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Address: 620 Douglas St, Sioux City, IA 51101-1247
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Whenever we go to Sioux City

I married a Sioux City young man over 50 years ago. So whenever we go I try to see the Woodbury County Courthouse. I had never seen this type of architecture and each time I go I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2016
High River, Canada
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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the more beautiful buildings you will see anywhere. Take time to walk around the building both inside and outside. Work is currently being done on the exterior. Entrance through security is on the north side of the building. Take an hour to explore even though you could spend much more time.

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High River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I married a Sioux City young man over 50 years ago. So whenever we go I try to see the Woodbury County Courthouse. I had never seen this type of architecture and each time I go I find something different. You can see the influence of our world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in this early Prairie Gothic building. The... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Woodbury county courthouse is a neat building for an architecture buff to see - beautiful domed main area. Neat brickwork inside and out. Not much there to see for anyone else.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Although not worth going out of the way to see (unless you happen to be a felon going on trial), the interior of this building is quite beautiful. Great stained glass windows and heavily paneled walls.

Thank damg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The beauty of the outside of the building was matched only by how the city and county officials came together to preserve such a beautiful building.

Thank Casamom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I have been married for 31 years and I have visited her family in Sioux City several times but was very surprised a few months ago when we had to go to the Courthouse which also houses the County offices. We had to obtain a death certificate of a relative and had planned to be in and... More 

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Vermillion, South Dakota
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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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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!

Thank missionhawk
Salix, Iowa, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 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 

Thank Tisha N
Ames, Iowa
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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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