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McCrory Gardens

631 22nd Ave., Box 2140A, Brookings, SD 57007
605.688.6707
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Brookings
Type: Gardens
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English first
Brookings
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Practically anytime of the year you visit this site you will be rewarded. Easy to access just off I29 on the East side of Brookings.

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South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went to the McCory Gardens open house in early August, and we were amazed at how much bigger and more beautiful it is. Many plantings have been added, and more structures have been installed. There was also a beautiful new fountain. Worth a stop if you enjoy the natural beauty of the Gardens.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We live in Brookings and visit MG every so often. There is the "main" part, and then more area in back for a longer walk. Nothing stunning, just a nice place for a walk away from people and traffic.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

McCrory Garden is a peaceful landscape with excellent example of trees, shrubs, native grasses and flowers that will grow in the upper midwest. it is well laid out and easily accessible with wonderful color combinations.

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Clark, SD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Well labelled plants, tastefully designed, used to try new varieties of plants & shrubs, showcase All-American selections. Great way to see if the glowing seed catalog descriptions grow like that in SD

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

It's very nice and we enjoyed it. I guess I have to say it's really nothing that special. Don't get me wrong. It's worth visiting once. Maybe flowers just doesn't get me excited? But check it out for yourself.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

A big, beautiful garden in the middle of the cornfield that is eastern South Dakota. Stop by, it's right off of 6th St.

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Minnesota, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Growing up in Brookings, McCrory Gardens has a lot of sentimental value. Every time I go back to visit, weather permitting, I take a walk through the gardens. The horticulturists and planners go a great job arranging the plants/flowers so that there's something to look at every season. There are beautiful grassy areas where people can just sit and relax,... More

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Mitchell, South Dakota, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Beautiful! My daughter and I loved walking around looking at all the beauty! It is great that your town has something like this! It is nicely kept up!

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Brookings, South Dakota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

McCrory Gardens is wonderful in any season. They have a straw bale house and visitor center that emphasizes sustainability. End of August ice cream social features SDSU ice cream, creator of "cookies and cream" ice cream.

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