Off the Beaten Path – Watertown, South Dakota

Off the Beaten Path – Watertown, South Dakota
redlin art center
Redlin Art Center

Sometimes it’s the hidden gems which shine the most. Watertown is one example. Watertown offers a unique combination of great dining and refreshing outdoor spaces.

Explore a portrait of the prairie wonders of Watertown, South Dakota. Watertown has a lot to tell. It can be heard whispering from the Kemp Avenue arches, taste it in the local cuisine, and feel it in a golden sunset over Lake Kampeska. Here, life slows down and creativity soars. After spending a few days in this idyllic haven, you’ll understand why.

Take a tour of the recently renovated Goss Opera House. It is a place where historical charm meets modern elegance. These walls could speak! This area also hosts a variety of local-inspired dishes and drinks, making it an unforgettable dining experience. Watertown Confectionery & Ghost Town Winery will satisfy your sweet tooth with hand-dipped chocolates, as well as house-bottled wines. “Come Closer” at the AZA accredited Bramble Park Zoo, where more than 800 animals representing 120 species call home.

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A hub of prairie culture, Watertown has a flourishing arts community you might think impossible in a town of 20,000. Those in search of inspiration will find it at the Terry Redlin Art Center, where 165 original oil paintings immortalize the rural scenes of Redlin’s youth. Outside the museum is the beginning of the Watertown Artwalk, a path of 12 sculptures gracing uptown.

Discover the Watertown story and start writing your own chapter-on a rejuvenating getaway. Start planning yours today at

Getting Here

Located at the intersection of Interstate 29 and U.S. Hwy 212, Watertown is approximately halfway between Omaha and Winnipeg on Interstate 29, and about 200 miles from Minneapolis on U.S. Hwy 212. Watertown offers direct service to and fro DenverInternational and Chicago O’Hare airports every day from the newly opened terminal at Watertown Regional Airport.

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