The typical dinner and movie is the classic go-to date. Sometimes nothing sounds better! But once in a while, it’s definitely nice to go on the fun, unconventional date for a change. If you’re looking for a new adventure or a more exciting way to spend the evening with your date, this list is dedicated to you! Here are 10 unique date ideas in South Dakota.
1. Hike Roughlock Falls Trail in Lead
This 2 mile (round trip) trail will take you a draw-dropping waterfall that flows into the magnificent Spearfish Canyon. Accessible from the Spearfish Canyon Lodge, this leisurely hike is the perfect way to spend an afternoon together. Click
for tips and advice before you go
2. Visit the Butterfly House & Marine Cove in Sioux Falls
View hundreds of species of fish and corals before meandering through the
Watch in awe as hundreds of butterflies float around in the 80-degree tropical setting.
3. Experience the gorgeous South Dakota scenery from a Black Hills Balloons hot air balloon.
Float above the South Dakota hills and take in the breathtaking view below. Riding in a hot air balloon is an absolutely indescribable feeling that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. The Black Hills Balloons has a fabulous, and they will work hard to ensure that you’re whole experience is second to none.
4. Catch a showing at Midway Drive-In Theater between Miller and St. Lawrence
Drive-in movies are hard to come by in this day and age, but that just makes the ones we do still have around extra special. Visit Midway Drive-In for an all-around fantastic experience. The staff is warm and welcoming, the pop-corn is delicious and the prices can’t be beat.
5. Check out the National Music Museum in Vermillion
This place is certainly for you if you and your date appreciate music and history. Browse through over 15,000 instruments from various historical periods and cultures. You won’t find a collection like this anywhere else.
6. Spend an evening at Wilde Prairie Winery in Brandon
For more than 20 years, this family-run winery has been creating fantastic wine from South Dakota grown grapes and fruit. You and your date can enjoy a variety of flavors including Honey Raspberry, Prairie Gold, Rhubarb Strawberry, Sweet Red, Prairie Red and more.
7. Enjoy a performance or movie screening at the Aberdeen Community Theater
This classic theater is home to wonderful, award-winning theater productions that audiences continue to rave over. If you’re in the Aberdeen area, catching a show here is a fantastic way to spend your evening; the local talent in the Aberdeen area is incredible. Click
to visit their website.
8. Enjoy a vintage ride on the 1880 Train in Hill City
Gaze at stunning creeks, meadows, forests, and wildlife and experience a new adventure together on this 100-year-old train route. This two-hour-ride through the heart of the Black Hills will certainly be one to remember.
9. Spend the day at Reptile Gardens and feel like kids again
Meet Maniac, the giant saltwater crocodile, and say hello to giant tortoises and non-venomous snakes. Open seasonally, this
South Dakota gem
features fantastic attractions including Botanical Gardens, Prairie Dog Town, Gator Show, Tortuga Falls and more.
10. Spend a day Great Bear Recreational Park in Sioux Falls
From skiing and snowboarding to tubing and hiking,
is the ultimate place for winter adventure and activities. Warm up and enjoy a hot chocolate break in their inviting lodge!
There you have it. Some new ideas when you need a break from the same ol’ date. Have any other unique date ideas you think we were crazy to not include on this list? Let us know in the comments!