The biggest little city in South Dakota boasts natural wonders and a buzzing downtown.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offers so much more than its namesake rapids, which tumble over rock faces in the city center. Other natural wonders include a century-old Japanese garden, an acclaimed zoo and a butterfly house. Would it surprise you to learn that one of America’s two best French patisseries is in so-called Queen City, along with award-winning breweries, comedy clubs and historic theaters? What’s not surprising is the Midwestern friendliness you’ll experience throughout your Sioux Falls stay.

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Explore Sioux Falls

  • Downtown Sioux Falls
  • Emerson
  • West Sioux

Downtown Sioux Falls

Overview

Downtown Sioux Falls is a buzzing and historic hub for the region’s best fine dining, entertainment, shopping and recreation. From its namesake falls and expansive greenways to a reputable craft brewing and cultural arts scene, the city’s central area comes packed with adventures.

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Restaurants , Nature, Culture

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Emerson

Overview

The Emerson neighborhood lies on the outskirts of downtown Sioux Falls, where you can eat, drink and explore alongside friendly locals in this laid-back neighborhood.

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Shopping, Restaurants , Bars

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West Sioux

Overview

Bordered by the expansive Elmwood Park and the Big Sioux River, West Sioux offers a relaxed retreat. From comedy clubs to cozy cafés, this neighborhood will make you feel right at home.

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Shopping, Parks, Comedy Club

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Nearby Hotels and Resorts

Stay in the Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Experience Midwestern Warmth and Big-City Culture in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The waterfront at night

Experience the Area’s Natural Wonders

After a hearty breakfast, visit the Great Plains Zoo, Delbridge Museum of Natural History and a butterfly house and aquarium. Afternoon calls for a hike in Palisades State Park before an unconventional night throwing axes and drinking beer at Rough Cut Social and Remedy Brewing Company.

A small waterfall

Explore Falls Park and Downtown Sioux Falls

Start your day at the local farmers market before exploring verdant Falls Park. Then take in the city’s cultural landmarks, followed by a retro dinner at the Phillips Avenue Diner.

A bowl of pasta and a glass of wine on a table

Visit Bakeries and Breweries

Get a sweet start to the day at downtown bakeries, then tour a 100-year-old Japanese garden. Afternoon options include golf (or mini golf) before brewery hopping, followed by a lovely dinner at a classic Sioux Falls restaurant.

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