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Designation: National Scenic Byway
Designation: South Dakota State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the byway proper.
Length, One-Way: 101 Miles (168.33 Kilometers)
Time: 2.5 Hours

General Information

Description - The Native American Scenic Byway traverses a land of variability and variety. Journey through the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Sioux Indian Reservations and view their unique cultures firsthand. Buffalo roam on the high plains that sharply contrast the nearby bottomlands and the hills and bluffs along the river. The Big Bend of the Missouri River features prominently in the geography of the area. Dams along the river created Lake Francis Case and Lake Sharpe, lakes that are excellent recreational areas as well as spots of beauty.

Attractions - The Native American Scenic Byway is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Directions from : This route begins on Interstate 90 near Exit 265. Simply cross the Missouri River at Chamberlain-Oacoma and follow the signs along the byway to learn more about this area. For example, in the South Dakota state capital city of Pierre, you can find the visitors information center located near the waterfront and receive information about the byway.

To travel the entire byway, begin on I-90 near Chamberlain and continue across the Missouri River to Oacoma. At Oacoma, take the I-90 Loop to South Dakota (SD) 50. Follow SD 50 to BIA 4 and continue on BIA 4 to Fort Thompson. From Fort Thompson, take SD 47 to BIA 5 and proceed on BIA 5 to Lower Brule. Next, proceed on BIA 10 to SD 1806, and then continue on SD 1806 to U.S. Highway 83 at Fort Pierre.

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Contact Information:
The Native American Scenic Byway , , , , Phone: 605-473-5399

Additional Information:
South Dakota Scenic Byways - South Dakota offers national, state and National Forest designated byways which include Badlands Loop, Peter Norbeck, Spearfish Canyon, The Native American and Wildlife Loop Road.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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