This ‘Top 10 Things To Do In Sioux Falls + The Best Place To Stay!’ post was first seen at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. While sponsored by Jellystone, as always, all opinions are my own.
I grew up watching Yogi Bear on tv so when I first heard about Jellystone campgrounds years ago, I really wanted to go. Sadly, I never got around to it…till now! We recently went on a little mini vacation and road trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and stayed at Jellystone Campground. So today, I want to share with you the top 10 things you should do on your next visit to Sioux Falls. While we didn’t have time to see all the sights and experience all the fun; we got lots of recommendations from locals.
Best Place To Stay
When you head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll need to find a place to stay. Our family made our home away from home at Jellystone; a fun little campground.
Welcome to Sioux Falls Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort
For over 25 years, this family owned and operated South Dakota campground and RV Park has been offering some of the best family camping and entertainment in the Sioux Falls, SD region. Close to the city while still being country quiet, this campground is the perfect environment to share fun, family, friends and even some Pic-A-Nic Baskets.
Don’t worry if you don’t have an RV and have no desire to tent it. Jellystone Park also offers cabins!
We stayed in the Ranger Smith Retreat, which is the largest size cabin Jellystone offers. It can sleep up to 10 people! But they also offer several other cabin options for smaller groups with 6 or fewer guests.
Check out a tour of our cabin below:
Amenities And Campground Fun:
Even though you may be planning to cruise around town to hit up the top 10 attractions, you’ll also want to schedule in time to hang out at the campground.
Throughout our stay, we took advantage of a variety of fun and amenities offered at Jellystone Park, Sioux Falls. The playground was a huge draw for us. It’ had plenty to climb, slide, and play on.
Plus, it even featured tetherball! I haven’t played since I was a kid but boy did we have fun with this game. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.
Another huge draw for us was the outdoor heated pool. (The hot tub was closed because of the virus.) The pool featured a zero entry which is really awesome if you have little children. At the deepest, the pool was about 5 feet. Large enough to accommodate a decent amount of guests, everyone had space to swim, splash, and play. One day, we were the first ones in shortly after 9am but as soon as our kiddos began splashing around, others gravitated over too.
One activity they offered was Water Bingo, which was fun. It was low pressure and everyone ended up getting a prize. So happy faces all around; adults too!
The giant jumping pillow can accommodate a lot of people and we visited it several times during our stay. It was a fun activity to burn off energy throughout the day.
Along with your stay at Jellystone comes unlimited mini golf! This was really nice as kids don’t always want to play an entire game so I typically avoid this sport. (I dislike paying for something that we won’t utilize fully.)
The course was laid out nicely and offered a variety of holes and designs. We ended up visiting the Mini Golf course at least 3 or 4 times during our stay.
While this looks a little different right now, they still offer daily crafts at Jellystone. Instead of handing out in the craft building, you just stop by to choose your craft and then return to your cabin, camper, or tent area to complete. Still lots of fun and this was something that all five of our kids took advantage of daily.
Additional Things To Do & Amenities:
- Sand Volleyball
- Bean Bags
- Laser Tag
- Corn Maze (seasonal)
- Themed Weekends
- Recreation Center
- Pedal Cart Rentals
- Golf Cart Rentals
- General Store
- Yogi Bear Gifts & Souvenirs
- & More
And Don’t Forget CAMPFIRES!
As with any camping trip, lots of fun can be had outdoors. We ate outside for almost every meal.
When night falls, it’s a great time to bring out the sparklers! The kids had a great time around the fire waving these fun sticks.
And no camping trip is complete without roasting some marshmallows and enjoying a smore! If you’re looking for some ideas, we’ve shared 25+ Ways To Make S’mores.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay at Jellystone, Sioux Falls and would definitely go back!
Top 10 Things To Do In Sioux Falls
When you take a strip to Sioux Falls, make sure you also visit these fun locations in addition to Jellystone.
So tell me, did I miss anything that you'd recommend in our Top 10 Things To Do In Sioux Falls?