Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Independence Rock

Many pioneers passed this way and carved their initials in the rock.

Have to watch out for snakes around the rock.

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Fort Casper, Casper, Wy

Most of the items here are reproductions, but still worth seeing.  Cost was $3.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Reptile Gardens, Rapid City, SD

We did not go the the Reptile Gardens in our other previous visits, but decided to give them a try this time.  We found out that we really enjoyed them.  The flowers were just beautiful.  There were many snake, crocs, birds, alligators, spiders, frogs, and huge turtles.  There were 3 shows to see, the snake show, bird show, and alligator show.  Yep, a guy actually walked among the gaters and crocs.  Great show.  Cost was $9 for seniors.

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Reptile Gardens, Rapid City, SD

The flowers at the Reptile Gardens were just beautiful.

Dinosaur museum, Rapid City, SD

Was not really sure I wanted to tour this museum as the dinosaurs are models not the real thing, but then I thought that we were going to see the new Jurasic World movie and none of those dinosaurs are real either.  So, for $8 each, we gave it a go.  Found out, we really liked it.  Besides the dinosaurs, there was a mirror maze which provided a lot of amusement.

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National Presidential Wax Museum, Keystone, SD

This museum is well worth the time to see.  You are given a wand which tells you about the president you are viewing.  It felt like Teddy Roosevelt's eyes were staring right through me.  Cost was about $8 for seniors.  Sure wish I could remember all the info I learned about the presidents.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pioneer Auto Show, Tractors, Murdo, SD

Well, had to break the museum photos into two groups, one group for cars, one for tractors.

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Pioneer Auto Show Cars Murdo, SD

A couple of years ago, Gary and I stopped at this museum.  It was so cold, that we really did not get to enjoy all the exhibits.  So we stopped again this year.  Quite the museum.  It has over 200 cars to see, some as old as 1909.  Hard for me to pick out my favorite.  Cost was $10


Elvis's motorcycle

1921 Motorhome

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

South Dakota Tractor Museum

Great little Tractor museum.  We saw a couple of tractors for the first time.  What impressed me most was the flour sack dress.  My mother has often spoken of the flour sack dresses that her mom made for her and her sisters as they were growing up.  My mind always saw her in a white or brown dress.  What a surprise when I saw the flour sack dress in this museum.  It was beautiful.  Cost for the museum was a donation of whatever amount you were willing to give.

Flour sack dress.  Beautiful pattern.

 Thieman tractor

double sided crescent wrench

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center, Chamberlain, SD

This museum is located at the St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.  Many exhibits to see and the movie that is shown is well worth seeing..  Museum is free but donations are accepted.  We enjoyed this museum and thought it well-worth the time to visit.

The warrior here is modeled after Wind in His Hair from Dances with Wolves
The actor, Rodney Grant, wore this outfit in the movie.

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Mitchell, SD, Cabelas 2015

Gary and I always enjoy visiting this Cabelas.  Forgot my camera so had to rely on my phone for the photos.