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Things To Do



Siouxland offers a variety of things to do and places to visit. You’ll find something for everyone and everyone’s taste.

Endless Attractions

 

Sioux City Public Museum

The Sioux City Public Museum is located in the heart of Downtown Sioux City. Stop in and explore all the wonderful rich history that Sioux City has to offer that features numerous exhibits, interactive displays, hands-on experiences, and so much more.

Sioux City Art Center

Art comes to life at the Sioux City Art Center. You can find more than 1,000 artworks in a wide variety of mediums and styles during your visit. Artists locally and nationally have their medium on display. The Sioux City Art Center also provides a variety of art classes for those of you looking to explore your inner creativeness.

Peirce Mansion

This elegant Victorian-era home has been a fixture of the Sioux City landscape since 1893. Today the mansion is open to the public and provides a unique location to host gatherings, weddings, or photo shoots.

Sioux City Beauty

 

Orpheum Theatre

Beautifully renovated, the Orpheum Theatre hosts a variety of performances by fabulous performs like Sheryl Crow, BB King, Bob Dylan, David Copperfield, Willie Nelson, Jerry Seinfeld and may others.

Trinity Heights

Trinity Heights is a beautiful place to visit when you are looking for a quiet place for prayer and reflection. Trinity Heights offers two magnificent statues of Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There is also an impressive life-size carving of the Last Supper. People of all faiths are welcome.

Spirit of Siouxland Statue

Near the Anderson Pavilion by the Missouri River, you’ll see the Spirit of Siouxland Statue. This simple memorial commemorates the people, from Siouxland, who responded to help the victims of Flight 232 crash back in 1989. This out-of-the-way memorial is worth your time to see how people came together to help others in a time of need.

Friendly Fun

 

Cone Park/IBP Ice Center

New to Siouxland is the all-season Cone Park. Located near the IBP Ice Center, you’ll find a tubing hill, ice skating rink during the winter and a splash pad and trail loop during the summer.

Explorers Baseball

Sioux City is home to a professional baseball team of the Central Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Games are held at Lewis and Clark Park. The Explorers, commonly known as the X’s, provide great baseball games for Siouxland and host teams from all over the Midwest.

Sioux City Musketeer Hockey

For family friendly, great game night atmosphere, there’s nothing better than USHL hockey! Musketeer hockey is Tier I junior ice hockey at it’s best. Come watch exciting games played in the Tyson Events Center.

Sioux City Bandits Indoor Football

Founded back in 1999, the Sioux City Bandits are a professional indoor football team with 3 League Championships and 13 playoff appearances. The Bandits provide the best indoor football entertainment there is to offer.

Keeping Kids Busy

 

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum

New to Siouxland is the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum. This interactive educational experience allows children to see where their creativity and imagination takes them. You’ll see children ages 6 months to 10 years fully engrossed in play, joyful engagement and experimentation with the world.

Long Lines Family Rec Center

Looking for a little fun for the family? Then a visit to the Long Lines Family Rec Center is for you. You’ll find volleyball, basketball, party rooms for all types of activities and gettogethers. Plus, don’t forget about the Climbing wall – it’s the only one in the area.

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

This Nature Center is tucked away in the Loess Hills. Here you’ll discover various hiking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, butterfly and wildflower gardens and numerous natural history exhibits. With several miles of trails, you’ll see prairie grasses, old bur oak trees and ridges that look over the tri-state area.

The Greatest Escape Sioux City

Need some excitement in your life? Then a visit to the Greatest Escape is in your future. You have 60 minutes to solve puzzles, crack codes and find keys that will help you escape.

Stuff to do Everyday

 

Sergeant Floyd Monument

Sergeant Charles Floyd was the first U.S. soldier to die west of the Mississippi River during the Lewis and Clark Expedition of the Louisiana Purchase. Stop and visit the Memorial to Sergeant Floyd and catch a view of Sioux City and the Missouri River.

Sioux City Railroad Museum

Train buffs will love a visit to the Sioux City Railroad Museum. Located between the Loess Hills and Big Sioux River, you’ll find this historical treasure. Come and experience what a train yard was, watch HO trains and ring the bell of a steam engine.

Mid-America Museum of Aviation and Transportation

Calling all air enthusiasts! Here’s your opportunity to view unique artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of aviation. Stroll and view a wide variety of displays and exhibits. You’ll find something exciting for the entire family.

Sergeant Floyd river Museum and Welcome Center

Looking for a little fun for the family? Then a visit to the Long Lines Family Rec Center is for you. You’ll find volleyball, basketball, party rooms for all types of activities and get-togethers. Plus, don’t forget about the Climbing wall – it’s the only one in the area.

Chief War Eagle Monument

A historical visit should be made to the Chief War Eagle Monument. The monument marks the grave site of this great Sioux chief that once received a silver medal from President Van Buren in 1837. War Eagle was most remembered as a person who believed in peace and devoted his life toward that goal.

Tour the Town

 

Fourth Street Historic District

Stroll the Fourth Street Historic District to view beautiful historic buildings and visit block after block of unique restaurants and landmark bars. Huge events, shopping, complexes including hotels, movies and businesses make this a popular spot for Sioux City day fun and especially the nightlife.

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center

The Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Betty Strong Encounter Center is a beautiful facility that showcases the expedition of Lewis and Clark as they traveled along the Missouri River. Take a stroll with Lewis and Clark as they surveyed the Missouri river and view beautiful artwork from around the area.

Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe

Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then a visit to Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe is what you need. Come find all your favorite candies and other treats like homemade brittle, gourmet truffles, roasted nuts and the famous Twin Bing!

Siouxland Freedom Park

Make sure you plan a visit to the Siouxland Freedom Park. Here you can experience a Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, visit the Interpretive Center and stop by the John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park.

Family Fun Activities



Besides the many parks, beautiful camping areas and RV parks, Siouxland is full of family fun activities. Such as: County Fairs, conventions, casinos, amazing movie theaters, Cone Park sledding hill, Drop Zone Family Fun Center, laser tag, over 20 golf courses, waterparks, ice skating, rock climbing, recreation centers, trails and byways, great flea markets, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino music events, live theatre, farmer’s market, an orchestra and so, so much more. Check out our Events and Parks & Rec pages for even more Siouxland traditions and upcoming events.