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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 17 Attractions in Sioux City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Fun and smart! We will definitely be back because I lost track of time and we had to scurry before we got a good look at the log cabin, teepee, and corn palaces. The mix of films, interactive displays, and artifacts is inspired.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a very nice museum. Lots of fascinating information about Sioux City. The history movie is interesting. Lots of great exhibits. Short films about historical events in the museum. Cool historical pics. Fun for kids, but informative for adults. and it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Sioux City Museum isn't new, but this building is new to it. Be sure to start at the short introductory film just inside the door. You'll get 15-20 minute summary of where this town came from and where it's been. There is a lot in a small space, including a road laying machine, large truck, carriage, cabin - just... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I spent most of my childhood in Sioux City, but left as soon as I could for greener pastures. I invariably thought of SC as "sewer city" much like many of my friends. Coming back after 25 years and visiting the museum, I was extremely impressed by the important and pioneering events SC has represented and been involved in. Who... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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314 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
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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