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If you enjoy historical pursuits such as following in the footsteps of famous explorers Lewis and Clark, unravelling the engineering intricacies of a famous dam or meandering around a museum of Native American culture, Pierre is an ideal getaway. The laid-back capital city of South Dakota boasts a number of interesting attractions and outdoor pursuits. Visit the illustrious State Capitol or peruse relics at the Cultural Heritage Center. Pack a picnic and spend the day walking or cycling around Steamboat Park. Take the children to the aquarium, enjoy an ice cream at an old-fashioned parlour and finish the day with a leisurely cruise on the Missouri River.