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 Cafe, 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.
Sioux Falls has 26 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.
In addition to a vast wine selection, Strawbale Winery is known for its unique tasting room constructed out of straw bales. (Yes. Straw.) After the sommelier pours you a glass, head outside and enjoy the vineyard and simple farm setting. If your timing is right, you may even catch some live music on the lawn or Sangria Sunday!
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. And because the outdoors is your gallery, you can grab a cupcake from Smallcakes or a latte from Coffea to enjoy while you walk.
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.
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!
Summer or winter, it's always a great time to catch the Great Plains Zoo—the animals are viewable inside or out! If the kids get too hot or cold strolling through the 45-acre zoo, just stop inside the Delbridge Museum of Natural History for a tour of 150 stuffed and mounted animals.
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