Faulkton Travel Guide

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    Happy Times Carousel
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  • Pickler Mansion (AKA The Pink Palace)
    Pickler Mansion (AKA The Pink Palace)
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    Faulk County Courthouse
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Faulkton Things to Do

  • Car Show

    As part of the Wild West Days celebration, this year a vintage vehicle show was held. It is hoped to be an annual thing. Admission for viewing and entering are both free at this time. See my travelogue for more pictures of the car show.

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  • Wild West Day Parade

    Family reuion floats, old cars & tractors, horses, and anything else people want to show off. These are part of the Wild West Days Parade. This is happens on the morning of the 4th of July. The parade route is about a mile long, starting in the main business district and ending at the nursing home for the elderly. So there are many places to set...

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  • One Room School

    One room country schools finally ended in the 90's in SD. One teacher taught a range of kids. Usually 1st grade to 8th. Then they went on to the nearest high school. This is an example of a country schoolhouse around the 1900's. It was moved into the edge of Faulkton when the Pickler mansion was given to the newly formed Faulk County Historical...

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  • Pink Castle

    The Pickler Mansion is know as the Pink Castle because of it's pink exterior. A local artist was hired to paint exterior of the largest home in Faulkton in the 1894. The artist Charles T. Greener selected the color between salmon and coral and that is the color it has remained since.This house was the home to John and Alice Pickler. He was the...

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  • Ride a Painted Pony

    Come ride the 1925 CW Parker electric Carousel. It is open to the public for rides on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons and evenings in the summer. Free rides but donations are accepted for maintainance. It is also available for groups at other times with prior arrangements. Adults are welcome to ride also. There are benches on the carousel...

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  • Pretty Flowers

    Above the Snake Creek sit 2 1/2 acres of native plants, flowers, trees and shrubs that will delight the eye. Know as Wauneta's Gardens, the hillside has been reclaimed and landscaped by a local woman. She welcomes visitors.

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Faulkton Nightlife

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    Softball Game

    by BLSM Updated Sep 12, 2003

    Most summer evenings there is a ball game going on at one of Faulktons' three baseball diamonds. It might be T-ball(6-9yr olds), 14 and unders boys or girls, teeners, or 16 and under, or high school boys or girls.

    Dress Code: Misquito spray is usually a must. Since most games are late afternoon or evening, a jacket or umbrella( for the sun) might be helpful.

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Faulkton Off The Beaten Path

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    Buffalo

    by BLSM Updated Jul 2, 2003

    Several local farmers raise buffalo. Buffalo are not easy to raise. They require very strong fences and can be very easily spooked into running. They can be seen as you drive the country roads. Ask in town and most people can direct you.

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Faulkton Sports & Outdoors

  • Hunting and the great outdoors.

    Faulkton has many places to hunt ring neck pheasants. Hunting is a big deal in South Dakota. There are also many deer hunters that come here to hunt. Many farmers allow hunting with permission. There are several pheasant hunting preserves in the area.

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  • Lakeside Country Club

    This is a view of the new Lakeside Country club house built in 1998. It is part of the golf course. Memberships and green fee golfing is available. Cart rentals available.

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  • Lakeside Golf Course

    Above Lake Faulkton is a 9 hole golf course with grass greens and watered fairways. This is a view of the golf course at Lake Faulkton. If you look close between the trees in the center you will see a golfer and a bench. This is the beginning of one of the holes. This was taken close to sunset. That is why all the long shadows.

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Faulkton Favorites

  • Movies,Movies,Movies

    On summer weekend evenings, you can go to the Lyric theater to see recent family movies. Open from May till Oct or the weather gets too cold. The Lyric shows recent movies for alot less than the big cities. Sorry only one show per night. alway Saturday and Sunday, sometimes Friday or Monday.Built in 1950, it is one of the last old time movie house.

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  • Popcorn

    This is the concession stand at the Lyric Theater. Nothing fancy but good popcorn. And if you come early or stay late you might get a tour of the projection booth, if you ask nicely.

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  • Wild West Days and Rodeo

    Wild West Days are held during the days around the 4th of July holiday. Also held is one of South Dakota's top rated Rodeo. There a community parade,a community BBQ, kids carnival, dances, reunions and many other activities.

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