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AUG 2016

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August 2016 54 Pierre. The city sits along the Missouri River in the heart of the state. The Pierre area perfect for water sports with more than 2,200 miles of shoreline. Hotels: Approximately 20 properties Major facilities: Griffin Park has eight tennis courts. Labarge Park features two tennis courts. Oahe Speedway is a quarter-mile drag strip. Fort Pierre National Grassland is 116,000 acres of rugged, unspoiled terrain for cycling. Contact: Pierre CVB, Rapid City One of the largest cities in South Dakota is Rapid City, which is home to a number of top attractions such as Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial. Hotel rooms: 4,500 Hotel tax rate: 9 percent plus $2 per room, per night Major facilities: Dakota Fields Sports Complex features 12 regulation-size soccer fields, including eight lighted for night play. Central States Fairgrounds comprises 71 acres of land with a 6,000-seat grandstand, two outdoor arenas and 40,000 square feet of indoor space. Parkview Sports Complex houses 12 tennis courts, six youth softball fields and an outdoor pool. The 210-acre Sioux Park consists of 12 tennis courts, one football/soccer stadium with a track, outdoor pool, four outdoor racquetball courts, outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts, and four soccer fields. Adjacent to Sioux Park are three baseball stadiums with seating for 1,000. Star of the West Complex has eight softball fields. O'Harra Stadium can seat up to 10,000 for football, soccer or track. Convention center: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center hosts sports such as wrestling, basketball, volleyball, hockey, motorcross, trampoline and tumbling, boxing, roller derby, weightlifting and indoor football. Contact: Rapid City CVB, Sioux Falls Sioux Falls is a prime destination for all levels of play: youth, high school, collegiate, amateur and professional. Participants and spectators alike will enjoy the travel convenience, dining, attractions and lodging in this southeast South Dakota city. Hotel rooms: 4,947 Hotel tax rate: 10 percent plus $2 per room, per night Major facilities: Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is a multipurpose arena adjacent to the convention center. Sanford Sports Complex includes the Pentagon, which can accommodate nine basketball or volleyball courts at once, and the 3,250-seat Heritage Court, as well as an 85,000-square foot indoor FieldTurf Fieldhouse, the nine- field SD Junior Football Park, six-court Huether Family Match Point Tennis Center and Scheels Iceplex with three ice hockey sheets. Yankton Trail Park offers 21 fields across 163 acres. Sherman features nine agri-lime lighted fields at Sherman Park, and eight agri-lime lighted softball fields and seven agri-lime lighted baseball fields at Harmodon Park. Howard Wood Field is a 10,000-seat venue with a football stadium, and track and field. Contact: Sioux Falls CVB, n S O U T H D A K O T A t Wrestling in Rapid City Walk In The Park Falls Park sits on the edge of Sioux Falls' vibrant downtown. The stun- ning destination is a 123-acre park featuring a triple waterfall and five-story observation tower, as well as an overlook café and histor- ic ruins all located on the banks of the Big Sioux River. n Rich Murphy Basketball in Sioux Falls Rapid City CVB Sanford

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