Sioux Falls


2010: 153,888, #154 in U.S., #1 in South Dakota

1950: 52,969, #218 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 228,261, #193 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 70,371, #166 in U.S.


Sioux Falls is located at the cascades of the Big Sioux River. It was established in 1865 around Fort Dakota, a military reservation, and was incorporated as a village in 1876. Today, Falls Park is along the river, at the north end of downtown.


Tallest building: CenturyLink Tower, 174 feet (1986)


Sioux Falls has no downtown department stores.


Amtrak has no service to Sioux Falls.


The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and the Old Courthouse Museum are located downtown.




Downtown Sioux Falls
(Photo by Jon Platek)


Downtown Sioux Falls has no first-run movie theaters. The Orpheum (1913) is a former vaudeville and movie theater that is now used for plays and concerts.

The Husby Performing Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion (the former Washington High School) hosts the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, touring Broadway musicals, and a variety of other events.


The Sioux Falls Canaries of the independent American Association baseball league play at Sioux Falls Stadium (1941), northwest of downtown. The Sioux Falls Arena (1961), northwest of downtown, has concerts and sporting events.

Map of Downtown Sioux Falls

Convention and Visitors Bureau