A water park that features a wave pool, a lazy river, a swim-up bar, several large waterslides, bumper boats, kiddie pools, and a pretty awesome pirate water attraction for kids, as well as batting cages, paintball, go-karts, mini golf and more! If you're in Sioux Falls in the summer, it's a nice place to hang out and cool off. Great for kids,...more
This is by far the best zoo in South Dakota, and it's always expanding so it's definitely worth a visit. They have all the typical animals--lions and tigers and bears, oh my!--plenty of North American animals, and then some rare animals like Amur Tigers, Eastern Black Rhinos, the Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby, the Giant Anteater, the Siamang Gibbon...more
Unfortunately, I only had about 45 minutes to explore the downtown area of Sioux Falls on the morning I was leaving town. A few days prior I had driven through the downtown area on a cold, rainy day and saw a number of interesting sculptures and shops and thought I would go back the next day after work and browse around for a little bit.But the...more
"The Biggest, (And Best) Show in Town". The Sioux Falls Storm is one of the coolest things to see in Sioux Falls. Part of the United Indoor Football League, the Sioux Falls Storm plays during the spring and summer months in the Sioux Falls Arena, And in 2004 were champions of their conference. Most Storm games start at 7:05 PM and end at around...more
If you go downtown, you'll probably notice sculptures made by local and regional artists placed in various sections of the area. These are part of Sculpturewalk, a program showcasing local and regional sculptures, you can even vote for your favorite one. While you are at it, you might also want to check out some of the local architecture of the...more
Falls Park features the waterfall that gives Sioux Falls its name. Here, the Big Sioux River goes over the falls, which are made of pink quartzite. The remnants of the old Queen Bee Mill, built in 1887, are stil plainly visible. Also visible is what's left of the hydroelectric plant, constructed in 1908. Since I visited, a new Visitor Information...more
The battleship USS South Dakota, designated BB-57, served with great distinction in the US Navy during World War II. The same class as the Alabama and Massachusetts, she was armed with nine 16-inch guns, twenty five-inch guns, and a formidable array of light anti-aircraft guns. Clearly, there would be no way to bring such a giant warship so far...more
The Falls the city was built around are showcased in this park. If you're visting Sioux Falls, I recommend that you stop here first. You can walk around viewing platforms near the falls or go into the tower on the site and see a spectacular view of the city, Just don't go up there on a windy day, Falls Park is right next to Morrell's! If you're...more
The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls is pretty nice and has a good assortment of animals. It has some rather unique ones such as: a Red Panda, some Snow Leopards, and some Siberian Tigers. The place does require some walking, but it's not too bad. Overall it's a nice place to visit if you come here. If you like to see "stuffed" animals, this zoo has...more
Stayed here 3 nights toward the end of September, 2010 on business. It is very convenient to...more
There is a wide variety of nice motels which are easily accessed from Interstate 29. We have found...more
Whenever we go to Sioux Falls, we usually stay here. It is always clean, which is most important on...more
This is a quite small restaurant that a lot of people from the area aren't even aware of! It has a sort of Greek Isles/Santorini decor scheme inside and out and delicious food! Its specialty, as the name implies, is the gyro, but they have other Greek food as well. The restaurant is quite small inside but there is also a drive through if you would...more
After driving all morning we were definitely ready for lunch. We met up with family and headed over to Ruby Tuesdays. The salad bar was fresh (I'm typically learing of salad bars that sit out all day, but this one was good) and everyone enjoyed their meals. Salad Bar, Chicken burgermore
If you enjoy bleach blondes wearing tight faux leather jackets heckling comics when taking a break from text messaging during acts, then Fat Daddy's is the place to go. I was so irritated that I left. I personally apologized to the comic afterwards for the shabby treatment he received. It was embarrassing. Don't go to Fat Daddy's.....a huge waste...more
Fat Daddy's Comedy Club is really new - my husband heard about it on the radio. It's in downtown Sioux Falls, so it's perfect for a night on the town! We had dinner at Minerva's and walked across the street for an awesome comedy show!! It was packed though and we barely got in. We hadn't heard of the comedian, but he was so funny! It was really...more
Another great College bar is Poppadox. A lot of the younger kids hangs out here. (21-30) the Poppadox is a college bar, so it won’t be in the best of shape. They have carpeted floors and they sometimes get sticky. Across the street there is The Crow bar. This is a little bit older (26-45) crowed but everyone here is really nice.more
Joe Foss Field is the main airport in Sioux Falls and home to the F-16s of the South Dakota Air National Guard. Named after famous South Dakota fighter pilot Joe Foss, the airport is served by a few major airlines, including: United, Comair, Northwest, Mesaba, and Allegiant. The airport also hosts many private and charter aircraft, plus some cargo...more
The Interstates are your friend around Sioux Falls, they provide access to just about everything in the city, and access to the rest of the state. One piece of advice though, they are generally well maintained by the DOT in winter, but its a good idea to practice winter driving skills and slow down before venturing out on them.more
Just like the food in this town, there is a place to shop on almost every street! The empire mall has quite a few stores and 41st street is nothing but shopping and food! Anything. But it seems like clothing is dominant. Depends on which store you're in.more
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Mr. Bendo, the giant muffler man in front of Buck's Muffler in Sioux Falls. This giant muffler guy has been there for years and is pretty cool. He's located down by several BNSF tracks and a park. If that doesn't take you there, just ask someone where Buck's Muffler is.
Unique Suggestions: Watch for trains on the BNSF tracks, you might see a switcher or just a bunch of frieght cars.
Luggage and bags:
There are alot of places to shop in this town, so be sure to bring an extra suitcase.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As the title says, be ready for anything. In the winter: bring a shovel, hat, gloves, mittens, and a big coat. In the Summer: bring an umbrella and a weather radio--It could storm or rain around 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Photo Equipment: Don't forget the camera!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: It's all outside the city. If you're looking for a beach, go to Florida!!!
Miscellaneous: For more info on the weather here, check out my South Dakota page.
If you like to railfan, you might want to come down here sometime. The Sioux Falls Freight Yard usally has 2 BNSF switchers operating daily to move cars around, You might also catch one of the locals headed to Garretson or somewhere else on the Marshall Sub. But be careful, Downtown can be a little scary at night, and PLEASE stay off the tracks!!...more
If you go downtown, you'll find about four to five old train depots and several other restored railroad buildings. Only the Great Northern Depot is still used by the Railroad, the others have been converted to office and retail use. At one time Sioux Falls had 5 railroads, which explains all the structures. You'll also find a few old railroad...more
If you don't know what disc golf is, you're missing out. A great way to spend a day walking around without the investment of golf.
Whip a frisbee-like disc at a basket and see if you can make par.
This course has lots of hills and trees.
Equipment: Bring a disc. Available in Sioux Falls at Scheel's on 41st St, starting at about $7.