Prairie Living

 Information
* City of Gettysburg (official site) - Site is currently under construction
* Potter County News
* Gettysburg weather
* County seat for Potter County
 
* For Genealogy, obituaries, and local history contact the Dakota Sunset Museum      

*Churches: Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Mormon,  Mennonite

*Medical Facilities:  Community Care Clinic,   Avera Gettysburg Hospital [includes Oahe Manor Nursing Home and Oahe Villa Apartments], Family Dental Clinic, Vision Care Associates, Wolff Chiropractic Clinic, Vilas Pharmacy

* Airport, Medical Helicopter Landing Pad at the hospital

*Emergency Services: Volunteer Fire Department, Volunteer Ambulance Service with certified EMTs,  Medical Helicopter Landing Pad at the hospital, Airport.

Hidden Treasures

> Specialty nut rolls at the Gettysburg Bakery.  They mail them all over the USA.
> South Dakota coffees at The Coffee Bean. 
> World class steak dinners.
> Medical services - apartments, clinic, lab, x-ray, nursing home, & hospital -- all under one roof.


ENTERTAINMENT OF INFINITE VARIETY
City Parks - 2 city parks with play areas, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, picnic areas, restrooms & showers

State Park - West Whitlock State Park has camping sites, restrooms with showers, swimming beach, fish cleaning stations, & a boat ramp

Bowling

Hunting - pheasant, deer, geese, ducks, grouse, partridge, antelope. Guides available.

Golf - 9-hole city golf course with beautiful grass greens and watered fairways

Fishing - walleye, salmon, catfish, northern pike, and more. Guides available.

Water sports - nearby Lake Oahe and in-town swimming pool

Free Camping at Gettysburg's main city park

Fee Campsites - some with laundry facilities

Library - The Potter County Library has print books, e-books, magazines, videos, audios and wireless Internet access: Potter County Library Website

Museum - Dakota Sunset Museum

WITHIN AN HOUR-ISH OF GETTYSBURG, SD.
  1. Tour the Dakota Sunset Museum, home of the sacred Lakota Medicine Rock, and showcase for the history of Gettysburg and Potter County. A special treat is a cannon from the Battle of Gettysburg. Dakota Sunset Museum Website
  2. View the inspiring Veterans' Memorial and artillery exhibit on the grounds of the historic Potter County courthouse in Gettysburg.
  3. See the historic round barn that sits a few miles off the main road north of Gettysburg.
  4. Tour the magnificent Cathedral of the Prairies at Hoven, SD, twenty miles away - crowns the landscape with its twin spires.
  5. See the Bactrian (double-humped) camels and reindeer at the Tip Top Camel and Reindeer Ranch 12 miles west of Bowdle.
  6. Tour bandleader Lawrence Welk’s family home at Strasburg, ND.
  7. View Oscar Howe’s ten murals painted on the walls of Mobridge’s city auditorium as a WPA project in 1942.
  8. Tour the Railroad Museum at Faith, SD.
  9. Travel scenic Highway 1804.
  10. Enjoy Aberdeen's Storybook Land built in remembrance of Aberdonian L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  11. Fish for walleye all year long on Lake Oahe from G’Burg to Mobridge - the Walleye Capital of the World. 
  12. Take college classes at Capital University Center in Pierre or at Northern State University in Aberdeen.
EDUCATION
Gettysburg has a K-12 school system with top-notch teachers and supportive parents.  The community broke ground for a new school in 2014 and opened the doors when school began in 2015.

** The system supports an excellent school library, Internet parent portal, an online encyclopedia, champion sports teams, and a delicious lunch and breakfast program.

** It is rated a  Distinguished School 
** Gettysburg School Website