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Located on South Dakota's eastern border and as the state's largest city, Sioux Falls offers big-city attractions with a small-town feel.
From the city's namesake in Falls Park, where thousands of gallons of water fall onto Sioux quartzite every second, to SculptureWalk dotted throughout the downtown business district, Sioux Falls offers natural and cultural things to do.
The triple waterfall at Falls Park has been a centerpiece here since the city's inception in 1856.
The Big Sioux River spills over a series of rock faces in Falls Park, which includes an observation tower and the ruins of the 19th-century Queen Bee Mill.
Like the swift waters of the Big Sioux River that create this stunning natural landscape, Falls Park welcomes a steady stream of visitors throughout the year.
While the summer months tend to draw the biggest crowds, during the cooler months, this city-owned attraction transforms into a true winter paradise worth exploring.
Located in Sertoma City Park on the southwest side of Sioux Falls, Butterfly House & Aquarium offers a hands-on experience with an abundance of butterflies and a variety of marine life.
Whether it's learning something new at the Washington Pavilion or hiking the trails of Big Sioux Recreation Area, Sioux Falls provides entertainment with ease.
Scattered throughout downtown Sioux Falls, SculptureWalk adds another touch of fun as you explore the shops, restaurants and hotels in the heart of the city.
Serving as a center of science, art and culture for the region, the Washington Pavilion offers important cultural opportunities for Sioux Falls residents and visitors.
The Washington Pavilion has two performing arts centers, where Broadway shows, live concerts and a series of recitals are always on.
The pavilion also houses the Wells Fargo CineDome, which sets the stage for a great movie-watching experience.
The Queen Anne-style Pettigrew Home & Museum has artifacts collected by Senator Richard F. Pettigrew.
The Old Courthouse Museum offers exhibits on local history.
Housed in a 19th-century courthouse building, the Old Courthouse Museum contains three histories of permanent and rotating exhibits.
Each exhibit at the museum helps paint a brighter picture of the region's history. Admission is free and donations are accepted.
With gigantic wall murals and numerous historical artifacts, the Old Courthouse Museum makes it easy to remember the past.
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