Children’s Museum Recognized as South Dakota Great Place


Children’s Museum Recognized as South Dakota Great Place

January 7, 2022

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Great Place program recognizes businesses with exceptional customer service

Twenty-seven businesses, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, have been recognized by the South Dakota Department of Tourism for outstanding hospitality.

Group of staff members of Children's Museum of South Dakota in purple tshirts standing in front of animatronic lifesize T. rex.
The staff of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota pose on the outdoor prairie in front of Mama T. Rex.

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota was recognized as a South Dakota Great Place along with 26 other businesses. The tourism-focused businesses earned the designation for their outstanding hospitality and customer service.

In order to be eligible for the award, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota showed evidence of excellent customer service. The museum also provides a training program that gives its employees tools to offer guests the best possible experience in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

“The South Dakota Great Place program recognizes businesses that empower their employees with the skills and training needed to provide our visitors with exceptional customer service,” said James Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism. “These businesses have put their best foot forward to serve and help our state have an incredibly impactful tourism industry. They definitely deserve to be recognized.”

Here are a few guest comments from 2021:

South Dakota Great Place Logo“Not only is this a museum for children and their parents to learn, explore and discover together, but also within is Cafe Coteau a wonderful eatery that is a treasured discovery all its own. Ran by a wonderfully talented and friendly staff with fantastic and deliciously healthy meals!” –Roy

“This is the best children’s museum we’ve been to! There are a lot of unique stations that have interesting options for play. We don’t live here but we make sure to stop in each time we are in Brookings.” –Brandi

“So many interactive activities the children and their families can do together. Spacious, clean, and creative. It’s always one of the number one request of my grandchildren when they come to visit.” –Candy

Other Brookings-Area businesses that received the award include:

My Place Hotel
South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
South Dakota Art Museum
Swiftel Center
Visit Brookings

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