Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
Your friendly neighborhood grill. Catch a game or have a fun night out with the family at Applebee’s.
Arrowhead Park sits within Indian Hills residential neighborhood, with many outdoor activities to fill your day.
Backyard BBQ & Grill
Pulled pork, Texas beef brisket and a full rack of ribs are just some of the menu items you’ll find.
Bob Shelden Field
Located near Brookings High School, Bob Shelden Field is a combination baseball and football field.
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 Community Theatre
See your favorite plays and musicals put on by local theater enthusiasts
Brookings Country Club
Take your best shot while enjoying the scenery or bring families together in the banquet space at the Brookings Country Club.
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 High School Pool
Youth clubs and teams primarily use this pool for tournaments and practices.
Brookings Inn & Convention Center
Enjoy comfort, space and the largest indoor waterpark in the area.
Brookings Residential District & Urban Arboretum
Get a walking tour map of Brookings’ distinguished historic homes.
Brookings Summer Arts Festival
Every summer, more than 200 artists from around the country gather in Pioneer Park.
Brookings’ Sexauer Park and Campground
Stay at Brookings' only camping park for RVs, campers, and tents. Bonus: it’s only minutes from campus.
Camaro Fun Days
Camaro owners unite! This event, complete with food vendors and live music, is typically held on the second Saturday in August.
Located next to Camelot Intermediate School, this park feature large, open spaces and lots of outdoor activities.
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.
Choco Latte Coffee & Handmade Candy
Satisfy your sweet tooth with handcrafted beverages and homemade candies.
Whether you're a sports fan or not, booking your next event inside Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium is a must-do in Brookings, South Dakota!
This Brookings staple serves some of the best comfort food around. Breakfast and lunch are served daily.
For the love of coffee and all things espresso, plan a stop at Cottonwood Bistro in Brookings.
Country Inn & Suites
Just across the highway from the Swiftel Center, the Country Inn & Suites is ready to welcome.
Craft Chophouse & Lounge
Hand crafted and locally sourced. Craft Chophouse & Lounge fuses farm-to-table and fine cusine.
One of Brookings’ oldest traditions, Crazy Days is a weekend where downtown businesses offer crazy sales.
Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill
The ultimate sports bar with more than 55 TVs and plenty of places to sit the whole team.
Enjoy great tasting ingredients from Midwest-raised beef to our classic Wisconsin Cheese Curds.
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Treat yourself to one of the many flavors of blizzards and ice cream cakes at Dairy Queen.
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.
Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium
Home to the SDSU Jackrabbits and BHS Varsity Bobcats, the newly renovated Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium maintains its pursuit to be one of the top outdoor football facilities in the Upper Midwest.
Danceland Bar, Grill & Campground
Just south of Brookings, this all-in-one campground serves cold drinks and good times.
Danny’s is where you go for cold brews in a relaxed environment. It’s the perfect no-frills bar with pool, darts and slots.
Dwiggins-Medary Park is an athletic complex offering several outdoor activities, used by Brookings High School and the City of Brookings.
Eponymous Brewing Company
Passion for unique flavors and a microbiology background make Eponymous Brewing Company a unique addition to the Brookings brew scene.
Erv Huether Field
This baseball field is named after former baseball coach, Erv Huether and sits on the campus of South Dakota State University
Fear Asylum Haunted House
It’s not for the faint of heart. This seasonal attraction is South Dakota’s #1 rated haunted house.
Fifth Street Gym
Fifth Street Gym is practice headquarters for the community and Brookings School District.
Fishback Soccer Complex
This soccer park is utilized by the community, SDSU soccer, and club sports.
Flavor Indian & Asian Fare + Grocery
A fusion of global flavors in downtown Brookings. Prepare your tastebuds for bold, rich flavors in every bite.
Winter doesn’t have to be boring. Embrace the big chill at a dozen winter events sprinkled throughout town.
Game, Fish & Parks
South Dakota is known for its excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, as well as its numerous snowmobile trail system.
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.
Guadalajara’s Mexican Restaurant
Classic Mexican entrées, vegetarian options and tasty margaritas are available at Guadalajara’s.
Hillcrest Aquatic Center
Four different pools and three water slides highlight this aquatic attraction. Bring the family!
Hy-Vee Grocery Store and Catering
No matter the occasion, from casual to formal, Hy-Vee Catering has you covered with numerous options.
Insomnia Cookies is a late-night cookie company serving warm cookies, ice cream and other sweet treats until midnight or later every day.
Jackrabbit Softball Stadium
Back the lady Jacks at the Jackrabbit Softball Stadium, located just north of the SJAC.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, founded by the Colonel and serving up everything you love about chicken.
Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie
Kool Beans is committed to using direct, collaborative and fairly traded organic coffee beans.
La Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Located in the Brookings Inn, La Cantina is a great option if you’re craving an authentic Mexican dish.
In the mood for a little spice? La Corita offers a wide range of your favorite Mexican dishes.
Lake Cochrane Recreation Area
Experience the great outdoors on Lake Cochrane Recreation Area, located northeast of Brookings.
Lake Poinsett State Recreation Area
Lake lovers flock to Lake Poinsett, just northwest of Brookings, SD.
Lake Thompson Recreation Area
Made famous by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lake Thompson was once dry and used for pasture. Now, it s a popular spot for walleye fishermen and women.
Larson Ice Center
This indoor ice arena is great for tournaments and utilized by several clubs, organizations, and the community.
Larson Park & Disc Golf Course
Larson Park is a large, multi-purpose park featuring various activities through all four seasons.
In the center of it all is Lions Park, a little on the smaller side but still tons of fun.
Main Street Pub
The beer is cold, the company is friendly, and the mechanical bull is occasionally brought in for extra fun.
Bordered by trees, the peaceful park is a great place to bring a book and let the kids explore.
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.
Meadow Greek Golf Course
Natural prairie and wet lands keeps guests returning to this nine-hole golf gourse, located in Volga, SD.
Medary Elementary School Park
Youth sports like softball, baseball and football dominate in the multi-purpose filed, adjacent to Medary Elementary School.
Mickelson Middle School Park
Adjacent to Mickelson Middle School, this park features a number of outdoor sporting activities.
Midwest Fresh Catering serves traditional and innovative foods, prepared fresh from the highest quality ingredients.
This non-profit coffeehouse boasts Fair Trade coffees and teas, and also serves hearty sandwiches and soup.
Recently added to the neighborhood, Moriarty Park features endless outdoor fun for all ages.
Mosaic Wine Bar & Small Plates
We aim to celebrate the moments that make each of us special — the diversity of places, the experiences, and dreams that we have and how we perceive them that have left an imprint on our lives.
Located inside of Agua Fresh this counter-serve restaurant makes pasta and noodle dishes from all over the world.
Oakwood Lakes State Park
Oakwood Lakes State Park is a fan favorite for residents of Brookings, SD. It’s a great spot for hiking, boating, and disc golfing, and more.
Old Sanctuary Reception, Lecture and Banquet Hall
This elegant auditorium is a blank canvas for your next meeting or event in Brookings, SD.
Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center is committed to providing world-class experiences through concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, lectures, recordings and special events for the SDSU campus, community and region while supporting the development of programs and groups dedicated to educating, entertaining and serving performing arts patrons.
Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge
Enjoy a taste of South Dakota with a pheasant salad wrap or bison burger at this iconic Brookings full-service restaurant.
Pints & Quarts
P’s and Q’s as the locals say is a downtown pub with a wide variety of beers on tap and tasty burgers to boot.
Known as the destination for the Brookings Summer Arts Festival, Pioneer Park provides loads of outdoor fun for residents and visitors.
Buffet chain offering pizza, fried chicken & classic American sides in an Old West-themed setting.
Prairie Repertory Theatre
When the weather's too hot to handle, enjoy a cool performance in a cool theatre.
“Ray’s for one?” Locals love this hole in the wall pub, especially during the holidays when every square inch is loaded with festive lights.
Rub N Tug BBQ
Howdy BBQ fans! If you are looking for the smoked meat of your dreams you have come to the right place.
Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex
This multi-purpose facility features all the bells and whistles of an indoor competition and training facility, on the campus of SDSU in Brookings.
On the way to start your day, scoot in and scoot out with coffee on-the-go from Scooter's Coffee.
SDSU Dairy Bar
Ask for the famous cookies ‘n cream, noted as the best ice cream treat in South Dakota by the Food Network Magazine
SDSU Wellness Center
On the unconventional side of meetings, the SDSU Wellness Center is a unique and sporty place to host your next event.
Shorty's Hotbox is your one stop shop for your classic 'county fair food' favorites.
Six Mile Creek Golf Course
Set your tee time at this relaxing nine-hole course, located in White, SD.
A historic bar with unmistakable charm, Skinner’s is the place to go for a game of pool or (when its nice) a drink on the patio.
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.
South Dakota State University Athletics
South Dakota State University, home to the one-and-only Jackrabbits.
SouthBrook Softball Complex
Bring the whole tournament to this complex featuring five lighted diamonds for all ages to enjoy.
Splash Zone Waterpark
A great place for parties, the Splash Zone Waterpark is one of South Dakota’s biggest indoor waterparks.
With two locations in Brookings, Starbucks grinds all the classics just for you. Their seasonal drinks are always a crowd pleaser and their specialty roasts are made fresh daily.
Sully’s Irish Pub
Specialty cocktails go great with Guiness in this Irish pub. Enjoy the weekly drink specials and signature dice game.
The Swiftel Center is an international award-winning venue, creating a space for cultural, recreational, and educational events.
A local hit serving a West-Mex twist on everything from tacos to our famous meat and potato burrito.
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.
The Sonshine Inn
Just a few blocks from downtown, the Sonshine Inn staff is dedicated to making your stay unforgettable.
Tropical Smoothie Café
Casual, health-conscious chain café featuring custom smoothies, sandwiches & wraps.
Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill
Unique seasonings and rubs make for award winning flavor at Whiskey Creek.
Wilbert Square Event Center
Where professional convention space and the ballroom of your dreams come together under one roof.
Wok N Go
Quickness is the name of the game, and that’s what you’ll find at Wok N Go, a Chinese takeout joint in the Brickwood plaza.
Wooden Legs Brewing Company
Inspired by Wilmot Wood Brookings, Wooden Legs Brewing Co. features home brews, pizza, sandwiches and more.
Who says you have to choose? Yessica’s offers Mexican and Italian cuisine. Bring your appetite?