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Sioux Falls, Sculpture Walk – Photos

Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota at 158,000 residents, named for the Sioux Tribe of American Indians and the waterfalls of the Big Sioux River that are located a few blocks from the downtown district. We only had one full day to see all the town had to offer, so we scheduled ourselves all up with the two things the city has to offer. Falls Park was a must, of course, to climb in and around the terraced rock and get splashed by the waterfalls. Then we walked along Main Street downtown to see the artists’ work in the SculptureWalk.

The falls were created about 14,000 years ago when the last glacial ice sheet redirected the flow of the river into the large looping bends of its present course. Fueled by water from the melting ice, the river exposed the underlying Sioux quartzite bedrock, the hard pinkish stone of the falls. The quartzite itself is about a billion and a half years old. It began as sediments deposited on the bottom of an ancient, shallow sea.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

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SculptureWalk is an exciting exhibit of sculptures displayed year-round from the Washington Pavilion to Falls Park in downtown Sioux Falls. The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the exhibit for one year. From May through September, the public votes for its favorite sculpture, which is deemed the “People’s Choice Award.” That sculpture is purchased at the end of the exhibit year for the city’s permanent collection. Each year the exhibit will display new sculptures.

http://sculpturewalksiouxfalls.com/

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