De Smet once had a flourishing opera house. The closest you can come now is when you visit Ward's Store & Bakery. Ward's is a great place for lunch or breakfast and is located across the street from what was once "Pa" Ingall's store. Ward's owner, Patti Ward Slater, has converted it to her family living quarters, but she has retained many of the best architectural features of the old theater.
-American Roads Travel Magazine
Ward's has been a great place to gather and come together with family and friends for over 50 years!
127 Calumet Ave SW
PO Box 471
De Smet, SD 57231