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The two RV Gypsies
at Falls Park
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
September 6, 2016 & June 19, 2012

USA map showing location of South DakotaSouth Dakota map showing location of Sioux Falls
Karen Duquette gets framed
Lee Duquette

The natural beauty on the Big Sioux River gave the city of Sioux Falls its name. Falls Park, the city's namesake, is located in the heart of the city and is home to a captivating triple waterfall, a visitor information center with a five-story viewing tower, cafe, and historic ruins built from pink quartzite that is seen throughout the park. The Falls of the Big Sioux River have been the focus of life in the region throughout history. Native American peoples were the first to visit the Falls and bring stories of them to European explorers. They have been the focus of recreation and industry since the founding of the city of Sioux Falls in 1856. Today the park covers 42 acres.

Falls Park Waterfall 2016 Falls Park Waterfall 2016
Falls Park Waterfall 2016 Falls Park Waterfall 2016

Art at the entrance to Falls Park

smily faceNotice the shadow on the ground by this sculpture - it looks like a FACE.

art sculpture with an unexpected shadow

laughing guyBelow: Lee Duquette decided to make the tug-of-war a fair game by helping out the lone figure who was obviously losing.

Love It (clipart)Lee Duquette plays tug-of-war with the sculpture
divider bar

sign about the sculpture shown below
Guess why the statue below is entitled "Incomplete" LOL

sculpture entitled Incomplete

sign about the sculpture shown below.

Big Sister shows Little Brother

how to show respect for the USA flag

sculpture of kids learning how to respect the USA flag
sign about the sculpture shown belowsign about the sculpture shown below
sculpture of an American Farmer
check out the details in the face of this sculpture
sign about the sculpture shown to the right
a buffalo sculpture

Falls Park, the city's namesake, is located in the heart of the city and is home to a captivating triple waterfall, a visitor information center with a five-story viewing tower, cafe, and historic ruins built from pink quartzite that is seen throughout the park. The Falls of the Big Sioux River have been the focus of life in the region throughout history. Native American peoples were the first to visit the Falls and bring stories of them to European explorers. They have been the focus of recreation and industry since the founding of the city of Sioux Falls in 1856. Today the park covers 42 acres.

View from the five-story observation tower

View from the five-story observation tower
View from the five-story observation tower
View from the five-story observation tower

The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River.

Panorama of Sioux Falls and the park

The two RV Gypsies on the right side of Sioux Falls.

The two RV Gypsies  near Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls

Each second, an average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the falls.

Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls

history bookQueen Bee Mill: In pioneer days the falls were tapped for water power to run the Queen Bee Mill, built in 1887. The foundation of the mill is still visible and is shown in the photograph below. This structure offers a glimpse into the area’s history.

The Queen Bee Mill of long ago
the foundation of Queen Bee Mill
panorama showing Sioux Flalls and Queen Bee Mill
history booksign about the below photos
sign: Legacy of Ice and Rock
sign: history of how the falls are formed
Glacier history sign
sign: Meltwaters werode sediment

The two RV Gypsies walked around to observe different angles of the falls

a different view of Sioux Falls

The two RV Gypsies made it to the left side of the falls.

The two RV Gypsies at Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls
panorama of Sioux Falls
Panorama of Sioux Falls
sign about the sculpture shown below
sign: Hive of the Queen City
sign: about Purifiers, separaters and the turbine

The back side of Sioux Falls is an area not to be missed.

Karen Duquete at The back side of Sioux Falls
The back side of Sioux Falls
The back side of Sioux Falls
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The back side of Sioux Falls
panorama of The back side of Sioux Falls

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