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Get Wacky Before You Rally: 5 Must-See South Dakota Oddities

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is around the corner and it’s time to plan your trek to our world famous motorcycle event. Want to add some fun and unique South Dakota flavor to your road trip? Pack a snack and get ready to smile with these 5 offbeat attractions.

• INTERNATIONAL VINEGAR MUSEUM – ROSLYN

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians used vinegar? Or that a bottle of balsamic can cost as much as $400? Learn everything there is to know about vinegar at the world’s only museum dedicated to this fermented delicacy.

• WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLICLY-DISPLAYED HAIRBALL – WEBSTER

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This large spherical collection of hair is one of the many attractions at the Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry. Be sure to also check out the Shoe House – a house shaped like a shoe and filled with them too!

• PORTER SCULPTURE PARK – MONTROSE

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This roadside art museum delights with 50 larger-than-life metal sculptures. Eclectic artist Wayne Porter invites all his guests to touch, climb and interact with each piece. Don’t miss his 60-foot bullhead or his collection of dragons!

• SIX-TON PRAIRIE DOG – CACTUS FLAT

This giant prairie dog greets travelers outside the historic Ranch Store while overlooking his dog colony near Badlands National Park. If you’re an animal lover, purchase peanuts from the store to feed your fuzzy friends.

• TERMESPHERE – SPEARFISH

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While most artists paint on a flat canvas, Dick Termes paints on spheres (“Termesphere”). Even his gallery is shaped as a geodesic dome!

Not taking the ride to Sturgis? This list makes a great offbeat road trip, no matter your destination.