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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 […]

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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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Signature Events in 2024

There’s so much to see and do in Brookings all year long. Brookings Area Burger Clash – January 1 – February 29, 2024 The Burger Clash features 23 burgers from […]

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Woodbine Productions 2023-2024 Season

In its 18th season at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, Woodbine Productions is a project of the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Foundation and an anonymous benefactor who underwrites […]

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A Brookings Resident in Full Color

Straight from the creative mind of Brookings resident Chuck Bennis, these words represent his perspectives on Brooking, the city he calls home.

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Unleash the Adventure! Brookings Bound with a Furry Friend

Brookings offers a warm welcome to animal lovers and their cherished pets, providing amenities to ensure an inclusive and enjoyable visit.

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Community and Flavor Unite at Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill

A Brookings original, Cubby’s prides itself on bringing new spins to pub food while serving the community in a a welcoming atmosphere.

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Midwest Hospitality at Its Finest

The Dacotah Bank Center is renowned for its exceptional hospitality and has been internationally recognized for its outstanding customer service. More than 2 million people have enjoyed near 4,400 events […]

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Bring Your Meeting to Brookings!

Brookings welcomes any event, from small receptions to large conventions. With seven different venue locations, find the perfect place to accommodate your needs right at home.

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Buy Fresh, Buy Local at the Brookings Farmers Market

Buyers flock to the Brookings Farmers Market every Saturday morning from May through October to experience the tastes and aromas of the community.

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Everything to Know About Moving to Brookings

Brookings, with its small-town charm, various career options, strong academic environment and well-rounded lifestyle, has attracted people from across the country to make this vibrant city their new home.

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Yessica’s Restaurant: The Best of Both Worlds

An expert in both Mexican and Italian cuisine, Yessica’s combines cultures to make a one-of-a-kind experience in Brookings.

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Brookings Health System Cares for the Community

Brookings Health System delivers high-quality services to patients with every visit and strives to be a trusted source of health care.

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