Are we really starting the second half of 2022? Already? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! And having fun, we are.
Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup: A Close-Up View
It’s time for the Buffalo Roundup in South Dakota’s Customer State Park! And this year you can watch all the action online. This exciting annual event takes place on Friday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.
I had the privilege of being part of the Buffalo Roundup in 2014. Standing in the bed of a pickup truck, I rode alongside the cowboys and cowgirls as they cracked their whips. The ground shook as the thundering herd of 1,300 bison kicked up dust. I felt like I was in the midst of a western movie. The Buffalo Roundup is by far the most memorable experience as a travel writer.
Read on for my close-up encounter in the Buffalo Roundup and to get an idea of what you’ll see when you watch online on September 25.
Mount Rushmore Symbolism
As we celebrate Independence Day, I was thinking about the Midwest attraction that best symbolizes America. Mount Rushmore represents four presidents who were instrumental in our nation’s development, preservation, growth, and development.
Prairie Homestead: Original Sod House and White Prairie Dogs
Sod houses and white prairie dogs are both rare. But at Prairie Homestead in South Dakota, an original, sod house, dating back to 1909, is still intact, and an entire colony of white prairie dogs live on the property.
12 Fun Facts You May Not Know about the Midwest
One fun part of travel is learning interesting facts about the places you visit. Following are bits of trivia I’ve picked up about each of the Midwest states:
Exploring Badlands National Park
Native American Lakota referred to the area as mako sica, or “land bad.” When I visited the Badlands National Park in western South Dakota, I saw “land beautiful.”