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Commanding Dakota Heritage & Lakes Region, Sioux Falls is located in Minnehaha County and it is the county seat. It lies at the intersection of I-90 and I-29 just west of the Iowa border.

The first settlement occurred in 1857. Native Americans drove the settlers away in 1862, but it was resettled not long afterward.

Today Sioux Falls, population 124,000, is the state's largest city. January's average high temperature is 23 degrees; in July, it is 86 degrees. The city is home to such enterprises as trade and distribution, high-tech production, agribusiness, financial services, health care, retail and tourism. Attractions include Buffalo Ridge, cowboy ghost town; historic downtown Sioux Falls, Center for Western Studies and self-guided walking tours to 40 historic sites. The city is the home of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and several universities.

It is in both Lincoln County and Minnehaha County.

Nettleton Career College | Sidewalk Arts Festival |
Art Let's Paint Run-A-Ways |
Education Kilian Community College |
History USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Mainstay Suites |
South Dakota Counties Minnehaha County |
Shopping Pantura Studios |

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03/04 Coming to The area
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
South Dakota BBQ Championships Huron SD May31-June1 Anyone can compete in the backyard BBQ Competition. Meat is provided so you don't need to bring any.
Teapot Days Tea SD June13-15 Enjoy the carnival, view antique tractors and equipment, and watch the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot.
Awesome Biker Nights Sioux City IA June13-15 Awesome Biker Nights is Northwest Iowa's premier regional motorcycle event with an attendance of over 25,000! Of course, even those who aren't traveling on two wheels are welcome at the event. The Awesome experience includes three stages of live music from National and Regional Bands, motorcycle stunt performances, a poker run through the beautiful countryside, a bike show, tattoo contest, poker tournament, bike raffle, vendors and more.
Antique Power Show Huron SD June15-17 Experience the days of antique tractors, cars, steam and stationary gas engines. 150 exhibits and displays, entertainment, demonstrations, flea market, parade and tractor and car games.
Turner County Fair Parker SD August12-15 South Dakota's oldest county fair. The four best days of summer.