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McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center

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Walk among 25 acres of unique flowers, trees of all different shapes and sizes and endless fields of soft grasses in a harmonious setting. McCrory Gardens was named after S.A. McCrory, who headed the horticulture department at South Dakota State University from 1947 until his death in 1964. Development of the formal gardens began in the 1960s with work on a two-acre formal area using annual, perennial and ground cover plants. Since then the garden has grown into beautiful proportions of robust colors that change with the seasons. Recently added in 2012, the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center features a help desk, gift shop, meeting rooms, banquet room and much more.

Admission

$4.00 Adults (ages 16 and over)

$2.00 Youth (Ages 6-15)

FREE Ages 5 and under

FREE SDSU Students

FREE McCrory Gardens Members

Conference & Meeting Room Specs

In an event space league of its own, the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center is the epitome of beauty in convention form. Brides swoon over the secret garden effect and outdoor patio, while business leaders revel in the unique architecture of the Great Hall, capable of holding meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops and more. To feed your hungry guest list of more than 300, McCrory Gardens features the Aramark Campus Dining Services, with tasty options to please every guest.

Great Hall

  • Seating capacity dependent on lecture, classroom, banquet, meeting or standing reception set up
  • 3,005 square feet
  • Technology features include projector and screen, microphone, DVD player and numerous audio/visual hookups, laser pointer, podium and half podium

Meeting Room West

  • Accommodates up to 32 people in a classroom setting or up to 20 people in a meeting room setting
  • 455 square feet
  • Technology features include projector and screen, DVD player, HDMI hookup, VGA hookup, RCA hookup, an available IPod hookup, whiteboard, laser pointer, podium and half podium

Meeting Room East

  • Accommodates up to 32 people in a classroom setting or up to 20 people in a meeting room setting
  • 461 square feet
  • Technology features include projector and screen, DVD player, HDMI hookup, VGA hookup, RCA hookup, an available IPOD hookup, whiteboard, laser pointer, podium and half podium

Meeting Room West and Meeting Room East may be combined to hold up to 64 people in a classroom setting or up to 36 people in a meeting room setting.

Contact Details

Contact: Lisa Marotz
Email: lisa.marotz@sdstate.edu
Phone: 605.688.6707
http://www.mccrorygardens.com/

Location Information

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
631 22nd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006

Monday-Friday: 9AM-8PM

Saturday: 10AM-4PM

Summer Hours:  May – September

Monday-Saturday: 9AM-8PM

Sunday: 12PM-6PM

Fall Hours:  October

Monday-Saturday: 9AM-5PM

Sunday  Closed

Winter Hours:  November – April

Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM