South Dakota – Part II (Sioux Falls and Corn Place)

South Dakota – Part II

After a full afternoon in Sioux City/Vermillion, we arrived in Sioux Falls in time to drop off sweet husband at the motel (actually the nicest Conform Inn we have ever stayed in) and hit to the mall a mile away with sweet granddaughter.  Our quest was new Nikes for her and a haircut for me.  All accomplished in record time.

Next morning, we drove to The Falls Park before heading out to Keystone.  Other than the falls, you would think we were in the Mississippi Delta; all flat farm land.  EXCEPT the nearest neighbor would be 20 to 30 miles away.  Thank God for our farmers.

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We stopped in Mitchell to view and visit the Corn Palace.  This arena is decorated anew each year with corn and grain and then the whole of the area celebrates.  It truly is an amazing site.  They set aside 100,000 acres to grow the multiple colors of corn and grain and hire artist to design the new murals each year.  One more stop in Wall.  Wall has the largest tourist emporium in the world, I suppose and signs for hundreds of miles announcing the NEED to stop and visit.

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That topography quickly changed when we reached Rapid City.  See South Dakota – Part III (next blog) My absolute FAV!.