Posted by: RasmaSandra | October 11, 2020

Touring Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is a city in the U.S. state of South Dakota, The city is right by the Big Sioux River which is a tributary of the Missouri River.

Falls Park is home to the magnificent triple waterfall the city was named after Sioux Falls. The waterfall is created by the Big Sioux River and makes a wonderful natural display. Besides the waterfall other interesting things

to do in the park are to see the historic Queen Bee Mill.

There is also an information center with a five-story observation tower. When you want to relax you can head for the Overlook Cafe serving lunch and dinner and offering live music on Fridays.

The 19-mile Big Sioux River and Recreation Trail and Greenway stretches in both directions from Falls Park. Within the park are sculptures and historic displays as well as playgrounds, beaches, and a water fountain.

On Saturdays you’ll find a Farmers Market between May and October with fresh produce and artisan crafts.

Sculpture Walk stretches through downtown Sioux Falls. The artistic installations continually rotate and you can find over 50 new sculptures each year.

You can also explore the fine shops, restaurants, and hotels in this area. Take the time to look through the art galleries and antique shops too.

The Old Courthouse Museum has found its home in a building from the 19th century. The displays help you to learn about the history of the region, There are larger-than-life murals on the walls and many different artifacts, You can take part in events like the concert series, Halloween parties, and Victorian tea lecture.

Good Earth State Park is located 10 miles southeast of downtown Sioux Falls. It is part of the larger Blood Run National Landmark and one of the oldest sites of human habitation in the country. For hundreds of years indigenous cultures and local tribes would gather at Blood Run and trade goods. This is one of the best state parks in South Dakota. It has interpretive trails. There is an information center with a lot of information about the local area. The hiking trails are scenic and offer great views of the Big Sioux River.

The Great Plains Zoo has over 1,000 animals. You can enjoy seeing such animals as snow monkeys, Amur tigers, and Eastern black rhinos.

You can have a ride on the Sandord Carousel or visit the exhibits at the Delbridge Museum of Natural History, The zoo is open all year with different activities each season, You can take a break and relax at The Maasai Market Cafe.

The Big Sioux Recreation Area is located ten miles east of Sioux Falls on the banks of the Big Sioux River. You can enjoy rolling prairies and woodlands, Visitors can hike the woodland trails or even play around of golf at the 18-hole disc golf course. You can have overnight adventures at any of the 50 campsites or three cabins, There is a place to set up a tent or park an RV. Amenities include restroom and hot showers.

The U.S.S. South Dakota Battleship Memorial commemorates the ship that was a widely decorated battleship WW II. Visitors can see the various exhibits and get interpretive information,.

The grounds are nice to visit with features that have been made to resemble a naval vessel, The memorial is open from May to September.

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph looms over the Sioux Falls skyline. The cathedral attracts many visitors and self guided and guided tours are available, There are scheduled times for Mass. It’s magnificence will astound you.

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  1. […] Touring Sioux Falls […]

    • Thank you very much it’s appreciated.

  2. I loved the cascade (waterfall.)

    • I am glad you liked the waterfall Lea. Best photo I could find,

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