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Area Attractions


Laura Ingalls Wilder Home

Laura Ingalls Wilder Home

Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" book series have touched millions of lives since they were first published in the 1930's and 40's and written from the point of view of an excited young girl who travels across the western frontier in search of new adventures.

Great Plains Zoo

Great Plains Zoo

Home to more than 1,000 animals from 137 species, the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History is a source of affordable family fun and education in Sioux Falls. The Zoo’s collection is not often found in mid-sized zoos, and includes Tigers, Giraffe, Rhinos, Zebras, and a national award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit.

Butterfly House & Aquarium

Butterfly House & Aquarium

The Butterfly House is home to free-flying butterflies from around the world, including Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The Cove at the Butterfly House & Aquarium displays hundreds of different species of fishes and corals in over 20,000 gallons of aquariums.

Denny Sanford Premier Center

Denny Sanford Premier Center

The Denny Sanford Premier Center is a multipurpose facility that houses sporting events, concerts, conventions, meetings, banquets, and more. The building seats up to 12,000 for concerts. Check the schedule to see what’s coming up!

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans’ Memorial Park

Here is a place set aside for honor, remembrance and reflection, demonstrating how the citizens of this region cherish and embrace the sacrifice and dedication of all veterans. Visitors will enjoy a welcoming entryway with flags, open plazas, memorial walls and an amphitheater.

Corn Palace

Mitchell Corn Palace

The World’s Only Corn Palace is Mitchell’s premier tourist attraction. Some 500,000 tourists come from around the nation each year to see the uniquely designed corn murals. The Corn Palace was built to prove to the world that South Dakota had a healthy agricultural climate.

Sioux Falls Park

Falls Park in Sioux Falls

Walk from downtown Sioux Falls to the gorgeous Falls Park. An average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second. See the city’s namesake as well as some of the first buildings built in Sioux Falls.

Battleship USS South Dakota Memorial

Battleship USS South Dakota Memorial

The U.S.S. South Dakota was the most decorated battleship of World War II. It fought in every major naval battle in the Pacific from 1942-1945. The memorial is open daily May 1st through September 30th, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Pettigrew Home & Museum

Pettigrew Home & Museum

Richard F. Pettigrew, South Dakota's first full-term U.S. senator, purchased this 1889 Queen Anne home in 1911 and arranged for the building to be donated to the city upon his death in 1926. A seasoned traveler, Pettigrew collected artifacts from all over the world, and many of these items are now on display.

Wild Water West Waterpark

Wild Water West Waterpark

As the largest waterpark in the state, Wild Water West is the best summer entertainment in South Dakota - Providing safe, family fun for over 25 years. Thousands visit every year, traveling from near and far. With water and land attractions for the young and the young at heart, everyone can get their fill of thrills.