2023 Aberdeen Experience Gift Guide

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A composite featuring six images of gift experiences in Aberdeen: Aberdeen Aquatic Center slides, Twist Cone, Storybook Land Roller Coaster, Thunder Road Bumper Boats, Dacotah Prairie Museum, Roll-Out Bike Rentals

We all have that one relative or friend that we cannot figure out a gift for. Either they buy everything they want right away or they’re the kind of person that wants for nothing.

Maybe your granddaughter or nephew just doesn’t need another hunk of plastic that lights up and makes noise, or your child is in their tween years — where they seem like they’re too old for toys and too young for expensive tech.

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These are the people to buy experiences for.

The gift of an experience is almost a gift given twice — first when it’s unwrapped and then again when the activity happens. And there’s all the fun anticipation and planning in between.

The best part of giving an experience is that you’re giving a memory — something that will last a lifetime.

Purchase gift cards

Aberdeen Community Theatre

  • Aberdeen Community Theatre has several different subscription options to make sure your loved one doesn’t miss a single show during the 2024 season.
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Aberdeen Community Concert Association

  • Purchase a tickets for a single concert or for the whole season!

Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry

  • Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry has gift cards available at its offices in the ARCC for things like the Aberdeen Aquatic Center, the Wylie Park Campground Lodge or Storybook Land rides. Wrap up the gift card with a new swimsuit or some marshmallow roasting rods.

Aberdeen Wings

  • Purchase tickets to any regular season home game on their website. Wrap with some new Wings gear for the ultimate experience.
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  • Promise an afternoon of indoor fun with an Allevity gift card.

Brown County Fair

  • Get Brown County Fair tickets for 2024 at the 2023 prices! Surprise the music lover in your life with the best lineup of contemporary popular and country music in Aberdeen!

Colorful Creations

  • Not only will this gift card provide an afternoon of fun painting pottery, but their creation will forever remind them of the fun they had.


  • Buy a round for warmer weather or help with a season pass.

Movie Passes

  • No better way to spend a lazy winter afternoon or evening than at the movies with some popcorn.

South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks

  • Game, Fish & Parks offers gift cards that can be used to buy merch, camping or annual vehicle passes.
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Thunder Road

  • Buy Thunder Road gift cards online now for fun next summer.

Unravel Escape Room

  • It’s a mystery that needs to be solved in under an hour! Wrap this gift card with some Sherlock Holmes worthy accessories.

Village Bowl

  • Bowl a strike with the gift of an afternoon at the alleys.

Purchase day-of

Aberdeen Family YMCA

  • Help with a yearly pass or just buy a family an afternoon of swimming.

Brown County Speedway

  • Plan a Friday night at the track for this summer.

Hub City Axe Throwing

  • Wrap up a toy axe and plan a fun night tossing axes downtown.


  • Wrap up a roll of quarters or two and plan a trip back to the 1980s on a Friday night or Saturday afternoon.

Roll-Out Bike Rentals

  • Explore Wylie Park in a surrey built for two or four! Plan an afternoon during warmer weather to ride out past the bison in a foot-powered vehicle.


  • Another great throwback! An afternoon at the roller rink is good cardio and just plain fun!

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