Friday, 21 June 2013

Sioux Falls - South Dakota

Sculpture Walk

Every year Sioux Falls displays sculptures from known and fledgeling artists in its street downtown. The citizens of Sioux Falls vote for the best sculpture and the winner becomes part of the permanent sculptures of the city, whilst the rest are auctioned for sale. Below are some of the sculptures we saw in the city

Burrito by Martha Pettigrew

Sentinel by Carl Sean McMahon

Bruno by Eric Thorsen

Polar Bear by Dollores Shelledy

Dream of Flight by James Maher
In all there where 55 sculptures.

Sioux Falls Cascade

The falls were created about 14,000 years ago during the last ice age. The lure of the falls has been a powerful influence. Ho-Chunk, Ioway, Otoe, Missouri, Omaha (and Ponca at the time), Quapaw, Kansa, Osage, Arikira, Dakota, Nakota and Cheyenne people inhabited the region previous to European descendants. Numerous burial mounds still exist on the high bluffs near the river. The native American Indians held the Falls in high regard and used the sire for many ceremonial purposes including Marriage. 


State Penitentiary

City Hall

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