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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The Old Factory is located in the old wooden shoe factory, one of the oldest buildings in Orange City and reminiscent of Holland. Select Dutch imports from among the Delft, lace, antiques, tiles and foods. Choose a pair of wearable wooden shoes available in 20Orange City, IA Historic Buildings
Camp Algona housed up to 10,000 German prisoners of war from 1944 to 1946. A 70-foot linear display tells the story of this camp and its effect on the military and civilians in Algona. Weapons exhibit, World War II uniforms and artifacts, and displays of poetry, paintings and woodcarvings.Algona, IA Museums
One of Iowa's best collections of steam-era railroad buildings, including a roundhouse with turntable, wood sand tower, and five other structures. See Great Northern Railway Steam Locomotive No. 1355 and other railroad artifacts. This 31.5Sioux City, IA Historic Districts
1870s old mill farmhouse and outbuildings, log cabin, 1883 schoolhouse, jail. Humboldt College and Frank Gotch displays. Doctor's office, post office, American Indian artifacts, blacksmith and tinsmith shops, 1883 church with stained glass windows.Dakota City, IA Museums
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