Sioux Falls’ Window to the Outdoors

This sample itinerary is best during the Spring through Fall, but can be customized for any time of year.

Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city and is located at Interstates 90 and 29. Known for its green spaces with over 70 parks. Consider having a group picnic, hear a concert, or walk the trail, there is something for everyone.

Day One

11 – 12:00 pm

Your first stop is the city’s namesake; FallsPark.  It is a 123 acre park located near the downtown district.  Each second, an average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the falls.  Group’s love to stop in at the visitor information center with its gift shop and five story viewing tower, offering a panoramic view of the park and city skyline.

12 – 1:30 pm

Break for lunch at Bracco! Enjoy a menu featuring Asian, Creole, and American while dining on the Veranda Patio. To enjoy the atmosphere, you might want to schedule more than one hour.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

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Sertoma Butterfly House

Your tour winds over to the Outdoor Campus to experience the area’s nature. When tour planners call ahead, they can set up a class specifically for their group, touching on topics such as Dutch-oven cooking, butterflies, or nature hikes. Or visit nearby Sertoma Butterfly House & Purdy Marine Cove and walk amongst 800 butterflies from all around the world.

3 – 5:00 pm

Travel just east of the city limits to explore Arrowhead Park, named after a large, arrowhead shaped granite quarry, which is one of three historic quarries that are now lakes.  The area is now a bird sanctuary—a haven for bird watching, so bring your binoculars!  Stones from these quarries were used to build several buildings in downtown Sioux Falls.

5 – 7:00 pm

Complete your day at Strawbale Winery for wine tasting in a building constructed of strawbales! Tucked away between a 100-year-old barn, shelter belt, and grape vines, this winery, may remind you of simpler time. Enjoy their wine, the outdoors, and learn all about the process of producing South Dakota wine from locally grown grapes and fruits. Ask them to make arrangements for a catered meal for your group.

7:00 pm

Head back to your hotel or enjoy the endless selections of bars and restaurants for a night cap.


For more information or to customize this sample itinerary contact your tour operator or the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-333-2072

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