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My husband and I stopped here after walking along the riverfront and seeing this area as we were getting ready to leave. We didn’t realize what this area was for until we saw the sign and then googled it. Once we saw the results from...More
My family went here and we spent about 20 minutes. It’s absolutely beautiful. You take a few moments to pause and reflect and to remember those involved who passed and who survived. It’s a very touching memorial. You can easily just sit there and reflect.
This simple memorial commemorates the people throughout Siouxland (Sioux City and the surrounding communities) who selflessly responded to aid the victims of a disabled DC-10 that had crashed while attempting an emergency landing at the Sioux City airport-hence the name, "The Spirit of Siouxland." The...More
I was glad to see another reviewer wrote an excellent description about the history surrounding this memorial. While the area sustained flood damage several years ago, the rejuvenation process continues and things are looking pretty good again. This is a picturesque spot in Sioux City...More
On July 19, 1989, United flight 232 left Denver Colorado bound for Chicago Illinois. 296 passengers were on board including 52 children that were participating in United Airlines "Children's Day" promotion. Somewhere over Alta Iowa about 60 miles east of Sioux City the disk in...More
A moving memorial to a tragedy that the community responded to in a monumental way. Recognizing the crash of Flight 232, it is one reminder of several in the area in regard to this incident. Take some time to walk along the river and explore...More
Below the Flight 232 Memorial, the Spirit of Siouxland statue is a re-creation of a photo taken the day of the Flight 232 crash. It symbolizes how the community joined together to prepare for and the response to the victims of the United plane crash...More