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“Great museum”

Sioux City Public Museum
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Sioux City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 ornate "corn palace theatre." A variety of hands-on experiences are available including the award-winning "Innovation I-Wall" and "The Big Dig," which replicates an active fossil dig site. Highlights of the permanent gallery are rare Native American artifacts from the area; Sioux City's first "horseless buggy," a 1901 Oldsmobile; a 1930 Kari-Keen airplane manufactured in Sioux City; and a 1918 Mack fire truck similar to ones used by the Sioux City Fire Department. The two-story Disaster and Recovery Wall features multi-media presentations of three major Sioux City catastrophes: the 1904 Pelletier Department Store fire, the 1953 Floyd River Flood, and the 1989 crash of United Airlines Flight 232. Temporary exhibits feature topics of local and regional interest.
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our family of 5 really enjoyed this public museum. There are interactive exhibits that are really informative! The history of Sioux City is very interesting.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We finally stopped in to visit the museum and loved it. It was so well done and interactive. It had far more to it than I expected, and it was done exceptionally well. Way to go Sioux City!

Thank kimbacon9
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a very nice, new museum with some very cool graphics & sound effects for some of the displays & the movie about the history of Sioux City! I felt like I was right there in the midst of the 1800's during the movie. Also has some periodic displays that are quite special in memory of some very talented area musicians. FREE!
It is all located on one floor, so is very easy for people of all abilities.

Thank Kathy N
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Fun and interesting. There are also many interactive parts and interesting videos to watch about the history of Sioux city. If your in the area, you definitely need to check it out. Its free! Best free place I've ever been too.

Thank nicholle b
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a nice museum about local history of Sioux City, and is free. New location downtown in a new building and easy to find. Only takes about half hour to tour and well worth a stop.

Thank beachbaken
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