Wylie Park in Aberdeen, SD

Wylie Park in Aberdeen, SD

The votes are in and Wylie Park has been named No. 2 in the Nation! "When judges read the nomination for Wylie Park and saw photos, they knew right away that it definitely belonged on the list of our country's Top 10 Lawns for Family Fun'" said Anita Fisher, Briggs & Stratton marketing communications manager. With more than 210 acres of grassland, a myriad of recreational opportunities are available, including camping, picnicking, playground areas, swimming beach, miniature golf, softball, volleyball, horseshoes and miles of rambling recreational trails.

Aberdeen is proud to announce that Wylie Park was awarded the 2010 George S. Mickelson Great Service Award for their exemplary job of exceeding visitors' expectations in customer service. For more information on Wylie Park, call the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at (605) 626-7015.

Rides and Attractions

All rides at Storybook Land are $2.25 per ride. You may purchase a Storybook Land punch card for $17.50.  

Storybook Land Express

Ride the miniature train, a scale replica of an 1863 C.P. Huntington, that travels on 16 gauge steel tracks and circles the park.

Humpty Dumpty Roller Coaster

Thrilling young and old alike, this coaster dips, turns and flies 20 feet in the air along the track at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. You'll want to ride again and again for the chance to squeal with delight. The coaster operates daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Hours of operation may vary after mid-August.

Wylie Park Zoo

The zoo has a wide array of animals native to the north central United States including buffalo, elk, deer, sheep, prairie dogs, geese and more.

Wylie Park in Aberdeen, SD

Wizard's Balloon Ride

View Storybook Land from more than 30 feet above the ground as you twirl and spin.

Land of Oz Carousel

Hand carved and painted antique animals highlight this historic carousel.

Thunder Mountain Miniature Golf

Cross footbridges and raging rivers as you mini-golf on a volcano. You will not believe your eyes or ears as Thunder Mountain explodes and shoots flames 18 feet in the air! For more information call(605) 225-8541 or visit www.thunderroad.info.

Wylie Thunder Road

Rev your engines and take to the track as you race go-karts on this ride. For more information call (605) 225-8541 or visit www.thunderroad.info.

Roll-Out In-Line Skates & Bike Rentals

Tour Wylie Park on our surreys, fun cycles, peddle go-carts, choppers, children's small trikes, kids trikes, John Deere Tractor bikes, tandem bikes, or cruise the park on in-line skates. For more information call (605) 225-1139 or visit www.rolloutbikerentals.com.

Wylie Bumper Boats

The bumper boat ride is a great way to cool off and enjoy the lake. For more information call (605) 225-8541 or visit www.thunderroad.info.

Lake Minne-Eho

Do not miss the fabulous ski shows put on by the Aberdeen Aqua Addicts. Shows are free of charge. For more information call (605) 626-7015.

Children's Fishing at Lake Minne-Eho Allowed

Each year the lake is stocked with fish by the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks. Only children 16 years and under are allowed to fish and there is no charge. For more information call (605) 626-7015.

Train Depot Museum

Visit the authentic 1881 Train Depot which was relocated to Storybook Land and features interesting information on the history of railroading in the region. The Depot Museum is open May 26 to September 4 from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM daily.

Storybook Land Visitor Center

The visitor center is the perfect place to purchase souvenirs and find information about the community. The center has two rooms which can be rented for family gatherings. For more information or to reserve a room, please call (605) 626-7015.

Wylie Park Campground

RV sites, camping cabins and tent sites available. Call (888) 326-9693 for reservations.

Fees, Charges, & Hours of Operation

Wylie Campground

RV Sites:

$34/day (includes water and electricity)
$1/day additional w/sewer


$52/day (small - 12'x12'); $68/day (medium - 12'x16'); (large - 1 bedroom, restroom and kitchen facilities)$114/day (Sunday-Thursday) $142/day (Friday, Saturday & Holidays)

Deluxe Cabin:

$152/day (Sunday-Thursday) $190/day (Friday, Saturday & Holidays)
(3 bedroom, restroom, and kitchen facilities)


$22/day ($2 additional per tent)

Platform Tents:


Shower Fee:



Washer and Dryer available

Call (605) 626-3512 or (888) 326-9693 toll free

More Information:

Call (605) 626-7015, Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Aberdeen Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department.

Wylie Thunder Road

Bumper Boats:

$5.25 single + tax (7 yrs and older) / $6.25 + tax double
(Buy 5 get 1 Free)


$6.00 single + tax (57" or taller) / $7.00 + tax double
(Buy 5 get 1 Free)

Euro Bungy:

$6.50 + tax / (4 Minute Jump) 
Buy 4 Jumps for $24.00 + tax
Laser Maze: $3.25 + tax / game
Buy 5 games for $11.00 + tax


May and September: (Early season hours may vary)
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

June - August (Late season hours may vary)
Daily: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

More Information:

Thunder Road (605) 225-8541



Storybook Land/Visitor Center
Location: Storybook Land
Season: Memorial Weekend to Labor Day
Hours: April 15 - May 26:
Monday - Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Memorial Weekend - Labor Day:
Daily: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

*Information Center inside Visitor Center will be open Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Party Room Rental: $50 per time block, Monday through Friday;
$60 per time block, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays
More Information: Call the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department, (605) 626-7015

Paddleboat / Canoe Rentals
Paddleboats: $6.00 for 4 seat (1/2 hour)
Canoes: $5.00 (1 hour)
Funyak: $4.00 (1/2 hour)
Hours: Friday - Sunday: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Times vary after August 10, 2016
More Information: Please call (605) 626-7015, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hole-In-1 Mini Donuts & Tastee Treats
Hours: Friday - Sunday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Weather Permitting
More Information: (605) 226-1773

Wylie Thunder Mountain Mini-Golf
Rates: $7.50 
One child (5 and under) free per paying adult 
Hours: Daily:
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
May and September hours may vary, please call ahead
Weekends in September
More Information: (605) 225-8541 or www.ThunderRoadAberdeen.com

Roll-Out In-Line Skate & Bike Rentals
Tandem, MT, Jr, Wagon, Bike Trailer, Cruiser
Small Surrey $15 per / hr
$10 per 1/2hr
Large Surrey $24 per / hr
$17 per / 1/2 hr
Fun Cycle $9-12 per / hr
$5-7 per 1/2 hr

Go-Karts $10-12 per / hr
$5-7 per / 1/2 hr

Chopper $7 per 1/2 hr, $12/hr
Children's Bikes $5 per / hr
$3 per / 1/2hr
Skates: Ask Pricing / Protective Equipment Free with Skate Rental
Hours: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day:
Daily: 12:00 PM - Dark

Weekends: Noon - Dark
More Information: Call John Kersten at (605) 225-1139 or Roll Out at (605) 226-1773
Or visit www.rolloutbikerentals.com.