The Newbie’s Guide to Sioux Falls

Falls Park

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.

Bike Trails & Greenway

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.

Wilde Prairie Winery

Nestled on a farm near town, Wilde Prairie Winery is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature with a glass of wine. Come out for a tasting in this timeless setting.


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!

Washington Pavilion

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.

Outdoor Campus

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!

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