Sioux City Travel Guide

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Sioux City Things to Do

  • Sergeant Floyd

    The Sergeant Floyd was launched at the Howard Shipyards of Jeffersonville, Indiana on May 31, 1932. She was purchased by the U.S. Government for the Army Corps of Engineers. Her mission was light towing, survey and inspection work on the inland waterways under the jurisdiction of the Missouri River Division of the Corps of Engineers. It serves as a...

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  • Sgt. Floyd's Grave

    This 100 ft tall obelisk commemorates the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the only member to die during the journey, Sergeant Charles Floyd, Jr.Writing in his diary on July 31st, Floyd noted, "I am verry sick and has ben for Sometime but have Recovered my helth again." However, this quick recovery was followed by a turn for the worse. The night...

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  • Chief War Eagle Monument

    Chief War Eagle, despite his menacing name, was a friend and guide to early white explorers in this region, during the early 19th century. He died in 1851. This park has a monument to him, and also provides a tremendous view of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and miles of the Missouri River.

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  • Anderson Dance Pavilion

    This is Sioux City's main outdoor cultural center. It has a covered dance floor and bandstand, and serves as the site of the annual Artsplash and Mardi Gras Parade.

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  • Sergeant Floyd River Museum

    The Lewis and Clark expedition departed from Sioux City, Iowa in 1804 to explore, map, and report on the vast western territory recently acquired from France in the Louisiana Purchase. This land deal doubled the size of the new country called the United States. President Jefferson wanted to know all about its potential.Back in Louisville, Kentucky,...

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  • Sunday at Sunset

    Apart from a few bars, nothing was open, it was too early for dinner, so was driving around, and I was rewarded with yet another gorgeous sunset. If you ask me what I have enjoyed ( apart from Indians ) in these parts of United States, I have to say these gorgeous sunsets.No bookstore was open, Neither was any coffee shop.It does say something...

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  • Renovated energy of Spring

    I am here to see the Indians, all of a sudden the spring has painted a different picture.. there seems to be more energy here and also the days are much larger and the breeze much warmer..

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  • Renovated Orpheum Theatre

    On my next visit to the Winnebago Indians, I will make a point of re visiting this theatre. Will take some picture of the inside to post on this site. Truly beautiful. The renovation has been done with elegance and love and it is one of the nicest theatres that I have seen in these parts of the world.Recently I saw the film/documentary SuperSize Me...

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  • Stone State Park outside of...

    Stone State Park outside of Sioux City is a beautiful area for hiking, camping, fishing, etc. You can hike to the top of the bluff that overlooks the tri-state area (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota). There are some informational signs posted along the way about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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Sioux City Restaurants

  • The Best Coffee in Town

    it has become a local institution and the owner is an artist/photographer who has seen a fair bit of the world. It is also a bit sentimental for me, since this is where I met my good friend Steve Avery , one day long ago when I saw him reading Sunday New York Times.New York Times? In Sioux City? The owner of the coffee shop is very friendly and can...

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  • Nice Location and Good Decor for...

    iPossibly the best restaurant in Sioux City which once boasted many good restaurants. Right now fast food and garbage restaurants outnumber "real" food at least 20 to 1.Excellent location by the river, high ceilinged, fairly new building, a Hilton Garden Inn opening recently next door. polite if somewhat non so saavy waiters and food some of the...

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  • yet another good meal at Cafe Danh

    Now that I know Vietnam better, I really look forward to eating the best vietnamese food for miles around in this desolate part of the world: Cafe Danhusually I ask the lady to fix me something, this time she chose to make some bun bo hue.the very next day I invited some Indians from nearby tribes to have lunch and they liked hu tiu, bun gao xao...

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  • Food good for Coyotes but not Humans

    The food is so awful here, and i couldnt refuse the polite invitation of a local, ate a little bit but an interesting place to observe american obesity Not very much healthy here really

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  • You call this Chinese food?

    To call this food Chinese is an insult to the billion odd chinese living in China. This is a cookbook chinese meal made by some immigrant from central america, working under clandestine conditions.The food had very little flavour, asked for extra hot, came back very very mild, no particular taste.But a great place to sit and talk to friends so we...

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  • A good Vietnamese Meal

    In my opinion, this is the only restaurant in Sioux City where the food is healthy and not poisonous ( Daves BBQ and Hu Hot, two recently opened and touted restaurants will kill you with their high chemical food). Bun Ga Xao

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Sioux City Nightlife

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Well, I guess it is both nightlife and daylife. The Historic 4th Street area is a charming area of town to spend an afternoon or evening.

    There are antique shops and little knick-knack stores, there are great restaurants like Luciano's, fun bars like Buffalo Alice, and there is this awesome salon and day spa called Body & Soul. The Fourth Street Brewing Company brews some great beer and the food is okay too.

    I also highly recommend Uncle John's Music Cafe, a music and coffee shop that has great food. There is also often live music in the evenings.

    Dress Code: Whatever you want.

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Sioux City Transportation

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I-29 follows the Missouri River and goes right through town. We are about 95 miles (90 minute drive) north of Omaha and 85 miles south of Sioux Falls. It is generally cheaper to fly into Omaha and drive up. However, there is a small airport in Sioux City. The airport code is SUX. No, I am not kidding.
    You will need a car. We have a bus system but it stinks. And there are taxis but they are expensive.

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Sioux City Local Customs

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Before the time of the white settlers, the Native American people called this their home. Please be respectful of this history when visiting pow-wows or shopping for 'Native American Art.' There are several museums here devoted to the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition, obviously from a white perspective. There are not many sources of information regarding the Native American perspective or history.

    Here are some links about the Native American people of this area:
    http://www.lakotaoyate.com/welcome.html
    http://www.lptc.cc.ne.us/History%20of%20the%20Winnebago%20Tribe.html http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Thebes/5721/page4.html

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Sioux City Warnings and Dangers

  • Unpredictable Brutal Weather

    When I left Miami it was a wonderfully pleasant 75 F and today i tried to go to Sioux City for Lunch and the temperature now is around 7 degrees F ie minus 12 degrees C. it is windy and the snow is blowing. so check the weather before you come to these parts. the photo attached was taken at 1 pm on the way to sioux city. we decided not to go to...

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  • Do not be alarmed by the odor...

    Do not be alarmed by the odor you may encounter if you enter Sioux City from the South on I-29. Our fair city is home to several packing plants such as John Morrell and IBP. While these are big employers in our area and bring diversity to the city, they certainly do not smell good. Please note that the odor is confined to this area of town. I only...

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Sioux City Tourist Traps

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    KD Station is a somewhat interesting building, but not worth the trip if you have limited time. The building used to be a slaughterhouse and you can still see freaky implements hanging on the walls. There are a few mediocre restaurants, a bowling alley, and a mini-golf course (there is a better course on Hwy 75). There is also one of those terrible kids' pizza places with the loud noises and midway games. We took our friend's children there once: they were happy when they went in and sobbing when we came out due to the frustration of broken games and general overstimulation.

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Sioux City Off The Beaten Path

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Bacon Creek is a very nice lake with a picnic area and a walking path. My husband and I go fishing there. We mainly catch bluegill and bullhead, both of which we throw back, though I hear there are some bass and perch. A wheelchair-accessible fishing dock is available as well. We like to walk the path around the lake, which is quite pretty. The picnic spaces are nice, with a playground for the little ones and grills are provided. You can also rent canoes and paddleboats. The park difficult to find, though it is not far from downtown. The Loess Hills Audubon Society has a map and directions on their website: www.avalon.net/~yiams/baconcreek.html

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Sioux City Favorites

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: attend the Saturday in the Park Festival in July each year. It is sponsored by Gateway and features blues and jazz musicians. I have seen Susan Tedeschi and Ziggy Marley the last two years. Make sure to stay for the fireworks!

    For more info:
    http://www.saturdayinthepark.com

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