Falls Park, Sioux Falls

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Address: 131 E Falls Park Drive, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA, United States

Phone: +1-6053677430

Ticket Price: 5 USD

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Time Required: 06:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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About Falls Park, Sioux Falls

The Falls Parkis one of the first buildings to be built in the city. A gorgeous waterfall (the main falls) is a highlight of the park while the Queen Bee Mill, Observation tower, Seney Island located upstream at the main waterfall, the Horse barn that dates back to the 19th century(currently used for art exhibits) and the fabulous ‘Falls Overlook Cafe’, offer a relaxing time as you take in the beautiful view all around.

The ‘Phillips to the falls’ walking/driving route caters to hikers while the many permanent sculptures that adorn the whole space, add a lovely touch to the greenery. If you are in the city during winter season, do visit the park to experience its romantic charm when the gorgeous lights cover the whole place.

Falls Park Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes and if you are visiting to see the Christmas lights, make sure you have some extra warm clothes on.

Falls Park Ticket Prices

General:

  • Great Falls Park Vehicle Permit: USD 10
  • Great Falls Park Individual Permit: USD 5 per person.

Free entry on:

  • January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 16-24: National Park Week
  • August 25-28: National Park Service Birthday Weekend
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Note:

  • Admission to Great Falls Park is for three consecutive days.
  • Entrance fees are due during all hours of operation, unless it is a posted Free date.

Falls Park Opening and Closing Hours

Visitor center hours

March 31 - April 27:

  • Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

April 28 - May 25:

  • Daily: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

May 26 - September 3:

  • Daily: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Falls Overlook Cafe:

  • Open daily: 11.00 am – 3.00 pm (hours may change every season).
  • For other hours, visit the official website.

How To reach Falls Park by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Weber (east side) at Falls Park Entrance
  • By Taxi

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Falls Park, Sioux Falls Reviews

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  • Visited this park after a snow storm with my two dogs. The paths had been cleared off so nicely. I never slipped while on the path which helped me enjoy the beautiful scenery. The only thing that could have made it better was warmer weather. But it was well worth the lost feeling in my face to walk around this park.

  • Great place to get your photo taken it is absolutely gorgeous in the middle of summer. There is so much you can do out at the falls and so much that can be explored. It is also nice to take your kids to watch the animals or skip rocks. Just a laid back kind of place and most everyone that I know that has gone has had a good time.

  • Beautiful place, one of the best places in Sioux Falls as well as South Dakota as a whole. Even the kids can have fun with all the rocks and combined with their imagination it can be a great place to have fun with the whole family. In the wintertime the entire park transform into a free-to-attend winter wonderland. All year round it's a beautiful historic site.

  • I love my cold visit here. I thought the tower would be open but got there and found it closed ... Sadness. The falls frozen were quite beautiful. This looks like a great place to walk in the summer and even in the winter all of the sidewalks were cleared.

  • Beautiful place. Finally got to go up in the tower. We'll worth the trip! Don't let the fact it's mostly frozen stop you. It's different but still beautiful!

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