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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

Best Western Empire Towers
Best Western Empire Towers
2.5 out of 5
4100 W Shirley Place, Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $85 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in the heart of Sioux Falls, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Empire Mall, The Outdoor Campus, and Sertoma Butterfly House. Avera Hospital and Avera ...
4.2/5Excellent! (685 reviews)
"The room was large and very nice . The complimentary breakfast was great. Easy on and off freeway, very friendly staff"

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Best Western Empire Towers
AeroStay Hotel
AeroStay Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2821 N Jaycee Lane, Sioux Falls, SD
The price is $87 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in the heart of Sioux Falls, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of VA Health Care System, Falls Park, and Denny Sanford Premier Center. Veterans' Memorial ...
4.4/5Excellent! (943 reviews)
"Clean!"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

AeroStay Hotel
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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
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 ...
3.6/5Good! (947 reviews)
"liked the waterpatk and bar and grill"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Sioux Falls Airport-Waterpark & Event Ctr
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.
No Name City Luxury Cabins & RV, LLC
No Name City Luxury Cabins & RV, LLC
2.5 out of 5
20899 Pleasant Valley Dr, I-90 Exit 34, Sturgis, SD
The price is $65 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Situated in Sturgis, this cabin is 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and within 25 mi (40 km) of Black Hills National Forest and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (137 reviews)
"Very friendly staff at canins and bar."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

No Name City Luxury Cabins & RV, LLC
GrandStay Residential Suites - Rapid City
GrandStay Residential Suites - Rapid City
2.5 out of 5
660 Disk Dr, Rapid City, SD
The price is $139 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated in Rapid City, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Rushmore Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Central States Fairgrounds and Monument Health. Dinosaur ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,350 reviews)
"We stayed here for four nights while exploring the surrounding area. The room was great! It was wonderful to have a bedroom and a living room (especially when needing a bit of space after being in the car with kids all day) and a kitchen! The location was nice being right off the freeway and close ..."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

GrandStay Residential Suites - Rapid City
Elk Creek Resort
Elk Creek Resort
2 out of 5
8220 Elk Creek Rd, Piedmont, SD
The price is $142 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Situated in a rural location, this cabin is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Petrified Forest of the Black Hills and within 12 mi (20 km) of Wonderland Caves and Fountain ...
4.3/5Excellent! (123 reviews)
"Nice clean updated cabin. Picnic table outside. Did not have sink or toilet( dry cabin). Bathrooms clean and functioning. Outdoor sinks not hooked up. Good laundry area. Quiet outdoor area. Clean pool. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Elk Creek Resort
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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