Why Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

Sioux Falls is home to new and state-of-the-art venues for conferences, meetings, and events. You’ll not only love to gather here, but you’ll also enjoy sites you’ll only find in Sioux Falls.

First off, you’ll love the Falls.

We’re always asked, “If you had to choose one thing to do in Sioux Falls, what would it be?” Our answer is always to visit Falls Park. We’re known for our beautiful waterfalls, unique rock formations, and rich history that centers around the river. We have a café adjacent to the Falls where you can dine, and many groups enlist the CVB team’s help to arrange a group picnic in the summer months. Even in winter, before the holidays, the park is still a major attraction with its festive light displays.

Second, we’re easy to get to.

For regional attendees traveling from other areas in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska, Sioux Falls is easy to get to. We’re located on the junction of two major midwest interstates, I-90 and I-29, and are only four hours from Minneapolis and St. Paul. We also have the Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), which is only an eight-minute drive from downtown Sioux Falls. So we’re easy to get to by road or by air.

We have major city amenities...

During breaks, your attendees will love exploring our vibrant downtown, visiting the largest one-story mall in the country, or taking in all of the entertainment, sports, and dining options.

...without the crime or crowds.

During the warm months, people love to walk around our city—especially our downtown area. You and your fellow travelers will feel safe at every corner of our high-pedestrian areas, day or night. Also, we’ve really never seen anyone fight over a parking spot or get stuck in traffic, either.

Plus, we’ll help you stay on budget.

We have everything you’ll find in a major city, plus attractions you’ll only find in Sioux Falls. What’s more is you’ll likely save on your event costs, including your convention space, hotel rates, and even parking.

Insider tips from the pros

Whether you want to stay close to your meeting space or in the heart of the city, our city pros know where groups like to stay, eat, and play. 

Choose a venue bound to please the masses.

Sioux Falls Convention Center

Most major cities have a convention center, yes. However the Sioux Falls Convention Center is connected to a 243-room hotel, 8,000-seat arena, a 12,000-seat entertainment venue. In total, the entire complex offers 132,000 square feet of space. In addition, we’re proud to offer onsite catering from one of the most creative convention caterers around. They use local ingredients and can cook for groups of any size. We’re also close to the airport and a quick 7-minute drive from downtown Sioux Falls.

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Best Western PLUS Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

The Best Western PLUS Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center is all about convenience. Located near the airport as well as sports and concert venues, you’ll have everything you need to pull off a successful event in one location. This is the largest combined hotel and convention space in town, with the ability to host up to 2,000 people. They have 60,000 square feet of flexible space that can break up into 16 meeting rooms as well as a 19,200-square-foot exhibit hall. You’re only a short 10-minute shuttle ride away from downtown Sioux Falls and three minutes from the airport, but there’s also a fantastic onsite restaurant, pool with waterslide, and 225 comfortable rooms to get a restful night’s sleep.

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Holiday Inn City Centre

The Holiday Inn City Centre gives you event space options along Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. Not only does it have 15,000 square feet of space to host groups and events, but everyone can stay and enjoy the onsite restaurant and walk to all the action. We have theatres, shops, museums, breweries, a winery, and dozens of local restaurants you’ll only find in downtown Sioux Falls.

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Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

Even if you’re looking for a place to hold a board meeting, company training, or seminar, we have medium and small venues that are just as spectacular as our large ones. The new Hilton Garden Inn Downtown is located along the Big Sioux River and is only 10 minutes from the airport. They have bright, comfortable rooms that can host a board meeting for 12 or a reception for 600. Then your attendees can stay in one of their 136 rooms and take advantage of their indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, or onsite restaurant, CRAVE.

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Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel

Attached to the Sioux Falls Convention Center, the Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel has everything your group needs for a comfortable stay, plus intimate meeting spaces for 10 to 290. It has an onsite restaurant and lounge, and the airport is less than a mile away. Plus, if your guests need to be productive on their own time, there’s a great business center as well as workspace in the rooms.

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This is only a small sampling of our meeting and event spaces. Learn more about hosting meetings and conventions in Sioux Falls.

Find lodging that promotes relaxation and convenience.

ClubHouse Hotel & Suites

Whether you’re looking for economical accommodations, a hotel with ample meeting space, or rooms at a specific location in town, we have almost 5,000 hotel accommodations in Sioux Falls. To find the option that’s right for you, work with the Sioux Falls CVB team.

Get a taste of the Sioux Falls culinary scene.

Sioux Falls has a surprisingly large foodie scene. With over 700 restaurants, there is something for every mood or craving. Many of our eateries are only found in Sioux Falls, so you can experience something that’s one-of-a-kind for every meal. 

Experience something exclusive to Sioux Falls.

Our downtown scene is rich with history, and the local owners have worked hard to preserve the historic architecture of many buildings. It’s safe to walk around the main downtown blocks day or night, which is why there is always something going on! Unique to downtown Sioux Falls is the SculptureWalklocal restaurants and pubs, and boutique shops.

Throughout town, the arts, music, and theater scene is apparent. During your downtime, encourage your group to check out the Washington Pavilion. They host many events throughout the year, including music by the South Dakota Symphony OrchestraBroadway and regional performances, and rotating art exhibitions. The Orpheum Theater Center is also downtown and features plays, concerts, and dance performances. And this is only a small portion of what’s happening in the arts community here.

For outdoor enthusiasts traveling here, Sioux Falls and the surrounding area has miles of trails for hiking, running, and biking. The Big Sioux River Recreation Trail and Greenway is almost 26 miles long, and it goes right through downtown. So if you’re staying nearby, it’s easy to get in that morning jog before a day of meetings.

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Get the VIP treatment.

The best part of being here is the people—including the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau team. We take pride in our attention to detail and the free services we provide to groups of all sizes. We’re here to help plan your entire stay.

We also have strong industry communication. Everyone from the Convention Center to the local pub will know your group is in town, so you’ll be treated like a VIP. Contact us to start planning your Sioux Falls meeting or convention today.

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Learn more about how to receive a cash incentive for your next event hosted in Sioux Falls.

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