Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota

Storybook Land is open for the season. Gift Shop, Concession and Ride Hours will vary depending on the time of season. Admission to Storybook Land and the Land of Oz is FREE!!!

Ride Tickets are for $2.25 each or a punch card of 10 rides for $17.50. At Storybook Land, families enjoy a world of imagination inspired by familiar nursery rhymes such as Humpty Dumpty and Hickory Dickory Dock. You can slide down Jack and Jill’s Hill or visit Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Chickens and turkeys roam wild around Old MacDonald’s Barn. The medieval castle is surrounded by a moat and is guarded by knights in armor. The entire family will enjoy a ride on the Storybook Land Express miniature train. The Land of Oz located within Storybook Land portrays the well-known characters and settings of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” written by L. Frank Baum. Dorothy’s House features a gift shop and offers a simulated tornado experience with special lighting and sound effects. You can stroll down the yellow brick road, visit Dorothy’s Farmstead and Munchkin Land, take a ride on the 30-horse Allan Herschell carousel, enjoy the Wizard’s Balloon ride, or scale the 24-foot tall rock climbing wall.

Operating as usual

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz are Closed for the 2020 Season.

Check back mid-April for 2021 opening information.

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[09/21/20]   Fall 2020 Hours (subject to change)

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz are open for walk through Daily 10:00 a.m - Dusk (through October 15, weather permitting)

Gift Shop, Concession Stand, Rides and Visitor Center are Closed for the Season.

Campground hours starting September 8th (Tuesday) – September 27th (Sunday) – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

For further information, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 626-7015.

Come join us for our last weekend!!

One more weekend of FUN at Wylie Park and Storybook Land!

This is the last weekend of 2020 that rides, concession stands and the gift shop at Storybook Land will be open, and the last weekend of 2020 for Thunder Road and Thunder Mountain at Wylie Park.

Rides, concessions stands and the gift shop at Storybook Land will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Thunder Road will be open from 1-6 p.m. Saturday and 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday.

Storybook Land will be open for walk-through fun from 10 a.m. to dusk daily until mid-October, weather pending.

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[09/10/20]   Please note the following hours of operation at Wylie Park for September.

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz are open for walk through Daily 10:00 a.m - Dusk

Paddle boats close for the season on Monday, September 7th.

Campground hours starting September 8th (Tuesday) – September 30th (Sunday) – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Weekends in September (Saturday and Sunday) ending on September 20th.
Gift Shop, Concession Stand, Rides and Visitor Center: Hours of Operation - 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rides close for the season on Sunday, September 20th.

For further information, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 626-7015.

[09/01/20]   Please note the following hours of operation at Wylie Park for August and September.

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz are open for walk through Daily 10:00 a.m - Dusk

August 31 (Monday) – September 4 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

September Hours:
Labor Day Weekend –
September 5 (Saturday) – September 7 (Monday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Paddle boats close for the season on Monday, September 7th.

Campground hours starting September 8th (Tuesday) – September 30th (Sunday) – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Weekends in September (Saturday and Sunday) ending on September 20th.

Gift Shop, Concession Stand, Rides and Visitor Center: Hours of Operation - 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Rides close for the season on Sunday, September 20th.

For further information, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 626-7015.

[08/17/20]   Please note the following hours of operation at Wylie Park for August and September.

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz are open for walk through Daily 10:00 a.m - Dusk

Starting August 17 (Monday) – August 21 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation - 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation - 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

August 22 (Saturday) – August 23 (Sunday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

August 24 (Monday) – August 28 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

August 29 (Saturday) – August 30 (Sunday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

August 31 (Monday) – September 4 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

September Hours:
Labor Day Weekend –
September 5 (Saturday) – September 7 (Monday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Paddle boats close for the season on Monday, September 7th.

Campground hours starting September 8th (Tuesday) – September 30th (Sunday) – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Weekends in September (Saturday and Sunday) ending on September 20th.
Gift Shop, Concession Stand, Rides and Visitor Center: Hours of Operation - 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Rides close for the season on Sunday, September 20th.

For further information, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 626-7015.

[08/03/20]   Please note the following hours of operation at Wylie Park for August and September.

August Hours:
Summer Fest Week:
(Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides)
August 10 – August 12 (Monday – Wednesday):
Hours of Operation - 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
August 13 – August 16 (Thursday – Sunday):
Hours of Operation - 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Starting August 17 (Monday) – August 21 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation - 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation - 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

August 22 (Saturday) – August 23 (Sunday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

August 24 (Monday) – August 28 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

August 29 (Saturday) – August 30 (Sunday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

August 31 (Monday) – September 4 (Friday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

September Hours:
Labor Day Weekend –
September 5 (Saturday) – September 7 (Monday)
Gift Shop, Concession Stands and Rides:
Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground: Hours of Operation – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Paddle boats close for the season on Monday, September 7th.

Campground hours starting September 8th (Tuesday) – September 30th (Sunday) – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Weekends in September (Saturday and Sunday) ending on September 20th.
Gift Shop, Concession Stand, Rides and Visitor Center: Hours of Operation - 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Rides close for the season on Sunday, September 20th.

For further information, contact the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department at 626-7015.

Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

We’re at Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota for our final #FUNBookFriday of 2020!

If you haven’t gotten one or you’ve used all your favorite coupons, come see us!

We’ll be here from 2-4 p.m. or until supplies run out!

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[07/05/20]   It looks like the storm is starting to clear!!We still plan on having our fireworks display tonight around 10pm.

Storybook Land Theatre will be performing tonight, Thursday, June 25 in Zoo Parking Lot

Join us tonight for “Frantic Five Minute Fairytales!” The SBLT cast has five minutes to tell a famous fairytale, if they don’t succeed you get to shoot them with water guns. So remember to bring your water gun of choice. Pre show will start around 6:30 and the show will begin at 7, near the Wylie Park Zoo parking lot. We hope to see you there! .
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#SBLTHereforyou #FamilyFun #Theatre #SBLTPrimetime #FranticFiveMinuteFairytales #Summertime #StorybookLand #Storytelling #Improv #Music #Waterguns @ Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota

Storybook Land Theatre

Storybook Land Theatre will be performing on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Zoo Parking Lot (across from Thunder Road)

Don't forget Thursday, June 18th, at 7 pm to join the SBLT cast for a night of music and improv games! Remember to bring your car, blankets, or lawn chairs to the Wylie Park Zoo parking lot, across from Thunder Road, for a night of laughs and singing. We can't wait to see you there!

Find Us
Instagram: @sbltheatre
YouTube: Storybook Land Theatre

#SBLTHereforYou

Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Stop by from 2-4 on Friday at the entrance to Storybook Land to get a Fun Book loaded with coupons. Don't forget to check out the Silly Walk area as well!!

Some good news!
Storybook Land Theatre will launch its 2020 season June 18.
The Dacotah Prairie Museum has spots available for walking tours and tours of the exhibits, sign up online.
Ideas for the weekend:
* Take a kid fishing.
* Go for a bike ride.
* Camp at your favorite park.
* Stop by Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota for #FUNBookFriday from 2-4 p.m. Friday.
* Visit the Silly Walk Zone.
Want more ideas? Check out VisitAberdeenSD.com!

#VisitAberdeenSD #TheDEEN #StorybookLand #WyliePark #RoadTrip #DayTrip #Staycation #LocalTourism #HiFromSD #Vacation #GetAway #LiveLocal57401 #SillyWalk

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With highs in the 70s and clear skies expected, this is the perfect weekend to visit Wylie Park and Storybook Land. There's plenty of room to spread out and the campgrounds are first class. Do some local tourism and take a staycation.

#VisitAberdeenSD #TheDeen #LiveLocal57401 #Camping #Summer #Staycation #HiFromSD

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We open for the season Friday morning at 10am! Make sure to stop by the gift shop for one of the the new shirts we got this season!

Help us pick out our three names for the new babies in the park!!

Help pick three baby buffalo names and you could win!

The zoo at Storybook Land/Wylie Park in Aberdeen needs your help to pick three names from the following list for their new baby female buffalos:

Billie

Buffy

Dakota

Dorothy

Fiona

Liberty

Rainbow

Ruby

Skye

Tanya Tatanka

How it works:

1. LIKE and SHARE this post.

2. COMMENT with three (3) of the listed names.

Deadline to submit is 9 a.m. Friday, May 22. Winner will be posted and messaged at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Prizes:
10-ride punch card for Storybook Land
1-hour watercraft rental at Wylie Park
$25 gift card for Subway
$25 gift certificate for Jimmy's Pizza of Aberdeen

Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Employees of the Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (sponsor), and their immediate family, are not eligible to win. Winner agrees to permit sponsor to use his/her name, city, state, photograph, video, or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes for no additional compensation.

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Storybook Land will be open as of 10am on Friday May 8th for walk through only. Rides and concessions will not open until Memorial Day weekend. Please be aware of CDC guidelines.
To maintain social distancing (6’ apart) while in the park, if not wearing of a mask is recommended. Practice proper hygiene
If you not feeling well please do not come into the park and stay home. The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department does NOT sanitize the displays or equipment. Restroom are cleaned periodically as per the posted schedule. Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Aberdeen, SD Community Happenings Wylie Park Campground

We have a BABY!!!! Cheyenne gave birth to a little girl today (April 28th). Out of all of our submissions no-one guessed Cheyenne for April 28th We had three qualifiers that chose Cheyenne to give birth in the month of April and our winner is...…Kayla Hasting. Congratulations!!

Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota

CONTEST TIME!! Spring is here and that means babies!! When will the first Buffalo calf be born at Wylie Park Zoo? Here is your chance to win a punch card for 10 rides at Storybook Land. All you have to do is chose one of our Buffalo and then pick a date as to when they will have their calf. Good Luck! (Just remember that even though Storybook Land the Zoo access trail are currently closed you can still visit our Zoo animals by driving to one of the overlooks on the North side of the Park). Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Aberdeen, SD Community Happenings

CONTEST TIME!! Spring is here and that means babies!! When will the first Buffalo calf be born at Wylie Park Zoo? Here is your chance to win a punch card for 10 rides at Storybook Land. All you have to do is chose one of our Buffalo and then pick a date as to when they will have their calf. Good Luck! (Just remember that even though Storybook Land the Zoo access trail are currently closed you can still visit our Zoo animals by driving to one of the overlooks on the North side of the Park). Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Aberdeen, SD Community Happenings

It is a beautiful sunny day and we have our fishing dock out at Wylie Lake! Remember this is for kid's fishing only. Don't forget to please practice social distancing while enjoying the dock or any of the walking/biking trails at Wylie. Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

We're down to four final characters in our April Foolishness Bracket Challenge.

Dragon vs. Tin Man
Cowardly Lion vs. Babe the Blue Ox

Who will make it to the last round? That's up to you to decide.

Voting starts today and goes through 5 p.m. Monday.

ENTER at www.visitaberdeensd.com/april-foolishness-2020

In Round 3 you could win:
Storybook Land 10-Ride Punch Card
1-Hour Watercraft Rental at Wylie Park
2 Passes to the Aberdeen Aquatic Center
$10 Twist Cone Gift Card
$10 Gift Card to One Legged Pheasant Brewery

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[04/08/20]   All of us at Storybook Land and the Land of Oz, are closely following COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep our guests and staff safe we will be closed until further notice . We are encouraging people to get outside and enjoy Wylie Park and all the walking trails that we have to offer while following the social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC. But please note that Storybook Land itself, as well as the Zoo area, is not open for even walk through traffic at this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 605-626-7015. Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Wylie Park Campground Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

Come join in on the fun!

Voting begins today for the April Foolishness Storybook Land character showdown.

The Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has selected 16 of the scrappiest, most resourceful and downright mean characters represented at Storybook Land to battle it out throughout the month of April, with one hero – or villain – taking the whole thing.

Voting in the first round starts today, with a new round announced each Wednesday throughout the month.

Head to www.VisitAberdeenSD.com/april-foolishness-2020 to start voting.

Round 1 Prize:
Storybook Land 10-Ride Punch Card
$10 Twist Cone Gift Card
$10 Thatzza Pizza Gift Card

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2310 24th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD
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