Visitor season is here!

buildings at Falls Park

According to an official with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, this winter was the eighth worst winter in South Dakota history. If you’re anything like me, I stopped wearing my winter coat in March as a protest but it turned out Mother Nature still had plans for my parka.

Luckily, it feels like things have finally turned and there are some sure signs that spring and summer are right around the corner!

Mowers are Buzzing

The amazing staff with the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation department are out mowing at Falls Park! The grass has been greening up and after a few recent rains, it was time for the first cut of the season.

Summer hours are here at the museum

With the change in the seasons comes a change in hours at the Stockyards Ag Experience museum. On May 1, we expand our daily operating hours and days of the week we are open! We love visitor season and are ready to welcome guests from all over the world to our corner of Falls Park.

Foam in River

While this sign isn’t as exciting, the Parks crew has posted up signs warning visitors to stay away from the foam that churns up in the Falls this time of year. This is a great reminder to be safe when visiting the park and to make sure and follow all posted signage. The Falls are a powerful landmark and should be treated with respect.

Field Trips galore

Spring and summer are our busiest season for student groups to tour the museum. Summer care programs, daycares and youth clubs visit us for different educational experiences. We always have capacity to host more groups, so if you’re looking for something new for your group, check out our online scheduling page.

Farmers Market Begins

One of the surest signs the seasons have changed? Our friends at Falls Park Farmers Market are back! Starting on May 6, the market is open on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. If you’ve never visited, you are in for an amazing morning of food, music and community.

We hope you’re noticing signs of spring and summer where you’re at and that you’ll make a visit to the Stockyards Ag Experience museum this summer!