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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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Calliope Village

A re-creation of Sioux County's first county seat, which was raided in 1872. Records and the county safe were taken to Orange City, the current county seat. View the safe and 15 buildings, some original to the 1800

Hawarden, IA Museums



Parker Historical Museum of Clay County

The 1916 Arts and Crafts-style house and adjacent Duroe Building contain vintage clothing, antiques, fire truck and agricultural tools. Visit one-room school and general store. Research archives and library.

Spencer, IA Museums

Orpheum Theatre

Newly restored 1927 Rapp & Rapp theater offers a variety of entertainment events, including symphony, Broadway shows, movies, and conferences.

Sioux City, IA Theatres

Harker House

This 1875 house has original furnishings and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Storm Lake, IA Historic Homes

Grand Meadow Heritage Center and Museum

Log cabin, one-room schoolhouse, museum with exhibits of American Indian artifacts and rural life. Heritage festival each September featuring steam threshing, horse-drawn plowing, antique farm machinery, vintage auto show, music and food.

Washta, IA Museums

Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge

National wildlife refuge offers waterfowl, big game, walking trail through deer park, two hunting areas.

Titonka, IA Wildlife Refuges

Sergeant Floyd Monument

This 100-foot-tall white stone obelisk was the first registered national historic landmark in the United States. Overlooking Sioux City and the Missouri River Valley, it marks the burial place of Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only fatality of the 1804 Lewis and & Clark Expedition.

Sioux City, IA Monuments


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