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Visitor Information Centers

Information CentersSure, they make a great pit stop, but South Dakota's Interstate Information Centers along I-90 and I-29 offer much more.

Visitors can speak with travel counselors, pick up brochures, purchase travel CDs, and look up road and weather information on computer kiosks. Many Information Centers can be identified by the large stone tipis. Look for them!

Travel Counselors

From mid-May to mid-September, a crew of more than 70 travel counselors staffs the Interstate Information Centers, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Of the 13 centers, 11 are open seven days a week, and the two Tilford centers are open Thursday through Monday. These counselors will be sure to greet you with a smile and answer your travel questions, from how to get to Mount Rushmore to where to find the Corn Palace.

South Dakota Stories

Info Center Staff"South Dakota Stories" is a set of four audio CDs: History, Scenic Highways and BywaysThe Great Outdoors and Native American Heritage. The CDs cover several driving routes, including I-90; I-29; Highways 14, 212, and 12 to 83; the Lewis and Clark Trail; and the Black Hills. The CDs highlight sites and attractions, and include information about South Dakota history and Native American culture. The travel CDs can be purchased at any of the South Dakota Information Centers.

Kiosks

Interactive information kiosks offer visitors immediate information about road construction, road conditions, and weather forecasts. All you need to do is touch a screen! Ask the travel counselors for assistance.
 

Following is a list of Interstate Information Centers:

Note: The information desks close for the winter season, however, restrooms, pay phones, and information kiosks, where available, are accessible year-round.

Daily, in-season hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downloadable map of the Information Centers and Rest Areas (SD DOT)

  1. New Effington (southbound)
    I-29 at mile post 250.8
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  2. Wilmot (northbound and southbound)
    I-29 at mile post 213.8
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  3. Valley Springs (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 412.1
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through October
     
  4. Vermillion (northbound and southbound)
    I-29 at mile post 26.6
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through October
     
  5. Salem (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 362.3
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  6. Salem (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 362.7
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  7. Chamberlain (eastbound and westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 264.4
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through October
     
  8. Vivian (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 221.3
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  9. Wasta (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 98.6
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  10. Wasta (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 98.6
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September
     
  11. Black Hills Visitor Information Center (eastbound and westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 61
    Open seven days a week, year-round
     
  12. Tilford (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 41.4
    Open five days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), mid-May through mid-September
     
  13. Tilford (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 41.5
    Open five days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays), mid-May through mid-September
     
  14. Spearfish (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 1
    Open seven days a week, mid-May through mid-September

Information Centers also offer picnic shelters and pet exercise areas. Most centers also have dump stations.
 

Following is a list of interstate rest areas:

Note: The rest areas offer many of the same amenities as the Information Centers, but do not have information desks.

  1. Clear Lake (southbound)
    I-29 at mile post 161.2
     
  2. Clear Lake (northbound)
    I-29 at mile post 160.4
     
  3. Ward (northbound and southbound)
    I-29 at mile post 121.8
     
  4. White Lake (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 301.2
     
  5. White Lake (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 301.7
     
  6. Vivian (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 218.4
     
  7. Belvidere (eastbound)
    I-90 at mile post 165
     
  8. Belvidere (westbound)
    I-90 at mile post 166.6