Sioux Falls is the largest city of South Dakota. It is located on the southeastern border near Iowa and Minnesota. The city's population of 167,000 grew 22% from 2000 due to the presence of many colleges and financial institutions. The city has many lovely parks including Falls Park on the city's namesake waterfalls on the Big Sioux River. It is a regional commercial center. In Central Downtown shops line Phillips Avenue, and in the "EastBank" shops and restaurants fill a boardwalk style center called "8th and Railroad." "The Bridges" is an outdoor shopping center.
In addition to being home to many large corporations like Citibank it also has a long list of colleges. Some of those include: Sioux Falls is home to the University of Sioux Falls, Augustana College, Sioux Falls Seminary, Kilian Community College, National American University, Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, and the University of South Dakota's Sanford School of Medicine (Sioux Falls campus. Photo of the falls courtesy of Jeff Russell. Other photos courtesy of Wikipedia: David Huebner (Augustana College) and John Platek (downtown).