When they hear “South Dakota,” most Americans probably think of vast tracts of wilderness or Mount Rushmore. But while South Dakota does offer huge areas for camping, hiking, and nature lovers to explore, it also boasts all the modern amenities you would expect from a 21st century vacation.
If you’re planning a trip to South Dakota this summer, then you’ll want to stop over in Sioux Falls, where you and your family can discover plenty of exciting Sioux Falls attractions to enjoy.
Some of our top recommendations include:
Here’s a bit of trivia that should make your heart melt: surveys show that dads are the most likely person to take young Americans on their first ever camping trip. Perhaps that’s why Americans love staying in the great outdoors so much. In fact, in 2011 alone, nearly 42.5 million Americans spent 534.9 million days camping (an average of almost 13 days per person).
And because camping is a $15 billion industry, you’ll find campgrounds catering to everyone. Head to gorgeous national and state parks to go camping under the stars the old fashioned way, or find family campgrounds for kid friendly vacations. Sioux Falls camping draws visitors from all over the world, and we promise there’s a camping site for everyone!
See The Falls
A trip to South Dakota wouldn’t be complete without seeing perhaps the most popular of all Sioux Falls attractions — the waterfalls of the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls was named for the Native American tribe of the same name, and you can see 7,400 gallons of water drop over the falls every second at the 123 acre Falls Park, just a few blocks from downtown.
While you’re visiting Falls Park, stop by SculptureWalk along the way. This popular, year-round exhibition includes amazing outdoor sculptures, displayed from Washington Pavilion to Falls Park. Every year the sculptures on display change, so you can see new artwork every time you visit. Plus, the sculptures are available for purchase!
Of course, there’s plenty more Sioux Falls attractions to see all year long. But if you’re visiting our area in the summer, don’t miss out on these three popular activities!