What is There to do in Sioux City, Iowa?

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You'll find a wide variety of things to do in Sioux City, Iowa. There are attractions here for every age and interest. Sioux City has many parks and outdoor spaces as well as interesting museums and other cultural attractions.

Trinity Heights is a Catholic Church with beautiful, gigantic artworks of biblical figures. The Church features a 30 foot (9.144 m) tall stainless steel statue of the Virgin Mary and a 33 foot (10.0584 m) tall stainless steel statue of Jesus. There is also a life-sized carving of The Last Supper. The areas of statues at Trinity Heights include the Walk of the Saints and Trinity Gardens.

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, in Sioux City's Stone State Park, has hiking trails complete with rustic bridges. The indoor area includes a library and a meeting room as well as educational materials and interactive exhibits for children. For example, there may be materials such as fossils and antlers for children to examine and learn about. The Nature Center also houses birds and may have educational programs such as "Identify the Birds." The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is known for its aquarium of fish native to Iowa and its underground prairie display to walk under.


Stone State Park has picnic areas, campsites and trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling and skiing. Some areas in the Park offer views of the Big Sioux and Missouri rivers. Stone State Park includes prairies and woodlands and is known for its rare butterflies. Snyder Bend Park is another popular outdoor space in Sioux City and it's popular for picnicking, boating, canoeing and fishing. Snyder Bend Lake has species such as walleye, large mouth bass, catfish, perch, crappie, bluegill and northern pike.

The Sioux City Publis Museum has been opened since 1961 and it focuses on the history of Sioux City and Iowa. The Museum includes material about the area's natural history and its Native American history. The Sioux City Public Museum is located in the 1893 John Pierce Mansion. Pierce was a Sioux City real estate developer.


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You can always go shopping! I've been to the Southern Hills Mall, Lakeport Commons, and Marketplace Shopping Centre there.

Southern Hills is the largest mall in Sioux City, you can pretty much find all the brands there. Lakeport Commons has a Gap outlet that I really liked. My favorite at the Marketplace Shopping Centre is a restaurant called Minervas. Actually, there are two different Minervas there, one is a proper restaurant with grill, the other is more like a lounge/bar with cocktails. I enjoyed the atmosphere there a lot.

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There's also a growing belly dance community in Sioux City. There are classes and workshops for people interested in learning the dance at the yoga college, and the Desert Angels perform at various family-friendly events throughout the year.

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