Sioux Falls, SD

Travel Guide
Sioux Falls featuring a park and a waterfall
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

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, 57104
The price is $64 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Sioux Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 indoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.6/5 Good! (1,080 reviews)
"My 10 year old granddaughter had a blast! That's all that matters!! The giant water slide, the pirate ship, the Arcade! Nothing to complain about."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls Airport-Waterpark & Event Ctr
Clubhouse Hotel Suites Sioux Falls
Clubhouse Hotel Suites Sioux Falls
3 out of 5
2320 South Louise Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106
The price is $135 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sioux Falls. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,005 reviews)
"Enjoyed our one night stay on our way to Yellowstone. Very clean, nice sized room, fun swimming area for the kids, and conveniently located near the interstate but just far enough away too."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

Clubhouse Hotel Suites Sioux Falls
AmericInn by Wyndham Sioux Falls North
AmericInn by Wyndham Sioux Falls North
2.5 out of 5
3300 W Russell St, Sioux Falls, SD, 57107
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Sioux Falls. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,098 reviews)
"Just a nice place to stay!"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

AmericInn by Wyndham Sioux Falls North
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cozy 1-Bedroom House
Cozy 1-Bedroom House
Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $80 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Empire Mall and Falls Park are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for Cozy 1-Bedroom ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Happy
"Cute home in a nice neighborhood. Great location - fairly close to shopping and downtown. Kitchen is well stocked (the whole place is). Clean. Air conditioned. Cute yard. We enjoyed our 3 night stay comfortably. Great communication with owners!"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2022

Cozy 1-Bedroom House
Cozy Newly Renovated Cottage
Cozy Newly Renovated Cottage
Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $119 per night from Aug 14 to Aug 15
Stay at this vacation home in Sioux Falls. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Falls Park and Denny Sanford Premier Center are ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Short stay
"Heather was a dream to work with. Nice clean place to stay."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Cozy Newly Renovated Cottage
Sophisticated 2BD Apartment in Downtown Sioux Falls
Sophisticated 2BD Apartment in Downtown Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $96 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this apartment in Sioux Falls. Enjoy WiFi, 2 bedrooms, and a shower/tub combo. Popular attractions Falls Park and Denny Sanford Premier Center are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Quick Stop for the Night
"We wanted a place for a quick night's stay on our way home from Yellowstone. This apartment fit the bill. We had good communication from the owner and the property was very clean. It offered a lot of little amenities to make you feel right at home."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Sophisticated 2BD Apartment in Downtown Sioux Falls
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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