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Sioux City Public Museum

607 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101-1634
+1 712-279-6174
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Father's day outing

So much packed into this smaller museum. Do NOT miss the 12 minute movie of the history of Sioux... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pamela G
Ankeny, Iowa
via mobile
A Great Place to Spend Time

Because I live in the Sioux City area, I have visited the museum several times. But in May I had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane S
Sioux City
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Located in the heart of downtown Sioux City, the Sioux City Public Museum features large, colorful exhibits, interactive displays, and much more. Visitors will discover the "Spirit of Sioux City" through a lively 12-minute orientation film in the ornate "corn palace theatre." A variety of hands-on experiences are available including the award-winning "Innovation I-Wall" and "The Big Dig," which replicates an active fossil dig site. Highlights of the permanent gallery are rare Native American artifacts from the area; 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 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232. Temporary exhibits feature topics of local and regional interest.
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607 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101-1634
+1 712-279-6174
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much packed into this smaller museum. Do NOT miss the 12 minute movie of the history of Sioux City. My whole family, ages 14-48 enjoyed and learned a lot. It was not busy at all.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because I live in the Sioux City area, I have visited the museum several times. But in May I had the privilege of helping to chaperone a group of fourth graders on a field trip to this amazing place. So many updates and changes have...More

1  Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked through the museum and found it had a lot more items than expected. Very interesting and covered many years of Sioux City history. Was very pleased.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken my four kids here multiple times and they like it each time. They have some interactive things are fun and there is so much to look at for a small museum. They also have a short movie with physical props that come down...More

Thank Casey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum in a lot of ways -- layout, content, cleanliness, clarity .... a great place to learn about Sioux City and the general tri-state area.

Thank Professor S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visit the Sioux City Public Museum often because it has wonderful exhibits and my grandchildren love the Dig Pit, where they can dig for dinosaur bones! Or play bingo. Lots of interesting exhibits for all ages.

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took the kids for a little history and they loved all the exhibits. The rock room was a huge hit for them.

Thank dustinw277
Reviewed 8 May 2017

we visited for the first time, the exhibits were great; but they were all just too close together. great history about sioux city. i wouldnt go to the gift shop, the prices are just too high. believe the museum could be better and expand out...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great amount of local history here. Everything from local stockyards to hometown rockers who made it big! Something for everyone to see and do. Lots of interactive displays.

Thank cheesecake2015
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My grandchildren want to go here every time they visit. It has so much Sioux City history and fun for all ages.

Thank Larry I
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