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

05/03/2021

Lighting the Castle red for National Travel and Tourism Week!

Attractions all across our state will be lit up red this week to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week! Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota wears it well. 😍

Photos from Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota's post 05/03/2021

We still do NOT have any new babies! Keep those guesses coming for a chance to win a 10 punch card to our rides at Storybook Land!🙂

05/01/2021

Check out this proud angler! She landed a 19inch 3.75pound small mouth bass at Wylie Lake today!

Check out this proud angler! She landed a 19inch 3.75pound small mouth bass at Wylie Lake today!

04/24/2021

Fun seeing several prom couples in the park today!!

Fun seeing several prom couples in the park today!!

Photos from Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota's post 04/19/2021

CONTEST TIME!! Spring is here and that means babies!! When will the first Buffalo calf be born at the 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! Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

04/08/2021

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz will be open April 15 (weather permitting) for walk through only.

2021 Season: Rides, Concessions and Gift Shop will be open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend.

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz will be open April 15 (weather permitting) for walk through only.

2021 Season: Rides, Concessions and Gift Shop will be open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend.

04/07/2021

Dakota Life: Storybook Builder

Cool history about Storybook Land!

04/05/2021

Want a fun summer job driving a train or operating a roller coaster? Or maybe you would rather work inside at one of our food concession stands. Storybook Land is hiring seasonal summer positions now! Jobs are open to anyone 16 years and older. Wylie Park maintenance positions are also open to anyone 18 or older as well. Come join our team for one of the best summer jobs!!

The Aberdeen Aquatic Center is looking to hire too! Concession workers, admissions cashiers, lifeguards and swim lesson instructors needed.

For more information:
605-626-7015
www.aberdeen.sd.us/jobs.aspx

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Suspect identified in missing mittens case - Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 04/01/2021

Suspect identified in missing mittens case - Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Please help if you can!

Suspect identified in missing mittens case - Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau By Katherine Grandstrand April 1, 2021 ABERDEEN, S.D. — Officials of Storybook Land at Wylie Park have identified a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of the Three Little Kittens’ mittens. The person of interest, who was not named by park officials Thursday, has not been appre...

03/10/2021

Want a fun summer job driving our train or operating the Roller Coaster? Or maybe you would rather work inside at one of our food concession stands. We are hiring seasonal summer positions now! Jobs are open to anyone 16 years and older! Park Maintenance positions are also open to anyone 18 or older as well! Come join our team for one of the best summer jobs!! Call 605-626-7015 for more information!

Want a fun summer job driving our train or operating the Roller Coaster? Or maybe you would rather work inside at one of our food concession stands. We are hiring seasonal summer positions now! Jobs are open to anyone 16 years and older! Park Maintenance positions are also open to anyone 18 or older as well! Come join our team for one of the best summer jobs!! Call 605-626-7015 for more information!

Wylie Park Campground moving to new reservation system in 2022 03/04/2021

Wylie Park Campground moving to new reservation system in 2022

Wylie Park Campground moving to new reservation system in 2022 Although always a popular spot during the season, the Wylie Park Campground in Aberdeen will be moving to a new reservation schedule starting in 2022.

02/26/2021

Looking for a FUN summer job? Storybook Land is hiring for our summer positions! We are hosting a job fair at the ARCC at 225 3rd Ave SE on March 9th from 4-7pm. Or you can find a job application online at https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/jobs.aspx

Looking for a FUN summer job? Storybook Land is hiring for our summer positions! We are hosting a job fair at the ARCC at 225 3rd Ave SE on March 9th from 4-7pm. Or you can find a job application online at https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/jobs.aspx

12/14/2020
10/19/2020

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

Check back mid-April for 2021 opening information.

09/21/2020

Storybook Land, Aberdeen South Dakota's cover photo

[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.

09/16/2020

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.

07/31/2020

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.

06/25/2020

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

06/16/2020

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

06/11/2020

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!

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05/28/2020

Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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.

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05/22/2020

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!

05/20/2020

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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05/06/2020

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

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2310 24th Ave NW
Aberdeen, SD
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