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November 2015

It’s a Wonderful Life!

November 27 @ 7:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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Don’t miss this Orpheum Theatre tradition – see “It’s a Wonderful Life!” for free on the big screen Friday, November 27th, at 7pm.   After a day of post-Thanksgiving shopping, come down to the Orpheum Theatre for one of the best movies of all time that will certainly put you in the right frame of mind for the holidays. Bring your entire family for a memorable evening! It is a tale of a savings-and-loan manager who struggles against a greedy banker…

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Jill Miller’s Annual Christmas Show

November 28 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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Join us for a great holiday concert with Jill Miller! Great Family Concert that benefits Sunrise Retirement Community! Tickets $20, Children 12 & under FREE & Group Discounts  

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New Horizons Band Christmas Music

November 29 @ 2:30 pm
Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center/Betty Strong Encounter Center,
900 Larsen Park Road
Sioux City, 51103 United States

Christmas music will light up the Betty Strong Encounter Center stage at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 when New Horizons Band of Siouxland performs popular seasonal tunes under the direction of Dr. Lou Rossman. Admission will be free. A reception will follow. “Snow Day Celebration,” “Winter Holiday,” “Candlelight Carol” and “Christmas From The ’50s” are among program possibilities. “The musical repertoire will include a variety of musical styles,” says Rossman who has been a music educator for more than 50…

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December 2015

2015 NAIA Volleyball Championship

December 1 - December 5
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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For the 8th year in a row, the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Volleyball Championships will return to the Tyson Events Center, December 1-5. 24 teams from all over the United States will be heading to Sioux City, Iowa in hopes of winning the National Title! Want to line your business with this tournament which bring around 20,000 people into the Tyson Events Center during the week? Click on options below for more information: NAIA Team + Other Sponsorship…

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December 2 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
Piano Guys 2

Tickets on sale Friday, September 18th, at 10am! Hailing from Utah, ThePianoGuys are four dads who became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. See ThePianoGuys live at Orpheum Theatre on December 2, 2015. Experience…

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Sioux City Rockestra: Christmas Show

December 5 @ 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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This Christmas show features lots of Holiday surprises to help make your season the happiest ever!  Hop on the musical sleigh Saturday December 5th at 7:30 p.m.  Season tickets are on sale now by calling the box office: 712.279.4850 ext. 2.  Individual shows will go on sale September 8th.

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Rudy Daniels’ ‘Pearl Harbor’

December 6 @ 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 “Chance, Happenstance and Hazards During the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941” with Dr. Rudy Daniels at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 in the Encounter Center auditorium. Admission will be free. A reception will follow. Daniels will discuss many “strange and unrelated events” which made the Pearl Harbor Attack an even greater disaster than would have been expected. The attack killed 2,403 people, including 68 civilians.…

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Brian Regan

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States

Comedian Brian Regan announces summer and fall dates in his 10-year, non-stop theater tour going on sale Friday, March 20, 2015. The summer and fall leg of the tour will visit 41 cities, including Sioux City,  throughout North America including Regan’s first performance at the “Showplace of the Nation,” Radio City Music Hall on September 26 and a return to the legendary, 8,600-seat Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 5. Regan’s full 2015 tour will visit more than 80 cities bringing…

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Sioux City Musketeers vs. Youngstown Phantoms

December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Tyson Center,
401 Gordon Drive
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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The Sioux City Musketeers take on Youngstown Phantoms on Friday December 11th, at the Tyson Events Center!  Puck drops at 7:05 pm! Season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now through the Musketeers Office. For Season, Group or FLEX ticket purchases, please contact the Musketeers office at 712-252-2116. FLEX tickets are a great way to save money in advance while offering the versatility of choosing which game(s) you want to attend at a later date. Individual Tickets for…

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Sioux City Symphony: Christmas Spectacular

December 12
Orpheum Theatre,
528 S. Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101 United States
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The annual Christmas Spectacular, this year on Dec. 12, will enchant the audience with Christmas carols, classic holiday favorites and the ever-popular singalongs. Special guests are Rick Darrow on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ and jolly old St. Nick.  Show time is 7:30 p.m.

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Anderson Dance Pavillion

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

Take I-29 Exit 151, 4 miles north on IA Hwy 12. or visit 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

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

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

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


$4 Adult  –  $1 Children 5 & Under

Skate Rental: $2

Skate Sharpening: $3

*Days and times subject to change

Lakeport Commons Shopping Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

Promenade Cinema

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

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

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

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

Sioux City Convention Center

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

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

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

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

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
Sioux City Tourism

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


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

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,

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

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

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

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