From Itineraries Midwest Fall/ Winter 2009 Issue
On your journey don’t forget to stop by and visit the Falls of Sioux Falls which is located near the downtown district. Falls Park features the Horse Barn Arts Center, a visitor information center and gift shop and a five-story, 50-foot viewing tower offering a panoramic view of the park. Falls Park is also home to a FREE Sound and Light Show featuring information about the history of Sioux Falls and is shown at 9:30 pm, weather-permitting, form Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Overlook Café is happy to assist groups with box lunches or a meal ready upon arrival. If you are looking for a unique setting, the Overlook Café has the best seat in town!!
Hop aboard the FREE trolley and ride throughout the downtown area. From shopping to museums, specialty boutiques to eateries, you will be sure to find something for everyone along the route. The Washington Pavilion is one of the many intriguing places you will discover. It offers six art galleries, a science center, a CineDome, café, and 1,800-seat Great Hall performing arts center.
As you promenade around our city, you may find yourself wondering about the pink stone throughout Falls Park and on buildings around the city. This beautiful pink stone is known as Pink Quartzite which is still mined today. It was used to build the County Courthouse, State Penitentiary, Old Courthouse Museum, and many foundations of buildings downtown.
Continue your shopping extravaganza at the Empire Mall which offers the largest shopping complex between Minneapolis and Denver. Check out the wide variety of retailers under one roof. OR take a break and find a treat at the Harvest Café Food Court with a variety of quick menu items to suit any taste.
Complete your day in a quaint farm setting as a 100-year old red barn, established shelter belt, straw buildings, vineyard and animals introduce you to or remind you of a simpler time. Enjoy a tasting in a country setting at Strawbale Winery. The winery also customizes onsite meal outings upon request.