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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Plenty Bears, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plenty Bears and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Plenty Bears:
    • 43.273052, -101.842095
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Plenty Bears
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plenty Bears ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Allen [Bennett County]
  • Bad Wound [Bennett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bad Wound
    • Bad Wound [Bennett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bad Wound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bad Wound
  • Black Eyes [Bennett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eyes
    • Black Eyes [Bennett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Plenty Bears
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eyes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eyes
  • Long Valley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Valley
    • Long Valley [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Valley<2>
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    • Martin [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Bennett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<2>
    • Patricia [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patricia
      • Patricia [Bennett County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Plenty Bears
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patricia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patricia
    • Potato Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Creek
      • Potato Creek [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Plenty Bears
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Creek
    • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
      • Swett [Bennett County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people

How Far From Plenty Bears to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Plenty Bears to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Plenty Bears and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Martin, which is the Seat of Bennett County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Pierre, which is the State Capital of South Dakota, lies 107 miles [172.2 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Plenty Bears to Pierre, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,320 miles [2,124.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 52 days and walking would take 75 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,579 miles [10,587.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,342 miles [11,815.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,276 miles [8,490.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Bennett County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plenty Bears. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plenty Bears) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plenty Bears. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2731, Longitude: -101.8421       In this case, the coordinates for Plenty Bears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Plenty Bears to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.451 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.011 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.743 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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