Attend Events at the Swiftel Center near Our Brookings Hotel
Conveniently located just six minutes from South Dakota State University, the Country Inn & Suites, Brookings, SD draws prospective students, alumni and parents to the Glacial Lakes region. While on campus, cheer on the Jackrabbits at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium or peruse the works on display at the South Dakota Art Museum. If you’re here on business, the Swiftel Center is within walking distance. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Plan a trip to the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, hike the Dakota Nature Park trails that loop outside of our hotel’s front doors or cool off at the Hillcrest Aquatic Center.
- Hillcrest Aquatic Center (2 miles)
Plan a family outing at this fun aquatic center that features waterslides, wading pools and a wet-sand area perfect for constructing impressive sandcastles.
Phone: +1 (605) 692-2387
- Children’s Museum of South Dakota (2.5 miles)
Kids can search for dinosaur bones at hands-on exhibits like the Dino Dig or play pretend at the Post Office while visiting this popular children’s museum.
Phone: +1 (605) 692-6700
- Brookings Summer Arts Festival (2.8 miles)
If you’re visiting in July, don’t miss this eclectic town festival. Browse the works of more than 200 artists, a variety of local food booths and a large selection of artisanal products.
- Swiftel Center (0.5 miles)
Attend concerts with big-name performers like Cole Swindell, Nelly and Thomas Rhett or sit in the front row for educational conferences and expos at this multipurpose 30,000-square-foot arena.
Phone: +1 (605) 692-7539
- Larson Ice Center (0.7 miles)
Visit this family-friendly indoor ice facility to attend an open skating session or to catch a Brookings Blizzard hockey game.
Phone: +1 (605) 692-6090
- Fishback Soccer Complex (4.1 miles)
Watch the South Dakota State University women’s soccer team storm the main field at the Fishback Soccer Complex, or practice your passes on one of ten additional fields located on the grounds.
Phone: +1 (605) 692-2708
- McCrory Gardens (1.2 miles)
These expansive grounds, maintained by South Dakota State University, offer 25 acres of scenic, themed gardens. You can pose for a family photo op in the Waterfall Garden and Butterfly Garden or keep the kids entertained in the interactive Sensory Garden.
Phone: +1 (605) 688-6707
- Dakota Nature Park (4.9 miles)
Explore 135 sprawling acres of outdoor space at this expansive nature park. You can lace up your walking shoes for a leisurely stroll along the paved trails or pack your fishing pole for catch-and-release fishing in several small ponds.
Phone: +1 (605) 692-2708
- South Dakota State University (1.5 miles)
Join more than 12,000 students on the campus of the state’s largest university, located just six minutes from the hotel. You can catch a Jackrabbits game at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium or attend a concert at Larson Memorial Concert Hall, both located on site.
Phone: +1 (800) 952-3541
- South Dakota Art Museum (2.3 miles)
Take a staff-guided or self-guided tour of this admission-free museum located on the South Dakota State University campus. The permanent collection showcases more than 7,000 works by artists like Ada Caldwell and Harvey Dunn.
Phone: +1 (605) 688-5423
- South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum (3.5 miles)
View artifacts like traditional tractors, clothing and crop production tools as well as an original shanty built in 1882 at this educational museum on the campus of SDSU. All visitors enjoy free admission!
Phone: +1 (605) 688-6226
Public TransportationBrookings Area Transit Authority (BATA)
- Daktronics (0.1 mile)
- Twin City Fan (0.2 miles)
- Royal Plastics Inc. (0.4 miles)
- Northern Plains Power Technologies (0.5 miles)
- Falcon Plastics Inc. (0.8 miles)
- Bel Brands USA (1.1 miles)
- SGS North America Inc. - Seed Services (1.1 miles)
- Quality Tool (1.5 miles)
- Millborn Seeds Inc. (1.6 miles)
- Larson Manufacturing (1.7 miles)
- 3M (2.1 miles)
- NorthWestern Energy (2.3 miles)
- Valero Renewable Fuels (4.9 miles)