Also in Mitchell, SD is a Cabella's Sporting Goods Store.
They're always fun to go to, because you get to take pictures of some very agreeable animals.
I know this is even lamer than taking pictures at a zoo, but I do it anyway.
Continuing towards Pierre, SD (rhymes with "beer), we came to another Lewis and Clark Information Center. There seem to be a lot of these located along the Trail. There is a beautiful view here overlooking the Missouri River.
And there is a full-size (55 feet) keelboat like the one Lewis and Clark used. We've seen quite a few of these reproductions so far, but this one is unusual.
It doesn't all fit in the building, so the one end sticks out the back of the building as a balcony.
Also near here is the "Big Bend," a bend in the Missouri River that is the largest naturally occurring bend in any river in the US. This is the portion of William Clark's map showing the bend. He noted that he walked 2000 yards (1+ miles) across the neck while the boats went 30 miles around.
This is Google Earth's view of the Big Bend. It's amazing how exact Clark's map was. And considering the river has since been dammed and changed slightly, he was probably even closer.
Our first night in Pierre, the local newspaper came to our afternoon circle. They did a great article on us, and you can read the whole thing here.