2022 Visitor Guide

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10 Ways to Make Brookings Home PAGE 70

Love at Frost Sight PAGE 18 Hobo Day: Best Day of the Year PAGE 63




Welcome to


CONTENTS Welcome to Brookings........... 3 Explore Brookings.................11 Recreation...........................25 Entertainment & Nightlife..... 31 Dining.................................39 Shopping............................47 Accommodations.................53 SDSU...................................59 Relocation...........................67

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.

Contact Us!

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





Guide The 2022 Brookings Visitor Guide

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

PROJECT DIRECTORS: Laura Schoen Carbonneau and Sydney Wood

GRAPHIC ARTIST: Nikki Brower COVER: Lisa Marotz COPY WRITER: Sydney Wood Visit Brookings partnered with SDSU Public Relations Writing Class and their instructor, assistant professor in the SDSU School of Communication & Journalism, Marina Hendriks to create featured stories throughout the magazine.

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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.

But here’s a few things you might not know about us: Brookings is the


in South Dakota.



Brookings is the first and only city in South Dakota to score a


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. 27 ACRES OF PARK LAND PER 1,000 RESIDENTS (which is nearly

Brookings has

three times the national average). The population is


Brookings is the





Commonly Asked


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 art 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 www.visitbrookingssd.com
















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.




Anything but Ordinary

Brookings is far from ordinary. With a fresh mix of artsy attractions and outdoor activities, plus family favorites and sweet dining, this little city has much more than meets the eye. Here are a few of the must-see sites in Brookings!

Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Nick’s Hamburger Shop

Looking for family fun everyone can enjoy? Then this destination is the perfect place to begin. The Children’s Museum of South Dakota invigorates and inspires everyone who comes to play! With a combination of indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits comes hours of creativity, discovery, and fun

McCrory Gardens This destination is the perfect place to slow down and stop to smell the flowers. McCrory Gardens is one of the best spots for a tranquil afternoon wandering through the 25 acres of formal display botanical gardens. Don’t forget to explore the beauty of all the trees and shrubs inhabiting the 45 acres of arboretum surrounding the garden.

Nick’s Hamburger Shop has been a Brookings staple since 1929. This is by far the tastiest destination on the tour with mouthwatering sliders you can buy by the bagful. It truly feels like a blast from the past the moment you step inside the vintage style diner.

Agricultural Heritage Museum Immerse yourself in South Dakota’s number one industry, Agriculture. The Agricultural Heritage Museum will inspire passion for the diverse history, culture, and science of agriculture in our state. The museum aspires to connect all generations through the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives.

South Dakota Art Museum This stop is for those who are looking to appreciate the finer things. The South Dakota Art Museum curates, preserves, exhibits, and interprets visual art for the viewing pleasure of all its patrons. The museum has a program of changing exhibitions of contemporary and traditional works of art so there is always something new to come see!

Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center With two top quality indoor ranges (firearm and archery), Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center is the perfect destination to safely practice shooting. The BCOAC is also home to the SDSU Extension, 4-H offices, and the Game Fish & Parks office. The Game Fish & Parks office hosts several programs throughout the year including a Hunting Safe Program. Continued on next page.




Climb the


Fly a kite at the


Brookings Arts Council

SDSU Dairy Bar This destination is the very definition of a sweet treat. The SDSU Dairy bar has over 60 different flavors all curated by South Dakota State University students in the Davis Dairy Plant. And of course, a visit to the dairy bar is not complete without trying the famous Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream. These 8 destinations make up the Brookings Great 8 Passport, a self-guided tour of some of our favorite spots to explore in Brookings! You can pick up your own passport to follow along at any of the Great 8 locations or the Visit Brookings office. Receive a stamp at each location and submit your completed passport to any of the locations and be entered to win a $25 gift card.

The Brookings Arts Council has been educating and entertaining the Brookings community with art for nearly 40 years. This destination will introduce you to juried art and photography exhibitions from a variety of regional artists. Stop into the BAC to find out all the information you need to know about the sculptures, murals, and community art collectives around the Brookings community.



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.

Show your support at the


Do yoga at the


Saturdays, May-October

GET ARTS AND CRAFTY 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.

Go ice skating at

LIONS PARK outdoor ice rink

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.

Snap a picture with the murals


Take a step back in history at the

CENTENNIAL PIONEER CABIN visitbrookingssd.com


Don’t Miss the

BROOKINGS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL South Dakota’s premiere juried arts festival garners over 200 artists from across the nation to fill the grassy areas of Pioneer Park. Representing 15 different disciplines of art, 38 different ethnic and gourmet food booths, historic displays, and entertainment it can seem hard to tackle; here are some pro tips to pack in as much art into two days as possible.

Wear comfortable shoes. You’ll be walking A LOT!

SEASONAL CHECKLIST Take an adventure in Brookings, just don’t forget to pack the essentials. A lot can happen in four seasons, here is a list of must haves for your next Brookings adventure:

Be prepared for 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 carrying all of your finds. Or plan multiple trips to the 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 animals are permitted.


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, and an umbrella

Two words: Turkey Leg. You have not experienced


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

Don’t forget!

Some blue and yellow, your best tailgate recipe, and a blanket for the bleachers.

the festival until you have had one. #turkeyleg

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

Take and 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.


Bring a bathing suit. The second the weather warms up enough for a dip in the lake, the out of office replies go on. We never know how long summer will last, so we must make sure to take advantage of every sunny day.

Don’t forget!

A beach towel, a cooler of your favorite local brew, and frisbees for disc golf.



Bring your big, puffy coat. We know that midwestern winters can be intimidating, but if you bundle up just right you learn to embrace the chill!

Don’t forget! A good beanie, your ice skates, and anything faux fur.


MONDAY $5 Bowling at The Lanes


APRIL 17 Easter Brunch at McCrory Gardens

JANUARY 6-9 East River 8-Ball Invitational Pool Tournament

APRIL 23 Junk Jam: Spring Edition

JANUARY 15-16 Dakota Territory Gun Collector Show



MAY 8 Mother’s Day Brunch at McCrory Gardens

FEBRUARY 18-21 Frost Fest


JUNE 18 Longest Day 10k

APRIL APRIL 1-2 Willie Mac Hoops Tournament

JUNE 18 Brookings Kite Festival

JULY JULY 9-10 Brookings Summer Arts Festival

OCTOBER 1-2 Fear Asylum Haunted House Opening Weekend OCTOBER 9 Fall Festival at McCrory Gardens OCTOBER 28 Trick-or-Treat Downtown Brookings OCTOBER 31 Giggles and Ghouls at McCrory Gardens


AUGUST 13 Camero Fun Days

AUGUST TBD Max Daddy National Karting Championship

JUNE 12 Brookings Car Show

MARCH 26-27 Rumble in the Jungle Cheer and Dance Competition

AUGUST 5,12,19,26 Downtown at Sundown

AUGUST 13 Oakwood Lakes Trail Run

JUNE 4 Dairy Festival

MARCH 24-26 All State Band

APRIL 2-3, 9-10, 23-24, 30-1 South Dakota Youth State Bowling Tournament

AUGUST 6 Annual Garden Party at McCrory Gardens


MARCH 19 Nail the Runway



MAY 14 Brookings Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay


JULY 16-18 Fishback Fall Classic

JULY 29-31 Downtown Crazy Days

MAY 13 Scotty Roberts 5k

FEBRUARY 25-27 Bantam A State Hockey Tournament

SEPTEMBER 24 Junk Jam: Fall Edition

JULY 29 Downtown at Sundown

APRIL 29 Arbor Day 5k

JANUARY 22-24 Tri-Company Dart Tournament

JULY 10 Beef & Eggs 5k

SEPTEMBER 3 DAV Charity Poker Run SEPTEMBER 10 Shade Vineyard Grape Stomp SEPTEMBER 11 Insect Festival at McCrory Gardens

NOVEMBER 8 Festival of Trees at the Brookings Arts Council Opens

DECEMBER DECEMBER 2 Festival of Lights Parade DECEMBER 2-31 Garden Glow at McCrory Gardens DECEMBER 6-31 Let it Glow Holiday Lighting Competition Dates and times are subject to change. Check Visitbrookingssd.com for additional information.






at Wooden Legs Brewing Company

Beer & Bingo at Eponymous Brewing Co.

at McCrory Gardens

Brookings Farmers Market May–October

Good Roots Pizza Nights June–August


If you’re up for a workout, check out keys at the SDSU Alumni Association or the University Police Department and climb the 180 stairs of the Campanile to capture the full view of Brookings. #getclimbing #coughlincampanile #sdstate


Twenty-five acres of display gardens with flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses make McCrory Gardens a must-see. While picturesque spots appear throughout the gardens, keep an eye out for a cottage that once was a gas station. The Cottage Garden is surrounded by annuals, perennials and herbs. #mccrorygardens #takeawalk #flowers


Home of SDSU’s famous Cookies & Cream, the Dairy Bar serves a variety of homemade ice cream and sherbet flavors. Better not leave town without trying it out! #sdstate #dairybar #eaticecream



Seven murals provide photo ops in the alleyways of downtown Brookings. This split-style mural allows you to show off your school spirit, whether that’s blue and yellow for the Jackrabbits or black and red for the Brookings Bobcats. All of the murals are wonderful opportunities to snap a pic with friends and family and display your love for Brookings. #ilovesouthdakota #visitbrookingssd #southdakota



The dress code is lumberjack chic at Woodys Axe Throwing. This fun atmosphere hosts an activity which incorporates skill and excitement. Woodys provides opportunities to have a chilled beverage, mingle and engage in some friendly competition. #woodysaxe #axethrowing #activity

Grab your friends and family and head to the newly renovated bowling alley. Ten of the 26 lanes feature interactive bowling and special lighting effects called Brunswick Spark, where the lane becomes part of the game. #showyourcompetitiveside #bowling #bowlingfun




Stop by Cottonwood Coffee in downtown Brookings and be welcomed into a warm environment. Take some time to enjoy a cappuccino and conversation, or find a quiet corner perfect for your next study session. #coffeevibes #coffeelover #cottonwoodcoffee


Go Big, Go Blue, Go Jacks! Check out one of the numerous athletic events that South Dakota State University hosts. #sdstate #GoJacks #sports


Head eight miles out of town to Volga and capture some unique outdoor photos. If you’re a wine lover, treat yourself to a glass of one of their many types of specialty wines. Happy hour is 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. #winery #vineyard #schadewinery


On the east side of 22nd Avenue sits a beautiful park with multiple recreational opportunities. The new musical playground provides a spectacular place to have fun with the kids. #musiciseverywhere #getcreative #parks


Yum! There’s nothing like a burger from Nick’s. If you have a sweet tooth, the homemade pie is just for you. Nick’s old-school diner atmosphere will no doubt send you back in time. #burgershop #buyembythebag #eatlocal


Take your kids to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, which features exhibits inside and outside. Explore KidStreet, Outdoor Prairie Play and the many other hands-on opportunities for kids to learn! #childrensmuseum #familyfriendly #HifromSD



Love at Frost Sight BY SAM ANDERSON

When winter rolls around, there’s snow better place to spend it than right here in Brrr-ookings! Take in Frost Fest during the third weekend in February. Families can enjoy outdoor activities throughout the community like snow fort building at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, cross country skiing at Dakota Nature Park and plenty of frosty surprises at McCrory Gardens. Check the visitbrookingssd.com website for a full list of Frost Fest activities. Throughout the winter, residents and visitors can bundle up and make the most of the brisk weather by renting snowshoes or a fishing pole at Dakota Nature Park, or hitting the ice at Larson Ice Center or the Lions Park outdoor skating pond. Holiday fun and excitement are also a highlight for the town during December. Catch Santa as he leads the Festival of Lights parade through Downtown Brookings on the first Friday of the month. As the holiday spirit continues, make your way around town to check out the houses entered in the Let it Glow light competition. To top off the season, McCrory Gardens puts on the month-long Garden Glow event which illuminates the south portion of the gardens with over 200,000 holiday lights. Attracting visitors of all ages, this is a wintertime must-see. “My favorite part is the people,” said Lisa Marotz, director of operations at McCrory Gardens. “It’s coming out in the cold of a December night and hearing people’s voices ... it’s the generations coming together.” While wandering through the majestic garden, sipping hot chocolate and humming your favorite Christmas tunes, you can’t help but feel that nostalgia of the holiday season set in. From Frost Fest to Festival of Lights to Garden Glow, and everything in between, you don’t want to miss out on all of the fun that Brookings has in store for you this winter season!

Brookings Farmers Market Offers More Than Just Vegetables BY KADI TERCA

Providing a taste of small-town living, Brookings Farmers Market offers a blissful Saturday morning. You won’t want to miss out on locally grown fruits and vegetables, beautifully curated flowers, freshly baked bread, perfectly roasted coffee, and more. Brookings Farmers Market was designed to support the area’s farmers and businesses. A group of hard-working farmers and community members started it in 1997. The opportunity to buy and sell locally makes the market an important aspect of life in Brookings. At least 100 people visit every weekend. New residents particularly enjoy the market because it is an excellent way to get involved. “Brookings Farmers Market has a wide variety of things and a nice social atmosphere,” said Carol Birgen, who moved here in May 2021. Baking danishes, cinnamon rolls, flatbreads, baguettes and buns to perfection, Cottleston Bread is one of the market’s top vendors. “We typically sell out at the market,” co-owner Kalley Besler said. “We bake everything fresh, so we really push ourselves to maximum capacity to bring as much as we can.” Cottleston’s bestseller is baguettes, which are the hardest to produce in large quantities. Every week, people show up early so they are guaranteed to bring home fresh-baked goodness. The market is seeing an increase in vendors who are eager to show and sell homemade goods. With more than 50 vendors, Brookings Farmers Market is growing in other ways, too. Manager Nick Ruskin looks to expand by including more family and kid-related activities such as yoga. He wants the market to be a space where everyone feels included and has something to do. “My goal is to try to make the market more of a destination so everybody can stick around,” he said.


Hands on Heritage and History


Travel back in time to see what farming once was like in South Dakota. The Brookings County Museum and South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum show how agriculture worked before modern innovations. Brookings County Museum in Volga, just west of Brookings, offers visitors six buildings full of artifacts to learn about South Dakota’s early days. Step into the schoolhouse and homes from the 1800s and 1900s. Check out all things horse-drawn, including farm equipment, carriages, bobsleds and more, along with everyday appliances and tools used by families in their homes and on the farm. To learn about farming 100 years ago, explore the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. The museum is filled with equipment, appliances, tools and other artifacts from South Dakota homes and farms. Through hands-on activities, children can experience what it was like to keep a farm running. “Our mission here at the museum is to inspire a passion about history, culture and science around agriculture in South Dakota,” said Sarah Jacobs, education coordinator. Hands-on activities, informational lectures and community-partnered events are ways the museum practices its mission. The museum connects with South Dakota State University and

the community by offering agriculture craft classes every second Monday of the month, professor lectures on a variety of topics, and an indoor farmers’ market in winter. Both museums are exceptional ways to experience South Dakota’s agricultural past through artifacts, events and hands-on activities. These museums offer exciting ways to discover the history that surrounds the area. Brookings County Museum and South Dakota Agriculture Museum make the past feel like reality.



4WithinTHINGS TO DO 45 Minutes of Brookings BY SYDNEE WINTER

Brookings offers plenty of things to see and do in the city and within a short drive. When you’re ready to explore a little more, take a morning or an afternoon to revisit the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her “Little House on the Prairie,” eat a fresh wood-fired pizza on a South Dakota farm, taste local wines or visit an antique town with up to 40 buildings from the 1900s. When you’re done, Brookings awaits your return with a place to rest your head after a fun-filled day. Just 11 minutes from downtown Brookings, Good Roots Farm and Garden, a lovingly restored farm gives you an authentic South Dakota experience. Co-owners Bill and Julie Ross fixed up a 95-year-old barn for people of all ages to come and learn. They have 40 acres for visitors to walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The barn is used for special events, weddings and a weekly family pizza night from June to October. Almost everything on these pizzas is made from scratch or picked from the garden. Forty minutes from Brookings sits a little town called De Smet. The Ingalls Homestead gives you a glimpse of what life was like in the late 1800s. Inspired by the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Ingalls Homestead provides numerous prairie traditions such as covered wagon rides, hay twisting, wheat grinding, driving a pony cart, washing clothes, making jump ropes and corn cob dolls, and visiting a one-room schoolhouse. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, held weekends in July, draws visitors from around the world. The story unfolds on the beautiful South Dakota prairie and takes all ages on a journey into the days Laura and her family spent in this little town. “Visitors often comment on how pleasantly surprised they are by how well each business and organization complements each other,” said Ann Lesch, operations manager of In-


galls Homestead. “The experiences are all different and enjoyable on their own, but become richer and more meaningful the more sites one visits and time one spends in De Smet.” Schadé Vineyard and Winery is located in Volga about 10 minutes outside of Brookings and produces diverse types of wine. Named for the original owners, Jim and Nancy Schadé took their passion for making delectable wines and turned it into one of the most distinguished wineries in South Dakota. This venue offers wine for purchase, scenic vineyards, tastings and other events. It has been used the last 20 years as a place for weddings, anniversaries, work occasions and family gatherings. Historic Prairie Village is a replica of a turn-of-the-century main street located 40 miles south of Brookings just outside Madison. Here, you can experience what it was like to walk down main street in the 1900s. Prairie Village offers 35 to 40 antique buildings filled with original artifacts. Originally, Prairie Village started out as an annual threshing show to depict how grain was harvested before combines. This event still attracts around 20,000 people. Other events include a consignment auction, a pageant, bull riding, car shows, a full-size railroad with rides and live concerts at the historic opera house. “We offer more things here than many people realize, even the people who do visit regularly,” manager Faron Wahl said. “There is way more here for people to experience. We encourage people to come here and visit.”





RECREATION Our glacial lakes 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.



DOG FRIENDLY The Brookings community is always looking to accommodate our four-legged friends! We’re an animal loving community and we want you to be able to bring along your furry friends on all your Brookings adventures. Several of our hotels are pet friendly, as are many of our local businesses. Take your pet to the Bark Park for an afternoon of running, sniffing, and showing off their skills as a show dog on the agility course. The Bark Park is roughly 11,000 square feet and features three fencedin areas to let your small or large dog roam off-leash.

The Bark Park is located on 12th Street South & 7th Avenue South. For more details, contact the Brookings Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department at 605.692.2708.


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. 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.


• Mountain Bike • Paddleboards • Snowshoes • GPS Units

• Canoes/Kayaks • Fishing Poles • Binoculars

BIKE FRIENDLY Bring your bike to Brookings!

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.

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 onstreet bicycle facilities which connect parks, schools, and recreational centers throughout the community.

For trail maps, visit cityofbrookings-sd.gov and explore our community on two wheels.

BROOKINGS COUNTY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER Known around the country for its Olympic-length archery range, the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center (BCOAC) is a hunter’s haven. It’s also an educational facility to teach proper gun safety. The archery range is great for family reunions and casual get togethers. Anyone can learn how to use a bow and arrow! The BCOAC is also home to SDSU Extension, 4H, and South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks.








& 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.




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.


• 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.

LIVE MUSIC BUM’S, BIKE & BREW 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

Helloooooo Brookings!

Do you get a rush from standing front row at a concert? Crave feeling the beat of the base in your chest? Brookings has several premium live music venues which provide everything from large stadium events to intimate shows.

SKINNER’S PUB Whether it’s outside in The Courtyard in the summer or inside under the elaborate tin ceiling in the winter, this over 119-year-old historic building is a great backdrop to any number of shows. Known for having a wide variety of genres and groups perform, Skinner’s Pub caters to all music lovers.

THE WILD HARE Just off Main Avenue is where the classic sports bar meets bustling night club. Go from cheering on the Jackrabbits to jamming out to a local cover band in a matter of hours. The high-end sound system and industrial-themed backdrop create the perfect space to dance the night away.

THE PHEASANT You will find everyone from long time Brookings residents to newly rehomed college students enjoying the welcoming atmosphere at The Pheasant. With deep roots in community history, local and regional artists are often featured in the upscale dining room or on the garden patio.

THE SWIFTEL CENTER Having hosted over 4,000 events since their opening in 2001, the Swiftel Center has an impressive list of artists who have graced their stage. There is no genre discrimination with acts spanning from country, rap, rock, and everything in between. The 30,000 square foot arena has more than enough room for you and all your friends to enjoy the next big name that rolls into town! visitbrookingssd.com


Theatre Thrives in a Rural Community BY MARIE ROBBINS

A fun evening in Brookings might start with dinner at a local restaurant followed by a captivating performance by a local theatre group. Theatre in Brookings represents our thriving, community-focused culture. Brookings Community Theatre and Prairie Repertory Theatre regularly entertain audiences by showcasing talented individuals in the city and on the South Dakota State University campus. Brookings Community Theatre has produced shows since 2001 with the goal of offering educational and performance opportunities for people of all ages. Audiences can expect to see three enjoyable and entertaining productions in 2022. The company’s seasons typically include a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals. Prairie Repertory Theatre is a long-standing tradition for many families in and around Brookings. The South Dakota State University organization involves 35 to 45 students each season. During the summer, students are provided with housing, class credit and a scholarship for their participation. As part of its mission, Prairie Repertory Theatre provides intensive training for students while supplying engaging entertainment for all in attendance. From acting and costume design to set construction and marketing, students gain experience in all aspects of theatre production as they stage four shows each season in a multitude of different genres. “It is important to have that balance of both student training and quality entertainment,” said J.D. Ackman, professor and managing/ artistic director. “If one is lacking, either the students or the people who come to the shows will be missing out.” Students participating in Prairie Repertory Theatre bring a wide


range of skills and experience to performances. Diversity in major areas of study and experience allows for creativity to shine through in each act. The company’s recent move to the newly renovated Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the SDSU campus was a welcome change, Ackman said. The facility is engineered for quality acoustics and the ability to eliminate background noises such as rain and hail. With a capacity of 850, Oscar Larson Theatre features multiple seating levels to give the audience the best possible views. Since 1970, Prairie Repertory Theatre has staged 12,821 performances of 210 productions and reached over 544,064 patrons. Top theatrical talent can be expected in each performance. The Brookings community looks forward to each story portrayed by local artists.

Experience the Magic BY KATIE HAWKINS

of Woodbine Productions

South Dakota State University has paved the way for performing arts. The Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center has become the best facility within miles. Woodbine Productions, an addition to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center, has enriched Brookings with the magic of live performances. Woodbine Productions was started by the SDSU Foundation and an anonymous benefactor who underwrites all performance expenses. Woodbine provides substantial scholarships to students involved in performing arts at South Dakota State University. Every dollar made from tickets sold, goes to scholarships. Woodbine is named after the former home of SDSU presidents, Woodbine Cottage, maintaining the connection and history to campus. Woodbine Productions brings a variety of remarkable performers to Brookings. In the past they have had GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, and GRAMMY Award winning acapella group Pentatonix. Concerts are open to the community and students, with tickets selling at lower rates compared to those at large venues. “Performers are hand-selected and curated for specific arts,” said Rina Reynolds of the SDSU Foundation, who programs the Woodbine series. “The goal is to bring the finest, both world-renowned and beginning performers, and to enrich the student experience and community with music.” Woodbine enriches more than just the campus; it also im-

pacts the community. In close conjunction with Brookings High School and state arts programs, Woodbine and SDSU work together to hold concerts, programs and tours. These experiences give aspiring artists an experience of a lifetime. “Nothing compares to experiencing live music or live theatre. That cannot be replicated,” said David Reynolds, director of the School of Performing Arts. “Do you think that they had a good time?” The anonymous benefactor asks that question at the end of every show. The Woodbine Productions team ensures that every show is a guaranteed good time and each new season gets better.








Brookings offers a mix of international flavors, local eateries, national chains, and food trucks. The menus change with the seasons and home brew is always available. Let your tastebuds tour Brookings one bite at a time. visitbrookingssd.com


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 From roasting beans in a garage, to a fully functioning and thriving coffee shop, Kool Beans specializes in small batches for the freshest cup of coffee. 225 MAIN AVENUE • 605.692.2326

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 three locations in Brookings. Starbucks is located inside Hy-Vee, on 6th Street and on campus at SDSU. 7TH STREET & JACKRABBIT AVENUE 605.697.2550 790 22ND AVENUE • 605.692.7317 40 BROOKINGS, SD 2022 VISITORS GUIDE


A college town isn’t complete without pizza.

And lucky for us, Brookings offers nine 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 Murphy’s Take N’ Bake 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 S. • 605.692.4443

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


Pizza King

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

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

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

Papa John’s Pizza 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

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

Pizza Ranch One of the largest pizza chains in the Midwest is back in Brookings! Offering a unique “buffet your way” experience, there is something for everyone. 1815 6TH STREET • 605-692-3663

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

FABULOUS FOOD TRUCKS Everyone loves a good food truck and there are plenty to find in Brookings. Whether it’s a big bite of burger or if the fresh taste of Mexican is your jam, you can enjoy your favorites around town.

Here’s a sampling: Backyard BBQ* - BBQ Buenisimo* - Peruvian style food La Corita* - Mexican Midwest Fresh Catering* - BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, walking tacos

Murph’s – hamburgers and fries Nick’s Hamburger Shop – hamburgers Ollies – burgers, hot dogs and fries Rub N Tug BBQ* - BBQ Shorty’s Hot Box*- sandwich melts,

It’s More Than Just Beer BY KOOPER JANSSEN

Wooden Legs Brewery is your one-stop brew and chew destination, home to over 20 local craft beers and a full menu with unique flatbread pizzas, hoagies and appetizers. Wooden Legs is a Brookings staple where the beers are hand-crafted on site and the sandwiches are made with locally baked bread. The knowledgeable staff helps you choose the right beer to match your palate. Along with beer and hoagies, enjoy Tuesday trivia nights, a full collection of board games and comedy nights with local talent. Stop in and see if you can beat your friends while enjoying a crowd favorite, Wild Hare Cream Ale. On Sundays, Wooden Legs offers special prices inspired by the rise and fall of the stock market. It’s a great time to grab a beer you haven’t tried – but snag it quick because the price might go up! During football season, Wooden Legs opens at 8 a.m. on home game days with pancakes and the option to wash them down with a pint of “Breakfast of Champions.” The family-friendly atmosphere of Wooden Legs keeps the community engaged and stomachs happy. “We are just as known for our pizza as we are for our beer,” said Matt Rustman, taproom operations manager.

fresh lemonade

The Brosia Bowl* - salads and bowls *Licensed by the City of Brookings

Being mobile has its advantages. You can pick up and move to where the people are. And in Brookings, that sometimes means at local businesses, in city parks or even on the SDSU campus.

The best way to find food truck locations and their offerings is through the In and Around Brookings, SD Food & Drinks or each individual food truck’s Facebook page.



The 10 Best


1. Cook’s Kitchen - Old-Fashioned Breakfast / $8.50 This restaurant offers a myriad of savory breakfast and lunch options under $10. The Old-Fashioned Breakfast with two eggs, toast and your choice of meat is the perfect option for a fulfilling meal.

2. Cottonwood Coffee - Turkey Cali / $8.00 This cold sandwich, the best combination of classic and gourmet, consists of smoked turkey, mayo, mustard, provolone, tomato and red onion. It comes with a side of chips and an orange slice.

3. Guadalajara - Super Nachos (Half) / $9.50 A local favorite, the Super Nachos are the perfect dine-in or to-go option for any day of the week.

4. La Cantina - Chicken Soup / $6 Lunch / $6.50 Dinner Pollo de Sopa, a simple yet deliciously crafted dish, is composed of broth, chicken and vegetables served with fried tortilla strips. The chips and salsa starter is included.

5. Wok n Go - Shrimp Fried Rice / $6.49 The Shrimp did what? The Shrimp Fried Rice? You read that correctly. This flavorful box of rice provides the versatility of both a dine-in and to-go meal.

6. Agua Fresh - Chicken Caesar Wrap / $8.40 This healthy and fulfilling mix of chicken, Caesar dressing and lettuce rolls together in a spinach wrap. It comes with a rich and delicious juice drink.

7. Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Chicken Pesto Flatbread with “Mango Magic” Smoothie and Side / $9.69 Some might say you feel a certain magic in the air. It is. It’s Mango Magic ... just one of the delicious smoothie options.

8. Nick’s Hamburgers - Two Sliders with Chips and Drink / $9.00 One cannot simply visit Brookings and not check on this local favorite.

9. Cubby’s - Wild Mushroom Provolone Burger with Fries / $9.75 The wildest thing about this deal is that you get this gourmet burger, paired with fries, all for a decent price.

10. Taco Express - Quesadilla with Choice of Meat and Vegetables / $7.50 Conveniently located inside the BP gas station off Interstate 29, this hidden gem of cuisine allows you complete freedom in customizing your order.


Guadalajara Meets Brookings for a Taste of Mexico BY TSAKANI KHAMBULE

Café Coteau: an Atrium Full of Butterflies and Coffee BY SARA ERAZO SANCHEZ

Guadalajara is known for delicious Mexican food guaranteed to leave you well pleased. Guadalajara’s intriguing setup features walls decorated with sombrero hats and mariachi music to give you the Mexican ambiance. Employees make customers feel at home by interacting with them, having one-on-one conversations and serving complimentary tortilla chips and salsa as a starter. The most popular dish is fajitas, consisting of a choice of steak, chicken or shrimp marinated in Guadalajara’s special sauce with onions, peppers, tomatoes and additional ingredients. For dessert, try the fried ice cream with a flavor of your choice. Guadalajara offers a “meal of the day” special and margarita specials every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The restaurant was established in Watertown and Sioux Falls in 1995, then came to Brookings in 1997. It’s a family-owned business run by Carlos Vegas and his son, Danny Vegas. The family comes from Guadalajara, a city in Western Mexico known for tequila and mariachi music. They chose to honor their heritage with the restaurant’s name. Guadalajara makes your mouth water so you’re eager to return for more.

Café Coteau is a place to savor all four seasons while enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch. Located within the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, the magical setting features towering windows which frame the grounds. It’s an ideal restaurant, perfect for enjoying the summer sunshine or a fall sunset. The menu suits the tastes of every family member, from strawberry waffles topped with walnuts, omelets and tasty sandwiches to mouthwatering pasta dishes, flavorful salads and kid-friendly options. Try the Big Kid Kadoodle’s Noodles (mac ’n cheese) or the Café Coteau Salad featuring a kicked-up chicken salad resting on a mix of greens and finished with avocados, two cheeses and your preferred dressing. For dessert, consider gluten-free baked goods made in-house, a cone with a scoop of South Dakota State University ice cream, or a Café Glace – ice cream with coffee from local roaster Kool Beans. Pouran Borchardt, Café Coteau’s manager, is committed to providing fresh, healthy and wholesome meals. The staff grows vegetables and herbs on the museum’s back patio and outsources from local farmers. “The love that we truly have for our customers, sincerity and quality individuals that work here are what makes the difference,” she said. visitbrookingssd.com


Pints and Quarts: Mind Your P’s and Q’s BY MAX BULTENA

Looking for mouthwatering burgers and an expansive beer selection? Find those menu items and more at Pints and Quarts, a bar and grill in downtown Brookings. The renovated 100-year-old space features chalk walls, exposed brick and a comfortable dining area, just right for grabbing a bite to eat and having a drink with friends or family. The bar offers a large selection of rotating tap beers, including domestics, South Dakota and Minnesota brews, and plenty of fine spirits. The menu is continuously updated with new food ideas and unique creations. Pints and Quarts specializes in American cuisine, highlighted by a selection of tantalizing burgers. Try the Juicy Lucy, a half-pound burger stuffed with cheese and bacon, or the P & Q Burger featuring the restaurant’s signature sauce. The menu also includes vegetarian options such as the Spicy Black Bean Burger.


If burgers aren’t your thing, try the Shrimp Tacos, the Yard Bird chicken sandwich or the Jacked Up Cheese Curds with carnitas, beer cheese and barbecue sauce. After every meal, customers receive a delicious mini cupcake. Kevin Raab, owner of Pints and Quarts, said his favorite parts about working there are serving good food, meeting new people and having a positive impact on the community. When you go, remember to mind your P’s and Q’s.

ZAPOYA DELIVERY Craving food, but don’t want to leave your house? 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. 424 5TH STREET • 844-752-3474 • WWW.ZAPOYA.COM





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 décor and bicycle gear, each destination offers a little piece of Brookings.



Shop Retro, Innovative an 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!

Thread of Memories 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. 48 BROOKINGS, SD 2022 VISITORS GUIDE 226 Main Avenue • 605.592.9790

Shop ’til you drop? Brookings has you covered. Whether you’re looking for authentic jewelry, home décor, clothes or children’s toys, Brookings has it all. You’ll experience the perfect retail therapy and enjoy a collection of enchanting stores. Shop all one-of-a-kind gifts and collectibles crafted by local artisans. Birthdays and Christmas are the times where the need to shop for kids arises. Play Central Toys & Books at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota has a remarkable selection of books and toys. The store has a personal shopper for anyone who needs help choosing the perfect present. “We know children here, so if you’re looking to find a gift, we are pretty good at trying to find what their interests are and we will find a toy that meets their needs,” said Kerrie Vilhauer, the museum’s director of marketing. Farmhouse Fancy + The Ugly Duckling is a consignment shop. The boutique sells a variety of items, from vintage furniture and décor to handmade jewelry. “We pride ourselves on having unique items and we get new pieces daily,” co-owner Jenna Friedrich said. An outdoor collection consists of stylish, durable products to transform your backyard into something absolutely mind-blowing. Handmade, repurposed and thrifted: These are the types of home décor and gift items available at FOUND. “I think we are known for our greenery,” co-owner Noelle Morford said. “I’m very picky about the greenery and strive to find pieces that are both life-like and of good value.” Their best selling pieces are neutrals and classics. The pieces have a smooth texture and adapt

nd Low-Cost in Brookings BY HEMISHKA LOBIN

to any home or style. If you need a clever and artistic touch, FOUND is the ideal place to go. Feel the need to revamp your wardrobe and have a fresh style? Trendz is the perfect place to shop with its affordable prices and wide range of clothing. The shop recycles items and carries eco-friendly products. “We’ve been trying to provide more buying options and not just clothes,” co-owner Karen Weisbeck said. Vintage clothing, jewelry, shoes and dry florals are worth the visit.While you’re there, check out the retro home décor. If you’re looking for adorable customized cups or T-shirts, Brookings has the perfect shop. At CleanSlate, you’ll be spellbound by the amount of printable options. The shop also designs custom envelopes, calendars, caps, letterheads and other items. “We make anything the customers would like us to,” co-owner Jen Conners said. Beanies, cushions and toddlers T-shirts are amongst the other articles available.

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 1118 6th Street 605.692.6622

Sunflower Salon & Spa 1210 Main Avenue South 605.692.2315







ACCOMMODATIONS After spending time in Brookings, a short-stay might turn into a long one. Plan anything from a relaxing stay in a hotel to a camping adventure. Trips lasting one night to ten, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.



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.


CAMPING Looking to channel your inner outdoorsman? Connect with nature and get to know the area on a totally different level by spending the weekend camping around the community.



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

UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS Start Here! Planning a tournament? Looking for a unique venue for your next meeting? Brookings has you covered. From finding a setting in the prettiest place in town to securing state-of-the-art facilities, the Visit Brookings team is here.

Get Started with Three Simple Steps: STEP #1 Narrow down venue options with our online meeting planner tool

at www.visitbrookingssd.com

STEP #2 Download the Meeting and Event Planning Guide for detailed information

about hotels, meeting spaces and our complimentary services.

STEP #3 Apply for funding through the Visit Brookings Event Grant Program. The Visit Brookings team is available to set up room blocks, work with our partners to respond to RFPs and help you find those one-of-a-kind experiences to keep your crew raving about your event. Get in touch at 1-800-699-6125 or info@visitbrookingssd.com.



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


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.

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

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

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.

Here’s the route for the loop! 6th Street > (left on) Main Avenue > (left on) 8th Street South > (left on) 22nd Avenue > left again on 6th Street for one big loop


BROOKINGS REGIONAL AIRPORT 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






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 Keylime Air, 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


The Visit Brookings office is located on the loop at 1321 6th Street.


Stop by our visitor center for maps, information, public restrooms and more. visitbrookingssd.com 57



SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY SDSU is South Dakota’s largest university and a giant in the Brookings community. On gameday, move-in weekend, or just a special stop for ice cream there is always something new to explore on campus.



A Hop, Skip and Jump Away from Being a Jackrabbit BY KAILEY KOEP

Scheduling a campus tour with South Dakota State University is the best decision you will ever make. South Dakota State University has something for everyone, from rocking the yellow and blue at sporting events to watching a musical or play. The university says by getting involved in one of its 250 clubs and organizations, you’re guaranteed to find something that interests you. It’s about the environment you’re in and the people you meet that makes college great. “Campus is big enough where you may not run into anyone you know, but still have that small-town feel,” says campus visit coordinator Paisley Raml. Campus visits begin at the Student Enrollment Center at the University Student Union. As soon as you and your family walk through the doors, the SDSU Admissions team strives to make you feel comfortable. “I felt very welcome and cared for,” prospective student Zach Rasmussen said. “The campus is very open and I felt I got to see a lot of what they had to offer.” Who knows more about campus than current students? Admissions ambassadors are sophomore through seniors. Visitors get that student-to-student experience and are encouraged to ask questions throughout the tour. “Personable, positive and helpful,” Raml said when asked what three words best describe an SDSU tour. “We greet our visitors by name, check them in and go over schedules and make that personal connection. We strive to keep tours in small groups, so students and families feel like they are making a personal connection with their admissions ambassador.” Prospective students can expect nothing less than the full treatment on an SDSU tour. When you visit SDSU, you stop by the most well-known places on campus. You see rooms in residence halls, including traditional and non-traditional spaces. From the Student Union and Wellness Center to Briggs Library and Bailey Rotunda (home of SDSU’s largest classroom), it’s the closest you can get to student life before becoming a Jackrabbit. Throughout your tour, you get the chance to hear current stu-


dents’ perspectives on campus life. “I make prospective students comfortable by talking about what SDSU and the Brookings community have to offer to them and the sense of community that makes it feel like home here,” said Rachel Zook, a junior admissions ambassador. “I also try to make things personal and try to get to know them on a different level.” The effort is recognized and appreciated by visiting students and their families. “The admissions office is warm and inviting and they tailored to our needs as a big group while in the admissions presentation,” one parent said. South Dakota State University receives tremendous support from not only sponsors and alumni, but also the city of Brookings. Residents are so invested that during Hobo Week (SDSU’s homecoming), they sign up to host groups of students for meals. “The SDSU admissions team embraces the students, and the Brookings community encourages and is involved in so much,” Raml said. SDSU is more than just a school. It’s a community of people who advocate for one another every day.

What Does it Mean to be a Land Grant University? BY KENNEDY TESCH

Nothing says “Welcome to Brookings!” quite like the towering view of the Coughlin Campanile in the distance upon entering town. The true heart and soul of the community, South Dakota State University calls the city of Brookings home. Originally founded as Dakota Agriculture College in 1881, South Dakota State University serves an important role as the state’s largest, most comprehensive university. When South Dakota officially became a state in 1889, Congress allocated 160,000 acres of land to the agriculture school. This allocation was made possible by the Morrill Act, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 to give states the ability to educate students in agriculture as well as liberal arts subjects and practical skills. This idea revolutionized higher education by focusing on the three pillars of the land grant mission: teaching, research and extension outreach throughout the state. The act also made college more available and affordable. “I think one of the biggest things we focus on as part of the land grant mission is access,” said Shawn Helmbolt, SDSU admissions director. “That was really the reason they were created, to provide access to higher education to as many people as possible.” With several research facilities located in Brookings and

across the state as well as ongoing partnerships with state government, South Dakota State University proves diligent in carrying out the land grant mission to better the quality of life in South Dakota. “We have accredited academic programs and a high retention rate with our students,” said Jamison Lamp, university events coordinator. “We’re doing the research right here then disseminating that new knowledge, and then we have a really robust extension program with all of our extension agents across the state and their connection to those communities and in the work that they do.”

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.



Down the Rabbit Hole: Unmasking Jack the Jackrabbit BY KENNEDY PIRLET

You know him, you love him, he’s the face of South Dakota State University. Jack the Jackrabbit serves as a well-known figure in the community. But many are surprised to learn Jack wasn’t the first school mascot. As an agriculture based institution, the Barnyard Cadets first represented South Dakota State College (as it was known then). Around 1905 the Cadets were replaced by the Jackrabbits. Many believe it was following a 81-0 football loss to the Minnesota Gophers. A reporter for the Tribute, who was familiar with the area’s abundance of furry friends, referred to the team as being quick as jackrabbits. And so the new mascot was born. Jack’s look has evolved throughout the years. Early on, he resembled the famous Bugs Bunny (™) with his big teeth and ears standing up. Today, the mascot appears as friendly as ever with his floppy ears and happy smile, while the jackrabbit logo is known for looking fierce in recent years. As Jack’s looks changed, so did his personality. Jack has always made students feel free enough to hop to the beat of their own drum. “He actually is a character,” said Kathy Larsen, who maintains Jack’s wardrobe as keeper of the jackrabbit. “How he acts when he is in that costume is how he portrays the university. All of our Jackrabbits are friendly and willing to greet people.” Over the years, Jack has proved to be much more than a mascot. He represents school spirit for the entire community. Loved by students and community members alike, Jack brings Brookings together. Former Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett explained some Brookings residents call themselves Jackrabbits even though they didn’t attend SDSU. “Everyone can associate themselves with Jack,” he said. Freshman Aubrey Wookey said the sense of unity Jack


brings to campus is one of the reasons she chose SDSU. After touring campus as a high school student, she recalled, “I quickly saw how much Jack means to the community, and it made me want to be a part of it.” In the public eye, Jack is played by presumably one peppy student. In reality, it takes much more to bring him to life. You know you can count on Jack to be hyping up the crowd at sporting events, but his commitments don’t end there. “We hold tryouts and select two to three students to share the responsibility,” said Maggan Froseth, SDSU’s assistant athletic director. Senior Katelyn Sorenson said she had no idea tryouts were held to choose the mascot. “I’ve always wondered who’s in the costume, but the secret just makes Jack seem more real.” The students who have brought Jack to life over the years have ensured it is the university’s best-kept secret since 1905. The true identity of Jack may never be known to the public, but one thing is for sure, he will always hold a special place in the hearts of all who know him.

HOBO DAY: The Best Day of the Year BY HAYLEE HENRY

Jackrabbits from far and wide travel to celebrate Hobo Day, South Dakota State University’s homecoming. Dating back to November 2, 1912, this event brings thousands of people to Brookings annually to participate in cherished traditions. It also is a chance to interact with the community and alumni while experiencing the essence of Jackrabbit pride. Marie Robbins, 2021 Grand Pooba, called Hobo Day “the most exciting tradition of the year.” The Grand Pooba is the leader of the student organizing committee for Hobo Day. Weary Will and Dirty Lil are the honored mascots of SDSU’s homecoming celebration. They represent the history of Hobo Day and the traditions performed each year. One special custom involves choosing alumni to represent Weary Will and Dirty Lil. These individuals are selected based on their SDSU spirit and support, then announced during halftime of the homecoming football game. Each year, the event’s theme is put on buttons for students and the community to wear and show their Hobo Day pride. Past themes include “Rooted at the Rails” in 2020 and “Adventure Awaits” in 2021. This tradition has been in place since the 1950s. During the week, students and the community come together for events such as Bum-a-Meal, with local residents signing up to host free suppers at their homes for hungry Hobos. A fun-filled event leading up to Hobo Day is Rally at the Rails on Main Avenue in downtown Brookings. You can play games, eat a variety of food from local restaurants, and enjoy performances by the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, the Bum Band and SDSU Spirit Squads. The most prestigious Hobo Day event is the parade through town on Saturday morning, which brings people from all over the Midwest. The parade is filled with floats representing memories made at SDSU. The symbol of Hobo Day, the 1912 Ford Model T Bummobile, leaves its home in the Hobo Day Gallery at the Student Union for the occasion. Donated by Frank Weigel, a farmer in nearby Flandreau, the Bummobile has led the Hobo Day Parade since 1939. Hobo Day is a time to appreciate the memories and opportunities here at South Dakota State University and prepare for the road ahead. “It’s impressive to see two to three generations of families come together for this unique and different event,” Robbins said.



Local Shops Offer Plenty of Yellow and Blue Gear for Jackrabbits BY MEGAN SCHOENEMAN

South Dakota State University is known for its iconic blue and yellow. You can find people of all ages sporting the SDSU colors, logo and Jackrabbit mascot. One place to find spirit wear is Jackrabbit Central. These three locations operated by SDSU are located in the University Bookstore, downtown Brookings and Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Homecoming at South Dakota State is celebrated with Hobo Day, and the classic striped bib overalls are the ultimate addition to any hobo’s closet. As the weather starts to turn, Jackrabbit Central features warmer apparel and necessities. The shops also carry a variety of professional attire for Jackrabbit fans to wear at work. This collection includes everything from polos and button-downs to badge holders. My favorite thing to do is check out the crew neck sweatshirts,” senior Makenna Ludwig said. “They always have new fun options.” SDSU introduced the “Pheasant State” collection in fall 2020,


with a logo combining the university’s insignia and a pheasant with a South Dakota landscape. Pheasant season brings hunters here from all over the world. The line includes well-known brands such as Mossy Oak and Realtree -- perfect for hunters and advocates for South Dakota’s wildlife and agriculture. You also can find Jackrabbit gear at The Socialight Boutique in downtown Brookings. The shop features Gameday Social apparel, a Brookings born and raised brand. The Socialight has it all, including men’s, women’s and children’s wear and sweatshirts, T-shirts, jackets and accessories. Along with SDSU items, you can find many different collegiate and local looks. “Gameday Social Apparel offers trendy and practical pieces you can continue to wear for years to come,” said Marielle Golden, a model for Socialight. In Brookings, Jackrabbit gear is worn with pride. When visiting campus or taking a stroll downtown, these stores are the perfect places to stop. Everyone looks good in blue and yellow.






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. Throw in a variety of cultural and recreational activities and a dynamic downtown and you’ve got a community that has a small town feel with big city amenities.







10 Ways to Make Brookings BY ANGELA FUHR

1. Cooking Classes at The Carrot Seed

6. Kick off Summer with Brookings Area Community Band

This downtown shop provides Brookings with reliable, quality products, and simplifies cooking with hands-on demonstration classes. Discover classic Brookings dishes to make in your new home.

June marks the start of Sunday concerts for Brookings residents. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for an hour of free entertainment in Pioneer Park. Enjoy listening to musicians of all ages playing their hearts out for their community.

2. Sunday Breakfast at Cook’s Kitchen Located downtown, Cook’s combines friendly attitudes with delicious cooking to please customers and their stomachs. Whether you are coming home from church or getting ready for a day on the trails, Cook’s has all of the breakfast staples. Once you experience its homey atmosphere, you will think about it every day of the week.

7. Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Festival of Trees Brookings Art Council welcomes the community with an indoor winter wonderland. Trees beautifully decorated with different themes and styles make the perfect environment for holiday splendor. You will leave with a heart three sizes bigger.

3. Get Your Heartrate Up at Fear Asylum The Fear Asylum keeps Brookings on its toes from October to November with a terrifying Halloween masterpiece, recognized as one of the top 15 haunted houses in the country. This spooky experience is essential for getting into the Halloween spirit and is intended for mature teens and adults, so make sure to leave the kids at home.

4. Catching the Game at Cubby’s Most Brookonians agree: When friends and family visit, Cubby’s is a must. Filled with television screens showing a variety of athletic events, Cubby’s gives you the option to sit at the bar, a booth, a table or even a rooftop patio. The rooftop is open all summer and is the perfect place to enjoy a game. With refreshing drinks and scrumptious food, Brookings residents come here to get the best seat in the house.

5. Picking Pumpkins at Sanderson Gardens Take a 5-mile road trip with friends or family to Sanderson Gardens, where you can pick fresh strawberries, raspberries and even pumpkins. From September to October, locals can celebrate fall at this self-serve location.


8. Show Your Creative Side with Nail the Runway Brookings annually lets fashion flow at Nail the Runway, where residents are invited to create stylish outfits out of construction materials. Not only is it a way to get rid of spare parts, but it also raises funds for Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity. Support your community and declutter at the same time.

9. Volunteer for the Brookings Marathon Hundreds of Brookonians donate their time every year to support runners in the Brookings Marathon. Working as a team to direct runners through your town is bound to make you feel at home.

10. Meet 12 Permanent Residents Twelve sculptures scattered throughout Brookings embody the community’s history and culture. Visit the Brookings Arts Council to start your sculpture walk and have a deeper understanding of your new home.

RELOCATION INFORMATION With a college town vibe, an artistic flair and opportunities for all ages, Brookings is an inviting community to call home. The following information can help you settle in and make connections.



Department of Motor Vehicles

Brookings School District

910 4th Street | 800-952-3696

2130 8th Street | 605-696-4700

Motor Vehicle Registration

South Dakota State University

520 3rd Street, Suite 100 | 605-696-8250

1451 Stadium Road | 800-952-3541


GOVERNMENT City of Brookings

Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce

520 3rd Street, Suite 230 | 605-692-6281

1321 6th Street | 605-692-8922

Brookings County Offices

Brookings Economic Development Corporation

520 3rd Street, Suite 100 | 605-696-8250

2301 Research Park Way | 605-697-8103

Voter Registration

Helpline Center

520 3rd Street, Suite 100 | 605-696-8250

619 5th Street | 605-692-4979

Visit Brookings 1321 6th Street | 605-692-7444

FINDING THE PERFECT JOB Finding a job in Brookings has never been easier. Opportunities are plentiful, especially in the areas of management, sales, maintenance, operators, technicians, administrative and part-time work in the hospitality industry. Check online listings at LiveinBrookings.com or call the South Dakota Department of Labor 605-688-4350 to get started.

Find out more about making Brookings your home through the following Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Directory. Other relocation resources are available at Brookingschamber.org, Liveinbrookings.com, and Visitbrookingssd.com. visitbrookingssd.com


CHAMBER DIRECTORY 2022 ACCOUNTING H&R Block 1022 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5715 In-House Ally 236 Heather Lane W. (605) 858-1032 Integrity Accounting Allies LLP 510 Main Avenue (855) 956-0132 Kinner & Company 404 3rd Avenue (605) 692-2515 Limestone, Inc 314 Main Avenue (605) 592-1098 TruCount CPA, PC 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 208 (866) 936-8024 VRS Certified Public Accountants & Consultants 726 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-8425

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES Alltech, Inc. 700 32nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5310 Brookings County Conservation District 205 6th Street #1 (605) 692-8003 Brookings Equipment, Inc. 3024 Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 693-3522 Corteva/Pioneer Hi-Bred International 211 Caspian Avenue (605) 627-9167 Farmers Implement & Irrigation / Kubota 3023 E Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 692-6153 Farmers National Company 22219 480th Avenue (605) 997-5228


Hurley & Associates 126 2nd Street SW (605) 692-1533 KC Dairies 48612 212th Street (605) 542-4051 Medgene Labs 4728, 1006 32nd Avenue, Ste. 104 (605) 692-1268 Meyer Services Inc. 260 Industrial Drive (605) 627-9281 Millborn Seeds 2132 32nd Avenue (605) 697-6306 Novita Nutrition, LLC 2301 Research Park Way (605) 610-1026



Dakota Soul Boutique 2035 Orchard Drive (605) 692-5400

Brookings Arts Council 524 4th Street (605) 692-4177

Glik’s 1024 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-1844

Brookings Summer Arts Festival PO Box 4 (605) 692-2787

LA Style Boutique 106 W. Hwy 14 (605) 695-5230

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center 631 22nd Avenue (605) 688-6707

Shoe Sensation 860 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-7447 The Socialight Boutique + Gameday Social 420 Main Avenue (605) 651-1297

Prairie Repertory Theatre/State University Theatre & Dance 1601 University Boulevard (605) 688-4559 South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Avenue (605) 688-5423

Trendz 307 6th Street (605) 697-7443


Dakota Darling Boutique 401 S 6th Street (605) 695-7284

ADVANCE 301 Division Avenue (605) 692-7852

Fit My Feet 720 25th Avenue (605) 592-9613

Dakota Sun Assisted Living 125 W 2nd Street (605) 627-9141

SGS 1405 32nd Avenue (605) 692-7611

Little Rascals Consignment & Studio 314 Main Avenue, Suite 1 (605) 838-3807

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

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

Seven Song Birds 320 Main Avenue (605) 697-6292

Independent Living Choices 748 22nd Avenue S. (605) 882-5249

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

Spot On Printing P.O. Box 556 (605) 627-3060

Interim HealthCare 510 Main Avenue Suite #10 (605) 695-0623

Kibble Equipment 3310 Hwy 14 Bypass (605) 693-3514


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

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


designArc 830 2nd Street S. (605) 692-4008

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

ID8 Architecture 414 Main Avenue Suite 3 (605) 695-9635

The Neighborhoods at Brookview 2421 Yorkshire Drive (605) 696-8700 United Living Community 405 1st Avenue (605) 692-5351


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

BankStar Financial 1301 6th Street (605) 692-3636

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

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

Central Bank 600 Main Avenue (605) 692-2314

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

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

Dacotah Bank 1441 6th Street (605) 692-8600

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

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

Brookings Auto Mall 2323 6th Street E. (605) 692-6315

Dakotaland Federal Credit Union 2423 6th Street (605) 697-5922


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

Dave’s Collision 1019 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-4024

Dakotaland Federal Credit Union - Volga 99 Caspian Avenue (605) 627-5880

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

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

Disabled American Veterans, Brookings Chapter 22 410 Medary Avenue S. (605) 692-2829

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

American Legion 1229 Western Avenue (605) 692-5741 Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce 1321 6th Street (605) 692-8922

East Central CASA 1214 Trail Ridge Road (605) 697-6106 Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) 4930S. Western Avenue (605) 336-6011 SDSU Alumni Association 815 Medary Avenue (605) 697-5198 SDSU Foundation 815 Medary Avenue (605) 697-7475 South Dakota Retailers Association 320 East Capitol Avenue (605) 224-5050 Teen Challenge of the Dakotas 600 West 16th Avenue S. (605) 693-9753 Visit Brookings 1321 6th Street (605) 692-7444s

AUTOMOTIVE ABRA Auto Body Glass 305 5th Street S. (605) 692-6686

Hometown Service & Tire 222 Main Avenue (605) 697-6889 L&L Auto Parts - NAPA PO Box 521 (605) 692-4545 Nagel’s Bump & Paint Shop 2311 Minnesota Drive (605) 692-6000 Valley Motorsports, LLC 106 Kasan Avenue (605) 690-2454 W.W. Tire 1813 32nd Avenue (605) 696-7400

BAKERY Bizzy Lizzy Bakery 48125 211th Street (517) 610-1467

Farm Credit Services - Watertown P.O. Box 1117 (605) 882-4030 First Bank & Trust 520 6th Street (605) 696-2200

ARAMARK / SDSU Dining & Catering Box 2815B Student Union Room 150C (605) 697-2571 Midwest Fresh Catering 21154 467th Avenue (605) 690-0120 Party Depot 410 Main Avenue (605) 697-9333


Great Western Bank 1302 6th Street (605) 692-7100

T-Mobile 1525 Obama Avenue (605) 691-9358

Richland State Bank 602 1st Street (605) 627-5671

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

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


BANQUET HALL & FACILITES Good Roots Farm and Gardens 3712 Medary Avenue (605) 691-9291 Midway Camp 46564 US Highway 14 (605) 881-6931 Swiftel Center 824 32nd Avenue (605) 692-7539

Random Sweets 420 Main Street (605) 690-4256



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

Bankstar - Volga Branch 303 Kasan Avenue (605) 627-9121

CC’s Bar & Grill 121 Kasan Avenue (605) 690-2073

Boys and Girls Club of Brookings 1126 Southland Lane #4146 (605) 692-3333 Early Learning Center of Brookings 405 1st Avenue (605) 696-7488

CHIROPRACTORS Brookings Chiropractic Center & Physical Therapy 1222 22nd Avenue S. (605) 696-7222 Champion Health Chiropractic 430 5th Street (605) 695-6447 HealthSource of Brookings 116 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-2251 Larsen Chiropractic 219 Kasan Avenue (605) 627-9919



Murray Chiropractic Clinic 750 22nd Avenue S. (605) 697-5090 Willert Chiropractic 2316 6th Street (605) 692-0123

COMPUTER SERVICES a-i Computer Solutions 415 Main Avenue (605) 692-4349


Blue Sky Technologies 1113 3rd Street (605) 690-5557

GracePoint Wesleyan Church 1420 Orchard Drive (605) 692-6671

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

Institute of Lutheran Theology 910 4th Street (605) 692-9337

High Point Networks 420 4th Street (605) 697-3060

CLEANING SERVICES Intek Cleaning & Restoration 3116 Century Circle (605) 690-3478

Kinvergent 120 22nd Avenue S. (315) 207-5721 Micro Computer Systems, Inc. 126 Main Avenue, Suite 103 (605) 692-2183

Infinite Welding & Machine 322 Industrial Drive (605) 827-2922

Schoon’s Pump N Pak South 1203 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-6422

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

Valley Mart 101 Caspian Avenue (605) 627-9422

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


Roto-Rooter Sewer-Drain Service 734 34th Street (605) 691-8070 Rounds Construction, Inc. 1124 34th Avenue (605) 693-4000 Tessier’s Inc 300 32nd Avenue, Suite E (605) 692-4822


The Rental Depot 134 Main Avenue S. (605) 697-8044

O’Riley Custom Detailing 610 North Cherry Street (605) 651-9947

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

Timmons Construction 1306 Western Avenue (605) 695-9829

ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration by Prins 1028 8th Street SE (605) 692-1994

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


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

Mix Dry Cleaners Inc. 414 4th Street (605) 692-4132

Choco Latte Coffee and Handmade Candy 2308 6th Street (605) 697-5311 Cottonwood Coffee 509 Main Avenue (605) 692-7009 Hello Larsons Coffee Roastery 106 W. Hwy 14 (605) 690-1625 Kool Beans Coffee and Roasterie 225 Main Avenue (605) 940-7524 Scooter’s Coffee 305 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5445

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


Brookings Regional Builders Association PO Box 323 (605) 692-5405 Buffalo Ridge Concrete Inc. 110 32nd Avenue (605) 692-6040 Clark Drew Construction 302 32nd Avenue S. (605) 692-9063 Dakota Land Design 1306 Main Avenue S. (605) 695-7040 GCC Ready Mix 1510 Western Avenue (877) 816-4422 Houtman Construction Inc 1300 Pheasant Run Road (605) 692-2140

Bisson Dental 305 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-2820 Brookings Dental Clinic 2215 Derdall Drive (605) 692-1222 Brookings Family Dentistry 427 8th Street S. (605) 692-7788 Embrace Dentistry 2220 Yorkshire Drive (605) 697-6262 Knutzen Family Dentistry 2110 12th Street S. (605) 692-9463


Meyer Orthodontics 105 22nd Avenue (605) 692-7511

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

Prairie Skies Family Dentistry 420 Front Street (605) 692-9555

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

Van Laecken Orthodontics 604 Medary Avenue S. (605) 692-7063

Casey’s General Store - Volga 100 Hansina Avenue (605) 627-9911


Casey’s General Stores 620 8th Street S. (605) 692-2238 Hy-Vee Gas & Convenience Store 790 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5569 Newman’s Convenience Store 503 6th Street (605) 692-5499 PNP Pub & Casino 318 Main Avenue S. (605) 697-5700 Schoon’s Pump N Pak 202 Main Avenue S. (605) 697-7500

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

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

South Dakota State University SDSU, Box 2201 (605) 688-4111

Foresight Land Surveyors 1311 Main Avenue S. (605) 695-6442


Sylvan Learning of Brookings 317 5th Avenue (605) 362-4885

Malone Engineering, Inc. 101 22nd Avenue (605) 692-9580



Lake Area Technical College 1201 Arrow Avenue (605) 882-5284

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

Audio Connections 307 6th Street, Suite 3 (605) 692-4036

Merchant Job Training & Safety, Inc 2204 Derdall Drive (605) 697-6587

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

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

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

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

Muth Electric 116 West Folsom Street (605) 692-0800

Brookings to Broadway 418 Main Avenue (605) 690-2390

Perry’s 100 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-6495

Children’s Museum of South Dakota 521 4th Street (605) 692-6700

Brookings School District 5-1 2130 8th Street S. (605) 696-4700

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) West Hall 102A Box 510 (605) 688-4154 Out Source Projects, Inc. (763) 464-0324 PLAY Tutoring Center (Personalized Learning Adventures for Youth) 310 Main Avenue (605) 660-8045 SDSU College of Ag, Food & Environmental Sciences SDSU, Box 2207 (605) 688-4148 SDSU College of Nursing SDSU Box 2275 (605) 688-5178 SDSU College of Pharmacy Box 2202C, SDSU (605) 688-6314 SDSU Marketing & Communications SCM 105, Box 2230 (605) 688-6161 SDSU Office of Continuing & Distance Education West Hall 120, Box 510 (605) 688-4154 SDSU Student Union & Activities 1421 Student Union Lane (605) 688-4425 South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership 132 Animal Science Complex, SDSU (309) 259-0047

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES IMKO Workforce Solutions 521 6th Street, Suite 101 (605) 697-5627 SD Dept of Labor and Regulation 1310 Main Avenue S., Suite 103 (605) 688-4350

Dakota Entertainment (605) 331-1404 Dakota Nature Park 1705 W 32nd Street S. (605) 692-2708


High Note Entertainment PO Box 8382 (605) 692-2292

Basin Electric Power Coop 484th Avenue (701) 557-5625

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

Constellation Energy 17213 Colony Drive (402) 504-6355

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


Royal River Casino & Hotel 607 South Veterans Street (605) 997-3746

Banner Associates, Inc. 409 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-6342 Brosz Engineering 1617 Elmwood Drive (605) 572-8012 Civil Design, Inc. 609 Main Avenue S. (605) 696-3200

Tee’d Off Golf Simulators 2508 Wilbert Court (605) 692-7273 The Lanes 722 Western Avenue (605) 692-4435 Woodys Axe Throwing 2508 Wilbert Court, Suite C (712) 209-1157

FINANCIAL SERVICES Bankstar - Elkton Branch 124 Elk Street (605) 542-2681 Edward Jones - Jeff Fish 1718 6th Street (605) 697-7762 Edward Jones - Jim Winterboer/ Jenn Everson 101 22nd Avenue (605) 692-1799 Edward Jones Investments Cam Jones 521 6th Street (605) 627-1044 Edward Jones Investments Jenn Everson 101 22nd Avenue (605) 692-1799 Legacy Financial Partners Ameriprise Financial 309 4th Street (605) 692-5501 Northwestern Mutual Bo McCloud 603 5th Avenue (605) 988-8162 Northwestern Mutual Sean Binker 603 5th Avenue (605) 301-4250 Raymond James Financial Services PO Box 5057 (605) 696-2280 Thrivent - Brookings Area Associates 601 4th Street, Suite 103 (605) 692-6643

FLOOR COVERINGS & INSTALLATION Barrett’s Flooring 409 12th Street S. (605) 692-7377 Carpet Direct of Brookings 1325 Main Avenue S., Suite D (605) 691-2697 Midstates Flooring Center 307 C. 6th Street (605) 697-6333



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

FUNERAL HOMES Eidsness Funeral Home 1617 Orchard Drive (605) 692-6384 Rude’s Funeral Home 105 West 8th Street S. (605) 692-6221

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES Brookings Furniture Co. 409 Main Avenue (605) 692-1399 Karl’s TV & Appliance 976 22nd Avenue S. (605) 697-7285 Ohm’s Appliance Center 1425 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-7416 Slumberland 409 12th Street S. (605) 692-7376

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

Lash Spa Boutique & Academy 326 Main Avenue (605) 633-1202

Brookings Fire Department 607 20th Avenue (605) 692-6323

Orchid Nails & Spa 962 22nd Avenue (605) 692-9788

Brookings Landfill 47352 30th Street (605) 693-3667

Ritz Hair Studio & Whole Body Retreat 1611 6th Street (605) 692-6389

Brookings Police Department 307 3rd Avenue (605) 692-2113 Brookings Regional Airport 509 W 2nd Street S. (605) 697-8664 City of Brookings 520 Third Street, Suite 230 (605) 692-6281 City of Volga 226 Kasan Avenue (605) 627-9113 Friends of John Thune 5015 S Bur Oak Place (605) 334-9596

Shag Salon 1108 Telluride Circle (605) 691-9913 Sunflower Salon & Spa 1210 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-2315 Thomas & Company 2314 6th Street (605) 592-9115 Wendy’s House of Hair 524 Henry Avenue (605) 627-9926

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT Brookings Plumbing & Heating Inc 1702 W. US Hwy 14 (605) 693-7473 Dave’s Handyman Service 1811 Overlook Ridge Road (605) 690-3302 Ekern Plumbing & Heating 815 2nd Street S. (605) 692-4711 Hamlin Building Center 1915 32nd Avenue (605) 692-3381 Handyman Property Maintenance 1100 6th Street (605) 695-5261 Lowe’s 812 25th Avenue (605) 696-2730 Sherwin-Williams 722 25th Avenue (605) 692-1554


Water Works 308 6th Street (605) 651-0015

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds South Dakota 320 North Main Street (605) 336-0486



FarmHouse Fancy 312 Main Avenue (605) 690-9674

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

Honeycomb Gifts 314 Main Avenue, Suite 3 (605) 651-8336

WalMart 2233 6th Street (605) 692-6332

Hy-Vee Floral Shop 790 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-7016

Wyshbone Market 1867 6th Street (605) 692-4222



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

Dave’s Window Cleaning, Inc. PO Box 90622 (605) 695-1265

Blu Salon & Spa 1118 6th Street (605) 692-6622

Life Force Nutrition Center 1734 6th Street (605) 692-5433

Brookings Counseling Solutions, LLC 1304 Main Avenue S. (605) 592-9909

Midwest Glass 1333 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-7251

Carousel Salon 1714 6th Street (605) 692-2136

Profile by Sanford 922 22nd Avenue S. (605) 636-4630

Brookings Health System 300 22nd Avenue (605) 696-9000


Illusions Salon 956 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-1313

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


b.well brookings 225 6th Street, Suite 9 (605) 359-4027 Crossfit Brookings 1325 Main Avenue S., Suite C (605) 937-8897 Davis & Associates 1321 Whitetail Path (605) 520-3640

Avera Medical Group Brookings 400 22nd Avenue (605) 697-9500 Biomat USA Plasma Center 718 22nd Avenue S. (605) 691-6214 Brookings Ambulatory Surgery Center 3405 6th Street (605) 693-2272 Brookings Behavior Health and Wellness 211 4th Street (605) 697-2850

Brookings Health System Volga Medical Clinic 210 Kasan Avenue (605) 627-5701 Family Wellness Clinic 216 West 2nd Street S. (605) 692-1772

Anderson Insurance LLC 104 West 6th Street (605) 692-4722 Dacotah Insurance 1441 6th Street (605) 692-1447

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

Orthopedic Institute 407 22nd Avenue (605) 692-7670

Dakota Insurance The Rohl Agency 126 Main Avenue S., Suite 101 (605) 692-4433

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

Pro PT 302 W 6th Street (605) 692-8848

Farm Bureau - Jon Manson 214 W 2nd Street S. (605) 697-8026

Midco 3901 N Louise Avenue (605) 275-6550

Quick Care 722 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-8484

Farmers Union Insurance Heidi Fields Agency 426 Main Avenue (605) 881-2830

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

Sanford Clinic - Brookings 922 22nd Avenue S. (605) 697-1900 Sanford Home Medical Equipment 918 22nd Avenue S. (605) 697-1999 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 Hotel 3034 LeFevre Drive (605) 692-6920

INSURANCE AFLAC Brookings District Office 518 Main Avenue (605) 956-8124 American Family Insurance Ben Hauck Agency, Inc. 510 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-2500 American Trust Insurance 100 Main Avenue (605) 692-6223

Fishback Insurance Agency PO Box 5057 (605) 696-2236 King Insurance 101 Main Avenue S (605) 692-0944 Mutual of Omaha - Tadd Haggerty 766 22nd Avenue S. (605) 695-1992 State Farm Insurance Adam Holtquist 511 Main Avenue (605) 692-6225 State Farm Insurance Kevin Witte 2312 6th Street (605) 692-8383 State Farm Insurance - Paul Kruse 1024 6th Street (605) 692-5200 StateWide Insurance 708 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-6444 Thrivent - Tim Campbell 2121 Goldenrod Trail (605) 480-1250 WEX 2324 Research Park Way (605) 697-1509

INTERNET, RADIO & TELEVISION Brookings Radio 227 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-1430

Valley FiberCom PO Box 107 (866) 453-4237

Six Mile Nursery 810 W Hwy 14 (605) 690-8684 Turfguard Lawn Service 108 32nd Street S. (605) 697-6718

LAWYERS & ATTORNEYS Fite, Pierce & Ronning Law Office 316 4th Street (605) 692-9415 Helsper, McCarty & Rasmussen, PC 1441 6th Street, Suite 200 (605) 692-7775 Ribstein & Hogan Law Firm 621 6th Street (605) 692-1818


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

Crevier Jewelry LLC 21725 482nd Avenue (605) 695-7974

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

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


LANDSCAPING & GREENHOUSE Austreim Landscaping 1222 Western Avenue (605) 692-1005 Clean Cut Lawn and Landscape 1513 Western Avenue (605) 600-3151 Glacial Lakes Tree Service P.O. Box 398 (605) 695-8550 Kerry’s Landscaping & Irrigation, Inc. 706 13th Street W #1012 (605) 692-1605 Medary Acres 1100 8th Street S. (605) 627-5117 Norm’s Greenhouse & Nursery 21366 476th Avenue (605) 693-3926

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

MANUFACTURERS 3M Company 601 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-9433 ABM Manufacturing, LLC 524 13th Street W. (605) 697-6322 Bel Brands USA 1313 34th Avenue (605) 937-5184 Counterpart, Inc. 214 32nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5952 Daktronics, Inc. 201 Daktronics Drive (605) 697-4000 Falcon Plastics 1313 Western Avenue (605) 696-2500

Outdoor Design and Landscaping, LLC 1808 US-14 (605) 999-3475



Jeppesen, Inc. (formerly GHP Systems, Inc.) 1000 32nd Avenue (605) 697-7869 L.G. Everist, Inc. 912 34th Avenue S. (605) 693-3381 Larson Manufacturing 2333 Eastbrook Drive (605) 692-6115 MTR Technologies Inc. 2325 32nd Avenue (605) 692-8188 Prairie AquaTech 705 32nd Avenue S. (605) 692-1266 Prince Manufacturing Corporation 111 32nd Avenue S. (605) 692-1970

Johnson & Richter Creative 314 Main Avenue Suite 2 (605) 467-7473

SD Soybean Processors 100 Caspian Avenue (605) 627-9240

MAS Media 401 Church Street (605) 627-5117

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

Top-Shelf Views (907) 978-3244

Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity Restore 917 US-14 Bypass (605) 697-5900

UpFrame Creative 414 Main Avenue (605) 610-8002

Brookings Area United Way 619 5th Avenue (605) 692-4979

Twin City Fan & Blower 101 Sunrise Ridge Road S. (605) 394-8800 Valero Renewable Fuels One Valero Place (605) 693-6800 Weather Star, LLC 213 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5345s


Quality Tool 301 Sunrise Ridge Road (605) 692-1615

Avery Brothers Sign Company 2420 Correctionville Road (712) 252-2480

Rainbow Play Systems 500 Rainbow Parkway (605) 692-1500

Creative Printing 760 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-9233



Royal Plastics, Inc. 200 32nd Avenue (605) 692-2171

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

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

Bobcat Backers 306 Main Avenue (605) 692-2431

Brookings Backpack Project P.O. Box 8054 (605) 651-3900 Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program (BCYMP) 600 Main Avenue (605) 697-0444 Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter 807 Onaka Trail (605) 692-7233 Brookings Health System Foundation 300 22nd Avenue (605) 696-8855

Brookings Kiwanis Club 304 Trail Ridge Road (605) 695-3383 Brookings Lions Club 337 Marian Avenue (605) 692-6056 Brookings Optimist Club PO Box 836 (605) 651-3648 Brookings Police Department Foundation 307 3rd Avenue (605) 690-2021 Brookings Regional Humane Society 120 West 2nd Street S. (605) 697-7387 Dakota Dragons 910 Brooklawn Drive (605) 864-1442 Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2301 Research Park Way (605) 695-7041 Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons 1101 S. Marion Road (605) 271-9703 Helpline Center 619 5th Avenue (605) 274-1424 Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota 752 22nd Avenue S. (605) 568-2401 Option 1 Women’s Health Center 103B 22nd Avenue (605) 692-1600 The Salvation Army of Brookings County 410 7th Street (605) 692-8863 VBOC of the Dakotas 4200 James Ray Drive Room 203 (701) 738-4850 Volga Development Company P.O. Box 217 (605) 281-0704 Volga Foundation 21095 463rd Avenue (605) 940-2363

Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce 1 E Kemp (605) 886-5814

OFFICE SUPPLIES Century Business Products 214 W. 2nd Street S. (605) 692-2177 Office Peeps 416 3rd Street (605) 692-6363 Valley Office Products, Inc. 110 South Main (605) 432-5536

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

PHARMACIES Hy-Vee Pharmacy 790 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-7311 Lewis Drug 910 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-6688 Store

PHOTOGRAPHY & STUDIO Choke Cherry Photography & Design, LLC (605) 610-9889

Hitch Studio 414 Main Avenue (605) 592-9072

Dave Roberts - Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 695-8825


HomeLight 1375 N Scottsdale Road (949) 547-0999

605 Custom Design 424 Red Twig Drive #1 (605) 691-5104 Brookings Engraving 306 Main Avenue (605) 692-2431 Outlaw Graphics 321 3rd Avenue S. (605) 692-9857s

PUBLISHERS & PRINTERS Allegra Design, Print, Mail 301 Main Avenue (605) 697-5170 Cleanslate Design + Print 317 Fifth Avenue, Suite B (605) 692-2211 SD Newspaper Association 1125 32nd Avenue (605) 692-4300 The Town & Country Shopper, Inc. 609 5th Avenue (605) 692-9311 UPS Store 120 22nd Avenue S. (605) 692-5441

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES & APPRAISAL Advantage Land Company 517 6th Street (605) 692-2525

Erica Lynn Photography 1603 Cardinal Drive (605) 216-6679

Anita Thomas, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 692-9200

Ethan Wiese Photography 503 15th Street S. (605) 651-1962

Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 692-9200

Sideline Productions 1313 Yorktown Circle (605) 695-3478

Burlage Peterson Realty 317 4th Street #1919 (605) 692-7102


Century 21 Krogman & Company 323 22nd Avenue (605) 692-2100

D. E. Little, DVM 2301 Research Park Way, Suite 155 (605) 697-3000

HouseMaster Home Inspections 2016 S Thatcher Circle (605) 361-6000 Kari Westlund, Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 690-9200 Marli and Seth Sayler of Best Choice Real Estate 611 6th Street (605) 214-4521 Northern Plains Appraisal, LLC 311 3rd Street (605) 692-9445 Shane Andersen, Century 21 323 22nd Avenue (605) 691-3023

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Lloyd Companies 101 South Reid Street, Suite 201 (605) 323-2820 Mills Development Corporation 1323 Main Avenue S. (605) 697-3118 The Sequoia Group 2229 6th Street (605) 759-3213

REAL ESTATE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Brookings Property Management, Inc. 1100 6th Street (605) 695-5261 Den-Wil Investments, Inc. 910 4th Street (605) 692-4859 Mills Property Management 630 Western Avenue (605) 697-3175 Moriarty Enterprises 603 Main Avenue (605) 692-6333



NLR Management/ Prairie View Townhomes 1802 12th Street S. (605) 370-5901 Rentals In Brookings 603 5th Avenue (605) 696-3365

RESTAURANTS, CAFES, & TAVERNS 4 Aces Casino 141 Main Avenue S. (605) 690-7900 9 Bar & Nightclub 307 Main Avenue (605) 696-7978 Agua Fresh 420 Main Avenue (218) 841-3083 Brookings Commercial Kitchen 420 Main Avenue (605) 691-1933 ‘Brosia Bowl 47136 228th Street (605) 310-1323 Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill 1801 6th Street (605) 592-9110 Cafe Coteau 521 4th Street (605) 692-6700 x 1 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 Cubby’s Sports Bar and Grill 307 Main Avenue (605) 696-7978 Culver’s 2229 6th Street (605) 697-5558 George’s Pizza 311 Main Avenue (605) 692-6610 Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant 1715 6th Street (605) 692-1661


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

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 1461 6th Street (605) 691-8233

Blind Guy Boards 1342 4th Street (305) 783-2540

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

Valley Restaurant & Catering 103 Caspian Avenue (605) 676-5900

Brookings Monuments 507 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-4224

Main Street Pub 408 Main Avenue (605) 692-4082

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

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

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

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

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


Perkins Restaurant 2205 E. 6th Street (605) 692-4400 Pheasant Restaurant & Lounge 726 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-4723 Pints and Quarts 313 Main Avenue (605) 692-7468 Pizza Ranch of Brookings, Inc. 1815 6th Street (605) 692-3663 Skinner’s Pub 300 Main Avenue (605) 692-3248 South Main Casino & Pub 615 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-5880 Starbucks Cafe 715 Jackrabbit Avenue (605) 697-2588 Subway of Volga 108 N Kasan Avenue (605) 627-3097 Taco John’s 609 Medary Avenue (605) 692-7524 The Lodge Restaurant 2515 6th Street (605) 692-1429 The Wild Hare 303 3rd Street (605) 692-4273

Brookings Book Company 321 Main Avenue (605) 692-2665 Cotton Tied 207 Kasan Avenue (605) 695-9686 Generation V, Inc. 1724 6th Street (760) 429-8585 Goodwill Industries 625 Main Avenue (605) 692-2085

Culligan Water of Brookings 1417 6th Street (605) 692-4911 NS Inflatables Box 371 (606) 520-9149 RC First Aid 218 Kasan Avenue (605) 690-7140 The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. 310 Main Avenue (605) 592-9277 The Ugly Duckling 312 Main Avenue (605) 695-4668


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

Bluestem Bicycles 405 Main Avenue (605) 692-2453

M&T Fire and Safety, Inc. 111 Kasan Avenue (605) 690-9979

Spoke - N - Sport 503 Main Avenue (605) 696-7979

Monell Music Company 404 Main Avenue (605) 692-2868


Pasque 400 Main Street (605) 695-3206 Runnings 2421 6th Street (605) 291-4646

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

SPECIALTY STORES Baybeeluv Boutique LLC 1732 6th Street (605) 692-2212

Arcfit 107 West Folsom Street (605) 695-0508 Brookings Tae Kwon Do, LLC 919 Main Avenue S. (605) 697-5425 Edgebrook Clubhouse 1415 22nd Avenue S. (605) 697-8345 Gold Medal Gymnastics 505 Main Avenue (605) 692-1350 Larson Ice Center 924 32nd Avenue (605) 692-2708

Meadow Creek Golf Course 825 East 6th Street (605) 627-5444

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

Brookings Taxi 224 Main Avenue (605) 692-9244

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

Powershop Gym 514 Main Avenue (605) 692-1003

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


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

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

Thompson Concrete Construction 46231 210th Street (605) 690-2912

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

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

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

SDSU Miller Wellness Center SWC 100/ Box 2820 (605) 688-6415


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

Snap Fitness 1009 Main Avenue S. (605) 692-7627

STORAGE & MOVERS Access Storage 1323 Main Avenue S. (605) 651-4947

Brookings County Title Co. 1024 6th Street, Suite B (605) 696-0100 Dakota Abstract 627 5th Avenue (605) 692-5724

TRANSPORTATION Brookings Area Transit Authority 418 Western Avenue (605) 692-2222

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


NorthWestern Energy 1232 22nd Avenue S. (800) 245-6977 Swiftel Communications (605) 692-6211

WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION Coca-Cola 405 Cessna Street (605) 886-8050 Foerster Distributing 308 6th Street (605) 692-2801 Harms Oil 337 22nd Avenue S. (605) 696-5000 McKeever Inc. 3211 Prince Drive (605) 886-7677

WASTE REMOVAL Brookings Dumpster Service 1309 7th Avenue W. (605) 691-9442















SDSU STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS Samantha Anderson is a junior agricultural communica-

tion and agricultural business double major at SDSU from Belview, Minnesota. She enjoys photography, spending time at the lake with her friends and family, and going on ranger rides through the Minnesota river bottom.

Kadi Terca is a junior communication major with public relations and digital media marketing minors from Presho, South Dakota. She enjoys photography, videography, scrapbooking and cooking. During college, she has created her own YouTube channel and website. Lexie Ignaszewski is a senior at SDSU doubling majoring in agricultural communication and agricultural leadership. Originally from New Richland, Minnesota, she enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, helping out on her family’s farm, showing her rabbits and being a College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences ambassador.

Sydnee Winter is a senior at South Dakota State University majoring in public relations and minoring in mental health services. In her free time, she enjoys thrift shopping, being with her friends and family, and watching Netflix. After graduation, she hopes to find a job working as a public relations manager. Karina Walvatne is a senior at South Dakota State University studying agricultural communication with minors in social media and advertising. Originally from Battle Lake, Minnesota, she is involved in Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, Alpha Zeta honors agricultural fraternity and the Little International staff. She works at the SDSU Foundation and enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, photography and drinking iced coffee. Marie Robbins is a senior agricultural business and agricultural communication major from Elkton, South Dakota. At SDSU, she is involved with the Hobo Day Committee, Little International and Alpha Zeta Agriculture Honors Fraternity. Katie Hawkins is a senior agricultural communication major at SDSU from Pine Island, Minnesota. She enjoys staying active with campus clubs, graphic design, drinking coffee, spending time with friends and family, and the outdoors. She also has a passion for advocating for all things agriculture and communicating with consumers and producers.

Kooper Janssen is a senior agricultural communication major from Sherburn, Minnesota. He enjoys working on the farm and being outdoors. After graduation, he hopes to become an advocate for the agriculture industry by working as a sales representative at a cooperative.


Sara Erazo is an entrepreneurial studies and public relations double major at South Dakota State University, originally from Bogota, Colombia. She enjoys dancing, designing and decorating spaces.

Tsakani Khambule also known as “TK” is originally from South Africa. She currently majors in Public Relation and Minors in Health Communication. Her hobbies are wine tasting, listening to music, Art craft, and watching documentaries. Max Bultena is a senior public relations and communi-

cation studies double major at SDSU with a minor in political science from Lennox, South Dakota. He enjoys spending his time watching sports and movies.

Hemishka Lobin is an international student from Mauri-

tius. She is a journalism major with minors in public relation, French and digital and social media. In her free time, she likes to play with cats, watch Netflix and dwell on Reddit. A fun fact about Lobin is that she can speak five languages fluently.

Kailey Koep is a junior studying public relations at

South Dakota State University. When not doing homework, Kailey volunteers her time as part of the ministry team at Oasis while also working as an admissions ambassador for SDSU. After graduation in May 2023, the Lakefield native hopes to move back to Minnesota to secure a full-time position in the agricultural field.

Kennedy Tesch is a junior agricultural communication major from Estelline, South Dakota. When not in class, she enjoys being outside and spending time with her friends and family. In the future, she hopes to pursue a communications or marketing career in the agricultural industry. Kennedy Pirlet s a senior communication studies major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Between classes, you can find her staying active in organizations like the Public Relations Student Society of America. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new cookie recipes in the kitchen. Haylee Henry is a junior agricultural communication and agricultural leadership double major from London, Ohio. She enjoys singing, being outdoors, spending time with her friends and family, and advocating for the agricultural industry. Megan Schoeneman is an agricultural communication

major from Hartford, SouthDakota. A member of the South Dakota State University Equestrian Team, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and being outdoors.

Angela Fuhr is a senior public relations major from Arlington, South Dakota, with a passion for marketing and graphic design. When she is not studying, Angela is working for the Brookings community at Swiftel Communications, Daktronics or a local cleaning business. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking with family and watching movies with friends.