Dell Rapids, South Dakota is a small community of 3,650 people found along the Big Sioux River, just west of I-29. We are a short 20 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city.
Dell Rapids is rich in history dating back to 1871. Our historic district consists of 39 buildings on Main Street, the towns primary business center. The most striking factor of the district is the use of rose colored quartzite as a facing material on almost all buildings. The majority of the buildings were built before 1903 and several have been restored to their turn of the century elegance, offering unique gifts, entertainment, and dining opportunities.
We have two great schools in our community. We are home to Dell Rapids’ Public School and Dell Rapids’ St Mary Catholic School.
We have many amenities to keep our residents busy. We have two city parks, both baseball and softball fields, a public swimming pool, a public library, and several businesses and restaurants.
Every year, the Chamber of Commerce hosts several town celebration events. We hold an Easter Egg hunt, a summer event entitled “Quarry Days” in June, and a Christmas celebration entitled “Christmas At the Dells” held during the first weekend of December. These are just a few of the fun activities hosted by the Chamber.
We take pride in our town and invite you to visit sometime soon!