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Falls Park, Sioux Falls

(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
At Falls Park, you'll experience a 50 hectare (123 acre) urban oasis with historic points of interest and a waterfall. Start by asking for information at the visitor center, and then take an elevator up to the lookout tower, which allows you to view the whole park at once. Plenty of benches are available; walking and jogging are popular. Throughout the park you'll be able to read historical information about the area and local historical remains. To visit Falls Park and get the most from your holiday in Sioux Falls, create itinerary details personal to you using our Sioux Falls family vacation planner.
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  • Be sure to go up the lookout tower - the views of the waterfalls are amazing. Walk around the park and get a history lesson by reading the posted info. Great place to visit! Air was a bit breezy/brisk...  more »
  • Beautiful Xmas arrangements. I enjoy the drive every year. It is like winter wonder land. The big Sioux River was flowing and has lights.  more »
  • This place is so cool. The falls close to downtown is unreal. You can walk around this whole park, have a picnic, read a book, and take some awesome pictures. Highly recommend this place on your visit...  more »
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  • Falls Park is nestled right in to downtown of Sioux Falls. It's the perfect place to relax, enjoy the endless free concerts and events nearly year long, not to mention the great lighting on the trees and structures in the holidays season. There's a watchtower that gives you perfect views of the entire park, along with a quaint gift shop on the ground floor. I'd recommend coming during the spring and summer though, when their grill/ice cream shack is open. All and all, it's a great place to bring friends and family, or even perfect for a first date.
  • Really great park to visit. If you enjoy waterfalls and a great view go here. The lack of fences allow for the unique opportunity for people to get up close and personal to the falls. It is recommended that parents watch their kids so they don't fall in. The tower at the part provides a unique view of the park and a little of downtown Sioux Falls. In the winter leading up to Christmas the park puts up lights throughout the park providing for a unique opportunity to drive through and see all the lights. In the fall I believe they have a light show that plays out on the falls.
  • What a neat little place to visit. If you can ignore the goofballs all walking around playing Pokemon Go, it's a nice place to walk around and enjoy the scenery. I had no idea this was the real reason that Sioux Falls is called that. Take a look around and read the history about the place, too. :)
  • No need to visit a spa on your day trip trough Sioux Falls. Simply take a quick trip over to falls park and enjoy the lovely scenery and take a quick elevator ride up falls tower. Make sure you bring an extra pair of clothing as you will sweat trough all your clothes in what seems like a 5 min elevator ride in an extremely hot a humid ride with only one exhaust fan trying so frugally to keep the hot air flowing. Unfortunately taking the stairs is not an option when you have a stroller.
  • We stopped by on our way out west. These Falls are beautiful and worth the stop for sure. The walking trail around the falls was very nice as well. The gift shop is very reasonably priced. I got a nice adult tshirt for around $7. You can go to the top of the gift shop and look out at the falls (recommend elevator on way up). We had an RV and decided to park outside of the Falls Park close to some government buildings that offer 2 hr parking and just walked over. I recommend that instead of trying to fit an RV at the park. It was pretty busy.