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Follow the links below to download information about each of our major mission areas.

  • To nurture connections between plants, people, past and present, in an inspiring natural setting that invites discovery.

  • When nature is preserved, so is our story.

  • The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site is a community treasure. A living exhibition of important tree species, a gathering place and beautiful escape, it’s a space to explore something new or to be reacquainted with a familiar story–your own.

  • Perhaps the most important mission of the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site is to share our passion for nature with the future stewards of our land. Fostering a child’s interest in nature is the best way to preserve our investment.

  • While the benefits of the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site are many, the initial concept grew out of a hope and desire to foster an appreciation for the role of trees in nature.

  • Mary Jo Wegner felt closer to life when she was outside. A believer in the Arboretum project, she helped the city of Sioux Falls plant the seed. It's up to us now to nurture the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site into its fullest potential.

  • The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site isn't just about recreating history, it's about honoring it. Reviving native trees and habitats as well as preserving settlers' impact on East Sioux Falls is our way of bringing you closer to your roots.