Unlike many of the other frontier camps in South Dakota, Sioux Falls isn’t just another “Old West” town. In fact visitors may be surprised by the unique styles of architecture that can be seen in this city. Much of the growth actually took part in the early 20th century and much of Sioux Falls resembles the typical small town of the Upper Midwest.

There are plenty of other examples from its earlier days as well. These include the Old Courthouse Museum, which has been restored to its glorious past. The 1890’s Richardsonian Romanesque building features an 1893 clock town, and the building was constructed of native pink quartzite. For the era the building would have been an impressive sight, with the clock tower being among the highest structures in town. Since 1974 it has been a museum, dedicated to the history of the Siouxland region. The nearby St. Joseph Cathedral evokes a European style design, which blends the Romanesque and French Renaissance designs. This 1918 cathedral is one of the region’s most recognizable landmarks.

From the past to the modern, you can see a range of unique artistic displays in the city’s SculptureWalk, which is an annual, and rotating display of sculptures in the city Pavilion near the Sioux Falls. Visitors can vote on the various works, and the winning sculpture is purchased and put on display with the city’s permanent collection.