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July 2016

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center’s “Exploration Wednesdays”

July 27 @ 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2016
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will present exploration-themed kids’ activities at 11 a.m. each Wednesday in July. Admission and materials will be free. The 45-minute Lewis & Clark-themed activities for first through sixth grades will focus on Sgt. Charles Floyd, buffalo, the keelboat and peace medals. “Each session is designed to stir the imagination and encourage creativity and learning,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s History Education Coordinator. “Young Man of Much Merit,” July 6:  Kids will focus…

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Making Peace Medal

July 27 @ 11:00 am
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will present “Making Peace Medals, ” an activity for kids first through sixth grades, at 11 a.m. July 27. Admission and materials will be free. “The captains presented peace medals to Indian chiefs to promote friendship with Native peoples,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s History Education Coordinator. President Thomas Jefferson hoped Native people would become trading partners with the United States. On Aug. 19,1804, in present-day Siouxland, the Corps of Discovery presented…

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KISS: Freedom to Rock Tour

July 27 @ 7:30 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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Wednesday, July 27 – 7:30 PM – Tyson Events Center – ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 15TH AT 10 AM! KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all-time, and they are bringing their Freedom to Rock Tour to Sioux City on July 27! The band holds honors as one of America’s top gold record champions, selling over 100 million albums worldwide in their 40 year career. KISS’ career milestones are staggering, boasting decades of…

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Fridays On The Promenade

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Sioux City,
United States
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Goodbye work week… Hello weekend! It’s time to grab your friends, a lawn chair and head to the Promenade in Sioux City’s Historic 4th Street District. Chill out with food, beverages and a different live band every other Friday night. The party starts at 6 and ends at 8, so there early… you won’t want to miss a beat! 2016 Fridays On the Promenade dates are as follows:  June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22,…

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Or Was He Wrong?

July 31 @ 2:00 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “Frank Lloyd Wright – Or Was He Wrong?” with University of Northern Iowa Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar Roy R. Behrens at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31 in the Encounter Center auditorium. Admission will be free; a reception will follow. In his richly illustrated presentation Behrens will examine: Wright’s philosophy; the architectural and design traditions that contributed to the architect’s professional development; and his most basic…

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August 2016

Exploration Wednesdays – A World of Games

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will host exploration-themed kids’ games at 11 AM on August 3, 10 and 17. Admission and materials will be free. “Games were a way for men of the expedition to relieve stress and learn to work together,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s History Education Coordinator. The 45-minute activities will focus on traditional hand games and Lewis & Clark-themed board games. A World of Games – On August 3 kids will discover a…

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Fridays On The Promenade

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Sioux City,
United States
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Goodbye work week… Hello weekend! It’s time to grab your friends, a lawn chair and head to the Promenade in Sioux City’s Historic 4th Street District. Chill out with food, beverages and a different live band every other Friday night. The party starts at 6 and ends at 8, so there early… you won’t want to miss a beat! 2016 Fridays On the Promenade dates are as follows:  June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22,…

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Teddy Roosevelt

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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Historical re-enactor Darrel Draper will portray President Theodore Roosevelt in a unique “edu-taining” (educational=entertaining) costumed program. The 45- minute program will be free; a reception will follow. The 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was better known as “Teddy.” He was famous for his energetic personality, range of interests, model of masculinity, and “cowboy” image. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author and soldier are as much a part of his fame as the many political offices he held.…

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Exploration Wednesdays – Captain Me!

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will host exploration-themed kids’ games at 11AM August 3, 10 and 17.  Admission and materials will be free. “Games were a way for men of the expedition to relieve stress and learn to work together,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s History Education Coordinator. The 45-minute activities will focus on traditional hand games and Lewis & Clark-themed board games. Captain Me! Originally known as “draughts” in Great Britain, the game became known as…

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Exploration Wednesdays – Expedition Bingo

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States
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The Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will host exploration-themed kids’ games at 11 AM August 3, 10 and 17. Admission and materials will be free. “Games were a way for men of the expedition to relieve stress and learn to work together,” says Sara Olson, the Center’s History Education Coordinator. The 45-minute activities will focus on traditional hand games and Lewis * Clark-themed board games. Expedition Bingo – Kids will learn that bingo stretches back to 16th century…

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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.

LaunchPad Children's Museum
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Opening in February 2016 in downtown, LaunchPad is an immersive learning environment for children ages
6 months to 10 years. Hands-on exhibits emphasize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
principles and reflect the history and heritage of the Sioux City region.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & the Betty Strong Encounter Center
Lewis & Clark Interpretive

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.