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October 2014

March of Dimes Siouxland Chef’s Auction

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convention Center,
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Signature Chefs Auctions pay tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs and caterers from Sioux City and the tri-state area, while raising significant funds to help in the fight against birth defects, prematurity, and infant mortality. Ten to twelve local chefs and caterers present their signature dish in tasting-size portions during a cocktail reception. A live auction follows with packages that may include unique dinners, hotel stays and weekend getaways that are put together by the chefs themselves. It’s…

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Future Horizons’ Autism Conference

October 3 @ 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Convention Center,
801 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Get advice straight from respected experts in the autism field. As a world leader in education, Future Horizons’ conferences are filled with relevant and cutting edge information on autism and Asperger’s for families, educators, therapists, and the community. We hope you’ll join us in the future for an educational, encouraging, experience of a lifetime! October 3, 2014 – Sioux City Convention Center Register for the Conference By Clicking Here 7:00 am 8:15 8:30 10:00 10:30 12:00 pm 1:00 2:30 3:00 4:30…

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Phillip Phillips

October 3 @ 8:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Morningside College and Saturday in the Park present PHILLIP PHILLIPS at the Orpheum Theatre Friday, October 3rd at 8 pm. Tickets on sale  at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. This show was originally scheduled at the Tyson Events Center, but has been moved to the Orpheum Theatre.  All Tyson tickets can be exchanged for Orpheum tickets.   You can exchange your Tyson tickets for comparable seats for the Orpheum…

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River-Cade Riverssance

October 4 - 5
Riverside Park,
Sioux City, IA United States

Step Into The Renaissance with Full Armored Jousting, Birds Of Prey, Knights and Princesses, Kings & Queens, Peasants & Wenches, Pirates & Scallywags, Wizards & Fairies, Food, Singing & Dancing… and much more! 10th Annual Riverssance Festival October 4 – 10am to 7pm October 5 – 10am to 5pm Riverside Park, Sioux City, Iowa Gate Prices for 2014 $10 for Adults $5 for 6 – 12 $1 for 5 and under Advance tickets on sale Sept. 1 – 30 at…

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Sioux City Musketeers vs. Sioux Falls

October 4 @ 7:05 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

The Sioux City Musketeers take on the Sioux Falls Stampede Saturday, October 4th, at the Tyson Events Center! Puck drops at 7:05 pm!

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Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill

October 5 @ 2:00 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City, 51103 United States

The complex life of Buffalo Bill Cody will be the subject of “Remembering Iowa’s Buffalo Bill: Never Missed and He Never Will” by University of Northern Iowa Professor Roy R. Behrens at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center. The program is made possible by Humanities Iowa and National Endowment for the Humanities. Admission will be free. Iowa’s Buffalo Bill Cody program set for Encounter Center Oct. 5. Admission is…

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China Circus

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Direct from Anhui, China, one of the world’s most awarded Acrobatic Troupes will be performing at Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 7:00 pm.  “The China Circus features the Anhui Acrobats of China who are known for their cool precision, playful fun, and daring feats of human performance art.  The Anhui Acrobatic Troupe is considered to be one of the most skilled and highly awarded Chinese Acrobatic Troupes.  Their astonishing acrobatic skills are amazing…

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Sioux City Musketeers vs. Sioux Falls

October 10 @ 7:05 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

The Sioux City Musketeers take on the Sioux Falls Stampede Friday, October 10th, at the Tyson Events Center! Puck drops at 7:05 PM!

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Sioux City Fall Fest 2014

October 11

More than a dozen venues around Sioux City will host events celebrating fall on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The family friendly activities are part of “Fall Fest 2014”, a day of fun designed for residents and visitors to enjoy the fall season, spend time with friends and family, and showcase Sioux City attractions. Farmers Market Pumpkin Days Farmers Market Pumpkin Days Children’s (12 and Under) Costume Contest 10AM – $25 1st Prize, $15 2nd Prize, and $10 3rd Prize Children’s…

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Sioux City Musketeers vs. Dubuque

October 11 @ 7:05 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

The Sioux City Musketeers take on the Dubuque Fighting Saints Saturday, October 11th, at the Tyson Events Center! Puck drops at 7:05 pm!

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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 and Casino
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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
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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 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.