Outdoor Campus of South Dakota

IMG_3102Sioux Falls, South Dakota has so many fun and unusual things for folks to do, see, and explore. We thought The Outdoor Campus in South Sioux Falls was extraordinary.

This is a refreshingly wonderful appropriation of tax dollars from hunting and fishing licenses and other avenues that provides an admission-free center for visitors of all ages to learn about and enjoy outdoor skills and activities. Endless programs and classes along with a museum and walking trails offer a multitude of ways for folks to enjoy the great outdoors including birding programs, fish cleaning, game cleaning, outdoor clubs, kayak club, outdoor skills classes and a team building center, just to name a few. Both drop ins and scheduled programs are offered.

The night we visited we took part in a family-style barbecue and learned to make ice cream (campfire style) in recycled coffee containers.

This outdoor lover’s treasure is an absolute “must see.” Outdoor Campus is a wealth of information and activities geared to all ages and is a true gem and breath of fresh air to see such a well planned program so dedicated to our nation’s natural resources and to conserving the great outdoors through education and action.

Sioux Falls is an extraordinary destination where wonderfully warm and welcoming people open their hearts and minds to share a little bit of heritage and magic with visitors from around the globe. Sioux Falls is not only a part of the Great Plains but a part of the Great Couples Destinations of the World.