Maps, etc.

A map of the campus of the University of South Dakota (the main site of the VLP Poetry Festival) is available at Campus directions are available here:

For information about the city of Vermillion, please visit the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce web site at For a weather forecast for the Vermillion area, visit the National Weather Service web site.

Some sites of special interest:

The National Music Museum
Internationally known and respected, the unique National Music Museum and Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments includes over 10,000 American, European, and non-Western musical instruments.
University of South Dakota, south side of main campus, corner of Clark and Yale Streets

Old Main / Oscar Howe Gallery
The U's oldest building, recently restored, featuring the largest collection anywhere of works by renowned American Indian artist Oscar Howe, who taught at the U. for many years.
University of South Dakota (center of campus)
Oscar Howe Gallery:

W. H. Over Museum
This museum contains the state's largest collection of natural and cultural history and features a special Lewis and Clark exhibit.
1110 Ratingen Street (north of the main campus)

Spirit Mound (Paha Wakan)
A site of spiritual significance to many American Indians, that Lewis and Clark visited.
Approximately six miles north of Vermillion on Highway 19. Wear your walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Buffalo Run Winery and Bed-and-Breakfast
Vermillion boasts a winery, complete with wine tastings and tours. There is also a bed-and-breakfast, with private dining, and a scenic view.
1500 West Main Street

Austin-Whittemore House Museum
One of the oldest homes in Vermillion, featuring 1883 Italian villa architecture. Many local historical items of interest.
15 Austin Street, downtown Vermillion