Laying along the mighty Missouri River is Pierre, South Dakota which we camped at the Municipal Campground on the shore with full hookups available for $ 15.00 per night in spacious sites. An advantage is this camping area was located in Griffin Park which across the street from a hospital. Therefore, it attracts many joggers, walkers, and picnickers.
The next day we did the obligatory tour of the capital building. The building, finished in 1910, houses all the branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. Friendliness of the staff is the hallmark of the capital building. The tour is self-guided. Not only security, but also the janitorial staff are proud to point out idiosyncrasies in the building.
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