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Dewey County: Culturally Enriching


PIERRE, S.D. – Several culturally enriching opportunities exist in Dewey County. This central region hosts the communities of Eagle Butte, Timber Lake, Isabel, La Plant, Whitehorse and Green Grass.

This region of rolling prairies is home to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Several locations in the county offer an educational look into this important culture.

Visit the H.V. Johnston Lakota Cultural Center in Eagle Butte and discover a wonderful collection of historical artifacts from the tribe, including beadwork, paintings, murals and old photographs.

The Timber Lake and Area Museum in Timber Lake also offers a taste of the region’s history and culture. Featured items include Lakota Sioux artifacts and an extensive fossil collection.

Stop in Dewey County during the last full weekend in July and enjoy the Days of 1910 Rodeo and the Dewey County Fair. This event is a great opportunity to experience the thrill of the South Dakota’s official sport and discover South Dakota’s heritage.

Several locations throughout the county are noted for their historical value in the National Register of Historical Places. Visit for a complete listing.

Enjoy excellent water recreational and fishing opportunities on Lake Oahe and the Missouri River, which serve as the county’s eastern and southern borders. The Little Moreau and Forest City Recreation Areas add to this angler’s paradise.

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Shayla Waugh, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.


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