Young couple eating ice cream at SDSU Dairy Bar
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Brookings Great 8
Great Times at Great Places

You’re guaranteed to have a good time when you fill out the Great 8 passport. This passport is your must do list for things to do in Brookings.

Brookings Children's Museum
Location 1
Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Experience the only children’s museum in South Dakota with hands-on, interactive exhibits that spark imagination and creative play for all ages.

Outside of Brookings McCrory Gardens
Location 2
McCrory Gardens

Walk and breathe in the beauty of the 25 tranquil acres of formal display gardens and 45 acres of arboretum at the McCrory Gardens Education & Visitors Center.

Mom and son at South Dakota Art Museum
Location 3
South Dakota Art Museum

Seven spacious galleries housing more than 7,000 pieces of regional, national and international artists make this one of the top museums in South Dakota.

Location 4
Agricultural Heritage Museum

Explore the fascinating history, culture and science of agriculture at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum.

Location 5
Nick’s Hamburger Shop

Taste a piece of history at Nick’s, an original staple since 1929, slinging bite-size burgers with a friendly atmosphere, retro look and homemade pies.

Brookings Outdoor Adventure Center
Location 6
Brookings Country Outdoor Adventure Center

Test your aim at this Olympic-length archery range and state-of-the-art shooting range.

Young couple eating ice cream at SDSU Dairy Bar
Location 7
SDSU Dairy Bar

Make the trip to campus for more than 60 flavors of homemade ice cream, including the famed Cookies ‘n Cream.

Girl at Brookings Art Council
Location 8
Brookings Art Council

For more than 40 years, the Brookings Art Council has been inspiring artists young and old through specialized classes, art exhibits, and opportunities to gain recognition.

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