By Larissa and Michael Milne
February 02, 2022
Mount Rushmore National Memorial draws 2.5 million visitors annually to South Dakota to see the giant heads of presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt sculpted into a mountain. A three-hour drive east is another landmark that has been attracting visitors for just 13 years less than the iconic national memorial: the Pioneer Auto Show and Prairie Town in Murdo. Located at the crossroads of Interstate 90 and Highway 83, the Pioneer Auto Show celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2019. That’s a remarkable achievement for an attraction that combines a museum housing 275 classic cars with a display of more than 100 antique tractors and motorcycles as well as enough vintage Americana — think gas pumps, bicycles, typewriters, music boxes, toys and more — to fill the stone heads of those four presidents.