Sturgis, South Dakota: Buffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle Motor

Naming a campground "Buffalo Chip" suggests that it may not be spotless, but it charms the biker-campers who arrive for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
20622 131st Ave., Sturgis, SD
About three miles east of town, on the south side of Hwy 34/206th St. Look for the big Buffalo Chip sign.
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Buffalo Chip Sign and Big Motorcycle Motor

There is a large sign for the Buffalo Chip, one of the popular campgrounds for the Sturgis motorcycle rally. You can see it on a hill to the left from Route 79 where it turns right and goes into Sturgis. The campground also has a huge motorcycle motor near the entrance. It's wild to see pictures of it during the rally based on what the place looks like empty.

[Kim Newell, 07/29/2013]

The big engine may be a less permanent embellishment, but the iron Buffalo Chip sign looks tough enough to survive many South Dakota winters.

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