Make no mistake about it, I love Sioux Falls! We have a still-thriving retail and restaurant scene, an ever-expanding live entertainment and art community, extraordinary park system, bike trails and more. But evidently that is not enough to make our city one of the "most fun" in the country.

WalletHub is out once again with their latest study of the Most Fun Cities in America and out of 182 cities, Sioux Falls came in a somewhat disappointing, 92nd.

How did WalletHub come to this conclusion? They gathered data from 150 of the country's largest cities, and at least two of the largest cities in each state.

The data was sourced from organizations like the U.S. Census Bureau, The Trust for Public Land, Council for Community and Economic ResearchTrip Advisor, Yelp, Music Festival Wizard and many more.

That data was grouped into 3 basic categories:

  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Nightlife & Parties
  • Costs

Within these categories, they considered numerous elements like:

  • Numbers of coffee, tea, ice cream, and yogurt shops
  • Numbers of public golf courses, bowling alleys, softball and baseball diamonds, basketball hoops, tennis courts, swimming pools, and other sports venues
  • Shopping centers
  • Playgrounds & Fitness Centers
  • Movie theaters & amusement parks
  • Beer gardens & breweries
  • Nightclubs
  • Arts & crafts supply establishments
  • Music festivals
  • Park systems
  • Weather

I guess when you consider all that we do have here, coming in 92nd out of all the cities in the country, isn't so bad after all.

Source: WalletHub


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