Plan Your Adventure Brookings Attractions
Plan Your Adventure
Engaging museums. Nature parks. An iconic hamburger shop. You can find a little bit of everything here. For local insight, check out our featured itineraries. For a detailed look at Brookings attractions, keep scrolling down.
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Brookings’ Great Places
Adventure is right around the corner, if you know where to look.
Brookings Arts Council
The Brookings Arts Council has promoted creativity in Brookings for over 40 years. Explore the historic library converted into an art gallery.
Brookings Cinema 8 Movie Theatre
This modern theatre is the perfect excuse to get buttery popcorn and a slushie.
Brookings Commercial Historic District
You’d be hard-pressed to find a cuter downtown than ours. Explore all the unique shopping and dining destinations.
Brookings County History Museum
Make the short drive to Volga for an interesting look at South Dakota’s homesteading, pioneer past
Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center
This Olympic sized archery range is the ultimate destination for the outdoors inclined.
Brookings Farmers Market
Fresh garden produce, local coffee and free yoga are just a few highlights at the weekly farmers market.
Brookings Residential District & Urban Arboretum
Get a walking tour map of Brookings’ distinguished historic homes.
Centennial Pioneer Cabin
This product of the Brookings Genealogical Society is a tribute to the homesteaders who first settled South Dakota.
Children’s Museum of South Dakota
A favorite for all ages, the Children’s Museum inspires life-long learning through hands-on exhibits and engaging displays.
Dakota Nature Park
A true hidden gem, Dakota Nature Park has 135 acres of natural landscapes and a nice fishing pond. Rent a kayak, pole or pair of snowshoes and start exploring.
Fear Asylum Haunted House
It’s not for the faint of heart. This seasonal attraction is South Dakota’s #1 rated haunted house.
200,000 twinkeling holiday lights. A contagious joyful energy coursing through the chilly winter air. Garden Glow at McCrory gardens leaves visitors with memories to last a lifetime.
Hillcrest Aquatic Center
Four different pools and three water slides highlight this aquatic attraction. Bring the family!
McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
McCrory Gardens is a 25-acre botanical garden, plus 45-acre arboretum perched on the edge of campus, welcoming visitors to Brookings.
South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
Experience South Dakota’s rural heritage in this 100% free-to-visit museum.
South Dakota Art Museum
The museum store features and art and specialty items from local and regional artists.
Splash Zone Waterpark
A great place for parties, the Splash Zone Waterpark is one of South Dakota’s biggest indoor waterparks.
The Lanes Bowling Center is the newest bowling alley in South Dakota and can be found nestled into a corner of Brookings, close to campus.