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www.sportseventsmagazine.com August 2015 63 If you're looking for variety, you can most cer- tainly fnd it in South Dakota. From the beautiful prairies in Sioux Falls to the gorgeous Black Hills in Rapid City, the landscape in the Mount Rushmore State is as varied as its opportunities for sports. "South Dakota is a state that thrives on sporting events of all kinds, whether it's high school basketball or the World Archery Youth Championships," said Austin Kaus, outdoor media and industry relations representative for the South Dakota Department of Tourism. "We not only have the facilities. We have the fervent interest." Contact: www.travelsouthdakota.com n Search for CVBs, sports commissions & sports facilities at www.sportseventsmagazine.com South Dakota's Sports Events Scene… 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 t South Dakota Aberdeen Aberdeen has a range of options for any sporting event. The northern South Dakota city boasts an ice arena, all sorts of felds, tracks, pools, tennis courts, golf courses and gyms throughout the town. Hotel rooms: 1,040 Major venues: Aberdeen Aquatic Center houses a 50-meter, eight lane pool. Barnett Center is a multi-purpose arena with a hardwood foor court, pool, wres- tling room, gym, track and racquetball courts. Civic Arena is a 3,200-seat venue that hosts basketball, volleyball and wres- tling. Clark Swisher Activities Complex is a 6,000-seat arena with an outdoor track and full football feld that can also host soccer. Odde Ice Arena is a 1,600-seat, multi-purpose arena with two sheets of ice. Contact: Aberdeen Area CVB, www.VisitAberdeenSD.com. Mitchell When considering facilities, amenities, lodging, operations and support, Mitchell is positioned to provide a fun and success- ful experience. Hotel rooms: nearly 1,100 Major venues: Corn Palace is a multi- use facility offering 10,000 square feet of foor space and seating for 3,200. Pepsi- Cola Soccer Complex features nine regula- tion-sized soccer felds and one collegiate tournament feld. Cadwell Sports Complex houses the Cadwell Baseball Stadium, a softball complex and a new fve-feld soccer complex. The Mitchell Activities Center and Ice Arena is a regulation indoor hockey arena. Contact: Mitchell CVB, www.VisitMitchell.com. Rapid City In addition to a variety of venues—such as Rushmore Plaza Civic Center and Star of the West Complex—Rapid City also offers numerous attractions for pre- or post-event fun. ► No Place Like…Here Wylie Park in Aberdeen is a 210-acre park featuring Storybook Land and the Land of Oz. Storybook Land sparks the imagi- nation with familiar nurs- ery rhymes like Humpty Dumpty and Hickory Dickory Dock. Kids can slide down Jack and Jill's Hill or visit Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The Land of Oz takes visitors on a trip to Oz with a stroll down the yellow brick road, Dorothy's Farmstead and Munchkin Land. n www.visitaberdeensd.com Wrestling in Rapid City Rapid City CVB Aberdeen Area CVB

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