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Spirit Mound

Hwy. 19, Vermillion, SD
+1 605-987-2263
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At night you can see the Universe from Spirit Mound. Great place to hike and enjoy nature!

Spirit Mound stands tall in the flat ancient Missouri river valley. Lewis and Clark noted Spirit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mf26132018
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Vermillion, South Dakota
The view from the top

I went there less that two weeks ago and the view was great and you can see for miles and miles and... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Kevin A
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Park City, Illinois
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Hwy. 19, Vermillion, SD
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"lewis and clark"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spirit Mound stands tall in the flat ancient Missouri river valley. Lewis and Clark noted Spirit Mound in their travels. It also has significance to Native Americans. The hike up the mound is a little less than a mile. The surrounding prairie has been reclaimed...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

I went there less that two weeks ago and the view was great and you can see for miles and miles and of scenery. I would definitely recommended it!

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I was intrigued by the name: Spirit Mound, and by the Lewis & Clark history. When I arrived there were no other visitors. It is a quiet place, but being alone made it even more special. The walk is easy. Fortunately it was not very...More

1  Thank WStatesTraveler
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Almost a must see on a trip throuh the Mid west. Great view, very windy :-). A historic place with a lot of informations at the Lewis & Clark Trail.

1  Thank koberralf
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Spirit Mound is known best as the one place that we know Lewis and Clark stood on their journey across America. The journals describe "a sea of buffalo as far as the eye can see." It to the indigenous people here, Spirit Mound was a...More

2  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Pretty good trail up to top of slop. lots of good interpretive signage. The wild flowers and prairie grasses were excellent.

1  Thank IdaPole
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stopped here for fresh air and a nice walk. My husband is a "History" person, so this appealed to him and did not disappoint. There are several stopping areas with historical information markers. It took about 20 minutes to get to the top of...More

1  Thank dmblnd74
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are a Lewis and Clark fan, this is a very interesting site. Lewis and Clark walked several hours out of their way in intense heat to see this spot, as they had heard the legend of the little people the Native Americans feared....More

2  Thank readinglady123
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Short easy walk, we live close by so we made a quick trip to the mound to take in the trail. We actually walked it twice in a little under an hour, so pretty and peaceful!

Thank JulieViborgUSA
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The geographic anomaly combined with the Lewis & Clark and Native American connection makes for a unique experience. On a breezy day, sound of the wind through the tall mixed prairie grasses sounds like falling water. Combined with the chirps and songs of insects and...More

Thank IReckonSo
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