9 Best Kids’ Play Centers in South Dakota

Whether it’s a birthday bash or simply just a day of fun, there are plenty of places around South Dakota where your little one can let loose and enjoy a day of play. From laser tag to water slides, here are the 9 best kids’ play centers in South Dakota. 

Flags & Wheels Indoor Racing, Rapid City, SD

Whether zooming around the huge indoor track in a go kart or running around playing laser tag, everyone can have a good time at Rapid City’s go-to family fun center. Flags & Wheels Indoor Racing offers racing go karts, laser tag, bumper carts, paintball, batting cages, and a large arcade. The 47,000 square-foot facility near downtown Rapid City, this is the perfect location for a child’s birthday party or just a fun day on the town!

Storybook Land, Aberdeen, SD

Aberdeen’s Storybook Land is the ideal spot for a creative kid! Families can wander into the land of imagination and familiar storybook characters like Goldilocks and Humpty Dumpty. At Old MacDonald’s Barn, farm animals wander around and visitors can even see Goldilocks and her three bears! The centerpiece of the park is the medieval castle surrounded by a moat. Whether strolling down the yellow brick road or sliding down Jack and Jill’s hill, families will have a blast at this unique Aberdeen attraction!

Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Sioux Falls, SD

There’s nothing hyper kids love more than being able to jump around and go crazy! They can do just that at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, the number one trampoline park in the Sioux Falls area. Attractions include freestyle jumps on the massive wall-to-wall trampolines, ultimate dodgeball, SkySlam basketball, foam zone, SkyLadder, and more! 

Storybook Island, Rapid City, SD

Similar to Storybook Land in Aberdeen, Storybook Island is a large park filled with familiar characters. Kids will love the hands-on play areas and life-sized storybook characters. The admission free park has seven acres of playsets, a free-range play area, a carousel, and a kids train. While entrance is free, ticketed attractions like the carousel, train, and bounce house are $2 per person. They are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, so get there while you can!

Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings, SD

While not a typical children’s play center, the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is still a favorite for parents due to the many hands-on exhibits that are both fun and educational for children. Exhibits range from many subjects including science, history, geography, culture, art, engineering, and literature. Whether a school trip or family outing, this museum is sure to impress and leave a lasting impression on your child’s views on education and learning!

Bloom, Sioux Falls, SD

Bloom is an indoor play and children's development center located in the heart of Sioux Falls. The stimulating activities and purposeful play teach children while they have fun. While parents watch from a dedicated relaxation area, children can swing, slide, and climb on the large motor and sensory development indoor gym. This center is a favorite of Sioux Falls parents and children alike! 

WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort, Rapid City, SD

No matter the season, WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort draws in crowds of happy children and their families! The facility has over 30,000 square-feet of water slides and swimming pools. Visitors can choose from Koko’s Kingdom water adventures, Maui’s Body Slide, or the calming Oasis Hot Tub, so there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!

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Galaxy Gaming, Sioux Falls, SD

Galaxy Gaming will be a new favorite for kids that love to game! This exciting virtual reality gaming and laser tag center offers both birthday parties and general admission. Whether experiencing a cutting-edge virtual reality video game or running around in laser combat, Galaxy Gaming is entertaining for the whole family! 

Get Air, Rapid City, SD

Hopping around on gigantic trampolines is always a good time! At this trampoline park, visitors can participate in the open jump on wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pit areas, kids court, basketball dunk court, and parties. Get Air has locations in both Rapid City and Casper, Wyoming. 

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