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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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Trinity Heights

Thirty-foot stainless steel statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Peace, stands above circular walkways with gardens and prayer stations. Two-acre outdoor cathedral area features 33-foot-tall stainless steel statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and more than 30

Sioux City, IA Shrines

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

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

Humboldt County Historical Museum

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

Central School Museum

Restored 1884 schoolhouse listed on the National Historic Register.

Lake City, IA Museums

Lyon County Historical Society Museum Complex

Renovated former Rock Island Depot, caboose, and livery stable. Windmill and Victorian house completely renovated and furnished. Visit a schoolhouse and teacher's house at nearby Lake Pahoja Park.

Rock Rapids, IA Museums

The Old Factory

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 20

Orange City, IA Historic Buildings

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

Spirit Lake Camping

Marble Beach State Park – Stretching for more than a mile on the west side of Big Spirit Lake includes a campground region with 224 available sites as well as a sandy beach for fishing and family water sports. 712.336.4437

, IA Camping

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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