You’re guaranteed to have a good time when you fill out the Great 8 passport. The chance at a $25 cash card is just the cherry on top. The rules are simple: make a stop at each location to receive a stamp in your Brookings passport. Get as many stamps as you can, then turn in your completed passport to any one of the 8 attractions. A minimum of six stamps are required to enter the drawing.
Experience the only children’s museum in South Dakota with hands-on, interactive exhibits that spark imagination and creative play for all ages.
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.
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.
Explore the fascinating history, culture and science of agriculture at the South Dakota Heritage Museum.
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.
Test your aim at this Olympic-length archery range and state-of-the-art shooting range.
Make the trip to campus for more than 60 flavors of homemade ice cream, including the famed Cookies ‘n Cream.
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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