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Welcome to the Gate City to South Dakota

Gary, SD 

Gary, South Dakota lies on the very eastern edge of the state, butted up against Minnesota in Deuel county. It is in the glacial lakes region, high on the Coteau Prairie, just east of the Buffalo ridge. Gary is a small community with a big personality. It is known far and wide in this area as the place you go to relax and have a good time. It is also one of the few small towns in the Midwest that continues to thrive despite the adversities plaguing some small towns today.

Gary and its immediate surroundings provide many diverse businesses with people just as diverse. From farming and ranching to trucking and wind generators - you will find it in Gary. As for entertainment opportunities in the area you will find access to lakes for water fun and fishing, as well as plenty of game for hunting. Wintertime brings snowmobile fun with miles and miles of groomed trails to roam. If it is peace and quiet you hope to attain, you can find that here too.

The Gate City to South Dakota has a third of July weekend celebration that beats all. Rodeos, old settlers picnic and reminiscing program in the park, parades, tractor pulls, antique car, tractor and cycle shows, volunteer firemen water fights and several dances for young and old. There are also museums to visit and trail rides during the year.

Whatever you are looking for you are likely to find it in Gary, SD. The small town with the big personality.

Our web site is There is a lot of history sponsored by the Gary Historical Association on the site. You can send an email to

Summer of 2009
July 3,4 and 5 Three day celebration, fun filled for families, dances in the evenings

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