Outdoor fun in Wylie Park in Aberdeen

Aberdeen: Outdoor Fun for All Interests

Take the family to Storybook Land and enter a world filled with nursery rhymes and classic tales. Wylie Park features camping, swimming, playgrounds, go-karts, mini golf, bike trails and more. With beaches, archery deer hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails, boating & campgrounds, the Richmond Lake State Recreation Area has become a year-round favorite. Visit the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge for a variety of natural pursuits. From wildlife viewing and bird-watching to hunting and fishing, this wildlife refuge is an outdoors-lover’s paradise.

Catch an Aqua Addicts show.

Aqua Addicts Ski Show

See the amazing Aberdeen Aqua Addicts in action. Watch these skilled performers as they do tricks, jumps and even form pyramids in this fantastic ski show.

Catch the Aqua Addicts Ski Show

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Mina Lake Recreation Area

Mina Lake was one of the first man-made lakes in northeast South Dakota, created in the 1930s by residents looking for relief from the heat. The lake still serves its purpose today, offering the opportunity to swim as well as boat and fish. Mina Lake Recreation Area also features a spacious campground, hiking trail and several picnic areas. If you want a place to relax, look no further than Mina Lake.

Visit Mina Lake Recreation Area


Storybook Land

Enter a world of magic and wonder at Storybook Land. This theme park brings your favorite fairy tales and nursery rhymes to life for all kinds of family fun.

Visit Storybook Land

Go Karts at Wylie Park

Wylie Park

Storybook Land is only part of Wylie Park, a 210-acre place that's magical for kids of all ages. Outdoor activities include miniature golf, go-kart racing, bumper boats, bike & skate rentals, a swimming beach, fishing for the kids and so much more. Wylie Lake is a perfect place for families to paddle-boat, swim or play sand volleyball. Open throughout the year and always free, Wylie Park is a vacation in itself!

Discover the Magic of Wylie Park

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Plan Your Visit to Aberdeen

With amusement parks, family fun centers, aquatic parks, campgrounds, hunting lodges and fantastic fishing spots, Aberdeen has an assortment of outdoor recreation to match your interests. Go wildlife spotting, delve into prairie history and splash around at a water park before bellying up to the bar for a local craft beer at One-Legged Pheasant Brewery. Your day is packed with fun in Aberdeen.

506 S Main St.
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Aberdeen, SD57401
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Where to Stay

In Aberdeen, you’ll find accommodations for every type of traveler – and every type of budget. See lodges, camping, hotels and more.


What to See and Do

Fairy tales come to life at Storybook Land, while the trails and campgrounds at Wylie Park are made for family adventures. You’ll also find galleries, a museum, three golf courses, axe throwing, an escape room, two tehaters, arcades, a race track a bowling alley and so much more.


Where to Eat and Drink

Here in Aberdeen, cuisine options span the globe, from authentic Chinese, Thai, Puerto Rican, Mexican and Italian restaurants to craft breweries with imaginative pub fare. Don't miss the sandwich shops, burger joints, pizza places and steakhouses. Aberdeen's unique eateries mean you won't have any trouble finding a memorable meal.

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