Cultural & Recreational Activities

Cultural & Recreational Activities

Concerts, plays, sculptures, cycling, parks, and hunting: Sioux Falls offers something better for everyone.


Sioux Falls has a number of venues that host a variety of cultural activities. The new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center hosts family shows and concerts in the region, including acts like Elton John, Cher, Jason Aldean, and Disney on Ice. The Orpheum Theater hosts plays, concerts, and dance performances. The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences features a state-of-the-art performance hall, multi-use "black box" theater, an OMNI theater, visual arts galleries and a Science Discovery Center.


SculptureWalk is one of Sioux Falls´ most unique cultural amenities. One of the largest year-round outdoor sculpture displays in the nation, this exciting exhibit features 55 new outdoor sculptures from artists around the world each year.


Other cultural activities include:

 •  South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
 •  Sioux Empire Community Theater
 •  Children´s Theater Company of South Dakota
 •  Siouxland Heritage Museums

Want to have dinner before or after the show? There are more than 600 restaurants from which to choose!


There are more than 80 parks in the region, along with numerous gyms, swimming centers, community centers, and golf courses. The pleasant four-season climate {link to Climate section} provides the opportunity to take advantage of many outdoor activities, including downhill skiing, snowboard¬ing, hunting, fishing, hiking, water sports, camping, and biking. South Dakota, known as the "ring-neck pheasant capital of the world," offers ample opportunities for hunters of pheasant and waterfowl.


Sports enthusiasts can cheer on minor league teams in their choice of sports:

 •  Canaries - American Association of Independent Professional Baseball
 •  SkyForce - NBA Development League
 •  Stampede - U.S. Hockey League
 •  Storm - Indoor Football League

Love nature? There are plenty of state parks and recreation areas in the region:

 •  Good Earth State Park / Blood Run National Historic Landmark
 •  Newton Hills State Park (Canton)
 •  Palisades State Park (Garretson)
 •  Beaver Creek Nature Area (Valley Springs)
 •  Big Sioux Recreation Area (Brandon)
 •  Lake Alvin Recreation Area (Harrisburg)

What better place to enjoy life than Sioux Falls!

Sioux falls is a bicycle friendly community in acknowledgement of our 28 mile of biking trails.

Demographics: The Sioux Falls Advantage

The secret is out: Sioux Falls is a better place to live. Our young, educated, well-trained workforce is expanding to meet the needs of both new and existing businesses and is creating a larger market for consumer goods and services. We are one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, with a rate of population growth nearly four times the national average.

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