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Spirit Mound

Hwy. 19, Vermillion, SD
+1 605-987-2263
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Cool to stand exactly where Lewis & Clark stood!

Pretty good trail up to top of slop. lots of good interpretive signage. The wild flowers and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Easy path + Historical trail = Win!

We stopped here for fresh air and a nice walk. My husband is a "History" person, so this appealed... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
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Hwy. 19, Vermillion, SD
+1 605-987-2263
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Pretty good trail up to top of slop. lots of good interpretive signage. The wild flowers and prairie grasses were excellent.

Thank wanderpole
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We stopped here for fresh air and a nice walk. My husband is a "History" person, so this appealed to him and did not disappoint. There are several stopping areas with historical information markers. It took about 20 minutes to get to the top of...More

Thank dmblnd74
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are a Lewis and Clark fan, this is a very interesting site. Lewis and Clark walked several hours out of their way in intense heat to see this spot, as they had heard the legend of the little people the Native Americans feared....More

Thank readinglady123
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Short easy walk, we live close by so we made a quick trip to the mound to take in the trail. We actually walked it twice in a little under an hour, so pretty and peaceful!

Thank JulieViborgUSA
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The geographic anomaly combined with the Lewis & Clark and Native American connection makes for a unique experience. On a breezy day, sound of the wind through the tall mixed prairie grasses sounds like falling water. Combined with the chirps and songs of insects and...More

Thank IReckonSo
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

It is an okay little park. Displays what a natural prairie would look like. Good for a short visit to get somewhat of a taste of the outdoors.

Thank WvuNick
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The view is quite nice and so is the trek to the top. It is a windy place so make sure you bring a jacket on a cold day. Since it is the highest place for miles around, it is a bit colder than at...More

Thank Christian P
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have gone here a few times in the evening. Although it is slightly harder to maneuver as it becomes darker, it is cool to be able to see the city lights from Sioux Falls, Vermillion, and Yankton from the top. It...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 26 October 2016

One of the many places mentioned by Lewis and Clark on their journey, we very much enjoyed the walk to the top of Spirit Mound. It is not difficult, and there are places to rest along the way if needed. We passed beautiful wild flowers...More

1  Thank PasCaLady
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Anyone interested in history or nature should make the trip to Spirit Mound. You can imagine Lewis and Clark on this very spot, as well as enjoy the easy 1.5 mile round trip from the parking area to the top of the hill. It's also...More

1  Thank Charles G
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