1. Falls Park
As the namesake of our city, Falls Park certainly holds its own when it comes to top attractions in the Midwest. The park is covered in Pink Sioux Quartzite which is carved out by the rushing water of the Big Sioux River. See the triple cascading waterfall from up close, or get a breathtaking view of the park and the downtown landscape from the top of the five-story observation tower. There is even an on-site restaurant, Falls Overlook Cafe, making it the perfect place to stop for groups.
2. Sioux Quartzite
The pink rock that you see at Falls Park can be found all throughout the city, particularly downtown. Sioux quartzite has been used in the many historic buildings that line the street. One of the iconic buildings in Downtown Sioux Falls, the Old Courthouse Museum, even carved out their basement from the rock under the surface.
3. Good Earth State Park
Good Earth State Park at Blood Run is South Dakota's newest state park. This expansive land features rolling hills and an array of hiking trails perfect for your group tour. Enjoy endless views of the Big Sioux River and lush landscape as far as the eye can see. Be sure to stop in the Visitor Center to learn more about the history of the land and the importance of to Native Americans.
4. History & Art
The amount of history and art that we have in Sioux Falls is truly amazing. Many of the shops and restaurants in Downtown Sioux Falls are in historic buildings that have been given new life. You will notice historic markers scattered throughout the city noting areas of historical significance. Several other museums that we recommend in addition to the aforementioned Old Courthouse Museum are the Pettigrew Home & Museum, Center for Western Studies, and the Washington Pavilion. You will also find a wide variety of art at the Washington Pavilion, however, most people think of SculptureWalk when they think of art in Sioux Falls. SculptureWalk is a free public art program that consists of over 50 sculptures placed along the streets downtown which are changed out every year. Enjoy a walking tour as you take in the intricate details of each sculpture.
5. The Outdoor Campus
Become an outdoors expert at The Outdoor Campus with one their many free classes that they offer. Test your skills with activities such as archery, shooting, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and more. Learn to fly-fish and how to make campfire snacks, or explore the walking trails on your own. There's something here for everyone, regardless of age.