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Sioux City Public Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very impressed with my home town!

I haven’t lived in Sioux City in 40 years and I had the chance to visit the new museum. Mind blown... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tammy W
Sydney, Australia
Nice little museum

I appreciated the Sioux City film. I have lived here for many years and didn't know the history... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Holland, Michigan
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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...more
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607 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101-1634
+1 712-279-6174
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven’t lived in Sioux City in 40 years and I had the chance to visit the new museum. Mind blown 🤯. It’s come a long way from the old museum with the turtle in the bathtub. My Australian husband was equally impressed and said...More

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I appreciated the Sioux City film. I have lived here for many years and didn't know the history until I came to the museum.

Thank 629ada
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Starting with the fantastic multimedia show in the auditorium, this museum impresses with it's wide range of displays, concentrating on the history of Sioux City, it's people, and it's industry. Many historical artifacts are presented, from the smallest household items to a road paving machine...More

Thank Kurt S
Reviewed June 21, 2018

I think that place is a good place to go to and it's free and very interesting and in formative and it has a lot to offer.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The museum does cover a good amount of Sioux City History. Has some good displays and 1uite a bit of hands on stuff for the kids.

Thank MelissaDJE
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

My 5 year old and I stopped here on a whim on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. I had no idea the museum had so much interesting stuff inside, or that it was free! This is definitely a hidden gem! Don’t miss the 12...More

Thank AmberAmber27
Reviewed February 14, 2018

One of the best city museums that I have visted. Beautiful facility and don't miss the introductory movie. Helpful staff and varied sections of display. Interactive and interesting. Plan on at least 2 hours. I was sorry for closing time to come.

Thank Debra S
Reviewed January 23, 2018

So fun to see all of the displays. There is no way a person could go through this museum in less than 3 hours. There is so much to see that you'll miss it if you don't go through it slowly and often!

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed December 9, 2017

I was rather surprised to find so many talented Midwestern artist ! The painting sand photography depict the history of those that settled here. Not only that, there are modern photos and paintings that capture the HEART of America. They offer classes and love to...More

Thank 412robynd
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Start with the video to learn about Sioux City History. Lots of Sioux City History here: business, music, natural disasters, etc. And it is FREE

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Rae S
May 20, 2018|
Response from pameladapj | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure. I would think that it is possible but I would contact the museum and ask.