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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2016 53 South Dakota is full of surprises at every turn. From Aberdeen and Mitchell to Rapid City and Sioux Falls, here you'll find unique venues such as the Corn Palace, major attractions such as Mount Rushmore and a population that appreciates sports of all kinds and events of all sizes. "South Dakota is a prime sports destination," said Austin Kaus, outdoor media and industry relations representative for the South Dakota Department of Tourism. "We have the facilities, the fervent interest and hospitality. We're passionate about our sport- ing events and intent on making visitors feel like home. It's the South Dakota way." n Search for CVBs, sports commissions & sports facilities at www.sportseventsmagazine.com South Dakota's Sports Events Scene… Corn Palace in Mitchell South Dakota Aberdeen In northern South Dakota is Aberdeen. The city offers a wide range of venue options, including an ice arena, fields, tracks, pools and gyms. Hotel rooms: 1,000+ Major facilities: Aberdeen Aquatic Center houses a 50-meter, eight-lane pool. Northern State University offers facilities for basketball, volleyball, indoor track, soccer, baseball, football, softball and cross country. Civic Arena is a 3,200-seat venue that hosts basketball, volleyball and wrestling. Odde Ice Arena is a 1,600-seat multipurpose arena with two sheets of ice. Contact: Aberdeen Area CVB, www.VisitAberdeenSD.com. Mitchell When considering facilities, amenities, lodging, operations and support, Mitchell is uniquely positioned to provide a fun and memorable experience. Hotel rooms: 1,100 Hotel tax rate: 9 percent Major facilities: Corn Palace is a multi- use facility with 10,000 square feet of floor space. DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex boasts nearly 87,000 square feet and includes a 200-meter track and sport courts that can be used for basketball, tennis and indoor soccer. The Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex features nine regulation- size soccer fields and one collegiate tournament field. The Cadwell Sports Complex houses the Cadwell Baseball Stadium, a double quad softball complex and a new five-field soccer complex. The Mitchell Activities Center and Ice Arena includes an indoor hockey arena. Contact: Mitchell CVB, www. VisitMitchell.com. Pierre The state capital of South Dakota is ► Back In Time The Journey Museum & Learning Center in Rapid City takes visitors on a trek through time from the formation of the Black Hills to the continuing saga of the Western frontier. Museum visitors can learn from interactive exhibits and displays that illustrate the geography, people and events that helped shape the heritage of the region and get hands-on with all sorts of rocks, fossils and artifacts. n t Mitchell CVB Rapid City CVB S I T E S E L E C T I O N G U I D E : S O U T H D A K O T A

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