Sanford Health helps restart downtown Sioux Falls trolley

Health system teams up with Lewis Drug and Howalt+McDowell to support service

Nikki Griffin, Stacy Wrightsman and Joe Batcheller

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A beloved tradition of downtown Sioux Falls will make a return to city streets thanks to financial support from three area businesses. Sanford Health, Lewis Drug and Howalt+McDowell, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC have partnered with Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. (DTSF) to financially support the service through the summer of 2022.

“We didn’t think it was going to be possible to operate the downtown trolley service this summer,” said Joe Batcheller, DTSF president. “When Sanford Health stepped up to offer support, it got the ball rolling. We’re so thrilled to have the means to have the trolley service available now and for years to come.”

Trolleys will be available during peak visitor hours through downtown Sioux Falls. The “hop on-hop off” historic tours are $2 for adults, while children 12 and under ride for free.

“We’re always proud to support services in our communities,” said Paul Hanson, Sanford Health executive vice president. “We know how much visitors love the Sioux Falls trolley service and couldn’t be happier to support it.”

Trolleys will operate 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays during the summer. Hours will shift to 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. for September through December. The trolleys will also be available as a shuttle service between downtown and the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for major events throughout the year.

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