Local Area Attractions
Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History
The 45-acre Great Plains Zoo features over 600 animals from around the world including the Asian Cat Habitat, Bear Canyon, and the new African Savannah. Also, see the popular Children's Zoo, which gives visitors a chance to interact with the animals. The Delbridge Museum of Natural History features an impressive collection of mounted animals from five continents displayed in simulated natural environments.
At Falls Park, visitors can see the city's namesake as well as some of the first buildings built in Sioux Falls. The park is home to the free, historic Wells Fargo Park Sound and Light Show (Memorial Day-Labor Day), which is shown each evening one-half hour after sunset, weather permitting.
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
This is the region's premier cultural, educational and entertainment center located in the historic former Washington High School in down Sioux Falls. The Washington Pavilion includes the Kirby Science Discovery Center, Wells Fargo CineDome Theater, Husby Performing Arts Center, Visual Arts Center, Leonardo's Café and gift shops.
Old Courthouse Museum
This grand 1800s quartzite courthouse has three floors of regional history exhibits. Events include live music in the plaza, historic walking tours, and fun activities for kids. Free admission; free parking. Visit the Old Courthouse Museum online for more information.
Catfish Bay Ski Park
See a humorous story about Lewis and Clark the history books did not tell you about. This amazing water ski team has trained over 16 young adults for Sea World, Cypress Gardens and several professional shows around the world. See the Catfish Bay Ski Park online for more information.
Wild Water West Water Park
South Dakota's largest water park! The park includes Caribbean Falls, a huge interactive aqua play center featuring cannons, rope bridges, net crawls, and waterslides. Also includes a six-story tower complex with four thrilling slides, a lazy river, activity pools, sand volleyball, concessions, lockers, shower facilities, plenty of lounge and shaded areas. Visit the Wild Water West Water Park online for more information.
USGS EROS Data Center
The Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center is a field center of the U.S. Geological Survey. EROS Data Center is the national repository of remotely sensed data of the Earth's land surface. The Center operates an archive with more than 9 million photographs of the United States taken from aircraft and more than 4 million images from around the world acquired by sensors aboard several satellites. Daily tours.
- Empire Golf Sport Dome (605) 332-3456
- Northern Links Golf Course, 9-hole (605) 334-6679
- Prairie Green Golf Course, 18-hole (605) 367-6076
- Elmwood Golf Course, 27-hole (605) 367-7092
- Kuehn Park Golf Course (605) 362-2811
- Willow Run Golf Course, 18-hole (605) 335-5900
- Bakker Crossing Golf Course, 18-hole (605) 368-9700