Sioux Falls’ beauty extends beyond Falls Park

Sioux Falls Park The Big Sioux River flexes its muscles as it flows through Sioux Falls’ Falls Park. It starts in northeastern South Dakota and runs for 419 miles before joining the Missouri River near the Iowa-South Dakota border. In the meantime, the river provides a beautiful setting for Sioux Falls’ popular park, with a […]

Sioux Falls memorializes USS South Dakota; most decorated battleship in World War II

The USS South Dakota was the most decorated American ship during World War II. The battleship participated in every major naval battle in the Pacific Theater. It’s memorialized in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota was decommissioned in 1962 and sold for scrap. So, instead of having an opportunity to figure out how to haul a […]

Local choices highlight Sioux Falls dining

Finding the right local places to eat can be challenging. In Sioux Falls, we knew one place we were going to check out – the Phillips Avenue Diner. We ate there years ago. Lisa and I remembered we liked it. We arrived for a late dinner. Nothing sounded really good to me. No burger. No […]

Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion combines art and science

Sioux Fall’s Washington Pavilion is a mixed use facility. Visitors can take in art, a movie or check out the science museum. Our favorite section was the Visual Arts Center. It offered an array of artwork, including Native American, dioramas and a couple of special exhibits. As you approach the arts center, you’re greeted by […]

Sioux Falls Old Courthouse Museum looks at life on the prairie

The clock tower stands head and shoulders above most everything in downtown Sioux Falls. Built in 1890, the Old Courthouse once was the center of Minnehaha County government. It housed county offices until it proved too small in 1962. The beauty of this Romanesque design, built with native quartzite, was almost lost. Initial plans called […]

Sioux Falls Cathedral stands tall; serves as guide for locals

St. Joseph Cathedral serves as the spiritual guidance for members of the Sioux Falls Catholic diocese. The cathedral, completed in 1918 after a three-year construction project, serves as the primary place of worship in the city. The cathedral stands tall above the city’s downtown skyline. The cathedral was constructed in a Romanesque and French renaissance […]

Sioux Falls Sheraton hotel provides wonderful stay

Our visit to the Sioux Falls Sheraton Hotel was the second time we stayed there. The first time was several years ago. During our recent visit to the city, we again had the pleasure of staying at the Sheraton. Its appearance may have changed over the years, but the quality we expected remains the norm. […]

Endangered rhinos, natural history top our visit to Sioux Falls zoo

Sioux Falls is home to a small, but nice zoo. The Great Plains Zoo  is paired with a natural history museum to give visitors an interesting look at animal life. The zoo occupies about 45 acres. The Delbridge Museum offers a look at about 150 mounted animals from around the world. The Sioux Falls zoo […]

Japanese Gardens add to the beauty of Sioux Falls

What do Japan and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, have in common? Quick answer would probably be very little. However, if you take a closer look, you’ll see that Japanese art has influenced one city park. Terrace Park is home to the Shoto-Teien Japanese Gardens. The gardens were the creation of Joe Maddox in the 1920s-30s. […]

Enjoy a walk in downtown Sioux Falls

We enjoy checking out downtown areas when we travel. Sioux Falls has made its downtown a great attraction with the addition of a sculpture walk and some cool storefronts. The sculpture walk features more than 50 statues along Phillips Avenue. The sculpture walk celebrated its 12th anniversary this year. It offers a range of styles […]

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