No question about it — it’s a long way across South Dakota! If you take Interstate 90, there’s 410 miles worth of South Dakota between Minnesota and Wyoming… 410 miles of vacation fun, if you know what’s coming your way.
Mitchell is located along Interstate 90 in southeast South Dakota. Sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Hills," Mitchell is just 4 hours from the Black Hills of South Dakota. Whether you are coming through on vacation, an event, business or a dynamic hunting experience, you will find everything you need right here in Mitchell. The small-town feel of our community along with our superb hospitality will comfort and relax you.
This hamlet is located off Interstate 90's Exit 99, along the Cheyenne River, about 35 miles east of Rapid City. Food, gas and lodging are available. The Sioux Indians called this location "waste'" (wash-tay) or "Good!" because of the sparkling clear springs of cold water that seep from the base of the river bluffs.
We pronounce is "whah-stuh." In addition to the town, there is a riverside Interstate Rest Area and visitor info center at this location.
The prairie town of Murdo lies along I-90 about midway between the Badlands and the Missouri River. Local industries are cattle ranching, wheat farming and tourism.