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“You must stop by, if only for five minutes”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Falls Park

Falls Park
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Sioux Falls
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Owner description: Park with waterfalls where the river flows over many tiers of Sioux quartzite.
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“You must stop by, if only for five minutes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

If you go to Sioux Falls, you had better stop by to see the falls themselves. The city has outdone itself in showcasing the ralls in this very creative park. It is free and the parking seems plentiful. Well maintained sidewalks take you all around the area and there are some places to snap beautiful photos. A tower in the visitor center gives you an eagle eye view. It is accesible by both staircase (about a five story climb) and evevator. Some placards explain the historical significance of the falls and their impact on the town and vice versa. I got a pretty good feel of the place in about 20 minutes, it being cold and windy, but could have easily relaxed there for a couple hours.

Visited May 2013
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“Lovely but sported an odor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We enjoyed visiting the falls but there was a strong fowl odor lingering outside. The people working in the souvenir shop acted like they did not know what we were talking about when we asked them what that was. Someone said there is a meat factory nearby causing the smell. It was a bit hard to take.

Visited May 2013
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North Branch, Minnesota
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“There's a reason it's called Sioux Falls...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Without the falls this is an ordinary city on the plains. The falls make (and name) the city. In Minnesota we have a lot of dramatic waterfalls along the shore of Lake Superior which are reminiscent of these falls in Sioux Falls. The city has done a great job making the falls (and the greater river) very accessible. If you are stopping in Sioux Falls, it only makes sense to see the city namesake.

Visited May 2013
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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“Picture Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Nothing compares to the beautiful pink stones, the well kept paths, and the missouri river. This park is so simple yet so unique. definitely worth exploring and relaxing in. I love how so many of the parks in Sioux Falls are connected by their trails along the river

Visited September 2012
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Salix, Iowa, United States
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Calm, serene. Great place to walk! The night time light exhibit is awesome. Great for history as well. Nice cafe on site; GREAT place for pictures!!

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