Peak Consulting LLC recently visited a bank in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and was able to learn a little about the exciting city as well!
- The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River.
- The falls were created 14,000 years ago during the last ice age.
- The first documented visit by an American was by Philander Prescott, who camped overnight at the falls in December 1832.
- The first four-door automobile was invented in Sioux Falls.
- An average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second.
- At Falls Park, which includes 123 acres, you can find the walking/biking trail that can take you all around the city.
- The South Dakota Battleship Memorial reminds us of the battleship USS South Dakota and those who served aboard it.
- Located here is the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum which include 1,000+ animals including leopards, tigers, rhinos, monkeys, and more.
- The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is more than a place of worship-it’s also a civic landmark that you can tour.
- The Veterans’ Memorial Park is a peaceful and pretty spot to reflect and remember.
- Wild Water West water park is the largest in the entire state and has a lot of fun activities.
- The Earth Resources Observation and Science Center is a very remote research and data center for the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of the Interior.
- Though it’s not exactly the real thing, the full-size statue of David in downtown Sioux Falls is one of only a few bronze castings from Michelangelo’s original.
- Over 800 living butterflies winter in Sioux Falls at the Butterfly House and Marine Cove tropical conservatory located in Sertoma Park.
- Sioux Falls headquarters one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the country- The LifeLight Festival.
- Brent and Susan specifically liked the statute of the American Farmer (picture below), which was made by a Nebraskan artist and donated by First National Bank whom we consulted.
Sioux Falls is absolutely beautiful and makes for a very enjoyable trip! Peak definitely recommends visiting.