We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McCrory Gardens

631 22nd Ave, Box 2140A, Brookings, SD 57007-0004
+1 605-688-6707
Review Highlights
Beautiful Garden

I have visited McCrory Gardens a few times and it is always an enjoyable time. It is a perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luis D
Brookings, South Dakota
Just Beautiful

To say the Garden is well kept would be an understatement. It is educational and beautifully laid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
Read all 67 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
631 22nd Ave, Box 2140A, Brookings, SD 57007-0004
+1 605-688-6707
Write a Review
Reviews (67)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited McCrory Gardens a few times and it is always an enjoyable time. It is a perfect place to have a picnic or simply walk around and enjoy the numerous flowers.

Thank Luis D
Reviewed 1 week ago

To say the Garden is well kept would be an understatement. It is educational and beautifully laid out, showing native prairie flowers in a wonderful environment. It was free and amazing!

Thank rstonbrass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a break from travels and stroll around the McCrory gardens with diversity of plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers. Great place to unwind.

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for the family to enjoy the day. The gardens feature tons of flowers during spring, summer and fall seasons. Perfect place for a day picnic or just to have a nice walk through the garden.

Thank Luis D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 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 27 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 3 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 4 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
Nearby Restaurants
Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill
207 reviews
1.41 km away
Craft Italian-American Fusion
48 reviews
1.44 km away
Ground round
52 reviews
.74 km away
Choco Latte
9 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
Children's Museum of South Dakota
126 reviews
2.10 km away
Wooden Legs Brewing Company
44 reviews
2.40 km away
SDSU Dairy Sales Bar
27 reviews
1.56 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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