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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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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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A Garden Party Rooted in History

What started in 1988 as community supporters gathered in the Gardens for an ice cream social, has now grown into a day full of fun activities, appreciation, and commemoration. The 33rd annual McCrory Gardens Garden Party will reflect on those who have given so much passion and time, allowing the gardens to be what they […]

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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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Base your Little House on the Prairie Adventure out of Brookings

As you plan your adventure on the Prairie, be sure to include Brookings on your route. With 750 comfortable hotel rooms, a variety of restaurants, plenty of family fun, Brookings is a history buff’s paradise.

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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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It’s Time to Fall for Brookings

It is finally time for Pumpkin spice, your favorite flannel, and crunchy warm colored leaves under your feet now fall has officially (as of September 22nd) hit Brookings. Fall may be a short-lived season in the Dakota’s, but you can bet we will be squeezing all our favorite fall activities into the few short weeks we do get before snowfall.

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Four Seasons of Outdoor Activities

Whether summer, fall, winter or spring bring 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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