A Town For All Who Love Cowboys

If someone designed a town for the American cowboy, it would look a lot like Lemmon. The little city that straddles the border of the two Dakotas has just 1,200 citizens but it seems 10 times that size on days when there’s a rodeo or cattle auction. Even on a slow day, Lemmon looks like our cowboy capital. The restaurants serve only the best beef, because ranchers know the difference. The downtown stores have cowboy clothing and art, and there’s a life-size metal sculpture of the town’s founder in a new plaza — astride a horse, of course. Travelers intrigued by the American West should be sure to spend time in Lemmon.

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