Explore this charming southeastern city where art, history and outdoor recreation are all part of the experience
More than 200 years after Lewis and Clark camped here, today’s explorers will find Vermillion home to natural beauty and vibrant culture.
Situated on a bluff above the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota, Vermillion offers the opportunity to more than 15,000 musical instruments at the National Music Museum (also known as America’s Shrine to Music) on the campus of the University of South Dakota. Learn about the area’s fascinating history at the W.H. Over Museum and the Austin-Whittemore House. Outdoor lovers will enjoy golfing at The Bluffs Golf Course, camping at nearby Clay County Park, and hiking to the top of Spirit Mound Historic Prairie just as Lewis and Clark did. Cultural events like the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival and the University of South Dakota Wacipi (powwow) are held throughout the year while tasty food options and artistic exploration are available year-round in this unique South Dakota city.