PIERRE, S.D. -(Ammoland.com)- The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will host a public dedication and ribbon-cutting event for the new visitor center at Good Earth State Park this Friday, May 19, beginning at noon CDT.
Speakers at the event are set to include Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Jeff Scherschligt from the South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation Board and tribal representatives, who will provide the opening blessing and closing prayer.
Visitors are reminded that this is an outdoor event and to bring lawn chairs.
According to GFP Secretary Kelly Hepler, the new visitor center features an array of opportunities, including an interactive Oneota culture exhibit, state-of-the-art theater that showcases a 20-minute film about the park’s history and a large classroom for park programs.
Guided hikes will be available and the film will be shown continuously until 5 p.m. that day.
The visitor center will be open to the public following the dedication ceremony.
“Good Earth State Park is a cultural and historical landmark,” stated Secretary Hepler. “It is dotted with artifacts and lands of archaeological importance; the landmark is the largest and most significant repository of Oneota culture and …Read the Rest