Warner, South Dakota in 1881, was a bustling large town when the railroad came through. Warner was named for an early settler, Warren Tarbox. The railroad brought in migrant settlers looking for land and businesses in the new railroad town of Warner. Depression years, drought and paved roads to larger towns have reduced Warner today to a small agricultural town catering to the local farmers.
In the summer, tourists and Sturgis bound motorcyclist from Canada follow Highway 281 down to where it connects with a westbound highway to the Black Hills or continue south across the central United States. Highway 281 is a transcontinental highway that goes from Canada to Mexico.
Every fall Warner, South Dakota doubles in size as the pheasant hunters descend upon the area to pursue the wily Ringneck Pheasants.
Picture your next travel stop in Warner, South Dakota!