Aberdeen Info

Aberdeen is a city with blue sky, sunshine, clean air, wide-open spaces, and 26,000 friendly residents. Aberdeen began with the coming of the railroads, flourished with a strong agricultural economy, and has diversified into a manufacturing and service center.

Community Links

Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce
Aberdeen Catholic School System
Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau
Aberdeen Development Corporation
Aberdeen Public Schools
City of Aberdeen
Community Event Newsletter
Northern State University
Presentation College
State of South Dakota


Aberdeen provides ample recreational opportunities with two 18-hole & one 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, city hiking trails, one of the state’s largest soccer and softball complex, Aberdeen Family Aquatic Center, hunting, fishing, and three lakes within minutes of the city. Wylie Park features Storybook Land, the Land of Oz, Wildlife Exhibits, Thunder Road, Thunder Mountain Mini-Golf, Wylie Water World, camping, walking & biking trials, and Lake Minne-Eho.


The Aberdeen Recreational and Cultural Center (ARCC) was established by Aberdeen to provide cultural and recreational activities to area residents. A wide variety of events and activities are held including arts, crafts, dramatics, and dance. The Dacotah Prairie Museum hosts a number of exhibits highlighting the prairie heritage of days gone by. The Aberdeen Community Theatre, Aberdeen Area Arts Council, and Community Concert are well-known and valuable sources of culture and fun.


The Lakewood Mall, a comprehensive shopping plaza features over 40 stores, food court, nine-screen theater, full service restaurant/lounge, and indoor play land. Historic Downtown Aberdeen shopping consists of several superior stores offering everything from quality furnishings, salon services, women’s clothing and boutiques.


The finest medical care in South Dakota is available through Avera St. Luke’s and the Sanford Health System. The newly constructed Family YMCA is designed for your entire workout and healthy lifestyle needs.

Schools (K-12)

Aberdeen has both a Public and Catholic School System available to its residents. The Aberdeen School District provides the education needed by today’s graduates, stressing the traditional areas of study while incorporating the practical skills required for many professions. The new Aberdeen Central High School was built in 2003 and is one of the best facilities in the state.


Established in 1901, Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD has been a leader in higher education for over 100 years. More information can be found out about Northern at www.northern.edu.

Presentation College is a Catholic baccalaureate college specializing in health care, welcoming students, faculty and staff of all faiths. For more information, call 1-800-437-6060 ext 492, or explore www.presentation.edu.


Aberdeen’s climate, with its four distinct seasons, allow for pleasant variety and an invigorating lifestyle. A broad range of both summer and winter outdoor recreational choices can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Aberdeen is indeed a community where the quality of life is exceptional. We invite you to come and see for yourself. Once here, you’ll want to stay!