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    StoryBook Land. Good for kids,...

    by BLSM Updated Jul 20, 2004
    Castle at Storybookland

    Favorite thing: StoryBook Land. Good for kids, Adults will probably be bored. There is a 1/4 scale railroad that runs around the grounds. You can see the buffalo, reindeer, and other deer.
    There are reclining bicyles for rent or bicyle buggys that will set several and are pedalled by 2. There is a charge to ride the train and the carasuel but the rest of the place is free.
    Storybookland is on Wylie Park. There is also a lake with a sand beach for swimming, a minature golf park(see travelouge), a go kart race track, a a water float ride and a bird house. There is a campground, with cabins to rent, baseball diamonds, and lots of picnic and playgrounds area.

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    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

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    SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER TIDBITS

    by 1_summer Updated Mar 27, 2004
    WINTER DAY

    Favorite thing: I have noticed a lot of these guides aren't too specific about weather..and since the weather affects my health quite drastically, I felt I oughtta add some weather info here.
    Spring is nice but unpredictable...one day may be lovely & warm, the next pouring rain, windy or snowing. Currently, (this is March 2004) it has been from 12 degrees some nights to 71 degrees during the days....a lot of 35 to 55 degree days and interspersed with snow, rain & wind.Today, March 27, it was a torrential downpour and is gloomy and cold, yesterday was around 55 and extremely windy. Next week expects above normal temps which would mean it will probably be around 65 to 70 degrees. Some years we have snow & rain all thru march. April is unpredictable as well. July & august are generally very hot and humid...we use our a.c. constantly during those months. The nights may be humid & stifling, yet some are quite cool and lovely. September is quite nice without as much extreme in temps and october is usually rainy, damp & windy. From january thru the end of february it is brutal...lots of snow generally, very high winds and icy roads. The sun doesn't shine much so it begins to feel very doomy! A lot of people here use sun bulbs to combat SAD (seasonal affective disorder) due to the lack of sunshine. We are pretty big on having lots of houseplants as well. I don't know many people who don't have DVD's galore for the long winters and a fave winter activity is house parties, gathering to watch movies, hitting the malls & going out to see live entertainment...that is, if the roads are manageable & the bands or entertainment can get here! You must be hardy & hale to endure the winters here but it's a pretty safe region with regard to crime and the people are slower paced than in the cities. It's a real good idea to own at least one four-wheel-drive vehicle here!

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    ABERDEEN AREA HUMANE SOCIETY!

    by 1_summer Updated Mar 25, 2004

    Favorite thing: I LOVE THE ABERDEEN AREA HUMANE SOCIETY! I GOT MY 2 BEAUTIFUL CATS FROM THERE AND THEY ARE VERY PRECIOUS TO ME! PLEASE GO CHECK OUT THEIR BEAUTIFUL FUR KIDS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION OR DONATE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! THEY HAVE A GREAT WEBSITE SHOWING ALL THEIR ADOPTABLE FUR KIDS AND THEIR WISH LIST! THERE ARE SO MANY LIL ONES IN NEED OF A LOVING HOME!
    THEY'RE AT: http://www.anewleashonlife.net/
    I AM SO GRATEFUL THERE ARE "NO-KILL" FACILITIES LIKE OUR LOCAL ONE!

    Fondest memory: MY FAMILY & FRIENDS FOR SURE! SUMMER 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS OUT AT A VERY REMOTE AREA WE ENJOY! FAMILY PICNICS! THE FAIR! STORYBOOK LAND! IT'S NOT JUST FOR KIDS! THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THERE!

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Travel with Pets

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