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Are you looking for ways to maximize the time that you have with your children? Do you want to create fun memories that will last your entire life? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about fun things to do in Sioux Falls with kids.

Doing so can help you get several different ideas on the value that moving to or visiting Sioux Falls can offer you. You'll have ideas that benefit the entire family.

See below for an in-depth guide on several fun things you can do and why you should live in Sioux Falls if you don't already!

1. Butterfly House and Aquarium

Nothing makes for a better family event than something jaw-dropping, unique, and slightly educational—although, the kids can't know that last part!

The Butterfly House and Aquarium is an incredible place to go. When you walk into the Butterfly House, you'll be greeted by countless butterflies floating around, showing off the beauty of both nature and the circle of life.

After walking around the Butterfly House, you can make your way over to the other end to look at the aquarium. This proudly displays marine life that's both native and foreign to Sioux Falls waters. 

South Dakota is forever bound to its beautiful nature, and the Butterfly House and Aquarium encapsulate that very well!

2. Wild Water West Waterpark

Perhaps nothing is more enjoyable for kids than splashing around and having a good time. Sioux Falls summers get pretty hot, so it's the perfect weather for hitting up a pool.

The Wild Water West Waterpark is a great change of pace from the typical swimming pool. There are water attractions for every age. There's a baby pool, wave pool, water slides, tube rides, and a lazy river!

Even better, this waterpark has many other attractions outside of the water. Even if your family isn't wild about water, you can enjoy things like go-karts, arcade games, and rides. There are even places for the parents to freshen up with a tasty alcoholic beverage... they truly thought of everything!

3. Bike Trails

Some of you are looking for year-round fun for the family; You know, a go-to spot that you can rely on whenever the kiddos get a little too rambunctious. Somewhere that the entire family can burn off some pent-up energy.

In Sioux Falls, that place is the Sioux Falls bike trails! They span the length of 30 miles and offer some of the most jaw-dropping and inspiring sights in the entire region. Some of the best views are around the Falls park area.

There's no shortage of other entertainment along the trail as well. You park your bike to stop into other museums, shops, and malls down the way. It encompasses the magic of living in Sioux Falls.

4. Great Plains Zoo

Every child should have great memories of visiting the Zoo; it's one of the most timeless forms of family entertainment! It's the chance to learn about and see exotic creatures in real life.

There is no shortage of incredible animals at the Great Plains Zoo, that's for sure. They have all of the favorites, such as giraffes, rhinos, bears, big cats, flamingos, and more. One of their crown jewels is the endangered animals that they raise and protect.

This zoo prides itself on having more than 1,000 animals for guests to behold. They also have attractions like theaters and carousels to break up the walking.

5. Sioux Falls Stadium

Seriously... can you ever truly enjoy summer without taking a few nights out to the ballpark? You can relive the magic of a classic, old-timey baseball park by making it out to Sioux Falls Stadium.

According to their website, the stadium is one of the oldest ballparks in its entire league at 51 years old (and counting). It's home to the Sioux Falls Canaries of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

This ballpark is constantly running fun family promotions and cost-friendly options. They have season tickets, party decks, suites, and even a 605 Ninja Kids Club if you're interested!

6. Good Earth State Park

Once again, we're insinuating that you visit an attraction that flaunts the natural beauty of Sioux Falls, SD. 

This state park has many different activities that you can engage in, such as birdwatching, hiking, and biking; but your family can just set up a picnic as well!

There are many different rivers and forms of wildlife to explore. You can gain more knowledge about the park by visiting the on-site museum.

7. Great Bear Ski Valley

For those of you that are avid snow sporters (or aspiring ones), you need to check out the Great Bear Ski Valley. 

Newbies, don't let your lack of equipment deter you. They have rentals available for any winter sport you want to partake in. There are many different trails you can enjoy, some so high that you need a lift to get to the top!

Guys and girls of all ages will enjoy this incredible experience. Nothing beats flying down the slopes for as long as you can! Try it once and we guarantee this will become a frequent family activity.

Enjoy These Fun Things to Do in Sioux Falls With Kids

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on some of the most fun things to do in Sioux Falls with kids, be sure to knock off all the locations on this list.

Take the time to read this article for more information on which house size is right for you in Sioux Falls. To get started, be sure to call Aaron Rietsema directly at 605-521-1608 and we will be happy to assist you further.

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