An afternoon at Falls Park in Sioux Falls

Following the addition of a newborn to our family earlier this month, my wife and young daughter and I were feeling a little stir crazy. We needed some time outside and away from our house, and we decided to load up the family for a quick afternoon trip to Falls Park in Sioux Falls. 

I love going to the falls, because they’re never exactly the same from visit to visit. The look and sound of the falls varies with the amount of water flowing down the Big Sioux River and with the temperature (in winter, interesting ice formations take shape).

Lately, South Dakota has been enjoying a nice run of 70-80 degree days with sunshine and light breezes. The mosquito population has drastically decreased because it’s been dry and because overnight lows have been dipping into the low 50s and even 40s. It’s the absolute best time of the year to be outdoors in our state.

Here are some photos from our trip to the falls:

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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