Into the Pit: Quarry Tour

July 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am

Quarry TourTake a Trip Into the Pit of a Concrete Materials this Summer!

Climb aboard and join the Siouxland Heritage Museums and Concrete Materials for a trip Into the Pit! Into the Pit Quarry Tours will return on July 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 29 and August 3, 5, 17, 24, 26, 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Minnehaha County has a long history in the quarry industry. From the boom towns of the 1800s to today, quarrying has played a key role for the Sioux Falls area.  Although much has changed, many things remain the same, and quarrying still takes place in Minnehaha County.

All bus tours will depart from the Irene Hall Museum Resource Center at 4300 N. Westport Avenue.  Tours are free and guaranteed to provide payloads of interesting information. Museum staff will share a historical perspective, and Concrete Materials’ staff will discuss the current techniques of a modern quarry. Reservations are required, and tours can fill quickly. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Those wishing to attend must call 367-4210 to register beginning May 3rd. Only four spots are allowed per reservation.