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Welcome to

BROOKINGS

This vibrant community is a place where all are welcome. Colorful murals brighten our walks downtown, while live music resonates through the streets. We thrive on locally brewed coffee and cheering for the home team. Whether here for a day or making Brookings your home, we invite you to bring your dreams, a suitcase, and enjoy all the little things we love about Brookings.

IN THIS GUIDE Inside these pages you’ll explore what Brookings is all about. From our lively nightlife, to local restaurant scene, and community resources. We hope to inspire your next visit to Brookings, South Dakota.

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CONTENTS Welcome to Brookings........................... 4 Map of Brookings....................................... 8-9 Transportation................................................. 11 Hotels & Accomodations............................ 13 Family Fun...............................................16 Great 8 Passport & Artful Dozen Attractions.................22-23 Outdoor Adventures............................. 28 Community Parks.......................................... 31 Entertainment & Nightlife....................40 Live Music Venues................................. 46-47 Instagrammable Spots.........................52-53 Calendar or Events................................ 59-61 Bring Your Appetite..............................64 Dining Guide............................................78-79 Local Marketplace................................. 82 Shopping Guide..................................... 94-95 Bring Your Event.................................... 98 Resources & Relocation...................... 104 Churches........................................................ 109 Chamber Directory......................................112

Contact Us!

VISIT BROOKINGS 1321 6th Street, Brookings, SD 57006 1.800.699.6125 www.visitbrookingssd.com

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The 2021 Brookings Visitor Guide is a publication of Visit Brookings and produced by The Brookings Register.

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>>>>> FUN FACTS! Brookings is a progressive and vibrant community. We’re always innovating, creating, brainstorming, and developing new ways to build a better Brookings. Throughout the years, we’ve accumulated a variety of accolades of which we’re very proud of. But here’s a few things you might not know about us:

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Brookings is the 4TH LARGEST CITY in South Dakota.

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Brookings is the first and only city in South Dakota to score a PERFECT SCORE OF 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Municipal Equality Index.

In 2019, Brookings made the list at #7 FOR MOST ARTS VIBRANT COMMUNITIES IN THE US Niche has named Brookings the BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN SOUTH DAKOTA three years in a row. Brookings has 27 ACRES OF PARK LAND PER 1,000 RESIDENTS (which is nearly three times the national average). The population is 24,794. Brookings is the SECOND LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY in South Dakota.

Project Director | Emily Braun Graphic Artist | Nikki Brower Cover | Chad Coppress Copy Writers | Emily Braun, John Kubal

Visit Brookings partnered with SDSU Public Relations Writing class to create featured stories throughout the magazine. The SDSU campus is centrally located in Brookings, and its students live, work and play all around the city. They feel a special bond with the place they call home for nine months or more out of the year. Eighteen of these Jackrabbits contributed articles to the guide you’re reading. They were students in a Public Relations Writing course taught by Marina Hendricks, an assistant professor in the SDSU School of Communication & Journalism. The class partnered with Visit Brookings to write features about places and experiences that they know and appreciate. They spent the month of October 2020 gathering background information, conducting interviews, writing and revising. Their stories reflect the enthusiasm that’s baked into Brookings by SDSU students. Enjoy the read as you see Brookings through their eyes – and make plans to experience it for yourself soon. Photo Credits | Chad Coppess, South Dakota Dept. of Tourism; Abby Reiner, Jen Conners, Ariana Schumacher, Michael Johnson, Trevor Clements, Kristina Lankow, Jamison Lamp, Dave Eggen, SDSU Athletics, The Brookings Register, Hailey Huntington Accuracy Producing an annual publication is a challenging task with the potential for both human and computer error. Visit Brookings makes every effort to include the most up to date information about Brookings, its destinations, events, and activities. Should an error occur, please accept our apologies and contact our office at 605.692.7444 or info@visitbrookingssd.com. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information | Brookings continues to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and visitors. Our community supports safe travel and is ready and waiting to welcome you. Keeping safety in mind, some destinations and events may continue to make decisions about their operations. Please make sure to double-check with any business, attraction, event, or dining establishment before visiting. Learn more at visitbrookingssd.com/ resources/safe-travel-information


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TRANSPORTATION

CHARTER SERVICE

TAXI • Lyft | lyft.com • Yata Service | yatallc.com • Brookings Area Transit Authority | brookingsareatransit.com

The Brookings Regional Airport caters to corporate business travel providing a safe, first class airport for regional residents and the flying community. The airport works diligently with the South Dakota State University Aviation Program and other local entities to provide flying instruction and other community activities related to aviation. 509 W 2nd Street South Brookings SD 57006 | 605.697.8664

>> >>>> > > > >> > > > Getting around Brookings is simple, we average a twelve-minute commute no matter the destination in town. Whether traveling from afar or in-state, our transportation options accommodate individuals and groups.

RENTALS • B&B Auto Sales | usedcarsandtruckssd.com • Einspahr Auto Plaza | einspahr.com

CRUISIN’ THE LOOP

Many of our favorite destinations in Brookings can be found on or off the loop. If you’re ever lost in Brookings, hook up with the loop and you’ll be right on track. Most of the time we crank up our favorite car tunes and sing like no one can hear us. Unless the windows are down, and then it’s a free concert. You’re welcome.

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PASSENGER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT (FSD) Five airlines provide scheduled passenger service to the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. Connections can be made to over 200 domestic cities as well as many international destinations. Sioux Falls is an easy 50-minute drive on I-29. 2801 N Jaycee Lane Sioux Falls SD 57104 | 605.336.0762

WATERTOWN REGIONAL AIRPORT (ATY) United Airlines, operating as SkyWest, offers daily service to Denver International Airport (DEN) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD). Watertown is 45 minutes north of Brookings on I-29. 2416 Boeing Avenue Watertown SD 57201 | 605.882.6209

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 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.

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COMMONLY ASKED

QUESTIONS HOW COLD DOES IT GET IN THE WINTER?

South Dakota winters can be unpredictable, but having the right gear makes our lives easier. Pack a parka, mittens, a scarf, and boots for extra comfort because the average temperature in January is 22 degrees.

HOW HOT DOES IT GET IN THE SUMMER? Surprisingly hot and humid! The dress code of summer in South Dakota includes bathing suits, shorts, sundresses and plenty of sandals. The average temperature in July is 81 degrees.

BROOKINGS, SD OR BROOKINGS,OR? We get a lot of calls for our doppelganger Brookings, Oregon. And we’re here to set the record straight… no, we don’t have coastlines or an Azalea Festival. But we do have lots of lakes for fishing, one of the largest outdoor craft festivals in the state (Brookings Summer Arts Festival) and a 25-arce botanical garden with 45-acre arboretum open year-round.

WHERE CAN I PARK MY RV? If you’re making a pit stop in Brookings on your way west, we’ve got a few places to park your RV. Located in Brookings is Sexauer Park & Campground, open May-October. The Swiftel Center also has a few spots reserved for guests of the event center, specifically if you’re here for a cattle show or other agriculture event. For a quick, overnight stay, feel free to park it at Walmart. More details and accommodations available at visitbrookingssd.com/places-to-stay/camping

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FAMILY FUN Bring your family to Brookings and discover a community of play, laughter, history, art, and excitement! Around every corner is a new way to experience Brookings, from festivals and bouncy houses, to nature walks and climbing clouds, Brookings offers a variety of things to do for all ages.



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ADVENTURES Enjoy a weekend or IN BROOKINGS! staycation with these trip ideas.

> > > > > > >>> > Discover what life was like in the 1900s at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. Get up close and personal with a 1915 Case Steam Traction Engine and replica 1915 farmhouse. The museum features a variety of hands-on exhibits, a children’s gallery, gift shop, and more.

Take an ice cream break at the famous SDSU Dairy Bar. Witness the cow-to-cone process while sampling sweet treats created by SDSU students.

Stroll our downtown district and check out the Urban Canvas, a collection of large-scale art murals, while exploring our local shops and boutiques.

Dig up dinosaur bones and climb the clouds at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Spark imagination with play and discovery while creating a lifetime of family memories. Practice your aim and sharpen your hunting skills at the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center. Their Olympic-length archery range is a great place to learn a new skill. Make a splash or catch up on your favorite book while sitting pool side at the Hillcrest Aquatic Center. This waterpark features a large wading pool for the little ones, as well as a plunge pool with two water slides and zero-depth leisure pool.

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Climb the Coughlin Campanile

Fly a kite at Fishback Soccer Complex


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CATCH A FOOTBALL GAME

ATTEND AN EVENT OR FESTIVAL

GET ARTS AND CRAFTY

When entering Brookings city limits, you’ll notice we bleed blue for SDSU! Deck yourself out in college swag by visiting Jackrabbit Central in Downtown Brookings.

Book your stay around the Brookings Summer Arts Festival, Downtown at Sundown, or the Festival of Lights parade. Our community knows how to celebrate, so take advantage of our local events and pair up your vacation.

Learn, create, and have fun at the Brookings Arts Council, where new skills emerge, and mistakes are fun! No experience necessary when taking a class with these instructors.

Show your support at the Veterans Memorial Park

Visit the South Dakota Art Museum

Do yoga at the Brookings Farmers Market (Saturdays, May-October)

SMELL THE ROSES

With 25 acres of botanical garden, plus 45 acres of arboretum, McCrory Gardens stands as the prettiest quarter section in Brookings. During the fall and winter season, the gardens transform from goblins and ghouls, to Garden Glow and Santa visits.

Explore the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

Go ice skating at Lions Park outdoor ice rink

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y a t COME TO VISIT, COME TO S ‘Someplace special … bring your dreams’

Located in northeast South Dakota, where Interstate 29 (one of the original 1926 federal highways) and U.S. 14 (completed here in 1983 as a 755-mile stretch of the 48,440 miles of the Eisenhower Interstate System), Brookings might be billed as the just-right city: Not too big and not too small, offering most the amenities you’d find in a bigger city while keeping the charm of a slower-paced small Midwestern town. Brookings is well recognized as a “town-andgown” community, the home of South Dakota State University, a land-grant, Morrill Act institution and the flagship of the state’s six public institutions of higher education. The town and gown grew up together and share a proud past and look to the promise of a proud future. The city and the county take their name from Wilmot W. Brookings, an “easterner” born in 1830 in Woolwich, Maine, where he spent his boyhood years on a farm. He would graduate from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, study law and be admitted to the Maine bar in June 1857. In February 1858, while traveling on company business, he became a casualty of a brutal South Dakota winter. While traveling on horseback, he and his horse were spilled and soaked in a small river. With temperatures near 30 below zero, he knew that he needed to get back to Sioux Falls if he was to survive.

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He made it. But his feet and lower legs were too badly frozen to be saved. While the surgery slowed Brookings down, it didn’t stop him. Fitted with primitive prostheses, he would hobble and squeak his way on “wooden legs” to fame as an astute businessman, attorney, politician and lawmaker. To be noted is that while Brookings made his way into a stretch of territory that became Brookings County and the city of Brookings, he never lived in the area. (For a more definitive look at the life of Wilmot W. Brookings and how his legend lives on, check out “Brewing With a Hint of History,” on page 54.)

Home of the Jackrabbits What started out in 1881 in Brookings as Dakota Agricultural College, also known as “the college on the hill,” would go on to be South Dakota Agricultural College; then South Dakota State College of Agriculture; and finally in 1964, South Dakota State University. Today SDSU is a Division I university. While it remains true to its land-grant mission, it is recognized as a leader in multiple disciplines and offers degrees from bachelor’s through master’s to doctorates. The university is also recognized internationally for its work in agriculture and veterinary technol-


BRING YOUR FAMILY The pairing of South Dakota State University and the city of Brookings makes for a complementary relationship that brings out the best in recreation, culture, education, events, and entertainment. Whether you’re a home-towner or a visit, consider checking out some or all of the attractions below: The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum – Visitors are offered a view of life from the past to the present, as South Dakota was settled. The Hillcrest Aquatic Center – Opened in 2006, it offers wet and wild fun for the whole family. Brookings Arts Council – Housed in what was once a Carnegie Library, the BAC offers a variety of exhibits and activities throughout the year. South Dakota Art Museum – home to thousands of works, including some Harvey Dunn originals.

Montgomery Wards located off the northeast corner of Main and 3rd.

South Dakota State University Prairie Repertory Theatre – An extension of the State University brings showtime to the newly expanded Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus. Swiftel Center – A venue for such bigtime performers as Willie Nelson, plus such community events as home and garden shows. McCrory Gardens – Billed as “arguably the prettiest quarter-section in South Dakota.” Children’s Museum of South Dakota – Home of Mama T. Rex, a life-size dinosauer and a variety of hands-on exhibits that educate and entertain kids of all ages.

ogy. Its Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, South Dakota’s only accredited, full-service, all-species veterinary diagnostic laboratory. Add to those accolades in academic’s and research SDSU’s recognition as a Division I powerhouse in athletics. Jackrabbits football home games are now played in the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Built a cost of $65 million, the stadium opened in 2016. Its seating capacity is 19,340 – which was exceeded with its biggest attendance to date being an overflowing 19,371 on Oct. 26, 2019, when the Jackrabbits played the North Dakota State University Bison.

Brookings County Veterans Memorial – Visible to motorists driving into Brookings from the west on U.S. 14, the star-points symbolism pays tribute to the five branches of America’s armed forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. The individual arches, which meet at the top, signify all veterans and their service in defense of our nation. Perhaps a visitor who experiences what Brookings has to offer might consider returning … perhaps to stay: In a city that is indeed someplace special and a place to bring your dreams. visitbrookingssd.com

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BROOKINGS GREAT 8 PASSPORT The Brookings Great 8 Passport is a one-of-a-kind way to visit our most famous attractions. Follow along the dotted trail and explore our great places and local hubs only found in Brookings. Make a stop at each location to receive an actual stamp in your passport. It becomes an interactive tour and keepsake of Brookings. The passport is fun for all ages, but especially for family trips and group tours.

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ARTFUL DOZEN The Artful Dozen is a component of the passport and features a mix of indoor and outdoor sculptures. Like the passport, the sculptures hidden in our community are unique to Brookings. Each one has a story to share about the dedicated individuals and community initiatives for which they were created. The Artful Dozen provides a lasting impact in Brookings and we wish you good luck in finding them all!

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1. THE OWL: CELEBRATE A CENTURY OF LEARNING

7. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Palmer Eide, 1988 Brookings Public Library 513 3rd Street

Memorial from the family of Mardell J. Peterson, 2011 Brookings Public Library 513 3rd Street

2. SCULPTURE PROJECT SANCTUARY

8. WEARY WILL & DIRTY LIL

Michael Warrick, 1990 Larson Park

David Anderson, 2011 SDSU 1421 Student Union Lane

3. BLIND MAN II/THE CHASE

9. THE GUARDIAN

Allan C. Fischer, 1994 Hillcrest Park

Lee Leuning, 2012 Brookings Police Department 307 3rd Avenue

4. LOT LINES

10. OASIS

Scott Wallace, 2002 Brookings Public Library 513 3rd Street

Scott Wallace, 2014 South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Avenue

5. THE LITTLE PROFESSOR

11. WAR HORSE

Gregory Johnson, 2004 Downtown Brookings

John Lopez, 2014 Brookings Arts Council 524 4th Street

6. SOMEWHERE WEST OF WALL STREET

12. THE URBAN CANVAS

Bruce Green, 2004 Capitaline Advisors LLC 111 Main Avenue

Robbie Jelsma, SDSU, Pandr, & Ashley Biggar, 2015 Downtown Brookings

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SDSU ATHLETICS CAPTURES LOCAL SPORTS SCENE WITH CONTINUED SUCCESS

By Carson Herbert

In the past 11 years, South Dakota State’s athletic programs have won 46 regular season and postseason league championships in eight different sports while 30 Jackrabbit teams made NCAA tournament appearances. It’s easy to say the last decade has featured no shortage of success. With conference championships, deep postseason runs, shattering records and putting Brookings on the map in various ways, Jackrabbit athletics have given pleasure to the Brookings community by setting a standard of excellence.

cord-setting career as a member of the Jackrabbit football program. Historically, the Jackrabbit Sports Hall of Fame is filled with names who have roots from the state and surrounding area. Dana J. Dykhouse plays home to the Jackrab“It’s not just coming bit football proand watching gram. Eight con60 minutes of football secutive playoff appearances in and leaving. There’s so the Football many more other things Championship going on. It’s an Subdivision all-encompassing have helped event that the whole SDSU become family can enjoy. It’s a one of the top friendly, safe FCS football proenvironment and grams in the counit’s a lot of fun.” try.

> > > > > > > > > > It starts with standout, homegrown student-athletes, according to Tyler Merriam, associate athletic director for media.

“When you look at everything, the fact is that a lot of these student-athletes that are excelling at SDSU are kids from the state or from the area. It’s kids that you can rally behind,” he said. Macy Miller, a native of Mitchell, is the Summit League and SDSU’s all-time women’s basketball scoring leader. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted tight end Dallas Goedert in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, after the Britton native’s re-

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Because of the success, South Dakota State received national attention when it hosted ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Oct. 26, 2019. The show, staged on College Green near the Coughlin Campanile, highlighted the Dakota Marker rivalry game between the Jacks


and the North Dakota State Bison. A study by the Brookings Economic Development Corporation estimated 13,000 people to be in attendance. More than 1.7 million viewers watched the show live on television that morning. The Dakota Marker is the trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game played between the NDSU Bison and SDSU Jackrabbits, both of which are members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Football on campus “is more than just a game – it’s an event,” Merriam said. “It’s not just coming and watching 60 minutes of football and leaving. There’s so many more other things going on. It’s an all-encompassing event that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a friendly, safe environment and it’s a lot of fun.” The Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band plays during every Jackrabbit home game. Other attractions, such as tailgating before the game, watching on-field contests, shopping for Jackrabbit merchandise at the SDSU Bookstore in the Student Union and getting a picture with “Jack” the mascot, are all included in the football game day experience. Inside Frost Arena, the Jackrabbit women reached the Sweet 16 in the 2019 NCAA women’s basketball tournament for the first time in program history. On the men’s side, no other Division

I college basketball program, including national powerhouses like Duke, Kentucky and Kansas, has a higher winning percentage at home in the last nine seasons than the Jacks. The home court advantage environment is filled with “Let’s go ‘Rabbits” chants, a lively pep band performance, and the roar of the crowd. It’s an adrenaline rush for every person in attendance. These accomplishments are not possible without community support. Whether they cheer on the Jackrabbits in the final minutes of a basketball game or sport the yellow and blue around town, fans and supporters make a significant impact on each team. “We are so grateful for the support of not only the city of Brookings, but the region,” Merriam said, referencing fans from all over South Dakota and surrounding states. “The way that we are able to bring people in and the way that they respond is absolutely huge and it means so much to us.”

Carson Herbert is a public relations major from Sioux Falls. He enjoys following sports, spending time in the outdoors, listening to classic rock, watching streaming services and reading books and magazines.

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ATTRACTIONS Brookings Arts Council 524 4th Street 605.692.4177

Coughlin Campanile Medary Avenue 605.697.5198

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Avenue 605.688.5423

Brookings Cinema 8 Movie Theatre 219 6th Street 605.692.6821

Dakota Nature Park & Larson Nature Center 1705 32nd Street South 605.692.2708

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum 977 11th Street 605.688.6226

Downtown Urban Canvas Downtown Brookings 605.692.8922

Splash Zone Waterpark 2500 6th Street 605.692.9471

Fear Asylum Haunted House 216 6th Street West 605.691.2526

Tee’d Off Golf Simulators 2508 Wilbert Court 605.692.7273

Hillcrest Aquatic Center 1505 5th Street 605.692.2387

University Plains Speedway 1942 Medary Avenue 605.351.9223

McCrory Gardens 631 22nd Avenue 605.688.6707

Veterans Memorial Park 6th Street and Western Avenue 605.692.2708

Single Track Trail & Pump Park 22nd Avenue South 605.692.2708

Woodys Axe Throwing 2508 Wilbert Court, Suite C 712.209.1157

>> > > >> >> > Brookings County History Museum 215 Samara Avenue, Volga 605.827.2303 Brookings County Veterans Memorial 6th Street and Western Avenue 605.697.7778 Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center 2810 22nd Avenue South 605.693.4622 Centennial Pioneer Cabin Pioneer Park on 6th Street and 1st Avenue 605.693.4875 Children’s Museum of South Dakota 521 4th Street 605.692.6700

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ADVENTURES

Our rolling hills and wide open landscapes are the perfect combo for ultimate relaxation and exploration. Bring your sunglasses for epic sunrises and sunsets across our Midwest skies.


SEASONAL CHECKLIST Take an adventure in Brookings, just don’t forget to pack the essentials. A lot happens in four seasons. Here’s our best tips to exploring Brookings:

SPRING DOG FRIENDLY It’s never a ruff day for our four-legged friends in Brookings! We’re an animal-loving community who often put our furry friends first. Several of our hotels are pet friendly, as are many of our local businesses. Take your pet to the Dog Park for an exciting afternoon of running, sniffing, and attempting their best score through an agility course. The Dog Park is ruff-ly 11,000 square feet and features three fenced-in areas to let your small or large dog roam freely off-leash. The Dog Park is located on 12th Street South & 7th Avenue South. For more details, contact the Brookings Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department at 605.692.2708.

Bring your camera. The crabapple trees are reaching full peak and demand your attention. Also, dress in layers. Spring weather is unpredictable.

DON’T FORGET! • A light jacket • Rain boots • An umbrella

SUMMER

Bring your bathing suit. The second it’s warm enough to take a dip in the lake, the out of office replies go on. We never know how long summer will last, so we make sure to take advantage of every sunny day.

DON’T FORGET! • A beach towel • A cooler full of brews • Frisbees for disc golf

FALL

Bring your game. Fall sports dominate our community and we wouldn’t have it any other way. From tailgating, to potlucks and cheering for the home team, we’ll show you a good time on Jackrabbit turf.

DON’T FORGET! • Your favorite vest • Your best recipe for tailgating • A blanket for the bleachers

WINTER

Bring your big, puffy coat. Listen, we know the Midwest gets a bad rap for the challenging winter season, but we’ve learned to embrace the chill and celebrate the season. And a little Irish Coffee doesn’t hurt.

DON’T FORGET! • A good beanie • A proper sled (just leave the sled wax at home… you’re not Clark Griswold) • Faux fur anything


COMMUNITY PARKS

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FOUR SEASONS OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

By Spencer Thompson

Whether summer, fall, winter or spring bring you to Brookings, there is plenty to do year-round.

With so many options to explore, visitors to trails together, creating plenty of space for walkBrookings can experience outdoor advening, biking, and running. The park sheltures any time of year. From kayaking to ters an abundance of wildlife, which “During the hunting and everything in between, makes it one of the best spots to go summer, we offer Brookings offers something for evbird-watching in the area. ery type of outdoor enthusiast to a variety of different enjoy. “The nature park is great to visit programs year-round,” said Stacy Claussfor youth and adults, The city is home to many parks en, recreation manager for the along with renting and locales which provide ample City of Brookings. “During the opportunities to enjoy the area’s summer, we offer a variety of kayaks, stand-up natural beauty. Prairies and glacial different programs for youth and paddle boards, bikes lakes create a scenic backdrop for adults, along with renting kayaks, and canoes.” hiking, watching wildlife, and other stand-up paddle boards, bikes and activities. canoes.”

SUMMER One of our best-kept secrets is Dakota Nature Park. Located near the south edge of town, it’s a former landfill and gravel pit that was transformed into ponds, wetlands, and prairies. Trails weave in and out of the natural landscapes at the park, with bridges connecting the paved

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If you’re interested in looking for a short summer road trip, look no further than Oakwood Lakes State Park. This group of glacial lakes is about 20 miles from Brookings and features picturesque views of the South Dakota wilderness. Open year-round, the park has cabins and campsites with and without electricity to rent. With activities available like boating, swimming, basketball, and disc golf, it is a great place for families wanting a getaway.


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When temperatures start to drop and colors begin to change, Brookings’ city parks are the place to take in the crisp air.

“It lets people step outside of Frost Fest, a series of events which haptheir comfort zone,” pens every February, embraces the chill he said. “Not a lot of as local organizations and businesses towns have a gun range host family-friendly activities. Events like an ice fishing derby and plein air or archery range painting in the park are ways to get where they can people to enjoy outdoor activities in the come in and learn middle of winter. something new.”

In the middle of Brookings sits Hillcrest Park, a large open space with plenty of tall trees. The park has tennis courts, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters and a playground, offering a variety for those searching for a good place to spend a fall afternoon.

If the temperatures are a little too cold for enjoying the outdoors, Brookings offers a lot of ways to recreate indoors. Situated next to Dakota Nature Park is the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center, which houses both archery and firearms ranges.

Exploring our community parks is certainly a great way to enjoy the changing of seasons in Brookings, but residents also flock to the fields surrounding our community for hunting. The state of South Dakota is known for its pheasant hunting, with the largest ring-necked pheasant population in the world. While hunting is part of our culture, most residents and visitors find suitable land outside of Brookings city limits.

The facility offers equipment and gun rentals, an automatic retrieval system, and youth classes on topics ranging from basic archery to survival in the South Dakota wilderness.

WINTER While South Dakota is known for its long winters, Brookings is known for celebrating the season.

Dustin Huber, the center’s director, said he wants the facility to provide new experiences for people. “It lets people step outside of their comfort zone,” he said. “Not a lot of towns have a gun range or archery range where they can come in and learn something new.” Day passes can be purchased for unlimited time at the ranges, with no scheduled appointment needed, making it the perfect place to brush up on your marksmanship before you hit the field. visitbrookingssd.com

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SPRING When the temperatures rise and the snow starts to melt, everything in Brookings seems to come back to life, and there is no better place to witness this than McCrory Gardens. McCrory Gardens is owned and operated by South Dakota State University and features vast amounts of seasonal flowers, trees and grasses to stroll through and appreciate. Benches and open areas encourage you to stop and take it all in. Another way to enjoy the fresh air is to lace up your shoes and go for a run around town. The Prairie Striders Running Club hosts multiple races in Brookings each year, including the Arbor Day

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5K, giving you a great chance to take part in a community event. For distance fans, there’s the Brookings Marathon in May, started in 1970, includes a half-marathon and 5K, as well as a marathon relay. Whether you’re here during the warm summer, the frosty winter, or anytime in between, Brookings has plenty of outdoor activities available so you can explore the natural beauty and vast wilderness of South Dakota.

Spencer Thompson is a public relations professional originally from Dell Rapids. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, birdwatching and playing board games.


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By Tiffany Van Buren

While Frisbee has been around since the early 1900s, it gained popularity as disc golf in the 1970s and quickly grew as a sport anyone could play. Whether you’re an avid disc golfer or just happy to enjoy the scenery with friends, you’ll find a course to suit you in the Brookings area. For experienced “frolfers” (as some may call them), Brookings offers two courses. The first, located at Larson Park, is just off 22nd Avenue. The second course is located on the east end of South Dakota State University’s campus. Larson Park Disc Golf is a 20-hole layout, fit for all types of players regardless of skill level and arguably one of the most diverse courses in the area. Recently redeveloped by the Brookings Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department, the Larson Park course has several features that come into play to make it exciting and unique. A pond, multiple changes in ground elevation, tight tree lines, and sidewalks provide something new and challenging for every frolfer to enjoy. In addition to the Disc Golf Course, Larson Park is home to other activities including a basketball court, playground equipment, picnic tables and paved recreational trails. It also hosts various events throughout the year, so be on the lookout for what’s happening around the park. The SDSU Disc Golf course is located just across the street from the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on campus. The course is home to nine holes and is open to the community. A great course for beginners, it also serves all skill levels. While visiting the campus course, be sure to stop by the University Student Union to get your fill of food and drinks. Check out the SDSU Bookstore, where you can stock up on Jackrabbit gear. Head over to the west side of campus to climb the Coughlin Campanile and get some delicious ice cream and cheese from the SDSU Dairy Bar, you don’t want to miss that! Both of these courses operate year-round and are free, as long as players bring their own equipment. “While we don’t currently have equipment rental, discs are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at a few places here in town,” said Dusty Rodiek, director of the Brookings Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department.

“The UDisc app is also a great resource for anyone who is visiting the area and wants to visit the courses,” Rodiek said. “It includes the layouts, any course updates, and allows players to keep score and write a review and make comments on the course.” The UDisc app can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play. If you are searching for another disc golfing adventure close to Brookings, consider a 20-minute drive northwest to Oakwood Lakes State Park. The park’s nine-hole course is perfect for beginners looking to learn more about basic techniques. From putting to long-distance throwing, you won’t have to worry about working around many obstacles. It’s also a great course for experienced players to perfect their skills. Oakwood Lakes State Park is open from May to October and requires a day or park pass. In addition to disc golf, it offers hiking, fishing, kayaking, and camping.

Tiffany Van Buren is a dairy production and agricultural communication double major at SDSU, originally from Waupun, Wisconsin. She enjoys being active in campus activities, exploring Brookings and the surrounding areas, and advocating for all things agriculture.

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BIKE FRIENDLY Bring your bike to Brookings! Brookings is designated as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The recognition reflects our commitment to improving bicycle conditions, offering educational programs, and promoting our bicycle network. The Allyn Frerichs trail system is 22 miles of off-street and on-street bicycle facilities which connect parks, schools, and recreation centers throughout the community. In addition, the trail weaves through Dakota Nature Park where bicyclists can find the Single-Track Mountain Biking Trail and Pump Park. For trail maps, visit CityofBrookings.org and explore our community on two wheels.

DAKOTA NATURE PARK & LARSON NATURE CENTER Our city turned an old landfill into a 135-acre multi-purpose park. It’s now one of the most popular attractions in our community. Dakota Nature Park is designed as a destination, featuring a string of ponds, fishing dock, and bike trails. Its philosophy is a place where nature prevails and all humans are guests.

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Located in the park is Larson Nature Center, which serves as the rental hub for outdoor gear. It’s also a gathering place for special events and educational programming. In the winter months, staff keep a cozy fire going to welcome guests.

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SINGLE TRACK TRAIL & PUMP PARK The Single Track Trail and Pump Park were designed by BMX crews and the Brookings Mountain Biking Association. The trail itself features different textures, elevations, quick turns, switchbacks, and jumps. The whole system allows riders of all ages to give it a shot and sharpen their skills. The trail is single direction and has two entrance points, one from the Pump Park and one from the Southbrook Softball Complex southwest corner parking lot. The Pump Park is a continuous loop of dirt berms and rollers, designed for you to ride without pedaling. It features three different loops, suited for all ages and abilities. It’s a great place for beginners to learn and experts to expand their skills.

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ENTERTAINMENT

& Nightlife

A good celebration is never too far away. Through holidays and festivals, live music and tournaments, we’re here for a good time and loads of laughs. Enjoy the memorable moments our community shares with you.


Bring your crew for a ride on Bum’s, Bike & Brew! Bum’s Bike & Brew (BBB) is a human-powered bicycle bar that seats up to 14-passengers, 10 pedaling passengers and 4 non-pedaling passengers. BBB supplies the sober captain while you bring the party! Your tour will explore downtown Brookings and make a few pit stops along the way. The pedal pub is a memorable activity for bachelorette parties, reunions, and team building. Schedule your ride today! bumsbikeandbrew.com 605.261.4626

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DOWNTOWN at Sundown

Enjoy live music and good vibes at Downtown at Sundown! This outdoor music festival takes place every Thursday night, for five weeks, beginning in July and running through August. It’s a free event, complete with free children’s activities. Local food and beverage vendors are on hand to quench your thirst and local retailers provide some extra browsing opportunities.

Things to know before you go.

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• Be prepared for sunshine, as well as hot and humid weather. (sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are encouraged)

• Bring a chair or blanket for extra comfort.

• Pets are allowed and welcomed, just make sure they’re on a leash and up to date on shots and vaccines.

• Bring your ID for any alcoholic beverages.

• The event goes on rain or shine, dress accordingly.


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SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVIN’ IS … By John Kubal, Brookings Register

Here it’s the best time of the year

“And summer’s lease hath all too short a date,” wrote William Shakespeare. Coming out of a spring that may have had a lingering of winter, Brookings area residents are always more than ready for the 100 or so days from early June to mid-September.

If there’s one annual event that puts Brookings on the map and makes it a destination, arguably it’s the Brookings Summer Arts Festival. Held in historic Pioneer Park, the BSAF is billed as South Dakota’s premier juried arts festival. Over 200 artists from across the nation, representing 15 disciplines of the arts, fill the grassy areas of the Park with original skilled and handcrafted works of art. Over the two days of the festival, as many as 70,000 people are likely to visit the park and enjoy all that is offered.

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Add to the artists’ offerings 38 ethnic and gourmet food booths, historic displays, antique booths, entertainment, and a children’s area that provides fun and educational activities. Another big-time event that brings show-time to Brookings is Prairie Repertory Theatre, with a production schedule coming soon. One consistent treasure trove of local talent has been Brookings Community Theatre. The troupe aplans a return to the boards of the Proscenium Theatre of the SDSU Oscar Larson Performing Arts in July 2021, with “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” a musical comedy written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. One summer tradition that has been around for nearly 40 years and which resident and visitors will welcome back on Sunday evenings in June


and July is the Brookings Area Community Band. About 100 musicians – ranging in age and talent from collegians and high schoolers (with an occasional middle schooler) – take to the stage of the WPA-era bandshell in Pioneer Park. For the next 90 minutes, they’ll entertain community members and visitors with with a medley of marches, movie themes, big band, show tunes and polkas. And every concert features a “Children’s March,” led by longtime band member Kathy Larson.

his grandkids and show them how he flew homemade kites when he was growing up. In addition to flying their own kites, they have the opportunity to watch those monstrous-sized made-toshow kites floating almost motionless at the end of their tethers in the blue skies over Brookings. One popular ongoing event is Downtown at Sundown. Popular with home-towners and visitors alike, it offers good food and good brews by a variety of vendors plus things to do for the kids.

Concertgoers bring their lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for some relaxation and free family fun. Each performance typically focuses on a theme. And look for snacks and treats such as watermelon, popcorn, chocolate cake, root beer and pretzels.

There are parks just right for picnics with families and friends; and some have playgrounds for the kids. And there are plenty of watering holes and eateries, whether one looks for classy dining or casual gathering over burgers and brewskis.

The Brookings Kite Festival, which was held this past summer at the Fishback Soccer Complex will be back the weekend of June 19 and June 20. A free community event, it’s one of those events that can especially be enjoyed by families. Grandpa can get out and enjoy this event with

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LIVE MUSIC VENUES s, g n i k o o r B o ll e H ! a t o k a D h t u So

Get in line and put on your best dancing shoes, these live music venues will have you screaming for more!

SKINNER’S PUB “It all started with a dream of a cool place to enjoy a drink, a game of pool and listen to live music,” said Shari Thornes, co-owner of Skinner’s Pub. With the building’s history stemming back over 119 years, Skinner’s Pub was formerly home to many different businesses, including Skinner’s Department Store, a roller rink, 40 years as Montgomery Ward, an Elks Lodge, and a photography studio. Now, visitors and residents are welcomed into an open space with tall ceilings, restored maple floors, huge display windows and perhaps the most elaborate tin ceiling in Brookings – a pretty cool backdrop for more than 25 years of live music.

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By Lindsey Moser

“It all started with a dream of a cool place to enjoy a drink, a game of pool and listen to live music”

Many genres have taken the stage at Skinner’s, including blues, country, jazz, folk, reggae and rock. Up-and-comers, seasoned performers, local groups, tribute bands and famous artists have all played at Skinner’s. Don’t forget to check out the 1880s mahogany Brunswick back bar, which includes ornately carved lions’ heads, an 18-foot mirror and Corinthian columns. Skinner’s also hosts many live performances outside in The Courtyard.

SWIFTEL CENTER The beer chases your blues away and you’ll be OK enjoying a concert at the Swiftel Center. Since its opening in 2001, this convention center has hosted over 4,000 events, including local banquets, state tournaments, and national touring shows. Come for the live music, stay for Midwest hospitality at its best at the Swiftel Center. Many country music legends have made it to the stage over the years: Brett Young, Blake Shelton, Old Dominion, The Band Perry, and Little Big Town, to name a few. If you’re looking for a night of rowdy, boot


scootin’ boogie, get tickets to these live concerts! If country music isn’t your thing, the Swiftel Center has featured artists from other music genres, including the famous rapper Nelly, rock bands Shinedown and Korn, and regional legends like Hairball. With a 30,000 square foot arena, cutting-edge technology in each room for hosting outstanding events, conferences, and in-house catering that’s full of flavor, the Swiftel Center offers an outstanding experience and has earned multiple awards over the years because of it.

THE WILD HARE When you’re searching for something tasty to eat while listening to rocking tunes, keep The Wild Hare in mind. The industrial-themed, indoor seating, and outdoor patios create the perfect spaces to dance the night away. This sports bar doubles as a nightclub where you can enjoy your favorite music while sipping a cold brew. With more than 25 beers on tap, a large bar, and a high-end sound system, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled evening. Rock and alternative bands are no stranger to the stage. The Wild Hare comes to life at night during these performances and often hosts unique events

like Singo, where music meets bingo. Don’t miss this hot spot for live music when passing through Brookings!

THE PHEASANT Jazz it up a little and settle in at The Pheasant! This restaurant features a variety of local and regional artists who play anything from jazz to alternative to blues. It features a casual, fun-loving atmosphere where you can cozy up for the evening. The Pheasant has deep roots in local history with exquisite menu options, art, and music. While in the lounge listening to some groovy tunes, check out everything it has to offer for an experience like no other. This restaurant is not your average, café. It focuses on catering to the Brookings community with everything from locally sourced food options to upscale, treat-yourself delicacies like bison burgers and Nordic waffles! You can always try something new at the Pheasant.

Lindsey Moser is an agricultural communication and public relations double major from Morris, Minnesota. She enjoys swing dancing, drinking lots of iced coffee and advocating for agriculture.

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Downtown BROOKINGS Main Avenue is home to over 220 locally owned restaurants, clothing boutiques, home décor stores, antique shops and more. These businesses are run by passionate members of the community who are enthusiastic about serving visitors and local residents. Main Avenue has been the center of business in Brookings since the city’s incorporation in 1881. At that time, 70 businesses were already located on Main Avenue. Many of the original buildings built between 1894 and 1940 are still in use, in fact, 59 buildings comprise the Brookings Commercial Historic District along and adjacent to Main Avenue. Downtown Brookings is home to a variety of businesses and has something to offer for everyone. From food and drink, to shopping and nightlife, there is so much to see, do and experience.

FOOD & DRINK Downtown is home to several popular restaurants, including Nick’s Hamburger Shop. A favorite stop for locals and visitors, Nick’s has served its famous mini hamburgers and homemade pies since 1929. Visitors can also find Cook’s Kitchen, well known for its cinnamon rolls and biscuits and

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gravy, serving up comfort food every morning. If you are looking for a place to dine while watching a South Dakota State Jackrabbits game, head to Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill. With more than 55 TVs and a rooftop patio, Cubby’s is the ultimate game-day spot. George’s Pizza and Pizza King’s are two locally–owned pizza joints located along Main Avenue. Both are appreciated for their late-night window pizzas. Indian favorites are fused with Thai and Vietnamese cuisines at Flavor Indian and Asian Fare, bringing international flair to downtown Brookings. In addition to the restaurant, Flavor has an international grocery store featuring hard-to-find ingredients you need to create your own Indian, Korean, Chinese, Middle Eastern, African and Nepali dishes. Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie and Cottonwood Coffee provide comfortable, cozy spaces to relax and enjoy a warm or iced beverage made from beans roasted on site. Kool Beans is known for its South Dakota State University-themed Bum Alum Blend, while Cottonwood looks to its Dakota surroundings for inspiration in creating Badlands, Bluestem, and other varieties.


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If you are a fan of craft beers, two craft breweries can be found downtown – Wooden Legs Brewing Co. and Eponymous Brewing Co. Wooden Legs is known for its own line, as well as guest taps from other local brew pubs. Eponymous incorporates local ingredients into its brews. Grab a cracker-crust pizza at Wooden Legs, or check out the local food truck rotation at Eponymous weekly during the summer. Downtown Brookings offers a vibrant nightlife scene. Skinner’s Pub and The Wild Hare host live bands throughout the year. In the summer, you can find bean-bag games and sand volleyball being played on the Wild Hare’s large outdoor patio. The 9 Bar and Nightclub serves up dancing, karaoke, and daily drink specials.

SHOPPING A mix of home decor shops can be found just steps from each other in downtown Brookings, including Farmhouse Fancy, The Ugly Duckling, Whoa Nellie, and Pasque. Each stocks one-of-akind pieces. Farmhouse Fancy and Whoa Nellie are also known for repurposing and upcycling many of the items available in their stores. The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. is your source for all things kitchenware. The Carrot Seed offers small appliances, utensils, serving pieces, gadgets, and much more, along with specialty foods from the Brookings area. Honeycomb Gifts is a modern shop that provides an eclectic array of products. You can find a gift for anyone at Honeycomb. Wink’s Fine Jewelry features a high-quality selection of engagement and anniversary rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and gemstones. If you need a quick fix on your own piece of jewelry, Wink’s also offers in-store repairs. Three antique shops are located along Main Avenue: Threads of Memories, Antique Gallery Mall, and the Antique Mercantile. These shops are filled with glassware, primitives, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, and more. Main Avenue is home to clothing stores as well, including Country Peddler and Seven Song Birds, as well as Trendz. Country Peddler offers new boutique items as well as consignment options, while Trendz offers current clothing and accessories through consignment. Trendz is also home to

FOUND by Funky Junk, which focuses on giving old items new life as repurposed accessories for your living spaces.

THINGS TO DO The Children’s Museum of South Dakota provides indoor and outdoor hands-on entertainment for the entire family. It features an art studio, a dino dig, a puppet theater, a creativity lab, a living maze, a cloud climber, and several more activities. The Children’s Museum is also home to “Mama,” the only full-size, permanent animatronic T. Rex in South Dakota. Café Coteau in the museum’s atrium serves breakfast and lunch. Crazy Days is a two-day event held every summer where local businesses offer great deals on their products. Other activities, including live music, take place throughout the weekend. Urban Canvas murals can be found in alleyways throughout downtown Brookings. These seven (and counting) works of art make the perfect backdrop for family photos or styled photo shoots. Downtown Brookings hosts several events throughout the year, including Downtown at Sundown, a five-week outdoor festival held throughout the summer. Along with live music, the festival features local food and retail vendors, face painting, inflatables, yard games, and more. In December, downtown celebrates the season with the Festival of Lights parade. The Brookings Farmers Market is held every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October. Visitors can find fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, jams, honey, bread, coffee, soap, eggs, teas, and more, all sourced from local producers. Free family yoga is also offered at the market. Keep It Clean is a Downtown Brookings initiative to keep Main Avenue looking its best. Everyone is encouraged to volunteer for the weekly cleanups held every Sunday in spring, summer and fall.

Nicole Hudson is an agricultural communication major from Harrisburg, South Dakota. She enjoys reading, being outdoors, spending time with her friends and family, and watching movies.

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BROOKINGS SUMMER Arts Festival By Savannah Aanerud

The Brookings Summer Arts Festival is one of South Dakota’s cultural highlights. The two-day event appeals to a variety of artistic interests and is known as an outdoor extravaganza of art, food, and entertainment. The 50th anniversary celebration on July 10-11, 2021, marks a major milestone for this jubilant festival held in Pioneer Park.

inal artwork or handcrafted skilled work.”

South Dakota’s largest arts festival brings around 75,000 people to Brookings over the weekend. The development of the arts festival is one of humble beginnings, with a group of local artists and patrons coming together and creating this idea over coffee. The community of Brookings proudly created a gathering for its art-loving citizens.

“The artists’ dedication shows in their pride of being able to showcase their work to the patrons of the arts festival,” Avery said.

In 1972, the first festival took place with less than 20 booths. Now there are more than 200 booths. The craftsmanship of the artists and their dedication to technique are extraordinary. “Art is in the eye of the beholder,” said Shari Avery, who serves as publicity chair of the festival’s organizing committee. “The festival is a juried art show and the artists have to come with their orig-

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Featured art includes paintings, graphics, jewelry, leather goods, metalworks, pottery, sculpture, wood products, and much more. Handcrafted and original work ranges from soap and maple syrup to violins and stained-glass masterpieces.

The artists enjoy the time spent sharing the stories behind their craft. “They want to engage with the patrons. It builds connections,” Avery said. People who attend this event take delight in being able to see, touch, and buy a piece of culture. Strolling minstrels continually pass through the crowd, creating a lively and cheerful environment. Visitors relish the hands-on lessons and opportunities to learn from the history, antiques, and children’s “make and take” booths. Walk past display after display of art and smell the yummy aroma of festival food. Food booths with


“The festival is a juried art show and the artists have to come with their original artwork or handcrafted skilled work.”

4-H barbecue pork, Asian bowls, crab fritters, beef sandwiches, pizza and Wild Bill’s root beer are just a few of the options. Gourmet and ethnic foods are a major highlight for visitors.

The Brookings community takes pride in welcoming artists from across the country, as well as celebrating vendors with local ties. One area artist is Dave Huebner, a potter from Bushnell, South Dakota, who co-founded the festival and has exhibited every year since 1972. Huebner’s business, Dakota Stoneware, provides ample examples of work related to history as well as modern design. The Brookings Summer Arts Festival helps the community thrive. Each year, hotels are full and booked well in advance. Gas stations, downtown boutiques, and restaurants are all supported by artists and visitors. Local residents plan class and family reunions around the festival dates, bringing even more people into town. The festival committee consists of approximately 30 individuals from all walks of life. Throughout the year, they come together to plan and organize this event. The festival is truly a community get-together. It takes many volunteers and staff from several city departments, including the Brookings Police Reserves. Nonprofits such as the Brookings High School Bobcat Band Boosters and the Boys & Girls Club of Brookings add community presence to the event while fundraising for their organizations. “We invite you to join us in celebrating our 50th year with art, food and entertainment,” Avery said. Go to www.bsaf.com to learn more about what the festival has to offer and start making plans for a fun, family-friendly weekend in Brookings.

Savannah Aanerud is a senior at South Dakota State University majoring in agricultural communication. When she is not studying, she enjoys riding horses, looks forward to graduation, and would like to work in the dairy or the beef cattle industry in the future.

TIPS FOR ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be walking A LOT!

Be prepared for the weather. July is notoriously hot and humid, with the occasional rainstorm.

Consider eating earlier or later. To beat the lines and peak times.

Bring a large bag for stashing items. Or plan to make a few trips to your car.

Try all the kettle corn booths! It’s like a right of passage to becoming a festival expert.

Leave your pets at home. The festival is an overwhelming environment for animals, leave your furry friend in the A/C. Certified service-trained animals are permitted.

Two words: Turkey Leg You haven’t experienced the festival until you’ve had one. #turkeyleg

Shuttles are available Take the easy way in by hitching a ride. The free shuttle buses drop you off at the main entrance.

Take an A/C Break! Grab a pint and shop local in downtown Brookings, where the cool air is always on.

Bring a smile! And enjoy the art, food, and entertainment at Pioneer Park!


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MOST INSTAGRAMABLE SPOTS IN BROOKINGS By Ariana Schumacher

I LOVE SOUTH DAKOTA MURAL

A recent addition to the alley wall of The Brookings Register is the “I Love South Dakota” mural. The masterpiece was commissioned by the South Dakota Department of Tourism as a part of the “State of Create” campaign. This mural is the perfect location to snap a photo and show your love for our great state. #stateofcreate #hifromsd #visitbrookingssd

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CUBBY’S ROOFTOP BAR

A trek up the stairs to Cubby’s rooftop bar rewards you with the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a drink and get cozy under the twinkling lights. Nothing says summertime like an Instagram post from your favorite rooftop! #birdseyeview #sportsbar #downtownbrookings

NICK’S HAMBURGER SHOP

Nick’s Hamburger Shop is a must-stop location in Downtown Brookings! Since 1929, Nick’s has created one-of-a-kind hamburgers with a “price that is always right.” With the classic diner vibe, you can’t not post a photo to the ’gram! #nicks #worldfamousburgers #bringyourappetite


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If you’re looking for the classic dive bar, Ray’s is the place for you! Ray’s is an old-style bar with inexpensive drinks and plenty of Instagramable opportunities. During the holidays, every inch of the bar is covered in Christmas lights, from the floor to the ceiling! #divebar #cornerbar #rayscorner

MCCRORY GARDENS

A focal point of both the SDSU campus and the community of Brookings is McCrory Gardens. However, most visitors don’t know about the forest behind the gardens. With its beautiful trees, this area is the perfect spot to capture your Instagramable moments. #mccrorygardens #botanicalgardens #bringyourcamera

COOLIDGE SYLVAN THEATRE

Nestled on the southeast corner of the Campanile Green, Coolidge Sylvan Theatre at SDSU provides a unique angle to the original Campanile photos. It’s an iconic photo destination when visiting campus. Sylvan Theatre is an outdoor event space, dedicated in 1927 by Calvin Coolidge, the only sitting U.S. president ever to visit SDSU. #sdsu #coughlincampanile #gojacks

DAKOTA NATURE PARK

Get caught up in the great outdoors at Dakota Nature Park. Located on the south side of town, the park is the perfect place to enjoy the fall leaves and capture gorgeous photos on the nature trails. #naturepark #outdoorrec #bringyourdreams

MAMA T. REX

When finding places to take Instagram photos with your kids, the Children’s Museum is a must. Hidden within the Outdoor Prairie is “Mama T-Rex,” who stands guard over the museum. This location provides a roaring good photo opportunity! #bringyourfamily #playalongsd #roar

Ariana Schumacher is a senior at SDSU double majoring in agricultural communication and journalism from Pierre, South Dakota. She has a passion for communicating with producers and consumers about all topics surrounding the agriculture industry. She also enjoys photography, videography, coaching figure skating and participating in SDSU’s Little International.

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BREWING WITH A HINT OF HISTORY By John Kubal, The Brookings Register

In one of those oddities of history that fact is much stranger than fiction, the Wooden Legs Brewing Company has historical ties to our city’s namesake: Wilmot Wood Brookings, who had wooden legs. How Brookings got those wooden legs and how he came to have a city and a county named after him and have a brewing company named after his legs is a long and circuitous story that begins back east 190 years ago. Brookings was born in Woolrich, Maine, on Oct. 23, 1830, and spent his boyhood years on a farm. He graduated from Bowdoin College (Brunswick), studied law and was admitted to the Maine Bar in June 1857. That same month, he and nine other men from the Western Town Company of Dubuque, Iowa, left for Sioux Falls, then part of the Minnesota Territory. They arrived in late August; and Brookings was named manager of the company’s interests in that area. He would help organize the government of Minnehaha County and go on to serve as its first district attorney.

posts following the official recognition of Dakota Territory in 1861. And over time he would be a key player in the political life of the Territory and then of the state of South Dakota, much of it in the judicial arena, including: in 1869, appointment by President Ulysses S. Grant to the Supreme Court of Dakota Territory as an associate justice, which he served as until 1873; two terms as a district attorney; a member of the constitutional Traveling by horseback in February conventions of 1883 and 1885 ,which 1858, he set out from Sioux Falls framed the South Dakota Constitufor the Yankton area, looking for tion in 1889; and finally, he served “It makes for a a site to locate a town for his as Speaker of the South Dakota company. He ran into a blizgood story to tell House of Representatives. He zard and his horse slipped would have a county and city a lot of people. and fell into Split Rock Creek. named after his surname and He made it back to Yankton It gives our a city named Wilmot. It’s inand then to Sioux Falls but teresting that he only visited bartenders a his feet and lower legs rethe Brookings area twice. quired amputation. chance to engage Also interesting is Brookings’ with our He would later hobble about on role as a newspaperman. In 1885 primitive prostheses – “wooden customers” he became editor of the Sioux legs” – that squeakily announced Falls Leader, which later merged his coming before his arrival. And with the Sioux Falls Argus to become while they may have slowed Brookings the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. down they didn’t stop him from becoming a major political player in Dakota Territory and later Finally, it’s of interest that Brookings returned to in South Dakota, where he was also recognized as the East. an astute businessman. After Minnesota was admitted to the Union in 1858, Sioux Falls would became part of the newly forming Dakota Territory. In 1859 Brookings served as a member of the “squatter legislature” and was elected “squatter governor” of the territory in 1859. He would go on to fill various government

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In June 1905, he died suddenly while riding a streetcar in Boston, following a return from his hometown of Woolrich. His remains would be returned to South Dakota four years later – but not to the city or county that bears his name – to his final resting place in a town that he knew well.


A report in the June 28, 1909, edition of The Brookings Register tells of a metallic box containing Brookings’ remains being buried in a Yankton cemetery. Additionally, the report noted that his remains had been cremated a year earlier in Boston and brought to Yankton at his request, but where the burial took place was not named.

GROUNDED IN WHAT WE BREW Wilmot Wood Brookings has his name secured in history by virtue of his deeds and the county, two cities and a newspaper that bear his name. Add to that his story being told in a perhaps unusual setting: Wooden Legs Brewing Company, in downtown Brookings on Fifth Street, across the street from The Brookings Register. Owned by the trio of Seth Koch, Brant Mathiason and Steven Kreeger, Wooden Legs opened about eight years ago. Koch wears two additional hats, as general manager and head brewer. Brookings was the only place considered as the location – home – for their new venture. But what to call it? “We decided we’ve got to come up with a name that is only applicable to Brookings,” Koch explained. “It can’t be transferable; it can’t be ambiguous. It can’t be Black Hills Brewing Company or East River Brewing Company or Big Sioux. It has to be something that only makes sense here. We wanted it to be part of what we did. That’s when we started doing the research.” And they “ran into a lot of stories.”

Koch found that Brookings was “not incredibly popular, was a self-made man, maybe even a self-promoter. We thought that was kind of funny that the city of Brookings was named after somebody that had only visited here maybe once or twice. That’s a funny way to name a community.” They decided to honor Brookings “a little bit” with some tradition that defined him: “in service to the community, he had frozen and lost his legs. Let’s call it the Wooden Legs Brewing Company.“ Koch admits “it’s a little tongue in cheek, but you can’t transfer that to anywhere else. That’s just such an inherent part of what the city is. So that’s kind of how we came up with it.” “It makes for a good story to tell a lot of people. It gives our bartenders a chance to engage with our customers,” Koch said laughing a bit, adding, “Why did you call it this? That’s kind of fun.” He noted that one of Wooden Legs most popular beers is Split Rock Creek, “the fateful river, allegedly that Judge Brookings froze his legs in, a nod to the history story that is Brookings.” Other beers have been named after Brookings area landmarks, such as the Campanile, on the South Dakota State University campus. “That’s one of the things that keeps us grounded in what we do,” Koch explained. “All of the names and all of our history are based on this community and who we are. It’s keeps us tied to what we like to do. We enjoy using the name Wooden Legs.” visitbrookingssd.com

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TOWN AND GOWN CELEBRATE HOBO DAY

By Taylor Deplazes

Not all college campuses are as lucky as SDSU when it comes to the unwavering support of the community. “Both the town and university have always given each other the right opportunities at the right time. We can get through anything,” said Lamp, a lifelong resident of Brookings and an SDSU alumnus. South Dakota State University was founded in 1881 and became a land-grant university in 1889. The oldest and largest university in South Dakota with 11,405 students in the fall 2020.

Hobo Day is a huge celebration for both SDSU and the Brookings community. According to Lamp, people who live in Brookings but never attended SDSU still feel like Jackrabbits because they get to be a part of it.

The term town and gown describes the relationship between a college campus and the Another great way that Brookings has supcommunity that it surrounds. SDSU ported the university is by donating and the Brookings community money to various building projects “Both the town have a great relationship, which on campus. Brookings donated continues to grow year after generously to the building of and university year. the Oscar Larson Performing have always given Arts Center. Brookings public “One does not succeed withschools can use this space for each other the right out the other,” said Jamison their choir and band concerts. opportunities at the Lamp, university events coThe Miss South Dakota orgaordinator, referring to how nization has moved its annual right time. We can Brookings and SDSU need pageant to campus to take adget through each other and work together to vantage of the facility’s beautiful make both the best they can be. proscenium theater. anything” One of the most prominent partnerships SDSU has with Brookings is Hobo Day, SDSU’s homecoming. It is one of the largest oneday event in the state of South Dakota. The week leading up to Hobo Day is filled with activities, and the student-run Hobo Day Committee works tirelessly to make it a fun experience for both students and the community. Hobo Week highlights include: • Bum-A-Meal: Students sign up to “bum” supper from families in Brookings who volunteer as hosts. •

Rally at the Rails: The community comes together in downtown Brookings to enjoy live music, yard games, speakers, local dining and the Main Avenue scene.

Additional Hobo Week activities include Mr./Ms. Homelycoming, a twist on the traditional beauty pageant, and the Cavorts! Talent Show, a student showcase.

The SDSU Theatre and Dance program presents performances throughout the year that community members are encouraged to attend. Since its opening with a touring production of the popular Broadway musical “Chicago,” the Performing Arts Center also has become a stop for nationally known acts. Other cultural events on campus are open to the Brookings community. The University Program Council routinely brings in speakers and holds forums the public can attend. Greek life organizations sponsor events to support their philanthropies, like Ceres Relay for Life and Chi Omega’s Wish Week.

Taylor Deplazes is a senior agricultural communication major with a minor in music and a certificate in intercultural and workplace competence from Farmington, Minnesota. During college, she has completed three internships and participated in campus organizations such as University Program Council, Alpha Xi Delta women’s fraternity and the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Catch a game, attend a festival, or give a standing ovation in Brookings!

JANUARY

MARCH

April 24 Junk Jam Spring Edition

January 6-10 East River Pool Tournament

March 20 Nail the Runway

MAY

January 16-17 Dakota Territory Gun Collector Show January 22-24 Tri-Company Dart Tournament

FEBRUARY February 19-21 Frost Fest

March 26-28 Willie Mac Hoops Tournament March 27-28 Rumble in the Jungle Cheer Competition

APRIL April 4 Easter Brunch at McCrory Gardens April 23 Arbor Day 5K

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JUNE June 5 Dairy Festival

July 10-11 50th Anniversary of the Brookings Summer Arts Festival

June 13 Brookings Car Show

July 16-18 Fishback Soccer Tournament

June 19 Longest Day 10K

July 29 Downtown at Sundown

June 19-20 Brookings Kite Festival

July 29-31 Downtown Crazy Days

JULY

AUGUST

July 4 Uncle Sam Jam & 4th of July Parade

August 6 Annual Garden Party at McCrory Gardens

July 10 Beef & Eggs 5K

August 5, 12, 19, 26 Downtown at Sundown

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August 14 Camaro Fun Days August 14 Oakwood Lakes Trail Run

SEPTEMBER September 4 DAV Charity Poker Run September 11 Insect Festival at McCrory Gardens September 11 Schade Vineyard Grape Stomp September 25 Junk Jam Fall Edition

There’s never a dull moment in Brookings.

TRIVIA TUESDAY

BEER & BINGO

Tuesdays at Wooden Legs Brewing Company

Wednesdays at Eponymous


OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

October 1-2 Fear Asylum Haunted House Opening Weekend

November 8 Festival of Trees at the Brookings Arts Council Opens

October 10 Fall Festival at McCrory Gardens

DECEMBER

October 28 Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Brookings

December 3 Festival of Lights Parade

October 31 Giggles & Ghouls at McCrory Gardens

December 3-31 Garden Glow at McCrory Gardens

605 DAY Once a year, we celebrate our single area code in South Dakota! June 5 is more than a regular day for South Dakotans. We are one of 11 states who use one area code. So what do we do with that information? Celebrate of course! Around the state, and in Brookings, we share the beauty, fun, and wonder our great state encompasses. Follow the fun online with the hashtag, #605day. travelsouthdakota.com/605-day

December 6-31 Let It Glow Holiday Lighting Competition

Whether here on a business trip or just passing through, we’ve got things to do.

THIRD THURSDAY AT THE GARDENS

CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE

BROOKINGS FARMERS MARKET

GOOD ROOTS PIZZA NIGHTS

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han-gry [hang-ree] adjective. Slang Feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry. Brookings is equipped to handle all levels of hangry, for the entire family.

Turn to pages 72–73 for a complete list of restaurants.

PIZZA TIME A college town isn’t complete without pizza.

And lucky for us, Brookings offers eight different places to consume a piece or two of ‘za! We’ve got thin crust, stuffed crust, hand-tossed, cracker style, and bake your own. Whether you think pineapple goes on pizza or not, we’re confident you’ll enjoy our pizza collection.

1000 Degree Neapolitan Pizzeria

Papa John’s Pizza

Seriously hot pizza in two minutes. That’s it! Build your own pizza or pick from 1000 Degrees curated combinations. Authentic Neapolitan pizza is spun around in a 1000 degree brick oven right before your eyes. 770 22nd Avenue South • 605.692.4443

Using only the best ingredients and tasty tomato sauce, Papa John’s owns their commitment to quality pizza and fast delivery. Don’t forget about dessert, add on a side of cinnamon pull aparts, so good! 1833 6th Street • 605.696.7272

Domino’s

Papa Murphy’s Take N’ Bake Pizza

Fresh and flavorful and delivered fast! A classic like Domino’s never goes out of style. They also offer a variety of breadsticks and oven-baked sandwiches. 927 6th Street • 605.697.6688

Fresh ingredients, made with care, and baked at home is the makings of Papa Murphy’s. Be your own pizza boss with a variety of toppings and kid-friendly options. Then simply bake at home when you’re ready and serve it up piping hot. 1810 6th Street • 605.697.7000

George’s Pizza Family-owned and operated since 1971, George’s is a local favorite because of their late night window pizza. A triple meat just tastes better at 12 a.m. after polishing off a pitcher. Check out their buffet for lunch, you won’t be disappointed! 311 Main Avenue • 605.692.6610

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Hot and quick pizza is exactly what you get from Little Caesars. If you’re in a pinch and need food fast, the Hot-N-Ready classic is perfect. Bye bye hangry vibes, hello full stomach. 2508 Wilbert Court • 605.692.7667

Pizza King Thin crust and cut into squares is how Pizza King has been doing it since 1961. It’s the kind of no fuss, lick your fingers, forget the plates kind of place. King’s, as the locals call it, can be devoured hot or cold. 308 Main Avenue • 605.692.4226

Wooden Legs Brewing Company Best known for its craft brew, WLBC also serves up a unique spin on traditional pizza. Served on a cracker crust style and topped with Mac N’ Cheese is just one of the exciting and unconventional toppings available. C’mon, beer and pizza. What more could you ask for! 309 5th Street • 605.692.2337 visitbrookingssd.com

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NICK’S HAMBURGER SHOP: <<<<<<<<< “BUY ‘EM BY THE BAG” By Taylor Lock

The combination of a 1920s diner, the perfect hamburger slider and a town filled with charm is where you’ll find Nick’s Hamburger Shop. This quaint burger joint sits on the corner of Main Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Brookings. Todd Fergen has run the family business since 2008, when he took over ownership from his father. He prides himself on “simplicity and transparency” as the reason for long-term success. Four generations in, the restaurant continues to capture the hearts of many. This staple has been a South Dakota State game day tradition tracing back to the 1947 homecoming, also known as Hobo Day. On Oct. 18, 1947, the Jackrabbits faced rival the University of South Dakota, while Nick’s Hamburger Shop sold a record 4,450 hamburgers. Unfortunately, the Jacks ended up falling to the Coyotes by a score of 36-7. The

Taylor Lock is a public relations and speech education double major from Lakeville, Minnesota. A member of the South Dakota State University women’s soccer team, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors.

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record has not been broken and the rest is history. With the opportunity to expand to Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, Fergen shared that Nick’s is a “Brookings restaurant.” The relationship to the city of Brookings is described as being one and the same. Nick’s “is a big part of the community,” Fergen said. “We rely on them and they rely on us. We consider it a privilege to serve the people that keep us in business.” One of the many community connections Nick’s shares with Brookings is the membership in the Great 8 Passport program. Through several local attractions, visitors and locals can earn “stamps” in their passport as a one-of-a-kind momento. A popular stop along the dotted trail is Nick’s Hamburger Shop. Brookings holds a special place in Fergen’s life and so many others. The family-like atmosphere pairs wonderfully with any business looking to make Brookings home. Fergen discussed the unique relationship with his customers. “We keep in close contact with everyone and that is the main thing that has kept us going,” he said. That same concept will continue to grow Nick’s and deepen the relationships between the restaurant

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and the community for generations to come. “We rely on Not only is Nick’s them and they known for the food, it rely on us. We also serves up a variety of awards and consider it a challenges. Guests privilege to serve are encouraged to the people that break the record for keep us in the most Nickburgers consumed. The latest business.” titleholder was an SDSU student who consumed 25 sliders. Challengers are offered the opportunity to beat the record and eat for free. Nick’s features a menu consisting of one main dish, the classic burger. The process behind the perfect Nick’s burger was credited to the previous tank fry method. This included cooking the burger on a grill with water. Although there are several variations on this staple, it is what makes the Nickburger a necessity. The rest of the menu includes burger toppings, chips, homemade pies, drinks, and shakes. Milkshake flavors range from the classic vanilla and chocolate, to cherry and even pineapple. Visit Nick’s Hamburger today! 427 Main Avenue 605.692.4324 www.facebook.com/nickshamburgers/ nickshamburgers.com

PRICE PER HAMBURGER THROUGH THE DECADES: “The Price is Always Right”

1929 – 1941...........................................5¢

1942 – 1950........................................10¢

1951 – 1962......................................... 12¢

1963 – 1968........................................ 15¢

1969 – 1970........................................ 18¢

1971 – 1975......................................... 35¢

1976 – 1978........................................ 54¢

1979 – 1980.......................................60¢

1981 – 1988........................................80¢

1988 – 2000..................................... 85¢

2001 – 2004..................................... 99¢

2004 – 2011.....................................$1.18

2001 – 2012.................................... $1.59

2012 – 2014.................................... $1.69

2014 – present.............................$2.00

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FOOD TRUCKS

By Wendy Wiggins

In addition to the variety of restaurants, local eateries, and national chains, hungry residents and visitors enjoy the changing flavors of food trucks in Brookings. “The food trucks provide a convenient way to alternate menu choices which are not always located at the brick and mortar businesses,” says Bonnie Foster, Brookings City Clerk. There’s no shortage of variety when the choices are Rub N Tug BBQ, Midwest Fresh Catering, On the Hook Fish and Chips, and La Corita. Bring your appetite and pick a different food truck each week. The food trucks in Brookings offer ice cream, authentic Mexican, burgers, hoagies, BBQ, and much more for the 2021 season. The food trucks can be found at many local events and around the state, especially during the summer months. Backyard Grill & BBQ owner Eric Elenkiwich not only has permanent restaurants in Brookings and Sioux Falls, but also has a food truck that travels around to share his BBQ with even more people. To find out where the next food truck location will be, follow each on Facebook. Rub ‘N Tug BBQ | @rubntugsd Midwest Fresh Catering | @mikesmobilekitchen On The Hook Fish and Chips | @OnTheHookFishAndChips La Corita | @LaCorita27 *New food trucks are added each year, and this isn’t the complete list. Some of the food trucks only operate in the summer. The best way to learn about where these food trucks will be serving is their Facebook pages.

Wendy Wiggins, originally from Mitchellville, Iowa, is a senior agriculture communication and leadership double major. Her passions for communication and agriculture motivate her and push her to continue educating all about the agriculture industry.

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CRAFTED TO PERFECTION Craft Chophouse and Lounge offers a distinctive flavor infusion of Italian and American cuisines. Since 2015, the restaurant has partnered with farms throughout the Midwest to offer farm-totable dining. Every single piece of Craft’s meals are assembled with the utmost integrity. Each bite is handmade, hand cut, and prepared just for you by local chefs. Craft is nestled on the corner of Medary Avenue and Sixth Street. Owner Jesse Davis and family bought the restaurant in 2017. Davis fell in love with the farm-to-table idea and wanted to pursue his dream of owning his own business. An SDSU alumnus raised in South Dakota, he fell in love with Brookings. When the opportunity came to purchase Craft, he knew he had to take it. Craft offers a wide array of menu items. One of the most popular is Black & White Alfredo, featuring pasta tossed in homemade black garlic and white truffle alfredo sauce. You may be thinking, “Dang, that combination sure will do a number on your breath,” but it is totally worth gorging on every single bite.

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The restaurant also offers some of the most decadent cheesecakes this side of the Missouri River. Davis makes the cheesecakes from scratch, every day. The sweet treats are baked to perfection and come in a variety of yummy flavors. Davis strives to make sure everyone who steps through the door feels like family, customers as well as employees. When people walk into Craft, he wants them to enjoy the little interactions and memories they create. Whether it’s date night, a family dinner, or an impromptu evening out, Craft will bring the magic. Drink options include beer, wine, and signature Craft cocktails. Some of the most popular cocktails are the Blueberry Lemon Drop, the Craft Mule, and the Craft Old-Fashioned. Each recipe features a special blend of ingredients. With more than 25 signature drinks, Craft provides plenty of opportunities to try them. Every Wednesday is Ladies’ Night from 3 to 10 p.m. So ladies, grab your friends and head to Craft for half-price drinks on Wednesdays! Happy Hour


Davis believes “quality of food and quality of service” make Craft unique. When he’s serving you, he’s serving family. While his relationship with customers is a top priority, he also focuses on providing a tight-knit team atmosphere for his employees. He notes that quality teamwork translates to dedication served with a side of passion.

Davis grew up in a family of women who love to cook. He learned to cook from three great-grandmas, two grandmas and his mother, who has been a head chef for the past 25 years. His sister went to school to become a pastry chef. However, cooking was not originally on his radar. He studied math and engineering at SDSU. After graduating and getting the opportunity to work at Craft, he rediscovered his love of cooking and decided to purchase the restaurant. Continuing the family tradition, Davis has built the restaurant into what it is today. Offering new

items with the seasons to bring new and fresh meals to the table in Brookings. Craft truly is the definition of family. Craft Chophouse & Lounge 610 Medary Avenue 605-692-2555 Owner: Jesse Davis

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runs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every day, with $3 pint draft beers and top shelf two-fers. Craft also offers other drink and food specials throughout the year.

“Dang, that combination sure will do a number on your breath,” but it is totally worth gorging on every single bite!”

Black & White Alfredo Seafood Ravioli Over-The-Top Burger Cheesecake Lemon Drop Drink Craft Old-Fashioned Craft Mule

Kelly Mitchell is a public relations student from Ramsey, Minnesota. She is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and enjoys helping people reach things on the top shelf. In her free time, she enjoys calligraphy, photography and thrift shopping.

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FLAVOR INDIAN AND ASIAN FARE CONTINUES TO FILL A NICHE IN BROOKINGS By Danielle Sons

Flavor Indian and Asian Fare, or simply Flavor as it’s commonly known, has been in Brookings for years, but made the move to Main Avenue in 2014 when Dan Huntington bought the restaurant and remodeled the space. The restaurant’s interior mixes bohemian, minimalist, and Indian-inspired styles and keeps visitors (and locals) coming back for its exotic and unique food combinations.

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As someone who went to culinary school at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis, Huntington is more than qualified to be running a restaurant that every day involves a hard work ethic and the mentality to strive for perfection. “We are not fast food,” he said. “All our food is made from scratch 95 percent of the time and nothing is made until someone orders it.” Flavor’s menu includes a wide variety of options to suit dietary and health preferences. Customers who want vegetarian or gluten-free dishes can rest assured that they will find items on the menu that meet their needs.

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As the menu changes yearly, Huntington is always looking for ways to include more diverse selections by experimenting and trying out new recipes. Spicing things up is something he takes pride in and something he also believes Brookings needs. “As anybody would know who lives here, South Dakota runs on meat and potatoes. And the world is more than that,” he said. Huntington’s goal for the restaurant is to continue to bring new flavors, tastes, and textures to the Brookings community that weren’t always there. Flavor introduces people to different cultures and maybe a few new favorite dishes as well. Flavor not only provides customers with a new foodie experience, but also serves up comfort through tough times. A single bite of warm curry can transport a customer back home, and Huntington is proud and happy to make that connection. Some of Huntington’s best memories at Flavor


have involved his impact on his customers, but one moment stands above the rest. “There was one guy who was a foreign exchange “As anybody student from India,” he would know recalled. “He came inside and was in who lives here, tears. He came South Dakota runs over to me and on meat and asked if he could potatoes. And give me a hug and told me that he had the world is been homesick since more than moving to Brookings that” for school, until he came here. He told me my food reminded him of home and his mother’s cooking. It was a very emotional moment for both of us.” Another customer compared Huntington’s Butter Chicken Curry to his mother’s version and said Flavor’s was even better. Huntington receives comments like this with humor and humbleness with regard to his craft. Some of the top choices visitors at Flavor love include the Indian Mandala, the Yellow Coconut Curry, and the Drunken Noodles. And if you’re looking for a recommendation from the person who has hands down tried everything, two of Huntington’s favorite dishes are the Spiriani with Beef and the Thai Yellow Curry. For drink choices, Bubble Tea is by far the most popular among visitors. For dessert, don’t kid yourself, you’ll be addicted to the Cinnamon Sugar Naan Bites (think hot fluffy doughnut) within seconds. Tastes and textures are sure to burst in your mouth, with an abundance of options to satisfy any hungry customer. Flavor Indian and Asian Fare is located at 501 Main Avenue. Hours currently are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Danielle Sons is graduating this coming spring with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She plans on using her talents in writing and communication to pursue a career in journalism as a reporter. Her dream job is to work for National Geographic and with hard work and dedication, she plans on accomplishing that goal. In her spare time, when she isn’t interviewing someone or writing, she likes to enjoy hunkering down to enjoy a new book or playing volleyball with friends.

CAFFEINATED CREATIONS A cup of coffee, a cold brew, a java. No matter what you call it, Brookings has it.

Choco Latte Coffee & Handmade Candy Order your coffee with a side of homemade fudge and never look back. Choco Latte also creates their own spin on holiday favorites. 2308 6th Street • 605.697.5311

Cottonwood Coffee & Cottonwood Bistro Back in 2006, this quaint coffee shop was the first to open our eyes (and taste buds) to perfectly roasted coffee and delicately crafted local food. Two locations, same great taste. 509 Main Avenue • 605.692.7009 1710 6th Street • 605.692.8938

Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie & Kool Beans on 6th From roasting beans in a garage, to two fully functioning and thriving coffee shops, Kool Beans specializes in small batches for the freshest cup of coffee. Their second location is great for on-to-go, with a drive through and fresh sandwiches. 314 Main Avenue, Suite 5 • 605.692.2326 1461 6th Street • 605.692.5667

Scooter’s Coffee Coffee, stat! When you need a caffeine fix in a hurry, with a side of muffins and a quick breakfast, Scooter’s is the choice. Their drive through is quick and provide a variety of menu options, as well as holiday favorites. 305 22nd Avenue South • 605.692.5445

Starbucks One can never go wrong with a trusted brand like Starbucks. Get the perfect cup of coffee, tea, or Frappuccino at both locations in Brookings. Starbucks is located inside Hy-Vee and on campus at SDSU. 7th Street & Jackrabbit Ave. • 605.697.2550 790 22nd Avenue • 605.692.7317 visitbrookingssd.com

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COOK’S KITCHEN: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< “WHEN YOU’RE HERE, YOU’RE HOME” By Ariana Schumacher

Since 1950, Cook’s Kitchen in downtown Brookings has been a breakfast and lunch staple. It’s a favorite for locals, students and alums, especially on SDSU game days when a home-cooked meal and large portion sizes are almost required to start your day. Cook’s is a family-owned business, operated “We are all by Greg and Shari about being Thornes, along with casual and comfy. their son Chris Anderegg, who is Students have general managbeen known to er. Together, they show up in guarantee you won’t leave hungry. pajamas and slippers” The most popular breakfast items are hash browns, skillets, and pancakes, which go by “Cook’s Cakes.” These are bigger than the plate, measuring 11 inches round, and available in traditional, blueberry, and chocolate chip. The pancakes’ massive size is a tradition passed on from the original owners. If you’re visiting with kids, make sure to request Mickey Mouse pancakes.

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For lunch, the go-to is Cook’s melt-in-your-mouth Roast Beef Dinner, which consists of slow-roasted beef served with mashed potatoes, gravy, a dinner roll, the vegetable of the day, and pudding. Customers look forward to the Cook’s specials, which are one-time entrees available only that day or weekend. Some of these include Lemon Pound Cake French Toast, Banana Bread French Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, and Smothered Biscuits and Gravy. The building’s aesthetic allows customers to feel at home. The décor complements the classic booths and tables, providing a small-town, country diner feel.

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“We are all about being casual and comfy. Students have been known to show up in pajamas and slippers,” Thornes said.

The historic building offers a cozy feel with only 58 seats. Customers are encouraged to find a chair or make friends at the three center community tables. Seating is first-come, first-served, so grab a coffee and chat with your neighbors on the sidewalk while you wait.


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The current building was built in 1890 and has had a complex history. It has fed Brookings residents for over 90 years with eight different restaurants.

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Cook’s is always hopping, with the busiest times being Fridays and weekends. Game days, hunting openers, special events, and parade days are also especially busy. Cook’s is a destination for people of all ages. Early morning hours typically draw an older crowd to enjoy coffee and catch up with friends and the latest news. The college crowd likes to roll in during the mid-morning. Multi-generational families typically enjoy Cook’s on weekends. Located in the Brookings Commercial Historic District, Cook’s has a long history with the community. Most are surprised to know the original location was 301 Main Ave., opened by Bruce Cook, founder of Cook’s Kitchen. In 1983, Cook’s moved to the current location at 304 Main Ave. Cook’s received national attention when the CBS “Sunday Morning” program’s Lee Cowan interviewed Al Kurtenbach, co-founder of Daktronics (the global electronic scoreboard company based in Brookings), over coffee for a feature story in February 2015.

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Site of the original City Meat Market, Thomas Alton, moved to 306 Main in 1921

1894

Dressmaking shop by Mary Christianson

1895

Dressmaking Shop by Miss Stells Tessier

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Brookings Coffee House, moved to 307 Main in 1927

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Current building was constructed

1932

Dakota Café, Gertie Martinson

1936-45

Cash Grocery, Lewis Johnson

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Moriarty’s Ice Cream & Lunch, moved to 312 Main in 1946

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Felberg’s Café Oliver & Laura Felberg

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Kjenslee Café, Maurice & Mable Kjenslee

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Della’s Café

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Chuckwagon Café

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Las Amigos Mexican Food

1983-88

Cook’s Kitchen, Bruce Cook

1988-2008

Cook’s Kitchen, Randy & Deb Franklin

2008-present Cook’s Kitchen, Greg & Shari Thornes

Ariana Schumacher is a senior at SDSU double majoring in agricultural communication and journalism from Pierre, South Dakota. She has a passion for communicating with producers and consumers about all topics surrounding the agriculture industry. She also enjoys photography, videography, coaching figure skating and participating in SDSU’s Little International.

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“We’re a place of many memories”

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PHEASANT RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: A CORNERSTONE OF THE COMMUNITY By Stephanie Henke Founded in 1949, the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge started out as a small café on the outside of the Brookings city limits. In 1966, it was turned into a steakhouse. Today, the restaurant is under the same family ownership as it was in 1966 and keeps an upscale-casual atmosphere, but adds a comforting, nourishing sense of home throughout the menu.

student budget or something that a family can afford to eat out on a weeknight,” Johnson said. “We also do more upscale, higher-end things, like a six-course wine dinner with world-class wine makers.”

“We’re a place of many memories,” said Michael Johnson, the Pheasant’s general manager and head chef.

The restaurant strives to showcase the traditions and cuisines of the community’s culture, which include the Scandinavian, East Indian, German and Native American influences within Brookings.

The extensively stocked wine cellar gives a touch of class. The cozy booths settle you in for a hot meal. The bar provides an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the welcoming staff. Pheasant decor is scattered throughout the building and even outside, where a signature replica of the restaurant’s namesake stands guard on the roof.

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Customers can find the right fit with a menu that ranges from burgers to spätzle - a German dumpling noodle - to a bison filet. The restaurant also offers high-end steaks and seafood. The brunch menu is filled with stuffed Nordic waffles and smoked breakfast tots - crispy hash brown nuggets served under a glass cloche filled with hickory and applewood smoke. Burgers like the “Big R” are budget friendly, but still serve you the range of flavors the Pheasant is famous for. The Sturdy Post Ranch Lamb Burger is made with lamb from Ward, South Dakota, for a taste of American homegrown flavors. Dietary needs are also a priority at the Pheasant. A meatless option can be substituted at no extra charge. Burgers range from $12-$16. The steak side of the menu includes the South Dakota Bison Filet with Wojapi Sauce. This dish calls back to the Native American influences within the state. The restaurant also offers Angus T-bone and sirloin cuts, each with intriguing flavor profiles. Steaks range from $20-$34. The menu is diverse in flavors as well as prices. “You can get a meal here that is easy on a college

The diverse menu at the Pheasant reflects the diversity in Brookings.

The community has been a staple to the restaurant, so to give back, Johnson and his staff created a menu that opens the door to foods that may not otherwise be experienced in larger cities. They also give back through events and programs, a parking lot pig roast (an old and rare tradition), classes in olive oil, wine, food and ice cream, live music and a customer appreciation party around the holidays. During the summer of 2020, the Pheasant brought back carhop service, featuring old school cafe Americana classics with a twist. Many families enjoyed the revival of an old tradition. Customers often stayed and had their meals in the car. For good food, atmosphere and community, the Pheasant Restaurant and Lounge is the place for you. You can’t miss the landmark pheasant on the roof. It is located at 726 Main Avenue South.

Stephanie Henke is a junior at South Dakota State University, majoring in agricultural communication. She loves photography, writing, snowmobiling and trap shooting. Between classes, she can be found spending time with her bunny, Mabel.

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DINING ASIAN

King’s Wok Chinese Restaurant 1811 6th Street 605.692.9373 Sake Sushi & Hibachi 724 22nd Avenue South 605.692.2888 Wok N Go 1722 6th Street South 605.692.8865

Cottonwood Bistro 1710 6th Street 605.692.8938 Cottonwood Coffee 509 Main Avenue 605.692.7009 Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie Kool Beans on 6th 314 Main Avenue, Suite 5 605.692.2326 1461 6th Street 605.692.5667 Micro Doughnuts 130 6th Street 605.692.4999

CATERING

Mission Coffee House 337 8th Street 605.697.2765

Aramark/SDSU Dining Services SDSU Catering Box 2815B 605.697.2571

Scooter’s Coffee 305 22nd Avenue South 605.692.5445

Hy-Vee Food, Kitchen, Chinese Express and Catering 790 22nd Avenue South 605.692.7317

Starbucks 790 22nd Avenue South 605.692.7317 715 Jackrabbit Avenue 605.697.2588

Midwest Fresh Catering 605.690.0120

COFFEE & BISTRO Agua Fresh 420 Main Avenue 605.692.2482

Cook’s Kitchen 304 Main Avenue 605.692.1303 The Depot 921 20th Street South 605.692.4424

Café Coteau 521 4th Street 605.692.6700 Choco Latte Coffee & Handmade Candy 2308 6th Street 605.697.5311

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FAMILY DINING Backyard Grill & BBQ 1805 6th Street 605.692.7427

Flavor Indian & Asian Fare and Grocery Store 501 Main Avenue 605.692.2105 Nick’s Hamburger Shop 427 Main Avenue 605.692.4324 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 2205 6th Street 605.692.4400 Craft Fusion 610 Medary Avenue 605.692.2555 Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge 726 Main Avenue South 605.692.4723 Yessica’s Restaurant 1300 Main Avenue South 605.692.1559

GRILL & BAR Applebee’s Grill & Bar 3001 LeFevre Drive 605.692.2775 Buffalo Wild Wings 1801 6th Street 605.592.9110 Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill 307 Main Avenue 605.696.7978 StrikerZ (The Lanes Bowling Alley) 722 Western Avenue The Lodge Sports Bar & Grill 2515 6th Street 605.692.1429 Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill 621 32nd Avenue 605.692.4494


PIZZA

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 520 22nd Avenue 605.692.1364

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria 770 22nd Avenue South 605.692.4443

SDSU Dairy Bar 1111 College Avenue 605.697.2585

Domino’s 927 6th Street 605.697.6688

Zesto Drive-In 1010 22nd Avenue South 605.692.2305

George’s Pizza 311 Main Avenue 605.692.6610

MEXICAN

Little Caesars 2508 Wilbert Court 605.692.7667

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 1715 6th Street 605.692.1661 El Tapatio Mexican Store 1717 6th Street 605.692.4323 La Cantina of Brookings 2500 E. 6th Street 605.696.3880

Jimmy John’s 1308 6th Street 605.692.2321 KFC 532 Sunrise Ridge Road 605.692.7004 McDonald’s 1605 6th Street 605.692.7200 Subway 1835 6th Street (Village Square) 605.692.8442 2233 6th Street (Located in Walmart) 605.692.8556

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ICE CREAM

Papa John’s Pizza 1833 6th Street 605.696.7272

ZAPOYA DELIVERY

Papa Murphy’s Take N’ Bake Pizza 1810 6th Street 605.697.7000

Zapoya Delivery provides a custom food delivery service in Brookings from a variety of local restaurants. Simply create an order online and keep your PJs on.

Pizza King 308 Main Avenue 605.692.4226

Qdoba Mexican Eats 2320 6th Street 605.692.1822

QUICK SERVE

Taco Bell 926 25th Avenue 605-291-4626

Arby’s 1818 6th Street 605.692.1210

Taco Express 2420 6th Street 605.692.6880

Burger King 1825 6th Street 605.692.1333

Taco John’s 609 Medary Avenue 605.692.7524

Culver’s 2229 6th Street 605.697.5558 Hardee’s 2324 6th Street 605.697.2800

Craving food, but don’t want to leave your house?

424 5th Street • 844-752-3474 www.zapoya.com

DINING ON CAMPUS SDSU Jacks Dining 605.697.2550 • • • • • • •

Chick-fil-A Einsteins Bros Bagels Erbert & Gerbert’s Extreme Pita Panda Express Weary Wil’s The Market, which includes: Papa John’s, These & Those Noodles, Sandwich Shack, Grille Works, Salad Bar & Soup, Simply Soup, True Balance, The Bindle, and Grab n Go.

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Local

MARKETPLACE Local entrepreneurs thrive in our community. Each bringing a different style and unique perspective to our boutique landscape. From handcrafted jewelry and Midwest inspired graphic tees, to home dĂŠcor and bicycle gear, each destination offers a little piece of Brookings.


THE BEAUTY OF THE BEVY If you’re looking for a bit of Brookings to take home with you, The Bevy by Mama Peacock in the city’s historic downtown district is the place to go. As a South Dakota native and SDSU graduate, Sarah Dorn, owner of The Bevy by Mama Peacock, knew she wanted to keep her business as close to home as possible. “I love Brookings – I love being here,” she said. “There really is something for everybody here.”

“I really believe everyone is creative”

When it comes to uniqueness and creativity, The Bevy by Mama Peacock has it all. The shop has offered original, handcrafted jewelry since 2010 and has worked with the Brookings community since 2012.

For Dorn, the idea that somebody could have a piece of Brookings through her jewelry is special. She loves meeting new people and hearing their stories. Knowing she can make a small difference for someone along the way is one of her favorite parts of being a business owner. Dorn’s ability to create a warm and welcoming environment for everyone is what makes The Bevy so memorable. The Bevy features high-quality necklaces, bracelets, earrings, cuffs and cufflinks. One of the best aspects of the shop is how the jewelry is created. Although there are many different ways to make jewelry, one of Dorn’s preferred techniques is hand stamping. This allows her to customize metal pieces by making impressions with a stamp and ballpeen hammer. At The Bevy, you know each item is unlike any other. Whether it’s a piece that comes to Dorn while she’s working or a custom creation to meet a cus-

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tomer’s request, each one embraces individuality and the uniqueness of South Dakota. When it comes to her aesthetic and style, Dorn describes it as “rustically refined,” with her inspiration coming from Native American art and jewelry. South Dakota is a special place for Dorn, so you can almost guarantee there will be a piece of it in every creation. As for the future of The Bevy by Mama Peacock, Dorn is optimistic. She hopes to expand her business to surrounding states and have the opportunity to create jobs. Her goal is to help people who might not typically be seen in traditional employment experiences. “I really believe everyone is creative,” she said. Creativity also came into play when choosing a name for The Bevy. A bevy can be defined as a large group of people or things of a certain kind. It can also be defined as a group of birds, especially quail, particularly when gathered on the ground. When Dorn looked at the definition of bevy, she knew it was a perfect fit. Bevy embodied her vision for her business and also had a fun play on words. Dorn’s handcrafted pieces are sold by these local retailers: Honeycomb Gifts, 414 Main Ave., Suite 1; South Dakota Art Museum, 1036 Medary Ave.; and Prairie Soul Yoga Studio, 986 22nd Ave. Items also can be ordered online at mamapeacockhandmade.com. Katelyn Sorenson is a public relations and communication studies double major from Madelia, Minnesota. She enjoys using social media to advocate for different areas of human rights.


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BLUESTEM BICYCLES Walking down Main Avenue in Brookings is a walk through history mixed with updated storefronts and new businesses. A large, white window decal of an old bicycle against a vibrant blue storefront pulls any visitor inside. Vintage bikes line the floor, while children’s bikes hang from the ceiling and the sound of staff working hard on repairs echoes through the walls.

By Abby Reiner throughout the store. These items are placed in locations to engage children with a fun and creative atmosphere. Bluestem Bicycles encourages creativity and offers to trade beautiful works of art in exchange for parts and services.

As one of the few bike shops in Brookings, the staff is busy as demand increases each year. In 2020, Bluestem Bicycles moved to a “A bike larger building to hold all inventory and anybody still manage the needs of the community. rides is a

Bluestem Bicycles is a shop with three owners: Caleb Evenson, Casey McCormick, and Ming Stephens. The shop opened in Brookings on July 2, worthwhile 2016, with a business motto of keepWith over 100 used bikes, 40 new bikes bike” ing the community at peace and being and various numbers of vintage and accessible to anyone. The name Bluesmaller bikes, Bluestem Bicycles strives stem Bicycles correlates very well with the to offer products which fit every person’s peaceful vibes given throughout the shop. The dream of the perfect bicycle. A few of the services three decided on Bluestem because of Stephens’ provided include bike repair, custom bike assemdegree in natural resource management and speblies, limited metal modifications, bike rentals, cialization within grasses. and sales of parts and accessories. The staff gives you the room for creative freedom when it comes When you first step foot into Bluestem Bicycles, to your bike, which is one of the many reasons you may notice the various odd items spread McCormick and Evenson both love what they do.

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Bluestem Bicycles organizes a variety of activities throughout the year. In the warmer days, the staff host public rides where anyone is invited to tag along and travel around Brookings. These rides may include a stop at a local brewery to grab a cold beverage, a stop at a park for families to enjoy the outdoors, a stop for a delicious picnic, or a stop to admire the beautiful South Dakota landscape. While on the rides or working at the shop, Evenson and McCormick share fun bicycle stories, such as the time Evenson rode from Chicago to New Orleans, which was roughly 1,000 miles. Engaging the community and beyond is what Bluestem Bicycles strives for each day. The owners want to ensure each customer feels welcome to walk through their doors with any bike issue at any time, and that they are satisfied with the end result. “A bike anybody rides is a worthwhile bike,� Evenson said. Abby Reiner is a senior animal science and agricultural communication major from Hutchinson, Minnesota. She enjoys working on her family farm, advocating for the agriculture industry and traveling. After graduation, she hopes to work as a communications specialist to keep advocating for the agriculture industry, or become a ruminant nutritionist.

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PASQUE: BEYOND THE FLOWER Pasque, a downtown Brookings corner store, is an all-around stop for vision, creativity and relaxation. Fitting in nicely with the other shops, Pasque offers visitors and Brookings residents one-of-a-kind pieces to fit their lifestyles. “It’s a place to find inspiration and joy in pieces for your home or others,” said Laci Thompson, owner of the home décor boutique. Pasque is not only a shop, but also South Dakota’s state flower. Thompson and her sister chose the name after finding no other store using it. Whether you are looking to escape, shop with friends, or work on redecorating an entire living space, Pasque is the place. You can drop in for 20 minutes to pick up a fun gift, or spend two hours browsing through the artful array of items on display. Finding what suits you is part of the Pasque journey, with the shop set up to give you ideas. At Pasque, you’ll find pieces made for real living. Within moments of walking in, you quickly absorb a sense of home. The shop stands out for going beyond the normal shopping experience, helping you to truly imagine what a print, a pillow, a lamp,

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a candle, or other item from Pasque’s thoughtfully curated collection will look like in your space as you actually see, feel, and even smell it. Thompson believes the “little things” are what make a small business like hers stand out in Brookings. She enjoys the ideas, challenges and support that people bring to the process as she helps them transform their homes. “There’s nothing more fun than to meet new people,” she said. “They do have an idea of what they want – we just have to help them look for it and put the pieces together.” From entire living spaces to small accent pieces, Pasque is there. Thompson says it’s about helping you get the most out of your home and loving the place where your real life happens. Pasque helps customers tap into their passion for home living. From providing inspiration to thriving off of it, Pasque is the place to find the perfect cashmere throw blanket, raw wood tray, or dramatic wall hanging to pull a room together.


“It’s a place to find inspiration and joy in pieces for your home or others”

Thompson sees Pasque as more than a local décor shop. While growing up in nearby Volga, she spent many hours shopping in Brookings for home accessories and gifts from shops that are now closed. She created Pasque to fill the void and help keep business in the community. “Stay local and be local,” she said. Located at 400 Main Avenue Pasque is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit the shop online at www.mypasque.com/.

Sam Greiner is a junior at South Dakota State University studying agricultural communication with minors in social media and advertising. She enjoys participating in club activities on campus while off campus, you can find her scoping out the latest finds in downtown antique shops.

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j.ella Boutique

By Sadie Vander Wal

Nestled right off Main Avenue, j.ella opens the doors to downtown Brookings. From women’s apparel to home gifts and more, the boutique serves as a fashion inspiration for the community and its visitors.

“Fashion is more of a philosophy than an age group,” Thorpe said. “We try to provide options for women of all stages in life.”

Recognizing the need for a store that appealed to college students, alumni and young professionals alike, Jael Thorpe brought her dreams to reality when she created j.ella Boutique in 2010. The store opened in 2011 at its current location in a picturesque former bank building at 424 Fifth St. Her overall vision for the business includes reaching all women, regardless of age.

to clothing suitable for any social gathering. The clothing collection consistently reflects high quality, making pieces suitable for work and special occasions. From blouses and cardigans to denim and dresses, j.ella provides a collection of trendy, current styles at affordable prices. Always staying ahead of the fashion curve, j.ella customizes the shopping experience by showing customers how to style garments that have not yet hit the rest of the Midwest marketplace.

“Fashion is more of a philosophy than an age group,” Thorpe said. “We try to provide options for women of all stages in life.” With a primary focus on women’s apparel, shoppers can expect to find everything from fun, everyday garments

J.ella’s selection of accessories provides the finishing touch to any outfit found in the store. Several local artisans supply handmade jewelry to the boutique, accompanied by a selection of hats, sunglasses, handbags and hair accessories.

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Shoppers can also expect to find a section of baby and toddler clothing and accessories, including pacifier clips, sleepers, bibs, amber necklaces, swaddles, hats, headbands, and more. Home décor, candles, books, and other fun gifts can also be found among clothing and displays. Sitting in the middle of a college town, the boutique features its own college apparel line with a focus on the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits. Since the boutique’s inception, Thorpe has emphasized SDSU fashion and launches a line of new Jackrabbit gear each fall, which typically includes shirts, sweatshirts, crewnecks, sweaters, and hats. In fact, her line’s popularity has landed the apparel in stores all over, including Scheels, the world’s largest all sports retailer. Shopping has become a big part of travel entertainment, especially for women. Boutiques such as j.ella provide visitors with a taste of the community through its fashions. By featuring Jackrabbit apparel and local artisans, j.ella proves this theory true by giving people a taste of the Brookings culture, school pride, and local artistry. “Local boutiques are really symbolic of the fabric of the community,” Thorpe said. “J.ella tells the story of women in Brookings and gives our visitors a flavor of our community.” Thorpe values the personal shopping experience her store and staff members bring to customers. “You can’t replicate that relationship you build in stores,” Thorpe said. “Our staff focuses on those personal relationships in each of our locations.” With presences also in Sioux Falls and Watertown, South Dakota, in addition to an online store (shopjella.com), j.ella continues to grow in popularity and bring a slice of Brookings to its customers near and far. With something for every woman in every stage of life, place j.ella boutique at the top of your list of shopping destinations the next time you swing by downtown Brookings!

SPA DAY Treat your mind, body, and soul to a relaxing day at the spa. Traveling can be hard on the body, especially during a long road trip. Insert, spa day! Taking care of yourself is the new experience worth scheduling when taking your next vacation. For many of us, taking a few minutes out of the day to spoil ourselves with a manicure or massage is all we need to bring us back to life. From salt floats, to full body wraps and everything in-between, get ready to relax.

Anna’s Massage Therapy 406 4th Street 605.690.1541

KRAVE the Experience 1040 22nd Avenue 605.692.5728

Blu Salon & Spa Sadie Vander Wal is a junior agricultural communication and animal science student from Brentford, South Dakota. You can most likely find her staying involved in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus, advocating for agriculture or helping out on her family’s cow/calf and crops operation.

1118 6th Street 605.692.6622

Sunflower Salon & Spa 1210 Main Avenue South 605.692.2315

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CARROT SEED KITCHEN COMPANY The central downtown location and the original hardwood floors provide the historic charm and inviting atmosphere you would expect while still having a modern and fun twist on your kitchen needs. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift for someone else, the competitive selection is just one of the many reasons to visit The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. has been in down“Even though ton Brookings for we are in a small the past five years. Founder Kirsten town, I think the Gjesdal has foselection we provide cused on helping is competitive with the home cook larger communities. enjoy more meals while providing an We have a lot of inviting, nourishing, things and a lot and reliable store for of cool things.” the everyday chef. But the best part is, you don’t have to be a good cook to shop here! It truly has something for everyone. The Carrot Seed provides approachable cooking and quality tools along with food storage, cookbooks, decorative towels, candles, home décor,

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and more. Some of these items can vary, depending on the season you stop in. “We frequently hear from people visiting from other communities that they are really impressed with the store,” Gjesdal said. “Even though we are in a small town, I think the selection we provide is competitive with larger communities. We have a lot of things and a lot of cool things.” Along with the array of products, The Carrot Seed hosts a wide variety of events. Whether you are in the mood for a tasting of tea and coffee or local foods, or a container gardening class with Brookings Area Master Gardeners, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Another event The Carrot Seed has hosted in the past is a mix-your-own grill seasoning bar for Father’s Day. Food brings people together and this is the perfect place for it. “I love the conversations that happen in the walls in the store,” Gjesdal said. “You meet all kinds of people from all different walks of life and it’s fun to build that community with people that you might never get to talk to.” If you have an old cookbook at home that you no longer use, bring it with you and swap it out for free from a bin at the front of the store. The Carrot


ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES What’s old is new and repurposed with our antique malls in Downtown Brookings. Our collection of antique stores allows shoppers to take a trip down memory lane and add charm to their home or office. No two antiques are alike, and each store features its own take on vintage style. Situated within three blocks of our historic district sits three antique malls ready for the picking. Explore one-of-a-kind gifts, furniture, clothing, dinnerware, and more!

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Seed hosts Cookbook Clubs to explore specific types of cooking. Over six weeks, cooks get to look into the different recipes and stories behind each cookbook. The shop also has sponsored multiple cookbook author talks and book signings. From hunting for something fun to elevate your kitchen and everyday life to just wanting an enjoyable place to browse and enjoy conversation, The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. is a must on your destination list while visiting Brookings. If you are missing The Carrot Seed after you leave Brookings, you can find recipes and more at carrotseedkitchen.com. Two of Gjesdal’s favorite recipes can be found on the website, Cantina Egg Rolls and Salted Peanut Chews. You can also find The Carrot Seed on Facebook and Instagram, where updates on featured and new products along with some how-to’s are regularly posted. Carrot Seed Kitchen Company 310 Main Avenue 605.592.9277

Hailey Steffes is a public relations major with minors in marketing and communication studies from Garretson, South Dakota. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends at their lake cabin.

Offering antiques and collectibles from over 20 dealers, including vast collections of glassware, books, records, and more. 411 4th Street • 605.697.7377

Antique Gallery Mall Showcasing antiques and vintage finds, including furniture, from multiple dealers, stretched out between two floors. 324 Main Avenue •605.692.4448

Antique Mercantile Featuring three floors of collectibles, clothing, and antiques with a pinch of whimsy. 226 Main Avenue •605.592.9790


SHOPPING ANTIQUES

Antique Gallery Mall 324 Main Avenue 605.692.4448 Antique Mercantile 226 Main Avenue 605.692.5553 Threads of Memories 411 4th Street 605.697.7377

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Baybeeluv Boutique 1732 6th Street 605.692.2212 Brost’s Fashions 318 Main Avenue 605.692.4060 Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes 720 25th Avenue 605.592.9613 Glik’s 1024 22nd Avenue South 605.692.1844 j.ella Boutique 424 5th Street 605.692.5750 Jackrabbit Central 416 Main Avenue 605.688.4163 Lewis Drug 910 22nd Avenue South 605.692.6688 Maurices 984 22nd Avenue South 605.692.1215

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Riddle’s Jewelry 950 22nd Avenue South 605.697.5395

Home Again 317 3rd Avenue 605.692.4744

Shoe Sensation 860 22nd Avenue South 605.692.7447

Karl’s TV, Appliance & Furniture 976 22nd Avenue South 605.697.7285

Seven Songbirds Boutique 320 Main Avenue 605.697.6292

Ohm’s Appliance Center 1425 Main Avenue South 605.692.7416

Trendz 225 Main Avenue 605.697.7443

Slumberland Furniture 409 12th Street South 605.692.7376

Walmart 2233 6th Street 605.692.6332

GIFTS & FLORAL

Wink’s Fine Jewelry 322 5th Street 605.692.4623

Brothers Pharmacy & Gifts 1004 6th Street 605.692.2088

DISCOUNT STORES

Flowers on Main 513 Main Avenue 605.692.6466

Bargains on Main 317 Main Avenue 605.692.6551 Dollar Tree 940 22nd Avenue South 605.692.5508 Goodwill Industries 625 Main Avenue 605.692.2085

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES Habitat Restore 917 West Highway 14 Bypass 605.697.5900

Farmhouse Fancy & The Ugly Duckling 312 Main Avenue 605.690.9674, 605.695.4668 Found by Funky Junk 225 Main Avenue (Located in Trendz) 605.690.9209 Hy-Vee Floral Shop 790 22nd Avenue South 605.692.7016 Play Central Toys & Books 521 4th Street (Children’s Museum of SD) 605.692.6700 South Dakota Art Museum Store 936 Medary Avenue 605.688.5423


Whoa Nellie 315 Main Avenue 605.690.0246

PET GROOMING All Creatures Small & Great 303 5th Street 605.691.3899 Bark, Bath & Beyond 317 5th Avenue, Suite C 605.692.2275 Canine Country Club 1900 West 8th Street South 605.690.3109 Paw’s Corner 127 Main Avenue South 605.692.7297 Tail Wagg’n Cuts 1080 22nd Avenue South 605.692.7718 Walk’N Rohl Pet Hotel 230 Highway 14 Bypass 605.651.3859

SALON & SPA Anna’s Massage Therapy 406 4th Street 605.690.1541 b.beautiful Hair Lounge 404 5th Street 605.864.1480 Blu Salon & Spa 1118 6th Street 605.692.6622 Brookings Barbers 126 Main Avenue 605.692.4247 Campus Hair 418 Main Avenue South 605.692.6410

Carousel Salon and Executive Tan 1714 6th Street 605.692.2136

Brookings Book Company 321 Main Avenue 605.692.2665

Great Clips Hair Salon 1831 6th Street 605.692.2289

Brost’s Aquarium & Hobby 323 Main Avenue 605.692.7341

KRAVE the Experience 1040 22nd Avenue South 605.692.5728

Carrot Seed Kitchen Company 310 Main Avenue 605.592.9277

Lash Spa Boutique 326 Main Avenue 605.633.1202

Dunham’s Sports 1721 6th Street 605.697.5520

Nail City 774 22nd Avenue South 605.592.9007

GNC 1050 22nd Avenue South 605.692.1221

Oscar Nail Spa 1819 6th Street 605.692.4288

Honeycomb Gifts 414 Main Avenue 605.215.1990

Razor’s Edge 505 Main Avenue, Suite 2 605.692.2583 Ritz Hair Studio 1611 6th Street 605.692.6389 Sally Beauty Supply 1060 22nd Avenue South 605.692.4227 Sunflower Salon & Spa 1210 Main Avenue South 605.692.2315 Thomas & Company 2314 6th Street 605.592.9115 Year Round Brown 1715 6th Street 605.692.8826

SPECIALTY STORES Artworks 325 Main Avenue 605.697.5222 Audio Connections 307 6th Street, Suite 3 605.692.4036 Bluestem Bicycles 405 Main Avenue 605.692.2453

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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Store 925 11th Street 605.688.6226

JOANN Fabric & Craft 930 22nd Avenue South 605.692.5771

Medary Acres Greenhouse 1100 8th Street South 605.692.5816 Spoke-N-Sport 503 N Main 605.696.7979

Textbooks for Less 1816 6th Street 605.697.5763 The Exchange 322 Main Avenue 605.692.2014 Party Depot 410 Main Avenue 605.697.9333

Pasque 400 Main Avenue 605.692.7877

TATTOO PARLORS

Body Illustrations 624 2nd Street South 605.692.5511

Lucky Eagle Tattoo 408 Main Avenue, Suite B 605.880.5909

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TOP 5 REASONS TO MEET IN BROOKINGS

SMALL TOWN VIBES, BIG CITY AMENITIES

UNCONVENTIONAL MEETING SPACESS

Brookings is the 4th largest city in South Dakota and home to South Dakota State University, the largest land-grant university. We love our small town charm, but don’t take that for granted we’ve got a lot to offer!

Brookings is equipped to handle large conferences with 750+ hotel rooms and over 80,000 square feet of combined convention space. But we’ve got a niche for rustic, charming, and informal meeting spaces to get the creative juices flowing. No matter the event, we’ve got a space for you.


BRING YOUR EVENT TO BROOKINGS! Visit Brookings is dedicated to helping event planners of all kinds. Whether you’re a professional meeting planner or tournament director, we’re here to help you get started. Brookings offers a wide variety of standard meeting spaces and unconventional spaces. Let us know how we can help you create a successful event!

VISIT BROOKINGS EVENT SERVICES

Visit Brookings offers organizations, individuals, and meeting planners the tools and resources they need to plan and execute outstanding events. Event planners commonly utilize the amenities below, but our services often extend past this list, so please contact us for more information. • Hotel Room Blocks • Marketing Assistance • Venue Availability • Meeting Supplies • Custom Itineraries • Local Contacts

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LOCAL FLAVOR Local chefs incorporate Midwestern flavor onto each plate served. Take a bite out of Brookings and bring new zest to your next event. Our food truck scene is also a great way to combine food and a fun atmosphere. From authentic Mexican, to all day smoked BBQ, you’ll enjoy the many flavors offered in Brookings.

EVENT GRANT POSSIBILITIES Visit Brookings offers the Event Grant Program designed to award funding to organizations hosting events in Brookings. It can be a critical tool in the successful development of your next event. More details at Visitbrookingssd.com.

NETWORK AFTER WORK Brookings provides a variety of things to do and after-hours entertainment, especially in our walkable downtown district. Find funky gifts at local boutiques, explore our urban art scene, or order a pint and shareable apps at our local pubs and restaurants.


VISIT BROOKINGS EVENT GRANT

The Visit Brookings Event Grant Program can be a critical tool in the development of your next event. The core of the program is designed to help get first-time events off the ground and support new event growth in Brookings. The Grant Program awards funding to organizations hosting events in Brookings. The program runs year-round with four submission deadlines of January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. The form is available online at Visitbrookingssd.com.

BRING YOUR CREW

Meeting and events are more than just getting together over a conference table. It’s about networking and forming bonds within your industry. And what better way to bond than with these fun and exciting group activities. • Brewery Tours & Tastings at Eponymous Brewing Company and Wooden Legs Brewing Company

• Winery Tour & Tasting at Schade Vineyards

• Get on the pedal pub and sip your way through our historic downtown on Bums, Bike & Brew • Rent kayaks, canoes, and adaptive bikes at Larson Nature Center

• Climb the stairs up the Coughlin Campanile

• Take a swing at EdgeBrook Golf Course

• Catch a home SDSU basketball or football game

• Learn how to use a bow and arrow at the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center • Go bowling at The Lanes, newly renovated and majorly improved

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CATERING An excellent event is always measured by the success of the food. It’s the difference between a cleared plate and throwing the plate away face down to hide all the food you didn’t eat (Midwestern Manners 101). Turn up the heat and surprise attendees with help from these caterers… 1000 Degree Neapolitan Pizzeria 605.692.4443 Aramark SDSU Catering (on campus only) | 605.697.2571 Backyard Grill & BBQ 605.692.7427 Buffalo Wild Wings 605.592.9110 Craft Chophouse & Lounge 605.692.2555 Hy-Vee Grocery and Catering 605.692.7317 Jimmy John’s 605.692.2321 Qdoba 605.692.1822 Subway 605.692.8442 Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill 605.692.4494 Yessica’s Restaurant 605.692.1559


The Visit Brookings team is dedicated to helping you plan your next event. Whether you’re a professional or first-time meeting planner, we’re here to help. Download our Meeting & Event Planning Guide online at Visitbrookingssd.com. We look forward to assisting you in creating a successful event!


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RESOURCES &

Relocation

Whether visiting for a day or looking to call Brookings home, there are many reasons to fall in love with our community. It’s clean, safe, family-friendly and filled with beautiful parks and picturesque scenery. A variety of cultural and recreational activities and a dynamic downtown with unique entrepreneurial-owned businesses all help create a community of small town feel with big city amenities.



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RELOCATION INFORMATION Brookings is a wonderful place to live. It has great public schools, world class recreation and entertainment, and is home to the largest university, South Dakota State University. From its vast career opportunities to its many attractions, you’ll quickly come to know Brookings isn’t just a good place to live, it’s one of the best places to live in the state of South Dakota.

When making the move to Brookings, here’s a few helpful numbers to have at hand. UTILITIES – CABLE – INTERNET

DRIVER/VEHICLE LICENSING

Brookings Municipal Utilities

Department of Motor Vehicles

525 Western Avenue | 605.697.8467

910 4th Street | 800.952.3696

Northwestern Energy

Motor Vehicle Registration

1232 22nd Avenue South | 605.692.6264

Brookings County Finance Office 520 3rd Street, Suite 100 | 605.696.8250

Interstate Telecommunications Cooperative (ITC) 1022 Main Avenue South | 605.693.3211

Mediacom

HOSPITAL

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948 22nd Avenue South | 866.746.7312

Swiftel Communications

Brookings Health System

300 22nd Avenue | 605.696.9000

415 4th Street | 605.692.6211

We’re thrilled to welcome you to Brookings! For more information on jobs, housing, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and retirement, check out LiveInBrookings.com.

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PLACES TO WORSHIP <<<<<<<<<<< ABUNDANT LIFE

KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

2120 3rd Street | 605.692.2564

3521 US Highway 14 | 605.693.3265

ASCENSION LUTHERAN

MT. CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD

2030 3rd Street | 605.692.6565

629 9th Avenue | 605.692.2678

BETHEL BAPTIST

OUR SAVIOR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH WISCONSIN SYNOD

714 17th Avenue South | 605.692.2858

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 2023 20th Street South | 605.692.7156

BROOKINGS BAPTIST CHURCH 1027 Main Avenue South | 605.360.2787

BROOKINGS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 424 8th Street | 605.692.9203

BROOKINGS FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 416 17th Avenue South | 605.692.9377

CATHOLIC CAMPUS PARISH 1321 8th Street | 605.692.9461

CHURCH OF CHRIST 814 3rd Street | 605.692.2684

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 200 22nd Avenue | 605.692.9350

FAITH REFORMED CHURCH 1330 Main Avenue South | 605.692.9049

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 527 5th Street | 605.692.2116

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH 337 8th Street | 605.692.6251

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1010 8th Street South | 605.692.6989

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMS 1104 22nd Avenue South | 605.692.5272

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 726 6th Street | 605.692.2617

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH 1700 8th Street South | 605.692.4361

SEVENTH–DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 601 4th Street | 605.277.9488

SKYLIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH 315 Main Avenue | 605.651.4419

STERLING UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 20200 471st Avenue | 605.692.2991

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 828 8th Street South | 605.697.2882

UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CENTER (ELCA) 1404 8th Street | 605.692.4880

VERITAS CHURCH 605 3rd Avenue | 605.592.9045

WORD OF LIFE BROOKINGS 308 6th Street

405 7th Avenue | 605.692.2416

HOLY LIFE TABERNACLE 241 Mustang Pass | 605.692.4616

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 625 5th Street | 605.692.4345

GRACEPOINT WESLEYAN 1420 Orchard Drive | 605.692.6671

ISLAMIC CENTER OF BROOKINGS 803 13th Avenue | 605.697.6187

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CHAMBER DIRECTORY <<<<< ACCOUNTING

Brian Hildebrant, CPA 417 8th Street South (605) 697-6404 H&R Block 1022 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-5715 In-House Ally 236 Heather Lane West (605) 858-1032 Integrity Accounting Allies LLP 510 Main Avenue, Suite 6 (855) 956-0132 Kinner & Company 404 3rd Avenue (605) 692-2515 Limestone, Inc 314 Main Avenue, Suite 6 (605) 592-1098 TruCount CPA, PC 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 208 (866) 936-8024 VRS Certified Public Accountants & Consultants 726 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-8425

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES Agri-Tech 3127 Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 692-0955 Alltech, Inc. 700 32nd Avenue South (605) 692-5310 Brookings County Conservation District 205 6th Street #1 (605) 692-8003 Brookings Equipment, Inc. 3024 Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 693-3522

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Corteva/Pioneer Hi-Bred International 211 Caspian Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9167

SGS 1405 32nd Avenue (605) 692-7611

Farmers Implement & Irrigation 3023 E Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 692-6153

SoDak Labs, Inc. 236 32nd Avenue (605) 695-5980

Farmers National Company 22219 480th Avenue, Flandreau (605) 997-5228

Van Kooten Ag Service 46287 209th Street, Volga (605) 695-9686

Hurley & Associates 126 2nd Street SW (605) 692-1533

ANTIQUES - DEALERS

Infinite Welding & Machine 322 Industrial Drive, Volga (605) 827-2922 KC Dairies 48612 212th Street, Elkton (605) 542-4051 Kibble Equipment 3310 Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 693-3514 Medgene Labs 1006 32nd Avenue, Suite 104 (605) 692-1268 Meyer Services Inc. 260 Industrial Drive, Volga (605) 627-9281 Millborn Seeds 2132 32nd Avenue (605) 697-6306 Novita Nutrition, LLC 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 226 (605) 610-1026 Ramsdell’s 4240, 1929 Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 692-8323 Raven Industries 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 255 (605) 692-5574 RTI, LLC 801 32nd Avenue (605) 696-7300

Threads of Memories 411 4th Street (605) 697-7377

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Cotton Tied 207 Kasan Avenue (605) 695-9686 Country Peddler & Seven Song Birds 320 Main Avenue (605) 697-6292 Dakota Soul Boutique 2035 Orchard Drive, Suite 3 (605) 692-5400 Fit My Feet 720 25th Avenue (605) 592-9613 Glik’s 1024 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-1844 J. Ella Boutique 424 Fifth Street (605) 651-1297 LA Style Boutique 106 W. Hwy 14, Volga (605) 695-5230 Little Rascals Consignment & Studio 314 Main Avenue, Suite 1 (605) 838-3807 Shoe Sensation 860 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-7447


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Spot On Printing P.O. Box 556, Volga (605) 627-3060 The Prairie Mermaid theprairiemermaid.com (605) 690-9315 Trendz 225 Main Avenue (605) 697-7443

ARCHITECTS Civil Design, Inc. 609 Main Avenue South (605) 696-3200 designArc 830 2nd Street South (605) 692-4008 ID8 Architecture 414 Main Avenue, Suite 3 (605) 695-9635 JLG Architects 314 Main Avenue, Suite 3 (605) 692-1289

ARTS & CULTURE Brookings Arts Council 524 4th Street (605) 692-4177 Brookings Summer Arts Festival PO Box 4 (605) 692-2787 Children’s Museum of South Dakota 521 4th Street (605) 692-6700

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center 631 22nd Avenue (605) 688-6707 Prairie Repertory Theatre SDSU, Box 2218, Pugsley 115 (605) 688-4387 Sideline Productions 1313 Yorktown Circle (605) 695-3478 South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Avenue (605) 688-5423

United Living Community 405 1st Avenue (605) 692-5351

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion 1229 Western Avenue (605) 692-5741 Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity 321 9th Street (605) 697-2540

ASSISTED LIVING

Brookings Area Human Resources Assoc PO Box 22 (605) 949-1915

ADVANCE 301 Division Avenue (605) 692-7852

Brookings Elks Lodge #1490 516 4th Street (605) 692-1490

Dakota Sun Assisted Living 125 West 2nd Avenue, Volga (605) 690-1572

Brookings Rotary Club 1434 Yosemite Lane (605) 692-2511

Edgewood Assisted Living & Memory Care 2015 8th Street South (605) 692-6311

Brookings Swim Club PO Box 8112 (605) 692-3672

Interim Healthcare 510 Main Avenue, Suite 10 (605) 695-0623

Disabled American Veterans, Brookings Chapter 22 410 Medary Avenue South, Unit 2 (605) 692-2829

StoneyBrook Suites Assisted Living 1906 12th Street South (605) 692-1013

East Central CASA 1214 Trail Ridge Road (605) 697-6106

The Neighborhoods at Brookview 2421 Yorkshire Drive (605) 696-8700

Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) 4930S. Western Avenue, Suite 2250 Sioux Falls (605) 336-6011

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SDSU Alumni Association 815 Medary Avenue (605) 697-5198

Double K Sales & Detailing 1527 32nd Avenue (605) 695-1848

SDSU Foundation 815 Medary Avenue (605) 697-7475

Einspahr Auto Plaza 2020 8th Street South (605) 692-6106

South Dakota Retailers Association 320 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre (605) 224-5050

L&L Auto Parts - NAPA 419 3rd Street (605) 692-4545

Teen Challenge of the Dakotas 600 West 16th Avenue South (605) 693-9753

Mr. V’s Body Shop 305 5th Street South (605) 692-6686

AUTOMOTIVE

Nagel’s Bump & Paint Shop 2311 Minnesota Drive (605) 692-6000

Advance Auto Parts 2221 6th Street (605) 692-8220

Silverstar Car Wash (605) 361-3557

Auto Body Specialties 114 West 6th Street (605) 692-1448

Valley Motorsports 106 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 690-2454

B & B Auto Sales 532 Main Avenue South (605) 692-7010

W.W. Tire 1813 32nd Avenue (605) 696-7400

B&E Auto Repair 105 N. Samara Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9900

BAKERY

Brookings Area Transit Authority 418 Western Avenue (605) 692-2222 Brookings Auto Mall 2323 6th Street East (605) 692-6315 Dave’s Collision 1019 Main Avenue South (605) 692-4024

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Bizzy Lizzy Bakery 48125 211th Street, White (517) 610-1467 Sweet Kettle Madness & Nana’s Fudge & Sweet Treats (612) 710-7248

BANKS & LENDING INSTITUTIONS Bankstar - Volga Branch 303 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9121 BankStar Financial 1301 6th Street (605) 692-3636 Central Bank 600 Main Avenue (605) 692-2314 Dacotah Bank 1441 6th Street (605) 692-8600 Dakotaland Federal Credit Union 2423 6th Street (605) 697-5922 Dakotaland Federal Credit Union Volga 99 Caspian Avenue, Volga (605) 627-5880 Farm Credit Services - Watertown P.O. Box 1117, Watertown (605) 882-4030 First Bank & Trust 520 6th Street (605) 696-2200 Great Western Bank 1302 6th Street (605) 692-7100 South Dakota Development Corporation 2329 N Career Avenue, Suite 232 Sioux Falls (605) 275-1504


Wells Fargo Bank 527 Main Avenue (605) 692-6245

Party Depot 410 Main Avenue (605) 697-9333

BANQUET HALL & FACITILITES

CELLULAR PHONE COMPANIES

Ben Franklin Event Hall 420 Main Avenue (605) 691-1933

Sprint 415 4th Street (605) 697-8259

Good Roots Farm and Gardens 3712 Medary Avenue (605) 691-9291

Wireless World 1726 6th Street (605) 692-2000

Swiftel Center 824 32nd Avenue (605) 692-7539

CHILD CARE

B00KST0RES

Boys and Girls Club of Brookings 1126 Southland Lane #4146 (605) 692-3333

Brookings Books & Comics 321 Main Avenue (605) 692-2665

Early Learning Center of Brookings 405 1st Avenue (605) 696-7488

University Bookstore Box 2815A, Room 146 (605) 688-4163

CHIROPRACTORS

BREWERIES, WINERIES & SPIRITS

Brookings Chiropractic Center & Physical Therapy 1222 22nd Avenue South (605) 696-7222

Brookings Liquor Store 780 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-5613

Champion Health Chiropractic 430 5th Street (605) 695-6447

Eponymous Brewing Company 126 Main Avenue South (605) 692-2739

HealthSource of Brookings 1829 6th Street (605) 692-2251

Schade Vineyard 21095 463rd Avenue, Volga (605) 627-5545

Johnson Chiropractic Clinic 100 22nd Avenue SW (605) 882-0100

Wooden Legs Brewing Company 309 5th Street, Suite 100 (605) 692-2337

Larsen Chiropractic 219 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9919

CATERING & RENTALS

Murray Chiropractic Clinic 750 22nd Avenue South (605) 697-5090

ARAMARK / SDSU Dining & Catering Box 2815B Student Union Room 150C (605) 697-2571 Midwest Fresh Catering 21154 467th Avenue (605) 690-0120

Willert Chiropractic 2316 6th Street (605) 692-0123

CHURCHES GracePoint Wesleyan Church 1420 Orchard Drive (605) 692-6671 Institute of Lutheran Theology 910 4th Street (605) 692-9337

CLEANING SERVICES Mix Dry Cleaners Inc. 414 4th Street (605) 692-4132 Nu-Tech Environmental Control, Inc. 3116 Century Circle (605) 690-3478 O’Riley Custom Detailing 610 North Cherry Street, Arlington (605) 651-9947

COFFEE SHOPS Choco Latte Coffee and Handmade Candy 2308 6th Street (605) 697-5311 Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie 314 Main Avenue, Suite 5 (605) 940-7524 Scooter’s Coffee 305 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-5445

COLLECTION AGENCIES CAPITAL Services 3101 Capitol Street (605) 782-3367

COMPUTER SERVICES a-i Computer Solutions 415 Main Avenue (605) 692-4349 Blue Sky Technologies 1113 3rd Street (605) 690-5557

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Connecting Point 504 Jenson Avenue SE, Watertown (605) 882-1555

Mills Construction Inc. 1311 Main Avenue South (605) 697-3100

High Point Networks 422 4th Street (605) 697-3060

Morton Buildings, Inc. 1506 9th Avenue SW, Watertown (605) 886-2228

Infotech Solutions 700 S Washington, Madison (605) 427-0555

Rounds Construction, Inc. 1124 34th Avenue (605) 693-4000

Micro Computer Systems, Inc. 126 Main Avenue, Suite 103 (605) 692-2183

Tessier’s Inc 300 32nd Avenue, Suite E (605) 692-4822

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Timmons Construction 1306 Western Avenue (605) 695-9829

Artisan Concrete Concepts 110 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 695-1802

Winter, Inc. 110 32nd Avenue (605) 692-6040

Bobcat of Brookings 803 Main Avenue South (605) 697-5544

CONVENIENCE STORES

Bowes Construction, Inc. 2915 22nd Avenue South (605) 693-3557

Casey’s General Stores 620 8th Street South (605) 692-2238

Brookings Built Green, Inc. 120 Main Avenue South (605) 691-1933

Casey’s General Store 122 W 6th Street (605) 697-9901

Brookings Regional Builders Association PO Box 323 (605) 692-5405

Casey’s General Store 534 22nd Avenue South (605) 696-9900

Clark Drew Construction 302 32nd Avenue South (605) 692-9063 Dakota Land Design 1306 Main Avenue South (605) 695-7040 GCC Ready Mix 1510 Western Avenue (877) 816-4422 Houtman Construction Inc 1300 Pheasant Run Road (605) 692-2140 LoveOurRoof Sioux Falls 46986 272nd Street #8, Tea (605) 599-7663

Casey’s General Store - Volga 100 Hansina Avenue, Volga PNP Pub & Casino 318 Main Avenue South (605) 697-5700 Schoon’s Pump N Pak 202 Main Avenue South (605) 697-7500 Schoon’s Pump N Pak South 1203 Main Avenue South (605) 692-6422 Valley Mart 101 Caspian Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9422

DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS Bisson Dental 305 Main Avenue South (605) 692-2820 Brookings Dental Clinic 2215 Derdall Drive (605) 692-1222 Brookings Family Dentistry 427 8th Street South (605) 692-7788 Embrace Dentistry 2220 Yorkshire Drive (605) 697-6262 Knutzen Family Dentistry 2110 12th Street South (605) 692-9463 Meyer Orthodontics 105 22nd Avenue (605) 692-7511 Prairie Skies Family Dentistry 420 Front Street (605) 692-9555 Van Laecken Orthodontics 604 Medary Avenue South (605) 692-7063

DOOR SERVICES Young Door Service 1527 32nd Avenue (605) 693-3000

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Brookings Economic Development Corporation 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113 (605) 697-8103 Enterprise Institute 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 114 (605) 697-5015 Glacial Lakes Capital LLC 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 222 (605) 610-1024 Research Park at SDSU 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 146 (605) 696-5600

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The Sequoia Group 2229 6th Street (605) 759-3213

SDSU College of Pharmacy Box 2202C, SDSU (605) 688-6314

University Mall Office 920 22nd Avenue South (605) 695-5261

SDSU Division of Student Affairs 1023 Student Center Lane (605) 688-4960

EDUCATION

SDSU Marketing & Communications SCM 105, Box 2230 (605) 688-6161

Brookings School District 5-1 2130 8th Street South (605) 696-4700 Lake Area Technical College 1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown (605) 882-5284 Merchant Job Training & Safety, Inc 2204 Derdall Drive (605) 697-6587

SDSU Office of Continuing & Distance Education West Hall 120, Box 510 (605) 688-4154 Sylvan Learning 317 5th Avenue (605) 362-4885

ELECTRICIANS

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) West Hall 102A Box 510 (605) 688-4154

AMP Electric Construction 3117 Century Circle (605) 692-4626

SDSU SDSU, Box 2201 (605) 688-4111

Clites Electric 400 32nd Avenue (605) 697-6838

SDSU College of Ag, Food & Environmental Sciences SDSU, Box 2207 (605) 688-4148

Electric Construction Company 3028 Prince Drive (605) 336-2800

SDSU College of Engineering 201 Crothers Engineering Hall (605) 688-4161 SDSU College of Nursing SDSU Box 2275 (605) 688-5178

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Muth Electric 116 West Folsom Street (605) 692-0800 Perry’s 100 Main Avenue South (605) 692-6495

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Alternative HRD, LLC 2329 N. Career Avenue, Suite 201 Sioux Falls (605) 335-8198 IMKO Workforce Solutions 521 6th Street, Suite 101 (605) 697-5627 SD Dept of Labor and Regulation 1310 Main Avenue South, Suite 103 (605) 688-4350

ENERGY Basin Electric Power Coop 484th Avenue, Elkton (701) 557-5625 Constellation Energy 17213 Colony Drive, Omaha (402) 504-6355

ENGINEERS Banner Associates, Inc. 409 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-6342 Foresight Land Surveyors 1311 Main Avenue South (605) 695-6442 Malone Engineering, Inc. 101 22nd Avenue, Suite B (605) 692-9580


ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FUNERAL HOMES

Brookings Country Club 2180 Clubhouse Drive (605) 693-4315

Bankstar - Elkton Branch 124 Elk Street, Elkton (605) 542-2681

Eidsness Funeral Home 1617 Orchard Drive (605) 692-6384

Bum’s Bike & Brew 308 6th Street, Suite C (605) 261-4626

Edward Jones - Jeff Fish 1718 6th Street (605) 697-7762

Rude’s Funeral Home 105 West 8th Street South (605) 692-6221

Cinema 8 219 6th Street (605) 692-6821

Edward Jones - Jim Winterboer 101 22nd Avenue (605) 692-1799

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES

Dakota Nature Park 1705 W 32nd Street South (605) 692-2708

Edward Jones Investments Cam Jones 521 6th Street, Suite 103 (605) 627-1044

Hicks Enterprises 616 Wilson Avenue (605) 692-5801 High Note Entertainment PO Box 8382 (605) 692-2292

Odegaard Financial 419 8th Street South (605) 692-1814 Thrivent - Brookings Area Associates 601 4th Street, Suite 103 (605) 692-6643

Oakwood Lakes State Park 20247 Oakwood Drive, Bruce (605) 627-5441

FLOOR COVERINGS & INSTALLATION

Parks, Recreation & Forestry 520 6th Avenue, Suite 130 (605) 692-2708

Barrett’s Flooring 409 12th Street South (605) 692-7377

Station 5 Productions LLC 523 Copper Mountain Circle (605) 691-2526

Carpet Direct of Brookings 1325 Main Avenue South, Suite D (605) 691-2697

Tee’d Off Golf 2508 Wilbert Court, Suite B (605) 692-7273

Midstates Flooring Center 307 C. 6th Street (605) 697-6333

Woodys Axe Throwing 2508 Wilbert Court. Suite C (712) 209-1157

Ope Niemeyer Flooring Installation 718 11th Street (605) 697-9111

Brookings Furniture Co. 409 Main Avenue (605) 692-1399 Karl’s TV & Appliance 976 22nd Avenue South (605) 697-7285 Ohm’s Appliance Center 1425 Main Avenue South (605) 692-7416 Restore 917 US-14 Bypass (605) 697-5900 Slumberland 409 12th Street South (605) 692-7376

GLASS - AUTO, PLATE, WINDOW Dave’s Window Cleaning, Inc. PO Box 90622, Sioux Falls (605) 695-1265 Midwest Glass 1333 Main Avenue South (605) 692-7251

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GOVERNMENT OFFICES

GROCERY CATERING & RENTALS

Brookings County 520 3rd Street, Suite 210 (605) 696-8205

Hy-Vee Food Store 790 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-7317

Brookings County Sheriff’s Office 315 Seventh Avenue (605) 696-8300

HAIR SALON, SPA & MASSAGE

Brookings Fire Department 607 20th Avenue (605) 692-6323 Brookings Landfill 47352 30th Street (605) 693-3667 Brookings Police Department 307 3rd Avenue (605) 692-2113 Brookings Regional Airport 509 W 2nd Street South (605) 697-8664 City of Brookings 520 Third Street, Suite 230 (605) 692-6281 City of Elkton 109 Elk Street, Elkton (605) 542-5411 City of Volga 226 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9113 Friends of John Thune 5015 South Bur Oak Place, Sioux Falls (605) 334-9596 U.S. Senator Mike Rounds South Dakota 320 North Main Street, Sioux Falls (605) 336-0486

GROCERY WalMart 2233 6th Street (605) 692-6332 Wyshbone Market 1867 6th Street (605) 692-4222

Blu Salon & Spa 1118 6th Street (605) 692-6622 Campus Hair 418 Main Avenue South (605) 692-6410 Lash Spa Boutique & Academy 326 Main Avenue (605) 633-1202 Ritz Hair Studio 1611 6th Street (605) 692-6389 Shag Salon 1108 Telluride Circle (605) 691-9913 Sunflower Salon & Spa 1210 Main Avenue South (605) 692-2315 Thomas & Company 2314 6th Street (605) 592-9115 Wendy’s House of Hair 524 Henry Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9926

HEALTH & WELLNESS Avera Behavioral Health - Brookings 601 4th Street, Suite 101 (605) 692-8092

GlycoScience Research 2301 Research Park Way (605) 695-9478 Profile by Sanford 922 22nd Avenue South (605) 636-4630 Sally Damm Healthcare Consulting and Services, LLC 306 4th Street, Suite B (605) 651-3648 Valley Fitness 219 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-6300

HOME IMPROVEMENT Brookings Plumbing & Heating Inc 1702 W. US Hwy 14 (605) 693-7473 Ekern Plumbing & Heating 815 2nd Street South (605) 692-4711 Hamlin Building Center 1915 32nd Avenue (605) 692-3381 Handyman Property Maintenance 518 Main Avenue (605) 695-5261 Homestead ‘’Do-It’’ Center 823 Main Avenue South (605) 692-619 Lowe’s 812 25th Avenue (605) 696-2730 Sherwin-Williams 722 25th Avenue (605) 692-1554

Davis & Associates 1321 Whitetail Path (605) 520-3640

HOSPITAL, CLINICS & MEDICAL GROUPS

Division of Rehabilitation Services 1310 Main Avenue South, Suite 102 (605) 688-4280

Avera Medical Group Brookings 400 22nd Avenue (605) 697-9500

DoTERRA (Thy Balance Room) 431 N Washington Avenue, Madison (605) 270-4619

Biomat USA Plasma Center 718 22nd Avenue South (605) 691-6214

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Brookings Ambulatory Surgery Center 3405 6th Street (605) 693-2272

Sanford Clinic - Brookings 922 22nd Avenue South (605) 697-1900

Brookings Behavior Health and Wellness 211 4th Street (605) 697-2850

Sanford Home Medical Equipment 918 22nd Avenue South (605) 697-1999

Brookings Counseling Solutions, LLC 1304 Main Avenue South (605) 592-9909 Brookings Health System 300 22nd Avenue (605) 696-9000 Brookings Health System Volga Medical Clinic 210 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-5701 Orthopedic Institute 407 22nd Avenue (605) 692-7670 Pro PT 116 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-8848

SCSA Diagnostics 302 West 6th Street, Suite B (605) 592-9071

HOTELS & MOTELS Comfort Suites University 929 25th Avenue (605) 692-2882 Country Inn & Suites 3000 LeFevre Drive (605) 692-3500 My Place Hotel 711 32nd Avenue (605) 696-3150 Super 8 Motel 3034 LeFevre Drive (605) 692-6920

INSURANCE American Family Insurance – Ben Hauck Agency, Inc. 510 Main Avenue South (605) 692-2500 Anderson Insurance 104 West 6th Street (605) 692-4722 Dacotah Insurance 1441 6th Street (605) 692-1447 Dakota Insurance – The Rohl Agency 126 Main Avenue South, Suite 101 (605) 692-4433 Discovery Benefits a WEX company 2324 Research Park Way, Suite #1 (605) 697-1509 Farmers Union Insurance – Heidi Fields Agency 426 Main Avenue (605) 881-2830 Fishback Insurance Agency 520 6th Street (605) 696-2236

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Globe Life – Family Heritage 523 Dakota Avenue, Volga (605) 695-0746

SDSU Yeager Media Center 1137 Campanile Avenue (605) 688-5620

Medary Acres 1100 8th Street South (605) 627-5117

Hawley Insurance Service 100 Main Avenue (605) 692-6223

Valley FiberCom 209 Kasan Avenue, Volga 1-866-453-4237

Norm’s Greenhouse & Nursery 21366 476th Avenue, Aurora (605) 693-3926

King Insurance 101 Main Avenue South (605) 692-0944

INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS

Outdoor Design and Landscaping, LLC 611 2nd Street South (605) 999-3475

State Farm Insurance – Adam Holtquist 511 Main Avenue (605) 692-6225

Legacy Financial Partners Ameriprise Financial 309 4th Street (605) 692-5501

Six Mile Nursery 810 West Hwy 14 (605) 690-8684

State Farm Insurance – Kevin Witte 2312 6th Street (605) 692-8383

Northwestern Mutual - Sean Binker 603 5th Avenue (605) 301-4250

Turfguard Lawn Service 108 32nd Street South (605) 697-6718

State Farm Insurance – Paul Kruse 1024 6th Street (605) 692-5200

Principal Financial Group-Rod Schaefer 305 4th Street (605) 692-7226

LAWYERS & ATTORNEYS

Thrivent – Tim Campbell 2121 Goldenrod Trail (605) 480-1250

Raymond James Financial Services 520 6th Street (605) 696-2280

Fite, Pierce & Ronning Law Office 316 4th Street (605) 692-9415

INTERNET, RADIO & TELEVISION

JEWELRY

Helsper, McCarty & Rasmussen, PC 1441 6th Street, Suite 200 (605) 692-7775

Brookings Radio 227 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-1430

Crevier Jewelry LLC Elkton (605) 695-7974

Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm 621 6th Street (605) 692-1818

Friends of SD Public Broadcasting 601 N. Phillips Avenue, Suite 100 Sioux Falls (605) 688-4191

Riddle’s Jewelry 950 22nd Avenue South (605) 697-5395

Steve Britzman 521 6th Street, Suite 104 (605) 697-9058

Wink’s Fine Jewelry 322 5th Street (605) 692-4623

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 225 (605) 336-3890

LANDSCAPING & GREENHOUSE

LIBRARIES

Austreim Landscaping 1222 Western Avenue (605) 692-1005

Brookings Public Library 515 3rd Street (605) 692-9407

Mediacom Business 948 22nd Avenue South (605) 695-0247

Braun’s Lawns LLC (605) 695-9759

MANUFACTURERS

Mediacom Residential 948 22nd Avenue South (855) 224-2253

Glacial Lakes Tree Service P.O. Box 398 (605) 695-8550

Bel Brands USA 1313 34th Avenue (605) 627-1200

Interstate Telecommunication Coop. 1022 Main Avenue South (605) 693-3211 KSFY 325 South 1st Avenue, Suite 100, Sioux Falls (605) 336-1300

Midco 3901 North Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls (605) 275-6550

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Kerry’s Landscaping & Irrigation, Inc. 706 13th Street West (605) 692-1605

Daktronics, Inc. 201 Daktronics Drive (605) 697-4000


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GHP Systems 1000 32nd Avenue North (605) 697-7869

Sterling Technology 133 32nd Avenue South (605) 692-5552

L.G. Everist, Inc. 912 34th Avenue South (605) 693-3381

3M Company 601 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-9433

Larson Manufacturing 2333 Eastbrook Drive (605) 692-6115

Twin City Fan & Blower 101 Sunrise Ridge Road South (605) 394-8800

MTR Technologies Inc. 2325 32nd Avenue (605) 692-8188

Weather Star, LLC 213 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-5345

Prairie AquaTech 705 32nd Avenue South (605) 692-1266

MANUFACTURERS & ENERGY

Prince Manufacturing Corporation 111 32nd Avenue South (605) 692-1970 Quality Tool 301 Sunrise Ridge Road (605) 692-1615 Rainbow Play Systems 500 Rainbow Parkway (605) 692-1500 Royal Plastics, Inc. 200 32nd Avenue (605) 692-2171

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Valero Renewable Fuels One Valero Place, Aurora (605) 693-6800

MANUFACTURERS & ENGINEERS Counterpart, Inc. 214 32nd Avenue South (605) 692-5952 Falcon Plastics 1313 Western Avenue (605) 696-2500 SD Soybean Processors 100 Caspian Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9240

MARKETING & ADVERTISING Avery Brothers Sign Company 2420 Correctionville Road, Sioux City (712) 252-2480 Creative Printing 760 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-9233 Johnson & Richter Creative 314 Main Avenue, Suite 2 (605) 467-7473 MAS Media 401 Church Street, Marshall (605) 627-5117 Top-Shelf Views (907) 978-3244 UpFrame Creative 414 Main Avenue, Suite 1 (605) 610-8002

MORTGAGES Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation 412 5th Street (605) 695-1429


NEWSPAPER Brookings Register 312 5th Street (605) 692-6271 Volga Tribune 207 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-9425

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Bobcat Backers 306 Main Avenue (605) 692-2431 Brookings Area United Way 619 5th Avenue (605) 692-4979 Brookings Backpack Project P.O. Box 8054 (605) 651-3900 Brookings County Salvation Army 410 7th Street (605) 692-8863 Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (BCYMP) 600 Main Avenue (605) 697-0444 Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter 807 Onaka Trail (605) 692-7233 Brookings Kiwanis Club 304 Trail Ridge Road (605) 695-3383 Brookings Lions Club 337 Marian Avenue (605) 692-6056

Brookings Police Department Foundation 307 3rd Avenue (605) 690-2021 Brookings Regional Humane Society 120 West 2nd Street South (605) 697-7387 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 245 (605) 695-7041 Helpline Center 619 5th Avenue (605) 274-1424 Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota 752 22nd Avenue South 1-800-568-2401 Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana 1400 West 17th Street, Sioux Falls (605) 335-8000 Option 1 Women’s Health Center 103B 22nd Avenue (605) 692-1600 South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership 132 Animal Science Complex, SDSU (309) 259-0047 Volga Development Company P.O. Box 217, Volga (605) 281-0704 Volga Foundation 21095 463rd Avenue, Volga (605) 940-2363

OFFICE SUPPLIES Century Business Products 214 West 2nd Street South (605) 692-2177 Office Peeps 416 3rd Street (605) 692-6363 RC First Aid 218 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 690-7140 Valley Office Products, Inc. 110 South Main, Milbank (605) 432-5536

OPTICAL SERVICES Sixth Street Optical 511 6th Street (605) 692-5600 The Optical Shop 112 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-5173 Vision Care Associates 952 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-8262 Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical 2311 Yorkshire Drive (605) 696-8870

PHARMACIES Lewis Drug 910 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-6688 Store

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PHOTOGRAPHY & STUDIO Choke Cherry Photography & Design, LLC (605) 610-9889 Erica Lynn Photography 1603 Cardinal Drive (605) 216-6679

PROFESSIONAL D. E. Little, DVM 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 155 (605) 697-3000 Hitch Studio 414 Main Avenue, Suite #1 (605) 592-9072 New-Leaf Coaching & Consulting 435 36th Street South (605) 220-2395 VTH Works 19283 SD Hwy 21, Lake Norden (605) 520-2133

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Brookings Engraving 306 Main Avenue (605) 692-2431 Outlaw Graphics 321 3rd Avenue South (605) 692-9857 605 Custom Design 424 Red Twig Drive, Suite 1 (605) 691-5104

PUBLISHERS & PRINTERS Allegra Design, Print, Mail 301 Main Avenue (605) 697-5170 Cleanslate Design + Print 317 5th Avenue, Suite B (605) 692-2211 SD Newspaper Association 1125 32nd Avenue (605) 692-4300

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The Town & Country Shopper, Inc. 609 5th Avenue (605) 692-9311 UPS Store 120 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-5441

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES & APPRAISAL Advantage Land Company 517 6th Street (605) 692-2525 Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 692-9200 Burlage Peterson Realty 317 4th Street, #1919 (605) 692-7102 Century 21 Krogman & Company 323 22nd Avenue (605) 692-2100 Northern Plains Appraisal, LLC 311 3rd Street, Suite 100 (605) 692-9445

REAL ESTATE AGENTS Anita Thomas, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 692-9200 Colleen Vukovich, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 695-0255 Dave Roberts, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 695-8825 Emilie Portz, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 692-2100 Gayle Chapel, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 690-1177

Kari Westlund, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 690-9200 Kelan Bludorn, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 690-7772 Roshal Lamp, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 691-1335 Sarah Woodard, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 690-5512 Seth Sayler, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street 605-214-4521 Shane Andersen, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 691-3023 Tom Bozied, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 691-3010

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Lloyd Companies 101 South Reid Street, Suite 201, Sioux Falls (605) 323-2820 Mills Development Corporation 1323 Main Avenue South (605) 697-3118

REAL ESTATE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Brookings Property Management, Inc. 1100 6th Street (605) 695-5261 Den-Wil Investments, Inc. 910 4th Street (605) 692-4859


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Mills Property Management 630 Western Avenue (605) 697-3175

Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill 307 Main Avenue (605) 696-7978

Perkins Restaurant 2205 East 6th Street (605) 692-4400

Moriarty Enterprises 603 Main Avenue (605) 692-6333

Culver’s 2229 6th Street (605) 697-5558

Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge 726 Main Avenue South (605) 692-4723

NLR Management/ Prairie View Townhomes 1802 12th Street South (605) 370-5901

Danny’s Lounge 703 Main Avenue South (605) 692-6020

Pints and Quarts 313 Main Avenue (605) 692-7468

George’s Pizza 311 Main Avenue (605) 692-6610

Skinner’s Pub 300 Main Avenue (605) 692-3248

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 1715 6th Street (605) 692-1661

Starbucks Cafe 715 Jackrabbit Avenue (605) 697-2588

Jimmy John’s 1308 6th Street (605) 692-2321

Subway of Volga 108 North Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 627-3097

Little Caesars 2508 Wilbert Court, Suite 1 (605) 692-7667

Taco John’s 609 Medary Avenue (605) 692-7524

Lucky Dog Bar & Grill 323 East Highway 14, Volga (605) 627-5607

The Lodge Restaurant 2515 6th Street (605) 692-1429

Mc Donalds 1605 6th Street (605) 692-7200

The Ridge Restaurant 919 Jay Street, Bruce (605) 627-5187

Nick’s Hamburger Shop 427 Main Avenue (605) 692-4324

1000 Degrees Pizzeria 770 22nd Avenue South (605) 692-4443

9 Bar & Nightclub 303 Main Avenue (605) 692-6463

Valley Restaurant 103 Caspian Avenue, Volga (605) 676-5900

Papa John’s 1833 6th Street South (605) 696-7272

Whiskey Creek 621 32nd Avenue (605) 692-4494

RESTAURANTS, CAFES & TAVERNS Agua Fresh 420 Main Avenue (218) 841-3083 Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill 1801 6th Street (605) 592-9110 Cafe Coteau 2046, 521 4th Street (605) 692-6700 x 1 CC Bar & Grill 121 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 690-2073 Chick-Fil-A 1421 Student Union Lane (605) 697-2559 Cook’s Kitchen 304 Main Avenue (605) 692-1303 Craft Chophouse & Lounge 610 Medary Avenue (605) 692-2555

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Wilbert’s Ale House 931 25th Avenue (605) 692-2484

SIGNAGE Stein Sign Display 2020 4th Avenue SW, Watertown (605) 753-8211

SPECIALTY STORES All Creatures Small + Great 303 5th Street (605) 691-3899 Audio Connections 307 6th Street, Suite 3 (605) 692-4036 Baybeeluv Boutique LLC 1732 6th Street (605) 692-2212 Brookings Monuments 507 Main Avenue South (605) 692-4224

Canine Country Club 1900 W 8th Street South (605) 690-3109

Runnings 2421 6th Street (605) 291-4646

Coteau des Prairies Olive Oil Company 726 Main Avenue South (605) 692-4723

The Bevy by Mama Peacock 414 Main Avenue, Suite 2 (515) 451-1605

Culligan Water of Brookings 1417 6th Street (605) 692-4911 FarmHouse Fancy 312 Main Avenue (605) 690-9674 Found by Funky Junk 225 Main Avenue (605) 690-0686 Honeycomb Gifts 414 Main Avenue (605) 651-8336 M&T Fire and Safety, Inc. 111 Kasan Avenue, Volga (605) 690-9979

The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. 310 Main Avenue (605) 592-9277 The Ugly Duckling 312 Main Avenue (605) 695-4668

SPORTING GOODS & ACCESSORIES Bluestem Bicycles 402 Main Street (605) 692-2453 Spoke - N - Sport 503 Main Avenue (605) 696-7979

Pasque 400 Main Street (605) 695-3206

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SPORTS, RECREATION & HEALTH CLUBS Arcfit 201 Flint Pass (605) 695-8155 Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center 2810 22nd Avenue South (605) 693-4622 Brookings Tae Kwon Do, LLC 919 Main Avenue South (605) 697-5425 Brookings to Broadway 418 Main Avenue (605) 690-2390

STORAGE & MOVERS

UTILITIES

Access Storage 1323 Main Avenue South (605) 651-4947

Brookings Municipal Utilities 525 Western Avenue (605) 692-6325

Perkins Storage & Transfer 416 3rd Avenue (605) 692-2041

NorthWestern Energy 1232 22nd Avenue South (800) 245-6977

Store More Rentals 505 South Street, Volga (605) 695-5186

Swiftel Communications 415 4th Street (605) 692-6211

Thompson Concrete Construction 46231 210th Street, Volga (605) 690-7747

WASTE REMOVAL Cook’s Wastepaper 1026 34th Avenue (605) 693-3363

Xtra Space Storage 1614 Western Avenue (605) 696-9872

CrossFit Brookings 1325 Main Avenue South, Suite C (605) 937-8897 Gold Medal Gymnastics 505 Main Avenue (605) 692-1350 Larson Ice Center 924 32nd Avenue (605) 692-2708

TITLE COMPANIES

Brookings Dumpster Service 1309 7th Avenue West (605) 691-9442

Brookings County Title Co. 1024 6th Street, Suite B (605) 696-0100

Dakota Portable Toilets, Inc. 120 22nd Avenue South, Suite 238 (605) 880-1699

Dakota Abstract 627 5th Avenue (605) 692-5724

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

Prairie Soul Studio 986 22nd Avenue South, Suite B (605) 692-1911

TRAVEL AGENCIES & BUREAUS

Coca-Cola 405 Cessna Street, Watertown (605) 886-8050

SDSU Athletic Department Box 2820/HPER Center (605) 688-5625

AAA of South Dakota 1812 6th Street (605) 692-5111

McKeever Inc. 3211 Prince Drive (605) 886-7677

SDSU Wellness Center 1440 North Campus Drive (605) 688-6415

Travel Leaders 1709 6th Street (605) 692-6611

Snap Fitness 1009 Main Avenue South (605) 692-7627

Harms Oil 337 22nd Avenue South (605) 696-5000

THANK YOU! Lewayne Erickson Skip Webster Harry Jones Mary Fleming Carol J. Peterson

134 BROOKINGS, SD

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION & TRANSPORTATION

Thank you to these individuals who continue to invest and stay connected to the community.

Gail Robertson Orville Smidt Wesley Tschetter Harry Mansheim Larry Tidemann

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