Inspired Woman Magazine

Aberdeen, South Dakota – It's a Kid Thing

Aberdeen, located in northeastern South Dakota, is all about the kids and families. From the giant castle in Storybook Land to the fast flying flume slides at the Aquatic Center, Aberdeen is a town where kids rule and storybook vacations come true.

Castle at Storybook Land
Castle at Storybook Land

Wylie Park

Wylie Park is one of Aberdeen’s crown jewels. This beautiful 210-acre park offers go-karts, bumper boats, miniature golf, bicycle and surrey rentals, playgrounds, miles of walking and biking trails, picnic shelters, sand volleyball, as well as a small lake with swimming beach and fishing for kids.

Storybook Land and The Land of Oz

Just over the rainbow in Wylie Park is where you’ll find Storybook Land and the Land of Oz. Storybook Land features 60 larger than life displays of many of your favorite fairy tale and nursery rhyme stories. Enjoy a ride on the Storybook Land Train or attend a special event or summer stock theater performance from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Follow the yellow brick road through Storybook Land and you’ll find yourself in The Land of Oz. The Land of Oz features displays based on the Wizard of Oz story authored by Frank L. Baum, who once called Aberdeen home. Along with the Yellow Brick Road, the Land of Oz also features The Oz Carousel and Wizard’s Balloon rides.

The Aberdeen Aquatic Center

The entire family will enjoy the Aberdeen Aquatic Center. Float down the lazy river, ride the 215-foot long flume slide, whip down the 300-foot tall waterslide tower and enjoy the many play features that dump, squirt and spill water. The 9,000 square foot water park also features diving boards, lap pools, concessions and a sandy play area.

Fun Happens in Aberdeen

Aberdeen has everything you need for a weekend of family fun, from entertainment to food for even the pickiest of eaters. Aberdeen has more than 60 restaurants and eateries. You’ll find fast food, casual dining and fine dining establishment scattered throughout the town. Aberdeen also offers visitors a variety of clean, comfortable lodging options. Visitors can shop til’ they drop at the Aberdeen mall, local downtown retail stores or at one of America’s big box store chains.

When you come to Aberdeen, you won’t find long lines or large crowds. But you will find the ideal environment for spending time together. And no matter how old you are (or think you are) Aberdeen has the power to have you acting like a kid again. You’ll be chasing rainbows down the yellow brick road, reliving your favorite childhood fairytale and splashing and laughing until it hurts. Plan your family getaway at AberdeenFun.com.


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