Founded in 1856, Sioux Falls is the biggest city in all of South Dakota. It is located adjacent to the magnificent falls on the Big Sioux River. The city is packed with sumptuous food choices, attractive parks, and a variety of exciting attractions. Make sure you do not miss the best spots of Sioux City. Here are some of the things you can do in the colorful city of Sioux Falls.
The falls is a 123-acre park surrounding the Big Sioux River. It has been the primary source of life in the city for years. The remnants of the Queen Bee Mill are located on the east part of the river. The Falls Park offers 19-mile walking trails where visitors can go biking and hiking. By walking through the trails, you can make a full tour of the city.
The Old Courthouse Museum was established between1889 and 1893 and the first Minnehaha County courthouse. The museum is built with native Sioux quartzite stone, which used to be a top choice for building materials during the late 19th century. The museum offers a lot of pleasing features such as the granite pillars, stained glass windows, fireplaces made of tiles.
Tourists can watch a variety of butterfly species in Sertoma Butterfly House's flight room. The Butterfly House's temperature is maintained at 80 degrees to keep all the 800 butterflies living here in good shape. Butterflies in Sertoma Butterfly House are from Asia, Africa, Australia, and America.
You can see the USS South Dakota on West 12th Street with all its exhibits of historical items from the momentous battleship. The construction of the ship started in 1939 and was inaugurated in 1942. It served as the main ship of its type and was used in World War II. Some parts of the vessel were preserved as memorabilia while other parts were sold for cash after having put out of operation.
Renowned architect Emmanuel Louis Masqueray planned the design of the Catholic cathedral. However, he died even before the cathedral was finished. The construction of the cathedral was completed in 1919. The Cathedral of Saint Joseph holds concerts every once in a while. These concerts are open to everyone, as well as non-Catholics.
This public park on West Bailey Street is built to honor the history of the military in the local area. Launched in 2006, the park includes attractions like sculptures, gardens, historical displays, walking trails, and military memorial.
This restaurant is overlooking a scenic view of falls. The cafe's location used to be a hydroelectric power plant for the Sioux Falls Light and Power Company. Falls Overlook Café is an excellent choice for people who want to relax and appreciate the view. Their menu includes sandwiches and salads and freshly-cooked soups. Visitors can also see historical displays in the building.