Sioux Falls was founded in 1856. Here is the city's website with some local history: VisitSiouxFalls.com
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.
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!
We went up on the observation tower to look at the falls.
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.
A statue of the buffalo.
This is a neat place to stop. A beautiful park.
You could stand and feel the rushing water.
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.
Kids playing on the rocks near the water in the park.
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.
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.