Governor's Inn - Pierre
Travel Blogs from Pierre
This morning we woke to a gray haze set on the hills of the colorful striped Badlands. After a continental breakfast we set out on two short hikes. On the first one, we got to go off hill and climb on the tab rock formations that towered over little rock caves and dips. Red, orange and brown stripes literally just just striped across the rocks creating a rainbow when ...
... 10 miles down the road. Wall Drug is a store in the town of Wall. It started as a family drug store. They started offering free iced water and 5c coffees to give travellers a reason to visit and the place grew from there. Jen and I had a buffalo hot dog and one of their home made maple syrup iced donuts. After we walked around, they had immense gift section that had jewellery, knick knacks, souvenirs, t-shirts art and all kinds of other things. Also there were Sturgis ...
... of buying the Little Chef in 1974, a 10-stool place; he was running his ranch and farming too and sold it after a while. In 1986, during a time when the ranching and farming markets had gone sour, he and his son opened a bar. “I put sawdust on the floor because I couldn’t afford carpet,” he said. In September of that year they started serving steaks, and the business took off. In the years since, they have served ...
... about 400,000-600,000 hardcore bikers to a town with a year-round population that is less than 7,000 (the entire State of South Dakota is only 750,000 - the fifth-least dense state in the US with 11 inhabitants per square mile). We met Aussies, Kiwis and people from many other countries - all in leather of every conceivable kind. The masses come not just for the week, but earlier and take over Sturgis and other nearby towns. This ...
From the shore we headed straight south then west to Pierre, the capital of South Dakota.
We'd been to Pierre 8 years ago and wanted to show the grandkids what we’d discovered. 8 years ago we were on the road to Mt. Rushmore. We’d stopped at a rest stop for the night, just before the turnoff to Pierre. In the morning we got out and I found the little ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center