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GROUP TOUR ITINERARY - TENTATIVE FAM Tours 2013 SFCVB HOSTED GROUP TOUR FAM TENTATIVE Itinerary Contacts Alexa Steiner, Sales Manager

Email: asteiner@siouxfalls.com Phone: 605-373-2028

Participants Itinerary Sunday, September 15, 2013 2:00PM Best Western PLUS Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center -3200 W. Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57107-0789 www.ramkota.com/siouxfalls REGISTRATION Pick up packets & schedule 6:00PM

Falls Overlook Cafe -- Rhonda Milstead Phone: 605-376-3149 Email: rhonda.milstead@gmail.com 825 N. Weber, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 DINNER Shuttle will depart from the Hotel Lobby at 5:40 pm Shuttle will depart from Falls Park at 8:00 pm

7:00PM

Falls Park Visitor Information Center -- Rachel Crane, Host City Manager Phone: 605-367-7430 Email: rcrane@siouxfalls.com 900 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 Along the Big Sioux River, Falls Park is 123 acres, located near downtown. Each second, an average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the falls. Falls Park features a visitor information center, gift shop and a five-story, 50-foot viewing tower offering a panoramic view of the park, cafe, and historic ruins. For hours of operation please call 605.367.7430.

Monday, September 16, 2013 9:25AM U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial -Parks & Recreation Department, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 www.ohwy.com/sd/u/usssdbam.htm


**DRIVE THRU** Head to the U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial Museum. The museum highlights the most decorated battleship of World War II. The vessel fought in every major battle in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. FREE ADMISSION. 605-335-8114

9:30AM

Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum -805 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104-3798 www.greatzoo.org --DRIVE BY ONLY-Offering visitors an up close look at more than 1,000 animals -- from anteaters to zebras. Visit the "Rare Rhinos of Africa exhibit and see the baby rhino. The Delbridge Museum houses a rare, one-in-the-world collection of 150 mounted animals, including 36 "vanishing species." GROUP RATES AVAILABLE

9:45AM

Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove -- Audrey Willard, Executive Director Phone: 605-334-9466 Email: director@sertomabutterfly.org 4320 S. Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 www.sertomabutterflyhouse.org Next stop by the Sertoma Butterfly House located right across the parking lot from the Outdoor Campus. Explore the amazing habitat of neo-tropical butterflies from around the world. Over 800 exotic butterflies will be free-flying within the “flight room�. Also housed inside the building is the Marine Cove featuring hundreds of vibrant marine animals and nearly 5,000 gallons of freshwater and saltwater aquariums. A new shark & stingray touch pool opened spring 2012 .GROUP RATES AVAILABLE

11:00AM

The Outdoor Campus -- Thea Miller Ryan, Director Phone: 605-362-2729 Mobile: 605-357-8357 Email: Thea.Ryan@state.sd.us 4500 S. Oxbow, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 www.outdoorcampus.org The Outdoor Campus and the Sertoma Butterfly House and Purdy Marine Cove are co-located in Sertoma Park and make for a great stop to stretch your legs and get back to nature. It offers two miles of walking trails, SD Outdoor Museum, 3,000 gallon aquarium, bird watching, butterfly garden and so much more. Call for planned group activity options. FREE ADMISSION

12:00PM

Leonardo's Cafe -- Allyson Kasch, Event Coordinator Phone: 605-367-7397 x2363 Email: akasch@washingtonpavilion.org Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0894 LUNCH

1:00PM

Washington Pavilion -- Michele Wellman, Director of Marketing & Communications Phone: 605-367-7397 Ext. 2306 Mobile: 605-321-7636 Email: mwellman@washingtonpavilion.org 301 S. Main, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0984 www.washingtonpavilion.org TOUR The Washington Pavilion is a cultural, educational & entertainment center that houses four areas: 1. CineDome Theater: Large format theater showing adventure films every hour. 2. Visual Arts Center: Seven art galleries of national, regional and South Dakota art. 3. Performing Arts Center: Broadway tours, musicals, dance and more. 4. Science Discover Center: Over 80 hands-on science exhibits.

2:30PM

Pettigrew Home & Museum -- Jill Van Veldhuizen Phone: 605-367-7097 x3031 Email: JVanVeldhu@minnehahacounty.org 131 N Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 www.siouxlandmuseums.com Guided Tour & Browse Gallery-Tour the elegant 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew. Its detailed woodwork, silk damask wall coverings, jeweled glass windows, and


Tour the elegant 1889 Queen Anne style home of South Dakota's first senator, R.F. Pettigrew. Its detailed woodwork, silk damask wall coverings, jeweled glass windows, and authentic furnishings provide a peek into the life of a turn of the century political family. FREE ADMISSION Daily Guided Tours every hour.

4:00PM

Old Courthouse Museum -- Jill Van Veldhuizen Phone: 605-367-4210 x3031 Email: JVanVeldhu@minnehahacounty.org 200 W 6th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 www.siouxlandmuseums.com Welcome & building intro. Tour Exhibits on their own at your leisure. Make time for history at the Old Courthouse Museum. Completed in 1893 with a landmark clock tower, this beautifully restored quartzite building features three floors of permanent and changing interactive historical and science related exhibits. Guided building tours available upon request. Also, offer guided historic walking tours during the summer months. FREE ADMISSION

5:30PM

Sanford POWER Center (Fieldhouse) -2215 W. Pentagon Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 DRIVE BY ONLY--The New Sanford Pentagon is a 160,000-square-foot facility that includes nine basketball courts (six high school regulation, two professional/college practice courts and the "heritage" court). While the entire facility features modern design and amenities, the heritage court located in the center of the building is a premium NBA/college size court with design inspiration reminiscent of 1950's/1960's basketball. The Pentagon will be the epicenter of the Sanford Sports Complex.

6:30PM

Foley's Fish Chop Steakhouse -2507 S. Shirley Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57106 www.foleysrestaurant.com DINNER

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:00AM Prairie Star Gallery - Timeless Indian Art -- John and Linda Boyd, Owners Phone: 605-338-9300 Email: linda.boyd@yahoo.com 207 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 www.prairiestar.com Listen to melodic flutes and softly beating drums; smell dage and sweetgrass. Sojourn in a relaxing, beautiful environment. Feel the energy of local and national indigenous artists. Learn about customs, culture, traditions and lifways of authentic Planins Indian Art. Open 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday, Wednesday-Saturday. Closed Tuesday & Sunday. 10:55AM

St. Joseph Cathedral -523 N. Duluth, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 www.stjosephcathedral.net Completely restored and beautified, the Cathedral boasts Romanesque and French Renaissance architecture. It is one of South Dakota's finest landmarks. Reopened in September 2011 after two years of complete restoration, St. Joseph Cathedral is a wonderful place to tour. Self Guided Tours Daily 9-5 or Guided Tours M-F at 1pm. Please call ahead to arrange special times for groups of 10 or more 605.336.7392.

11:00AM

SculptureWalk -Downtown, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 www.sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com


Stroll through downtown taking in SculptureWalk, an exciting exhibit of sculptures displayed year-round. The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit for one year. During the summer, vote for the "People's Choice Award". In September the winning sculpture will be announced and purchased for the city to keep on permanent display.

11:45AM

Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation -100 East Sixth Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104-5929 www.siouxfalls.org/parks The 19.13 mile trail begins at Falls Park and loops around the city. Walk, jog, bike, or rollerblade your way along the Big Sioux River as it flows through Sioux Falls. The River Greenway offers a paved bike trail that winds through scenic urban and wildlife areas. The trails are maintained in the winter as well, so enjoy a nice crisp winter walk for year-round outdoor enjoyment.

12:30PM

Minerva's Restaurant -301 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0768 www.minervas.net LUNCH


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