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Good Earth State Park at Blood Run South Dakota

Falls Park, Sioux Falls South Dakota

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Sioux Falls was founded in 1856.  Here is the city's website with some local history: VisitSiouxFalls.com

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It's been nearly six years since I exited the interstate to head north to Fargo, where I visited in the summer of 2008.   I didn't explore Sioux Falls at that time.  But, I missed out on a lot I see because this is a city with an interesting history. 

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I have a phobia about rushing water.  The sound of the falls was overwhelming and loud.  It is a beautiful place but I didn't want to stay long! 

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We went up on the observation tower to look at the falls.

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And...I don't think this would be a problem.  I spent a few minutes up here and was ready to get back on the ground.

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A statue of the buffalo. 

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This is a neat place to stop.  A beautiful park. 

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You could stand and feel the rushing water.

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I wasn't about to take my camera to get wet, my sister took a photo of me taking a photo of the falls with my phone. 

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Kids playing on the rocks near the water in the park.

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We weren't at the park very long, after a long day we were tired and ready to find a hotel.  I'm glad we drove down because it was cool and rainy the next morning.

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I love traveling and finding things I don't expect.  It's also interesting going places where you don't have a preconcieved notion of what is there.  So if you get the chance head to Sioux Falls.   Of course this river is a big reason we were in Sioux Falls as we looked to visit Good Earth State Park at Blood Run the next day. 

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Meredith99

Looking at these photos makes me feel like I'm really there! One of these days I need to get out to Yellowstone and see the geysers and the wildlife. I'm the kind of person who loves to travel as long as I don't have to fly in a plane when I can get away from working at http://creativebuilding.com/. Thanks for sharing!

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