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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sioux Falls South Dakota–What a Pretty Place

Fields of Sunflowers - Travel Day - Badlands NP to Sioux Falls SD
our travel day from The Badlands NP to Sioux Falls
was great. . .no rain. . .yaaa!

As metroplexes go. . .Sioux Falls is one of SD’s finest. . .
there’s everything you could possibly need. . .
Sioux Empire Fairground - Sioux Falls SD
We are stopping in Sioux Falls for one reason. . .supplies!
the Campground at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds will serve our purpose nicely. . .
50A FHU – pull through – $25 excellent – really great camp hosts. . .

but. . .I always gotta check TripAdvisor. . .
‘cause there’s just no telling what you might discover. . .
Michelangelo Replica of Moses - Sioux Falls SD
sure enough. . .there are TWO replicas of Michelangelo Sculptures. . .
Moses – located on the Augustana College Campus
Michelangelo Replica of David - Sioux Falls SD
and David (in all his glory) located at Fawick Park Downtown

Since I will NEVER make it to Italy to see the real thing. . .
a replica will hafta do. . .spectacular both. . .loved it!
St Joseph Cathedral - Sioux Falls SD
and then there is St Joseph’s Cathedral. . .
we’re always up to visit a Cathedral. . .
St Joseph Cathedral - Sioux Falls SD
especially if there is a magnificent Pipe Organ like this. . .
one weekend, I SHALL make it to a service just to hear one played. . .
I love everything about them. . .everything!

more beautiful pics of the Cathedral in this Album
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St Joseph's Cathedral - Sioux Falls SD

but. . .the crowning jewel of Sioux Falls. ..
the thing it is named for is Falls Park. . .
Falls Park - Sioux Falls SD - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g54805-d145428-Reviews-Falls_Park-Sioux_Falls_South_Dakota.html
just spectacular. . .all natural. . .
Falls Park - Sioux Falls SD - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g54805-d145428-Reviews-Falls_Park-Sioux_Falls_South_Dakota.html
here’s the story of how the Falls came to be. . .
if you open the pic, and use your scroll function. . .you will be able to read all of it. . .very interesting!
Falls Park - Sioux Falls SD - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g54805-d145428-Reviews-Falls_Park-Sioux_Falls_South_Dakota.html
as viewed from the Visitor Center Tower. . .
I seldom rhapsodize about a City Park. . .
but this one is just above and beyond fabulous. . .

from the Visitor Center area, with benches, and gorgeous hanging baskets,
Falls Park - Sioux Falls SD - http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g54805-d145428-Reviews-Falls_Park-Sioux_Falls_South_Dakota.html
to the Falls Overlook Café, where we had a sandwich for lunch. . .
all very, very well done. . .immaculate and pristine. . .

In fact, all the parks and gardens we saw all over the city
were just wonderful. . .and very uplifting. . .

Thanks to the City of Sioux Falls for the totally unexpected pleasure
of enjoying your beautiful city. . .you have much to be proud of.

more beautiful pics of the Falls. . .

See you next time in Nebraska. . .
‘til then,
Janice and Dave

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