Siox Falls: Little City, Big History
Sioux Falls, South Dakota is arguably the home to The LifeLight Festival - the biggest musical festival in the United States, drawing in over 350,000 and filling up every hotel room in the city. Nicknamed Queen City of the West, Sioux Falls, SD is considered to be the most populous city in South Dakota. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, United States. Made popular by the falls of the Big Sioux River running near downtown Sioux Falls, it is said that these rapids flowing over massive slabs of Pink Quartz were a popular meeting site for Lakota and Dakota tribes and French fur trappers. Tourists heading on to the city can fly via Sioux Falls Regional Airport located just 3 miles away from Downtown Sioux Falls.
Best Time to Visit
A visit to Sioux Falls, SD is perfect from mid-May to late September when temperatures are at the low 60s. Room rates and airfare, however, are the most expensive in June followed by May. If heading to the city to hit the slopes, the probability of snow is in mid-February when fresh snow is deepest. Bargain hunters can score the best deals in lodgings in November when tourism has gone down.
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- Brookings, SD, United States (BKX-Brookings Regional)
- Madison, SD, United States (XMD-Madison Municipal)
- Marshall, MN, United States (MML-Southwest Minnesota Regional)
- Mitchell, SD, United States (MHE-Mitchell Municipal)
- Sioux Falls, SD, United States (FSD-Sioux Falls Regional)
- Worthington, MN, United States (OTG-Worthington Municipal)
- Yankton, SD, United States (YKN-Chan Gurney Municipal)
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