Sioux City Public Museum – Sioux City, Iowa

sioux citySioux City Public Museum – Sioux City, Iowa

 

 

Opening in April 2011, the downtown Sioux City Public Museum features large, colorful exhibits and interactive displays.  Visitors begin their journey in the ornate “corn palace theatre” where they will discover the “Spirit of Sioux City” through a lively 12-minute orientation film. 

A variety of hands-on experiences are available including the award-winning “Innovation I-Wall” and “The Big Dig,” which replicates an active dig site.  Among the highlights of the permanent gallery are Sioux City’s first “horseless buggy,” a 1901 Oldsmobile; a 1930 Kari-Keen airplane manufactured in Sioux City; and a 1918 Mack fire truck similar to ones used by the Sioux City Fire Department.  The two-story Disaster and Recovery Wall features multi-media presentations of three major Sioux City catastrophes: the 1904 Pelletier Department Store fire, the 1953 Floyd River Flood, and the July 19, 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232.

Admission – None

Directions – take Exit 147B of Interstate Highway 29 and go to 4th and Nebraska Street to 607 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Hours – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday (closed holidays)

Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center – Sioux City, Iowa

The Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center in Sioux City, Iowa serves the tri-state areas of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota as an information center. Uniquely, it also serves as a historical museum as both functions are housed aboard the dry-docked motor vessel, the Sergeant Floyd. The Sergeant Floyd, a decommissioned, inspection boat of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, was named in honor of Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only man to have died on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Admission – None

Directions – take Exit 149 off Interstate Highway I-29, turn left onto Hamilton Ave and go to 1000 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City, Iowa 51103

Hours – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily (Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Pierce Mansion - Sioux CityPierce Mansion – Sioux City
This facility is located in the elegant 1890 Peirce mansion that is a rare example of Romanesque architecture. It was built from pink-colored Sioux Falls quartzite rock, , the historic mansion has been restored to a period home available for special events and rentals.
Admission – None
Directions – take Exit 147B of Interstate Highway 29 and go to 2900 block of Jackson Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51104
Hours – no regular opening hours

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