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>  South Dakota Discovery Center

                Fun, interactive learning is the focus
                of the South Dakota Discovery Center.
                More than 60 hands-on exhibits illustrate
                principles of electricity, magnetism,
                life sciences, telecommunications and
                physics. Visit for
                hours of operation or call 605.224.8295.

             > >  Lewis & Clark Family Center
                Feel the difference between elk
                and buffalo hides. Learn to identify
                the tracks of native animals.
                See a dug-out canoe like those
                used on Lewis and Clark’s historic
                expedition. The interactive displays
                of the Lewis and Clark Family
                Center, located at Farm Island,
                offer hands-on lessons in U.S. history.
                Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
                or call 605.773.2885.

                                                              > >  Pierre’s First Schoolhouse

                                                                  In 1882, two years after the Hughes
                                                                  County public school district was
                                                                  established, the local community
                                                                  transferred a milliner shop into
                                                                  Pierre's first school of learning.
                                                                  Today, the schoolhouse is located
                                                                  in Steamboat Park. Tours are
                                                                  by appointment and can be made
                                                                  by contacting the Pierre Area
                                                                  of Commerce at 605-224-7361.

                                                              >  South Dakota Cultural
                                                                  Heritage Center

                                                                  Closed until 2025.


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