Attractions

There is always plenty to see and do in Sioux City, Iowa. Whether your into history, entertainment, dining, nightlife, or whatever, there are attractions in Sioux City that will be exactly what you are looking for.

dorthyDorothy Pecaut Nature Center
4500 Sioux River Road
Sioux City, Iowa 51109
712-258-0838
www.woodburyparks.com

Discover the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and immerse
yourself in hands-on fun. Explore the Discovery Forest Nature
Playscape where kids can climb, build, make music and wade
in the water. Learn about the Loess Hills from the engaging
indoor exhibits. View a live bird of prey at the Raptor House
exhibit, hike on the trails, or attend a family-friendly nature
program. Trails always open. Admission is Free!


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux CityHRSC_Logo Website
111 3rd Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-226-7600
www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is a fully integrated gaming resort
offering over 835 slot machines and a wide variety of table games.
The property also includes a 54-room Hard Rock Hotel, the world-famous Rock Shop,
a live-entertainment venue, an outdoor event park, the World Tour Buffet,
Main + Abbey restaurant, and multiple other food and beverage options.
This one-of-a-kind site located in the historic downtown district delivers
full throttle entertainment in every form!


LaunchPad Children’s Museum16o_childrensmuseum_siouxcity0446_nellans
623 Pearl Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-224-2542
www.launchpadmuseum.com

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum is Iowa’s newest play and discovery zone!
Featuring unique, interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs, children
and the entire family are sure to have fun while learning along the way.


IBP Ice Centeribp_ice_center
3808 Stadium Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
712-279-4880
www.visitsiouxcity.org/ice-center

This 38,000 square foot facility features an 85’ x 200’ ice rink
and 900 person seating capacity. It is open year-round for youth
hockey programs, public ice skating, tournaments, figure
skating and off-season inline skating and indoor soccer.
Public ice times are Friday: 7-10 pm Saturday 7:30-9:30 pm


Palmer’s Old Tyme Candy ShoppePalmer Candy Logo Website
405 Wesley Parkway
Sioux City, Iowa 51103
712-258-7790
www.palmercandy.com/candystore

The Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe has been on Wesley
Way since 2008, but Palmer’s roots in Sioux City go back more
than 130 years.
In 2011 Palmer’s added a specialty food shop within Palmer’s
Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe. Palmer’s Specialty Foods carries an
array of hard to find items for your culinary needs. We have
some of the worlds best spices, vinegars, and oils along with
pantry staples such as salsa, jams, teas, baking mixes and
more. If your a cheese enthusiast we also have a Cheese Of
The Month Club with as little as a three month commitment.
Even though the company has grown to the level of producing
and shipping massive candy orders to the very largest
customers in the country, we haven’t forgotten our early roots
making quality candies one batch at a time. We enjoy living up
to our 100 year old motto – “Making Life Sweeter Since 1878”!


Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter CenterLewis & Clark Interpretive
900 Larsen Park Road
712-224-5242
www.siouxcitylcic.com

The Lewis & Clark Expedition was one of America’s greatest
road trips. The Center commemorates the journey with
hands-on exhibits, programs and activities focusing on the
explorers’ time in Siouxland. The road trip continues with stories
of the past, present and possible future of Siouxland’s diverse
people and natural resources. Encounters include an outdoor
exhibit of life-sized bronze animal sculptures, the “Changing
River” and photo exhibits on Native cultures, rural themes and
nature.


Long Lines Family Rec Centerrockclimb
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51102
712-279-6126
www.sioux-city.org/llfrc

Sioux City Parks and Recreation and Long Lines Family Rec
Center have the perfect locations for your various events
whether indoor/outdoor or formal/fun! Book a private
conference room; hold a Climbing Wall party; book a beautiful
wedding location at the Rose Garden or Anderson Dance
Pavilion; rent a swimming pool or an outdoor shelter at many
City parks.
Engage your children with activities such as swimming lessons,
youth sports, golf, tennis and other fun recreation activities from
concerts to movies.


Mid America Museum of Aviation & TransportationIMG_4565
2600 Expedition Court
Sioux City, Iowa 51111
712-252-5300
www.midamericaairmuseum.org

Take a step back into history and encounter unique artifacts
and exhibits that help tell the exciting story of aviation and
ground transportation in our lives. The Mid America Museum of
Aviation & Transportation preserves and displays the rich
aviation and transportation history of the Sioux City area from
the Kari Keen Aircraft Company to the Hawkeye Truck Works.
United Flight 232–25th Anniversary permanent display.


Sgt. Floyd River Museum & Welcome Centerfloyd_welcome
1000 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, Iowa 51103
712-279-0198
www.siouxcitymuseum.org

Situated next to the Missouri River, the unique dry docked
riverboat is adjacent to the scenic riverfront trails and Chris
Larsen Park picnic shelter and playground. The historic MV Sgt
Floyd is now home to an Iowa Welcome Center, a local gift shop
and a river museum. Learn about Native American culture, fur
trapping, the Lewis & Clark expedition and so much more.
Admission is free!


Sioux City Art Centerart_museum
225 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712.279.6272
www.siouxcityartcenter.org

The Sioux City Art Center is free and always fun. Changing
exhibitions include selected works from the Art Center’s
Permanent Collection, supported with free publications,
including Family Guides. Our family friendly Hands On!
Gallery features hands on activities for children of all ages.


Sioux City Public Librarylibrary
712-255-2933 x 231
www.siouxcitylibrary.org

Wilbur Aalfs (Main) Library
529 Pierce Street

Morningside Branch Library
4005 Morningside Avenue

Perry Creek Branch Library
2912 Hamilton Blvd.

Our free family fun includes stories, reading, movies, prizes,
special guests, and MORE. Pick up a summer calendar at any
Library or check our web site for details.


Sioux City Public MuseumMuseum Exterior
607 4th Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-279-6174
www.siouxcitymuseum.org

Located in the heart of downtown Sioux City, the Sioux City
Public Museum features large, colorful exhibits, interactive
displays, and much more. Admission is free!
Visitors will discover the “Spirit of Sioux City” through a lively
12-minute orientation film. A variety of hands-on experiences
are available including the award-winning “Innovation I-Wall”
and “The Big Dig,” which replicates an active fossil dig site.


The Railroad Museum Sioux CityThe Railroad Museum Logo_SHADED
3400 Sioux River Road
Sioux City, Iowa 51109
712-233-6996
www.milwaukeerailroadshops.org

Travel back to a time when steam locomotives powered across
the country. The museum is one of the largest remaining steam
locomotive servicing terminals in the nation and houses Sioux
City’s iconic steam engine, Great Northern 1355, also known
as “Ironhorse.” Enjoy hands-on exhibits, educational displays
about steam technology and the ability to see how the restored
roundhouse functioned as a repair shop for the Milwaukee
Road’s fleet of steam locomotives, freight cars and passenger
cars.


Trinity Heights/Queen of PeaceTrinity Heights Website
33rd and Floyd Blvd.
Sioux City, Iowa 51108
712-239-8670
Gift Shop 712-239-5835
www.trinityheights.com

Located at 33rd and Floyd, you will find a 30’ statue of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, and walking to the west end, you
will find a 33’ statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A life sized
wood carving of the Last Supper is housed in the St Joseph
Center. Trinity also has numerous shrines devoted to the
apparitions of Mary, with the Way of the Saints outlining the
southern edge of property.


Tyson Events Centertyson
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-279-4850
www.tysoncenter.com

The arena is home to The Sioux City Musketeers, The Sioux
City Bandits and NAIA college tournaments. Along with
sporting events, the 10,000 seat arena plays host to events like
Bull Riding and WWE. The Tyson Events Center also hosts
nationally-known touring artists such as Carrie Underwood,
Neil Diamond, Elton John, Aerosmith, Alan Jackson, Luke
Bryan, Eric Church, Fleetwood Mac, Rascal Flatts, Nickelback,
Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Cher.


Anderson Dance Pavillionanderson_dance
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51103
https://www.sioux-city.org/cityparks/612-facility-rentals

Larsen Park Rd. on the riverfront. Reservations Call 712-279-6111.
The Pavilion has a covered dance floor and raised bank area. The site
of many summer events including Artsplash and The Big Parade. Enjoyed
year-round, it is part of the extensive trail system running throughout
the city.


Briar Cliff University Briar Cliff University Campus Photo
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
800-662-3303
www.briarcliff.edu

Offering a liberal arts education with solid career preparation, over
40 acres of study including pre-professional programs set in a beautiful,
secure, hilltop campus.


Flight 232 Memorial232
Missouri River
Sioux City, Iowa 51103

On the riverfront, near the Anderson Dance Pavilion. Commemorating the heroic
rescue efforts shown by the Sioux City community after the crash of United Flight
232 in 1989, the statue depicts Colonel Dennis Nielson carrying a child to safety.


Fourth Street, Historic District4th_street
Historic Fourth Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Historic 4th contains a concentration of late 19th century commercial buildings.
Most of the larger buildings are notable for their distinctive Richardsonian
Romanesque style of architecture popular to the late 1800’s. The area features
antique and specialty shops, pubs and restaurants.


Lakeport Commons Shopping Center lakeport
5101 Sergeant Road
Lakeport Commons, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
630-570-0700
www.shoplakeportcommons.com

Lakeport Commons offers convenient shops all in one location! Featuring retailers
and restaurants such as Kohl’s, Old Navy, Olive Garden, Red Robin, Gap Outlet,
PetSmart, and Michael’s Arts & Crafts.


Lamb Productions Theatre lamb
417 Market Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51103
712-255-9536
www.lambtheatre.com

For over 20 years LAMB productions have provided the highest-quality live theatre
presentations including dramas, comedy and musicals, Running Sept – May. LAMB
School of Theatre and Music offers a wide range of courses of babies through adults.


Latham ParkLatham Park
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
712-277-6586
www.lathampark.com

Located in a traditional, residential area of the Morningside section of
Sioux City, Latham Park occupies almost a full acre of ground. Home to
an endless variety of flowering plants and songbirds, and featuring a wonderful
fountain and quiet sitting areas, Latham Park is used frequently for weddings,
photo shoots, and bridal or baby showers.


Morningside College morningside
1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
712-274-5000
www.morningside.edu

The mission of Morningside College, est. in 1894 by the Methodist
Episcopal Church, is to cultivate a passion for life-long learning
and dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility.
Morningside sponsors numerous events, including concerts, lecture
series, art exhibits and more- virtually open to the public. The
41 acre campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Orpheum Theatre orpheum
528 Pierce Street #280
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-279-4850
www.orpheumlive.com

The spectacular renovated Orpheum Theatre is host to live
theatre and symphony performances, movies, and national
touring concerts and shows.


Promenade Cinema promenade
924 4th Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-277-8300
www.mainstreettheatres.com

On 4th Street, adjacent to Historic 4th Street and the Convention
Center. The cinema features 14 screens, stadium seating and state
of the art projection and sound. Concessions include more than the
usual soda and popcorn.


Sioux City Community Theater lamb
1401 Riverside Blvd
Sioux City, Iowa 51109
712-233-2719
www.scctheatre.org

Siouxland’s community theater with 8 main stage productions per
season. Outstanding youth programming. Hours: Mon-Fri 1-5.


Sioux City Convention CenterConvention Center 2015 web
801 4th Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-279-4800
http://siouxcityconventioncenter.com/

The Sioux City Convention Center is the site of many events
throughout the year from large conventions, to small meetings,
to banquets and wedding receptions. It is also the site of popular
public shows; sport and home shows, craft fairs and more.


Sioux City Explorers BaseballExplorers Logo
3400 Line Drive
Sioux City, Iowa
712-277-9467
www.xsbaseball.com

Take I-29 to Singing Hills Blvd., exit , turn left onto Stadium
Dr. Sioux City Explorers baseball has become a summertime tradition.
In ten years, the Explorers have posted seven winning seasons, made
three playoff trips and owned the best overall record in the league.
They play 45 home games at the beautiful Lewis and Clark Park. Discounts
for groups of 20 or more. , or visit


Sioux City Farmers Market Farmer's Market
Tyson Events Center Suite Parking Lot
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-224-3350
www.farmersmarketsiouxcity.com

The Sioux City Farmers Market is available for 6 months out of the year,
normally from May – October. In 2015, the dates are May 6 – October 31.
The Farmers Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm
in the west parking lots of the Tyson Events Center, located at 401 Gordon
Drive. Off of I-29, take exits 148 or 149.
All products are grown, made, bred or manufactured by small businesses
within a 100 mile radius of Sioux City. Products include locally raised
fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, bedding plants, fresh and dried flowers
along with locally made breads, baked goods, pies, frozen and canned foods,
roasted coffee, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wine and other surprises. Join us
for a fresh-made breakfast, great entertainment, and friends.


Sioux City Musketeers Hockey musketeers
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-252-2116
www.musketeershockey.com

Mention hockey in siouxland and you’re talking about Sioux City Musketeers,
one of the strongest franchises on the United States Hockey League since the
developmental junior league was reorganized in 1980. Home games are played at
the Tyson Events Center. Season and general ticket info available through the
Musketeers office.


Sioux City Symphony Orchestra orchestra
520 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-277-2111
www.siouxcitysymphony.org

Each year the symphony presents a 7-concert classical and pops series,
a 3-concert family series, and a wide variety of educational programming
throughout the region. The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra calls the historic
Orpheum Theatre its home.


Southern Hills Mall1609667_703855016331280_1704009147_n

4400 Sergeant Road
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
712-274-2541
www.simon.com/mall/southern-hills-mall

With 110 specialty stores, Southern Hills Mall is anchored by Sears,
Barnes & Noble, Younkers and Scheels All Sports. It features a dozen
restaurants in the Cafe Court, and a 12-screen movie theater with stadium
seating.


Stone State Parkstone_park
5001 Talbot Road
Sioux City, Iowa 51103
712-255-4698
iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com

This 1,400-acre state park, named for the Thomas Jefferson Stone family,
is located on the western border of Iowa in the Plymouth and Woodbury
counties. The rugged topography and panoramic views attract 200,000 people
annually. The park is open year-round from 4 am-10:30 pm. The park roads
are closed during the winter season. Cabins, camping, and lodge rental
information available on the Park’s website, www.iowadnr.gov.


Woodbury County CourthouseCourthouse
620 Douglas Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-279-6525
www.woodburyiowa.com

The courthouse, completed in 1917, is an example of Prairie School-style
architecture. The building features stone carvings and elaborate windows.


The Greatest EscapeThe Greatest Escape
2540 Glenn Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51108
712-223-5528
www.thegreatestescapesiouxcity.com

This wonderful experience can be accessed by people of all ages. Customers book one of three fun themed rooms with up to ten of their friends. Once inside, the door “locks” and they have one hour to crack codes, solve puzzles, and find keys that will aid in their escape.

The Greatest Escape is an immersive, innovative, and exciting form of entertainment coming to Sioux City, April 2nd, 2016.