Top 25 New Places to Stay, Eat and Play: 2012
Brookings: Children's Museum of South Dakota
For adults, a Saturday afternoon spent changing tires and working an ice cream shop would be a drag, but the kids visiting this new hands-on playland can't get enough of the dozens of learning-disguised-as-fun chores here.
The Our Place on the Prairie exhibit offers a uniquely Midwestern experience, letting kids play in a sod house, stand in a tepee and harvest potatoes from a realistic farmstead. And after a little while, the adults who brought their little ones end up finding the same kind of joy in these simple moments. Admission charged (605/692-6700; prairieplay.org).