Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Pierre SD do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Pierre SD, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Pierre, SD
Information for Travelers
The city of Pierre is the capital of South Dakota and the seat of Hughes County.
Founded in 1880 on the east bank of the Missouri River opposite Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the state capital since South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889.
It became the second least populous state capital in the United States, after Montpelier, Vermont.
It is the eighth most populous city in South Dakota.
Within the city of Pierre and its sister city, Fort Pierre, you will find museums, beautiful views and unique places to dine.
On the Governors Trail you will find life-size bronze statues of former governors created by various South Dakota artists.
There's plenty to do for several days, but if you only have one day, here are some options you can check off your list.
Perched on a cliff north of the State Capitol, the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum recreates the cultural history of South Dakota in three permanent galleries.
It begins with the story of the Native American tribes that inhabited South Dakota before the creation of a state and follows the state's history throughout the 21st century.
The city of Pierre was chosen for its location in the geographic center of the state.
Fort Pierre was named after Pierre Chouteau Jr., a prominent American fur trader from St. Louis, Missouri, who was of French colonial origin.
Read about Pierre in Wikipedia