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Performing Arts

The Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center (PAC),

301 S. Splitrock Blvd. Box office: (605) 582-8039

The Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center was opened in the fall of 1999 by the Brandon Valley School District. It plays host to over 90 events, concerts and competitions each year. The primary mission of the PAC is to serve the performance needs of the district’s students. Brandon Valley’s students deserve the best, and this facility certainly provides it. The unique architectural and acoustic design makes everything from first grade choruses to professional performance groups look and sound their best. Along with the performance pluses, the audience is provided with a comfortable and friendly environment while enjoying the performers. The Performing Arts Center is a tribute to the vision and perseverance of  Brandon Valley’s school board and administration during the years leading up to its construction. In addition to student and community concerts and productions, the PAC plays host to:

 

**The Prairie Repertory Theatre from South Dakota State University.  In the summer of 2019, Prairie Repertory will present four full productions: in both Brooking’s and Brandon, Father of the Bride, Beehive, Insane with Power-A Comedy of Heroic Preportions and The Wizard of Oz. Production and ticket information can be obtained by calling their Guest Services office at (605) 688-6045 or the Brandon Performing Arts Center Box Office at (605) 582-8039.  To find out the days and times for these productions for June-July, visit www.prairierep.org.

 

Mighty Corson Art Players
The Mighty Corson Art Players (MCAP) are a non-profit community theatre and venue organization located in the historic Corson Playhouse. With over 35 years of production, the group is known for quality theatre featuring local talent in a variety of genres including comedies, musicals, mysteries, and dramas. Three full-length plays are produced annually, showing in the Spring, Fall, and Christmas seasons. MCAP’s offers a children’s summer theatre camp where students from grades 1-6 learn teamwork and communication skills while participating in play rehearsals over the course of a week. They put these skills to practice at the end of the week during a live performance in front of family and friends. Recently, MCAP has expanded its programming to host other entertainment events beneficial to the community. Look out for concerts, stand-up routines, inspirational speakers, and more! Or consider MCAP when searching for a venue for your next event.

Historical Sites

 

American Indian Burial Mounds

Located ¼ mile past Badlands Motor Speedway on Hwy. 11

The Eminija Mounds were built by Native American people of the Late Woodland Period and may date from 500 to 1000 A.D. They are sharply defined and highly visible, though some have worn down from their original height. Eminija is an Indian term, which means “where the water splits the rocks,” hence, Split Rock.

 

Brandon Historical Society Museum

The Brandon Area Museum (run by the Brandon Historical Society) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and conveying the rich history of Brandon and the surrounding communities. Located at 109 N. Pipestone St., the Museum contains a variety of artifacts that serve to "tell the story" of our great community. Through the museum and the current renovations to the Nels Graff 1870 cabin, the Historical Society prides itself on serving the Brandon area. 
 

Brandon Veteran’s Memorial

On the corner of Splitrock Blvd. and Aspen Blvd.

The Veteran’s Memorial was erected in April 2003, honoring those who have served and are now serving in the military. Names of Brandon-associated veterans are inscribed on four stones.

Parks

The City of Brandon has seven municipal parks, each with a variety of leisure activity options. The City also maintains a tennis court as well as a 146-acre, 18-hole golf course. For more information on any of the city parks or programs call (605) 582-6515.

Aspen Park is a 55.5-acre sports complex type park located in the south central part of town that contains eight softball fields, one baseball field and two permanent concession stands. It also offers two tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, Radio Controlled (RC) dirt track and a large array of playground equipment. A bike path wanders thru the area and connects to Big Sioux Recreation Area. It is also the site for the City swimming pool that contains diving boards, slides, and wading area. Picnic shelters adjoin the area for picnicking and relaxation.

 

VanBuskirk Park is a 13-acre park that lies along the western border of the city. This park has a foot bridge, playground equipment and shelter with electricity and modern bathrooms were recently added to the park. Future plans show several miles of bike and walking trails throughout the park.

 

McHardy Park is a 74-acre park that lies on the southern boundary of the city. It boasts a large picnic area with shelters built along the beautiful banks of the Splitrock Creek. The park is equipped with playground equipment, modern restrooms, a volleyball court, a softball diamond, four regulation size soccer fields, concession stand, two-full size ice hockey rink (maintained by the Hockey Association) and a sledding hill for winter entertainment. A foot bridge crosses the creek, a 50-foot observation tower overlooks the park and a handicapped accessible fishing pier hosts a nice area for fishing.

McHardy Park contains several picnic shelters equipped with electricity that can be reserved by contacting: Brandon City Hall, 304 Main Ave., Brandon, SD 57005; phone: (605) 582-6515; fax: (605) 582-6831. There is not a cost to use or reserve these shelters.

 

Pioneer Park is a neighborhood park located in the northeast section of town. This park also borders the scenic Splitrock Creek and on the upper level is the home to playground equipment, a basketball court, full size soccer field, one practice field and 4 other small soccer fields, walking path, a sledding hill and modern restrooms. There is also a 9-hole par 3 disc golf course which includes a parking area located level to the river.

There is now a picnic shelter equipped with electricity that can be reserved by contacting: Brandon City Hall, 304 Main Ave., Brandon, SD 57005; phone: (605) 582-6515; fax: (605) 582-6831. There is not a cost to use or reserve these shelters.

 

Tallgrass Park 

This neighborhood park is located in the heart of the town and is the home to a playground area and modern bathrooms.

There is now a picnic shelter equipped with electricity that can be reserved by contacting: Brandon City Hall, 304 Main Ave., Brandon, SD 57005; phone: (605) 582-6515; fax: (605) 582-6831. There is not a cost to use or reserve these shelters.

 

The Tennis Court Complex, constructed in 2007, is located west of the Brandon Valley Middle School. The complex contains eight courts of which four are lighted.

Sunrise Park is another new addition to the City. This neighborhood park is located on Chestnut Blvd. and is home to a playground area and modern bathrooms. There is now a picnic shelter equipped with electricity that can be reserved by contacting: Brandon City Hall, 304 Main Ave., Brandon, SD 57005; phone: (605) 582-6515; fax: (605) 582-6831. There is not a cost to use or reserve these shelters.

Breweries

A Homestead Brew

26685 486th Ave.

(605) 553-5015

www.ahomesteadbrew.com

Nurseries

 

483 Landscaping

Brandon, SD 57005

(605) 214-4608

483landscaping.com

 

Eagle Lawn & Landscape, Inc.

3408 N. Potsdam Ave. Sioux Falls, SD. 57104

(605) 366-1111

eaglelawnandlandscape.com

 

Earthscapes

48173 264th St. PO Box 165

(605) 582-7073

www.earthscapes-inc.com

Oakridge Nursery & Landscaping

2217 S. Splitrock Blvd.

(605) 582-6565

www.oakridgenurseryinc.com

 

 

Prairie Petals Ltd and Greenhouse

48164 259th St.

(605) 582-2025

www.prairiepetals.net

 

Rivers Edge Decorative Concrete

2020 E. Redwood Blvd.

(605) 595-8032

facebook.com/riversedgeconcrete

Splitrock Landscaping & Nursery, Inc.

47975 259th St.

(605) 582-6325

www.splitrocklandscapingnursery.com

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