Brookings offers a variety of meetings spaces for small gatherings or large entertainment events. Stop and smell the roses at the new McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center, where the patio alone is enough to book a dream wedding. Experience the ambience of exposed brink at the Old Fire Hall in Downtown Brookings or stand front row at the Swiftel Center. Anywhere a dry erase marker or a glass is raised in Brookings, the event is sure to be a success.
Stop by and stay awhile in Brookings’ quality accommodations. Revel in crisp, clean sheets and fresh coffee every morning, or fall asleep under the stars to be face-to-face with the outdoors. Whether a business trip, family vacation or team function brings you to Brookings, you’ll have a comfortable place to stay while exploring the city.
Bring your appetite to Brookings’ numerous national chains, locally-owned restaurants and delightful eateries. Unique eats like Nick’s Hamburger Shop and Old Market Eatery are just a few of Brookings’ famed originals. Our dining guide breaks it down for your taste buds to make the ultimate decision. Enjoy the many flavors Brookings has to offer.
Brookings offers a variety of attractions no matter your age. The Children's Museum of South Dakota provides a year-round interactive playground for kids to learn, while the Hillcrest Aquatic Center delivers an exciting way to cool off in the summer. Our lively nightlife brings friends together and the art scene is gaining ground at the numerous museums and galleries. Adventure and excitement is just around the corner in our growing community.
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Jack 15, the oldest road race in South Dakota.
Support your local producers at the Brookings Farmers Market!
Held in conjunction with the Jack 15 Road Race, this kids fun run is free for ages 12 and under.
Come join the fun experienting with the elements!
Kimbriell Kelly Path to Pulitzer: A Washington Post Investigation into Police Misconduct at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings.
Join others in the community for conversation and coffee at Upstream Coffee.
L.E.A.D. - Leadership Exploration And Development with Teresa Lewis: 7 Mindsets of Lifechanging Revolution at the Swiftel Center in Brookings
Adult Craft Night at the Brookings Public Library is free and open to the public.
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