ABOUT SIOUX FALLS
ABOUT SIOUX FALLS BETTER BUSINESS. 36 EDUCATION
Sioux Falls’ schools are top-notch in both the public and
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South Dakota’s largest city has more amenities than you would imagine.
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Everything you need to know to make the move to Sioux Falls.
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Culture runs rampant in Sioux Falls, with numerous ways to participate.
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Explore the city and the region — there’s lots to do!
Sioux Falls: strong business climate, good jobs and plenty of diverse career opportunities.
Sioux Falls is easy to get around, no matter your form of transit.
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private sectors, plus lots of post-secondary opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students.
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ioux Falls’ four-season climate means there’s plenty of S activities to participate in year-round.
Sioux Falls is home to the best healthcare in the region.
Lots to do and tons of great resources for seniors — why wouldn’t you retire here?
Numerous housing options are available here, whether you prefer downtown or out of town. Mission: The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce represents its members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and listings contained herein, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability for errors or omissions. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted.
200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 200 PO Box 1425 Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1425 (605) 336-1620 • Fax (605) 336-6499 siouxfallschamber.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial & Design: Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Photography:
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce • Mike Shafer • Argus Leader Media • Augustana University • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center • Badlands Speedway • City of Sioux Falls • EmBe • Grand Falls Casino & Resort • Great Bear Recreation Park • GreatLIFE • Huether Family Match Pointe • Institute of Design & Technology • Marmen Energy • Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls • The Outdoor Campus • Sanford Health • Paul Schiller • SDN Communications • Sioux Falls Catholic Schools • Sioux Falls School District • Sioux Falls Storm (tslat.com) • Sioux Falls VA Health Care System • Strawbale Winery • University of Sioux Falls • Washington Pavilion
Photos: (On the Cover, left) Falls of the Big Sioux River; (On the Cover, right, top to bottom) kayaker at The Outdoor Campus; youth soccer at Yankton Trail Park; splash pad at downtown Hilton Garden Inn; cyclists on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail; downtown shopping.
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ABOUT SIOUX FALLS
BETTER BUSINESS. BETTER LIFE.
Sioux Falls is an exciting hub for culture, recreation, education and entertainment, providing a wide array of memory-making events and activities year-round for residents and visitors alike. Welcome to Sioux Falls — South Dakota’s largest city! Our people enjoy a quality of life that is second to none. We also enjoy superior healthcare facilities, a low crime rate, exceptional educational opportunities and an excellent tax climate. If that weren’t enough reason, we also have thousands of fulfilling job opportunities available. Use this Sioux Falls Community Guide to learn more about the advantages of coming to Sioux Falls to expand your business, start a new career or make Sioux Falls your forever home. See what everyone is talking about!
Mayor Mike Huether City of Sioux Falls
Dave Kapaska, D.O.
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center 2016-17 Chair of the Board, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
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ABOUT SIOUX FALLS
BETTER BUSINESS, BETTER LIFE
A low-cost business environment. A highly-educated workforce. World-class research. Competitive incentives and tax advantages. Strong school systems. Low crime rates. Superb healthcare. Cultural amenities that exceed our size. Those are just some of the reasons why Sioux Falls continues to be recognized nationally as a great city in which to live, work, learn and play. Sioux Falls has something for everyone with diverse entertainment, excellent shopping, sports, music and recreation. The people of Sioux Falls work together to bring new experiences to the area to continually increase our quality of life. Sioux Falls is rooted in an accomplished history and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a resource and an advocate to build on that history of success. If it’s true that the quality of a whole is based on the sum of its parts, then Sioux Falls may very well be the best place to live. The “American Dream” is still alive and well here. With 80 beautiful parks and many recreational possibilities, Sioux Falls has a great environment for everyone. City leaders have made plans to accommodate the steadily growing community by promoting green spaces and preserving Sioux Falls’ natural attributes. Sioux Falls is included on the list of
Photo: Falls Park is the namesake of the city, located just a few blocks from downtown.
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the top 50 bike-friendly cities in the nation, thanks to its nearly 28 miles of paved bike trails. With more than 173,300 residents, Sioux Falls is still a safe community with a celebrated low crime rate. It remains one of the most secure mid-size cities in which to live. More than 256,250 people call the Sioux Falls metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home, which includes Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner and McCook counties. The housing market is strong, with the median existing home price well below the national average. Sioux Falls also is happy to have a low cost of living compared to other cities in the Midwest. Sioux Falls is home to global companies and homegrown enterprises, and new, innovative, high-paying jobs are being created every day. Some of the larger industries include healthcare, education and financial services. The favorable tax climate regularly attracts new businesses to stake claim in Sioux Falls.
Two regional, leading healthcare systems and many specialty hospitals can be found here. The city is recognized as the finest major medical center between Denver and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Superior care can be found in Sioux Falls and all major hospitals serve as the teaching facilities for the school of medicine. As the largest school district in South Dakota, Sioux Falls serves approximately 28,000 students in pre-K through 12th grade. The size of the school district allows students to have many choices in extracurricular activities, advanced placement courses and unique learning programs. A number of private schools also serve students. Sioux Falls is also home to several higher education institutions, where everything from trained technical to Ph. D programs are available.
ABOUT SIOUX FALLS
DOWNTOWN RESOURCES Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc.
dtsf.com 338-4009 230 S. Phillips Ave., Suite 102, 57104 Downtown Sioux Falls is a non-profit corporation committed to upgrading and enhancing the vitality of downtown by providing excitement, activity and a positive image within the community through promotions, design, economic development and public relations.
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
siouxfallschamber.com 336-1620 200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 200, 57104 The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce represents its more than 2,200 members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region.
Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
visitsiouxfalls.com 275-6060 200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 102, 57104 The CVB markets Sioux Falls as a one-of-akind visitor destination and provides premier visitor services to increase visitor spending, all to enhance economic impact throughout the community.
Sioux Falls Development Foundation
siouxfallsdevelopment.com 339-0103 200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 100, 57104 The Sioux Falls Development Foundation works to improve the regionâ€™s economy. The Foundation actively recruits new business to the area and assists existing businesses with expansion opportunities, providing tools, resources and connections necessary for their success.
The Commerce Center houses the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sioux Falls Development Foundation. Itâ€™s located in downtown Sioux Falls.
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ABOUT SIOUX FALLS
DOWNTOWN SIOUX FALLS Downtown Sioux Falls is the heart of the city, with a little bit of everything — lofts, business offices, banks, restaurants, hair salons, churches, hotels, theatres and boutique shops. Shopping options offer everything from designer clothing to original artwork to unique home goods. Downtown dining has something for everyone, too, for those with the classic American palates to those looking for ethnic foods, such as Japanese, Mexican or Mediterranean. Spend an afternoon walking down Phillips Avenue and take in the SculptureWalk. Downtown hosts celebrations called “First Friday,” which are held each month. Activities are held year-round, bringing visitors and residents to the heart of the city for shopping, dining and entertainment. Free 90-minute customer parking is available at the Harvester Building and at the 8th & Railroad Center. Parking at meters and in public ramps and lots is always free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Four public parking ramps,
15 public parking lots and more than 1,000 on-street spots are available. Use your mobile device to find free lots and metered spots at siouxfallsparking.org. In the summer, you can enjoy a ride on the Sioux Falls Trolley or in a horse-drawn carriage.
DOWNTOWN DESTINATIONS Falls Park Farmers Market
fallsparkfarmersmarket.com Falls Park Farmers Market is the place to get your weekly supply of flowers, fresh vegetables, meat and baked goods. Conveniently located at Falls Park near downtown Sioux Falls, the market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May-October and offers delicious food and beautiful scenery.
sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com SculptureWalk is a $1 million annual exhibit of more than 80 sculptures on public display throughout the city of Sioux Falls. In the heart of downtown, 55 new sculptures ranging from abstract to whimsical are exhibited on
the streets. The critically-acclaimed exhibition has featured artists from around the U.S. and 10 countries. The world-class sculptures are rotated on an annual basis and sponsored by area businesses. From May to September, the public votes on a favorite sculpture and the winner receives the “People’s Choice Award.” The winning sculpture is purchased at the end of the exhibit year and becomes part of the city’s permanent collection. Three SculptureWalk associate programs include the indoor SculptureWalk at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Avera Prince of Peace and the campus of the University of Sioux Falls.
Sioux Empire Farmers Market
siouxempirefarmersmarket.com 201-9995 The Sioux Empire Farmers Market is open May-October and sells fresh, regionally-produced vegetables, meats, crafts and flowers at 8th & Railroad Center in downtown Sioux Falls from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALL ABOARD! Forget about having to move the car: take the Sioux Falls Trolley for an easy and nostalgic ride when you visit downtown! With stops at nearly every block, it’s a convenient, enjoyable option for exploring downtown. The Trolley takes a 30- to 45-minute loop around downtown Sioux Falls to Falls Park. This service runs mid-May-early September and costs $1 per rider, per day, with children 5 and under riding free. Look for any of the Trolley banners on the downtown light poles to find the route, or wave at the trolley driver to pick you up. The trolley is wheelchair-accessible and climate-controlled.
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ABOUT SIOUX FALLS
PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE The lure of the falls of the Big Sioux River has been a powerful influence for centuries. Tribes of the Lakota and Dakota, widely ranging nomadic bison hunters, arrived sometime around the 18th century. Early maps indicate they used the falls as a place to rendezvous with French fur trappers, considered the first European visitors at the falls. In the early 1800s, explorers documented the city’s namesake in journal entries. Famous pathfinder John C. Frémont and French scientist Joseph Nicollet explored the region in 1838. Pioneers first staked claims on the banks of the Big Sioux River prior to the Civil War in 1856. For the next six years, settlers claimed land alongside the rolling hills near the triple waterfalls. The Dakota War of 1862 engulfed nearby southwestern Minnesota and caused the evacuation of Sioux Falls in August of that year.
Many former residents returned in the following years, along with a wave of new homesteaders who brought the population up to 2,100 by 1880, making Sioux Falls the largest city in Dakota Territory. The village of Sioux Falls was incorporated in 1876 and became a city in March 1889. Many of the venerable reminders of Sioux Falls’ pioneer past were constructed out of the region’s distinctive rose quartzite, and serve as testimony to the founders’ hard work, vision and commitment to the community. Many of the city’s older buildings made of this rose quartzite are still standing today. By the turn of the century, the prairie settlement had grown into a city of more than 10,000 residents. These settlers possessed a strong work ethic, a vision for the future, a commitment to family and a plan to build a better place for generations to come. From
there, Sioux Falls’ population has expanded by an average of 2,500 residents per year, hitting 100,000 residents in 1990. Today, the city’s more than 173,300 residents are mindful of those visionaries who set into motion the industry, prosperity and quality of life that continue as vital sources to the area’s businesses and families alike. Sioux Falls continues to grow and adapt to its community and its environment, maintaining an appreciation for the area and ensuring a high quality of life for decades to come.
Photos: (Left, top) Falls Park Farmers Market; (Left, bottom) Sioux Falls Trolley; (Right) Historic view of downtown Sioux Falls.
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MOVING HERE FACTS & CONTACTS
The following is a handy list of facts and figures to help you get settled in Sioux Falls, from government offices and public libraries to utility providers. It’s your way to get connected to the Sioux Falls community. For more information, contact the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 336-1620 or siouxfallschamber.com. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted. SIOUX FALLS AT A GLANCE
City Population: ....................................................................................173,300
Online renewal is available at sdcars.org or at the county treasurer’s office.
MSA Population: ..................................................................................256,250
Minnehaha County Treasurer
Total Households: ...................................................................................94,764 Median Family Income (MSA): ........................................................... $74,476 Median Age (MSA): .....................................................................................34.8 Average Metro Commute: .......................................................... 18.3 minutes Households Within the Metro Area..................................................... 95,000 Square Miles............................................................................................... 75.67 Labor Participation Rate...............................................................73.6 percent *MSA includes Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha & Turner counties Sources: City of Sioux Falls Planning & Building Services, Sioux Falls Development Foundation, 2014 American Community Survey
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(Registration, vehicle tags) minnehahacounty.org 367-4211 415 N. Dakota Ave., 57104
Lincoln County Treasurer/Vehicle (Registration, vehicle tags) lincolncountysd.org 104 N. Main, Canton, 57013
Minnehaha County Driver’s License Division 2501 W. Russell St., 57104
CITY OF SIOUX FALLS Mayor Mike Huether
siouxfalls.org 367-8800 City Hall, 224 W. 9th St., 57104 Population: 173,300 Sioux Falls’ city government consists of a full-time mayor and eight part-time council members. Districts elect five council members and the three remaining council members and the mayor are elected at-large. As provided for by the South Dakota Constitution, Sioux Falls operates under a home rule charter. Sioux Falls is located in both Lincoln and Minnehaha counties.
COUNTY Lincoln County
lincolncountysd.org 764-2581 104 N. Main St., Canton, 57013 Population: 49,858 Canton is the seat of Lincoln County, which was organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1876 and encompasses an area of approximately 576 square miles. Lincoln County is governed by five commissioners representing districts in the county who are elected to four-year terms and serve on a part-time basis. Lincoln County provides the traditional services common to county government and also owns and operates the Lincoln County Airport near Tea. The fastest growing county in South Dakota, Lincoln County now ranks as the state’s third largest county.
minnehahacounty.org 367-4220 415 N. Dakota Ave., 57104 Population: 179,640 Minnehaha County, created in 1862, is the largest county in the state in terms of population. Minnehaha County is governed by 10 elected officials — five part-time at-large commissioners, an auditor, a treasurer, a state’s attorney, register of deeds and sheriff. Daily operations are managed by 19 full-time department heads and 524 employees. The county maintains two rural parks. In conjunction with
the City of Sioux Falls, the county maintains the Siouxland Library system, the Siouxland Heritage Museum system and dispatches police, fire and medical personnel through the Metro Communications 911 Center.
STATE Gov. Dennis Daugaard
sd.gov/governor 773-3212 Office of the Governor, 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, 57501 Population: 867, 677 Dennis Daugaard (R) is South Dakota’s 32nd governor. He was elected in 2010 to serve a four-year term and was re-elected in 2014 for a second term. The state is divided into 35 legislative districts and Sioux Falls is included in all or part of 10. Each district consists of one senator and two representatives. The South Dakota Legislature convenes annually in January and February in the state’s capital, Pierre.
SIOUX FALLS WEATHER Annual Average Temperature
Average Relative Humidity (Noon)
Annual Average Precipitation
Annual Total Snow
Average Annual Wind Speed
U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds
U.S. Sen. John Thune
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem
Dial 211 or 339-6646
Average Last Spring Freeze Date
South Dakota is has two senators and one representative. Sen. John Thune (R) was re-elected in 2010 and will serve through 2016. Sen. Mike Rounds (R) was elected in 2014 and will serve until 2020. U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem (R) was elected to a third term in 2014 and will serve through 2016. Both Thune and Noem are running for re-election in 2016; Jay Williams is the Democratic Senatorial candidate and Paula Hawks is the Democratic House of Representatives candidate.
Annual Average of Possible Sunshine
11 MPH May
Source: Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Average First Fall Freeze Date
Photos: (Left) Downtown Sioux Falls at night; (Right) Minnehaha County Courthouse
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MILITARY Sioux Falls is proud to be home to four military installations. Each has played an important role in the global war on terrorism and throughout the nation’s history.
South Dakota Air National Guard
114fw.ang.af.mil 988-5701 1201 W. Algonquin St., 57104 Medal of Honor recipient and former South Dakota Gov. Joseph J. “Joe” Foss founded the South Dakota Air National Guard in 1946. The unit, which currently bases the F-16 Fighting Falcon, has flown a wide variety of fighter aircraft throughout its history. With both a state and federal mission, the SDANG is an integral component of the nation’s defense. The 114th Fighter Wing provides combat-capable aircraft, aircrew, support personnel and equipment to augment existing active forces during times of crisis, national emergencies or war. At the same time, under the direction of South Dakota’s governor, the unit provides resources and a disciplined force to protect life and property during natural disasters, civil disorders and emergencies. In response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Air National Guard unit members were also activated to support Operation Noble Eagle within the United States and Operation Enduring Freedom abroad, in addition to the unit’s ongoing tasking as part of the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF).
South Dakota Army National Guard
sdguard.com 357-2900 801 National Guard Dr., 57107 The South Dakota Army National Guard was formed during the Civil War, its ancestors being Companies A and B, Dakota Cavalry and the organized militia embodied at Yankton and vicinity in 1862. Between World War I and World War II, the 147th was reorganized again and became an important part of the South Dakota National Guard in Sioux Falls and many other communities in eastern South Dakota. The 147th Field Artillery Brigade was deactivated and the 196th Combat Support Brigade was activated in the fall of 2007. Sioux Falls is also
home to the 1742nd Transportation Company, Battery B 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Detachment I 235th Military Police Company and the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, all of which have been mobilized for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom or Noble Eagle, or are currently mobilized in support of those same operations.
U.S. Army Reserve
goarmy.com/reserve 977-0302 4400 N. Northview Ave., 57107 The U.S. Army Reserve goes back as far as 1908, when Congress authorized the Army to establish a reserve corps of medical officers. Since 1916, the U.S. Army Reserve has taken part in every major American conflict. Since 1991, the U.S. Army Reserve has been engaged almost constantly around the world in combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations. Members of the Jonas H. Lien Reserve Center in Sioux Falls have played an important role in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle.
U.S. Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC)
navy.mil/local/noscb/ 336-2402 4400 N. Northview Ave., 57107 NOSC Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s only Navy Operational Support Center, with eight full-time staff and 120 drilling reservists. In South Dakota, NOSC Sioux Falls has mobilized nearly 80 of its 120 drilling reservists since Sept. 11, 2001. Congress created the Navy Reserve in 1915 in response to the development of World War I in Europe. Today’s Navy Reserve force consists of nearly 75,000 citizen sailors. The mission of the U.S. Navy Reserve Force is to provide mission-capable units and individuals to the Navy and Marine Corps Team throughout the full range of operations from peace to war.
MOVING COMPANIES 2 Guys on the Move
Brouwer Relocation Inc.
BungoBox Sioux Falls
Lock It & Leave It Storage
Mini Movers, Inc. Moving and Storage
Parker Transfer & Storage, Inc.
PODS Moving & Storage
Two Men And A Truck
PETS/VET CLINICS All Animal Pet Hospital All City Pet Care East
Animal Control Horizon Pet Care
Pipestone Vet Clinic pipevet.com
Sioux Falls Area Humane Society
POST OFFICES & ZIP CODES Call for information regarding post office branches or zip code zones in the Sioux Falls area. All Sioux Falls zip codes begin with 571.
Sioux Falls Post Office usps.gov
Main Branch (Downtown) 320 S. 2nd Ave., 57104
Meadows Postal Retail Store 2501 S. Louise Ave., 57106
Processing & Distribution Center 4801 N. 4th Ave., 57104
Photo: (Left) Members of the military contribute to the Sioux Falls area economy in a number of ways; (Right) Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.
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Bill Connelly Ryan Ammann
Emergency (police, fire, ambulance) 911 Nonemergency 367-7000
• Internet digitalbridgecommunications.com 338-6299
Sioux Falls Police Department (SFPD)
Swiden Distributing, Inc.
The Sioux Falls Police Department (SFPD) maintains a force of 252 sworn police officers and an average response time of 6 minutes.
• Satellite swidenonline.com 543-5205
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue (SFFR)
• Cable TV • Internet • Telephone service vastbroadband.com 965-9894
With 181 uniformed firefighters and 11 fire stations strategically placed throughout the city, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is one of the largest fire departments in the upper Midwest. SFFR responds to fire and emergency medical services (EMS) calls with 11 first-line fire apparatus and two mobile command units. The department has a Fire Prevention Division, a Training Center, one of the larger Public Access Defibrillator programs in the country, and regularly provides CPR classes. Sioux Falls Fire Rescue achieved an ISO rating of 1 in 2015. Combing ISO 1 with accreditation makes SFFR only one of 35 fire departments in the country with both of these achievements.
ELECTRICITY Sioux Valley Energy
Southeastern Electric Cooperative
southeasternelectric.com (800) 333-2859/ 648-3619
WATER/SEWER SERVICES Sioux Falls Water Department siouxfalls.org
Larry Hayden Hospitality
Jim m Wilber
Ag g Land
CABLE TV/INTERNET/ TELECOMMUNICATIONS
• Business • Cable TV • Internet • Telephone service centurylink.com (800) 871-9244
NorthWestern Energy MidAmerican Energy
• Cable TV thedtvpros.com 271-9698
Michael Marrtin Bryan Muldeer Investmen nt/ Office
Dale Zomer Hospitality
• Business • Cable TV• Internet • Telephone service midcocomm.com (800) 888-1300
605.357.7100 | www.naisiouxfalls.com 2500 W. 49th Street, Suite 100 Sioux Falls, SD 57105 SF-0000353615
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RECYCLING/TRASH PICK-UP Since 1996, mandatory recycling has been in effect for all Sioux Falls residences, including apartments and businesses. Independent garbage haulers provide residential service.
Millennium Recycling, Inc.
Novak Sanitary Service
R&T Unit Can Company
SEAM (Secure Enterprise Asset Management)
Sioux Falls Sanitation siouxfallssanitation.com
TJN Enterprises, Inc. tjnscrap.com
Waste Management of South Dakota, Inc. wmsouthdakota.com
VOLUNTEERING Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
siouxfallschamber.com 336-1620 The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce offers several opportunities to get involved by serving on a volunteer committee. There are many committees available to meet almost anyoneâ€™s area of interest. A number of short-term volunteer opportunities are available, too.
helplinecenter.org 211/339-6646 The Helpline Center serves 40,000 people each year through its 24-hour crisis and information helpline, the child care helpline, suicide prevention helpline, and the volunteer helpline. This center offers a complete listing of social service listings, community support groups, daycare options, volunteer opportunities, clubs and associations, and military and family support.
South Dakota Secretary of State
sdsos.gov/elections You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a South Dakota resident to register to vote. Voter registration forms are available by mail, at county courthouses, at the Driver License Exam Stations or online at sdsos.gov. You must be registered 15 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election.
siouxlandlib.org In addition to the library locations below, Siouxland Libraries operates rural branches in the following Minnehaha County communities: Baltic, Brandon, Colton, Crooks, Garretson, Hartford, Humboldt and Valley Springs. All Sioux Falls library branches have high-speed wireless Internet access.
YOUTH & FAMILY RESOURCES Child Care Helpline helplinecenter.org
4100 Carnegie Cir., 57106
Downtown Branch 367-8720
200 N. Dakota Ave., 57104
Sioux Falls Catholic Schools
Oak View Branch
Sioux Falls Christian Schools
Prairie West Branch
Sioux Falls Lutheran Schools
sfcss.org 336-6241 siouxfallschristian.org 334-1422 siouxfallslutheran.com 335-1923
3700 E. 3rd St., 57103 7630 W. 26th St., 57106
3100 E. 49th St., 57103
Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department
Sioux Falls Public Schools
Westside Christian School
Photo: The Prairie West Branch is Sioux Fallsâ€™ newest library.
COST OF LIVING COMPONENT WEIGHT
MISC. GOODS & SERVICES
Source: Sioux Falls Development Foundation, data is for third quarter 2016
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SIOUX FALLS IN THE NEWS Sioux Falls and South Dakota regularly make headlines touting our excellent business climate and outstanding quality of life. The following list includes some of the accolades we’ve received, which are also shared throughout this Community Guide.
QUALITY OF LIFE Sioux Falls was named WalletHub’s fourth Best City for Families. (2016) Sioux Falls is one of the 10 Happiest Cities in America, according to Zippia. (2016) WalletHub named Sioux Falls the ninth least stressed city in America. (2016) Trivago.com named Sioux Falls a 2016 U.S. Best Value City; ranking it fifth best. (2015) Thrillist named Sioux Falls one of the 25 Best Cities to Spend a Weekend. (2016) Sports Business Journal named Sioux Falls the nation’s seventh best minor league market (2015).
Gallup-Healthways ranked Sioux Falls the fifth safest metro area based on residents’ responses. Sioux Falls area residents were most likely to feel safe walking unaccompanied after dark. (2014) South Dakotans are happy living here — South Dakota ranked in the top 10 states whose residents wouldn’t leave the state if they could, according to findings from a Gallup poll. (2014) According to Bankrate.com as reported by Forbes, South Dakota residents enjoy some of the lowest auto ownership costs — including gasoline, insurance, repairs, taxes and fees. With an average annual cost to own an automobile of $2,343, South Dakota ranked the third most affordable. (2013)
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Techie.com named Sioux Falls to its list of the top 10 most promising tech hubs of 2014. (2014)
Milken Institute ranked Sioux Falls No. 19 out of 179 small cities highlighted Sioux Falls is among the nation’s least in the 2013 Best Performing air-polluted cities according to the According to NerdWallet, Sioux Falls is American Lung Association’s annual one of America’s 50 most innovative “State of the Air” report. (2014) tech hubs, ranking 32nd. (2015) South Dakota tied for 6th safest state Sioux Falls is the seventh Best City for in the nation according to research Young Entrepreneurs, according to conducted by Movoto Real Estate. MoneyRates. (2016) (2014) Thrillist dubbed South Dakota “America’s most underrated state” and called Sioux Falls “the best small city in America you haven’t been to.” (2015) Lincoln County was ranked 8th out of 3,135 counties in the nation in terms of the best places to live, according to a New York Times report. (2014) South Dakota has the lowest cost of living in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce; residents here pay 87 percent of the national average for housing and services. The state also had the nation’s largest growth in personal income from 2010-11 (adjusted 10.4 percent for inflation). (2013)
GROWTH Lincoln County ranked 26th and Minnehaha County ranked 71st according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of the fastest-growing counties in the nation. (2014) South Dakota ranked fifth as a topmoving destination in United Van Lines’ Annual Migration Study, 2013 edition. (2014) Sioux Falls was named the eighth best mid-sized city to move to in the movato.com blog. (2013)
SOUTH DAKOTA HAS AN ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE:
STATE CORPORATE INCOME TAX STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX INHERITANCE TAX INVENTORY TAX
Sales Tax — The sales tax in Sioux Falls is 6.5 percent (2 percent City, 4.5 percent State) on gross receipts from rentals of lodging establishments and retail sales of tangible and personal property; public utility services; admission to places of amusement; mechanical amusement devices, etc; and from services and professions. Use Tax — The use tax (4.5 percent) is collected on tangible personal property used or consumed in the state. South Dakota has a reciprocal statute on its sales and use tax. Sioux Falls also has a 1 percent entertainment tax. Other Taxes — Consumers pay an additional 1.5 percent tax on tourism-related activity to fund the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Sioux Falls also has a 1 percent entertainment tax and a 1 percent hotel/motel tax. A BID (Business Improvement District) tax of $2 per room, per night in hotel properties with 40 or more rooms is collected to market Sioux Falls. Real Property Tax — Real property is defined as land and buildings. Equipment and inventory are classified as personal property and are not subject to the property tax. Property taxes vary depending on the school district in which the property is located. The assessed value of a property is currently considered 85 percent of the market value and property taxes are calculated on the assessed value of the property. For more information, contact the county treasurers’ offices (information on pg. 16). Worker’s Compensation — South Dakota has traditionally had one of the lowest worker’s compensation rates in the country. For detailed information, contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue at 773-3311 or dor.sd.gov. Motor Vehicle Excise Tax — The cost is 4 percent of the purchase price of motor vehicles, recreational vehicles and motor homes.
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and youth, detention alternatives, independent living services for young adults, mentoring and Center for New Americans. LSS serves people of all ages, races, faiths and economic levels with professional, confidential and affordable services. LSS is licensed by the state of South Dakota and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls
sfmcc.org 367-7401 The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls provides experiences and services for all people to learn, celebrate and share through the community’s cultural diversity. The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls serves as a resource center for the area’s culturally diverse community through assistance with job skills training, advocacy, housing education, immigration, interpretation and translations, language classes, six youth programs, the annual Festival of Cultures, cultural trainings, Career Closet and many community celebrations.
Sioux Falls Diversity Council
DIVERSITY Since Sioux Falls was incorporated as a city more than 150 years ago, the community has grown in both population and culture. Though many of the residents claim ancestry from Sioux Falls’ early settlers that arrived from Germany, Norway and Ireland, Sioux Falls continues to add more ethnic and social diversity to its population. With more newcomers arriving from Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia, Sioux Falls is now home to residents speaking more than 142 languages and dialects from 94 countries and regions. The addition of cultures has allowed Sioux Falls to welcome new specialty shops, including authentic ethnic restaurants, grocery stores and novelty shops. Following is just a sampling of resources for more information:
Center for Immigrant and Refugee Families (CIRF)
271-6118 CIRF is an ethnic community-based organization that was initially founded to facilitate the resettlement of Somali-Bantu families in South Dakota, specifically in the greater Sioux Falls area. Today, CIRF has a mission and vision that serves all refugees and immigrants in order to meet their basic needs and reach self-sufficiency. They provide programs such as employment, paperwork assistance, transportation, interpreting and adult literacy.
Lutheran Social Services
lsssd.org 444-7500 Lutheran Social Services is a private, non-profit social service agency. Last year, more than 50,000 lives were touched through services offered statewide. LSS services include adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, kinship services, childcare and education, disaster response, counseling, Fatherhood & Re-Entry, Center for Financial Resources, residential services for children
sfdiversitycouncil.org The Sioux Falls Diversity Council is a non-profit organization that works with citizen volunteers to create an inclusive community. The council organizes several cultural programs throughout the year, including an annual diversity conference.
Sioux Falls Ministry Center
sfministrycenter.org 271-7722 The Sioux Falls Ministry Center provides operational cost savings and empowerment to Christian outreach ministries and holistic services. The Center allows guests to be served by multiple ministries in one centrally-located building, which also helps reduce duplication of services. Creating a “one-stop ministry mall” requires building partnerships with ministries providing a broad spectrum of services to a diverse community of people.
Photo: Each year the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls hosts the Festival of Cultures to celebrate the area’s growing diversity.
CHURCHES Worshippers may choose from nearly every faith and style of worship. And because many faiths reach out to serve the community at-large, they also influence business, educational and cultural circles, in addition to the community’s spiritual life. Following is just a sampling of resources for more information:
Calvary Episcopal Cathedral
500 S. Main Ave., 57104
Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls
523 N. Duluth Ave., 57104
Faith Family Church
127 N. Spring Ave., 57104
First Congregational Church
300 S. Minnesota Ave., 57104
First Lutheran Church
327 S. Dakota Ave., 57104
Friendship Baptist Church
821 S. Cloudas Ave., 57103
Lord Of Life Lutheran Church
2600 S. Sycamore Ave., 57110
Memorial Lutheran Church
5000 S. Western Ave., 57108
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
909 W. 33rd St., 57105
Prairie Hills Covenant Church
6000 E. 33rd St., 57110
2201 W. Old Yankton Cir., 57108
Sioux Falls United Reformed Church
4509 S. Magnolia Ave., 57103
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Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a small start-up business, Sioux Falls has a supportive, optimal economic environment for business leaders and entrepreneurs. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, the city’s thriving job market offers challenging and promising careers in cutting-edge fields. The city has been recognized nationally for its economic climate — Forbes has named Sioux Falls as one of the top three Small City for Business and Careers for the last 13 years — and has been strengthened by reasonable startup costs, abundant real estate and office space, a well-established infrastructure and an efficient, productive workforce. Sioux Falls’ unemployment rate is well below the national average and the labor force continues to grow, giving employers ample opportunity to select the most qualified, practiced candidates for the job. With a lesser tax burden compared to other cities in the region, Sioux Falls is a welcoming business environment for growing companies. Because South Dakota is a right to work state, Sioux Falls’ employers can freely structure their working environments to meet specific operating requirements. Several homegrown operations have made names for themselves as regional, national and global leaders. Sioux Falls is a haven for small businesses and there are many resources available to help these startups survive and thrive in the community. The Small Business Administration and the South Dakota Small Business Development Center provide information, leadership and assistance for start-ups or operating small businesses.
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The diversity in the job market from 12 major, non-agricultural industries helps contribute to the diversity in the population, attracting individuals from all professional specialties. Though the industry backgrounds may differ, employers in the area all share a commitment to continuing education, innovation, a positive work environment and superior service. The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship continues to help fuel business growth and expansion in Sioux Falls by helping entrepreneurs develop their business as a workin-progress and give clients and prospective clients a glimpse at what Zeal can help them become. The programs are broad in scope and
adaptable to suit the wide range of needs of current and future clients. Zeal provides new entrepreneurs with some structure to help them find their own way to grow and succeed. Planning is ongoing for the development of a comprehensive “Knowledge Community,” which includes Zeal, Southeast Tech and the South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center (University Center), bringing together education, research and business development. The USD Discovery District, located adjacent to the University Center, will create an innovation community bringing together research, education and business to capitalize on the region’s significant and growing medical and biotech capacity. When
WORKFORCE complete, this 80-acre Research Park will consist of 26 buildings totalling 1.16 million square feet of mixed-use private development. It is being developed in partnership with the South Dakota Board of Regents, the University of South Dakota, Forward Sioux Falls and the City of Sioux Falls.
BUSINESS SECTOR PROFILES AGRI-BUSINESS
Located in the heart of the U.S.’s agricultural landscape, South Dakota is proud of its roots. Agri-business is the largest industry in the state and remains a backbone of the Sioux Falls economy. Farm-supply cooperatives, farm-implement retailers and a meatpacking plant that employs more than 3,400 people make up only part of the agricultural-related business in Sioux Falls. The city is home to the annual Sioux Falls and Sioux Empire farm shows, sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and held jointly in January. Filling the Sioux Falls Convention Center, the Sioux Falls Arena, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and the Expo Building at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, the shows draw an average of 30,000 visitors each year, displaying the latest in agricultural technology and attracting top livestock entries from around the nation.
FINANCIAL SERVICES Citi located a major portion of its credit card operations in Sioux Falls in 1981. This was a pivotal moment in the city’s development as a regional center for financial services. Today, this industry employs approximately 15,000 people. South Dakota ranks first in the nation for total bank assets, with $2.93 trillion as of first quarter 2015, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Throughout the past two decades, residents have profited from the industry’s outstanding employment opportunities in the financial industry. The financial industry also contributes to and assists with the emergence and growth of new businesses.
With two of the region’s leading healthcare systems, Sioux Falls is a haven for exceptional care and a resource for new and visionary careers. In addition to the healthcare systems, there are a variety of speciality hospitals and clinics, private practitioners and primary care clinics that ensure a high quality of care. The access to superior healthcare sets Sioux Falls apart and the industry climate only continues to expand with the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota playing a role in the growth of this industry, which employs more than 16,500. DISTRIBUTION AND TRADE Sioux Falls offers high-quality, affordable Distribution and trade industries contribute significantly to the local economy’s continuing healthcare options to residents and is considered the best regional medical center between growth. Importers and exporters benefit from Denver and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a free-trade zone and the U.S. Customs Port of Entry, located near the Sioux Falls Regional Minn. The demand for medical services in the Airport, where a cargo-handling facility houses area continues to grow, and the call for healthcare professionals in areas such as specialized nationally-known air cargo companies. As a patient care, information technology, adminishub for many modes of transportation, Sioux tration and research also continues to increase. Falls is a center for trade.
LABOR AVAILABILITY Estimated Available Labor Supply 21,000 Average Annual Number of New residents 3,000 Annual College/Tech grads 5,000 Annual high school grads 2,700-2,800 Labor force growth in the last 10 years 20 percent Source: 2014 American Community Survey
RETAIL As the largest retail center between Denver and the Twin Cities, Sioux Falls is a win-win for customers and business owners. With thousands of retail stores located across the Sioux Falls metropolitan area, consumers can enjoy a variety of shopping opportunities. Employing approximately 12.2 percent of the metro labor force, the retail sector has a primary market area of 600,000 consumers from a four-state area.
TOURISM Sioux Falls is a destination city for many, whether they come for business or pleasure. Visitors make up a significant portion of the economic success in Sioux Falls and the city continues to make changes to keep Sioux Falls a hospitable and enjoyable place to visit. Tourism is South Dakota’s second-largest industry and it continues to expand in the southeastern part of the state. In recent years, Sioux Falls has reached a number of milestones that have fueled the area’s tourism industry. The opening of the 12,000-seat Denny Sanford PREMIER Center has increased the potential for attractions and visitors, all stimulating the business and economic climates of Sioux Falls. With more than 4,500 hotel rooms, 600 restaurants, and entertainment, recreational and cultural attractions, Sioux Falls is a great location for local, regional and national events.
The Sioux Falls metropolitan area showed its resiliency and growth potential in POLICOM’s annual analysis of the strongest economies in the U.S., placing eighth. (2015)
Photos: (Left) SDN Communications; (Right) Sioux Empire Farm Show.
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GROWING YOUR CAREER As Sioux Falls continues to grow and diversify, new, progressive career opportunities become available every day. With the help of the Forward Sioux Falls Workforce Development program, more opportunities are being developed for employers and potential employees to connect. Call 339-0103 to learn more.
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES/SERVICES ORGANIZATION
AvailAbility Employment Services
Employment Edge/ Pinnacle Business Services
Americaâ€™s Job Bank ajb.dni.us
Express Employment Professionals
Argus Leader Media classifieds
Interns In Industry
GroundFloor Workforce Solutions
IMKO Workforce Solutions
KDLT Job Board
ProForce Services, Inc.
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
Spherion Staffing & Recruitment Services
Sioux Falls Has Jobs kdlt.com
KELOLAND Employment kelolandemployment.com
Sioux Falls Development Foundation siouxfallsdevelopment.com
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation sdjobs.org
Photos: (Left) Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship (Right) Marmen Energy.
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South Dakota has the lowest cost of living in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce; residents here pay 87 percent of the national average for housing and services. The state also had the nationâ€™s largest growth in personal income from 2010-11 (adjusted 10.4 percent for inflation). (2013)
COMPOSITION OF EMPLOYMENT SECTOR BY EMPLOYEES Information 2,700 Other Services
Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities 5,500 Mining/Construction/Logging
Government 13,700 Manufacturing 13,600 Professional/Business Services
Leisure/Hospitality 15,700 Financial Activities
Trade/Transportation/Utilities 33,700 Sioux Falls MSA total
Source: Labor Market Information Center, July 2016
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZATION
271-2066 (800) 649-6814
Better Business Bureau
Division of Consumer Protection/Attorney General’s Office
Downtown Sioux Falls
Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Minnehaha County Economic Development Association/ Lincoln County Economic Development Association (MCEDA/LCEDA)
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
Sioux Falls Development Foundation/Forward Sioux Falls
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation
South Dakota Department of Tourism
South Dakota Small Business Development Center
South Dakota Port of Entry/U.S. Customs Office
South Eastern Council of Governments
U.S. Small Business Administration
Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship
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GROW YOUR NETWORK In the Sioux Falls area, several organizations exist to connect working professionals with others within the Sioux Falls area business community, including:
Junior League of Sioux Falls
jlsiouxfalls.org 336-9469 The Junior League of Sioux Falls was established more than 37 years ago and is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International, which is made up of 292 Junior Leagues in four countries. JLSF is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
siouxfallschamber.com 336-1620 As the leading Sioux Falls area business advocate, we represent our members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region. If you’re interested in helping with the progress of the region and being informed about issues that affect business — and helping have some impact in that area — you should be a Chamber member.
Sioux Falls Jaycees
siouxfallsjaycees.org 338-9741 The Sioux Falls Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) is a group of volunteers age 18-40 who promotes and participates in leadership training and community service projects. The Jaycees provide excellent opportunities for personal and professional socializing and networking.
ZipRecruiter ranked Sioux Falls 4th in their list of the best job markets. (2015)
Photo: The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce offers numerous networking opportunities throughout the year; see the calendar of events at siouxfallschamber.com.
Sioux Falls Synergy
sfsynergy.org 271-5206 The mission of Sioux Falls Synergy is to bring young professionals together to strengthen Sioux Falls through civic, social and leadership opportunities. Members have the opportunity to connect and partner with dozens of young professionals through planned activities and events.
Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network (YPN)
siouxfallsypn.com 336-1620 The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network exists to create business opportunities, support civic involvement and promote an overall investment in the future of the community. The YPN’s mission is to cultivate an informed and involved young professional community in the Sioux Falls area in order to retain and attract young and diverse talent. Membership is open to all individuals ages 21-39 who work, live or spend time in the Sioux Falls community. Currently, more than 1,050 young professionals are members.
Sioux Falls Up & Coming
sfupandcoming.com Sioux Falls Up & Coming is a tight-knit group of non-competing young professionals, age 35 and under, who work together to enhance the community and grow professionally.
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FORWARD SIOUX FALLS: MOMENTUM Area residents and businesses also benefit from Forward Sioux Falls (FSF), the successful joint venture economic development partnership between the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. In 1987, the first Forward Sioux Falls program was designed to propel Sioux Falls’ record of growth and development into the 1990s against increased economic competition from major cities across the country. Since then, more than $37 million has been raised in six programs and Sioux Falls has seen consistent growth — more jobs, expanding medical facilities, dozens of educational opportunities and better shopping and cultural activities. In six programs, Forward Sioux Falls has produced and facilitated dramatic increases in the rate of job creation, earning power, capital investment, entrepreneurial support and other economic indicators. Sioux Falls continues to receive positive national rankings; has appeared in numerous regional and national publications; created new jobs and assisted in growing local companies; supported workforce development efforts locally and statewide; and continued to advocate for a healthy business climate to sustain our growth. With each successful program, Forward Sioux Falls proved itself to be a dynamic and effective vehicle for development and highly capable of meeting the community’s challenges and opportunities. While the specific components of the programs have changed over the years, investors continue to favor
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program initiatives that are aggressive in attracting new businesses, increasing job growth and enhancing the overall quality of life.
FORWARD SIOUX FALLS 2021 The seventh program, Forward Sioux Falls 2021, launched in April 2016. Some of the initiatives laid out in the plan include implementing strategic tactics suggested in the Market Street Strategic Workforce Action Agenda, which Forward Sioux Falls commissioned in early 2015. This strategy provided ways the community can leverage current programs and create new partnerships to grow the region’s talent force. While workforce challenges are certainly pressing, moving Sioux Falls forward has never been about just one agenda item. In fact, you could argue that the success of Forward Sioux Falls is due to the steady building of diversified initiatives that over time impact the entire region. Forward Sioux Falls lays out the strategy and provides the skills, resources and expertise to carry out initiatives approved by investors.
More than ever before, the programs provide opportunities that intertwine to positively impact our people, prosperity and place with collaborative actions that take this region to new levels of success. Each of the programs builds off past successes and takes advantage of new opportunities. The result is a comprehensive, integrated set of initiatives to fuel the region’s momentum. There are three major expanded areas of emphasis in the 2021 program: Workforce Development, Retention & Attraction; Foundation Park; and the USD Discovery District. Coupled with other initiatives, these three major areas will provide returns on investment by 2021 and will lay the groundwork for success decades from now.
MAJOR AREA EMPLOYERS (1,000-PLUS EMPLOYEES) COMPANY
Sioux Falls Public School District 49-5
Hy-Vee Food Stores
Credit card processing
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Diversified senior services
City of Sioux Falls
First PREMIER Bank/ PREMIER Bankcard
Financial services/credit card processing
Sioux Falls VA Health Care System
Services for children & adults with disabilities
Source: Sioux Falls Development Foundation, July 2016
Sioux Falls is first among medium-sized U.S. cities creating the most white-collar jobs for 2016, according to New Geography. Sioux Falls is one of the best places in the country to find a job, ranked 9th, according to WalletHub. (2016)
Photos: (Left) A groundbreaking was held in spring 2016 for Foundation Park, the state’s first megasite; (Right) DocuTAP employees hundreds of people in its downtown Sioux Falls location..
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HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS
Sioux Falls is one of America’s crossroads cities, located at the junction of two interstate highways: I-90, which runs from Boston to Seattle, and I-29, which joins Kansas City with Winnipeg, Canada. Sioux Falls’ infrastructure and location make doing business here a breeze for companies looking to send and ship products across the globe. With an expanding airport, Sioux Falls has become a center of regional transportation. Sioux Falls has a citywide public transit system that has accommodations for the disabled and elderly. I-229, located on the south and east of the city, joins I-29 with I-90 and creates an interstate loop to connect and ease traffic flow in the city. The Trolley allows residents and visitors to explore downtown and Falls Park. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted. AIR Landmark Aviation
landmarkaviation.com 336-7791 3501 N. Aviation Ave., 57104 Landmark Aviation provides a full range of general aviation services at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport. This general aviation center is open 24 hours a day and provides fuel and line services. They also offer a charter flight department, air freight, aircraft maintenance, avionics and parts.
Legacy Aviation, LLC
legacyaviationsd.com 368-2841 47010 Great Planes Pl., Tea, 57064 Legacy Aviation is the Sioux Falls area’s only FAA-certified part 141 flight school. Services include flight training, ground training,
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aircraft rental, fuel sales and maintenance. Legacy Aviation also manages the Lincoln County Airport, one of the state’s busiest airports.
Maverick Air Center, LLC
maverickaircenter.com 271-2282 4201 N. Maverick Pl., 57104 Maverick Air Center offers professional line services as a fixed base operator. They are on-call 24 hours a day and provide refueling operations.
Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority (SFRAA)
sfairport.com 336-0762 2801 Jaycee Ln., 57104 The Sioux Falls Regional Airport is currently served by five carriers (Frontier, Allegiant, Delta, American and United airlines), which offer
connections to more than 200 domestic cities as well as many international destinations. Located on the north edge of the city and just minutes from downtown and the Sioux Falls Convention Center, the Sioux Falls Regional Airport serves Sioux Falls, southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa with a well-maintained airfield, a modern and efficient passenger terminal, overnight cargo, complete general aviation facilities and an international port of entry. Parking is conveniently located just across from the terminal, and several national car rental counters are available at the airport. The AeroStay Hotel is connected directly to the terminal.
FLIGHT INFORMATION Sioux Falls flights currently fly non-stop to the following cities:
Atlanta Chicago (O’Hare)
Los Angeles (seasonal)
Minneapolis/ St. Paul
Phoenix/Mesa St. Petersberg/ Clearwater
Arrival and departure information is available at sfairport.com Source: Sioux Falls Regional Airport Authority
Photos: (Left) Louise Avenue looking south near I-229; (Right) Check-in counter at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport.
BUSES & CHARTER SERVICES
Jefferson Bus Lines
Sioux Area Metro
Reading Bus Line, Inc. readingbusline.com
School Bus, Inc. sbicharters.com
Windstar Lines gowindstar.com
334-6644 (888) 494-6378
LIMOUSINE/TAXI/CAR SERVICE Sioux Falls offers several taxi and car services to accommodate both travelers and residents of the community.
Stellar Limousine, LLC
Vintage Occasions Limo Service
siouxfalls.org/sam 367-7151 Sioux Area Metro operates 12 city bus routes serving Sioux Falls. All buses are accessible with special fare rates for elderly and disabled individuals. The main terminal is located downtown (120 E. 11th St.) and a southwest transit center is three blocks from The Empire Mall (4409 S. Louise Ave.). Paratransit is also available. An automated Google transit travel planner is available at siouxfalls.org/sam.
SIOUX FALLS TROLLEY
From Memorial Day through early Labor Day, you can use the downtown Trolley service. This 30- to 45-minute route offers you the best of historic and current downtown. Look for one of the Trolley banners along the route or wave for the Trolley to pick you up. The Trolley is wheelchair-accessible and climate-controlled. The cost is $1 per rider, per day, with children under 5 riding free. Private rentals are also available during the winter months.
Sioux Falls offers several rental car services to accommodate travelers.
The interstate system provides easy travel to, from and around Sioux Falls. I-29 serves north-south traffic, while I-90 serves east-west traffic. The I-229 loop bypasses the city’s business district. Primary east-west thoroughfares include 10th, 12th, 26th, 41st, 57th and 69th streets, while main north-south roadways within the city include Cliff, Kiwanis, Louise, Marion, Minnesota, Sertoma, Sycamore and Western avenues.
INTERSTATE TRAFFIC COUNTS (2015) Vehicles Per Day (for selected areas) ALONG INTERSTATE 29 Exit 73 (Tea Exit) to I-229 I-229 Exit to 41st Street Exit 26th Street Exit to 12th Street Exit 12th Street Exit to Madison Street Exit Madison Street Exit to Russell Street Exit
ALONG INTERSTATE 229 33,170 42,490 49,190 43,690 41,530
ALONG INTERSTATE 90 I-229 Exit to Cliff Avenue Exit Cliff Avenue Exit to I-90
Louise Avenue Exit to Western Avenue Exit Western Avenue Exit to Minnesota Avenue Exit Minnesota Avenue Exit to Cliff Avenue Exit Cliff Avenue Exit to 26th Street Exit 26th Street Exit to 10th Street Exit 10th Street Exit to Rice Street Exit Rice Street Exit to Benson Road Exit
35,270 44,440 40,940 38,900 33,710 30,610 27,940
Source: South Dakota Department of Transportation
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WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? The Sioux Falls area offers plenty of housing options, AREA NEIGHBORHOODS DOWNTOWN from downtown to out of town. No matter where you More than 2,200 people live downtown choose, you’ll never be far from excellent shopping centers, with additional living spaces continually being developed. Downtown dwellers have access to recreational activities, healthcare facilities and schools. a variety of restaurants and eclectic shopping The city’s continual growth and expansion have created a in addition to a number of housing options, from lofts to condominiums to apartments. positive housing market. Sioux Falls’ housing affordability Downtown Sioux Falls recently added dog waste stations at five locations in the city’s index is high, meaning homebuyers have lots of choices. core to make the area friendlier for its fourSioux Falls also has many renting options, from cozy and legged residents and their owners. modern studio apartments to extravagant condominiums. CENTRAL Like many cities, Sioux Falls developed New living options become available every day and outward from its center. The city’s core is you’re sure to find the perfect place to call home. No mat- unique, historic and home to longtime resiThe Cathedral neighborhood — one ter what kind of home you’re looking for, you can find it in dents. of the city’s five historic districts — consists of turn-of-the-century homes, including Sioux Falls.
AARP ranked downtown Sioux Falls one of the 10 Most Livable Neighborhoods in their Livability Index. (2015)
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the Pettigrew Home and Museum. A hilly, cobblestone street in the 500 block of W. Sixth Street reminds residents and visitors of the city’s history and offers a magnificent view of downtown, located just a few blocks to the east. The McKennan Park neighborhood has many classic-style homes along tree-lined boulevards. The homes are well-kept, high quality and offer a blend of character and convenience for those who desire a centralized location. The area surrounds McKennan Park, and features several schools and a healthcare facility. Park Ridge/Sanford, a little farther
LIVING HERE west, features some of the city’s most diverse housing options — from small bungalows to large split-levels. Park Ridge/Sanford is located near Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls and draws younger residents who appreciate its proximity to downtown culture and entertainment. Growing families who enjoy easy access to outdoor recreation, the zoo, education and healthcare facilities are also attracted to this neighborhood. Pettigrew Heights is geographically located north of 16th Street, east of Covell Avenue, south of 9th Street and west of Minnesota Avenue. This central neighborhood continues to be revitalized, with new, mixed-use buildings under construction and continued redevelopment taking place.
NORTHEAST When Washington High School outgrew its downtown location (now the Washington Pavilion), a new school was built in northeast Sioux Falls, just east of Interstate 229. This relocation set in motion a flurry of activity as homes, churches and businesses followed suit. Also on the Washington campus are Anne Sullivan Elementary School and the Kenny Anderson Community Center, a place for students and families to gather after school, in the evenings and on weekends.
NORTHWEST Northwest Sioux Falls is alive with new construction. Interstate 29 provides residents with easy access to the airport, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center complex and the Sanford Sports Complex. The growing programs at Southeast Technical Institute and University Center have helped push along new developments in the area. Additional retail growth continues to enhance this area.
As roadways such as Southeastern Avenue and east 26th and 57th streets have become increasingly busy, various housing developments have emerged along the way. Bradfelt Park Estates and Prairie Tree are some of these neighborhoods. Neighborhoods in the southeast Sioux Falls area enjoy easy access to shopping, schools, fitness centers, parks, restaurants and the interstate system. More importantly, these residential areas maintain a friendly neighborhood environment.
Roosevelt High School and Memorial Middle School have provided a solid foundation for the rapidly growing neighborhoods that have formed in southwest Sioux Falls. Roosevelt Valley is a compilation of diverse neighborhoods. A few blocks northeast of Roosevelt Valley is Kingswood/Silver Valley, a more established neighborhood that’s just a quick commute to other parts of Sioux Falls. Here, professional couples and growing families enjoy more contemporary homes and quiet neighborhoods.
Photos: (Left) Sioux Falls neighborhood; (Right) Historic Lyon Park neighborhood.
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Many different types of apartments are located throughout Sioux Falls. In the cityâ€™s historic downtown district, units are located above storefronts or in renovated buildings. Small to midsize apartment buildings and converted homes are located throughout central Sioux Falls. These lie within easy reach of downtown and also several hospitals, colleges and schools. Moving toward the outlying sections of Sioux Falls, newer complexes are the norm. Apartments here tend to be larger, with more standard amenities and higher rents. Condominiums, manufactured housing parks and senior options also are available throughout the city in various price ranges and styles.
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AVERAGE MONTHLY RENT One-bedroom $550-$900 Two-bedroom $700-$1,000 Three-bedroom $800-$1,300 Source: Sioux Falls Development Foundation, 2016 Community Data Profile
Photos: (Left, top) downtown Sioux Falls living; (Left, bottom) Sioux Empire Housing Partnership website; (Right) area neighborhood.
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Affordable Housing Solutions
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls
Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire (HBASE)
Realtor Association of the Sioux Empire, Inc.
Sioux Empire Housing Partnership
Sioux Falls City Planning Office
Sioux Falls Housing and Redevelopment Commission
South Dakota Multi-Housing Association
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Sioux Fallsâ€™ surrounding communities offer a mix of rural bliss, urban style and suburban convenience â€” each with a distinctive character and charm. Superior roadways mean you can get anywhere in the area in 30 minutes. Just beyond the city limits, communities such as Brandon, Colton, Crooks, Harrisburg, Hartford, Humboldt, Lennox, Tea, Valley Springs and Worthing are all growing rapidly. Quality-of-life features in the outlying communities include lower tax rates, lower crime rates, easy commuting access to major commercial centers, excellent schools and strong parks and recreation opportunities, many complete with golf courses. Homebuyers will discover quaint older homes as well as neighborhoods with new construction. Additional information can be found under the Regional Communities link at siouxfallsdevelopment.com.
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES CITY
Sioux Falls was named one of the 10 Best Affordable Places to Live by Livability.com. (2016) Sioux Falls was named the sixth best city in the U.S. for families according to ValuePenguin. (2016) SmartAsset named South Dakota the second best state for homeowners. (2016)
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EDUCATION LEARNING CURVES
With several public and private accredited schools at all levels in Sioux Falls, there is an education option for every student. Sioux Falls is also home to many higher education opportunities, including colleges, universities, business schools and technical schools. These educational opportunities can benefit everyone in the community, as they provide diverse career training opportunities and cater to prospective students of diverse ages and academic levels. More than 28,000 pre-K to high school students are enrolled in public and private schools in Sioux Falls, with growing districts surrounding the city. Due to the timing of this publication, all enrollment figures are for the 2015-16 school year unless otherwise noted. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted.
Learning isnâ€™t just about books. The Sioux Falls School District goes to great lengths to continually adapt and expand learning opportunities so that every student can meet their full potential. Students benefit from these experiences and the district boasts high success rates in extracurricular engagements and academics, including an average ACT score well above the national average. Through numerous partnerships between the education and business community, students also benefit by interacting with community leaders. The Lutheran Social Services School-Based Mentoring program is one such example. Each week students meet with a mentor for one hour. Area school districts partnered with the Sioux Falls Public School District on the Career & Technical Education Academy (CTE), which offers coursework in a variety of specialty areas. The school is located in Sioux Falls, with students from around the region participating in coursework like mechanics, media, hospitality, healthcare and more â€” all during the course of their regular school day.
Photos: (Left) Sioux Falls School District elementary school classroom; (Right) Augustana University.
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Sioux Falls tied as the 12th best city for new college grads, according to Business Insider. (2014)
POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Augustana University
augie.edu 274-0770/ 2001 S. Summit Ave., 57197 (800) 727-2844 Enrollment: 1,840 Augustana is a selective, comprehensive university of the Lutheran Church with an enrollment of 1,800 students representing 30 states and 38 countries. Students pursue diverse interests and create unlimited possibilities through the University’s 53 majors, 41 minors, 15 pre-professional programs and a growing number of graduate offerings. Serving as the foundation for the University’s academic and student life programs are five core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, and Service. National recognition includes being named one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes and being listed among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Value Schools” in the Midwest.
bellevue.edu 335-8010 2320 N. Career Ave., 57107 Enrollment: 130 Bellevue University offers accelerated bachelor’s of science and bachelor’s of arts degree completion programs on the campus of Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls.
Dakota State University
dsu.edu 256-5112 820 N. Washington, Madison, SD 57042 Enrollment: 3,129 Dakota State University, a 45-minute drive from Sioux Falls, was founded in 1881 in Madison as the first teacher education college in Dakota Territory. Today’s Dakota State offers degree programs in teacher education, business, arts and science, specific health care fields and several information technology disciplines. All DSU degrees are infused with a technology component, reflecting 21st-century realities. The university also offers two-year, one-year and short courses in specific careerreadiness areas.
globeuniversity.edu 977-0705 5101 S. Broadband Ln., 57108 Enrollment: 200 Through employer-approved curriculum and hands-on training, students acquire the skills and education necessary to become successful in their chosen careers.
Mount Marty College Nurse Anesthesia Program
mtmc.edu 362-0100 5001 W. 41st St., 57106 Enrollment: 101 The Mount Marty College Sioux Falls campus houses the college’s Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program. Beginning in 2017, a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree will be launched in place of the existing master’s program. The accredited nurse anesthesia graduate program is open to nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or biomedical sciences. Mount Marty College, with campuses in Yankton, Watertown and Sioux Falls, is a private, Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts college.
National American University (NAU)
national.edu 336-4600 5801 S. Corporate Pl., 57108 Enrollment: 550 Providing educational opportunities to traditional and nontraditional students, NAU offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in business administration, accounting, applied management, information technology, therapeutic massage, paralegal studies, medical assisting, pharmacy technician, health care management and a bachelor’s degree in nursing. NAU also offers master’s degrees.
Sioux Falls Seminary
sfseminary.edu 336-6588/ 2100 S. Summit Ave., 57105 (800) 440-6227 Enrollment: 300 Sioux Falls Seminary offers a variety of programs at the graduate and non-graduate level, including master’s in divinity, counseling, Christian leadership, and Bible and theol-
ogy; a doctor of ministry; and certificates of completion in Training in Spiritual Direction and Christian ministry.
South Dakota Public Universities & Research Center (University Center)
sduniversitycenter.org 367-5640/ 4801 Career Ave., 57107 (866) 220-7085 Enrollment: 2,400 (unduplicated) South Dakota Public Universities & Research Center (University Center-Sioux Falls) provides quality public education for the Sioux Falls area to meet individual education and career needs and to foster economic and community development. UC-Sioux Falls is designed to provide place-bound students with access to five of the six public universities in the South Dakota Board of Regents system: University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, and Black Hills State University. UC-SF offers convenient access to classroom instruction at its site in northwest Sioux Falls through a multi-institutional collaboration offering 40 certificate and degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) also offers non-credit community-based learning experiences geared toward adults age 50 and up.
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Sdsmt.edu (877) 877-6044 South Dakota Mines is an exceptional science and engineering research university offering a wide variety of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Challenging curriculum, personal attention from faculty and great internships contribute to the school’s 98 percent placement rate with an average annual starting salary of more than $63,000. Mines is one of the top 10 best returns on investment for a college education in America. The university enrolls 2,800 students from 45 states and 39 countries and has grown 38 percent in the last five years.
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Sioux Falls topped the list of Top Up-and-Coming Cities for Recent College Grads, according to ZipRecruiter. (2016) South Dakota State University
sdstate.edu (800) 952-3541 Brookings, SD 57007 Enrollment: 12,589 South Dakota State University in Brookings is a high-performing institution, offering a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. SDSU is the state’s Morrill Act land-grant university and its largest, most comprehensive institution of higher education. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. They can choose from more than 175 majors, minors and specializations. The institution also offers 33 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. and two professional programs. SDState Online, the university’s online distance learning platform, currently offers 30 options, including 13 graduate and seven undergraduate programs.
southeasttech.edu 367-7624 2320 N. Career Ave., 57107 Enrollment: 3,000 Southeast Tech is the largest public, technical institute in South Dakota. It exists to fulfill South Dakota’s workforce needs, educate individuals for employment opportunities, professional growth and life-long learning. Southeast Tech’s programs and services have been linked to workforce demands since its beginning in 1968 with more than 18,000 alumni. Southeast Tech is one of South Dakota’s most affordable post-secondary institutions and turns out the third largest higher education graduating class in the state.
Southeast Tech has 53 programs that can be completed in 24 months or less. Southeast Tech offers Associate in Applied Science degrees (AAS) as well as diplomas and certificates and corporate training. Southeast Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Southeast Tech has been recognized by Value Colleges in the top 50 best value community colleges in the nation, and the only college to be recognized in South Dakota.
stewartschool.com 336-2775 604 N. West Ave., 57104 Enrollment: 90 Since 1959, Stewart School has offered training in cosmetology, nail technology and esthetics. The school was recently named a “School of Excellence” by accrediting organization ACCSC and 100 percent of Cosmetology program students surveyed said they would recommend the school. Stewart School also provides discounted hair, skin and nail services to the public.
University of Sioux Falls (USF)
usiouxfalls.edu 331-6600/ 1101 W. 22nd St., 57105 (800) 888-1047 Enrollment: 1,482 The University of Sioux Falls is a Christian liberal arts university that offers undergraduate and adult learning degrees. USF’s mission is to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world.
University of South Dakota (USD)
usd.edu (877) 269-6837 Vermillion, SD 57069 Enrollment: 9,971 The University of South Dakota, founded in 1862, is the state’s only designated public, liberal arts institution in South Dakota. USD is home to the only medical school, law school and College of Fine Arts in the state. Along with the AACSB-accredited Beacom School of Business, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Health Sciences, College of Education and the largest graduate school in the state, USD offers 206 undergraduate programs and 66 graduate and professional programs. USD is consistently ranked as one of America’s most-affordable and high-quality universities — as well as one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. The Coyotes compete in 17 NCAA Division I sports. The landmark DakotaDome is being expanded to include a 6,000-seat volleyball/basketball arena along with a science, health and research lab. The Sanford School of Medicine maintains four campuses with a primary clinical campus (years three and four) in Sioux Falls. All major hospitals serve as the teaching facilities for the school of medicine and for other USD Health Science programs. More than 300 faculty members provide medical education in a curriculum that is nationally recognized for excellence. Ranked among the 10 most popular medical schools in the country, the School of Medicine also has nine affiliated residency and fellowship programs in Sioux Falls, admitting more than 45 residents per year. Residency instruction also takes place throughout clinical facilities in Sioux Falls.
Photo: University of Sioux Falls.
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SIOUX FALLS SCHOOLS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (K-GRADE 5)
Sioux Falls School District 49-5
All-City & Elementary Immersion at Jane Addams
2511 W. Brookings St., 57104
3701 E. 3rd St., 57103
3101 S. 4th Ave., 57105
1000 S. Edward Dr., 57103
1506 S. Discovery Ave., 57106
501 S. Highland Ave., 57103
2421 W. 15th St., 57104
2400 S. Bahnson Ave., 57103
601 N. Spring Ave., 57104
400 N. Valley View Rd., 57107
1401 E. 26th St., 57105
John F. Kennedy
4501 S. Holbrook Ave., 57106
3501 E. 49th St., 57103
Laura B. Anderson
1600 N. Wayland Ave., 57103
2300 S. Lyndale Ave., 57105
710 W. 18th St., 57104
2801 S. Valley View Rd., 57106
47260 258th St., Renner, 57055
7900 W. 53rd St., 57106
3101 S. 4th Ave., 57105
5701 E. Red Oak Dr., 57105
1510 S. Lake Ave.
Susan B. Anthony
2000 S. Dakota Ave.
1721 E. Austin Ave., 57103
sf.k12.sd.us 367-7900 201 E. 38th St., 57105 The Sioux Falls public school system consists of 23 elementary, five middle and three traditional high schools; as well as an alternative high school, the Career & Technical Education Academy and project-based New Technology High School. Specialized services include early childhood development (infants to age five), community education classes, and Southeast Tech. More than 24,000 Pre-K through high school students are enrolled for the 2016-17 school year. The Sioux Falls School District recognizes the needs for and benefits of implementing alternative school models to provide families and students with choice. Specialized schools are created around a specific subject area(s). All specialized schools continue to teach the core basic standards through lessons with a specific academic focus. Examples of this type of specialized school within the Sioux Falls School District include: All-City Elementary, which involves parents/guardians in the education process; Eugene Field A+ Elementary, which integrates the fine arts in all instruction; Challenge Center at Robert Frost Elementary, which provides an accelerated learning environment for students; and the Spanish Immersion program at Sonia Sotomayor Spanish Immersion Elementary. High school students can also take advantage of specialized learning opportunities, including the Advanced Placement program in a variety of areas. The Academy of Finance prepares students to enter the world of business and finance. A hands-on program called Learners to Leaders is supported by Smithfield foods and allows students to attend part of their 12th grade year enrolled Southeast Tech working on their high school diploma and associateâ€™s degree at the same time. The Career and Technical Education Academy (CTE Academy) is operated by the Sioux Falls School District and allows students from Sioux Falls and surrounding school districts in 10th, 11th and 12th grades advanced training in a variety of programs. New Technology High School is a projectbased school that teaches exploration and inquiry while students engage in smaller learning communities to master all South Dakota graduation requirements.
In a study of education in the U.S., South Dakota 8th graders tied for second in Science, placed third in Math and fourth in Reading, according to BestEducationDegrees.com. South Dakotaâ€™s high school graduation rate tied for eighth best in the nation. (2014)
MIDDLE SCHOOLS (GRADES 6-8) Edison
2101 S. West Ave., 57105
6221 W. Maple St., 57104
1401 S. Sertoma Ave., 57106
2200 S. 5th Ave., 57105
930 E. 6th St., 57103
HIGH SCHOOLS (GRADES 9-12) Lincoln
2900 S. Cliff Ave., 57105
6600 W. 41st St., 57106
501 N. Sycamore Ave., 57110
Career & Technical Education Academy
4700 W. Career Cir., 57107
2205 N. Career Ave., 57107
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PUBLIC SCHOOL REGISTRATION To begin kindergarten, your child must have turned five years old on or before Sept. 1 of the current year. You will need to present your childâ€™s original birth certificate at registration. At that time, you will receive a personal information form, as well as forms for a physical and immunizations. There is no fee for registering. Private schools have their own registration and you should contact them directly for more information. During the school year, register your child at their assigned school. During the summer, register your child at Sioux Falls School District 49-5, 201 E. 38th St., 57105, or call 367-7900 or visit sf.k12.sd.us for more information.
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS OUTSIDE THE SIOUX FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT DISTRICT
Harrisburg and Sioux Falls
Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing
Tea and Sioux Falls
Colton: 446-3538/ Crooks: 543-5500
AREA SERVED Brandon, Corson, Rowena, Valley Springs & Sioux Falls
Colton, Crooks, Lyons and Sioux Falls Hartford, Humboldt and Wall Lake area
Photos: (Left, top) Sioux Falls School District classroom; (Left, bottom) Harrisburg North Middle School; (Right) Sioux Falls Catholic Schools.
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SIOUX FALLS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL
O’Gorman High School
3201 S. Kiwanis Ave., 57105
O’Gorman Junior High School
3100 W. 41st St., 57105
Christ the King School
1801 S. Lake Ave., 57105
Holy Spirit School
4309 S. Bahnson Ave., 57103
St. Lambert School
1000 S. Bahnson Ave., 57103
St. Katharine Drexel School
1800 S. Katie Ave., 57106
St. Mary School
2001 S. 5th Ave., 57105
St. Michael School
1610 S. Marion Rd., 57106
Sioux Falls Catholic Schools
sfcss.org 336-6241 3100 W. 41st St., 57105 Sioux Falls Catholic Schools consists of six elementary schools Pre-K through 6th grade, one junior high and one high school. Our students continually earn high scores and demonstrate excellent growth in academic areas on formal, informal, and standardized assessments. O’Gorman High School was named a national Blue Ribbon School three times, and is one of only three schools in the nation to be named to the National Catholic Education Honor Roll every year since the award’s inception. All schools are fully accredited by the state of South Dakota. O’Gorman Senior High is also AdvancEd accredited.
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Sioux Falls Lutheran School
Sioux Falls Christian Elementary
siouxfallschristian.org 334-7397 6120 S. Charger Cir., 57108 Grades Pre-K-5 • nondenominational Enrollment: 753
Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls
lutheranhighsf.org 275-2024 5000 S. Western Ave., 57108 Grades 9-12 • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Enrollment: 43
Sioux Falls Christian Middle School/ High School siouxfallschristian.org 6120 S. Charger Cl., 57108 Grades 6-12 • nondenominational Enrollment: 522
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siouxfallslutheran.com 335-1923 308 W. 37th St. Grades 2-year-old Preschool-8 • Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Enrollment: 285
Westside Christian School
westsidechristiansf.org 221-4220 2601 W. 69th St. 57108 Grades K-5 • Non-denominational Enrollment: 30
Photos: (Left) Westside Christian School (Right) students at EmBe’s school program.
OTHER EDUCATION SERVICES Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire
bgcsiouxempire.org 275-1009 700 S. Sneve Ave., 57103 The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire provides youth with a safe place to learn and grow through its childcare and after school drop-in programs.
Brennan Rock & Roll Academy
brennanrockandrollacademy.com 274-6525 900 W. 11th St., 57104 Brennan Rock & Roll Academy helps children uncover and develop their love, passion and talents through the power of music. Community volunteers provide musical instruction to students, teaching them music, performance and industry skills, while encouraging them to dream bigger and gain self-confidence.
Children’s Home Society of South Dakota (CHS)
chssd.org 334-6004 801 N. Sycamore Ave., 57110 Established in 1893, Children’s Home Society is South Dakota’s oldest human services, nonprofit organization. The mission is to protect, support and enhance the lives of children, women and families. Through a merger in 1998, Children’s Inn (founded in 1977 as a domestic violence shelter) became a program of Children’s Home Society. CHS programs include emergency shelter, residential treatment & education, foster care & adoption services, forensic interviews, and prevention & education resources. While serving victims of domestic violence and child abuse, it is also part of the CHS mission to partner with caring parents to help children with emotional or behavioral problems.
dakotabilities.org 334-4220 1116 S. 4th Ave., 57105 DakotAbilities is a non-profit organization serving people with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to support independence, choice and access to an inclusive community.
East Dakota Educational Cooperative
edec.org 367- 7680 715 E. 14th St., 57104 The East Dakota Educational Cooperative works to advocate, support and facilitate the educational, social, emotional and physical welfare of youth through the promotion and delivery of educational and educationally related services to and for youth and human service related agencies.
Independent Living Choices
ilcchoices.org 362-3550 4107 S. Carnegie Cir., 57106 The mission of Independent Living Choices is to provide services to people with disabilities who make independence their choice. Independent Living Choices’ programs include training on living independently, consumer advocacy information on accessing support services, community living services and attendant service programs.
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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Dakota
newhorizonssd.com 339-3221 4610 S. Technopolis Dr., Ste 100, 57106 New Horizons Computer Learning Center offers a variety of learning solutions to fit the needs of any organization, individual or government agency. Offerings include PC applications and graphics software instruction, as well as IT training and certification testprep, professional development and business skills training. In addition to offering public, classroom-based courses, New Horizons can customize courseware, provide training onsite, or roll-out an enterprise-wide training program. Popular technologies include Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMware and Adobe.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Institute of Design & Technology of South Dakota
idtsd.org 275-9728 525 W. 22nd St., 57105 IDTSD provides hands-on learning in the fields of fashion design and interior decor. Students attain real world knowledge through entrepreneurial experience. IDTSD’s interior décor program is approved as an educational partner for C.I.D. professional membership. Summer career exploratory project design boot camps are available for students in grades 6-12.
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lifescapesd.org 444-9500 2501 W. 26th St., 57105 LifeScape formed in mid-2014 when Children’s Care Hospital & School and South Dakota Achieve joined together. LifeScape is an independent, non-profit organization, serving on average 2,500 children and adults through programs in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and many communities and school districts throughout South Dakota. The combined expertise of Children’s Care in serving children, and South Dakota Achieve in supporting adults, makes this organization unique in the region as it can support people throughout their lives.
olliuc.org 782-3209 4801 N. Career Ave., 57107 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute brings together curious people who want to learn for the love of it — no grades, no tests, just fun! OLLI engages the mind, stimulates the senses and fosters learning through an affordable program of classes, travel, lectures, films and active learning opportunities. Classes are offered in fall, winter and spring each year and span a broad range of interests from history, current events, health, creative arts and other mindexpanding topics. OLLI instructors are a mix of university professors, peer enthusiasts, and experts in particular fields. Affordable membership fee for unlimited number of courses.
EDUCATION South Dakota School for the Deaf
sdsd.sdbor.edu 367-5200 2001 E. 8th St., 57103 South Dakota School for the Deaf provides programs and specialized services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing from birth to age 21. This includes a bilingual program through a contract with the Harrisburg Public School District, educational evaluations, and consultation to over 450 families and local schools statewide. Free audiological screening and testing is available for South Dakota students at the school in Sioux Falls and Rapid City as well as other locations with the mobile lab.
Southeastern Behavioral Healthcare
southeasternbh.org 336-0510 2000 S. Summit Ave., 57105 Southeastern’s spectrum of services extends across four primary areas: counseling; children, adult, and family services; education and integration; and community support. Since 1952, Southeastern Behavioral Health Care has emphasized the importance of emotional wellness. In Minnehaha County, help is available 24 hours a day. Services also are available in Lincoln, Turner and McCook counties.
Teachwell.org 367- 7680 715 E. 14th St., 57104 Teachwell Solutions is a partnership of the Brandon Valley, Lennox and West Central School Districts. Founded in 1986 as East Dakota Educational Cooperative, Teachwell provides student and administrative solutions to school districts in South Dakota. Current programs include the Teachwell Academy alternative school, Teachwell McCrossan Boys Ranch school, Teachwell Transitions special education transition skills program and Project SEARCH employment skills program.
locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/sioux-falls-sd 4816 S. Technopolis Dr., 57106 362-4885 Recognized as a national leader in supplemental education, Sylvan’s tutors in Sioux Falls use personal approach and interactive technology to help kids Pre-K through College Prep learn math, reading, writing, study skills and ACT preparation turning Cs and Bs into As and frustration into confidence.
Volunteers of America, Dakotas Bowden Youth Center
voa-dakotas.org 336-7536 430 W. 11th St., 57104 The Bowden Youth Center offers educational, recreational and creative opportunities in a safe, supportive afterschool environment for ages 7-18. Children learn about health and safety through small group activities, ranging from healthy eating and exercise to how to keep safe in numerous situations. Children receive a snack, hearty dinner and a ride home every Monday-Friday.
CHILDCARE & AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS Many organizations and individuals in the Sioux Falls area focus on providing childcare to children of all ages, needs and development stages. Many of these childcare facilities incorporate learning and activity programs into their care so children have opportunities to learn and interact. Following is a list of several childcare providers in the Sioux Falls area. The Helpline Center has a complete list of registered childcare providers. You are encouraged to contact them for more information.
Photos: (Left, top) Institute of Design & Technology of South Dakota student; (Left, bottom) Sioux Falls School District students; ((Right) Children at EmBe.
Apple Tree Children’s Centers, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire bgcsiouxempire.org
Compassion Child Care compassionchildcare.com
Little Tykes University
Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls
Volunteers of America, Dakotas
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ARTS & CULTURE
ARTS & CULTURE
PAINT THE TOWN
Sioux Falls is a growing cultural community with showcases for theatre, dance, visual arts and music. The community actively supports these activities and opportunities and participation in the arts continues to grow. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted. ARTS RESOURCES Sioux Falls Arts Council
artssiouxfalls.org 271-6696 The Sioux Falls Arts Council has also recognized that Sioux Falls is a hub for arts in the Midwest. As an advocacy organization, Sioux Falls Arts Council partners with many other community arts programs, groups and venues in order to better serve Sioux Falls and the surrounding community. The Sioux Falls Arts Council hosts a number of events throughout the year. With an active arts community, the Arts Council knows the importance of offering events to artists and the general public alike. Events range from gallery shows and artist receptions to theatrical and musical performances.
ARTIST Sculptor Darwin Wolf
wolfbronze.com 274-4007 Darwin Wolf is a classical sculptor specializing in figurative bronze. Subjects range from biblical to military and historical themes. While most of his work is in bronze, Wolf also works in cast stone, steel fabrication and concrete. Recent commissions include the R.F. Pettigrew Monument for the City of Sioux Falls,
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the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Monument for the South Dakota State Veterans Home, and the South Dakota Code Talker Memorial for Capital Lake in Pierre. Studio visits are welcome by appointment.
Piper Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery
GALLERIES & OUTDOOR EXHIBITS
Sticks and Steel Gallery
Several pieces of art are on public display on a permanent or rotating basis. These can be admired on a daily basis as residents and visitors pass by them on their way to work or running errands around town. These displays of art beautify the community and contribute to the cultural value of the environment.
Acts of Nature
Creative Spirits Sioux Falls creativespiritssiouxfalls.com
Eide/Dalrymple Art Gallery, Augustana University campus augie.edu
Rehfeld’s Art & Framing rehfeldsonline.com sticksandsteel.com
Mears Library Gallery, University of Sioux Falls campus
Visual Arts Center, Washington Pavilion
367-7397, ext. 2341
Wine and Canvas
sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com 838-8102 Downtown Sioux Falls SculptureWalk is a $1 million annual exhibit of more than 80 sculptures on public display throughout the city of Sioux Falls. In the heart of downtown, 55 new sculptures ranging from abstract to whimsical are exhibited on the streets. The critically acclaimed exhibition has featured artists from around the U.S. and 10 countries. The world-class sculptures are rotated on an annual basis and sponsored by area businesses. From May to September, the public votes on a favorite sculpture and the winner receives the “People’s Choice Award.” The winning sculpture is purchased at the end of the exhibit year and becomes part of the
ARTS & CULTURE city’s permanent collection. Three SculptureWalk associate programs include the indoor SculptureWalk at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, Avera Prince of Peace Senior Living Center and the campus of the University of Sioux Falls.
MUSEUMS Center for Western Studies
augie.edu/CWS 274-4007 2121 S. Summit Ave., 57197 Housed in the Fantle Building at Augustana University, the Center for Western Studies is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history and cultures of the northern plains. The center serves as a repository for more than 200 archival collections and maintains a library of some 35,000 volumes concerning the American West. In addition, the center also holds an extensive art and artifact collection, as well as sponsoring annual events such as a history conference, the Boe Forum and the Artists of the Plains Show. The Center for Western Studies is the largest academic publisher in South Dakota.
Delbridge Museum of Natural History
greatzoo.org 367-7003 805 S. Kiwanis Ave., 57104 The Great Plains Zoo includes The Delbridge Museum of Natural History — a local treasure that houses a rare collection of 150 mounted animals, including 36 “vanishing species.”
The Pettigrew Home and Museum
sfmvm.com 271-9500 500 N. Main Ave., 57104 This is more than a museum — there are kids activities, crafts nights, classes and camps, exhibits, art gallery space, and event facility rentals, all tucked in a LEED Platinum Certified building. Come be inspired and visit one of the oldest buildings downtown. Build a creation at the LEGO station, decorate the Barbie house, play on the Imagination Playground, or create a masterpiece in the craft corner. Free admission.
siouxlandmuseums.com 367-7097 Cathedral Historic District 131 N. Duluth Ave., 57104 Richard F. Pettigrew, South Dakota’s first full-term U.S. senator, purchased this 1889 Queen Anne home in 1911 and arranged for the building to be donated to the city upon his death in 1926. A seasoned traveler, Pettigrew collected artifacts from around the world, and many of these items are now on display. Tour the restored home and attached museum, with galleries that detail the area’s history. A research library in the home contains Pettigrew’s personal papers and a 5,000-volume library.
Old Courthouse Museum
Sioux Empire Medical Museum
Museum of Visual Materials
siouxlandmuseums.com 367-4210 200 W. 6th St., 57104 This restored 1890s Richardsonian Romanesque building, constructed of native pink quartzite, is a National Historic Landmark that features an 1893 clock tower, restored courtroom and law library rental spaces and 16 wall murals painted from 1915 to 1917. Opened as a museum in 1974, the building houses exhibit galleries featuring the cultural history of the region. Home to the Minnehaha County Historical Society, Sioux Valley Genealogical Society Library and the Old Courthouse Museum Store, the museum hosts lectures, workshops, astronomy programs, walking tours, children’s programs and traditional music concerts year-round. The museum is open daily with free admission and is wheelchair accessible.
USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
usssouthdakota.com 367-7141 12th Street & Kiwanis Avenue USS South Dakota, the most decorated battleship of World War II, served in the Pacific Theater from 1942-45 and in the Atlantic Theater for part of 1943. The Battleship South Dakota Memorial in Sherman Park was built and dedicated in 1969 to honor the ship, its crew and the 96 crew members who were killed. The outdoor display is always accessible and the museum and gift shop are open daily May 1-Sept. 30. Admission is free.
sdmuseums.org 333-6397 1305 W. 18th St., 57117 Housed at Sanford USD Medical Center, this museum includes displays relating to medical history from the early 1900s through today’s advanced technology, providing visitors with an appreciation of medical progress. Nursing uniforms, an Iron lung, medical and dental equipment along with photographs depict the legacy of medical changes and advancements. It is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or call for a tour.
Photos: (Left) Part of the SculptureWalk downtown Sioux Falls. (Right) Old Courthouse Museum
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MUSIC, DANCE & THEATER Augustana University Department of Performing & Visual Arts
augie.edu 274-5451 2120 S. Grange Ave., 57197 The Augustana University Department of Performing and Visual Arts provides educational experiences for students of the performing arts and serves as an integral part of Sioux Falls’ artistic community. Vocal and instrumental performances include solo and ensemble recitals, festivals, concerts and seasonal offerings. The department also offers theatre productions and art gallery exhibits.
Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center
brandonvalley.k12.sd.us/bvpac 582-8039 301 S. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon SD, 57005 The Brandon Valley School District is proud of its 800-seat Performing Arts Center. Opened in the Fall of 1999, this state-of-the-art facility has played host to school concerts, theatrical productions and performances at every grade level. Area professional and amateur companies from the South Dakota Symphony to South Dakota State University’s Prairie Repertory Theatre have also appeared on stage in recent years.
Brennan Rock & Roll Academy
brennanrockandrollacademy.org 274-7625 900 W. 11th St., 57104 Brennan Rock & Roll Academy helps children uncover and develop their love, passion and talents through the power of music. Community volunteers provide musical instruction to students, teaching them music, performance and industry skills, while encouraging them to dream bigger and gain self-confidence.
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Dance Gallery of Sioux Falls
dancegallerysd.net 338-3740 218 S. Main Ave., 57104 The Dance Gallery is a classical ballet and dance studio in downtown Sioux Falls. Classes range from ballet to adaptive dance to jazz and more. Adult ballet classes are also available.
Date Night Dance Company
datenightdance.com 338-3685 6901 S. Louise Ave., 57108 Date Night Dance Company offers Ballroom, Latin, Country and Swing social dance instruction in a fun, friendly and casual environment so you can easily learn to dance for your own enjoyment or that special occasion. Learn to dance in group classes, private lessons and dances open the public, held periodically on weekends.
Husby Performing Arts Center
washingtonpavilion.org 367-6000/ (877) 927-4728 Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave., 57104 The world-class Husby Performing Arts Center features the 1,881-seat Mary W. Sommervold Hall, with its large proscenium stage, complete with a sound and lighting system. The facility also features the intimate 291-seat Belbas Theater and Schulte Rehearsal Room. Each year the Washington Pavilion presents performances and programs that are educational and entertaining from Broadway musicals to nationally and internationally recognized music, dance and theater performances.
The Lorang Theatre
sfcss.org 575-3300 3201 S. Kiwanis Ave., 57105 The Lorang Theatre opened in O’Gorman High School’s Performing Arts Center in 2011. This 1,000-seat theatre is home to Sioux Falls Catholic School high school, junior high and elementary school productions. When not in use by students, the theatre is available for rentals to outside groups.
Olde Towne Dinner Theatre
oldetownetheatre.org 372-4653 121 S. Main Ave., Worthing SD, 57077 Olde Towne Dinner Theatre is just 12 miles south of Sioux Falls in Worthing. Started by a group of community volunteers in 1982, the theatre has since become the longest continually running theatre in the Sioux Falls area. Olde Towne has continued to be a strong, affordable entertainment option.
Orpheum Theater Center
siouxfallsorpheum.com 367-4616 315 N. Phillips Ave., 57104 The Orpheum Theater opened in 1913 as a vaudeville house and seats just under 700. Known for its superb acoustics, the theater receives more than 100,000 visitors each year. Events there include plays, concerts, community events and private rentals.
Sioux Empire Community Theatre (SECT) siouxfallstheatre.com 360-4800 315 N. Phillips Ave., 57104 This volunteer-based theatrical group provides opportunities in all aspects of community theatre and provides affordable, professional quality live theater.
ARTS & CULTURE LIVE ON STAGE, Sioux Falls Concerts Association
siouxfallsconcerts.org 367-6000 Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave., 57104 Established more than 85 years ago, this non-profit organization works to provide worldclass entertainment to the area at an affordable price. All concerts are held at the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion. Season memberships (five concerts) or single concert tickets are available.
Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society
sfjb.org/jazzfestsiouxfalls.com 335-6101 Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave., 57104 This nonprofit organization works to increase awareness of jazz and blues music in the Sioux Falls community through musical events and education. JazzFest, held annually in July, brings some 100,000 people to Sioux Falls for a musical extravaganza. The society also presents an annual concert series.
Sioux Falls Municipal Band
siouxfallsparks.org/parks/municipal-band 367-7290 Since 1919, the Sioux Falls Municipal Band has delighted music lovers with themed concerts and guest soloists. The band performs more than 30 concerts each summer in Sioux Falls parks, area neighborhoods, nursing homes and one concert in the Orpheum Theatre. The season runs May-August, and all performances are free and open to the public.
Sioux Falls State Theatre Company
siouxfallsstatetheatre.org 335-5757 316 S. Phillips Ave. 57104 Downtown’s historic State Theatre, which opened in 1926, is undergoing a massive restoration to its original splendor with the construction of a fully digital center for film. When finished, the new State Theatre will combine an unbelievable movie experience with affordable concessions, first-run movies, classic films, community arts and educational events.
South Dakota Symphony
sdsymphony.org 335-7933 Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave., 57104 The mission of the Symphony is to celebrate the tradition of live orchestral music and enrich the lives of people throughout our region. The orchestra’s season includes four concert series — Classical, Pops, Matinee, and Stained Glass — for a total of 19 concerts. In addition to its main stage series at the Washington Pavilion, the Symphony’s touring program brings its nine core musicians, chamber orchestra, and full orchestra to communities in South Dakota. The Symphony’s extensive education programs, including four ensembles that make up the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra, reach more than 15,000 preschool through high school students each season.
West Mall Theatres
westmall7.com 332-7662 2101 W. 41st St., 57105 As one of three movie theaters in the city, the West Mall 7 offers second-run movies and concessions at affordable prices.
University of Sioux Falls Theatre Department
usiouxfalls.edu 331-6637 1101 W. 22nd St., 57105 TheatreUSF performs plays and musicals in the Jeschke Fine Arts Center and the Meredith Auditorium. Students have a variety of opportunities to participate in the productions and the community can attend the shows.
Photos: (Left) Augustana University theater production; (Right) JazzFest Sioux Falls.
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washingtonpavilion.org 367-6000/ 301 S. Main Ave., 57104 (877) 927-4728 The Washington Pavilion is the region’s home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of the few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts, education and interactive science. The world-class Husby Performing Arts Center features the 1,881-seat Mary W. Sommervold Hall, with its large proscenium stage, complete with a sound and lighting system. The facility also features the intimate 291-seat Belbas Theater and Schulte Rehearsal Room. Each year the Washington Pavilion presents performances and programs that are educational and entertaining from Broadway musicals to nationally and internationally recognized music, dance and theater performances. The Kirby Science Discovery Center offers more than 100 hands-on exhibits and daily programs which spark wonder and curiosity from visitors of all ages. There is always something new to see and experience from rock climbing to making music and movies, to the brand new second floor gallery exhibit, Space: An Out-ofthis-World Experience. The Visual Arts Center is comprised of seven galleries with nearly 11,000 square feet of exhibition space, which hosts approximately 20 exhibitions a year showcasing artist of regional, national and international significance. The VAC is also home to the Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden and the Raven Children’s Studio. With its state-of-the art collection facilities, the VAC houses more than 1,600 artworks
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featuring prominent collections of work by Aldolf Dehn, Mark McGinnis and Frogman’s Press, as well as highlights of South Dakota masters and a distinguished collection of Tribal Art. Leonardo’s Café offers a variety of lunch items such as home-made daily specials, gourmet pizzas and more. The Discovery Store stocks fun educational gifts that focus on science, art and music.
Photos: (Left, top) the Visual Arts Center inside the Washington Pavilion; (Left, bottom) inside the Kirby Science Discovery Center at the Pavilion; (Right) The statue of David at Fawick Park.
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WORLD-CLASS ART IN SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls is home to two full-scale castings of Michelangelo’s famous sculptures. Thomas Fawick, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and onetime Sioux Falls resident, donated both. The downtown park, Fawick Park, where David is located is named for him.
Fawick Park, 10th Street & Second Avenue
Augustana University Campus, 29th Street & Summit Avenue
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OUT & ABOUT FUN FOR EVERYONE
Sioux Falls is full of activities and attractions for both residents and visitors to enjoy. From indoor to outdoor options, Sioux Falls has something to keep you busy every season. There are many options for activities and events for people of all ages and abilities. Sioux Falls is constantly adapting to the desires of its community and visitors, so new events and attractions occur every month. No matter your pastime preference, you’ll find something fun to do! All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted. AREA ATTRACTIONS Badlands Motor Speedway
badlandsmotorspeedway.com 679-3310 2012 S. Splitrock Blvd., Brandon, 57005 Just five miles east of Sioux Falls, the Badlands Motor Speedway sizzles with summer race car action. The facility underwent a $6 million transformation and completed the 2016 season in incredible fashion. The speedway features 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars, 360 Sprint Cars, 305 Sprint Cars, Micro Sprint Cars, Late Model Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks. The track also showcased monster trucks, endurocross, tractor pulls along with huge outdoor concerts. Races are held May through September.
badlandspawn.com (844) 798-7296 1600 W. Russell St., 57104 Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry is not your typical pawnshop — it features 70,000 square feet of attractions like the $3 million indoor state-of-the-art firing range, a 24/7 live radio station and in-house TV network. Visitors can
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see the foundry smelt, pour and stamp gold and silver. There’s also a deli. Badlands Pawn is open daily and the full concert venue brings in world-renowned national acts to play.
family including acting, singing, dancing and amazing stunts. The family-friendly shows are every Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The club also offers private lessons.
Butterfly House & Marine Cove
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
butterflyhouseandmarinecove.org 334-9466 Sertoma Park, 4320 S. Oxbow Ave., 57106 The Butterfly House & Marine Cove welcomes all ages to learn and heal with nature’s beauty. Enjoy more than 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world in the tropical conservatory. View marine fish and live coral exhibits in more than 10,000 gallons of aquariums, including the Pop-Up Dome aquarium, shark and stingray touch pool and Pacific tide pool. Experience interactive learning and relaxation with tropical butterflies and marine life. The Butterfly House & Marine Cove is open year-round.
Catfish Bay: The Greatest Show on H2O
catfishbay.com 339-0911 West of I-90 & Cliff Avenue Catfish Bay Water Ski Park is home to a water skiing comedy adventure for the whole
dennysanfordpremiercenter.com 367-7288 1201 N. West Ave. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center — comprised of the PREMIER Center, Convention Center and Arena — houses sporting events, concerts, conventions, meetings, banquets and more. The entire complex boasts more than 132,000 square feet of space flexible enough to fit any event needs. With ample parking and easy access, the complex is located by Howard Wood Field and Sioux Falls Stadium. It’s attached to the Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel and close to numerous other hotels. The PREMIER Center seats up to 12,000 for most events and is home to the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey team and Sioux Falls Storm indoor football team.
OUT & ABOUT
thedistrictsf.com 271-5600 4521 W. Empire Pl. The District features two restaurants and a bi-level venue for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings. Enjoy sports, taps and burgers at Rookies. Cellar 49 boasts a delicious menu and 49 wonderful wines. The District venue is available for private events and features many local and national performances.
Grand Falls Casino Resort & Golf Resort
grandfallscasinoresort.com (712) 777-7777 1415 Grand Falls Blvd., Larchwood, IA 51241 The Grand Falls Casino Resort offers the best variety in Vegas-style gaming, ranging from the hottest slots to non-stop table action on blackjack, craps, roulette and poker; plus a luxury hotel with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 24-hour fitness center and a lavish spa; a diverse selection of restaurants ranging from deli sandwiches to juicy steaks to savory seafood; live entertainment; meeting and reception space; and a world-class golf course.
Howard Wood Field
siouxfallsparks.org 2000 W. Russell St., 57104 As part of the complex that includes the Sioux Falls Arena, Sioux Falls Convention Center and Sioux Falls Stadium, Howard Wood Field is one of the areaâ€™s finest football and track facilities. The 10,000-seat stadium hosts local high school and college football, track and marching band competitions. It is also home to the annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays.
Kirby Science Discovery Center
washingtonpavilion.org 367-6000/ (877) 927-4728 Washington Pavilion,301 S. Main Ave., 57104 With more than 100 interactive exhibits, the Kirby Science Discovery Center offers an incredible array of fun and educational activities.
Pioneer Lane Sioux Valley Restoration Society
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds An authentic train depot and caboose, an old-time log cabin, a country schoolhouse and a church adorn Pioneer Lane at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, maintained by the Sioux Valley Restoration Society. Pioneer Lane is open by appointment only, except during the Sioux Empire Fair held every August. Each spring, the society hosts a tour given to approximately 1,000 of the cityâ€™s third graders.
Royal River Casino & Hotel
royalrivercasino.com (800) 833-8666 607 S. Veterans St., Flandreau, 57028 This $17 million hotel and casino complex features 24-hour, Las Vegas-style entertainment just 45 miles north of Sioux Falls. Play your favorite games, including blackjack, poker and slot machines.
Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History
greatzoo.org 367-7059 805 S. Kiwanis Ave., 57104 The 45-acre Great Plains Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals from anteaters to zebras. The zoo offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including giraffes, tigers, rhinos and an award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. The zoo also includes the Delbridge Museum of Natural History. Year-round, the zoo and museum host a variety of in-house and traveling education programs such as ZooCub classes, ZooMobiles, ZooZnoozes and summer ZooCamps.
Photos: (Left) Denny Sanford PREMIER Center; (Right, top) Badlands Motor Speedway; (Right, bottom) Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort.
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Sioux Falls Arena at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
sfarena.com 367-7288 1201 N. West Ave., 57104 Since 1961, the Arena has been a hub of music and sports entertainment in Sioux Falls. For 53 years, major concerts have played here including Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Cher, and Elton John. Sporting events have also kept the Arena busy through the decades as college and high school basketball, volleyball, and wrestling tournaments have taken place in the iconic venue. The Arena currently hosts Augustana University basketball double-headers as well as the Sioux Falls Roller Dollz roller derby.
Sioux Falls Convention Center at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
siouxfallscc.com 367-4100 1201 N. West Ave., 57104 The state-of-the-art Convention Center hosts conventions, trade shows, banquets, weddings, and more. The Convention Center has 13 flexible meeting rooms, two ballroom spaces and two exhibit hall spaces. The ballroom and exhibit spaces can be combined to offer more than 50,000 square feet. Just a five-minute drive from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport, the Convention Center is attached to the 12,000-seat PREMIER Center, 6,000-seat Arena and Sheraton Hotel. The complex sits between Sioux Falls Stadium and Howard Wood Field, which offers more than 3,000 complimentary parking spaces.
Skate City SD
skatecitysd.com 332-7915 2901 W. 3rd St., 57104 Skate City is a family-oriented establishment that provides fun, active entertainment for all ages. Private parties and group rates are available for daycare field trips or corporate team building events.
SkyZone Sioux Falls
skyzone.com/siouxfalls 553-9910 5129 S. Solberg Ave. SkyZone has a seemingly endless sea of trampolines, all connected to form one massive trampoline surface. SkyZone is the
ultimate 3-D play experience, with open jump, 3-D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes to birthday party packages, group events and corporate team building outings.
The Outdoor Campus
outdoorcampus.org 362-2777 4500 S. Oxbow Ave., 57106 The Outdoor Campus is a great place to get acquainted with South Dakota’s natural amenities via the campus’s huge stream-bank aquarium or its ongoing classes on fishing, hunting, canoeing and camping. The Outdoor Campus is a joint project of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and the City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department.
Wells Fargo Cinedome
washingtonpavilion.org 367-6000/ (877) 927-4728 Washington Pavilion, 301 S. Main Ave., 57104 The Wells Fargo Cinedome provides edgeof-your-seat thrills on its giant 60-foot screen.
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds/ Sioux Empire Fair
siouxempirefair.com 367-7178 100 N. Lyon Blvd., 57107 The Sioux Empire Fair, the largest fair in South Dakota, takes place each year during the second week of August. The fair includes the Minnehaha County 4-H Achievement Days, Old MacDonald’s Farm, horse and livestock shows, concerts, a carnival on the midway and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commercesponsored Ag Appreciation Day. There are also hundreds of arts, crafts, flower, horticulture and commercial exhibits, including food vendors. In addition to the annual Sioux Empire Farm Show in January and the Sioux Empire Fair in August, the fairgrounds and Expo Building host ongoing activities and events, including: outdoor concerts, indoor soccer, hockey, flea markets, and horse, dog and livestock shows.
Wild Water West Waterpark
wildwaterwest.com 361-9313 26767 466th Ave., 57106 Wild Water West Waterpark features thrilling waterslides, a lazy river, interactive aqua play stations and activity pools, as well as sand volleyball, go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, batting cages and paintball. The park also has full concessions, shower facilities, lockers and plenty of lounge and shaded areas.
Photos: (Left) The Outdoor Campus; (Right) WoodGrain Brewing Company.
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BREWING UP FUN IN SIOUX FALLS Sioux Falls may just be the next major craft beer mecca. In the last few years, seen several new breweries have opened their doors. The next time you’re craving a rich dark stout or a light saison-style ale, take note and make your plans to visit every brewery and craft beer room in Sioux Falls. In addition to the breweries, a number of wineries can be found in the area. They focus on local sources for their wines. Following is just a sampling of some of the options for local beers and wines.
Calico Skies Vineyard & Winery
calicoskieswine.com (712) 753-2110 2368 Able Blvd, Inwood, IA 51240 You can find a number of Calico Skies’ wines at retailers across the region — or head to the winery for a tasting. The winery is available for special events and weddings. It also regularly hosts painting parties and dinner theater.
Fernson Brewing Company
fernson.com 789-3822 1400 E. Robur Dr., 57104 Fernson Brewing Company is Sioux Falls’ largest production brewery, boasting a 30-barrel brew system and 6 fermenters. This 12,000 square foot brewery includes a familyfriendly and dog-friendly Tap Room that offers Fernson’s craft beers on tap, wine, and nonalcoholic root beer. Brewery tours available by request. Find Fernson beers in South Dakota, Iowa and Ohio.
Fernson on 8th
fernson.com/on8th 789-2012 201 N. Weber Ave., 57103 This extension of Sioux Falls’ production brewery Fernson Brewing Company is located in the rapidly developing East Bank of Downtown Sioux Falls. Enjoy Fernson’s locally made craft beer on tap or choose from a well-curated wine list. A warm atmosphere, in a historic building, with an inviting and enthusiastic staff makes Fernson on 8th a downtown destination.
Granite City Food & Brewery
gcfb.com 362-0000 2620 S. Louise Ave., 57106 Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual restaurant with an on-site brewery featuring award-winning, hand crafted microbrews.
Prairie Berry East Bank
prairieberry.com/eastbank 496-7175 322 E. 8th St., 57103 Prairie Berry East Bank is Downtown Sioux Falls’ favorite spot to enjoy award-winning wines, local craft beers, artisan cuisine, and more. You can sip, savor, and enjoy all the flavors of Prairie Berry Winery and Miner Brewing Company. Enjoy housemade pizzas, sandwiches, soups and more paired with a glass of wine or a flight of craft beer.
strawbalewinery.com 543-5071 47215 257th St., Renner 57015 Strawbale Winery has more than 20 different wines that are produced from grapes and a variety of other fruits from black currants to strawberries. They hold a number of events throughout the year including: Folk Off and Rib Challenge, Twilight Flights, Sangria Sundays and the Summer Porch Series.
WoodGrain Brewing Co.
woodgrainbrew.com 310-5316 101 S. Phillips Ave., Suite 100 57104 WoodGrain Brewing Company is a local microbrewery specializing in quality handmade beers served in a warm, inviting, and comfortable taphouse in downtown Sioux Falls. WoodGrain Brewing Company provides highquality local craft beer to Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. Each beer is meticulously hand-crafted using the freshest ingredients available. WoodGrain beers feature local ingredients whenever possible, including locally sourced hops and barley and unique strains of yeast developed and propagated through a local Sioux Falls microbiology company. You’ll find WoodGrain right in downtown Sioux Falls, and everyone is welcome — family, fido, and friends. While those under age 21 sip on a house-made soda, those of age can delight in a WoodGrain signature brew.
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VISITING SIOUX FALLS SHOPPING
Whether shopping for antiques, the latest fashions or unique gifts, Sioux Falls offers an exceptional shopping experience. Shopping opportunities are available in all parts of the city: browse downtown specialty shops, visit neighborhood strip malls or hit the region’s largest shopping center and you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.
The Empire Mall
theempiremall.com 361-3300 4001 W. 41st St., 57106 From shopping essentials to luxury items, grab-and-go eateries to seated family dining, the region’s largest shopping center offers guests everything they need in one convenient location. The Empire Mall includes more than 1.3 million square feet of retail options and firstrate family dining options. Stop by The Empire Mall today to shop the largest one-story mall in the country.
Downtown Sioux Falls
dtsf.com Downtown Sioux Falls provides a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, as well as ongoing events and festivals. Specialty shops and boutiques are complemented by the area’s diverse eateries.
E. 26th Street and Arrowhead Parkway Sioux Falls’ newest development area features retail stores, a movie theater, furniture store, restaurants and is anchored by Target and WalMart.
41st Street and Western Avenue South Dakota’s first enclosed mall is home to South Dakota Furniture Mart, Scheels AllSports and a host of specialty stores. The mall also boasts a movie theater, arcade and office space.
From down-home to gourmet, fast food to ethnic, there’s something for every palate, every mood and every time schedule at Sioux Falls area eateries. Sioux Falls offers more than 600 options for dining out. Many restaurants are affiliated with national chains, but the spirit of the city can also be found at numerous restaurants indigenous to Sioux Falls. For a listing of area dining options visit siouxfallschamber.com and click on the Membership Directory link at the top of the page — or search using the Chamber’s App (available in the iTunes and Google Play stores).
A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO REST YOUR HEAD
When visiting Sioux Falls, you will find a comfortable, affordable place to rest. Business travelers and families alike will feel at home in Sioux Falls. The city offers more than 4,500 hotel and motel rooms with the latest amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Many hotels offer business centers, and the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s online database makes it easy to find a place that meets your require-
ments. Several bed and breakfasts can be found in Sioux Falls and the region, where you’ll find old-fashioned hospitality. The Sioux Falls Visitors Guide, published annually by the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau, includes a list of restaurants that cater to visitors, as well as information on places to stay. Use the searchable hotel database at siouxfallschamber.com and click on the Membership Directory link at the top of the page — or search using the Chamber’s App (available in the iTunes and Google Play stores).
VISITOR INFORMATION Argus Leader Media
argusleader.com 331-2200 Argus Leader Media has the information you’re looking for about Sioux Falls in print and online.
Falls Park Visitor Information Center
309 E. Falls Park Dr., 57104 367-7430 Located at Falls Park, the visitor center features Sioux Falls information and a vast variety of Sioux Falls memorabilia, as well as a view of the Falls of the Big Sioux River from the free, five-story observation tower.
Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)
visitsiouxfalls.com 275-6060 200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 102, 57104 The Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau office is your one-stop shop for visitor information. You can find detailed information about where to go and what to do in Sioux Falls, as well as assistance in bringing your convention, meeting or event to Sioux Falls.
The Sioux Falls Official Visitors Guide
visitsiouxfalls.com This annual guide is available at the Sioux Falls and Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as at numerous hotels and attractions throughout the city; it includes maps, a calendar of events and information on museums, the arts, hotels, restaurants, shopping, recreation and more.
Photos: (Left, top) Falls Park Visitor Information Center; (Left, bottom) The Empire Mall.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Following are just a sampling of annual events taking place in the city. Visit SiouxFallsEvents.com for a more complete listing. You won’t want to miss out! WINTER 2016-17
Parade of Lights Big Boy Toy Show Christmas Downtown Sioux Empire Farm Show Sioux Falls Farm Show Veterans Day Winter Wonderland at Falls Park
Armed Forces Day Farmers Market (May-October) Home Show Shrine Circus South Dakota Horse Fair Sportsman’s Show Spring Parade of Homes Summit League Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Riverfest Festival of Cultures First Fridays Folk Off & Rib Challenge Great Plains Balloon Race Hot Harley Nights Hot Summer Nites/’Vettes & Harleys on Phillips Jaycees 4th of July Fireworks Display JazzFest Lifelight Outdoor Music Festival Moonlight Movies RibFest Sioux Empire Fair Siouxland Renaissance Festival Sioux Falls Airshow
Autumn Fest Downtown Harvest Festival Fall Parade of Homes Festival of Bands German Fest Northern Plains Indian Art Market Opening day of pheasant hunting season Sidewalk Arts Festival Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Sioux Falls Marathon/Half-Marathon
Photos: (From top to bottom) Great Bear Recreation Park, Downtown Riverfest; Folk-Off & Rib Challenge at Strawbale Winery; Girls on the Run 5K.
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SPORTS & RECREATION ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
It’s easy to be active here — Sioux Falls is home to more than 80 parks covering more than 2,800 acres and nearly 28 miles of paved bike trails and trail spurs. Cool off at one of the area’s waterparks or pools. Work up a sweat during the winter months while snow skiing, sledding or skating. Sioux Falls is host to four minor-league sports teams including baseball, basketball, indoor football and hockey. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted. BOWLING
Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping
Altogether, the city offers more than 100 lanes of open, league and tournament bowling, along with bumper bowling for children.
Want to stay fit? There’s plenty of options and styles to choose from to meet your fitness needs and schedule:
Fit Body Boot Camp-Sioux Falls
24/7 Fitness & Tanning Club
3800 S. Westport Ave., 57106
Camping in the city! Bring your camper, tent and sleeping bag and camp under the stars while enjoying the proximity of the city.
Avera McKennan Fitness Center
KOA of Sioux Falls
1401 E. Robur Dr., 57106
barre3 Sioux Falls Crossfit Phos
The Falls Classic thefallsclassic.com
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9 Round Fitness
joingreatlife.com Bakker Crossing Golf Course 368-9700 Central Valley Golf Course 528-6112 Willow Run Golf Course 335-5900 Woodlake 361-0445
Sanford Wellness Center sanfordwellness.com
Soul Movement Studio
siouxfallsymca.org (402) 844-3990
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GOLF The Sioux Falls area features more than 30 golf courses, all of which are located within a 45-minute drive. For a complete listing of Sioux Falls area courses, including location, operating hours, and fees, contact the South Dakota Golf Association. Below are a few area courses.
Brandon Golf Course
Public • 18 holes, par 71, Brandon, S.D. brandongc.com 582-7100
Great Life at Bakker Crossing Golf Course
Public • 18 holes, par 71 bakkercrossing.com 368-9700
Great Life at Central Valley Golf Course
Public • 18 holes, par 72, Hartford, S.D. golfcentralvalley.com 528-3971
Great Life at Willow Run Golf Course
Public • 18 holes, par 71 willowrungolfcourse.com 335-5900
Elmwood Golf Course
Public • 18 holes, par 72; 9 holes, par 36 dakotagolf.com 367-7092
Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Public • 18 holes, par 72 grandfallscasinoresort.com
Kuehn Park Golf Course
Public • 9 holes, par 30 dakotagolf.com 362-2811
Minnehaha Country Club
Private • 18 holes, par 71 minnehahacc.com 336-1085
Prairie Green Golf Course
SPORTS & RECREATION ORGANIZATIONS It’s easy to stay active in Sioux Falls. Sports activities abound for both the serious and recreational athlete of all ages — from indoor activities to outdoor escapes. Following is a sampling of organizations in Sioux Falls to connect you with just some of the recreational opportunities available: goaugie.com 274-5420
Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Dakota Spirit Cheer Parents
South Dakota Golf Association (SDGA)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Golfers can also practice their game year round using indoor virtual golf:
The Outdoor Campus-Game, Fish & Parks Department
Howard Wood Dakota Relays dakotarelays.com
Ice Sports Association (ISA) icesportsassociation.org
Sioux Falls Tennis Association
Snowfox Swim Team
South Dakota Fellowship of Christian Athletes southdakotafca.org
South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame 351-0521 Special Olympics South Dakota sosd.org 331-4117
South Dakota Junior Football sdjuniorfootball.com
Sioux Empire Baseball Association
Sioux Wheeler Adaptive Sports
Sioux Empire Kennel Club
South Dakota Golf Association 275-4230
Siouxland Youth Football League
Perfect Practice Sports Academy
Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association
Isaak Walton League
Sioux Falls Sports Authority
siouxwheelers.com 351-1797 582-8880
sdga.org 338-7499 The South Dakota Golf Association fosters, promotes and conserves the best interest and true spirit of golf in South Dakota. The SDGA holds 16 state championships; offers a 24-event, statewide Junior Golf Tour and through its Junior Golf Foundation sponsors The First Tee of South Dakota programming in six communities and more than 25 elementary schools.
Sioux Falls Amateur Baseball, LLCSioux Falls Saints
GOMADIS — The Mission Ball
Augustana Athletic Club
Public • 18 holes, par 72 dakotagolf.com 367-6076 Private • 18 holes, par 72; 9 holes, par 27 ccsf.com 336-3737
Sioux Falls People For Youth/ Fastpitch Softball
Wings Gymnastics Academy
Sioux Falls Men’s Slowpitch Softball sfmensslowpitch.com
Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department siouxfallsparks.org
Photos: (Left) High School football at Howard Wood Field; (Right) Golf at Willow Run.
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PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Sioux Falls is home to professional baseball, basketball, hockey and indoor football — a yearround sports fans’s dream! Following are more details about the local teams:
Sioux Falls Canaries
sfcanaries.com 333-0179 The Sioux Falls Canaries are a member of the North Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Their season runs mid-May through the beginning of September and they play at the Sioux Falls Stadium, known to locals as “The Birdcage.”
Sioux Falls Pilots
siouxfallspilots.pointstreaksites.com 261-5570 The Sioux Falls Pilots is a summer collegiate baseball team made up of top-level college baseball players from throughout the country. The Pilots play their 20 home games at Karras Park (Augustana University campus). They play a nine-week, 40-plus game regular season schedule in addition to holding a post season league playoff, All-Star Game and Scout Evaluation Day. The Pilots are members of the Corn Belt League.
Sioux Falls Skyforce
skyforceonline.com 332-0605 The Sioux Falls Skyforce brings championship basketball excitement to a family-friendly audience 24 nights a year. As part of the NBA Development League, the Skyforce is more than just basketball — they offer non-stop entertainment including fun promotions and Las Vegas-style halftime shows. The Skyforce first brought professional basketball to Sioux Falls in 1989 and won championships in 1996 and
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2005. Locally owned, the Skyforce plays from November-April at the Sanford Pentagon and is affiliated with the NBA’s Miami Heat.
Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Club
sfstampede.com 336-6060 The Sioux Falls Stampede is part of the U.S. Hockey League (USHL). The USHL is the premier junior hockey league in the U.S., with players coming from all over the world vying to earn college scholarships. The Stampede place 95 percent of their players into Division I collegiate programs and have had more than 20 former players skate in the USHL. The Stampede average more than 6,000 fans per game and play 30 home games annually at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center from late September through mid-April.
Sioux Falls Storm Football
siouxfallsstorm.com 274-6686 The Sioux Falls Storm will be entering their 17th season in 2017. The Sioux Falls Storm is a local professional football organization that provides an exciting, fast-paced sports atmosphere. The Storm’s experienced coaches and staff produce skilled players and have 10 championships to date. The magnetism of the players and Storm organization provide an enjoyable experience for all fans, including aspiring youth athletes and seasoned fanatics. The Storm organization is driven to win championships and also positively impacts the Sioux Falls area, via player and staff involvement, charitable donations and mentoring community youth.
COLLEGIATE SPORTS Great sports can also be found at the collegiate level, with both Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls offering a number of sports to watch. Both schools also compete in the annual Sioux Falls Mayor’s Cup, which features head-to-head match-ups in a variety of competitions.
goaugie.com 274-4311 The Augustana University Vikings compete at the NCAA Division II level in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The anchor of Augustana’s athletic facilities is Kirkeby-Over Stadium, one of the premiere football venues in NCAA Division II. Men’s and women’s basketball competes at the Sioux Falls Arena. In 2016, the Augustana men won the NCAA DII National Championship. Other impressive on-campus facilities include the Huether Tennis Centre, Karras Park (baseball), Morstad Field (soccer), Sanford practice gym and the multipurpose Elmen Center.
University of Sioux Falls
usfcougars.com 331-6791 The University of Sioux Falls Cougars compete at the NCAA Division II level and belong to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The NSIC is made up of schools in the upper Midwest, including teams from Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. USF plays home football, soccer and track events at the USF Sports Complex (69th Street and Cliff Avenue); home basketball and volleyball contests take place on campus at the Stewart Center; other home events occur at facilities across the community.
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SANFORD SPORTS COMPLEX sanfordsports.com
The Sanford Sports Complex is a 162acre development serving people of all ages and all walks of life. The campus includes the Sanford Pentagon, Sanford Fieldhouse, Scheels IcePlex, Huether Family Match Pointe and nine South Dakota Junior Football fields.
sanfordpentagon.com The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities — including high-definition video boards and executive suites — with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball. The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA DLeague’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments, the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame and countless youth and college games.
sanfordfieldhouse.com The Sanford Fieldhouse is an indoor training facility for local, regional and national athletes of all ages. The 85,000-square-foot facility includes 62,000 square feet of Field Turf, state-of-the-art training equipment and full-amenity locker rooms. The Fieldhouse is also home to Sanford POWER, Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy, Sanford POWER Baseball Academy,, Sanford POWER Physical Therapy, Sanford Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sanford Sports Medicine Outreach, and the Sanford Sports Science Institute.
South Dakota Junior Football
sdjrfb.com Outdoors, the FIELDHOUSE accommodates nine lit regulation-sized football fields with space to develop an additional three fields. The outdoor fields serve as the home for South Dakota Junior Football.
Huether Family Match Pointe
playthepointe.com The Huether Family Match Pointe community indoor tennis center is located on the Sanford Sports Complex on land donated by Sanford Health. This public facility consists of six indoor tennis courts, a classroom, locker rooms, offices, and a spectacular mezzanine viewing area. Match Pointe provides yearround, high quality tennis experiences for all Sioux Falls residents and visitors, regardless of age and previous experience. Play opportunities include leagues, lessons, drill groups, mixers, and ball machine practice, as well as high school, college, local, and regional tournaments.
icesportsassociation.org The SCHEELS Iceplex is a privately-owned, three-sheet ice facility that is open year-round and located on the Sanford Sports Complex. With three NHL size sheets of ice, the rink is the practice ice for the USHL Stampede club, youth and regional hockey organizations, figure skating clubs, curling and the capability to host private parties. The SCHEELS Iceplex also has regularly scheduled open skate and open hockey.
AVERA HEALTH Avera Sports Center
avera.org/sports 322-3278 209 W. Anchor Ln., 57108 1601 W. 44th Pl., 87105 The Avera Sports Center is the training headquarters for Warwick Workouts and hosts team basketball and volleyball training. It features two full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts, a training room, classroom and private group rentals. The Avera Sports Dome features rehabilitation services and training facilities. Avera offers a comprehensive training experience supported by the region’s top specialists in sports medicine and physical therapy. Avera Sports with Athletic Republic offers multiple week training programs, camps and clinics for a variety of sports.
Photos: (Left) The Sioux Falls Storm pictured with the 2016 championship trophy; (Right) Huether Family Match Pointe.
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SWIMMING POOLS Swimming lessons, family swim time and open swimming are available in Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department has a strong aquatic program consists of three family aquatic centers, two traditional pools, one stand-alone wading pool, one spray park and one indoor aquatic center. In addition, the City sponsors special aquatic events, water walking, water aerobics, lap swimming and swimming lessons.
Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center
301 S. Fairfax Ave., 57103 Zero depth recreation pool with a slide, 1M and 3M diving boards, tube slide and lazy river complete with inner tubes to ride on; other programs include fitness/aquatics classes and various special events.
Frank Olson Pool
Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center
3401 E. 49th St., 57103 Full-featured aquatics facility, including short course lap lanes, body slide, a large dinosaur and floating frogs to play on, additional smaller slide, zero depth entry and a sand play area; other programs include fitness/ aquatics classes and various special events.
McKennan Park Wading Pool
1500 S. Second Ave., 57105 Free wading pool located in the center of historic McKennan Park, featuring a small slide and spray features.
Midco Aquatic Center
1601 S. Western Ave., 57105 The Midco Aquatic Center opens for swimming in October. It features an outdoor splashpad, 50M indoor pool, indoor play features and a warm water pool.
4101 E. 16th St., 57103 Traditional eight lane, 50 meter pool with two 1M diving boards in the diving well; other programs include fitness/aquatics classes and various special events.
Pioneer Spray Park
Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center
2309 Kuehn Park Rd., 57106 Traditional pool with varying depths of three feet to 12 feet in the diving well, with two 1M diving boards, free wading pool with small slide and spray feature; other programs include fitness/aquatics classes and various special events.
Photos: (Left) Midco Aquatic Center; (Right, top) Sertoma Park; (Right, bottom) Great Bear Recreation Park.
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1800 E. Walnut St., 57103 A water adventure featuring more than 60 different spray nozzles shooting out water, dino cannons, a giant turtle shell and water tunnel. 1001 W. Madison St., 57104 Full-featured aquatics facility that includes three drop slides, a body and tube slide and a zero-depth entry that includes several slides and play features; other programs include fitness/aquatics classes and various special events.
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Aquatic centers Arboretum Baseball fields Baseball stadium Battleship memorial Bike trail miles Community Centers Enlarged gyms Disc golf course Football fields Golf Courses Inline skate/hockey rinks Lacrosse fields Off-leash dog parks Basketball courts (indoor) Basketball courts (outdoor) Ice rinks (outdoor) Picnic shelters Rugby pitch Volleyball courts (sand) Volleyball courts (indoor) Show mobile Skate parks Soccer fields Softball fields Spray park Swimming pools Tennis courts Wading pool Winter recreation area Zoo and Museum
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AREA PARKS Sioux Falls is a recreational playground, with more than 80 parks and nearly 28 miles of bike trails and trail spurs. The River Greenway leads walkers from downtown to beautiful Falls Park. Many of the parks and recreational areas include walking paths, dog parks, soccer fields, baseball/softball diamonds, aquatic facilities, picnic areas and sand volleyball courts. There are many community sport leagues that take place at the city parks and key spur trailhead connections. Residents and visitors enjoy spending summer months at the parks and the City of Sioux Falls takes great care to keep Sioux Falls looking green. Following is just a sampling of recreational opportunities at some of Sioux Falls’ major parks; for more information go to siouxfallsparks.org.
Big Sioux River Recreation Trail and Greenway
Biking, roller blading, jogging and walking enthusiasts can take advantage of the 27-mile paved, closed loop bicycle trail. The Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department maintains the trail and greenway. Access is available through many of the city’s parks. Downtown between the 6th and 8th Street river bridges you can enjoy the River Greenway Amphitheatre as you make your way to Falls Park.
E. 26th Street and River Bluff Road This park is the city’s first designated nature area. Arrowhead Park is located two miles east of Sioux Falls and consists of 130 acres of native plants, trees and wildlife. Visitors will also find two water-filled quarries used during the late 19th century and an old livery stable that has been restored and remodeled.
309 E. Falls Park Dr. Falls Park is the heart of Sioux Falls and it attracts many visitors every year. Enjoy magnificent rock formations washed smoothly by the waters of the Big Sioux River at the site of the city’s namesake. Six viewing areas, updated walkways and several picnic areas allow sightseers to enjoy the area’s scenic beauty. Visitors can view some of Sioux Falls’ earliest buildings at Falls Park, including the foundation of the Queen Bee Mill built in 1887 and the 1908 Sioux Falls Light and Power Company Hydroelectric Plant. The Falls Park Visitor Information Center offers information on Sioux Falls attractions, and includes a gift shop, restrooms and fivestory observation tower. The park also features the Falls Overlook Cafe, located on the east bank of the park in the restored hydroelectric plant. The Falls Park Farmers Market is located at Falls Park Open Air Shelter on the north side of Falls Park.
Great Bear Recreation Park
greatbearpark.com 367-4309 5901 E. Rice St., 57110 Located just three miles east of Sioux Falls, Great Bear is home to skiing, snowboarding and tubing. From March through November, the chalet is available to rent for weddings, company picnics and other group events. With 4.5 miles of hiking trails, Great Bear offers a perfect setting for all kinds of outdoor events.
E. 41st Street & Highway 11 A complex of eight lighted softball and seven lighted baseball fields, Harmodon Park is home to several leagues. From American Legion baseball to the college level, kids and adults of all ages have a place to play ball. Picnic shelters, playground and accessible restrooms are all available on site.
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300 N. Minnehaha County Road 139 (half mile north of W. 12th Street on the Tea/Ellis Road) Family Park is a cooperative effort between the City of Sioux Falls and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks. The park was created to provide a place where people and especially families with kids, can go learn, practice and enjoy the sport of fishing. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks stocks the pond with fish multiple times per year.
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site
maryjowegnerarboretum.com E. Highway 42, across from Arrowhead Park The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum is 115 acres of stone quarries, rail lines, building foundations, wetlands, gardens, native plant communities, landscaped areas, cultural resources and trails. The Mabel and Judy Jasper Educational Center opened in August 2013. It is a model of the schoolhouse that once stood in East Sioux Falls and will be home to many classes and programs.
26th Street & Second Avenue As Sioux Falls’ oldest developed park, McKennan features eight lighted tennis courts, tournament play horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, a restored 1926 band shell that hosts musicians and theater productions during the summer and the Mediterranean Sunken Gardens, which is the location of many wedding ceremonies. A miniature bronze Statue of Liberty is also located here. McKennan Park also features the Pillars of the Nation, which are four stone pillars located at the entrance to the park and represent rocks from each of the 48 contiguous states. They were erected in 1941 as a sign of unity among the states in light of increasing world conflict.
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49th Street & Oxbow Avenue This park is home to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks, The Outdoor Campus, and the Sertoma Butterfly House. Sertoma Park boasts one of the state’s largest outdoor picnic pavilions.
12th Street and Kiwanis Avenue The upper portion of the park is home to Indian burial mounds, a picnic shelter and gazebo. The main area features nine lighted softball diamonds, picnic areas and playgrounds. It is the host site to many local, state and national tournaments. During the winter season, it features an outdoor ice skating rink and warming house. Sherman Park is also home to the South Dakota Softball Hall of Fame and the U.S.S. South Dakota Memorial.
Madison Street & Menlo Avenue Enjoy the beauty of Covell Lake and the Shoto-teien Japanese Gardens, or cool off at one of the city’s family aquatic centers, complete with water slides and wading pools. Terrace Park’s band shell is home to summer municipal band concerts. A unique tribute to a fascinating culture, the Shoto-teien Japanese Gardens was built from 1928-36. The various exotic gardens show off an array of flowering trees and shrubs, pagodas and lanterns. You’ll love spending time in this picturesque park.
Tomar Park Soccer Complex
S. Phillips Avenue & W. Twin Oaks Road A picnic shelter and 10 soccer fields can be found at this athletic complex.
SPORTS & RECREATION Tuthill Park
S. Cliff Avenue & E. St. George Drive Ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing are popular winter activities at Tuthill Park, while the summer months are the perfect time for walking, disc golf, picnics, hot-air balloon launches and weddings in the park.
Veterans’ Memorial Park
1021 W. Bailey St. Located adjacent to the north shore of Covell Lake, this park features memorials, art, an activity plaza, amphitheater, event lawn, reflection ponds, landscaping and parking. The Veterans’ Memorial Park is dedicated to the men and women who serve in the U.S. military and preserves the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Yankton Trail Park
S. Minnesota Avenue & W. 57th Street This park has 16 soccer fields and is the host site of invitational, regional and state soccer tournaments, and is home to youth and adult soccer. The Sioux Falls JazzFest is held annually in July at Yankton Trail Park.
DISC GOLF Tuthill Park
South of I-229 on the east side of Cliff Avenue Disc golf has its own scenic, challenging course at Tuthill Park, featuring 18 holes. Rules, scorecards and the layout of the course with distances are available at the park.
SKATE PARKS Drake Springs Skate Park
12th Street and Fairfax Avenue
Kuehn Skate Park
Kuehn Park Road off W. 41st Street Sioux Falls’ two skate parks are open to skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers. Open as weather permits. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
INLINE SKATE HOCKEY RINK
DOG PARKS/OFF LEASH AREAS
Rules for usage are posted. Each site has a picnic table, trash receptacle and plastic bag dispenser for owners to use to pick up after their pets.
W. 26th Street and S. Sertoma Avenue The first of its kind in Sioux Falls, this new hockey rink can be used year-round: for ice hockey in winter and for in-line skating hockey on concrete in the warmer months. The rink is NHL-size and has night lighting. Hours are 6 a.m. to dusk as weather permits and may be subject to change.
N. Cliff Avenue at the Big Sioux River, approximately one-quarter of a mile north of Rice Street and Cliff Avenue intersection Parking is available.
3501 S. Cliff Ave., by I-229 Off-street parking is available.
300 N. Minnehaha County Rd. 139 (half mile north of W. 12th St. and Tea/Ellis Road) Parking is available.
Photos: (Left) Shoto-Teien Japanese Gardens at Terrace Park; (Right, top) Veteran’s Memorial Park; (Right, bottom) Spencer Dog Park.
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HEALTHCARE LIVING WELL
With two leading regional healthcare systems, Sioux Falls is recognized as the finest major medical center between Denver and the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Sioux Falls also has several specialty hospitals, clinics and independent practices to best serve the four-state area. More than 800 doctors work in the hospitals and clinics in the Sioux Falls metro area. The health care community is constantly adapting and advancing in medical technologies and specialties. Residents and visitors served can expect state-of-the-art facilities, proper attention, superior care and professional expertise and advice. The health community continues to advance and regenerate itself with the presence and activity of The Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota located in Sioux Falls. The school has set the standard for medical education,
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and its economic impact brings in $17 million annually in research funding. In addition to the surgeons, physicians and specialists in Sioux Falls, the city is home to many dentists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, chiropractors, orthodontists and psychologists, all contributing to the healthy lifestyle available in the Sioux Falls area. Residents and visitors can expect superior full-service care from Sioux Falls healthcare facilities. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted.
Avera Health and Sanford Health were listed among the 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Engagement by Beckerâ€™s Hospital Review. (2014)
AREA HOSPITALS Avera Heart Hospital
averahearthospital.org 977-7000 4500 W. 69th St., 57108 53 beds The Avera Heart Hospital is the region’s first specialty hospital dedicated solely to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. A partnership between Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center and North Central Heart Institute, the Avera Heart Hospital is the regional leader in heart and vascular care and a national award-winning cardiovascular facility. The hospital features private patient rooms equipped for the special needs of heart and vascular patients; three surgical suites; six fully equipped catheterization labs, including a state-of-the-art robotic vascular and electrophysiology lab; laboratory and radiology unit and a full-service 24-hour emergency department. The Prairie Heart Guest House is a 32room hotel on site to house patients’ families. Avera Heart Hospital is also the state’s first accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, meeting stringent guidelines to achieve this designation.
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
averamckennan.org 322-8000 800 E. 21st St., 57105 545 beds The multi-campus facilities of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center include a tertiary care hospital, the Avera Behavioral Health Center, primary and specialty care clinics, long-term care and more. Avera McKennan is recognized for excellence in cancer care,
Photos: (Left) Avera Prairie Center on the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Center campus; (Right) Sanford Children’s Hospital at night.
critical care, emergency medicine and trauma, air ambulance services, behavioral health, gastroenterology, endocrinology and diabetes care, hospice, imaging, medical education and research, brain and spine care, women’s health care, pediatrics, neonatology, orthopedics, rehabilitation and a full range of wellness services. Avera McKennan partners with the Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota to offer award-winning cardiac care. As a regional leader in cancer care, the Avera Cancer Institute is home to the latest technology and evidence-based treatment along with the region’s largest area devoted to integrative medicine. Cutting-edge technology available at Avera McKennan includes robotic surgery, 3 Tesla MRI, .7 Tesla superconductive open MRI, 64-slice CT, 3-D mammography and more. The Avera Surgery Center features eight state-of-the-art operating suites with the latest in surgical innovations along with five-star service and amenities for the optimal experience in outpatient surgery. Avera McKennan is home to the area’s longest-standing kidney transplant program and the region’s only pancreas and bone marrow transplant programs. Avera McKennan has received numerous national awards for quality. The hospital campus includes the Prairie Center, home to the Avera Cancer Institute and Avera Surgery Center; Plazas 1, 2, 3 and 4; Physicians Office Building; Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic 7th Avenue; the Center for Family Medicine and the Walsh Family Village. The new Avera Medical Group Family Health Center at 2100 S. Marion Rd. is a westside resource that includes primary care, OB/GYN, behavioral health, occupational health, eye care and urgent care, in addition to the state’s first free-standing 24-hour emergency department. Avera McKennan is a member of Avera Health with 330 locations and more than 16,000 employees and physicians in South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Sanford USD Medical Center
sanfordhealth.org 333-1000 1305 W. 18th St., 57117 545 beds Sanford USD Medical Center is the region’s largest tertiary care center and is part of Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. Sanford USD Medical Center, a leader in innovation and technology, is committed to comprehensive health care focusing on five centers of excellence: cancer, heart, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s and children’s. The hospital is home to the latest treatment methods in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. The campus includes the hospital, several medical office buildings, the VanDemark Building, Sanford Cancer Center, the Edith Sanford Breast Center, Sanford Children’s Hospital, Sanford Heart Hospital and the Surgical Tower. In the summer of 2017, the Sanford Imagenetics building will open. Sanford Imagenetics is a program unique to Sanford Health that integrates genomic medicine with innovative primary care for adults made possible by a $125 million gift from philanthropist Denny Sanford. Sanford USD Medical Center is complimented by a comprehensive network of family medicine, pediatric and specialty clinics throughout Sioux Falls. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and nearly 250 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health’s 27,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.
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HEALTHCARE Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital
sfsh.com 334-6730 910 E. 20th St., 57105 The Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital is a fivestar physician-owned, multi-specialty surgical hospital providing care to adult and pediatric outpatient and inpatient populations. Additional services under the hospital’s umbrella include imaging, family practice, digestive health, and interventional pain management at Midwest Family Care; and occupational health at WORKforce. Based on the hospital’s cornerstones of People, Performance, Progress and Service, the hospital’s skilled and compassionate team of professionals is committed to delivering innovative and personalized care to the residents of Sioux Falls, as well as the surrounding communities and region.
Select Specialty Hospital-South Dakota
selectmedical.com 312-9500 1305 W. 18th St., 57105 24 beds Select Specialty Hospital-South Dakota is the state’s only specialized acute care hospital located on the Sanford USD Medical Center campus. Licensed for 24 beds, it is accredited by the Joint Commission and is Medicare certified. Select Specialty has been recognized four times as a Hospital of Excellence by its parent company, Select Medical. The hospital provides comprehensive, specialized care for patients with acute or chronic respiratory disorders, medically complex illnesses and neurological post-Trauma conditions. Select Specialty Hospital-South Dakota has an individualized and focused approach to nursing care and therapy.
Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota were listed as two of the best overall patient-rated hospitals in the nation. (2014)
Photos: (Left) Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital; (Right) Sioux Falls VA Medical Center.
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Sioux Falls VA Health Care System
siouxfalls.va.gov 336-3230/(800) 316-8387 2501 W. 22nd St., 57105 98 beds The Sioux Falls VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) Health Care System consists of a medical center in Sioux Falls, four community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Aberdeen, Watertown, Sioux City, Iowa, Spirit Lake, Iowa plus an outreach clinic in Wagner, S.D. The medical center provides comprehensive primary, specialty, rehabilitation and mental health services. Primary care, mental health and some specialty care services are also provided at the off-site clinics. The health care system is affiliated with the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and has residency programs in psychiatry, pathology and geriatric medicine. In addition, the medical center is a clinical site for more than 275 allied health students annually. The Dakotas VA Regional Office is co-located with the medical center. It provides a variety of benefits and services including service-connected disability compensation and vocational rehabilitation and employment services. Other services include benefits counseling, fiduciary/guardianship services and outreach activities.
MEDICAL NUMBERS TO KNOW In addition to Sioux Falls’ reputation as a regional medical center, the city’s clinics are also highly regarded. Several major Sioux Falls health care organizations have established branches, clinics and practices in outlying communities. Following is a sample of numbers to know to meet your medical needs:
322-6877 or (800) 658-3535
Physician Finder: (877) 945-5678
Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations: 361-2281
South Dakota State Medical Association: 336-1965
My Sanford Nurse:
333-4444 or (800) 445-5788
Avera Health and Sanford Health were named to the Health Care’s Most Wired. (2015) South Dakota ranked third in Gallup Healthway’s 2014 State of American Well-Being Index as well as third in their Well-Being Rankings for Older Americans. (2014)
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RETIREMENT THE GOLDEN YEARS
Sioux Falls has a home for everyone, including every age and stage of life. As a safe, affordable and clean community, Sioux Falls is an ideal place to retire. There are several retirement communities located throughout the area that are designed to pamper residents with fine dining, transportation, social events, shopping trips, golf outings and fitness programs. All area codes are (605) and all addresses are Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted. IN-HOME HEALTH CARE
SENIOR LIFE LIVING & LIFE CARE CENTERS
Avera Home Medical Equipment
Home Care Assistance of South Dakota
Prosperous Home Health LLC prosperoushomehealth.com
Right at Home
Sanford Home Medical Equipment
Synergy Home Care
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Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community
averaprinceofpeace.org 322-5600 Assisted living, independent living, nursing home, rehabilitation and hospice.
Bethany Lutheran Home
bethanylutheranhome.com 338-2351 Skilled nursing care facility & rehabilitation.
Edgewood Vista Sioux FallsMemory Care
edgewoodvista.com 367-9570 Several locations, featuring assisted living, memory care, adult day services and shortterm stay.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
good-sam.com 362-3100 Long-term care, skilled nursing care and senior living; home- and community-based services.
mybethanymeadows.org 582-8622 Assisted and independent living options as well as memory care units.
Dow Rummel Village
dowrummel.com 336-1490 Offering independent and assisted living as well as memory, nursing and respite care.
Edgewood Prairie Crossings
edgewoodseniorliving.com 361-0056 Several locations, featuring assisted living, adult day services and short-term stay.
Sioux Falls was named No. 8 out of 25 best cities for an active retirement, according to a Forbes. com article. (2014) Photo: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.
RETIREMENT Sioux Falls was rated the third most livable city in the medium range population category according to AARP. (2015) Kiplinger named South Dakota the 9th most tax-friendly state for retirees. (2015) Kiplinger named Sioux Falls the fifth best city for early retirement, identifying “economically healthy cities where early retirees should be able to work (if they choose) and prosper during their second acts.”(2013) South Dakota was named the best state to retire by Bankrate.com. (2014)
Golden Living Center/Covington Heights goldenlivingcenters.com/covingtonheights 361-8822 Nursing care and rehabilitation facility.
Good Samaritan Communities of Sioux Falls
good-sam.com 310-7860 Full continuum of care including senior living, home care and health services.
Grand Living at Lake Lorraine
grandliving.com 940-4118 Offering independent living, assisted living and memory care services.
The Inn on Westport
innonwestport.com 362-1210 Offering independent and assisted living wing, memory care and respite care.
Primrose Retirement Community
primroseretirement.com 334-9100 Independent and assisted living.
stoneybrooksuites.com Assisted living.
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS AARP South Dakota
aarp.org/states/sd 866-542-8172 Nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for individuals over 50.
Sunnycrest Retirement Village
sunnycrestvillage.com 361-1422 Independent living for those 62 years and older.
actgen.org 336-6722 Full-purpose community center for active adults.
Touchmark at All Saints
Trail Ridge Retirement Community
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
touchmarkiouxfalls.com 335-1117 Independent living, assisted living, respite and memory care trailridgesf.com
Assisted and independent living.
washingtoncrossingrc.com Senior living community.
experienceworks.org 332-7991 Opportunities for ages 55-plus.
Social Security Administration
socialsecurity.gov 330-4334 Social Security benefits information.
South Dakota Department of Social Services
dss.sd.gov 367-5444 Adult services and aging information.
South Dakota Health Care Association
sdhca.org 339-2071 Represents nursing care facilities, assisted living providers and senior housing; sponsors the Dakota Master Works Art Show (for ages 60-plus) and the Century Club (for ages 100-plus)
olliuc.org 330-4334 Provides intellectually engaging and enriching lifelong learning and personal growth opportunities for people age 50 and older in a university setting.
Photo: Summer activities at the McKennan Park bandshell have audiences of all ages.
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