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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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Fun but I wouldn't recommend a groupon

It was neat museum for my younger kids. The older ones had fun too. This is very hands on but I was not overly impressed with their staff, marketing or their groupon offer- I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It was neat museum for my younger kids. The older ones had fun too. This is very hands on but I was not overly impressed with their staff, marketing or their groupon offer- I totally got hosed. Good museum- employee / customer communication improvement needed. Overall ok

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Pierre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Loved it. So fun. Makes me wish I was young again. Many fun exhibits and interesting things to do. Kids will not get bored. There is something for all ages

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Brookings, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Children's Museum of South Dakota in Brookings is a wonderful and highly-recommended place for kids, but mostly for younger kids--I'd say less than 10 yrs old. I live in Brookings and took my kids there a couple of times a month when they were younger, but about the time they turned 10 they quit wanting to go. For those... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The children's Museum is rare in that there isn't one like it in the Midwest. The learning experience is great for all children, and the adults. There is a family friendly café in the museum as well as an outdoor park featuring fountains, tunnels and "mama" - a life size animated T-rex. Can't say enough about this place!

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Brookings, South Dakota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you are looking for a fun place to visit, come to the Children's Museum! If you live 20 or 200 miles away, it is worth the drive! There are so many activities for your children to do. My children go and we can be at one exhibit for 10 minutes or 2 hours! Each time we go and are... More 

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Watertown, South Dakota
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124 reviews 124 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My kids have always enjoyed coming here. There are so many different and interactive things for them to do here. It can get quite busy at times so I suggest going when school is in session if your kids are young.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is just a wonderfully fascinating place for kids! Even my 13 year old finds it interesting - though it's better for younger kids. I'd say 3 and up. My toddler is 2 and too short to enjoy some of it, but still finds plenty of things to do. Less crowded on weekdays during the school year, of course. Also,... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love taking my young niece and nephew to the Brookings Children's Museum. This is a top notch attraction. This is a very expansive and interactive museum that is fun for the entire family, including adults! No matter what their interests are, kids are bound to have hours of fun here from the water play area to the grocery store... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The CMSD just celebrated its 4th birthday. It only gets better with each visit. We have grandchildren in Minneapolis, Boston, and Connecticut. They all have Children's Museums near their homes, but every one of them insist that the SDCM is the best! The staff are very friendly, the museum is always clean, the displays are creative and interactive. The only... More 

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Agar, South Dakota, United States
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131 reviews 131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is something for children of age and cognition here. There are dozens of exhibits, mostly requiring active participate from children. The items are kept up well and the staff did an excellent job of ensuring things were put away and toys were available in appropriate places. I was pleasantly surprised that although it was jam packed with kids and... More 

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