86 9th St. Cir., N.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Phone: (712) 722-4000
Fax: (712) 722-4013
Arts & Museums
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.
Old Courthouse Museum lets you discover the region's rich history through some amazing exhibits. The museum occupies a 19th-century building which has been restored wonderfully.
Pettigrew Home & Museum is a Queen Anne structure which also served as the state's first senator's home. The museum displays historical objects, Native American outfits and armor associated with Sioux Falls.
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.