Storybook Land/Wylie Park

Storybook Land and the Land of Oz

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 or the Humpty Dumpty Roller Coaster. 

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 or enjoy the Wizard’s Balloon ride.

Food concessions and amusement rides are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Hours of rides and food concessions may vary after mid August.


Mobility Aide Rental Available

When the Visitor Center is open, mobility aides are available on a first come, first serve bases.  

 Mobility Aide  Price
 Mobility Scooter$10.75 plus tax
 Stroller/Wagon$3.00 includes tax
 WheelchairsNo Charge

Storybook Land History

Storybook Land Coloring Page: Download Here

Wylie Park

Wylie Park is a beautiful 210-acre park located one mile north of Aberdeen on Highway 281. The park caters to the needs of the citizens of Aberdeen and tourists alike. Many recreational activities are available including:
 Storybook Land  Picnicking
 The Land of Oz  Playground areas
 Camping  Recreational trails
 Horseshoes  Softball
 Go Karts  Swimming
 Bumper Boats  Volleyball
 Miniature golf  Wildlife Exhibits
 Bike and Skate Rental  

Great Service Award
Wylie Park personnel participated in and successfully completed the Great Service STAR Program sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Tourism. The program consists of completing a number of hospitality and customer service criteria. With the successful completion of the STAR program, Wylie Park has been awarded the Great Service STAR symbol for 2012. As a result of qualifying for this program, The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department was eligible to be considered for the George S. Mickelson Great Service Award. 

Governor Dennis Daugaard presented the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department with the George S. Mickelson Great Service Award at the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Pierre on January 20, 2011. The award was presented in recognition of the excellent customer service program at Wylie Park.

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is committed to providing quality services, programs and attractions to all visitors to Wylie Park and invites everyone to visit Wylie Park. 

Wylie Park Campground

2023 Wylie Park Camping Reservations will begin 4 months ahead from the month of your arrival date on the first Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 a.m.

January 9, 2023 May Reservations
February 6, 2023 June Reservations
March 6, 2023 July Reservations
April 3, 2023 August Reservations
May 1, 2023 September Reservations

Wrap around dates at the end of the month are allowed.  There will be a $100 penalty for changing dates (shortening stays) during a wrap around booking.

Reservations can be made online at  Wylie Park Campground Reservations, you will be redirected to the reservation system in a new window, or by calling (605) 626-3512 or           Toll Free (888) 326-9693.

Wylie Park Campground is a Good Sam Campground. 
Good Sam Members are eligible to  a 10% discount on camping fees. To inquire, please call (888) 326-9693.