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A beautiful city in and the county seat of Codington County


Historic Uptown Watertown

Watertown's uptown historical district is a vital core on which the remainder of the city was built and still stands. A visit to Watertown without visiting it's center core would be missing a visit to the very heart of a growing city.

Festivals and events in the uptown include Arts & Crafts Festival in June, Crazy Days in July, Vintiques Show and Shine in September, Quilt Tour in October, Holiday Lighted Parade the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Hunting and Fishing

Watertown is located in the heart of great fishing and hunting. Lake Kampeska and Lake Pelican located just on the outside of the city provide great fishing throughout the year. Several other lakes are within a short driving distance of Watertown. These lakes are great for fishing walleye, perch, large-mouth bass, small-mouth bass, white bass, northern pike, pan fish and bull-heads.

Hunting is great in Northeast South Dakota and Watertown is a great place to spend your nights while hunting in the area. Pheasant Hunting is great south and west of Watertown and opening season the 3rd weekend in October. Goose and duck hunting are also popular in the area.

Art, Culture and Fun

Enjoy livestock shows featuring Llama, alpaca, sheep and much more. Also, watch demonstrations all day long by spinners and weavers using the fibers from various animals. A great day for the entire family with great food booths featuring homemade jams, jellies and bake goods as well as products completed and live demonstrations by talented crafters.

Watertown Area Attractions

Terry Redlin Art Center - The permanent home for Terry Redlin's original naturalistic art work. Located at Mallard Pointe business park, just west of I-29, The 49,000 square-foot center is home for the only planetarium in South Dakota, and includes an amphitheater with video, audio visual and teleconferencing equipment. The facility serves as a center for art activities and entertainment. It is also headquarters for Glacial Lakes and Prairies Tourism Association, The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau and other offices. Ask for a map featuring Terry Redlin's Inspirational Driving Tour, Watertown Visitors Guide, and the Chamber's Redlin Art Center magazine with diagram of the gallery.

Bramble Park Zoo - Located on SD Highway 20 in northwest Watertown, Bramble Park Zoo features live animal demonstrations each summer. The park is open year-round, and provides picnic area and playground. The new Discovery Center opened in April 1998 and features displays, learning center and hands on programs. The park is also the site of summertime band concerts and group tours. Open year-around, weather permitting.

Kampeska Heritage Museum - The Codington County Historical Society project at Maple and First Avenue SE in uptown Watertown focuses on the history of Watertown and the surrounding area. Exhibits cover the history of the county, and include a Victorian home, bank, dentist office and general store.

Mellette House - The 1883 home Arthur C. Mellette, the Dakota Territory's last governor and South Dakota's first governor, is restored and open to the public. The home is located at 421 5th Ave. NW. The site includes displays of heirlooms of the Mellette family. The home is open Tuesday through Sunday May through September, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tours can be arranged. No admission, but donations to the project are welcome.

Historic Uptown Watertown - Uptown Watertown features more than 65 buildings on the National Historic Register to create an atmosphere which turns shopping into a historic walking tour.

Arts on Broadway Gallery - The gallery located at 5 South Broadway in Uptown Watertown features local and area artists. Shows change frequently.