Downtown Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls is the largest retail shopping hub between Denver and Minneapolis! The Empire and Empire East Malls alone offer more than 200 stores. Enjoy Sioux Falls’ historic downtown with specialty shops offering everything from Native American artwork to South Dakota made gifts, and more! Make sure to stop by Falls Park and don’t miss Sioux Falls’ other attractions. The Great Plains Zoo, Washington Pavilion, & various museums showcasing Plains & Native American history and art.

Things to Do

Sioux Falls

Looking for something to do after visiting the falls? So are we. Contact us to share your business or attraction.

Places to Stay

Hotel room - Sioux Falls

With multiple hotels in convenient locations, Sioux Falls is a great place to stay. Rest easy in these comfortable rooms.

Where to Eat


I-29 South, Tea Exit West
O’Toole’s Bar & Lounge. Bring Your Sugar To Tea. Rated in top 10 steaks in Midwest Magazine Voted as “Best Steak Dinner” by “Eyes On You” readers. – 605-368-9667

our history

Sioux Falls Founded

The town of Sioux Falls was founded in 1856 prior to the Civil War. It was named for the Sioux Tribe that inhabited the area and the Big Sioux River. Since its establishment, the settlement has gone through periods of growth and even abandonment. Sioux Falls has been steadily growing for the last hundred years however and will not likely be abandoned again.

U.S. Air Force

In 1942, the U.S. War Department leased Sioux Falls land. The site was used to build the Air Force Technical Radio School which boosted the local economy and social life.

Shopping & Technology

Sioux Falls attracts nearly 14 million shoppers every year. It is the largest retail center between Denver and Minneapolis. But the city wants to be known for more than its hot bargains. Recent city initiatives have focused efforts into becoming a hub for research and technology as well.