86 9th St. Cir., N.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Phone: (712) 722-4000
Fax: (712) 722-4013
Arts & Museums
This museum features artifacts dating from the 1870s, including postcards, papers, graduation pictures, county maps, military uniforms from the Civil War to Vietnam, and a vast gun collection.
Works of art from over 150 artists. Paintings, sculptures, dolls, jewlry, books, music, quilts, and weavings.
This centre for the arts and culture features exhibits by local, national, and international artists, as well as offering a great variety programs and shows.
The Sioux City Public Museum in Sioux City conserves the heritage of the city through a variety of events and exhibitions. The exhibits touch the subjects of anthropology, archaeology, natural history, science and military. Thus, it comprehensively covers the entire history of Sioux. The Museum Archive and Research Center is open from 10a to 5p from Tuesday through Saturday, and provides an array of information. The Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center acts as an information guide as well as a historical segment. There is a set of educational programs that cater to the adults too in the context of local history. The children's corner is competent to keep the young minds engaged. Considering broad aspects, a visit here is worth your time.
Discover over 80 hands-on science exhibits, giant screen movies, and seven art galleries. It's a great adventure for the whole family.
See medical advancements from the early 1900's to the present.
Constructed of native Sioux Quartzite stone, this restored building includes slate stairs, granite pillars, stained glass windows, tiled fireplaces, 16 large murals painted between 1915 and 1917 and three floors filled with regional history exhibits. Unique gifts, historic toys, books and souvenirs can be purchased in the museum store on the first floor.
This restored Queen Anne-style home was the residence of South Dakota's first senator, Richard Pettigrew. Pettigrew opened his own public museum in the rear of the home in 1925, to display his collection of such items as stone tools, projectile points, Native American clothing, guns, natural history specimens and items related to the settlement of Sioux Falls. He left his home and museum to the city of Sioux Falls to be maintained as a museum when he died in 1926.
Discover an amazing variety of animals and birds at this fantastic facility established in 1963. The sprawling Great Plains Zoo spans 45 acres (18.21 hectares) and boasts of an extensive collection, including a host of exotic as well as endangered species. The beautifully laid-out park features lush enclosures and expansive areas for a pleasant experience to both, the animals as well as visitors. Kids can have a whale of a time with the camel rides, the train ride through the park, the carousel and much more. Besides this, the park also hosts the Delbridge Museum of Natural History with exciting mounted displays of animals. Check website for more.
A part of University of South Dakota, The National Music Museum is located on Clark Street. Dedicated to music and musical instruments of America, the museum boasts of a collection of more than 15,000 instruments and other musical equipment. Highlighting the development and importance of music in America, Europe and even eastern cultures. Established in 1973, the museum is encourages preserving historically and culturally significant musical equipment and studying them in a controlled environment If you're a music-lover, you shouldn't miss this place. Audio-tours and self-guided tours are available.
This air museum offers a variety of exhibits and a display of the Flight 232 crash.