Sioux Falls Homes Real Estate News


May 1, 2019

Oh My! Tigers, Rhinos and Bears Are Living in Sioux Falls

Animals from around the world thrive while living in Sioux Falls. Over a hundred species dot the landscape of the Great Plains Zoo spanning almost 50 acres. Exhibits are state of the art and divided by geographical zones.

Black bears, brown bears, red wolves and American bison roam about the North American exhibit. Nearby in the African Savannah giraffes stick their neck out. Packs of African wild dogs keep an eye on Eastern black rhinoceros and Grevy’s zebras. Amur tigers and snow leopards are center stage in the Asian Cats habitat. The chitter chatter can get pretty loud when visiting the primates. Birds of a feather preen and fluff for their guests. A rainbow of colors are proudly displayed by scarlet macaws, flamingos, blue-bellied rollers, eclectus parrots and red-crested cardinals.

Monkey Around on Sioux Falls Property

Various attractions mix it up on this Sioux Falls property. The Savannah Express Train chugs about the African Savannah zone. On board passengers get background information and a behind the scenes glimpse of all the animals. Over in the Hy-Vee-Face-to-Face Farm kids of all ages interact with friendly animals. Alpaca, rare breed goats and Jacob sheep all wait for handouts of tasty feed. The Sanford Carousel has plenty of favorite critters to ride on including horses, zebras, panda bears, an elephant and even a rooster!

Conservation is key to survival of the world’s wildlife. Two dozen endangered species are living in Sioux Falls at the Great Plains Zoo. Educational efforts place them in the spotlight. Workshops and day camps teach youngsters about animal species, habitats and science. Programs are open to kids from preschoolers to teens. The littlest learners benefit from a preschool friendly curriculum. Teens who have an avid interest in the zoo can register to become a Junior ZooKeeper. And, the ZooMobile brings animal ambassadors out and about into the public eye.

The Great Plains Zoo is open everyday making spontaneous trips more than possible. Download a copy of the park map to pre-plan excursions. Take some time to monkey around.


Posted in News
May 1, 2019

Brandon Real Estate Strikes Back at Hunger

When hunger strikes Brandon real estate residents fight back. Favorite restaurants in town have what it takes to cure hearty appetites. A variety of eateries cater to all kinds of palates leaving diners satisfied yet hungry for more.

There’s high energy at 212 The Boiling Point. Folks put the pedal to the medal to attend live streaming of Sprint Car Racing on Saturday evenings. Big screen televisions are expertly placed for diners to get all the best angles of the action. Cheers ring out for drivers in the winner's circles while sympathy is readily relayed for racers with bruised egos and dented cars. It’s not just about the cars though. The 212 showcases all the big games from MLB to NFL. The menu is worth celebrating over too. Nightly food and drink specials create a following of regular customers.

Head on Over to Brandon Property for Dinner

Around the corner there’s plenty of action happening at Tailgators Grill and Bar. Family owned and operated the food here is big on taste. The menu aims to please with lunch and dinner selections. Friends get things started with appetizers such as beer battered onion rings and spinach artichoke dip. Sandwiches, salads and small plate menu options are perfect for noontime meals. When the dinner bell rings many settle down for a juicy steak and baked potato. A mouthwatering children’s menu pleases kids in the group as well.

Certain Brandon real estate restaurants add a little fire to the flavor. El Tapatio is a popular place to go to spice it up. Authentic cuisine fills the menu while south of the border sounds fill the air. Margaritas and Mexican beers are lifted with light hearted spirit while friends converse easily over chips and salsa. Read rave reviews from TripAdvisor here.

Those with rumbling tummies follow head on over to Brandon property restaurants. Whatever the mood calls for there’s a local kitchen cooking it up. Come on in and ask what’s for dinner.


Posted in News
May 1, 2019

Madison Property Takes You Back in Time

History is revived on Madison property at Prairie Village. Dozens of old fashioned buildings set the scene of a robust Main Street during the turn of the century. Folks wander through the village and explore the simplistic setting of times gone by. This historical South Dakota gem gives a glimpse of what life was like when people were unplugged and far from reach from today’s technology.

The buildings are a true treasure. Over a century old, the Lawrence Welk Opera House stands tall and proud. Still functional, special events are often held in this wonderful place. Services are still frequent the Junius Church first established in 1906. Congregations worship together at 8 a.m. during the summer months. View the Old Madison and Wentworth Hotels to see how folks found boarding rooms in the 1800’s. When guests booked these rooms it was for a dollar a night and 20 cents per meal. Children from Madison homes love to peek into the Prairie School. It’s hard to imagine how first graders through eighth graders all learned together, but amazingly they did!

Unplug and Unwind Near Madison Homes

Just a bit west of Madison property limits the Village sits on over 100 acres and welcomes seasonal campers from April until October. Many pitch a tent and sleep under the beauty of the South Dakota stars. There are plenty of spots with RV hookups to choose from too. Campground perks include electricity, shower access and an RV dump ground. Also for those who can’t stay unplugged for long there is a wifi access area to check in on social media. While reservations are not required they are recommended as campsites fill up quickly.

Special events are perfect times for visits. Crowds eagerly anticipate the annual Steam Threshing Jamboree. held in August. Three days of fun include train rides, truck and tractor pulls and steam and horse threshing. Treasure hunting is accomplished in the huge flea market. Plenty of food is on hand to satisfy hungry patrons. And, there’s even a pie eating competition for those with a sweet tooth and a competitive nature. Other favorite happenings include the Prairie Valley Pageant, Northern Bull Riding Tour, Railroad Days and Madison Car Show.


Posted in News
July 31, 2017

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