Despite being the state's largest city, Sioux Falls offers all kinds of outdoor recreation. Start your South Dakota Adventure in Sioux Falls.

Sioux Falls

As South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls is packed with cultural attractions, family-friendly activities and history. Falls Park is the top attraction, featuring 123 acres of green space, waterfalls and historic buildings along the Big Sioux River.

For arts and culture, visitors can stroll through downtown to see 55 sculptures along the SculptureWalk, which includes the stainless-steel Arc of Dreams sculpture that spans the Big Sioux River, and then watch a live performance at the indoor Washington Pavilion or the Levitt at the Falls outdoor amphitheater.

Families will find plenty of excitement at Wild Water West Waterpark, Butterfly House & Aquarium and the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Explore the city’s past at the Old Courthouse Home Museum and Pettigrew Home & Museum.

Arc of Dreams, Sioux Falls
Arc of Dreams
Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural
Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural
Outdoor Campus, Sioux Falls
Outdoor Campus

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For carnival rides, concerts, horse shows and all kinds of family fun, head to the Sioux Empire Fair at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. If you’re a craft beer connoisseur and fan of live music, the 605 Summer Classic is for you. Sample a variety of beers from South Dakota breweries while taking in live musical acts at this annual summer event. Harley lovers won’t want to miss Hot Harley Nights. This annual three-day event features bike shows, demo rides, stunt performances, a poker run and the Hot Harley Nights Motorcycle Parade. Downtown Sioux Falls is buzzing with arts and culture, and the Sidewalk Arts Festival is the pinnacle event each year. Browse fine art, folk art and all sorts of crafts from over 200 vendors and artisans at this free one-day festival.

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Butterfly House & Aquarium
Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk
Sculpture Walk


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