10. People have been hanging out here for a very long time.
Sioux Falls’ newest park is home to one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States. Enjoyed today as Good Earth State Park near southeast Sioux Falls, the area was an important gathering place for seasonal ceremonies and a marketplace for tribal peoples from 1300-1700 AD. With six miles of developed hiking trails, Good Earth was designated the 13th state park in South Dakota in 2013.
11. We’ve got a higher purpose.
Joe Foss Field, aka Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD), answered a wartime call of duty. Due to national need, the airport in South Dakota’s largest city was converted to Sioux Falls Army Air Base and housed bombers and thousands of soldiers from across the US during World War II, forever influencing the cultural landscape of the city. Later named for Joe Foss, a WWII flying ace who was born and raised in South Dakota, the former air base is now an extraordinarily user-friendly airport with multiple daily flights to and from New York, DC, and Boston.