One of the stops the HH and I made on our epic cross country road trip was Sturgis, South Dakota. If you’ve never heard of it, I am going to guess right off of the bat, you aren’t a motorcycle enthusiast, but stick with me because neither am I. I had only heard how the town comes alive every year during the Sturgis motorcycle rally, and thought since we were headed by, we should stop and see what the hub-bub was all about.
Basically, once a year, people travel from all over the country on a roadtrip of their own, just to land in this small town. It’s all about the seeing the country with the wind in your hair and then converging at one spot to live, eat and breathe motorcycles. Since I am all about an adventure, I can totally respect it.
We stopped off at the Sturgis Museum first thing. They actually allow pets inside!!! The museum opened in 2001, and is open all year long. It’s obviously completely centered around motorcycles, so if you are a fan, you’ll get to see some pretty rare bikes and learn all about motorcycle history.
Lucy and I walked downtown while the HH soaked up a little more of the museum. It was basically deserted, but I could totally see how the town would come alive when thousands of people head in for Sturgis.
Overall, it was an interesting stop right off the highway, and a great place to visit if you are a fan of motorcycles.
Just in case you are in the neighborhood, here’s the deets:
999 Main Street
Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
Summer hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
However you do it, 4 wheels or 2, I am all about heading out on the open highway. Road trips are awesome.