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Cities in the Spotlight: Sioux Falls

There are many outdoor wonders in South Dakota.

There are many outdoor wonders in South Dakota.

The Great Plains has many smaller cities that may be attractive options to travel to with your moving company's help. If taking your moving containers to a city like this sounds like a good idea, Sioux Falls could be the perfect spot.

Sioux Falls has a population of more than 156,000 people, which makes it the largest city in South Dakota. Residents get around the city through the Sioux Area Metro. This service provides bus routes throughout the area.

The city has a varied climate, with cold winters and warm summers. The average summer high temperature is 84 degrees, while the average winter low temperature is 7 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Precipitation is more prevalent during the summer than during the winter.

If you want to live in an area where higher education options are readily available, you may be in luck. Sioux Falls has multiple collegiate options. These include the University of Sioux Falls and Augustana College. It is approximately one hour north of Vermillion, which is the home of the University of South Dakota. The city is also one hour south of Brookings, the home of South Dakota State University.

There are a few sports teams in the city, all of them minor league options. The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball's Pheasants play in the city, while the NBA Development League's Skyforce play at the Sioux Falls Arena. There are also college sports offered for some of the schools in and around the city.

City provides notable landscape features
The city's namesake comes from the Big Sioux River, which flows through the area. There are distinct falls through this part of the river, before it continues down and eventually joins with the Missouri River.

Sioux Falls has a large number of recreation areas, which you can use for multiple outdoor purposes. This includes areas for snowshoeing in the wintertime, or fishing during the warm weather. There are also many places for you to be able to relax and enjoy nature.

There are also multiple landmarks in Sioux City, as it is the home of a replica statue depicting Michelangelo's David. There is also the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, which may intrigue many coming to the city. The center has multiple aspects including a movie theater and performing arts centers.