Summer is just around the corner, and we South Dakotans are more than ready for it. There are a huge number of natural attractions in our state, so it’s easy to see why road trips are so tempting for people in the Milbank, SD area. There are plenty of great places to explore right near our auto dealership. Here are some summer road trip destinations to visit in your new Jeep vehicle from Gesswein Motors.

Just north of Milbank is Big Stone Lake, a long, thin inlet of water that’s bordered by several beaches. The Big Stone Lake State Park is a vast expanse of beautiful land, with plenty of hiking, swimming, and sightseeing spots. Its National Wildlife Refuge is also a great place to encounter some of our local wildlife.

History buffs may enjoy exploring the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, which is just over an hour’s drive from Watertown. This massive expanse of land—more than 100,000 acres—spans five different counties and calls itself home to nearly 10,000 residents. You can learn about the culture of the Dakota peoples at the reservation’s many youth events.

If you’re looking for a more urban expedition, it’s only about four hours to Minneapolis, home of plenty of museums and parks. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the natural landscape of around the Twin Cities, while the cities themselves have no shortage of man-made attractions to visit.

One of the most important things you can do before you take your new car out for a road trip is to get a quick check-up at Gesswein Motors. Our expert technicians will make sure that your brakes, tires, fluids, and everything else are in good condition so you can drive safely on your trip. Call us today at 888-201-0625 to set up your appointment, or stop by today.