Story Bookland, Aberdeen


This mid-sized city is a welcoming destination with affordable lodging, more than 80 restaurants and plenty of smaller attractions perfect for a crowd-free experience.

Let the kids run loose at Storybook Land and Land of Oz, a themed playground at the 210-acre Wylie Park, where you’ll also find camping, go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf and bike rentals.

For history and culture, explore the artifacts and exhibits at the Dacotah Prairie Museum, peruse the art displays at the Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center Gallery, and watch a performance at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the Northern State University campus.

Twist Cone
Aberdeen Aquatic Center
Aberdeen Aquatic Center
Outdoor fun in Wylie Park in Aberdeen
Wylie Park
Dacotah Prairie Museum
Dacotah Prairie Museum
Mina Lake Recreation Area
Mina Lake Recreation Area

Featured Events

Don’t miss the Brown County Fair for carnival rides, livestock exhibits, a stampede rodeo and musical performances by national acts like the Eli Young Band, Randy Houser and Nelly. Explore Celtic heritage and culture at the NESD Celtic Faire and Highland Gamesat Richmond Lake. This annual festival is full of Scottish and Irish dances, music and bagpipe performances, as well as themed demonstrations, children’s activities and the Highland Heavy Games. The Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Car & Bike Show calls to car & motorcycle enthusiasts. Stop by Main Street to enjoy a concert and beer garden, then watch as the street transforms into an outdoor show room of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles. Shop one-of-a-kind works of art when you attend Winterfest: A Winter Arts Festival at the Aberdeen Civic Arena. You’ll discover unique artistries, fine art and folk art by skilled artists from across the region.

Catch an Aqua Addicts show.
Aqua Addicts Show
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