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A Day in Sioux Falls

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Every person has his/her own vision and attitude towards a particular thing, place or person. Talking about a place in particular, today we are sharing our thoughts, opinions, feelings and spectacular reasons about Sioux Falls. Through the comprehensive 24-hour itinerary, we want to convey what it is that made Sioux Falls rule over our heart. But, one thing we can assure you that after experiencing the life, culture, and every color of Sioux Falls, you will realize that our perception of beauty is quite same to a great extent. We bet that you can never come back without falling for the city. But, it is not suffice to possess a traveler's bend of mind and a great wanderlust. To make your trip lucrative and unforgettable, you must chalk out every second of your day making the most out of your one day in the city. You don't need to do brainstorming and take special time out from your tight schedule. We have already done your job on your behalf. All you need to do just follow the below-shared itinerary and roam around the city with a free mind.

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8:00 am: Extraordinary breakfast for an extraordinary day
Let's start your day here in Sioux Falls with a welcome breakfast. You are their special guest; hence, you must be treated with a special meal whose delectable taste is hard to forget and will give you some sweet memories whenever you ponder about your time spent in the city. Do you always crave for eating in retro-dining ambiance? Do you love classic specialties? Then, you must make a move towards Phillips Avenue Diner. It is believed to be the paradise for big-time food junkies. Whether you swing by here for breakfast or lunch or after-dark snacks, the place remains happening round the clock. By availing its exciting Diner Gift Card, you can enjoy the extra bite to your favorite meals by winning extra dollars. Its menu is flecked with some unprecedented culinary wonders, namely, Farmer's Scrambler, Cheesy Ham Omelet, Corned Beef Hash, Breakfast Burrito, Banana Bread French Toast, Steel Cut Irish Oats, Applewood Bacon, and many more delicacies. Stop drooling and reserve a table now.
Address: 121 South Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.335.4977
Website: www.phillipsavenuediner.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (7:00 am-8:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (7:00 am-10:00 pm); Sunday (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

9:30 am: Get nose-to-nose with adorable animals
Let's take you to Great Plains Zoo which is a stalwart member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums It is engaged into conservation, education, discovery and recreation. The zoo allows you to meet and engaged with your favorite species of animals. Here, the diversity remains at its high. The zoo is packed with a broad spectrum of beautiful animal species. Sprawling across 45-acre of land, Great Plains Zoo is home to primates, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, camels, and many more adorable species. If you are visiting the zoo during summers, then you can get lucky by taking the joy of camel rides. Its custom-designed Sanford Carrousel boasting of six horses, an elephant, white rhino, three zebras, rooster, dolphin, deer, gorilla, two panda bears, and cheetah. Take a stroll around the zoo by hopping on Savannah Express Trains. The dock dotted at the zoo allows its visitors to play, feed and take selfie with Koi fish. A visit to ZooVie theatre is indeed a one-of-its-kind experience.

Address: 805 South Kiwanis Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.367.7003
Website: www.greatzoo.org
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-4:00 pm)
Distance and time from Phillips Avenue Diner: 2.2 miles or 6 minutes drive

11:00 am: Sports buffs make it to Sioux Falls Arena
Is sports what remains on your mind? Then, your next destination must be Sioux Falls Arena which has been entertaining music and sports buffs since 1961. This arena has been an incredible and unprecedented host of myriads of concerts based on Elvis Presley, Elton John, Cher, and Garth Brooks. Sioux Falls Arena also hosts multitudes of sporting events, namely, high school and college basketball, wrestling tournaments and volleyball. This arena has also been host to the Summit League NCAA organizing men and women basketball tournaments. While enjoying your favorite events, you can also munch on some really mouth-drooling snacks and some tantalizing drinks to keep your energy level high. Spectra Food Services is the delectable food provider dotted at the Arena to gratify a broad spectrum of foodies. To host your private events, you can also contact the representatives over there and organize a lavishing event.

Address: 1201 Northwest Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.367.8460
Website: www.sfarena.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (8:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Distance and time from Great Plains Zoo: 2.4 miles or 6 minutes drive

12:30 pm: Venture into the greenest building
Let's visit the greenest corner of the city. Here, we are talking about Museum of Visual Materials which opened its doors for the visitors on June 1, 2007. You will be amazed to know that the Museum of Visual Materials is famed as South Dakota's first LEED Platinum Green building and one of the oldest building in the state. The museum has pioneered in green innovations and concepts via its hands-on activities, classes and tours. The museum is packed with The Hall of Americas, Music Room, cooking demo kitchen, Hall of Continents, and gardens to immerse into its green innovations. You will be surprised to know that the Museum of Visual Materials has bagged number one position as South Dakota's Local Best for its banquet facility. The museum also conducts classes, activities, summer camps, field trips, and tours for children and adults. Most of these activities can be enjoyed free of cost.

Address: 500 North Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.271.9500
Website: www.sfmvm.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Wednesday (9:00 am-4:00 pm); remains closed from Thursday to Sunday
Distance and time from Sioux Falls Arena: 2.0 miles or 5 minutes drive

2:00 pm: Time to treat your belly
It's 2 pm, and you must be feeling hungry. We have a delectable option for you. If, for you, diversity is equally important as the taste, then you ought to visit Jacky's Restaurant. Moreover, if you are a great junky of Latin American cuisines, then your visit to Jacky's Restaurant can be surely an unforgettable one. People of Sioux Falls are believed to make smart choices, and when it comes to Latin American delicacies, they know where to stop by, and no place other than Jacky's Restaurant can gratify your penchant for diverse Latin cuisines. Everyday people are treated with something special. So you never know, what special you are going to be surprised with on your next visit there. The menu is quite wide and broad to choose from endless number of mouth-drooling dishes. And, you don't need to panic about the prices. The place is said to quite pocket-friendly. Even if its exceeding your budget, you won't mind spending extra for the taste and quality you get here as it is exceeding your expectations too.
Address: 702 East 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, United States
Phone: 1 605.336.0588
Website: www.facebook.com/jackysrestaurantsf
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday (11:00 am-9:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-10:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-4:00 pm)
Distance and time from Museum of Visual Materials: 0.8 mile or 3 minutes drive

3:30 pm: Fun and learning at Washington Pavilion
We still can see you licking your fingers. Now, you know why we took you to Jacky's Restaurant. Let's make a move to Washington Pavilion. Fun and learning under one roof and that happens only at Washington Pavilion. This place is revered as a benchmark when it comes to science, entertainment and arts. Guys and Dolls Jr., Down The Road, Swan Songs Serenade: Christine Albert and Chris Gage, Urinetown, Willie Nelson & Family, Disney's Beauty & The Beast Jr., The Gaither Vocal Band, and many more are amongst its most-loved and wanted shows. Its Visual Arts Center organizes exhibitions representing the works of renowned regional, national and international artists. The Visual Arts Center is engaged into preserving and conserving the splendid collections for the art lovers. The art center is dotted with Jerstad & Contemporary Galleries, Corner Gallery, Shultz Gallery, Egger Gallery, Permanent Collection Gallery, and Everist Gallery. Kirby Science Discovery Center entertains and educates its visitors with over 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits.

Address: 301 South Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.367.6000
Website: www.washingtonpavilion.org/online
Distance and time from Jacky's Restaurant: 0.9 mile or 4 minutes drive

5:00 pm: Some time amidst nature
Let's double your excitement by taking you to Great Bear Recreation Park. For a never-experienced-before outdoor fun, you must make a move to Great Bear Recreation Park. Sprawling across 200-acre of land, Great Bear Recreation Park is an incredible melting pot of nature and indoor & outdoor recreational activities. Great Bear Ski Valley entertains its visitors with its endless number of sports activities during winters, like, Skiing, Snow Tubing, Snow Boarding, Cross Country Skiing, Telemark Skiing, Snow Sport Lessons, and Snow Shoeing. You could see that there are plenitude of fun-filled activities to make your day unforgettable. During Summers, Great Bear Recreation Park pleases its visitors with its heart-thumping back-country hikes, natural trails, namely, The Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature trail sprawling across 4 miles of distance with three unique trail loops treating you with the scenic views of hills and valleys. The Lodge dotted at Great Bear Recreation Park is an unbeatable place to host your private events.

Address: 5901 East Rice Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57110, United States
Phone: 1 605.367.4309
Website: www.greatbearpark.com
Distance and time from Washington Pavilion: 5.5 miles or 13 minutes drive

6:30 pm: A magnificent view of Falls Park
People who know Sioux Falls, they are well-acquainted with Falls Park. Whenever people unfold the chapters of South Dakota's history, there is one name that always finds a prominent place in the history, and that is, Falls Park. One of the most interesting facts about Falls Park is that Native Americans were the first who visited it and propagated vital information and facts about it to European explorers. Sprawling across 123-acre of land, Falls Park is said to be sight pleasant to eyes and heart. Here you can witness a mesmerizing view of 7,400 gallons of water dropping from the height of 100 feet and clinging the ground in an incredible way. The place is also a renowned spot organizing multitudes of significant and colorful events throughout the year. Falls Park is flanked by Observation Tower from where you can catch the beautiful glimpse of the falls. Falls Overlook Cafe is also marked in its vicinity to grab a bite to your favorite snack while soaking up the beauty of the place.

Address: 131 East Falls Park Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States   
Phone: 1 605.367.7430
Operation Hours: Opens daily (5:00 am-10:00 pm)
Distance and time from Great Bear Recreation Park: 4.2 miles or 9 minutes drive

8:00 pm: Dine at Phnom Penh Restaurant
Your stomach must be gurgling out of hunger. Fret not! The city is believed to be treat the foodies remarkably and unprecedentedly, and one such place is Phnom Penh Restaurant. Today, entire Sioux Falls has immersed into the love for Cambodian and Chinese delicacies. Its all the charm of Phnom Penh Restaurant. Here, you can enjoy the authentic traditional Asian flavors and taste. Its recipes draw a heavy inspiration from age-old methods of cooking to revive people's love for classic specialties. Your hunt for Chinese and Cambodian flavors can only be curbed here. Though, there is no doubt about that there are plenty of other restaurants in the city serving Asian cuisines, but the quality and impeccable service you get here is just hard to find and match anywhere else. This is what our survey and experience in the city claim about Phnom Penh Restaurant. Egg rolls, soups, Crab Rangoon, chicken wings, num pow, chicken on a stick, desserts, chicken nuggets, shrimp, and a lot of other delicacies account for heavy influx of diners here.
Address: 1010 North Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.332.3935
Website: www.phnompenhsiouxfalls.weebly.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Thursday (11:00 am-9:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-9:30 pm); remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Distance and time from Falls Park: 0.7 mile or 16 minutes drive

9:30 pm: Unforgettable night at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse
Let's take a break from sight-seeing as it must be very weary from strolling since morning. You must be looking for a place where you can sit comfortably and peacefully and yet immerse into entertainment. We know of a place of this sort. Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse has become a perfect spot for night creatures and popular amongst locals. A lot of happens at Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse to keep your entertainment meter high. There are no set rules to enter the place and behave. All you need to do is to drop by with your crazy pals and then leave the rest to Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse. Every corner has been hot hard with thrill and entertainment. People call it the largest nightclub in Sioux Falls which has added spark to their lives. The music played here is so captivating that you would hardly bother about how late you have become to make it to your home. If you are madly in love with 80's and 90's music, then Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse is your place. Don't refrain yourself from tapping your foot, and we bet you can't.
Address: 3609 South Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, United States
Phone: 1 605.331.2448
Website: www.buckssiouxfalls.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (4:00 pm-2:00 am); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Phnom Penh Restaurant: 4.2 miles or 11 minutes drive

11:00 pm: Port-dark snacks at Wiley's Tavern
Let's grab a bite to your favorite after-dark snacks before you say good bye to the city. When we say after-dark snacks, people speak out one name together, and that is, Wiley's Tavern. Be it food or services, you are going to be pleased only with the best of it. Its menu is flecked with an array of mouth-drooling snacks and drinks, including appetizers, soups, salads, flat bread pizzas, various patties, wraps, baskets, sandwiches, Wiley's Gourmet dogs, and many more. At Wiley's Tavern, you can make your everyday more special than your previous one as it treats its visitors with its daily's specials. Now, you can enjoy the extra bites of your favorite meals at pocket-friendly prices. While you are indulged into enjoying your snacks, Wiley's Tavern pleases you with its glitzy events and performances by regionally as well nationally acclaimed artists. First Fridays by PinShows, Mondays Pitchers, Wednesday Ladies Night, and many more are amongst its most-thronged events and offers. Thursday to Saturday nights remain dazzled with the live performances by world-renowned DJs.

Address: 330 North Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, United States
Phone: 1 605.336.0054
Website: www.wileystavern.com/default.aspx
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (3:00 pm-2:00 am); Sunday (11:00 am-2:00 am)
Distance and time from Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse: 3.9 miles or 11 minutes drive

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