Brookings Itinerary
Find ART within the HEART of Brookings

Within the city of Brookings, you can experience art from locals and artists far away. Take a trip with us to explore some of the best art at the South Dakota Art Museum. You can spend a few hours exploring the various exhibits. From there head downtown where the city is filled with vibrant murals that reflect some of the key landmarks. Just when you have experienced enough art within the city you can let your imagination lead you far away looking at the artistically displayed flags and other international items within Flavor International Grocery.

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South Dakota Art Museum

The South Dakota Art Museum is a Brookings gem. It offers free admission and free parking for all. We loved seeing the students working and informing us about the exhibits and art. The exhibits are always changing. We arrived in time to enjoy the Heated exhibit that is open through April 2024. The warm colors were perfect on a cold day. It’s easy to lose yourself in all of the beautiful artwork displayed.

Pro Tip: Bring cash for a donation to support the art.

Downtown Brookings Art Murals

If you are out running errands or exploring Brookings do yourself a favor and park your car to walk and see the various art murals throughout downtown. There are several murals on Main Ave. The murals are painted with vibrant colors and offer images and words that sum up the vibrant city of Brookings and landmarks within the city.

Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and walk a few blocks.

Flavor International Grocery

Art is in the eye of the beholder. How we define art is unique to each person. Stepping foot in Flavor International Grocery was like a work of art. It is filled with brightly colored flags from several nations and displays of food from several cultures. I guarantee that while in there you will find something new that you want to try. If you are hesitant about cooking the authentic dishes yourself be sure to stop in the connected restaurant, Flavor Indian & Asian Flare.

Pro Tip: Travel without going far. Try something from a place you’ve never been.

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