Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Sioux Falls? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Sioux Falls?”
Sioux Falls has been heralded as a city on the rise, a “one to watch” in pockets of the Internet for a couple of years now. The truth is, Sioux Falls is already booming, just not in the way you might think. There aren’t throngs of hipsters hogging the rentals. Not yet. While the city is growing (adding 67,000 residents since 2000), the real “boom” is in its culture — the world-class pastry kitchen, the rotating art galleries, the tucked-away record store/venue that attracts big names for small shows. Then there are the gorgeous natural surroundings, full of rock formations and waterfalls, that have always graced the area. Get here now before everyone else figures it out. Here are the best things to do in Sioux Falls right now.