Greetings from Pierre, South Dakota's capital city. We're not just about business and politics, we're the perfect getaway.SCROLL
Feel the magic of the season at Pierre’s iconic Christmas at the Capitol, happening November 27 – December 26. The glowing display represents the whole state, as the nearly 100 trees are decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, and non-profit organizations from all across South Dakota.
Tucked between two Missouri River reservoirs (Lake Oahe and Lake Sharpe), Pierre offers a variety of water recreation including fishing, boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, jet skiing and more. Rent a pontoon and spend a day floating on the Missouri River.
You'll also find plenty of fun off the water. Experience hair-raising exhibits at the South Dakota Discovery Center and state history at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center and Museum. Tour the Capitol building, war memorials and Governor's Residence. Take a nature walk on Farm Island, stroll the Trail of Governors and traverse the Lewis & Clark Trail. It's all waiting for you on your vacation to South Dakota's adventure capital. Follow the links below to see more.
There's nothing quite like the thrill of a hunt. Pierre's location makes it the ideal place for the state capital and the ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Pierre and Hughes County boasts one of the highest bird and harvest counts in the state of South Dakota.
Pheasants are plentiful here thanks to the ideal weather, prairie habitat and nearby Fort Pierre National Grasslands. Pierre is also great for prairie chickens and sharp-tail grouse that share a similar hunting season to pheasants. Waterfowl, white tail deer and wild turkey are also popular in the area and have varying seasons.
You can find a full listing of local guide services on our chamber website. For hunting seasons, regulations and license information and fees, please visit the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.
Lake Oahe, Lake Sharpe and many surrounding smaller lakes supply the area with some of the best walleye fishing in the nation—and it goes on all year long. Out here, anglers can fish for trout, northern pike, bass, salmon and catfish whenever they like.
While the fish are always biting, the time of year and water temperature may affect how you reel in your catch. That's where local guides can help you find the hot spots. A full listing of outfitters can be found on our chamber website. For fishing tips, license information and regulations, please visit the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website.
With its central location, Pierre is great for family, outdoor and business getaways. You'll find a multitude of hotels and motels to choose from that offer amenities for families and business travelers. If you're looking for a great place to host a small meeting or convention, visit our Chamber site to learn more about the variety of meeting spaces available in the Capital City.