During the warm weather months, tourists from around the country and the world flock to the Black Hills to check out our world-class landmarks, and who can blame them? While Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse are great to visit in the summer, you may want to avoid the crowds and see something new, which is why we highly recommend visiting the often-overlooked Vermillion, South Dakota. Here are a few fun things to do in Vermillion, South Dakota:

Whether you visit Vermillion as a potential college choice or you like to explore charming downtown areas, Vermillion is a delightful town full of friendly people and interesting sights to see. What are your favorite things to do in Vermillion, South Dakota? Share your hidden gems with a comment.

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What are some interesting stores in Vermillion SD?

Vermillion may be a small-ish town in South Dakota. but it still has plenty of shopping opportunities to help you fulfill your need for interesting finds. Here are a few interesting stores in Vermillion SD:

  • The Treasure Trove, 3 W. Main Street: This charming little thrift store and gift shop has so many hidden treasures that make unique gifts for family and friends and embellishments for your home. It's open from Wednesday through Saturday and is a delight to browse through for interesting items you probably won't find elsewhere.
  • Nostalgia Vintage and Wellness, 104 E. Main Street: This fascinating shop is a gift for the soul. It's a combination of a vintage clothing and art shop and a wellness haven. You'll find delicious smoothies infused with herbal wonders and cold-pressed juices so vibrant it will make you glow. If you need a pick-me-p stop into this wonderful shop in Vermillion.
  • CurryNKicks, 327 N Pine Street: If you are a true sneakerhead swing those Chuck-loving feet over to CurryNKicks for a new pair of kicks. This brand-new business hopefully has a long-running streak here in Vermillion.
  • USD Charlie's Store, 2 E. Main Street: When you need to top up your collection of USD Coyote gear head to Charlie's. Show off your University of South Dakota pride with any number of choice sportswear items. Even better, all purchases help support student scholarships!


There is plenty more to do in Vermillion, SD. Be sure to check out this article featuring a few more interesting things to see in Vermillion, like vineyards, cafes, and music museums.