Local Attractions


If you like discovering small friendly towns "off the beaten path", you will love Newell, situated between the Black Hills and the expansive wide open spaces to the north.

Welcome to Newell, the "gateway to the Black Hills", route of historical trails and sites and great recreation areas. Newell offers lasting friendships, cafes serving home-style meals, well equipped hardware and grocery store ready to assist your outdoor needs. Plan to stop by the Museum where you can step into past history through collections that are as vast as the cultures of western South Dakota.

Make plans to celebrate Labor Day in Newell, where dancing begins the festivities on Saturday evening, then on Sunday view an art, quilt, car & tractor show, band concert and tractor pull then stay over for Monday's celebration; parade, street sports and amateur rodeo featuring the National Championship Sheep Teepeeing Finals.

Because Newell is the Nation's Sheep Capitol, the Annual Ram Show & Sale is held the second week in September, watch 1,000's of head of sheep bought and sold in one day.

Lakes and reservoirs nearby provide an excellent opportunity for water skiing, boating, swimming and fishing. Hunters can bag pheasant, duck, wild turkey, grouse, antelope and deer with game processing available. Golfers can tee-off on a nine-hole modern well-groomed course in view of Bear Butte and the Black Hills with a lake and other surprise hazards.

Visitors are always welcome. If you want something different to look at, visit one of the working farms or ranches, just ask someone will steer you in the right direction.