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Part 4 (Continued)
Great American Dog-Friendly Road TripTM
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Back on the road heading east on Interstate 90.
We stopped for the night at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They welcome pets as long as they are not left unattended in the room. This was a great place to stop as they had a brand new wonderful indoor kid's swimming pool and play land which our daughter loved. For dog walking, there is a city bike and walking trail located behind the hotel. 
On the way out of town the next day, we stopped at Falls Park which is the city of Sioux Falls' historic birthplace. The city exists today because of the land spectators who staked claim to town sites here in 1856. They did so because of the falls. The Big Sioux River runs through the park and today the falls are the most frequently photographed attraction in the region.  Pets are welcome at the park but need to be leashed.
After a day in the park, we headed back out onto the road.
Here is the highway welcome sign for Iowa as we left South Dakota.
Back on Interstate 80, we stopped for the night at this Motel 6 in Avoca, Iowa. It was a brand new motel and they allowed dogs at no extra charge. 
The next day we headed out on I-80 towards Chicago, our next destination. We stopped at several rest stops in Iowa. This state has some of the least pet-friendly rest stops that we found on our cross-country trip. Dogs are only allowed in certain small restricted areas and it is enforced. 

When we got near Des Moines, Iowa, we found a great attraction that allows dogs. The Living History Farms offered one of the best dog-friendly attractions on our trip. You and your leashed pooch will be able to walk around and view a 1700 Iowa Indian Farm, an 1850 Pioneer Farm, the 1875 town of Walnut Hill and a 1900 Farm. The farms have period costumed interpreters who will explain to you the work they are doing on the farm. The farms are spread out, making for a great walking opportunity.

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