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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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It is fun for all!!!

I took my three boys ages 8,11,14 and they all had a good time!! Even my oldest son enjoyed himself!! The water room was their favorite!! A good time for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my three boys ages 8,11,14 and they all had a good time!! Even my oldest son enjoyed himself!! The water room was their favorite!! A good time for all.

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Thank Elizabeth L
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids had lots of fun, I could only see & smell filth. Bathrooms smelled of kitty litter, I believe they use it so you can't smell how dirty they are. Then there's a water play room, there were puddles of standing water all over the floor that had been there for weeks, smelled like a sewer. The cafe had old... More 

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Thank Tim T
Brookings, South Dakota
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A nice children's museum in the middle of a smaller than average college town. Many activities for kids to do ages 2-10.

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Thank Jables77
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I came here expecting a extremely boring, and own thing that you could simply buy at home. I was wrong, way wrong! They had an amazing music/art center. I love that they start with making music fun! In The art center, it's fun to do the crafts they have set out for you, and paint on the window! In the... More 

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Thank Jaya W
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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 

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Thank mary w
south dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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.

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Thank jkregel
Lomira, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 

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Thank Lucas M
aurora, Sd
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5 reviews
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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.

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Thank Lindylou248
Watford City, North Dakota
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Mjwali
Johnston, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Thank Peanut977

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