Sioux Falls – Things to do with your Team

As the largest city in the state of South Dakota, Sioux Falls makes for a great team travel destination. The motto of Sioux Falls refers to the city as the “Heart of America,” and for good reason. There you’ll find plenty of fun and unique things to do that will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action.

Although there is so much to do in Sioux Falls, it still seems like a small town with its tight-knit local community and culture. With great family-friendly attractions both indoor and out in such a quaint setting, the “Heart of America” is sure to win over the hearts of you and your team.


Butterfly House & Aquarium

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At the Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls, you and your team can appreciate the beauty of the sea and the sky. The facility is home to over 800 free-flying butterflies and hundreds of stunning marine fishes and corals.

Step into a whole new world lush with tropical flowers and weather that’s always a balmy 80 degrees as you enter the Butterfly House. In this tropical conservatory your group can see magnificent varieties of colorful butterflies from all corners of the globe, including Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia as they flutter around the 3,600 square foot indoor exhibit. You might even get the chance to see a butterfly as it emerges from its chrysalis through the Emergence Window!

Once it’s time for some oceanic discoveries, turn your group’s attention to the facility’s many aquarium exhibits: the Cove, the Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, and the Pacific Tide Pool. There you’ll find clownfish, seahorses, and everything in between, as well as horn sharks, bamboo sharks, and southern stingrays that you can even touch for an amazing, hands-on learning experience.

Discounted admission is available for groups of 10 or more, however reservations must be made at least seven days in advance. 4320 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Wild Water West

Have everyone on the team put on their swimsuits, grab their towel and sunscreen, and head out west; Wild Water West that is! Wild Water West is the largest water park in the state and has been providing locals and visitors alike with wild, family-friendly fun for over 25 years.

Now you and your team can get in on the fun too as you swirl in the vortex of Tornado Alley, a 55-foot tall tube slide with a funnel in its center; speed through the dark on the Black Hole Speed Slide; drop from six stories high on the Plummets Peak Speed Slide; along with many other thrilling water rides.

If your group prefers their fun on the drier side of things, Wild Water West still has plenty to offer. There you’ll also find go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, and a sand volleyball court. 26767 466th Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Catfish Bay Water Ski Park: The Greatest Show on H20

The Greatest Show on H20 is one of the top summer attractions in Sioux Falls and after you go to see it for yourself, you’ll know why. It combines amazing water skiing tricks, daring stunts, and an entertaining family-friendly stage show for a charming experience that is totally unique to Sioux Falls.

The show is performed by the Catfish Bay Water Ski Team and consists of over 30 water ski performers, boat drivers, actors, and many more folks helping out behind-the-scenes.

The show can last anywhere from an hour and forty-five minutes to two hours, making it the perfect way to spend some downtime while you’re in Sioux Falls. 5500 Show Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History

Take a trip to the jungle on your trip to Sioux Falls at the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History. There you and your team can embark on a journey of discovery as you visit more than 1,000 animals from 137 species, most of which are not often found in mid-sized zoos. The zoo’s collection includes tigers, rhinos, zebras, and so much more, as well as an award-winning snow monkey exhibit.

The Great Plains Zoo also offers a variety of fun activities and attractions, such as getting to feed giraffes on weekends throughout the summer, riding a camel at Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm, and taking the Savannah Express train ride on a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the zoo’s Africa exhibit.

The exploration continues indoors at the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, a one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals, including 38 “vanishing species.”

After seeing some of the sights in Sioux Falls’ own jungle, venture to the Maasai Market Café for lunch or a quick snack. Food options at Maasai Market Café include cheeseburgers, chicken strips, pizza, corn dogs, nachos, popcorn, pretzels, and ice cream.

The Gift Shop has a large assortment of plush animals, clothing, games, and jewelry, so everyone in your group can find the perfect keepsake to remember their visit by.

Reduced admission is offered for groups of 20 or more, so be sure to contact the zoo ahead of time and take advantage of these discounts.

To make your group’s visit to the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History even more special, consider booking one of the zoo’s exclusive group experiences like guided tours and animal encounters. 805 S Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


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The Blood Run Nature Area

If you and your team are in the mood for a hike in the great outdoors but don’t have all day to explore, consider visiting the Blood Run Nature Area. With only about two miles of trail running through the park, Blood Run is perfect for teams and groups on a tight schedule.

While the current trail length is limited, Blood Run is slated to become the first new state park in South Dakota in several decades thanks to its natural beauty and historical significance. Blood Run is situated along the Big Sioux River, offering for some fantastic views as you hike the trail. In the past, the site was a major trading center for Native Americans, making it equally as exciting for history buffs as it is for nature lovers.

Blood Run also features picnic tables and a restroom, with both amenities conveniently located next to the parking lot. Sioux Falls, SD


Sioux Falls Stadium

Home to the Sioux Falls Canaries and appropriately dubbed “The Birdcage,” Sioux Falls Stadium, at 51 years old, is one of the oldest ballparks in the American Association. It definitely doesn’t show its age however, thanks to renovations made to the field in the late 1990s, which included new luxury box suites, an expanded picnic area, and a new grass berm down the third base line.

When you attend a game at “The Birdcage,” you’ll enjoy enjoy free parking, an ample concession selection, and more, all in addition to a classic game of baseball. 1001 N West Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


The Empire Mall

Sioux Falls - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsThe Empire Mall has everything needed to satisfy your group’s resident shopaholics. The mall’s selection of anchor stores consists of JCPenny, Macy’s, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Younkers, in addition to well over 100 other retailers.

When it’s time to take a break from your Sioux Falls shopping spree, stop by the Empire Mall’s food court, or one of its great family-friendly restaurants, including Applebee’s, Red Lobster, Red Robin, and the Royal Fork Buffet. 5000 W Empire Mall, Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Thunder Road Family Fun Park

There’s fun to be found at Thunder Road Family Fun Park; after all, “fun” in their name! At this quaint amusement park your team will have a blast enjoying a variety of exciting attractions, including two go-kart tracks, rookie karts for beginner drivers, a miniature roller coaster, tilt-a-whirl, mini golf, Laser Maze, laser tag, bungie trampoline, water wars, human foosball, bumper boats, and batting cages.

After all that excitement, bring the team to the park’s picnic area to enjoy lunch or a quick snack. Best of all, parking and admission are free. 201 N Kiwanis Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


Because of the fairly long distances between Sioux Falls and larger cities, Sioux Falls has over time become a prominent regional center, offering a fantastic selection of attractions, shopping, dining, and more. You and your team are sure to be surprised with what you’ll find here in this quaint Midwestern city.