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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.

Explore Northwest Iowa


Living Heritage Tree Museum

One of the largest tree museums in the United States, this Storm Lake city park is dedicated to planting documented seedlings and cuttings of trees associated with famous people or events. Walking tour guide available at the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Storm Lake, IA Museums

Andy Williams Birthplace

Restored to reflect the era, the house where singer Andy Williams was born and lived until eight years of age displays items donated by Andy and members of his fan club, along with other items of local historical interest.

Wall Lake, IA Historic Sites

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Amusement park offers rides, games, concessions, shows, go-carts and miniature golf. Roller coaster ranks as one of the top 10 wooden roller coasters in the country.

Arnolds Park, IA Amusement Parks

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

Sioux City Bandits Indoor Football

National Indoor Football League team plays at Sioux City Municipal Auditorium.

Sioux City, IA Football Teams


Sheldon High School Summer Theatre

High school repertory theater celebrating 35th season.

Sheldon, IA Theatres

The Higgins Museum

This museum of U.S. national banking includes national bank notes (1863-1935) from all over the United States, focusing on those from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Also, 16,000 to 20,000 turn-of-the-century Iowa photo postcards.

Okoboji, IA Museums

Sac County Barn Quilts

Historic barns and corn cribs provide the backdrop for color eight-foot-square painted quilt blocks. Download a map and enjoy part or all of this 108-mile tour route.

Sac City, IA Historic Barns

The Old Mill - Vogel Windmill

This replica of a Holland mill demonstrates how paint pigments were ground using wind power. The interior of the "Dutch Miller's Home"

Orange City, IA Historic Mills

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

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