Sioux Falls, South Dakota

It’s an interesting question…why do many cities with “Falls” in the name not have waterfalls in the city? For some cities, it might be that there used to be a waterfall there, but a dam or something of the sort is hiding the falls. Or it could be somebody just liked the name? Sioux Falls is one of the cities that DOES have a waterfall in its boundaries, and you should check it out.

I arrived in Sioux Falls at the airport, and it wasn’t a difficult drive to get to the Sioux Falls park. Some colleagues and I ate at a restaurant that ended up being pretty close by. There are a number of parking areas, so it can be a bit of a shot in the dark about which of them might be full on a busy day.

Sioux Falls has a few minor drops before plunging over in its biggest drop along the river. It was a beautiful day in Sioux Falls, so it was a pleasure to explore the area. It doesn’t take long to visit the park, though there are a number of other points of interest in or near the park.


  1. There are so many different ways to get to the park that I’m going to suggest you direct yourself via GPS. You can see a map of the park below. Parking is available on both sides of the park off of Phillips Avenue or Weber Avenue. It is free to visit the park.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 50′ total (with largest drop at 25′)
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip (there is a bit of walking involved)


Sioux Falls in July 2017

Where in the World is Sioux Falls?


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