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Sioux City Public Museum

607 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51104
712-279-0198
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Sioux City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Anchorage, Alaska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a well put together, informative. I grew up in Sioux City and really loved learning about the area. I do miss the nostalgia the museum had when it was at the Jackson Mansion but loved the flow in the new place. Make sure to watch the video. They did a great job on it.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What a great museum! It's thoroughly modern with state of the art displays concerning the history of Sioux City. They also show several excellent videos, and some of the displays are hands-on. You can also play several versions of "Sioux City Sue" to your heart's content. This is a fun place, with a great, congenial staff. See it on a... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stopped here to break up a road trip, and are so glad we did! All the staff were very friendly, and the exhibits were fun for our kids! They especially enjoyed the dinosaur dig area, where they could find realistic looking fossils. The "sand" they were digging in felt like ground up tires? Very soft, not dirty. I loved... More

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The activities and exhibits was very hands-on for our kids they went to one activity to the next never ending their energy till we were back at our hotel and they fell out exhausted, which was exactly what we wanted

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. It's a small museum, but the exhibits are very well done. A must-see for anyone wishing to know more about the history of Sioux City.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The varied and interesting history of Sioux City is alive and well here. Lots of interactivity and fun things to do. Well worth half a day at least.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I have been to thus museum several times and it never seems to get old. It has a lot of sioux city history all in one place. They have some great historical movies and special exhibits to keep it interesting. Its free and time well spent. Cant ask for much more.

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Dakota Dunes, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My children absolutely love the Sioux City Public Museum and there is plenty for the adults to do too! One of the favorite attractions is where you can become a cattle buyer for a day at the Sioux City Stockyards. Spin the wheel and learn your cattle price and whether or not you will make any money at the Sioux... More

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Humboldt, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This was an excellent museum of the history of Sioux City. I spent over 2 hours going through everything. Don't miss the overview video in the little theater near the entrance.

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Harlan, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our family of 5 really enjoyed this public museum. There are interactive exhibits that are really informative! The history of Sioux City is very interesting.

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