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Hamlin County: A Great Side Trip


PIERRE, S.D. – Located off Interstate 29, Hamlin County is a great side trip full of enjoyable attractions. Discover the communities of Estelline, Castlewood, Lake Norden, Bryant, Hayti, Hazel, Thomas and Dempster.

Tour the unique South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in Lake Norden and discover displays commemorating the history of amateur baseball. More than 100 great South Dakota players are honored here.

Avid fishermen will delight in several lakes decorating the county’s landscape. Located 20 miles southeast of Lake Norden, Lake Thompson is one of South Dakota’s hottest walleye fishing lakes.

History buffs can stop at the Lake Norden Historical Society Museum to get their fill of historical items, antique farm machinery and an 1882 school house. The Donald Christman Toy Museum is another historical option, with a large collection of antique dishes and toys on display.

Hamlin County is a short trip from Watertown, where visitors will discover the majestic Redlin Art Center. Admire more than 150 of master painter Terry Redlin’s original oil paintings. Tour the “Comforts of Home” cabin, a Redlin painting come to life. Venture outside and enjoy a relaxing outdoor experience in the Terry Redlin Conservation Park.

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.


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