The Newbie’s Guide to Sioux Falls
Pack a picnic with your family’s favorites and claim a spot on the lawn at Sioux Falls’ main attraction, Falls Park. No time to pack a picnic? The Overlook Café, located in the park, has historic charm, serving as the Sioux Falls Light and Power Company from 1908 until 1974. With a patio that sits right above the river, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views while sharing a meal with friends or family.
Sioux Falls has 30 miles of paved trails to explore by bike or foot. The trail weaves through downtown and several of the city’s parks, including Falls Park. You’ll find water fountains, public restrooms, and restaurants along the way, too.
In addition to a vast wine selection, Strawbale Winery is known for its unique tasting room constructed out of straw bales. (Yes. Straw.) After the sommelier pours you a glass, head outside and enjoy the vineyard and simple farm setting. If your timing is right, you may even catch some live music on the lawn or Sangria Sunday!
Our famous SculptureWalk hosts one-of-a-kind sculptures by global artists with a new line-up every year. You’ll find these varied works of art throughout downtown Sioux Falls. Don't forget to see the Arc of Dreams too!
Over 100 exciting hands-on science exhibits, live science demos, music, movies, and a touchable tornado will keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. Admission includes unlimited films in the Wells Fargo CineDome—the perfect indoor solution for a sweltering summer day.
Get your kids excited about the great outdoors and learn valuable skills when you hike the trails and explore local flora and fauna. Afterward, be sure to check out the rest of the museum and aquarium to learn more about our animal friends. Best of all, it’s free!