Top Reasons to Visit Sioux Falls in the Fall

Fall isn't complete without chilly weather, cozy layers of clothes, and warm comfort food. Make the most of the season in Sioux Falls, the home of seasonal fun for everyone. If you’re looking for a unique fall vacation destination, we know just the place.

Family Fun

The harvest season wouldn’t be complete without apple pie, pumpkin patches, and crisp fall leaves! Find all of that—and more—with our family activities. Whether indoor or outdoor, seasonal adventures for all ages await.

Country Apple Orchard

Just south of Sioux Falls lies your hub for all things fall. The Country Apple Orchard offers a seven-acre pumpkin patch, countless apple trees, pony rides, and more! After a day of picking, refuel with homemade apple pie, cider, and turnovers.

Outdoor Campus

Known for its classes and hands-on activities, the Outdoor Campus offers plenty of fun and educational options in the fall. The hiking trails become a different kind of beautiful as the leaves change color. Check out the inside exhibits, too, where kids can learn about hunting, fishing, gardening, and more!

Midco® Aquatic Center

Need an indoor option? The Midco® Aquatic Center houses a 50-meter Olympic-size pool, recreation pool, lily pad crossing, and much more. Make a splash year-round at the center’s events and activities, or come for a swim whenever you’re free. Their calendar offers fun for all ages!

Fall Flavors

Nothing says fall like all the indulgent dishes, desserts, and drinks that only Sioux Falls can offer. Warm up with great food and even better times at any of these local hotspots!

MacKenzie River Pizza

Head downtown to experience great food and the heart of Sioux Falls all at once. MacKenzie River has made-from-scratch gourmet pizzas and flatbreads, juicy burgers, and specialty cocktails. Fresh, delicious food and friendly service await!

Remedy Brewing Company

One of several downtown breweries, Remedy Brewing Company crafts signature beers in a casual atmosphere. They partner with nearby restaurants to bring you menu items as varied as their beers. No matter your preference, you’ll feel right at home!

Strawbale Winery

Nestled on a farm near town, Strawbale Winery is exactly what it sounds like: a winery built out of straw bales. Come out for a tasting and tour in a timeless setting. Surrounded by a shelterbelt and grapevines, the fall colors will be in full effect.

Queen City Bakery

Hit the sweet spot with brews and baked goods from Queen City Bakery. Located downtown, this local favorite offers all the seasonal flavors you don’t want to miss: apple and pumpkin pie, apple cider, pumpkin chocolate chip tea cakes, and more. Add to that a full coffee bar, and the cozy setting makes for a perfect fall afternoon pick-me-up!

Seasonal Sights

Sioux Falls offers plenty to see year-round—and sights change with the seasons. Be inspired by the natural beauty of Falls Park as leaves change color or snow falls.