Chamberlain & Oacoma
Chamberlain & Oacoma, South Dakota are "sister" cities located at the crossroads of Interstate 90 and the majestic Missouri River in south central South Dakota. With a combined population of around 3,200, the communities are vibrant, offering many opportunities and amenities not usually available to small cities.
We have a great school system, two medical facilities - Sanford Chamberlain Medical Center and Dakota Family Medical Center (Avera Medical Group), vibrant business districts and many employment opportunities in the service industry.
As agricultural-based communities with a progressive railroad system, agriculture is our number one industry with a large segment of our work force involved in all aspects of the industry.
Not only does traffic enter our area through our highway system and rail service, but we also have a busy airport with a 4,300 foot long asphalt runway. As hunting season approaches, traffic increases at the airport.
Chamberlain and Oacoma offer visitors plenty to do, both indoors and out. For the outdoor enthusiast, you can enjoy the river in its many facets: camp, fish, swim, boat, kayak or paddle board. There are plenty of parks, bike paths and photo opportunities, so bring a camera. If hunting is your sport of choice, there are opportunities for pheasant and big game hunting. You will be fascinated by all that you may see from deer to eagles, hawks and turkeys, to our beautiful sunsets.
Chamberlain is home to the South Dakota Hall of Fame, which inducts honorees every September. These are individuals who have made their mark on the state, the nation and the world. We also have the Akta Lakota Museum, located on the campus of St. Joseph's Indian School. The museum provides an understanding of the local Native American (Sioux) culture. For a greater look at the art and crafts of the Sioux, stop and visit the Dakota Plains Gallery, housed at the Dakota Indian Foundation.
Our sister cities also offer a number of new businesses with a variety of unique products and services that will have you saying "whoa this is nice!" You will find small-town hospitality with big city choices.