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Woodbury County Courthouse

620 Douglas Street, Sioux City, IA
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Ranked #15 of 17 Attractions in Sioux City
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- Jul 14, 2014
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Vermillion, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A gem in the middle of Sioux City. A "Prairie School" architecture masterpiece that is still a functioning courthouse. Built in the years right after World War I, some of the murals commemorate the men and women that served and died during the conflict. A nice display of musical instruments and memorabilia from the American Legion Band, Monahan Post. Go... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Unfriendly workers who make any interaction unpleasant. Granted, they work with A-holes all day, but you knew that when you took the job. Smile every once in a while!

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Salix, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

THis is listed as a historical site, however there is minimal information inside, its still a functioning facility, but it needs a very thurough cleaning and maybe some information posted about the facilities. I know they do tours for schools, but I have been there for other reasons, and tho it has history, theres not much to the significance of... More

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Ames, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

From the outside, this courthouse is attractive. The inside will take your breath away. Beatiful stained glass, including a massive rotunda, provides beautiful daytime lighting. The light fixtures, though not necessary on a sunny day, are gorgeous examples of early 20th century glass work. The stonework, the woodwork, the murals--everything fits the design of this Prairie School masterpiece.

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