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Day 1 – Home to Watertown & Sioux Falls, SD 

Our memorable journey begins today with coffee & a treat at R&J’s very own office – come meet the R&J Family! Then we head down the road to visit a living memorial to one of the most critical times in our nation’s history: WWII. The Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is a showcase of iconic aircraft & ground equipment as well as a tribute to the men and women of The Greatest Generation whose incredible sacrifices during that time shaped the freedom & liberty we enjoy today. Lunch is included here before we travel to Watertown, SD and the world reknowned Redlin Art Center. We will marvel at the imposing colonial style four story brick building supported by 24 granite columns encircling the building. The gallery showcases more than 150 original oil paintings by Terry Redlin (1937-2016), one of the most widely collected painters of wildlife and Americana. A welcome dinner is served at Brazilian Grill before we check into the Hampton Inn in Sioux Falls for three nights. 

Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner 

Hotel: Hampton Inn (3 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Sioux Falls 

Following a hot hotel breakfast, an expert step-on guide will join us as we tour Sioux Falls. Then we enjoy a tour of The Pettigrew Home & Mansion. Pettigrew was South Dakota’s first full-time US Senator. He purchased this 1889 Queen Ann home in 1911 and arranged for this home to be donated to the city upon his death in 1926. Being a seasoned traveler, he collected artifacts all over the world and many of them are on display in this home. Our next stop will be the BronzeAge Art Casting where hot metal equals cool art! We’ll tour the BronzeAge sculpture foundry and learn how an artist’s clay sculpture becomes bronze. We’ll also check out local artwork in the creative gift gallery. Afterwards, we head to over to the Stockyards Ag Museum at Falls Park. Learn the history of the Sioux Falls Stockyard and its impact on the economy of Sioux Falls. Then we explore Falls Park, a special 123-acre park featuring triple waterfalls, visitors center, a five story observation tower, the Falls Overlook Café, and historic ruins located on the banks of the Big Sioux River. Our lunch will be enjoyed at the Falls Overlook Café. Next up is a tour of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, which stands tall above the Sioux Falls skyline. This Romanesque & French Renaissance structure was built from 1915-1918. We will return to our hotel to relax & freshen up. Tonight dinner is at fantastic Minerva’s in downtown Sioux Falls. You will love it and be glad it is an included meal! Afterwards, stroll the Sculpture Walk on a self-guided tour and shop in the unique downtown stores. Grab a sweet treat at CH Patisserie, a wonderful French Patisserie on Phillips Avenue. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

 

Day 3 – Sioux Falls 

We will start our day after a hot breakfast by heading to the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. This serene 155-acres features colorful remnants, stone quarries, rail lines, building foundations & more. Our tour will explain interesting facts about Sioux Falls’ early days and the impact the quarry had on the beginning of the city. Lunch is served at Josiah’s before we’re treated to a fascinating tour of the McCrossen Boys Ranch. For more than 61 years, McCrossen Boys Ranch has changed the lives of many young troubled boys between the ages of 9-20, who have experienced conflict in their lives. Through values and dedicated staff, they prepare boys to live a balanced life outside the Ranch. A very effective part of the program is the use of horses in the therapy & counseling. Next we travel to Roundhouse Trackless Trains in Hartford, where construction of mini trackless trains for children & adults takes place. These trains are sold all over the US; it’s even possible you’ve ridden in one! Then we will have some free time to shop downtown before we head back to Falls Park to enjoy live music! Food trucks are available for dinner on your own or you may choose to dine again at Falls Overlook Café. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 4 – Sioux Falls 

After breakfast we will tour Stensland Family Farms, giving us a close up look at their dairy operation, creamery, and store – which of course carries their homemade ice cream, cheese curds & more! Then we drive to the beautiful, interactive visitors center at Good Earth State Park, South Dakota’s newest state park. Good Earth at Blood Run is a National Historic Landmark because the ever abundant wildlife and fertile flood plain made the area a crossroads of Native American Civilization. Lunch is served at Looks Marketplace before we head north to enjoy a guided tour at U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resourses Observation & Science Center (EROS), which houses the largest computer complexes in the entire Department of the Interior. Then we continue towards home, thinking fondly of Experiencing Sioux Falls! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,199
Single: $1,429
Triple: $1,129
Quad: $1,089

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $85

Travel Bucks

$25 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

No

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

9 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 84°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
56°
Minneapolis, Mn
51°
Experiencing Sioux Falls
Motorcoach Departure Date:
06/27/2023
Motorcoach Return Date:
06/30/2023

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Tour Highlights

3 Nights in Sioux Falls
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Redlin Art Center & Gallery
Guided Tour of Sioux Falls - South Dakota’s largest city
Good Earth State Park
Falls Park featuring Triple Falls of the Big Sioux River, Falls Overlook Café, & Live Music
BronzeAge Art Casting
Stockyards Ag Museum
Pettigrew Mansion
Cathedral of Saint Joseph
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
McCrossen Boys Ranch
Minerva’s Steakhouse
Roundhouse Trackless Trains
Stensland Family Farms Tour
USGS EROS Data Center



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
56°
Minneapolis, Mn
51°
Experiencing Sioux Falls
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 84°
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