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Best Tourist Spots in Sioux Falls

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A visit to Sioux Falls will make you realize that this is the place that you have always seen in your dreams. We spent our most of the childhood in sweet dreaming and imagining. People used to laugh at us when we had told them what we were chasing in our dreams and what we had aspired for during our tender age. But, after experiencing this enchanting city, we could nullify those statements and opinions about us that what an impressionable mind sees is belonged to an imaginary world that holds no meaning nor connection to the real world. There is a place nestled in the extreme eastern part of the state of South Dakota that not only seems a figment of one's imagination but also breathtakingly beautiful as one' imagination. But, we shared with you what we felt about this largest city of South Dakota. Go on and explore on your own and tell people your reasons of falling in love with the city.

Great Plains Zoo

Great Plains Zoo
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Great Plains Zoo, which is a stalwart member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, 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. Here, children are projected on whopping digital screens where they can shake a leg with animals.

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)

Washington Pavilion

Washington Pavilion
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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

Sioux Falls Arena

Sioux Falls Arena
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Sioux Falls Arena 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

Corn Palace

palace
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An unprecedented symbol of United States, Corn Palace is famed for its folk art icon representing South Dakota. A visit to Corn Palace is like stepping inside a place where you are inculcated with some heart-pleasing and inspirational stories about South Dakota, its history, evolution, development, people and culture. The most eye-catching part of the Corn Palace is its architecture. The entire facility is made up of corns of 12 different colors framed with native grasses, sourdock, milo, and straw. The entire corn is grown by local farmers. All the murals are designed by a skillful local artist. More than 20 workers remain engaged into changing out all the murals as soon as we approach late-August and September. Oscar Howe, Cal Schultz, and Cherie Ramsdell are amongst dexterous artists who designed the murals of the Corn Palace. Its free guided tours span for 45 minutes.

Address: 601 North Main Street, Mitchell, SD 57301, United States
Phone: 866-273-2676
Website: www.cornpalace.com
Operation Hours: On Memorial Day-Labor Day, remains open daily (8:00 am-9:00 pm); During April, May, September and October, remains open daily (8:00 am-5:00 pm); From December to March, Monday-Saturday (8:00 am-5:00 pm)

Great Bear Recreation Park

Great Bear Recreation Park
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For an 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

Museum of Visual Materials  

Museum of Visual Materials 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

Falls Park

Falls Park
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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)

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