The Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry offers a glimpse of the past in 23 buildings. The unique exhibits show the history of Day County and South Dakota in many military, agriculture, hunting, fishing, railroad and pioneer life exhibits and the State of South Dakota Fishing Museum. Plan on spending some time at “the best kept secret of NE South Dakota” where there is something for everyone.
Address: 760 W. Hwy. 12, Webster, SD.
Located in the Day County Courthouse, 711 W. 1st St. (lower level).Includes hundreds of historical items such as the gown worn by Mrs. Sigurd Anderson at the Governor's Inaugural Ball in 1951, an Indian headdress presented to the governor at the Sitting Bull monument dedication, and excellence collection of early day guns and farm equipment. Open Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, or by appointment.
The states only facility for producing cool- and warm water fish, including 700 incubation jars for northern pike and walleye eggs, 20 incubators for trout and salmon eggs, and 30 rearing tanks inside and 8 raceways, 38 rearing ponds, two hiking trails, boat launch and fishing pier outside. The Visitor Center includes an aquarium and several displays.
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge is located in the prairie pothole region, the largest duck production area in the continental United States. The refuge includes 4,650 acres of lakes, marshes, grasslands, and woodlands which support diverse and abundant wildlife; 245 species of birds have been observed. Both eastern and western bird species of the United States can be found here. Waubay is just 10 minutes east of Webster on Hwy 12.
Walk the grounds where the officers quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies, is a rare reminder of the western frontier. The fort's name comes from the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, and it is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the areas history. Camping sites available. Phone: (605)448-5474
The International Vinegar Museum is the world's first and only museum dedicated to the wonder that is vinegar. Learn how vinegar is made, who makes it and 101 uses for vinegar. Don't miss this unique opportunity in Roslyn, just 15 minutes north of Webster.