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Sioux FallsUnited States of America

Situated in the Heart of America, this city is steeped in history and iconic landmarks and is surrounded by scenic countryside.

Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota. Originally built on the quarry and agricultural industries, Sioux Falls now charms visitors with parks, galleries, museums and artifacts of its cultural and historical past.

Begin with a visit to Falls Park in the heart of the city. This 123-acre (50-hectare) park is home to many attractions and a visitor center. At the Main Falls Outlook you can see the architectural remains of the city’s pioneer past. See remnants of the Queen Bee Mill and the millrace and dam that were constructed to supply power to it. Visit the historical horse barn, now home to art exhibitions. Browse the farmers markets at the Falls Park Open Air Shelter. Inspect the artistry of the Monarch of the Plains statue and the American Farmer sculpture. Afterward, have coffee in the Falls Overlook Café, which was once the Light and Power Company building.

Outside Falls Park, there are plenty of other local cultural attractions to visit. See the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, the Visual Arts Center, the Kirby Science Discovery Center, the memorial to the World War II USS South Dakota, the Great Plains Zoo, the Husby Performing Arts Center, the Delbridge Museum and the Old Courthouse Museum with historic exhibits and live concerts.

For nature lovers, there are woodland, wetland and agricultural landscapes to explore. Enjoy a day at the Great Bear Recreation Park where you can ski in winter and hike in summer. Be mesmerized by butterflies and meet colorful sea creatures at the Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove. Jog, in-line skate, walk or bike along the Big Sioux River and recreational greenway, and visit the Loess Mountain Range where you can spot deer and other wildlife.

Located on the banks of the Big Sioux River, Sioux Falls is an easy day’s drive from many major Midwestern cities. Take a road trip to enjoy the Midwest countryside on your way to Sioux Falls or fly into the city’s airport.

Where to stay in Sioux Falls

These falls are right in town surrounded by a nice park.

Downtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(108 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Old Courthouse Museum and Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science.

Downtown

Top Hotels in Sioux Falls

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls Airport-Waterpark & Event Ctr
Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls Airport-Waterpark & Event Ctr
3 out of 5
1301 West Russell, I-29 and Exit 81, Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $75 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

This family-friendly Sioux Falls hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Sioux Falls Arena and Sioux Falls Convention Center. Denny Sanford ...

3.7/5Good! (940 reviews)

"We arrived late in the evening but were greeted by a very kind man! He got us all squared away in a room closest to an entrance! With 4 kids this was so appreciated! In the morning the kids woke up and got to have a blast at the water park. They didn’t want to go home after enjoying the stay. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls Airport-Waterpark & Event Ctr
AmericInn by Wyndham Sioux Falls North
AmericInn by Wyndham Sioux Falls North
2.5 out of 5
3300 W Russell St, Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $89 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Situated in Sioux Falls, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls Convention Center, and Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Sanford ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (330 reviews)

"The room was excellent. Larger that expected and big bathroom. Very clean!! The hotel looked newer. Continental breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

AmericInn by Wyndham Sioux Falls North
Clubhouse Hotel Suites Sioux Falls
Clubhouse Hotel Suites Sioux Falls
3 out of 5
2320 South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $101 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Situated in Sioux Falls, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Avera Hospital and Empire Mall. The Outdoor Campus and Sertoma Butterfly House are also within 3 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (688 reviews)

"This hotel is beautiful with friendly staff and great accommodations. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Clubhouse Hotel Suites Sioux Falls

Popular places to visit in Sioux Falls

Falls Park
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Falls Park

4.5/5(467 reviews)

Enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and explore Falls Park, a favorite green space in Sioux Falls. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Great Plains Zoo
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Great Plains Zoo

4.5/5(74 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals who live at Great Plains Zoo during your travels in Sioux Falls? Attend a sporting event or discover the area's beautiful waterfalls.

Old Courthouse Museum
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Old Courthouse Museum

4.5/5(60 reviews)

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls. Attend a sporting event or discover the area's beautiful waterfalls.

Top things to do in Sioux Falls

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of South Dakota
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of South Dakota

$20
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of South Dakota
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of South Dakota

$10
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of South Dakota
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of South Dakota

$10
Per adult

Reviews of Sioux Falls

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 49.6248124062031%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 14.957478739369686%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.9504752376188094%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.6003001500750376%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Great historical plaques and walking paths. It’s a beautiful, well maintained area that’s fun to explore, with a fun and walkable downtown!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Falls park was beautiful.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Small city. Falls Park is very nice and a must visit if you stop through. It's okay. I wouldn't make a special trip there but a good half point in the way to Badlands and Rushmore

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

The issuse with the toilet was gross . I should not have had to leave my room throughout the night to go to the bathroom . .and for that reason i do not think i should have been charged full price for my room.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

We were just passing through on our way to Chattanooga so we just needed a comfy place to be. We did get broasted chicken from a pizza place that delivered and it was the bomb!! Yum!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Very cool town. Excellent downtown area near the Hotel on Phillips. All in all a very cool and relaxing city with a lively downtown area.

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