We couldn’t have asked for a better place to camp than Wylie Park Campground. Play structures dot the park. This one was just outside our camper – which meant I could watch the girls as they played from air conditioned comfort.
Just beyond the trees was the entrance to Storybook Land.
A free park filled with storybook characters like Jack & Jill, Jack & the Beanstalk, and an entire Yellow Brick Road leading you through the Land of Oz.
Sliding, climbing, swinging… There are even 3 amusement park rides (these carry a fee)- a carousel, a train and the Yellow Brick Road ends at the Wizard’s Balloon Ride.
But we didn’t only play in Aberdeen… The girls learned about other cultures here in the United States.
First at the Grassland Hutterite Colony, a completely communal colony. The girls helped pick rows of carrots and potatoes, then we saw their industries: custom cabinetry, custom granite, turkey and hog farming.
It was an education for my city girls. We also learned about Native American culture at the Native American Cultural Center and learned about Aberdeen history at the Dakotah Prairie Museum.
We also go to explore the Aberdeen Community Theater – where we found a treasure trove of costumes!
And we got up close and personal with Sampson at Ben Victor’s Studio on the NSU campus.
With all the amazing things we saw you might be surprised at what my girls remember most fondly…
Strawberry Butter – with eyes!- at the Twist Cone.
We had to go twice…
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Family Rambling wants to thank Visit Aberdeen for showing us all the amazing things in Aberdeen, South Dakota!