In 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood announced plans to renovate the iconic South Dakota State Fairgrounds for the first time in over 100 years.
The new building is expected to open in 2019.
It’s one of several new entertainment and dining facilities being built by Universal Studios in South Texas and will bring over 1,000 more seats and a slew of new entertainment experiences, including live entertainment, a theater, restaurants and more.
It also promises to transform the park and its surrounding area into a popular destination.
In 2018, a year before the renovations, I visited the new Universal Studios South Dakota.
I was impressed by the amount of upgrades being made, the variety of entertainment options, and the impressive variety of dining options.
The building itself is spacious, with multiple indoor pools, and a number of outdoor dining areas.
There’s a bar area that’s open to the public, a restaurant area that offers a wide selection of cuisine and a movie theater that seats over 200.
There’s even a new bar and grill area, with a wide range of seating options.
In the summertime, you can expect to see large crowds at the South Dakota Fairgrounds, which are always packed with people.
I can honestly say that for the most part, the South Dakotas Fairgrounds is the most enjoyable I’ve ever been to.
For more than 25 years, the fairgrounds has hosted the annual State Fair of Texas and has been a favorite of the Texas-based South Dakota Tourism Association, which has a long history of providing South Dakots visitors with a great dining experience.
It also hosts a number local and national conventions each year.
With the opening of the new, state-of-the-art South Dakota state fairgrounds, it’s a fitting end to a long-standing tradition of entertainment and entertainment-focused attractions.
I’ve been able to visit and experience the facilities at least once a year since the opening in the 1990s, and I’ll be very interested to see how the new facility looks and performs.