Cactus Flats, South Dakota: Six-Ton Prairie Dog Team Field Report

The Ranch Store

21190 SD-240, Cactus Flats, SD
The Ranch Store. I-90 exit 131. Drive south on Hwy 240 for one mile.
Prairie Dog year-round; Ranch Store May-Oct. daily 8-6 (Call to verify)
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Prairie Dog statue.

Six-Ton Prairie Dog
Twelve feet of paint-chipped, weather-worn, prairie-dog-resembling cement glory, next to a prairie dog town and the Ranch Store gift shop. Report... [10/12/2015]

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Six-Ton Prairie Dog

Stopped at the end of a long day. Lots of prairie dogs nearby looking to see if we had food.

[Katie, 06/14/2016]

Prairie dogs -- peanut melee?

Giant Concrete Prairie Dog

For fifty cents you buy a bag of peanuts and feed the well-behaved prairie dogs. Great time!

[Alex Charyna, 08/04/2011]

Prairie Dog statue.

The Ranch Store - Prairie Dogs

The longstanding giant pink and ocher cement prairie dog roadside sentinel is permanently affixed to a cement base. Besides the obvious photo opportunity and feeding the resident prairie dogs, the roadside attraction deserves a look around. There is a great old sign on top of the building of a longhorn steer and a very weathered prairie dog painting, along with a collection of roof level cow skulls.

[Phil Pasquini, 09/20/2010]

Did someone say peanut?

The Ranch Store - Prairie Dogs

From Illinois, back for a third visit in 2008, we are vetted by the greeting committee. Recognize you are in the prairie dogs' home; patience and peanuts will sometimes lessen their timidity.

[Ed Glassner, 11/03/2009]

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Minuteman Missile National Historic SiteMinuteman Missile National Historic Site, Ellsworth AFB, SD - < 1 mi.
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Wall Drug Dinosaur, Wall, SD - 20 mi.

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