Visitors Guide Winter 2021

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LOTS OF

WINTER

FUN Sledding is only one of Siouxland’s winter thrills

+ Chefs’ favorites: We find out where Sioux City chefs love to dine


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We deliver amplified experiences that rock! Must be 21 or older to gamble. If you or someone you know needs gambling treatment, call 800.BETS.OFF.

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Welcome to Sioux City!

ENJOY ALL THAT’S UNIQUELY SIOUXLAND Whether it’s your first visit, your 15th – or your home – we want you to enjoy all that’s uniquely Siouxland. In this season’s Explore Sioux City guide, you’ll find places to go, things to do, people to meet. If you schedule a trip to the Sioux City Public Museum, you’ll discover some of the great people who called our city home (Ann Landers and Dear Abby, Macdonald Carey, Sharon Farrell, Bud Day, and Fred Grandy among them), the “firsts” we claim (Corn Palace, anyone?) and the challenges that have defined the community’s personality. If you want a souvenir from your stay, we’ve got great ideas. And if you want all things Twin Bing, don’t stop at the candy bar.

You’ll also find Twin Bing beer, coffee, ice cream, ice cream bars, T-shirts – you name it! Quick ideas for fun? Why not: • Enjoy Historic Fourth Street and its restaurants and shops. • Take a walking trip along the Missouri River. • See the nation’s first monument (dedicated to Sgt. Charles Floyd, part of the Lewis and Clark expedition) and, stop in at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and learn what the expedition’s stay meant. • If you’re downtown, visits to the museum, the Sioux City Art Center, the Orpheum Theatre and the Tyson Events Center are musts. Want more? Look inside, and we’ll help you. We’ve got a region full of fun.

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TAKE A HIKE

The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is a great place to visit all year long. In winter, it’s particularly fun. Go on a trek with us to see what you can find. PAGE 4

SIOUX-PERB!

There are plenty of “unique to Siouxland” restaurants that will make you want to come back again and again and again. We’ve got some tips. PAGE 18

GREAT IDEAS

What can you bring home that says “Sioux City”? We’ve got super ideas that your family and friends will love. PAGE 22

• EXPLORE SIOUX CITY is published by the Sioux City Journal, 515 Pavonia St., Sioux City, Iowa.

TIM HYNDS, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL A 15-star American flag flies at the Floyd Monument. It was America’s official flag from 1795 to 1818, the time that includes the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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Outdoors

People hike up a hill in snowshoes at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The activity offered participants a chance to learn snowshoeing basics. JUSTIN WAN PHOTOS, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL

HIT THE TRAILS! Winter activities abound at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

DOLLY A. BUTZ dbutz@siouxcityjournal.com

SIOUX CITY – Located in the scenic Loess Hills north of Sioux City, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center has become a destination for locals and tourists alike to explore nature year-round. Outdoor learning and recreation at the center, which is surrounded by over 1,000 acres of woodlands and prairies, doesn’t stop when the snowflakes begin to fall. The following activities can be enjoyed at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road, in the wintertime. 4

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HIKING

Hiking is among the most popular wintertime activities at the nature center, according to Naturalist Kari Sandage. “We have about three miles of trails and, then, the trails do connect to Stone State Park, so you can always extend your hike in that park, too,” she said. “Sometimes, we’ll do hikes led by a naturalist.” Sandage said you’ll definitely want to wear snow boots that are preferably water-proof or water-resistant, since the trails aren’t shoveled or groomed. “It’s pretty rugged out there,” she said. “It happens that some people do get lost,

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and they call us. We also have trail maps at the visitors center that people can take with them.” Sandage also recommends dressing in layers, with a base layer that is made of moisture-wicking fabric. That way, if you get too warm, you take a layer off. Also, don’t forget to bring along a bottle of water. “Our trails are fairly short, but, it’s always good to have water with you just in case,” Sandage said.

BIRDWATCHING

Feeders located outside the nature center, which is open Tuesday through


Outdoors

From left, Brayden Kerr of Sergeant Bluff and his friend, Braxton Van Meter, walk in the snow with snowshoes at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City in this 2015 file photo.

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., attract a lot of birds during the winter months, including cardinals, woodpeckers and white-breasted nuthatches. Sandage said can you sit on nearby benches outside, birdwatch from the center’s windows or view footage from cameras placed by the feeders. While inside the 14,000-square-foot building, take some time to view the interactive prairie, wetland and woodland exhibits and live native reptile and fish exhibits. “Binoculars do help. The birds are pretty tame, so you can just sit at the benches and watch them,” Sandage said. “Another cool thing that we just added to our visitors center is we put cameras on all the bird feeders. There’s a little screen on the inside of the building where you can toggle back and forth and look at all of the birdfeeders on the screen.”

SNOWSHOEING

Snowshoeing might be the perfect way to extend walking, running and hiking into the winter. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center offers snowshoeing events. To snowshoe, there has to be roughly a 4-inch base of snow on the ground. “Our trails are really great for snowshoeing,” Sandage said. “A lot of people come out and bring their own snowshoes and just snowshoe on our trails. The more snow, the easier it is to snowshoe on.” In years past, Sandage said the center has offered snowshoes for rent. However, last year, she said those rentals were not made available amid the pandemic. For the latest update to date information about snowshoeing, Sandage recommends visiting the center’s social

media pages, as well as its website: woodburyparks.org/dorothy-pecautnature-center/ “You just kind of have to watch our social media and our website to know when those (events) are going to be,” she said. Traditionally, snowshoes were made of wood bent frames and leather lacing for the decking. While you can still buy or even make your own traditionalstyle snowshoes, today’s snowshoes are constructed with aluminum frames and synthetic decking made of coldresistant rubber, such as neoprene, or a plastic-type material. Modern snowshoes can be purchased at most sporting goods stores and even big-box stores. CALL 712-258-0838 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Fall Fest weekend

LOOK FOR FUN AT THE FALL FEST How do you welcome fall? In Sioux City, you do so with Fall Fest, Oct. 9, 10. Here are just some of the events you can find in town on the weekend.

FALL FEST AT THE MARKET

FALL FEST HIKES

WHERE: Farmers Market, corner of TriView Avenue and Pearl Street WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 DETAILS: Event includes costume contest, vendor specials, trick-ortreating and pumpkin painting. For more information about the Sioux City Farmers Market visit www.farmersmarketsiouxcity.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

WHEN: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Oct. 9; WHERE: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road (1 mile south of Stone State Park on Hwy 12). DETAILS: This fall-themed hike is great for families looking to escape the city and take a fun walk through the woods. We’ll look for wildlife and learn about nature along the way. www.woodburyparks.org

PALMER’S OLDE TYME CANDY SHOPPE

WHEN, WHERE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 10: Aalfs Downtown Library, 529 Pierce St. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9: Morningside Branch Library, 4005 Morningside Ave. DETAILS: Pick a good book or movie from the library’s abundant collection and add to your weekend fun! Visit with staff to get personalized reading recommendations, learn how to make a playlist of your favorite songs using Freegal, discover OverDrive’s award-winning Libby app for eBooks and audiobooks, or to get started streaming movies with Kanopy. During Fall Fest, create a mini-notepad using Sioux City Public Library due date cards at our Morningside and Aalfs Downtown locations. www.siouxcitylibrary.org

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 WHERE: 405 Wesley Parkway DETAILS: Spin the Jelly Belly Beanboozled wheel, register for door prizes and sample new fall favorites. palmercandy.com or 712-258-7790

PUNKIN CHUNKIN WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 WHERE: LaunchPAD Children’s Museum, 623 Pearl St. DETAILS: Free Chunkin Pumpkin activity bags. The bag includes all the materials you need to make a Pumpkin fly! Kids can also color a picture and return to LaunchPAD for a chance to win a credit to our Odyssey Toy Store. No admission required to pick up the Chunkin Pumpkin activity bag. Launchpadmuseum.com

MONARCHS, MIDWEST AND MICHOACÁN – COMING HOME The monarch’s significance to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and its journey from the Midwest to Mexico will be explored through activities. Community Monarch Making WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 WHERE: Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. DETAILS: Individuals and families are encouraged to create a monarch for a canopy-style installation for the Museum’s Día de los Muertos altar display in late October and early November. Instructions will be available in English and Spanish. Also, on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, families can learn more about Discover Day of the Dead.

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THE ART OF MASK MAKING WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 9; WHERE: Gilchrist Learning Center, Sioux City Art Center, 220 Pierce St. DETAILS: Children are welcome to attend this free mixed media workshop. Markers, sequins, gem stones and feathers will be used to enhance a mask of their choice. www.siouxcityartcenter.org or call 279-6272 ext. 201

LONG LINES FAMILY REC CENTER CLIMBING WALL WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Noon to 2 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 9, 10; WHERE: 401 Gordon Drive $10 per person, two-hour session which includes shoe rental DETAILS: Walk-ins accepted, but recommend reservations as we can only accommodate 25 climbers

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for each session. Interested parties can call 712-224-5124 during climbing wall hours or 712-279-6126 Monday-Friday for information and reservations.

DUTCH OVEN COOKING DEMONSTRATION WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 9 WHERE: Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 4500 Sioux River Road (1 mile south of Stone State Park on Hwy 12). DETAILS: Learn more about Dutch oven cooking from some local experts. Pre-register by calling 712258-0838 or camps@woodburyparks. org. Free! www.woodburyparks.org

PINTS FOR PRESERVATION SCAVENGER HUNT WHEN: 11 a.m., Oct. 9; registration, WHERE: Historic Pearl District DETAILS: Part of Historic Preservation Week

MID AMERICA MUSEUM OF AVIATION & TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 9; WHERE: 2600 Expedition Court DETAILS: Half-price admission www.midamericaairmuseum.org/

SIOUX CITY RAILROAD MUSEUM WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 9; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 WHERE: 3400 Sioux River Road DETAILS: Steam locomotive will be outdoors on display. Free motorcar ride and miniature train ride during your self-guided tour. www.SiouxCityRailroadMuseum.org

‘CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ON THE TRIAL’ WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m., Oct. 9, 10 WHERE: Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larson Park Road. DETAILS: Kids will create clothespin “animals” and learn about the dangerous, hair-raising encounters that happened during the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will present “Close Encounter on the Trail,” a free kids’ drop-in activity from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct.

10. As part of the festivities, board games and other activities will be available at the Center. Admission, materials, and treats will be free. All ages welcome. Come and go event. www.siouxcitylcic.com

SCARECROW FARM WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 WHERE: 1592 Charles Avenue, Lawton, Iowa, (four miles east of Menards on Hwy 20) DETAILS: Pumpkin patch, hayrack rides, zip line, spider play zone, minitrain, corn maze, jumping pillow, farm animals and many more activities. www.scarecrowfarm.com

NIGHTMARE ON 4TH STREET & THE FEAR FACTORY WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 9; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 10 WHERE: 1229 Fourth St. DETAILS: Two haunted houses in one location. A walk-thru attraction with animatronics and live actors lurking around. www.scarecentral.com

LAMB ARTS REGIONAL THEATRE PRESENTS … ‘UNNECESSARY FARCE’ WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 WHERE: 17 Market St. DETAILS: The comedy features two cops, three crooks and eight doors. Tickets available for reservation starting Sept. 17. Lambtheatre.com or call 712-255-9536

PUBLIC ICE SKATING WHEN: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 9; WHERE: ibp Ice Center, 3808 Stadium Drive DETAILS: Admission: 19 and older $6, Ages 6-18 $5, Child 5 and under $2, skate rentals $3. www.sioux-city.org/ibp-ice-center

CONE-ACOPIA FALL FEST WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 WHERE: Cone Park, 3800 Line Drive DETAILS: Tons of activities for all ages at Sioux City’s favorite all-season park! Among the offerings: Tastings, bounce houses, kids games and hayrack rides.


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Entertainment ORPHEUM THEATRE

528 Pierce St. The Orpheum, which reopened in 2001 after undergoing a $15 million renovation, hosts Broadway shows and big name entertainers, as well as Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Rockestra concerts. Built in 1927, the opulent theater boasts a 2,690-seat, six story auditorium complete with a Wurlitzer pipe organ, half-circle boxes, hand-carved detailing, gilded ornamentation and a handpainted ceiling. When: Call for showtimes and dates. More info: 712-244-5000 or orpheumlive.com

TYSON EVENTS CENTER

401 Gordon Drive Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift and John Mayer have entertained scores of fans on stage at the Tyson Events Center. The entertainment and sporting venue, which opened its doors in 2003, is also home to the Sioux City Musketeers hockey team and the Sioux City Bandits indoor football team. The 10,000-seat Tyson, which was designed by firms Ellerbe Becket of Kansas City and FEH Associates Inc. of Sioux City, is equipped with a full-size ice hockey rink surrounded by a U-shaped seating bowl. When: Call for showtimes and dates. More info: 712-279-4850 or tysoncenter.com

SIOUX CITY ART CENTER

225 Nebraska St. The Sioux City Art Center, a three-story, 55,000-square-foot concrete, brick and glass facility, opened to the public in 1997 as the result of a private/public partnership. Each year, around 35,000 people visit the Art Center, which has an extensive collection of permanent artworks and showcases various traveling exhibitions throughout the year. The center also offers art classes for preschoolers through senior citizens, and an annual outdoor arts festival, ArtSplash, on Labor Day weekend. The Atrium Gift Gallery offers a wide selection of one-of-a kind handcrafted items in all price ranges. The Art Center’s new, 11,000-square-foot Gilchrist Learning Center opened in fall 2018. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. More info: 712-279-6272 or siouxcityartcenter.org

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JIM LEE, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL The Sioux City Art Center.

WINNAVEGAS CASINO

1500 330th St., Sloan, Iowa Owned and operated by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, WinnaVegas has more than 54,300 square feet of gaming space. The casino has more than 850 slot machines, 10 casino table games, a poker room and a bingo hall. WinnaVegas also has a hotel, dining options, spacious event center and multiple meeting rooms. When: 24 hours a day weekends; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. weekdays. More info: 800-468-9466 or winnavegas.com

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY

111 Third St. The 30,000-square-foot Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers more than 850 slot machines, 28 table games and a sports book, an AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, six restaurants and bars, a vast memorabilia collection and two live entertainment venues: Anthem and Battery Park. Anthem, which can hold up to 850 people, hosts live music and entertainment acts weekly. Battery Park, a festival-style outdoor amphitheater, which holds 5,000 people, plays host to larger touring bands. The Battery Park concert series has brought dozens of artists to the stage in recent years, including Post Malone,

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JESSE BROTHERS, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL The Orpheum Theatre hosted comedian Drew Lynch in November 2020, the first live show at the Orpheum following the pandemic.


Entertainment Kesha, Pitbull, Old Dominion and Nelly. When: 24 hours a day weekends; 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. weekdays. More info: 712-226-7600 or hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com

VANGARDE ARTS

416 Pierce St. The Vangarde is a space devoted to connecting the creative community with the business community through unique and inviting social activities. Relaxed fine art galleries and a concert-quality performance space play host to events that include art exhibits, music, comedy and open mic nights. Vangarde Arts has hosted musicians such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, John Primer, Johnnie Winter, James McMurtry, David Lindley and world-renowned Jazz singer/ pianist/composer Patricia Barber, as well as rising young stars. When: Programs are scheduled throughout the year. Hours vary. More info: 712-251-6432 or vangardearts.com

TIM HYNDS, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL A customer places a bet at the sportsbook at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.

LAMB ARTS REGIONAL THEATRE

417 Market St. LAMB Arts, a self-supporting, professional theater, is one of a handful of professional

non-equity theater companies in the country. Shows run for five weeks with an average of 16 performances of each production. When: Shows run fall through spring. More info: 712-255-9536 or lambtheatre.com

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Chef Q&A

TIM HYNDS, THE WEEKENDER Dagas on Broadway’s executive chef Clay Lillie make All-American steakhouse favorites. But he is also proud of his housemade syrups which are used in many of Dagas’ custom cocktails.

JUSTIN WAN, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL Sioux City restaurateur Jesus Sanchez (The Key Club, Rebos, Major’s Sport Bar) is at home making cocktails as he is making a gourmet meal.

KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: SIOUX CITY EDITION Top chefs unveil their go-to local restaurants and what they eat at home EARL HORLYK ehorlyk@siouxcityjournal.com‌

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hat’s a good place to eat? This is a question Clay Lillie is asked by friends, family and work colleagues. After all, a chef like Lillie must have educated opinions on the local culinary

scene, right? That’s why we posed a few questions to Lillie, the executive chef at the newly opened Daga’s on Broadway, who formerly worked at The Key Club, Clyde’s and Bev’s on the River. We also asked Jesus Sanchez, owner of The Key Club, Major’s Sport Bar and Rebos, some foodrelated questions.

Clay Lillie pours a Summer Breeze punch drink made with berries, bourbon, lavender and lemonade.

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WHAT LOCAL RESTAURANTS DO YOU LIKE? Lilley: It depends. If I’m going with friends, I have a pretty good rotation of places I enjoy. The fact that I’ve worked and have become friends with so many local chefs ensures I’ll always get a good meal. If I’m with my wife, we’ll go to Pete’s Thai on 5th. We always make sure Something old, something bold! When Jesus Sanchez reopened the popular Rebos with its former owner Brian Rees, he amde sure to keep Rebos’ ever-popular Tijuana Trainwreck on the menu.

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Chef Q&A to get a big table and order plenty of food that we can share. Sanchez: Pete’s Thai on 5th is an excellent option. In Sioux City, we’re spoiled by having terrific Thai food, authentic Mexican food and a big variety of Vietnamese pho, which is different from place to place. WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE FOOD? Lilley: I work long hours and, often, I’ll get home after the kids have gone to bed. When I’m alone, pizza is my go-to food. Doesn’t matter if it’s fresh, frozen or refrigerator-cold, pizza always hits the spot. Sanchez: When you have kids, it becomes less about what you want to eat and what they are willing to eat. So, their guilty pleasure foods become my guilty pleasure food. La Juanita is great, of course. All of the kids eat well. My 16-year-old daughter loves sushi and she loves steak. She needs protein because she’s an athlete, but it is tough on my wallet.

Owner Pete Utthachoo holds a plate of pumpkin curry, left, and Pho, right, at his restaurant Pete’s Thai on 5th in Sioux City. Utthachoo’s flavorful creations were a favorite of Siouxland chefs like Jesus Sanchez and Clay Lillie.

DO YOU COOK AT HOME? Lilley: Even though I spend all day in a restaurant kitchen, I still cook at home. Sanchez: I try to get my kids involved in cooking. Recently, we made chicken and nachos with a homemade red sauce. In the morning, we’ll make breakfast burritos with veggies and chorizo or whatever we have in the refrigerator.

EXHIBITIONS

Dolie Thompson, Bread and Brie, 2010, Archival pigment print

J.L. Goff, Gravel Path, 2020, Watercolor

Al Harris-Fernandez, July 21, 2019 (2017-2018) Acrylic on canvas

Still Life

J.L. Goff

AI HarrisFernandez

AUGUST 7 - OCTOBER 31, 2021

AUGUST 14 - NOVEMBER 7, 2021

OCTOBER 9, 2021 - JANUARY 9, 2022

Dolie Thompson and Selections from the Permanent Collection

Watercolors

Abstracted

HOURS: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Thurs 10 am - 9 pm; Sun 1 - 4 pm; Mon Closed Sioux City Art Center • 225 Nebraska Street • Sioux City, IA 51101 • 712-279-6272 • www.siouxcityartcenter.org

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Attractions IOWA

SCULPT SIOUXLAND

Fourth St. from Pearl to Virginia streets, Sioux City www.SculptSiouxland.org Sculpt Siouxland is a year-long exhibit displaying sculptures from local and national artists. This exhibit is free to the public and displayed along Fourth Street.

AALFS COURTYARD

Fourth & Virginia streets, Sioux City A green space courtyard in downtown Sioux City, home to a locally created mural that depicts life in the 1800s and downtown buildings of decades past.

SERGEANT FLOYD MONUMENT

ANDERSON DANCE PAVILION ON THE RIVERFRONT

Larsen Park Road, Sioux City 712-279-6126 Located along the Missouri River, the Pavilion is host to many summer special events, parades, walks, and picturesque weddings. A scenic walkway leads to a well-manicured lawn with spectacular annual plantings and a modern, full-access children’s play area.

BRUGUIER’S CABIN

1201 Riverside Blvd., Sioux City Considered to be the oldest structure in Sioux City, the cabin originated as part of the Theophile Bruguier farm. The cabin became part of an abandoned house that was set to be demolished in 1933 so the lumber could be used for a boys camp, but workers noticed the original logs and researchers traced the structure’s origins to Bruguier. It is located in Riverside Park.

DOROTHY PECAUT NATURE CENTER

4500 Sioux River Road, Sioux City 712-258-0838 www.woodburyparks.com Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This award-winning facility showcases the Loess Hills and provides opportunities for outdoor recreation, education and stewardship. Exhibits include an interactive badger tunnel, prairie diorama, rare birds’ egg collection and extinct passenger pigeon. Hikes, special events and programs for all ages are held year-round. The facility is handicap accessible. Three miles of hiking trails, including a quarter-mile handicap accessible trail, offer views and connect with other trails in Stone State Park.

HISTORIC FOURTH STREET DISTRICT

1000-1100 Fourth St., Sioux City Historic Fourth Street contains the best concentration of late 19th century commercial buildings in Sioux City. Nestled in the heart of downtown, Historic Fourth Street offers several restaurants, bars, shopping and entertainment venues in a condensed, historic area.

LAUNCHPAD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

623 Pearl St., Sioux City 712-224-2542 www.launchpadmuseum.com Hours: Call or go online to reserve a time: 9 a.m., noon or 3 p.m. daily, plus 6 p.m. Thursday. 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/

BETTY STRONG ENCOUNTER CENTER

900 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City 712-224-5242 | www.siouxcitylcic.com Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Lewis & Clark Center commemorates the explorers’ time in Siouxland with a range of permanent hands-on exhibits, the Garden of Discovery, a 30-by50-foot U.S. flag and 14-foot bronze outdoor sculpture of Lewis, Clark and Seaman the Newfoundland dog. The adjoining Betty Strong Encounter Center, opened in 2007 to create a private, non-profit cultural complex on the riverfront, seeks to encounter deeper meanings of the expedition and its transforming impact on the people, land and rivers of this area, using changing exhibits, movies and a year round calendar of programs and activities for all ages.

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The Bruguier Cabin, Sioux City’s oldest structure, is located in Riverside Park. French fur trader Theophile Bruguier, who is considered the first white settler in Sioux City, built the one-story structure on his farm in 1849.

LONG LINES FAMILY REC CENTER

401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City 712-224-5124 | www.sioux-city.org The Long Lines Family Rec Center provides recreational facilities for individuals and groups. The center has courts for open gym, soccer, basketball, volleyball, in-line hockey, dodgeball, wrestling, batting cage and special events. The centerpiece of the facility is the 53-foot climbing wall and free-standing boulder that allow visitors rock climbing techniques. Conference rooms are available for meetings, parties and other small events.

MID AMERICA MUSEUM OF AVIATION & TRANSPORTATION

2600 Expedition Court, north of Sioux Gateway Airport, Sioux City 712-252-5300 midamericaairmuseum.org Hours: Call or go online before your visit to confirm operating hours. The museum features a variety of aircraft and transportation vehicles including vintage bicycles, cars, fire truck and police cars, military vehicles and displays to a Boeing 727-200.

ORPHEUM THEATRE

528 Pierce St., Sioux City www.orpheumlive.com Ticket Info: 855-333-8771 Symphony Info: 712-277-2111 The Orpheum is a magnificently restored 1927 theater in the heart of Sioux City’s downtown cultural district and is the home to the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, the Broadway at the Orpheum series and other live entertainment events. The historic theater, its elegant lobby and stylish bar also provide a setting for meetings, parties, wedding receptions and other events.

PUBLIC SAFETY MEMORIAL AT CITY HALL

Sixth & Douglas streets, Sioux City This memorial pays tribute to all of the fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers who helped keep the Siouxland community a safe place to live.

THE RAILROAD MUSEUM

3400 Sioux River Road, Sioux City 712-233-6996 www.SiouxCityRailroadMuseum.org Hours: March through December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Once belonging to the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, the century-old, 32-acre complex once employed more than 560 people to maintain steam and diesel locomotives and rail cars. Step back in time by climbing into the cab of the Great Northern steam locomotive and rail cars. Guided and self tours are available, and complimentary motorcar rides are available with each ticket.

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Hwy. 75 near Glenn Avenue, Sioux City The monument honors Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only casualty of the 1804 Lewis & Clark Expedition; he died near Sioux City. Overlooking the Missouri River, this 100-foot tall memorial was the first historic landmark registered by the U.S. Government.

SGT. FLOYD RIVER MUSEUM & WELCOME CENTER

1000 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City 712-279-0198 | www.siouxcitymuseum.org Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Board the Sergeant Floyd, and begin a journey into the region’s maritime history. Built in 1932 as an inspection boat by the U.S. Army Corps 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 its early years. Discover exhibits about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the fur trade, Sioux City’s evolution as a transportation hub and river craft that still cruise along the Missouri River. The three-deck vessel displays a forensic likeness of Sgt. Charles Floyd, a restored Engineer’s quarters, Radio Room and Officers’ Rest room. The Museum includes Native American artifacts, an authentic dug-out canoe, fur-trapping supplies and model steamboats.

SHEPHERD’S GARDEN

Corner of Sixth and Jackson streets, Sioux City This community park has a spiritual emphasis conducive to quiet meditation, but it is also a frequent spot for downtown workers to eat lunch and for families to gather.

SIOUX CITY ART CENTER

225 Nebraska St., Sioux City 712-279-6272 | www.siouxcityartcenter.org Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. The Sioux City Art Center welcomes visitors with its elegant three-story glass atrium, accented with a geometric maze floor fashioned from terrazzo tile. Two of its five galleries feature selections from the permanent collection of more than 900 works, including a Grant Wood mural. Throughout the year, other gallery space showcases touring exhibits of works by artists with international, national and regional reputations. The children’s Junior League Hands-On! Gallery offers a fun atmosphere for children to explore basic elements of art through interactive stations.

SIOUX CITY CONVENTION CENTER

801 Fourth St., Sioux City 712-224-6495 www.siouxcityconventioncenter.com The Convention Center hosts trade shows, conventions, meetings and special events. As the Tourism Bureau for the area, the Convention Center can assist with programs, maps, hotel recommendations and much more.

SIOUX CITY PUBLIC MUSEUM

607 Fourth St., Sioux City 712-279-6174 www.siouxcitymuseum.org Admission: Free Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The museum features exhibits showcasing Siouxland history across centuries, including Native American history, rare artifacts, interactive displays, history of the stockyards and a wide range of traveling shows.


Attractions SIOUX CITY TRANSIT SYSTEM

Operational times: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TRINITY HEIGHTS

2509 33rd St., Sioux City 712-239-8670 | www.trinityheights.com Hours: Grounds open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Book store and gift shop open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The 33-foot statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the 30-foot statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Queen of Peace highlight Trinity Heights. Jerry Traufler’s life-size wood carving of the Last Supper, one of only three in the world, and the Divine Mercy Chapel are located in the St. Joseph’s Center/museum. On the grounds is a Circle of Life Memorial to the Unborn. The eight acres of beautiful gardens, small shrines and a simulated mountain stream and pond allow the visitors many opportunities to “Come away to a quiet place by yourself and rest a little” – Mark 6:31.

SPIRIT OF SIOUXLAND SCULPTURE

Flight 232 Memorial Located in Chris Larsen Park on Sioux City’s waterfront, west of Anderson Dance Pavilion The sculpture depicts Lt. Col. Dennis Nielson of the Sioux City Air National Guard carrying 3-year-old Spencer Bailey, a survivor of the United Airlines Flight 232 crash at Sioux Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. The sculpture is based on a photograph taken by former Sioux City Journal photographer Gary Anderson. The image, published the day after the crash in newspapers and magazines around the world, came to symbolize the compassionate response to the crash.

TYSON EVENTS CENTER

401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City 712-279-4850 | www.tysoncenter.com The Tyson Events Center features a 10,000-seat arena, and offers an flexible venue for a wide variety of entertainment and sporting events. The facility includes a full-size ice hockey rink, and is home to the Sioux City Musketeers hockey team and Sioux City Bandits indoor football team.

WAR EAGLE MONUMENT

Take I-29, Exit 151, follow War Eagle Dr., Sioux City Wambdi Okicize, known as “War Eagle,” served as a riverboat guide or pilot on the upper Mississippi River; he worked for the American Fur Company delivering messages, and during the War of 1812 he carried messages for the government. The monument was erected in tribute to him. The bluff provides a spectacular view of the tri-state area.

WOODBURY COUNTY COURTHOUSE

620 Douglas St., Sioux City 712-279-6601 | woodbury-ia.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday The Woodbury County Courthouse, completed in 1917, is an example of prairie style architecture. The building features sculptures, intricate terra cotta moldings, sculptured light fixtures, and a stained glass dome. The courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1996. It is the largest publicly owned prairie school building in the world. Please see Attractions, Page 16

A shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe provides a quiet space for prayer and reflection at Trinity Heights.

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NEBRASKA DANISH ALPS RECREATION AREA

1260 200th St., Hubbard, Neb. | 402-632-4109 Danish Alps State Recreation Area comprises a 219acre lake surrounded by 520 acres of parkland. The area is named for the early Danish settlers in the area. Kramper Reservoir, named for Vince Kramper, was planned with shoreline and fishing in mind. The area also offers camping, day use facilities and hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH

1500 Hickory St., Dakota City, Neb. 402-987-3316 or 402-987-3388 Hours: Sundays 2 to 4 p.m., June through August Built in 1860, this is believed to be the first Lutheran Church in the Nebraska Territory and the oldest one still standing today. The Vespers Service is held every August.

MISSOURI NATIONAL RECREATIONAL RIVER RESOURCE AND EDUCATION CENTER AT PONCA STATE PARK

Two miles north of Ponca on Spur 26E, Ponca, Neb. 402-755-2284 “Where People and Nature Meet” describes the beauty and solitude of this conference center. Along with meeting rooms, the facility offers a visitor center and hands-on interpretive center focusing on the natural and cultural history of the Missouri River.

PONCA STATE PARK

Two miles north of Ponca on Spur 26E, Ponca, Neb. 402-755-2284 | outdoornebraska.gov/ponca The park, which encompasses 859 acres, has trail rides, pool, hay rack rides and the Missouri National Recreational River Resource and Education Center. On-site staff and volunteers help guide and educate visitors on the history, biology, ecology, astronomy, geology and archaeology of the area. Many programs on outdoor recreation are also given, including fishing, backpacking, wilderness survival, cooking and others. With more than 20 miles of trails, the park provides hikers and mountain bikers opportunities to explore the park’s back country. Several mountain bike races are held every year on the Park’s diverse and often challenging trails.

SIOUXLAND FREEDOM PARK

1801 Veterans Drive, South Sioux City 402-412-1776 | siouxlandfreedompark.org In the heart of Siouxland along the banks of the Missouri River, 55 acres of land are dedicated to those who served and sacrificed in the name of freedom, and all who cherish their precious gift. Freedom Park is located across the Missouri River from the Floyd Monument, in full view on the river’s bluff and includes a permanent half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park. Future plans include an interpretive center, amphitheater, family friendly leisure space, walking trails and other monuments.

SOUTH DAKOTA ADAMS HOMESTEAD & NATURE PRESERVE

North Sioux City, S.D. (McCook Lake Exit) 605-232-0873 gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/adamshomestead-and-nature-preserve Trails open year around. A 1,500-acre park in the Missouri River basin. Homestead established in 1872 includes the family farmhouse, historic barn, log cabin, the Lamont Country School and Stavanger Church. It also includes interpretive exhibits, more than 13 miles of biking and hiking trails with views of native plants and wildlife.

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Worship Services Sundays at 9:00am, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6:00pm

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Welcoming. Serving. Growing. Glenn Avenue and Maple Street Sunday Worship at 8:30 and 10:30 am Wednesday Worship at 6:00 pm www.scstmark.com

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Thursday @ 6:30 pm (Casual) Sunday @ 8:15 am (Traditional) Sunday @ 10:45 am (Contemporary) 3204 S Lakeport St., Sioux City, IA 51106 www.redeemersiouxcity.com

St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Peter and St. Joseph Parishes Weekend Mass schedule rotates between parishes, please see www.btcparish.com for schedule

Sundays 9:00 & 10:30 am Wednesdays 7:00 pm

Weekday Mass Schedule Monday-No Mass Tuesday- No Mass Communion Service @ Dakota Dunes @ 5:30 pm Wednesday- 8:00 am Mass @ Jefferson Thursday-8:00 am Mass @ Elk Point Communion Service @ Dakota Dunes @ 5:30 pm Friday- 5:30 pm Mass @ Dakota Dunes

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EAT LIKE A LOCAL

Inside scoop on Sioux City’s favorite hole-in-the-wall eateries (plus tips on what to order) EARL HORLYK ehorlyk@siouxcityjournal.com‌

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agen Cote doesn’t mind it when you call her a “foodie.” In fact, she considered it a part of her job description to be on top of the local culinary scene. Cote is the executive director of Downtown Partners, a nonprofit organization that works with businesses to promote economic development in Sioux City’s downtown district. “People tend to forget how important restaurants are to the economic well-being of a commuCote nity,” she explained. “You can tell a lot about a city by where the locals eat.” Which is why Downtown Partners hosts periodic Restaurant Week events, in which participating eateries create special Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus. “The concept behind our Restaurant Weeks is simply ‘everybody has to eat, who not eat out?’” Cote said. “We thought if we can get diners in the doors of our downtown restaurants to try some awesome food, they will come back when it isn’t Restaurant Week.” “If they’re already at one of restaurants, people may also go shopping locally or take in a show or visit an art gallery,” she added. “Dining out has a halo effect that helps out a wide range of businesses.” Meeting with out-of-towners on a regular basis, Cote is often asked the seminal question: where do Sioux Cityans love to eat? “That’s such a tough question because there really isn’t a quintessential spot where everybody goes or the one time of food we all crave,” she said. “What makes Sioux City a great food destination is it’s diversity.” For instance, creative cuisine can be 18

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found at every price point throughout the day, from an affordable breakfast at downtown’s Brightside Cafe to a special occasion meal at Woodbury: An American Steakhouse, which is located inside of the Warrior Hotel. If you’re in the mood for food with an international flair, Sioux City has eateries that specialize in Mexican, Asian, Italian and, even, Ethiopian cuisines. “It is so much fun to try a new place and see what they have to offer,” Cote said. “It is always an adventure and you get to sample something completely different.” On the other hand, there will always be places where you’ve forgotten how good the food is. “That came up all the time during the pandemic,” Cote said. “People will suddenly think we haven’t been to that place in a long time, let’s go there again.”

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Miles Inn’s Loose Meat/Tavern sandwich.

“This is why we try to offer a good mix of places for Restaurant Week,” she continued. “We’ll have a few newcomers as well as some veteran places which are always worthwhile.”


Food & Dining From her office, Cote has seen the ups and the downs that businesses have experience when the pandemic first hit as well as in the slow recovery. During that time, she’s seen the hospitality industry change and evolve with the times. “We’ve been lucky since we have quite a selection out there,” Cote said. For visitors, she recommends checking online reviews prior to a visit as well as asking around. “The best restaurant reviews come from word-of-mouth,” Cote said. “As a Sioux Cityan what his favorite place to eat will always be enlightening and unpredictable.” “But the suggestions will often be outstanding,” she continued. “Where do locals like to eat? Anywhere and everywhere, since Sioux City has so many great choices.” TOP DOGS FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY In the dog-eat-dog world of restaurants, surviving three years is an

A large birria pizza is layered flour tortillas that are stuffed with cheese and slow cooked beef.

Chili dogs at Milwaukee Wiener House.

achievement. So what do you say about an eatery that was founded 103 years ago and is still going strong? Featuring a simple-yet-delicious menu of chips, pop and Coney Island hot dogs, Milwaukee Wiener House, 301 Douglas St., has been serving multiple generations of Sioux Cityans since 1918. Our recommendation: Can’t go wrong

with the double-dog Bow Wow or the Barker, which comes with sauerkraut and mustard. TERRIFIC TORTILLAS WITH A TWIST For nearly seven years, Candy and Eduardo “Guero” Sanchez, of Tacos El Guero, have been making terrific tortiPlease see EAT LOCAL, Page 20

Home of the Twin Bing Candy Bar! Sioux City’s only Old-Fashioned Candy Store!

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llas, extraordinary enchiladas as well as wet burritos that come soaked in devilish red sauce. However, the quirkiest item on the menu of 525 Pearl St. eatery is pizza. Yes, you read that right. And no, this pizza doesn’t come with pepperoni and sloppy sweet marinara. At Tacos El Guero, the birria pizza is an inside-out pizza where the meats and cheeses are cooked while nestled in a layered, flour tortilla crust. What will make it better? Grab some of Guero’s classic red sauce as a dipping sauce for your Mexi-pizza. SIOUX CITY’S CLAIM TO CULINARY FAME Legend has it that the loosemeat sandwich – crumbly globs of ground beef served sauceless inside a hamburger bun – was invented by the late Dave Higgin in 1924 at Sioux City’s former Ye Olde Tavern Cafe. While Ye Olde Tavern’s 1322 Jackson St. location still houses a locally-owned eatery, the current La Morena Good Morning does not feature Higgin’s legendary sandwich on its menu. Having said that, there are several quality places to get taverns that were, perhaps, inspired by Higgin. If you like your tavern with a bit of a zing, try the Charlie Boy at Miles Inn. The peppery loosemeat sandwich – invented by original owner Charlie Miles in 1950 – is perfect when accompanied with a beer at the popular 2622 Leech Ave. bar. Tastee Inn & Out, 2610 Gordon Drive, is known nationally as one of Gourmet Magazine’s Top Ten U.S. drive-in eateries. However, Sioux Cityans know the quaint drive-thru is also home for the signature Tastee, a salty tavern that pairs well with a large order of hot-outof-the-fryer onion chip along with some zesty dip. 20

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BRING HOME A BIT OF SIOUX CITY Looking for a way to tell others about Sioux City? The community boasts plenty of unique products and brands. By checking out a few key places, you can celebrate your stay. The Twin Bing (featuring a cherry nougat and roasted peanut filling) started what has become a Bing empire. Now you can find cookie jars, ice cream bars, beer and coffee that sport the logo. Visitors can shop at the Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe located at 405 Wesley Parkway.

Palmer’s Candy, founded in 1878, sells dozens of chocolates – truffles, clusters, fudge, chocolate covered nuts and more. But its most famous candy is the Twin Bing, which is a candy bar with a cherry nougat and roasted peanut filling. Visitors can shop at the Palmer’s Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe located at 405 Wesley Pkwy and pick out a few pounds of candy. One of the most popular items is the variety of clusters.

Bearing the colorful Hard Rock Hotel & Casino logo, this commemorative shot glass can be found at the Rock Shop inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 111 Third Street.

At Palmer’s Candy, not only do they sell a variety of candy products, they also sell Twin Bing-themed souvenirs.

Jolly Time Pop Corn has been around since 1914 and offers both traditional microwave popcorn and bagged popcorn, as well as a line of novelty-flavored bags called “Koated Kernels.” The store located at 1717 Terminal Drive has become a popular place for travelers to stop for a snack. People from every state have visited the store. The Sioux City 50-50 is one of the most popular snacks, due to its name and the mix of caramel and white cheddar popcorn.

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Shop local Must-grab gift ideas, continued from Page 22 Sioux City Gifts, located at 1922 Pierce St., has become a must-visit for travelers wanting a keepsake from their visit as well as locals wishing to share a part of their hometown. The store offers a variety of home goods, books and gifts with a Sioux City tie. One of the most popular items is hand towels with Sioux City imagery. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Rosie’s Coffee Roasting Co. was founded in 2013 and offers fair-trade coffee from many exotic locations in the Americas and Africa. There are also many different flavored coffees. A bag can be purchased at Palmer Old Tyme Candy Shoppe, Sioux City Gifts and Braunger’s Retail Market. For a taste, visit Jitters or Koffie Knechtion.

One of the most popular items at Sioux City Gifts is hand towels with Sioux City and surrounding Siouxland community zip codes.

Pick up a sweet Sioux City t-shirt or mug while you’re reading-up on the history of city at The Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth Street. The gift shop is open during the museum’s regular hours.

At Sioux City Gifts, T-shirts playing off the city’s airport designation are popular items.

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Calendar FOUR WINDS MUSIC + ART FESTIVAL

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY PARADE

5 p.m, Sept. 18; The Marquee, 1225 Historic 4th St.

Nov. 22; Downtown Sioux City

ART IN THE PARK

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER, BROADWAY AT THE ORPHEUM

10 a.m., Sept. 18; Latham Park, 1915 S Lemon St.

ART ALLEY FESTIVAL

8 p.m., Nov. 26; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

NAIA WOMEN’S NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

1 p.m., Sept. 25; Downtown Sioux City

SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS HOCKEY HOME OPENER

Nov. 30-Dec. 4; Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Dr.

DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT

Oct. 2; Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Drive.

THREE DOG NIGHT WITH SPECIAL GUEST DANNY MCGAW

8 p.m., Oct. 2; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

7:30 p.m., Dec. 4; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE - ON STAGE JESSE BROTHERS, SIOUX CITY JOURNAL Musketeers hockey keeps the Tyson Events Center

7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

SUBLIME WITH ROME & DIRTY HEADS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HIRIE

THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY, BROADWAY AT THE ORPHEUM

3 p.m., Dec. 12, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

7 p.m., Oct. 3; Tyson Events Center, 401 Gordon Dr.

7:30 p.m., Nov. 4; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

8 p.m., Dec. 17, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

7:30 p.m., Oct. 6, 7; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

12 p.m., Nov. 13; Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, 272 Westshore Drive, McCook Lake, S.D.

7 p.m., Jan. 13, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

TCHAIKOVSKY’S SIXTH, SIOUX CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

AN EVENING WITH ROCK & ROLL LEGEND DON FELDER, SIOUX CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

7:30 p.m., Nov. 13; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

7:30 p.m., Jan. 12, Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

RIVERSSANCE FAIRE

10 a.m., Oct. 2, 3; Riverside Park, 1301 Riverside Blvd.

CATS, BROADWAY AT THE ORPHEUM WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?

7:30 p.m., Oct. 14; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

BEETHOVEN AND PRICE, SIOUX CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CHRISTMAS AT THE HOMESTEAD

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SYMPHONY, SIOUX CITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOME FREE: WARMEST WINTER MARTINA MCBRIDE

7:30 p.m., Oct. 16; Orpheum Theater, 528 Pierce St.

BERT KREISCHER

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Bennett’s Motel 5227 Military Road, Sioux City

34/0

1

Budget Host Inn 1201 First Ave., South Sioux City, Neb.

32/0

0

Candlewood Suites Sioux City 4720 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City

87

4

Comfort Inn at Southern Hills Mall 4202 Lakeport St., Sioux City

69/4

4

Cottonwood Inn & Conference Center 4402 Dakota Ave., South Sioux City, Neb.

60/1

1

Courtyard Sioux City 901 4th St, Sioux City

145/5

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Dakota Dunes 151 Tower Road, Dakota Dunes

69/15

2

Days Inn North Sioux City 1311 River Dr, North Sioux City

49/4

2

Days Inn Singing Hills 3000 Singing Hills Blvd, Sioux City Economy Motel 2921 Gordon Drive, Sioux City

52/3

2

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4

1

0

4

4

4

3

15/0

0

0

Elmdale Motel 2200 N. U.S. Highway 75, Sioux City

15/0

0

0

Hampton Inn North Sioux City 101 S. Sodrac Drive, North Sioux City

59/6

4

6

91

7

0

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino 111 Third St., Sioux City

54/12

5

Hilton Garden Inn 1132 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City

123/32

7

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 4723 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City

85/24

5

182

4

With Fee

Hampton Inn & Suites Sioux City South 5555 Sergeant Road, Sioux City

Marriott Hotel South Sioux City 385 E 4th St, South Sioux City

Restaurant

Pool

Pets

Whirlpool Suites

3

Internet

Business Services

57/4

Airport Shuttle

Breakfast

AmericInn Lodge & Suites 4230 S. Lewis Blvd., Sioux City

Fitness Center

Parking

Wheelchair Access Rooms

Rooms/Suites

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With Fee

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Certain Rooms

With Fee

0

Dogs

With Fee

3

Dogs Up to 50 lbs


3

1

Palmer House Motel 3440 Gordon Drive, Sioux City

60/4

2

Ramada Inn City Centre 130 Nebraska St., Sioux City

112/2

2

Red Carpet Inn & Suites 110 Sodrac Drive, North Sioux City

29/3

1

Riverside Plaza 701 Gordon Dr, Sioux City

114/4

7

52/0

2

Sioux City Hotel & Conference Center 707 4th St, Sioux City, IA

120/7

1

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center 300 Third St., Sioux City

161/9

9

Super 8 Motel Morningside Area 4307 Stone Ave., Sioux City

57/0

Super 8 Motel North Sioux City 108 Sodrac Dr, North Sioux City Super 8 Motel Sioux City 2530 Singing Hills Blvd., Sioux City

Rodeway Inn & Conference Center 1401 Zenith Drive, Sioux City

Reno

Reno

3

44/0

1

57/2

3

148/12

9

18/0

0

71

2

75/3

1

3

Quality Inn & Suites 4230 S. Lakeport, Sioux City

51/6

3

0

Wingate by Wyndham 4716 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City

62/4

3

0

The Warrior Hotel, Autograph Collection 525 6th St, Sioux City Town & Country Motel 1910 Court St., Sioux City The Knights Inn & Suites Sioux City 6166 Harbor Drive, Sergeant Bluff The Knights Inn & Suites South Sioux City 2829 Dakota Ave., South Sioux City

0

18

0

0

0

0

Dogs

Reno

Restaurant

Pool

Whirlpool Suites

2

Pets

Internet

0

66/8

Airport Shuttle

Fitness Center •

Business Services

Breakfast

0

Parking

Wheelchair Access Rooms

8

Rooms/Suites

New Victorian Inn & Suites 3101 Singing Hills Blvd., Sioux City

With Fee


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