Sioux Falls Highlights

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.

 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
American Farmer statute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
American Farmer plaque on statute in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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