NORTH SIOUX CITY -- A first-person presentation of President Abraham Lincoln will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at the
North Sioux City Community Library, 601 River Drive.
Kevin J. Wood, of Oak Park, Illinois, will portray Lincoln in a formal program titled "A New Birth of Freedom." Wood, as Lincoln, will talk about American history through the Civil War.
In addition, an additional 30 minutes has been allotted to a question and answer session, photos and informal interaction. This program is appropriate for both children and adults.
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
Murals and interactive exhibits help explain the Lewis and Clark journey that passed through present-day Sioux City from late July to early September 1804. The illness, death, and burial of Sgt. Charles Floyd is a focus at the museum, 900 Larsen Park Road.
Sergeant Floyd Monument
The Floyd Monument in Sioux City marks the grave site of Sgt. Charles Floyd, the only person to die during the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Sioux City Public Museum
The Sioux City Public Museum in downtown Sioux City features scores of exhibits dedicated to recapturing the city's cultural and historic past, as well as Native American life, pioneer life and the early days of living along the Missouri River.
Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation
The 30,000-square foot museum near the Sioux Gateway Airport features commercial air crafts, vintage automobiles and military artifacts and memorabilia.
Sioux City Art Center
The Sioux City Art Center houses a three-story glass atrium and five galleries to showcase traveling and permanent exhibits. The center offers art classes for preschoolers through senior citizens, and an annual outdoor arts festival, ArtSplash on Labor Day Weekend.
Stone State Park
For well over 100 years, people have marveled at the beauty of Stone Park nestled in the Loess Hills in the northwest corner of the city. The park combines wildflowers, prairie, rugged woodlands, secluded ravines, wildlife and hilltop vistas of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe
Palmer’s Candy, founded in 1878, sells dozens of chocolates -- truffles, clusters, fudge, chocolate covered nuts and more. But its most famous candy is the Twin Bing, a candy bar with a cherry nougat and roasted peanut filling.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
The 30,000-square-foot Hard Rock Sioux City casino features table games, slots, luxury hotel and several restaurants. Indoor and outdoor music venues offer concerts year-round.
The 33-foot-tall steel Sacred Heart of Jesus statue sits in the peaceful grounds at Trinity Heights in Sioux City. The grounds were founded by the Rev. Harold V. Cooper on the site of the former Trinity Catholic College and High School.
Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center
Launched at the Howard Shipyards in Jeffersonville, Indiana, on May 31, 1932, the M.V. Sergeant Floyd served the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for more than 40 years. The decommissioned riverboat, dry-docked along the Missouri River on the edge of Chris Larsen Park,
is now called the Sgt. Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, 1000 Larsen Park Rd.
Spirit of Siouxland
The Spirit of Siouxland Memorial in Chris Larsen Park was dedicated on July 19, 2004, in recognition of the victims and community support following the crash of Flight 232.
War Eagle Monument
Storm clouds roll over the War Eagle monument at War Eagle Park in Sioux City.
Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
The seven-story structure, at 528 Pierce St., was built for $1.27 million in 1927 as a vaudeville and movie palace. After years of neglect, this architectural treasure was brought back to life in 2001 and is now a performing arts center and home to the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
Jolly Time Pop Corn Museum
The Jolly Time Pop Corn Museum, opened in 2016 within Jolly Time's Koated Kernels Shoppe, celebrates the history of the company's popping success. The store, at 1717 Terminal Drive, is loaded with varieties of popcorn by the American Pop Corn Company, the manufacturer of Jolly Time.
Milwaukee Railroad Museum
The Milwaukee Railroad complex, constructed in 1917 at 3400 Sioux River Road, first served as a repair and maintenance terminal for steam locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses on the Milwaukee Railroad line. Now, the yard is a museum and testament to an earlier time in American history.
The Woodbury County Courthouse, which opened in March 1918 at 620 Douglas St., houses courtrooms and most county departments.
First Bride's Grave
Erected in 1938 by the Woodbury County Pioneer Club, the monument was designed to honor Roselie Menard Leonais, believed to be the first bride of a non-Native American resident of the area.
The Bruguier Cabin, Sioux City’s oldest structure, is located in Riverside Park. French fur trader Theophile Bruguier, who is considered the first white settler in Sioux City, built the one-story structure on his farm in 1849.
LaunchPAD Children's Museum
The LaunchPAD Children’s Museum provides an interactive educational experience that fosters a child’s creativity and imagination, all in a safe and stimulating environment.
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Situated in Stone State Park, the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center includes 14,000 square feet of classroom, exhibit and office space, natural history and live native reptile exhibits, as well as a butterfly and wildflower garden, and outdoor amphitheater and a variety of programs throughout the year.
The Peirce Mansion, at 2901 Jackson St., served as the site of the Sioux City Public Museum from 1961 to 2011 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.