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Sod House – West Bend, Iowa

Sod House - West Bend, Iowa     Sod Houses were the typical accommodations for the pioneer in the plaines states while they waited for the railroad to bring lumber to thier area.  The sod houses were usually quite small, but certainly … [Read more...]

Siouxland Historical Railroad Museum – Sioux City, Iowa

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Siouxland Historical Railroad Museum - Sioux City, Iowa  This museum in Sioux City is located at the historic Milwaukee Railroad roundhouse site. It details the history of the area’s over one hundred thirty-year-old railroad industry through the use of … [Read more...]

Sioux City Art Center – Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City Art Center - Sioux City, Iowa In a modern building that encompasses 45,500 square feet is housed a permanent collection of 900 works of art, primarily by contemporary Upper Midwest artists. There is a three-story glass atrium. In a … [Read more...]

Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum And Welcome Center – Sioux City, Iowa

Sergeant Floyd Riverboat Museum And Welcome Center - Sioux City, Iowa  This museum is housed in a river inspection ship now drydocked in Sioux City. It was used for 50 years by the Army Corps of Engineer on the Missouri River and was a part of its … [Read more...]

Sergeant Floyd Monument – Sioux City, Iowa

Sergeant Floyd Monument - Sioux City, Iowa     This 100-foot-high obelisk , located at the summit of Floyd’s Bluff, marks the burial site of Sergeant Charles Floyd. He was the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to die during … [Read more...]

Sanford Museum And Planetarium – Cherokee, Iowa

Sanford Museum And Planetarium - Cherokee, Iowa  This museum in Cherokee has a number of permanent exhibits on the prehistory and history of northwestern Iowa and the Great Plains in several galleries that also include archeological, geological, and … [Read more...]

Riverside Hills Ski Area – Estherville, Iowa

Riverside Hills Ski Area in Estherville offer trails for both beginners and experts and ensure that there will always be snow for the group with premier snow-making equipment.Open throughout Estherville’s grand winter season! Offers downhill and … [Read more...]

Prairie Pedlar – Odebolt, Iowa

Prairie Pedlar - Odebolt, Iowa Originally a backyard business, it now has been relocated to a seven-acre farmstead near Odebolt, Iowa. That property, which had been described as “tumbled down,” has been changed into a colorful garden … [Read more...]

Plymouth County Historical Museum – Le Mars, Iowa

Plymouth County Historical Museum - Le Mars, Iowa  Visit Le Mars,Iowa and see this complex visitors can look at examples of a Civil War-era log cabin, schoolroom, barber and beauty shops, 1930s café, and blacksmith shop. Here one can learn … [Read more...]

Peterson Point Historical Farmstead – Wallingford, Iowa

Peterson Point Historical Farmstead - Wallingford, Iowa Located near Wallingford, Iowa, the Peterson family homesteaded on the eastern shore of High Lake and a log cabin was built on the farm in 1866. Twenty-nine years later a stone addition was built; … [Read more...]