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Despite the many accolades Sioux Falls has racked up over the years (like one of the best value cities and best family destination), somehow it has managed to remain relatively a secret from the masses. It's one of the things we love about it. Nestled in the southeastern corner of South Dakota, Sioux Falls is a small city with an awfully big heart and one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets. If you’re looking for an easy weekend trip, here are a few attractions that may persuade you to book a visit.
Walk the Walk
The SculptureWalk, that is. Winding through five blocks of downtown, Sioux Falls' signature outdoor art installation features 56 sculptures from artists from across the country. When you need a spot to warm up, you can peruse some of the indoor galleries like Rehfeld’s Art Gallery, Exposure Art Gallery, Post Pilgrim Art Gallery, and Eastbank Art Gallery as well.
Home to 200 local and regional artists, crafters, and makers, it’s impossible to leave this whimsical gift shop, Unglued, without a few souvenirs or treasures for yourself. While the handmade products are fun to browse, it's even more fun to make a creation of your own. Unglued offers a number of workshops and classes throughout the year, which include everything from making bath bombs to etched wine glasses, leather stitching and woodworking.
Shop ‘til You Drop
The best way to get to know a place? Peruse the local boutiques, of course. Total Drag Records is an independent vintage music store that will take you back to the days of cassettes. Meanwhile Lot 2029, Laurie Belle’s and Chelsea’s are where to head for cute clothes.
Catch a Game
If you’re looking to root, root, root for the home team, Skyforce, the NBA development league team, or Stampede, the club hockey team will get your heart racing. Tickets for both start at just $10, so bring the whole family and prepare to get rowdy while indulging in a bit of stadium snacking.
Hit the Pow
Great Bear Recreation Park is a great place to learn to ski or snowboard. Noted as Eastern South Dakota’s largest ski resort, the runs are gentle and ideal for beginners, but tough enough for veterans too. Great Bear features 14 downhill tracks, a terrain park, and snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails. If you need a break from your pizza and french fries, the Kirby Family Tubing Park is a great place to blow off some steam.