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Bon Homme County: Experience South Dakota Heritage


PIERRE, S.D. – Experience the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition in Bon Homme County. 

This southeastern county is an enriching region with much to offer visitors. Journey to Terrace Park in Springfield and stand atop a high bluff to enjoy the view of the Lewis and Clark Lake of the Missouri River. 

The park provides those following the Lewis and Clark Trail the opportunity to explore nature and view the picturesque Missouri River. A Lewis and Clark informational kiosk gives visitors the chance to learn about the historical Lewis and Clark expedition. 

The informational kiosk was added after Springfield chose to participate in the South Dakota L & C Community Project, which features informational panels unique to each of 10 communities along the river. Learn the history of the region at the Springfield Historical Society Museum. 

Some features include antique horse-drawn farm machinery, St. Mary’s School for Indian Girls artifacts and a 1910 dental office X-ray machine. A major attraction of Bon Homme County is Czech Days in Tabor. 

As many as 10,000 visitors attend this two-day event. The entertainment kicks off in mid-June with a parade carrying a Czech theme and authentic performances by costumed Beseda dancers. Traditional Czech food such as Kolace, an authentic pastry, provide visitors with plenty to satisfy their appetites. Celebrated for 85 years, the festival was officially titled Czech Days in 1948. 

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.