Falls Park

Falls Park, Sioux Falls: Hours, Address, Falls Park Reviews: 4.5/5

1:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Park with waterfalls where the river flows over many tiers of Sioux quartzite.
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BadCoKCMO
Kansas City, MO58 contributions
Jun 2021
While we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Falls Park, it wasn’t what we had built it up to be – only because of Mother Nature. June 2021 the area was experiencing a heat wave and drought (highs near 100). The falls were beautiful and impressive, but not what they could have been or what we had seen in photographs & brochures. We must have looked haggard when we stepped into the air conditioning of the Gift Shop – because an employee apologized for the excessive heat they were experiencing. We arrived early in the morning and spent time walking the paved trails around the park, taking photos and selfies, reading the information on the Queen Bee Mill and other buildings, and watching the trout jump at the falls near the Café. The Visitor Center has an assortment of shirts and postcards, an elevator to reach the top of the viewing tower and public restrooms on the exterior. We parked at the Falls Overlook Café, but there are plenty of free public parking lots in and around the park. We treated ourselves to a scoop of ice cream at the Café as we were leaving. The Café also had sandwiches and wraps, as well as drinks, wine and beer – but everything was a bit overpriced. Would recommend bringing a picnic to enjoy under one of the beautiful shade trees or benches around the park.
Written June 24, 2021
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travelhound26
Milwaukee, WI32 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were in Sioux Falls for just one night as a stop over on our road trip. Falls park was recommended to us and I'm glad we stopped. I loved that you can climb the rocks. We went in the early evening and it wasn't too crowded. Beautiful stop.
Written October 3, 2021
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PhatPatW
Charlotte, NC2,088 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Had to stop at Falls Park. I was presently surprised here as this was a nice well maintained park. We spent about 2hrs here exploring around, walking on the rocks, watching the ducks and going to the observation deck. There was lots of Greenway if you wanted to walk or had a bike. We really enjoyed our time here and best part it was free. It would be nice if parts of the falls were cleaned. There was some debris and trash that would of been easy for a ranger to get. Overall nice time and a must see.
Written August 22, 2021
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Shadowhorse01
Kenney, IL91 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Really enjoyed this park. Super clean and open with nice access to the falls no matter your mobility. There is a viewing tower with an elevator you can take up for a view as well. There is also a restaurant on site with outdoor seating where you can watch the falls while you take a break.
Written May 15, 2022
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TimA_22233
Atlanta, GA205 contributions
Jun 2021
This wasn't the high point of my vacation (i went to Yellowstone Park, after all); but i think it was was the Most Pleasant Surprise of my vacation. We went to Falls Park figuring, "yeah yeah, the city park; a place to hang out until suppertime..." But this place is beautiful! It really really is! And the old Light And Power Company building (see my photo) has a nicely-presented history of the site and its transformation to its present elegance. And good ice cream. The many walk-up trails, and the stability of the red quartzite around the falls, make it possible to walk right up to it and see it close up. Don't even think of doing that at Niagara.

Let's face it: no one's going to travel all the way to Sioux Falls to see this. (Well, unless you're a student in an architecture / urban design / urban renewal curriculum. In which case, you'll love this.) But plenty of us travel through Sioux Falls, or near it, for one reason or another. If that's you anytime soon, you really should check this out.
Written June 3, 2021
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Stephanie C
Brooklyn Park, MN141 contributions
Jun 2021
We stopped here on our way from Minneapolis to Rapid City and it was a very nice wayside rest. There are a lot of vantage points to see the falls from, including a tower (that has an elevator) to give you a view of the entire area. There is a ton of history here as well if your kids will give you the time to read the plaques! There is a restaurant on-site that sells several flavors of ice cream; perfect for a hot day! Ample parking and bathrooms on site as well as picnic areas. There is a bit of an odor from the falls, but it wasn't anything that we found so bad that we couldn't hang out there for a while. While you wouldn't want to make this stop your entire vacation, it's worth a stop!
Written June 24, 2021
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barnhok
Renton, WA258 contributions
Aug 2020
The park was nice and well used. The falls were unique, splashing over the local granite rocks, carved away over time by the river. The water had an unfortunate odor that did not make us want to linger.
Written August 10, 2020
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Michael P
Mason, OH266 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great and impressive park in Sioux Falls. Stopped here at the start of our SD vacation and found it a beautiful park with waterfalls that I didn’t expect in SD! Learned a bit of history regarding a flour mill that was built here once upon a time. There is a cute cafe overlooking the area, unfortunately it had limited hours and was closed the day we stopped by.

The park is a nice stop if you’re in Sioux Falls.
Written September 1, 2021
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theoljohnnyboy
New Florence, PA1,339 contributions
May 2021
Falls Park is a delightful little stop with a mix of activities. The tower is free to climb, the falls are a unique sight to see with the cuts made through the granite, the history of the site is interesting, the grounds keeping is top notch, and airplanes flying into the airport buzz right over the sight for a neat look every now and then. I would recommend it.
Written May 25, 2021
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Lindsey R
Minneapolis, MN12 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
One of our favorite stops in Sioux Falls! We have younger kids (9,7,6) and everyone enjoyed the park. It's not your typical park. There is a watch tower you can climb, the air planes fly in super low on their way to the airport, the flour mill ruins, restaurant and stock house activity. Currently the stock house activity was closed and I'm not sure about the restuarant, we didnt eat. There was a bird, it would dive bomb people walking by. Seriously, I've never laughed so hard watching people running from this bird, more my own family. If your traveling thru Sioux Falls, stop here. You'll not regret it.
Written June 24, 2020
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Falls Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tue - Thu 1:00 AM - 4:00 AM