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Prairie Homestead Historic Site

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Prairie Homestead Historic Site

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21070 Sd Highway 240, Philip, SD 57567-7006
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Private Tour of the Badlands
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Private Tour of the Badlands

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The Badlands have many secrets and requires a seasoned guide to explain and reveal them. GeoFunTrek Tours' guides are local experts with decades of experience. We have no seasonal-guides, part-time guides or trainee-guides. All tours are conducted by the owners, Cindy and John Esposti. We have the knowledge and skills to make your day one to remember. You will always get the A-Team when you tour with GeoFunTrek Tours!<br>All tours are Private Tours exclusive to the group booking the tour and no additional guests will be included. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Children 3 years and younger are free-of-charge and will have their own seat. Children's car seats must be supplied by family members when required. Our largest vehicle, a Sprinter van seats 9, and a larger vehicle may be rented or we can add a Honda Pilot for larger groups. This tour is great for 3-generation families with Children, multiple couples and groups of friends.
US$325.00 per adult
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Dave C wrote a review Oct 2020
Alexandria, Virginia1343 contributions445 helpful votes
This is a rare preserved sod house with a odd collection of artifacts, surrounded by rare white prairie dogs and and a very nice gift shop. The homestead has been preserved with care and furnished with the original or very close internal bits. Admission is modest and the gift shop is very well stocked with things that will appeal to all ages. Very neat bit of American history, one of the better things I visited in the area.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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A.Al3 wrote a review Oct 2020
Wisconsin161 contributions16 helpful votes
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We stopped here on our way into the Badlands. Great, friendly staff and very cool area to explore. Reasonable prices, fun little gift shop as well. And kids will love all the prairie dogs. Definitely stop in, don’t pass by.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mike P wrote a review Sep 2020
Platte, South Dakota11 contributions1 helpful vote
Watch a ten minute video then walk through the original sod home of this homesteading family. Pretty eye opening! It’s a quick stop but well worth it to see a piece of South Dakota and frontier history. Nice gift shop, too! And the white prairie dogs that are unique to the badlands and prairie homestead!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Tiran A wrote a review Sep 2020
Miami, Florida42 contributions15 helpful votes
The Prairie Homestead is nothing in and of itself to write home about. The buildings are old and downtrodden. However, the price of admission is definitely worth it to see the rare White Prairie Dogs! These little critters scurry around the area and are impossible to miss. The “Beware of Rattle Snakes” sign may cause you to hesitate at first, but the little chirps from the prairie dogs as they pop in and out of their holes in the ground is sure to put a smile on your face.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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primecollectiblesllc wrote a review Aug 2020
North Branford, Connecticut85 contributions12 helpful votes
Heading in or out of the Badlands, S. D north on route 240 to or. from 95 you pass a location called The Prairie Homestead. This isn’t Henry Ford’s Greenfield but it’s a nice stop for a quick trip back in time. A “sod busters” original home and farm from 1909. Grab a refreshment and stroll around the sod home and outbuildings and see what it was actually like to start life on the prairie over 100 years ago. For many of you this will be as interesting to you as it was for me.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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