Sioux Falls

Last Updated: 7th Jun 2012

<p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/060ff9ffdd0b7a0d613dfa816e329482">Alex McCarty</a>, Tour Manager, North America</p> <p>The city of Sioux Falls gets its name from a scenic waterfall that was frequented by American Indians in pre-colonial days. The falls themselves are not large in scale when comparing to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/niagara-falls">Niagara</a>, but what makes them so scenic are the unique rock formations in the area that have been eroded by the running water.</p> <p>The park in which Sioux Falls is located is a great spot to relax after a driving day, or a fun spot to throw around a football. Looking beyond the falls and the city itself, the landscape continues to interest as the skyline has started to become flat. A few gentle hills on the predominantly flat horizon means you have entered the prairie lands of the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/usa">US</a>!</p> <p>The region is exemplified by farmland and prairies that stretch for miles in all directions, peppered with farm houses that have stood for generations, and interrupted once in a while by small towns that turn into a blur on a classic American road trip.</p> <p>Located in state more well known for <a href="/contikipedia/articles/mt-rushmore">Mount Rushmore</a> and its Black Hills gold, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, serves as a perfect respite for weary travelers, especially if they are staying at the Contiki hotel!</p> <h2>Nightlife</h2> <p>Sioux Falls is quite a small town, with only a couple of sports bars in downtown, but some of the best action around is at the hotel, poolside. The Ramada Inn has an indoor water park, complete with a water polo court, hot tub and a gi-normous water slide. The tiki bar overlooks the pool and the video game arcade is right around the corner.</p> <p>As you make your way down the highway towards Sioux Falls, and throughout the Mid-West of America, you’ll begin seeing billboards advertising water parks at each local hotel, so grab your bathing suit, and your floaties and get ready to be wet!</p>