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Directions

From De Smet
Drive one half mile southeast on Highway 14 to Homestead Road. Go south three-quarters of a mile. Enter at top of hill through Visitor Center.

From Minneapolis and St. Paul
Travel southwest on Highway 169 to Highway 14. Go west on Highway 14. Stop and visit Walnut Grove and the McCone Sod Houses. Continue west on Highway 14 for 100 miles. Watch for signs just before reaching De Smet. De Smet is a perfect place to spend a night on the way to Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills.

From Chicago and Milwaukee
Coming from the east, drive west on Interstate 90. In South Dakota, exit Interstate 90 onto Interstate 29 North towards Brookings. Travel north until Exit 133. Travel west on Highway 14 for 45 miles. Watch for signs just before reaching De Smet.

From Omaha, Sioux City, Sioux Falls
Coming from the south, drive north on Interstate 29 in South Dakota until Exit 133. Travel west on Highway 14 for 45 miles. Watch for signs just before reaching De Smet.

From Fargo, Grand Forks
Coming from the north, drive south on Interstate 29 in South Dakota until Exit 133. Travel west on Highway 14 for 45 miles. Watch for signs just before reaching De Smet.

From Rapid City, Mount Rushmore, and Badlands
Coming from the west, drive east on Interstate 90. At Exit 350, follow Highway 25 north and east 45 miles. Watch for signs just before reaching De Smet.