Sometime soon you'll be able to add one more thing to your "to-do list" when you pack up the fam and head north to visit the Twin Cities.

Minnesota has designs to start building one of the largest indoor water parks in North America.

Once completed, this new massive indoor water park called "Mystery Cove" that will be located across the street from the JW Marriott will actually be attached to both the Marriott and the Mall of America via a skyway. Which will be ultra-convenient during the bitter cold winter months that seem to run about half the year in Minnesota, right?

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According to a website for the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, the original idea for this state-of-the-art water park has been in the works for some time. It was first mentioned back in March of 2018. At that time, the plan was to start construction in 2020. Ongoing conversations regarding the project continued for the next couple of years, and then, BAM! The pandemic hit, and everything in the world came to a standstill.

Well, here we are in March of 2022, construction still hasn't started, however, plans are still underway to open Mystery Cove.

The topic was brought up again during a recent Bloomington City Council meeting. Where council members took a deep dive, (no pun intended) into the cost, and the particulars of the water park project.

Mystery Cove Waterpark
City of Bloomington

According to the notes from the city council meeting, the hope is to construct a water park that will be roughly 250,000 square feet and when finished, will have an admission price that will be very similar to the Kalahari Indoor Water Park located in Wisconsin Dells.

Hopefully, sometime in the not too distant future, it sounds like you'll need to pack your swimming suit the next time you make the trek to the Mall of America. Regardless of the time of the year!

Source: Bloomington City Council


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!

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