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April 2015

49th Annual Midwest 8 Ball Championship

April 16 - May 19
Convention Center,
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Whether you are an avid pool player or are just interested in seeing some of the Midwest’s best Pool players around, stop down to the 49th Annual Midwest 8 Ball Championships at the Sioux City Convention Center, April 16th-19th, 2015. Cash prizes up to $45,000 Entry Deadline: March 30 4/16-19/2015 Thursday 4:00 pm-2:00 am Friday 8:00 am-2:00 am Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 am Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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May 2015

Abu-Bekr Shrine Circus

May 6 - 10
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

The circus is back in town! The Abu-Bekr Shrine Circus returns to the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City May 6-10, and tickets start at just $10! Tickets go on-sale Monday April 6th at 10 am, through Etix.com, at the Tyson Events Center Box Office or by calling Etix at 800.514.3849. Don’t miss it! Here are the show times: Wednesday, 05/06/15, @ 11:30am or 7:00 pm Thursday, 05/07/15, @ 11:30am or 7:00 pm Friday, 05/08/15, @ 11:30am or 7:00 pm…

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

May 10
Convention Center,
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to…

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Kraus Gun Show

May 15 - 17
Convention Center,
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Come and check out all things Guns and Weapons! From Antiques to modern, ammunition and parts, you are sure to find something for everyone! 5/15/2015 – 5/17/2015 Friday 5:00pm-9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm Admission: $7 per day $10 all weekend pass Kids 12 and under are free

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Sioux City Bandits vs. Omaha Beef

May 16 @ 7:05 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Don’t miss the Sioux City Bandits as they take on Omaha Beef on Saturday May 16th at 7:05 pm  at the Tyson Events Center!

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ISU Tailgate Tour

May 19 @ 12:00 pm
Convention Center,
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Cyclone Tailgate Tour, a traveling caravan featuring Iowa State coaches, student-athletes, spirit squads, and Cy, This year’s schedule includes 9 stops around the state of Iowa. The Jr. Cyclone Club is sponsoring interactive games and activities for kids on the evening stops. Admission is free and open to all fans and friends of the Cyclones. “This has been our way for us to get out in the state and say ‘thanks’, Director of Athletics…

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Steve Miller Band

May 21 @ 7:30 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Steve Miller Band is coming to the Tyson Events Center on Thursday May 21st! Matthew Curry will open! Call him the Gangster of Love. Call him Maurice. You can even call him the The Joker or Space Cowboy. Everybody knows that Steve Miller speaks the pompatus of love. Earlier this year, Miller released a live version of “The Joker” album to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original number one studio album. He also released two new albums – the…

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Security National Bank & Morningside College Presents: 2015 NAIA Softball World Series

May 22 - 28
Morningside College,
1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106 United States

The NAIA Softball World Series 2015, will be held at the Elizabeth & Irving Jensen Softball Complex on the Morningside College campus in Sioux City, Iowa. The NAIA Softball World Series is a 10-team double-elimination format, played on one stadium field and will be held on May 22-28, 2015. Thanks to the generous presenting sponsors Security National Bank and Morningside College, these games will all be free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. If you…

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Volbeat

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Volbeat has announced a Spring, 2015 tour with Anthrax serving as direct support and Crobot opening the show.   This show is coming to the Tyson Events Center on May 22nd, 2015 at 7 pm! Volbeat’s most recent release Outlaw Gentleman & Shady Ladies has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S., alongside hundreds of thousands of digital singles. The title has been certified platinum in their home country of Denmark, alongside Germany and Austria, with gold sales in Finland…

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Sioux City Bandits vs. Amarillo Venom

May 30 @ 7:05 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Don’t miss the Sioux City Bandits as they close their season with the Amarillo Venom on Saturday May 30th at 7:05 pm  at the Tyson Events Center!

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Anderson Dance Pavillion
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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
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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.

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
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Take I-29 Exit 151, 4 miles north on IA Hwy 12. or visit www.woodburyparks.com. This award-winning facility showcases the Loess Hills and provides opportunity for public recreation, education and stewardship. Classes, special events and meetings are held in the two 60-seat classrooms. The facility is handicap accessible. Three miles of hiking trails offer spectacular views and connect with other park trails. An outdoor amphitheater and 1/4 mile accessible trail also available. Open Tue-Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5. Closed Mondays.

Flight 232 Memorial
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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 District
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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.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
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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!

IBP Ice Center
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This 38,000sq.ft. 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.

Call 712-279-4880 or 800-593-2228 for more information.

Public Ice Times:

Friday:       7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday:  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Admission:

$4 Adult  –  $1 Children 5 & Under

Skate Rental: $2

Skate Sharpening: $3

*Days and times subject to change

Lakeport Commons Shopping Center
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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
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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 Park
Latham Park

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.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & the Betty Strong Encounter Center
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Take exit 149 off I-29, Hamilton Blvd. Free admission. The center focuses on a day in the life of the explorers as they traveled through what is now the Sioux City area. History comes to life in exhibits that use dozens of interactive devices. A bookstore offers books and gifts for all ages. The grounds feature a 30×50 ft. U.S. flag, a 14ft. sculpture of Lewis, Clark and their dog, Seaman. Summer hrs: 9am-6pm daily. Winter hrs: 9-5 Tues- Sat., 1-5 pm Sum. Closed Mondays.

MidAmerica Museum of Aviation and Transportation
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The museum opened in mid-2010 near the Sioux City Airport and Colonel Bud Day Field. The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit aviation and transportation history. The museum hours are 9-5 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sun (closed Wed) from April – September. Hours are 10-4 Mon-Sat and 12-4 on Sun (closed Tues and Wed) from October-March.

Morningside College
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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.

Municipal Band

The Municipal Band performs at the Grandview Park Bandshell, 24th and Grandview Sts.. The Band presents summer Sunday night concerts, and performs at various engagements throughout the year.

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

Promenade Cinema
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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.

Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center
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On the riverfront . Exit 149 from I-29, Hamilton Blvd. Board the M.V. Sergeant Floyd and begin a journey into the region’s maritime history. Built in 1932 as an inspection boat by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, the Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center chronicles the Missouri River’s development as a major shipping route and the key to Sioux City’s success in the early years of its founding. Discover exhibitions in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the fur trade, Sioux City’s, evolution as a transportation hub and those rivercraft which still ply the waters of the Missouri river. The center provides travel planning for the tri-state region. The Galley Gift Shop features Sioux City souvenirs. Open daily 9am – 5pm.

Sioux City Art Center
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Named “2002 Tourism Attraction of the Year” by the Iowa Division of Tourism and Travel, the Sioux City Art Center houses a three- story glass atrium and five galleries to showcase traveling and permanent collection exhibitions.

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

Sioux City Convention Center
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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 Baseball
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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
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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
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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 Public Museum
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Visit the spectacular new Sioux City Public Museum! The Museum preserves and shares the heritage of Sioux City through a variety of exhibitions, educational programs, and events. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1pm-5pm on Sundays.

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra
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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.

Sioux City Tourism Bureau
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The Sioux City Tourism Bureau’s offices are located in the Sioux City Convention Center. Offering free information on Sioux City, area attractions, maps, and things to do, it’s also the location of the “Sioux City Store” which features local products such as Sue Bee Honey and Jolly Time Popcorn.

Southern Hills Mall
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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 Park
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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.

The Railroad Museum
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This complex was originally built in 1917 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway Company, more commonly known as The Milwaukee Road. It was the 2nd largest shop complex in the Milwaukee’s system behind their home shops in Milwaukee, WI. The site originally encompassed over 50 acres of land and incorporated over 25 buildings to include a 30 stall roundhouse, machine/blacksmith shop, car/carpenter shop, steam power plant, water softener plant, stores warehouse, sand drying house and two wooden sand towers, a 300 ton capacity wood coal tower and more. The complex also included over 10 miles of track and employed over 500 people. The typical work accomplished at these shops is highlighted by an article from the Sioux City Journal providing a year end production report on the Milwaukee Railroad Shops for 1948.

Trinity Heights
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The 33′ stainless steel statue of Jesus is the centerpiece of the Outdoor Cathedral. 53 acres offer a beautiful setting for the 30′ stainless steel statue of Mary, the Trinity gardens and Circle of Life memorial to the Unborn, the St. Joseph Center Museum features a life-size wood carving of the Last Supper. Grounds are open 9 am – 9 pm daily. The St. Joseph Center is open from 10 am until 8 pm Monday thru Saturday and 12 pm  -8 pm on Sunday.

And if you haven’t been to Trinity Heights in a while, the St Joseph Center has undergone a complete renovation in the last year and the life sized wood carving of the Last Supper by Jerry Traufler, has been re-stained and re-varnished and looks like new. It is truly non-denominational and is one of only 4 in the world! Located right here in Sioux City it is a treasure everyone should come to see. We have visitors from all over the United States and various countries around the world that come to see this amazing work of art.

Tyson Events Center / Gateway Arena
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401 Gordon Dr. or visit .

The 10,000 seat events center is the home of the Sioux City Musketeers Hockey team, Sioux City Bandits Indoor Football team and also hosts many concerts, family productions and sporting events throughout the year. It hosts the NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championship in December, and the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship in March.

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