Introduction to Huron, South Dakota
Huron was founded in 1879 and was platted in 1880. The area was originally served by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. The first town government formed in 1881. The city was named after the Huron Indians. John Cain was the first settler of the city. The City of Huron was incorporated in 1883. It adopted a City Commission form of government in 1910.
Huron and nearby Attractions
- Dakotaland Museum
- Pyle House Museum
- Ravine Park Lake
- Enchanted World Doll Museum
- Surveyors' House (Home of Laura Ingalls Wilder)
- Lake Thompson Recreation Area
Things To Do In Huron
While in Huron, those interested in the area’s history should visit the Dakotaland Museum and the Pyle House Museum. The city also has several parks, including Prospect Park and Riverside Park. Huron also offers easy access to the Lake Thompson Recreation Area, the Enchanted World Doll Museum, Ingalls House and the Corn Palace. Local celebrations include the Great Scarecrow and Decorated Pumpkin Festival, the Ringneck Festival, the Huron Prairie Fest and the South Dakota State Fair.
Huron Regional Airport is nearby.
Huron Higher Education
The city is home to Huron University. Northern State University, the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University also offer courses in higher education.