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Northwest Iowa, Iowa

Northwest Iowa

Immerse yourself in Iowa's sun-drenched Great Lakes Region for year-round recreation. Visit Sioux City landmarks, and retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. Experience festival traditions that bring old and young together in celebration.

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Calhoun County Museum and Machinery Exhibit

A former school houses 34 rooms and displays of antique furnishings, birds and animals, vintage clothing and an old-time post office and bank. Horse-drawn machinery is displayed in two adjacent buildings.

Rockwell City, IA Museums

Arts on Grand

Art Center with exhibit gallery, gift shop featuring Midwestern artists, classes and workshops. Special art events throughout the year.

Spencer, IA Arts

Battle Hill Museum of Natural History

More than 4,000 natural history specimens on display, with 600 full-body wildlife mounts. Mounted skeletons of rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe and more. Replica limestone cave. Rock, fossil and shell displays.

Battle Creek, IA Museums

DeBoer Grocery Museum and Little House Museum

Displays in historic main street building. Historical items, area history displays, hand tools, small steam engine. Little House is three-room 1882 home.

Ashton, IA Museums

Historical House

Built in 1900, the home is restored and furnished with period items and a pictorial history of Calliope and Hawarden.

Hawarden, IA Historic Homes

Sanford Museum and Planetarium

Permanent exhibits on the history and prehistory of Northwest Iowa. The West Gallery holds temporary exhibits on a variety of subjects. The Planetarium was the first in the state of Iowa and includes programs on the seasonal night sky. Programs available by appointment.

Cherokee, IA Museums

Argosy Casino Sioux City

Three-deck riverboat casino with slots, video slots, craps, roulette, blackjack, poker and Caribbean Stud. New Outfitters Grill Restaurant.

Sioux City, IA Casinos

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Variety of natural history programs and opportunities for all ages. Hands-on exhibit area allows visitors a look at the Loess Hills geological formation and gives examples of native plants and animals. Programs on the natural history of the Lewis &

Sioux City, IA Nature Centers

Clark Museum of Area History/Clark's Antique Acres

View thousands of historic photos and memorabilia from the Iowa Lakes region. Antiques from the farm, home and yard.

Milford, IA Museums


Albert City Historical Museum

View depot, 1900s-era home, military room, small grocery store, laundry room, tool shop and 1875 furnished schoolhouse. Early 1900s cars, music boxes, glassware figurines, railroad memorabilia and medical instruments displayed.

Albert City, IA Museums

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