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Spirit Mound, Vermillion

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#16 of 18 in Historic Sites in South Dakota
An historic hilltop for Native Americans ("Paha Wakan") and Lewis and Clark ("High Hill Situated in an emence Plain"). Also a beautiful, peaceful spot. A few miles north of Vermillion, SD, 57069.
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  • Spirit Mound is known best as the one place that we know Lewis and Clark stood on their journey across America. The journals describe "a sea of buffalo as far as the eye can see." It to the indigenous...  more »
  • Pretty good trail up to top of slop. lots of good interpretive signage. The wild flowers and prairie grasses were excellent.  more »
  • We stopped here for fresh air and a nice walk. My husband is a "History" person, so this appealed to him and did not disappoint. There are several stopping areas with historical information markers. I...  more »

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