Thanks to our deep Native American roots PLUS our mining and railroad past, South Dakota is a mecca for the historic, with something to see and do around nearly every corner! When it comes to two of our favorite things – history and small towns – however, there is one place in particular that comes to mind, which is the community of Platte, SD:

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Where can I spend the night in Platte, South Dakota?

Visiting Platte, SD soon? Spending the night is the perfect way to get to know the town and also to have a nice, relaxing getaway. The following are vacation rentals to consider if you’d like to spend the night in Platte, SD:

  • Green Cedar Lodging: This 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom is a shed house located a mere two blocks from Main Street. It’s pet-friendly so feel free to bring your pooch! 
  • Cherry Creek Lodge: This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom log cabin overlooks the Missouri River and is also dog-friendly.
  • Private Tiny Home: This 2-bedroom 1-bathroom home may be small but it has plenty of amenities like a fire pit, a deck, and a patio. It’s also close to Platte Creek Recreation Area.

 

Are there any good hiking trails in Platte, South Dakota?

Anywhere you go in SoDak, you’re sure to find a hiking trail, and the town of Platte is no exception. Perhaps the best one is the Snake Creek Recreation Area Trail. Here’s what to know about it:

  • This is a 1.6-mile out-and-back trail.
  • It’s relatively flat the entire way, although there’s a slight elevation gain of 160 feet. 
  • Dogs are allowed on the trail.
  • You’ll have views of the Missouri River and access to a beach.