If you use North Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls regularly, you're going to need to come up with a solid Plan B in the not-so-distant future.

The area is about to be impacted by overlapping projects which will require some lane closures and even a complete shutdown at one point.

It all starts on April 22 when the rail crossing on Minnesota Avenue will replaced by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. During that time, Minnesota Avenue south of Algonquin Street will be closed for about one week.

During the closure, traffic will be rerouted through the industrial area via Blackhawk Street, A Avenue, and Algonquin Street.

Minnesota Ave Construction

While that is happening, the outside northbound and southbound lanes on North Minnesota Avenue will be intermittently closed from Russell Street to Benson Road to allow construction crews to perform storm drainage repairs. Traffic will always be maintained in the inside driving lanes. This project is anticipated to be completed in about three weeks.

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Drivers to and from the Sioux Falls Regional Airport are encouraged to use the traffic detour from Russell Street through Blackhawk Street, A Avenue, and Algonquin Street or come from the north via 60th Street North and Minnesota Avenue.

The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

Gallery Credit: Karla Brown - KKRC

Did You Know That This Is The Oldest House In Sioux Falls?

The Phillips House, Oldest House In Sioux Falls

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

Taking Time to See: Whittier Neighborhood Park Mural in Sioux Falls

I've lived in Sioux Falls for over a decade, and one of the many things I like about this town is that it's big enough that there is always something new to see.

I'm an eastsider and drive-by Meldrum Park on 6th street several times a week. It's a showcase of the best of Sioux Falls; often full of family gatherings, kids playing, and sports; it's a true neighborhood park.

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