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Children's Museum of South Dakota

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Address: 521 4th Street, Brookings, SD 57006
Phone Number: (605) 692-6700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wish I could give it 6 stars!

I was SO impressed with this children's museum. I have been to others in larger cities and they do not compare. If you have young children, it is a must do if you are within an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mary w
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was SO impressed with this children's museum. I have been to others in larger cities and they do not compare. If you have young children, it is a must do if you are within an hour's drive....or maybe even if you are further away. The admission price is very reasonable. Attractions include auto shop, restaurant, water room, music room,... More 

Thank mary w
south dakota
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doesn't matter young or old this place is terrific. Water, wood, sound, sand, visual, you name it they touch your senses; and to top it off it's affordable....so affordable it pays to buy a yearly pass.

Thank jkregel
Lomira, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two and a half year old loved our trip to this museum. She enjoyed the tee pee exhibit, the room full of water works and the wall that lights up in greens, pinks, reds and yellows. Her favorite was the stage where she could dress up, put on big girl shoes (high heels), grab a microphone and listen to... More 

Thank Lucas M
aurora, Sd
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great place to take children. They enjoy the many interactive exhibits as well as special activities. The cafe serves healthy choices.

Thank Lindylou248
Watford City, North Dakota
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We come here with our kids and they love it. The kids have endless fun in each room doing all the different activities. I do agree with some of the others that the cafe doesn't have very kid friendly food. The grocery store with the conveyer belt for the fruits and veggies and the cafe are my kids favorite!

Thank Mjwali
Johnston, Iowa
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Whenever we visit grandma, the kids ask to go. It's set up like a town with each room having a different theme (mechanic shop, post office, grocery store, etc.) Everything is interactive for the kids. We adults have fun there too.

Thank Peanut977
Lowell, Arkansas
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an amazing Children's Museum! There's so much to do for the kids, and it's such a large area inside (with also some outside activities) that the kids all were more than entertained. There is so much potential for learning here that it truly would be a great place to have in your local town. Between the grocery that... More 

Thank Ayyronio
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our 3 children thoroughly enjoyed all exhibits that this museum had to offer! Climbing the clouds was a big hit with my older children, and the hands on pioneer home, farm, and garden area was great for my toddler. The art studio upstairs is a must for the creative minds, giving the kids a take home craft. The outdoor river,... More 

Thank Alyssa C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Family and friends have been telling me to visit for over a year! With the help of Groupon.. my sister and I finally took my daughter (2) and two nieces (2,3) last Sat. It was AMAZING!! Sooo much to do.. even for the younger ages!! From swimming in the creek, to fishing, building, painting, farming, grocery shopping, music, and MORE!... More 

Thank CathyKeith
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I wanted to visit the museum on my recent trip to Brookings. Unfortunately, they ignored my request for additional information. All I can rate them on is their complete lack of customer service. I was very disappointed.

Thank Appleton54911

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