranch old western town
Fishing Lake Kampeska
Lake Kampeska
Bramble Park Zoo
Bramble Park Zoo
Women carrying shopping bags and chatting in downtown Watertown
Mellette House exterior
Mellette House
Horses pulling a sleigh in the snow
Joy Ranch
Thunder Road
Captain America riding a clydesdale in a 4th of July parade
4th of July Parade
Couple viewing sculpture of a man painting
Redlin Art Center
Bramble Park Zoo
The excitement keeps flowing in Watertown
Illustrated image of three bison grazing in Custer State Park. The Needles rock formation is visible in the background.
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