2015 Montana, Calgary Stampede, Icefield Parkway travel blog

Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls KOA - site D3

Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls KOA - site D3, another view

Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls KOA - site D3

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 0 - our route - 234 miles

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 1 - the fifth largest cash crop...

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 2 - lots of construction along I-90

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 3 - fields of sorghum, they are...

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 4 - we crossed the Missouri River...

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 5

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 6 - corn, the largest cash crop...

Midland to Sioux Falls, SD 7 - did I say we had...

Sioux Falls 1 - the Big Sioux River as it starts over...

 

Sioux Falls 3 - just a little farther downstreaam

Sioux Falls 4 - and a little farther

Sioux Falls 5 - the end of the falls about a ¼...

Sioux Falls 6 - St. Joseph Cathedral

Sioux Falls 7 - a good look at the spires on the...

Sioux Falls 8 - from the side

Sioux Falls 9 - one of the old homes in the historic...

Sioux Falls 10 - another

Sioux Falls 11 - another

Sioux Falls 12 - and another

Sioux Falls 13 - fall has reached Sioux Falls too - the...

Sioux Falls 14 - fall has reached Sioux Falls too - the...

Sioux Falls 15 - South Phillips Avenue which comprises most of downtown...

Sioux Falls 16

Sioux Falls 18 - one of about 40 sculptures on South Phillips...

Sioux Falls 19 - a replica of Michelangelo's David around the corner...


It was a long, boring 234 mile drive from Midland to Sioux Falls, SD. It was all interstate which is fast but pretty well devoid of anything worthwhile to see. We did see a lot of crops - corn, sorghum and sunflowers where in abundance.

We are staying at the Sioux Falls KOA which is only a week away from closing for the winter. We have a nice, but unlevel, 50 amp, full hookup, pull-through which is pretty large for an RV park. We have good Verizon and the satellite was a quick setup on our site, some are in the trees where you couldn't get the satellite. They also have a good WiFi at the sites. I don't know how good it would be if the place was full but works well now.

We went into Sioux Falls to see the actual namesake falls of the city. The falls are on the Big Sioux River which forms a good part of the South Dakota/Iowa border until it gets to Sioux City and joins the Missouri River. The falls cover about a ¼ mile of the river with many, many small falls which are very pretty even though there wasn't a lot of water over them this time of year.

We then went to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in the old historic district of the city. We also saw many old homes which were in very good shape. Next was a trip downtown to cruise down South Phillips Avenue and many of the sculptures they have placed along the street including the replica of Michelangelo's David a block away in Fawick Park.

By this time it was almost 2:00 so a trip to Bob's Cafe for lunch was in order. This is a very small (seats nine at the counter and two at a table) local dive which always wins the local competitions and has very good ratings.

Tomorrow, we head for Rock Port, MO for our first of three stops in Missouri. We will stay there three days over the weekend so we can watch our football!!

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