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Santa Sightings

Find out where to find Santa all month long!

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The Pride of the Dakotas and the Big Apple

South Dakota State University’s most popular marching band will appear in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Pride of the Dakota’s was chosen as one of nine bands to march in the 96th edition of the annual holiday spectacle. Taking a bite out of the Big Apple is a once in a lifetime experience […]

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A Walk with SD’s Poets Laureate

Brookings is well known for its vibrant downtown. A new artistic element captures the literary work of some notable South Dakotans and encourages visitors to envision our area in an entirely new way.  The one-of-a-kind Poetry Walk was recently installed, featuring the works of all seven people who have served as the state’s Poet Laureate […]

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10 Great Deals Under $10

There’s nothing as tasty as a great meal for a great price. Here’s a rundown of some of the best bargains in Brookings.

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Love at Frost Sight

We know you may be cold but we believe that there’s snow better place to spend a winter day than right here in Brrr-ookings!

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What’s Glowing on at the Garden?

A Greeting of a familiar nostalgic feeling of holiday cheer and the sound of joyful music meets you at the beginning of the magnificent lights of Garden Glow. As you continue down the lit path you may see a child’s eyes light up at the larger-than-life candy land display or a couple taking in a special moment together.

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The Pheasant Restaurant: The World on a Plate

Whether you are a long-time member of the community, a student who has made Brookings your temporary home, or a visitor exploring the area for the first time, The Pheasant Restaurant is woven into the culture of Brookings and is a great stop to get to know the area on a new level.

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Four Seasons of Outdoor Activities

Whether summer, fall, winter or spring brings you to Brookings, there is plenty to do year-round. With so many options to explore, visitors to Brookings can experience outdoor adventures any time of year. From kayaking to hunting and everything in between, Brookings has something for every type of outdoor enthusiast to enjoy. The city is […]

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Bone-chilling Brookings Experience

Escape reality and step onto the set of your own personal horror movie at the Fear Asylum, South Dakota’s number one haunted attraction.

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A Night at Good Roots

Just a few short minutes from the hustle and bustle of Brookings is a hidden destination bringing farm fresh ingredients and creative spins to an American classic. Good Roots Farm and Gardens started having Pizza Nights a few years ago, looking to give surrounding residents a fun place to hang out and eat ingredients straight […]

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4 Short Stories About SDSU

Welcome to the Jackrabbit family! Learn some things about your new home with these four short stories. You can also find them featured in this year’s edition of our Visitors Guide. What Does it Mean to be a Land Grant University? Down the Rabbit Hole: Unmasking Jack the Jackrabbit Hobo Day: The Best Day of […]

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Going the Extra Mile

Welcome to Brookings. You’ll find so many things to enjoy. Our amenities don’t stop at our unique museums and great events! Even our transportation options offer just a little more. Read on to find our picks of places to fill your tank… and we’re not just talking about your car.

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605 Day the Brookings Way

Every year on June 5th (6/05), South Dakota celebrates the 605-area code, the people that live in it and the businesses that help to make our communities thrive. Whether you are a planning a 605 Day extravaganza or you just want to celebrate in a simple way, here is how you can celebrate here in Brookings.

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National Travel & Tourism Week

Tourism is a broad and far-reaching industry which helps make Brookings the vibrant and exciting city we love. What would our community be without the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, the Swiftel Center and Nick’s Hamburgers? With McCrory Gardens, the Dairy Bar and all the athletic events and campus visits, South Dakota State University is […]

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5 Outdoor Activities to do Right Now

Here are the top five (mostly free) outdoor activities you have to go do when the sun is out in Brookings.

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