1. Hometown Pride
Sioux Falls lives up to its nickname, "The Heart of America" through its warm, welcoming spirit. Groups only need to spend one night here to experience its special brand of genuine hospitality.
2. No Traffic, No Problems
Visitors can get anywhere in Sioux Falls in 15 minutes, including the airport, which is just a five-minute drive from all major meeting venues.
3. Attractions that Surprise and Delight
Don't miss Falls Park, a triple waterfall set amongst sparkling pink quartzite rock; the city's 29-mile bike trail; and the award-winning Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.
4. An Eclectic Arts-and-Culture Scene
Sioux Falls is home to SculptureWalk, the largest and most recognized annual exhibit of public art sculpture in the country. A new permanent sculpture, Arc of Dreams, will open later this year over the Big Sioux River.
5. Diverse Flavors
Groups can look forward to feasting on everything from fresh Mediterranean fare to ice cream from Chris Hanmer, winner of "Top Chef: Just Desserts," who will open the Parlour Ice Cream House in May.
6. Watch It Live
Finding after-hours entertainment is easy. Only four years old, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center keeps bringing in big-name acts, and the under-development Levitt at the Falls outdoor concert venue will regularly offer free concerts.
7. Locally Made Brews
Try a respectable sample of them on Brewers' Row, a collection of taprooms and breweries within walking distance of each other in downtown's East Bank area.
8. Unexpectedly Charming
Sioux Falls' vibrant downtown is filled with history and hip happenings. If your meeting happens to fall on the first Friday of the month, attendees can take advantage of discounts and later hours at downtown shops, attractions, and eateries.
9. Easy Come, Easy Go
Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) is served by five domestic airlines that offer nonstop service to 10 domestic destinations and connections to more than 200 domestic and international destinations.
10. Personalized Service
From registration assistance to local vendor contacts, the Sioux Falls CVB can provide personalized services from start to finish.
Republished with permission of Convene, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association, (c) 2018, pcmaconvene.org