SDSU Box 2207C, 925 11th Street, Brookings South Dakota 57007
605-688-6226 Fax 303
The museum has exhibits about the history of ranching and farming on the South Dakota prairie. A collection of antique farming, ranching and household items features a restored 1915 steam-driven tractor; historic photographs interpret life in rural South Dakota. Other highlights include an original 1880s homesteader's stake cabin and a restored 1915 Neo Classical-style farmhouse with changing period displays that focus on the kitchen area. Special winter exhibits feature changing topics of interest.
The museum offers a variety of public programs that include fiberworks demonstrations, and a lecture series; a South Dakota history library is available. Group tours are offered by reservation. Admission is free. Closed on holidays.
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(De Smet) Lake Thompson
(Brookings) McCrory Gardens and SD Arboretum
(Volga) Oakwood Lakes
(Brookings) State Agricultural Heritage Museum
06/30 Coming to The Brookings area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.
Brown County Fair Aberdeen SD August12-18 The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880s. Enjoy the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo and the demolition derby.