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We love astounding people, and specially when it comes to showcasing knowledge, we love making and ever-lasting impression on others. Please don't think that we are boasting of anything. But, don't you feel to share with others, especially your friends, when you know of something really interesting and important and when you are certain that it is going to make their eyes rolling? We are sure you do. If you are an ardent traveler and if you know the place, South Dakota, then we are sure you must be aware of the city of Sioux Falls, or we can say, the Best Little City in America. A moment before, we were trying to pointing towards Sioux Falls only. Though the city is blessed with all those aspects and traits that a traveler look for in a city, but we must tell you that the city is also a land of myriads of astonishing secrets that may make your heart run with a faster pace. Take a sneak peek.

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Image by Jake DeGroot [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Due to its thriving art scene and unbeatable economy, Sioux Falls has been said the fastest growing city nestled in the state. As a corollary, Sioux Falls has made it to the list of 'United States' top 50 growing cities'.
  • In 2013, Forbes declared Sioux Falls the 'Best Small Place For Business And Careers'.
  • In 2012, for the fifth time in a row, the city was declared the 'Safest Driving City in the United States' by Allstate Insurance.
  • The city is famed to host a 'SculptureWalk' where it introduces new sculptures by establishing them on the streets so that the passers-by can stop and gaze at them and have insights of city's culture and ideals.
  • The city is home to 18-foot tall bronze statue of 'David' in Fawick Park. The park is named after the world-renowned Michelangelo admirer, Thomas Fawick. In 1971, he donated this statue to Sioux Falls. The significance of this statue is that it is famed as being one of the few bronze castings made from the works of Michelangelo.
  • Thomas Fawick is also revered as the founder-father of four-door automobile. In 1908, he invented 'Fawick Flyer' made up of aluminum.
  • Thomas Fawick has pioneered myriads of things and inventions. He also invented the airflex clutch and the handgrip for golf clubs.
  • The famous actress of Lat Man on Earth and Mad Men, i.e., January Jones took birth in Sioux Falls.
  • The city is famed as the largest retail center nestled between Minneapolis and Denver.
  • The largest private college in South Dakota, i.e., Augustana College is based in Sioux Falls.
  • Sioux Falls is famed as the largest city of South Dakota.
  • Philander Prescott is believed to be the first American to visit Sioux Falls in December 1832.
  • Falls was once mentioned and described in Jacob Ferris' book, i.e., 'The States and Territories of the Great West'.
  • In 1876, the Village of Sioux Falls was incorporated. On March 3, 1883, it received the city charter with the effect of Dakota Territorial legislature.
  • Sioux Falls is governed by mayor-council form of government.
  • Sanford Health is said to be the largest employer in Sioux Falls. Avera Health holds the second position after Sanford Health.
  • Sioux Falls is fondly called the "Best Little City in America," "Queen City of the West," and "The Heart of America".
  • In the 1890s, Sioux Falls was called the “Divorce Capital of the Plains.”
  • In the late 1950s, Raven Industries nestled in Sioux Falls invented the first new-age hot air balloon.
  • In 1859, Democrat newspaper commences its publication in Sioux Falls.
  • In 1868, Sioux Falls became the capital of Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory.
  • In 1882, Sioux Falls witnessed the operation of first telephone.
  • The first Baptist Church in the city was established in 1882.
  • Norbeg Paints, which was founded in 1885, is famed as the oldest family-owned business existing in South Dakota.
  • Sioux Falls receives its first street car in 1887.
  • In 1908, the South Dakota Central Railway was established in Sioux Falls.
  • The world-famed Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Festival was started celebrating in 1988.
  • In 1990, Potsdam, Germany became the sister city of Sioux Falls.
  • In 1993, Strabane, Northern Ireland became the sister city of Sioux Falls.
  • In 1998, the city website went online.
  • In 2008, Newry and Mourne, Northern Ireland became the sister city of Sioux Falls.
  • Sioux Falls is also called 'College Town'.
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