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Off the Beaten Path: The Dakotas - A Guide to Unique Places
by Lisa Meyers McClintick
GPP Travel
ISBN 978-0-7627-5668-1
Published July 2010 - Softcover - 182 pages - $14.95

I remember driving half-way across North Dakota and south through South Dakota, but I was in such a rush I didn't get to "see" anything.  So, with his book in my grubby hands, I'm looking forward to planning a trip where I'll actually be able to enjoy my surroundings, and more importantly, see and do things that are not run-of-the-mill touristy things.  The various areas covered in this book are, in North Dakota: Eastern, Central, and Western, and in South Dakota, Northeastern, Southeastern, Along the Missouri River, and Western.  Familiar cities are Fargo, Sioux Falls, Bismarck, and Rapid City (sounds like the Wild West), and as author/photographer (what I want to be!) Lisa Meyers McClintick says, "The Dakotas offer a smidgen of everything that defines America: natural beauty, arts, culture, outdoor recreation, and shopping".  Naturally Mount Rushmore (South Dakota) is included, but there are also many other places of interest to visit.  You just don't (at least not me) expect so remote a state (SD) to have to many "names" associated with it: Laura Ingalls, L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz), Jesse James, Lewis & Clark, George McGovern, Sitting Bull, Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickcok, and in North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt, Angie Dickinson, Louis L'Amour, and Peggy Lee.  McClintick also mentions a little history and background information about these two remote and sparsely popluated states.  Many people don't consider "back country" as vacation spots, but there is much to see and do and learn by going out on a limb to a "different" vacation destination.  I know I'm just dying to go back and actually see things, especially as I'm pretty nearby in Colorado.  There is also an abundance of wildlife to see, plus fishing and birding — sounds like the ideal place to live (don't know about the winters though!) — as well as good restaurants and lodging and an enormous amount of history to be had, which includes mining and dinosaurs.  Pity there aren't any photos in the book.  Telephone numbers and web addresses are given.  Useful maps throughout the book.
Conclusion - Great coverage to help you plan your trip/s.  Helpful and very informative.

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