Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week in Mitchell, SD

Travel Blog, Trip Ideas
May 20, 2024

National Travel & Tourism Week is an opportunity for communities like Mitchell, SD, to highlight the immense value that tourism brings to our local economy. In 2023, Davison County experienced remarkable growth, with visitor spending reaching a substantial $114.6 million. This influx of tourism dollars has far-reaching benefits, sustaining our businesses, creating jobs, and enhancing the quality of life for residents. It’s a testament to how pivotal tourism is to our economic health and community vibrancy.

The hospitality industry in Davison County is a significant employer, providing 1,588 jobs in 2023. These jobs span various sectors, from hotels and restaurants to entertainment and cultural sites. The total labor income generated by this industry was an impressive $53.6 million, underscoring the critical role that tourism plays in supporting our local workforce. These numbers reflect not just the direct benefits of tourism, but also the ripple effect it has on other sectors, ensuring a thriving, diverse economy.

To celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, Mitchell is excited to offer a Free Admission Weekend at two of our most cherished attractions: the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village and the Dakota Discovery Museum. From May 24th to 26th, visitors can explore these sites without any cost. This initiative not only encourages locals and tourists alike to engage with our rich history and culture but also highlights the importance of these attractions in drawing visitors to our area. It’s a fantastic opportunity to delve into the prehistoric and historical narratives that shape our community.

Please note that while the Dakota Discovery Museum is closed on Sunday, you can still take advantage of free admission on Friday and Saturday. The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village, however, will be open throughout the weekend, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the region’s ancient past. By participating in these activities, you are supporting local tourism and contributing to the continued prosperity of Mitchell. Join us in celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, and experience firsthand the wonders that make our community unique.


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