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Visit the Agricultural Heritage Museum, on 11th Street, where you can find out more about the agricultural history and rural heritage of the city, through various interesting exhibits.


Explore the South Dakota Art Museum, on South Dakota State campus, featuring beautiful art exhibitions such as The Marghab Collection: Applied Art of Embroidery and many others.


Spend a beautiful day out with the family at Brookings' Pioneer Park, where the Brookings Summer Art Festival is hosted, or take advantage of the outdoor opportunities available, nearby, at Sexauer Park, such as camping and picnicking, also featuring playgrounds for the little ones.


Explore downtown Brookings, which houses many wonderful historic buildings, numerous shops, restaurant and entertaining spots.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Brookings Marathon, scheduled on May 15, in 2010, is perhaps one of the most popular annual sporting events in Brookings.


The event consists of a full-marathon, a half-marathon, a relay and the Scotty Roberts 5k, which was named after a local running icon, with the 1st 3 runs reminded starting at Pioneer Park.


All proceeds from the event go to Boys and Girls Club of Brookings. Last year, nearly $10 000 was raised, and in the past years, over $100 000 was donated for various causes thanks to the runners, who participate in an impressive large number, every year.



The Brookings Summer Arts Festival, celebrated in July, represents the premier juried art festival in South Dakota. This popular annual Brookings event attracts hundreds of artists, every year, representing 17 disciplines of art, at the beautiful Pioneer Park.


The festival also features antique and historic booths, which celebrate South Dakota's heritage, play areas for children, numerous fun, educational activities for the entire family and plenty, delicious festival-like treats.



If you plan to party with your friends, while staying in Brookings, then you should know that the list of popular, `hot` nightspots in Brookings is pretty rich, the city offering all the nightly excitement you can think of, having everything from bars and pubs, to fine restaurants and great clubs, where you can dance the night away and forget about you worries.


Most of the city's nightlife scene is happening downtown, on Main Street, but don't be surprised if you encounter the greatest club you ever walked in, hidden somewhere behind a small street, while sightseeing in Brookings.


According to previous party-loving visitors, these are the most popular nightspots in Brookings: Lantern Lounge, on 3rd Street, Skinner's Pub, Nine Bar & Nightclub, Jim's Tap, Rays Corner, Safari Lounge and Sully's Irish Pub, which can all be found downtown, on Main Street, including Final Frame, on Western Avenue and Pnp Pub, located on 2nd Street S.

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