5 Things You Must Do Aberdeen
Aberdeen in South Dakota developed as railroads progressed through out the country. The city is named after Aberdeen in Scotland and was officially established in July, 1881. Three railroads were built here, though one only remains.
1. Spend a great day in the Storybook Land: The Writer L. Frank Baum wrote his classic “Wizard of Oz” here and was a resident of the city. So it is no wonder that they made a theme park with characters from his books. Spend a day with your family in the magical Storybook Land with Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Munchkins, and others. For more information on Storybook Land click on the link.
2. Dacotah Prairie Museum: Explore the unique history of the city through this museum. Located in downtown Aberdeen, the museum houses exhibitions of everyday use articles from the past 100 years and also pictures and records of the city from the 19th century. The admission is free. For more information on the Museum click on the link.
3. The Brown County Fair: Plan your visit for Aberdeen around August to catch this fair which dates back to 1880's is really a week long affair, you can camp here, watch the prized animals, see demolition derbys, Rodeos, car races and participate in the number of competitions that goes on.
4. Hunt for waterfowl and upland games: If you love hunting, come here in October when the Canadian Geese come to Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge, just outside Aberdeen.
5. Catch a play in Capitol Theatre: Don't end the visit without watching a recital or concert in the last remaining downtown movie house located in S. Main Street.