The Oldest Town In South Dakota That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

When thinking about historical towns in South Dakota, places like Deadwood and Custer might come to mind. While these old mining towns are full of history, they haven’t been around the longest. The oldest town in the state actually lies quite a ways away. It is right in the center of South Dakota, and is actually just across the Missouri River from the capital, which shares a very similar name. This town is Fort Pierre, originally a fur trading post, today a charming small town on the river with plenty to see.

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You can learn more about Fort Pierre and its history at the City of Fort Pierre website.