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Chamberlain, SD
Travel Guide

Nestled on the banks of the Missouri River, Chamberlain is a town where culture thrives and the great outdoors is never far away. 

Hike through national parks, learn about the lives of the early residents of the area and camp beneath the stars when you visit peaceful Chamberlain.

Step back in time and experience first-hand the life of a Native American when you visit the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center. The exhibition center features a mini theater and interactive displays that focus on both the historical life of these Plains Indians and their modern issues. Shop for local arts and crafts in the gift shop. Purchase a star quilt handmade by Lakota women.

Just outside the city, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center brings the two explorers’ epic journey through South Dakota to life. Review the panels and exhibits documenting the two men’s expedition. View the river from the bow of a replica keelboat. The center is located at the 264 mile marker along the I-90 interstate highway.

Experience the Great Plains at the Roam Free Park. Enjoy scenic walks and see an array of local wildlife along the banks of the river. To see the area through the eyes of an explorer, follow the short Lewis and Clark Trail, a scenic route alongside the river. Whatever your biking skill level, enjoy cycling along the trail.

The Missouri River is the lifeblood of the town. Find a spot at the American Creek Campground on the water’s edge for a spectacular way to experience river life. Space for tents and RVs is plentiful and facilities at the site are excellent. If you are feeling active, rent a boat or kayak and enjoy a unique view of Chamberlain and neighboring Oacoma. Swim at the riverside beach or try fishing for walleye.

For those who prefer being in the center of town, stay at one of the family-run accommodations offering excellent service. Many are within walking distance of superb local restaurants where you can refuel, ready for another day of enjoying the great outdoors.

Arrowwood Resort at Cedar Shore
Arrowwood Resort at Cedar Shore
3 out of 5
1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD
The price is $88 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of South Dakota Hall Fame, Akta Lakota Museum And Cultural Center, and Dignity ...
4/5Very Good! (662 reviews)
"Nice place"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Arrowwood Resort at Cedar Shore
Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Oacoma
Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Oacoma
2 out of 5
203 E Hwy 16, Oacoma, SD
The price is $75 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of South Dakota Hall Fame, Cozard Memorial Library, and Chamberlain Marina. American Creek Beach ...
4/5Very Good! (796 reviews)
"Easy check in and stay while passing through the area."

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Oacoma
AmericInn by Wyndham Chamberlain - Conference Center
AmericInn by Wyndham Chamberlain - Conference Center
2.5 out of 5
1981 East King Street, Chamberlain, SD
The price is $81 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in the heart of Chamberlain, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center, Dignity Statue, and Lewis and Clark Interpretive ...
4/5Very Good! (322 reviews)
"Walked in got my card and the next day was checked out quickly. Smelled clean and observed staff performing cleaning duties, definitely will come back again."

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2021

AmericInn by Wyndham Chamberlain - Conference Center
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Peaceful Getaway, Beautiful Views, Within Minutes To Everything You Need
Peaceful Getaway, Beautiful Views, Within Minutes To Everything You Need
Platte, SD
The price is $175 per night from May 1 to May 2
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Platte Golf Course, South Park, and Platte Health Center Avera. Olive ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Quiet & Serene
"Wonderful private home in the prairie."

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

Peaceful Getaway, Beautiful Views, Within Minutes To Everything You Need
Ultimate Pad of Platte!
Ultimate Pad of Platte!
Platte, SD
Situated in Platte, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of South Park, Olive Presbyterian Church, and Platte Health Center Avera. Lake Platte ...
Ultimate Pad of Platte!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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