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McCrory Gardens

631 22nd Ave, Box 2140A, Brookings, SD 57007-0004
+1 605-688-6707
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Wonderful place

Well marked from the Interstate, lots of parking. Beautiful visitor center and gardens. We could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Garden tour and brunch

We were there for their special Mother's Day brunch and it was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Brookings, South Dakota
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631 22nd Ave, Box 2140A, Brookings, SD 57007-0004
+1 605-688-6707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well marked from the Interstate, lots of parking. Beautiful visitor center and gardens. We could have wandered around this lovely place for hours. Fascinating variety of plants and trees, all labeled and laid out in a very inviting manner. Don't miss the waterfall and squirrel...More

Thank Roadbum
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We were there for their special Mother's Day brunch and it was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed the food and gardens and we got a family picture which is a rare thing.

Thank Anabragahenebry
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Business meeting within the McCrory Center. During breaks walked the gardens just out the door. One word:Wow! Every indiginous, exotic, plant ever planted on the Prairie on display for all to enjoy. Well crafted trails, ponds, even attended one of my meetings in a building...More

Thank Skypreach
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I went on a tour of this facility with my realtor while doing some business negotiations. I was quite impressed with their lovely grounds. It is rather picturesque during the spring and summer months.

Thank takemetouring
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The tulips were amazing. I really like pasqueflowers​ and they were wonderful. I saw a wisteria for the first time and the look is unique. Daffodils and hyacynth were in bloom. There were some hellebores in bloom as well. This garden is a great show...More

Thank SeedGeek
Reviewed 5 April 2017

There is a lot to see at this garden. There is good information as well as tours available to learn all you want and more. It is very beautiful.

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous and relaxing. I go every time I come. A must see ! A great picture spot . Summer time is much better when everything is in bloom.

Thank shari b
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Gardens are easy to find and not far from the Interstate highway. They are well kept and have a wide variety of trees and flowers. Definitely worth seeing. A wonderful stroll.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The garden is a great place to see well adapted trees shrubs vines and flowers which do well in eastern South Dakota. The design of the gardens dates back to the 1970s and includes a number of outdoor spaces as well as an extensive arboretum...More

Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Amazing spring, summer and fall colors. If you are looking for places to take Senior, kid or family photos, this place should be considered. The fall colors this year were amazing. In the fall, before the first big freeze you can take advantage of the...More

Thank HBGfromSD
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20 July 2016|
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Response from Chris S |
A Brief History Development of the formal gardens at the site now known as McCrory Gardens began in the early 1960s. Most of the original ornamental plant material used for research and teaching was located on SDSU's campus... More