Brookings offers a variety of meetings spaces for small gatherings or large entertainment events. Stop and smell the roses at the new McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center, where the patio alone is enough to book a dream wedding. Experience the ambience of exposed brink at the Old Fire Hall in Downtown Brookings or stand front row at the Swiftel Center. Anywhere a dry erase marker or a glass is raised in Brookings, the event is sure to be a success.
Stop by and stay awhile in Brookings’ quality accommodations. Revel in crisp, clean sheets and fresh coffee every morning, or fall asleep under the stars to be face-to-face with the outdoors. Whether a business trip, family vacation or team function brings you to Brookings, you’ll have a comfortable place to stay while exploring the city.
Bring your appetite to Brookings’ numerous national chains, locally-owned restaurants and delightful eateries. Unique eats like Nick’s Hamburger Shop and Old Market Eatery are just a few of Brookings’ famed originals. Our dining guide breaks it down for your taste buds to make the ultimate decision. Enjoy the many flavors Brookings has to offer.
Brookings offers a variety of attractions no matter your age. The Children's Museum of South Dakota provides a year-round interactive playground for kids to learn, while the Hillcrest Aquatic Center delivers an exciting way to cool off in the summer. Our lively nightlife brings friends together and the art scene is gaining ground at the numerous museums and galleries. Adventure and excitement is just around the corner in our growing community.
Whether it's your first trip to Brookings or the 100th anniversary of your event, this Resource section is designed to provide you with all the planning materials you need, as well as help you navigate the streets of Brookings.