Going to a sleepover was always a big deal when you were a kid. It was a chance to get away from your parents for one night and to spend some time with your friends. Believe it or not, adults still have sleepovers, but they get a little wild...especially when bears and monkeys are around. Oh my!

It's truly difficult to imagine what could be better than spending a summer day at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, however what if you were given chance to extend the fun past normal business hours? Well, you along with your family and friends, can now keep the party going with the animals at the Great Plains Zoo all night long!

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The Great Plains Zoo is offering visitors multiple opportunities during the summer months to explore the zoo after hours into the wee hours of the morning. These activities include educational programs called Zoo Camp Outs and After Dark Adventures.

Zoo Camp Outs and After Dark Adventures are exciting opportunities for families and friends. Whether you're looking for unique animal encounters or to simply spend a night under the stars, these programs at the Great Plains Zoo are sure to provide new and amazing zoo experiences. Zoo Camp Outs and After Dark Adventures can be dedicated to kids and families or just an evening filled with adventure for adults.

I remember when my Girl Scout troop would visit the zoo for nighttime field trips. It was always exciting to observe the animals at night and witness their nightly routines. The zoo staff even allowed us to feed some animals. These camp outs taught my fellow Girl Scouts and me about the lives of the animals outside of the normal visiting hours.

You can click here to find out more information about sleepover events happening at the Great Plains Zoo! And remember...try not to wake up the big, sleeping cats.

Tour of the 2022 Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle

The 9th Annual Downtown Burger Battle begins January 1, 2022 and runs through the entire month.

This year there are 27 participating restaurants. I hope you have some stretchy pants!


If you've never participated in the Downtown Burger Battle, this is how it works:











  1. Review the participating restaurants and their burgers
  2. Make sure you check their schedule and hours before you go
  3. Go to one of the restaurants
  4. Eat the burger
  5. Use the DTSF Digital Passport to vote and rate the burger
  6. Repeat 26 more times
  7. And you could win prizes
  8. And you help one downtown restaurant win the Burger Battle and reign supreme for one whole year!
Voting criteria consist of patty, creativity, toppings, bun, and customer service.

See Some of Sioux Falls' Beautiful Murals [PHOTOS]

I was in Canton, SD, and I happened upon a new mural.

It was really cool and that got me thinking that I know of a few murals in Sioux Falls, but I bet there's more than I realize. So, I put it out on social media for the people of Sioux Falls to tell me where all the murals are!

A few of them I had never seen, or never even been to that part of town, and a few of them, I drive by all the time and never noticed!

I know a few businesses have murals inside their establishments, but I decided to keep it to murals that are totally open for the public to see. No need to be 21!

So, here we go! Let's check out some of Sioux Falls' murals.
Did I miss one? Let me know!

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