PIERRE, S.D. – A trip to Brule County in southeastern South Dakota brings you to five unique towns, Chamberlain, Oacoma, Kimball, Reliance and Pukwana. Known for its picturesque location next to the Missouri River, Brule County is a unique region attracting a wealth of visitors each year.
Chamberlain, the largest community and county seat in Brule County, hosts several notable sites of interest.
The Akta Lakota Museum provides an educational experience on many aspects of the Lakota Sioux culture. A unique selection of specialty items honors the history, art and culture of the Lakota Sioux peoples.
Visit the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain and discover the people of South Dakota honored for making lasting contributions to the future of the state. Discover the South Dakotans from all walks of life who built the state. Visit www.sdhalloffame.com for more information.
Just down Interstate 90 about 20 miles, visitors will discover the South Dakota Tractor Museum in Kimball. The museum houses a collection of historic tractors and other restored farm machinery. Tour the museum and find a classic windmill, a one-room country school, a blacksmith shop and a barn holding horse-driven farm equipment.
A stop at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Chamberlain gives visitors the opportunity to re-construct the Lewis and Clark Expedition by way of interpretive panels and murals. Get a scenic view of the Missouri River and the Chamberlain-Oacoma community from a replica 55-foot keelboat.
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. This profile was researched and compiled by Shayla Waugh, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism. Click on the special “Uniquely South Dakota News Series” link at MediaSD.com to access the complete list of articles.