Introduction to Aberdeen, South Dakota
The Sioux and Arikara Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the present day city of Aberdeen. White settlers first arrived in the 1820s, when fur trading posts were founded in the area. Charles Prior was the first to plot the area as town, which he did on January 3, 1881. The Milwaukee Railroad reached the area on July 6, 1881. The city was named after Aberdeen, Scotland. It was officially incorporated in 1882.
Aberdeen and nearby Attractions
- Super City Shopping Center
- Dacotah Prairie Museum
- Mina Lake Recreation Area
- Lee Park Golf Course
- Richmond Lake Recreation Area
- Prairie Village
Things To Do In Aberdeen
While in Aberdeen, one can pay a visit to the Mina Lake Recreation Area and the Richmond Lake Recreation Area. Other recreational opportunities are available at Aldrich Park, Wylie Park, Lee Park, Melgaard Park and Anderson Park. The Dacotah Prairie Museum provides insight into the history of the area. Local celebrations include Arts in the Park, Jazz in Aberdeen, Winterfest, the Brown County Fair and the South Dakota Jazz Festival.
Aberdeen Regional Airport is few miles away.
Aberdeen Higher Education
Northern State University and Presentation College are the local institutions of higher education. South Dakota State University also provides facilities for higher education.