"Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's OK. The journey changes you; it should change you... You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind."

-Celebrity Chef, Author, and Travel Documentarian, Anthony Bourdain

Travel and tourism, as well as event planning are an adventure and one which teaches us new experiences. Each day, each event and each interaction brings a variety of new ideas and new challenges for us to solve. Our goal at the CVB is to encourage, welcome, and make sure you enjoy your experience here in our community. Whether hosting an event or bringing the family together for a fun weekend, we want to be a part of the action!

Brookings offers a variety of amenities and quality of life enjoyed by both visitors and community members alike. While we absorb the youthful and progressive attitudes brought in through South Dakota State University, we can also appreciate our small-town charm. Brookings is a great place to retire, start a family, or start a new job. Ask for a copy of our visitor guide, it's full of great resources for any stage of your life.

At the end of the day, we strive to bring new events to the community, while making sure we keep annual festivals and community events for our locals and visitors to enjoy year after year.

Bring your dreams, a suitcase and we'll make sure you have a wonderful time in our community!