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Spirit Mound, Vermillion

(4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The view is quite nice and so is the trek to the top. It is a windy place so make sure you bring a jacket on a cold day. Since it is the highest place for miles around, it is a bit colder than at the ...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I have gone here a few times in the evening. Although it is slightly harder to maneuver as it becomes darker, it is cool to be able to see the city lights from Sioux Falls, Vermillio...  more »
  • One of the many places mentioned by Lewis and Clark on their journey, we very much enjoyed the walk to the top of Spirit Mound. It is not difficult, and there are places to rest along the way if neede...  more »