DescriptionOnce the region’s lifeblood, the Missouri River now provides ample sightseeing and recreational opportunities in Sioux City. The city’s beautification and development efforts have resulted in riverfront parks and a restored city hall and Orpheum Theatre, plus an extensive network of bicycling and walking trails. Also along the river, Chris Larsen Park commemorates the community’s efforts after the deadly 1989 crash of United Flight 232 with a memorial that has a statue of a rescuer carrying a child to safety as its focal point.
Dakota Point Lookout in Stone State Park provides scenic views of the tri-state Siouxland farm region, which also includes South Sioux City, Neb., and North Sioux City, S.D. Similarly impressive vistas also can be enjoyed near W. Fourth and Burton streets, site of the grave of Native American Chief War Eagle, whose peaceful relations with settlers helped further the area’s development.
A fountain, trellis and plenty of beautiful and fragrant roses make the garden in Grandview Park ideal for an easy walk or a moment to unwind.
Water is the focal point of River-Cade, a major event featuring a parade and a variety of family activities in July. The ArtSplash festival is held Labor Day weekend.
Visitor InfoSioux City Tourism Bureau 401 Gordon Dr. SIOUX CITY, IA 51101. Phone:(712)279-4800 or (800)593-2228
ShoppingHistoric 4th Street offers shops and eateries housed in restored turn-of-the-20th-century buildings. Just north of US 20/75 Lakeport Road exit, Southern Hills Mall features JCPenney, Sears and Younkers along with an imported Venetian carousel that's available for rides. Lakeport Commons nearby includes more than 50 apparel and specialty stores and eateries.
Things to SeeDorothy Pecaut Nature Center