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.
- 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)
Where in the World is Sioux Falls?