When I first moved to Sioux Falls from Chicago, my sister payed me a visit. I was given the task of showing her what the city had to offer. I wanted to show her some unique things that only Sioux Falls had to offer. I failed miserably. I just didn’t know where to take her.
Since then I’ve gotten to know the city better and came up with some great ideas for unique places any tourist should visit.
If you want a true history of Sioux Falls and how it was built, this is the place. The home was built in 1889 and owned by R.F. Pettigrew, a huge promoter of Sioux Falls during it’s early years. The home has been restored to the way it looked in the 1920′s when Pettigrew lived there.
The first Courthouse in the area. Viewing this building alone is breathtaking enough. Within its walls you’ll find exhibits that are rotated regularly. Some of them interesting, others not so much. See what exhibits they have going on by visiting their exibits page.
You have to see the falls this town was named after. The falls at Falls Park can be spectacular when frozen or overflowing, or dull when in the middle of a drought. See the light show at sunset during the Summer.
Sioux Falls’ premier park is surrounded with beautiful homes and is filled with things to look at from it’s garden of flowers to its “Potato Man” Sculpture.
There are over 104 historical markers in the area. Each one has a story about the history of the nearby land. Grab a copy of the checklist and see how many you can find.
Sioux Falls have any major sports teams, but we have a few professional teams. You may even see a future or former star playing for our NBA affiliated basketball team.