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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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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

Sioux City Public Museum

Built from pink-colored Sioux Falls quartzite in the early 1890s, the Peirce Mansion exhibits artifacts from American Indian life and early settlement of the region to the present. Museum store with gifts, books and local crafts.

Sioux City, IA Museums

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


Sioux City Explorers Baseball Club

Professional baseball since 1993 at Lewis and Clark Park.

Sioux City, IA Baseball Clubs

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

Chautauqua Building

Built in 1908, the only existing complete Chautauqua building in the state. Completely renovated, with historical murals and information on the history of Chautauqua. Enjoy Chautauqua Days on the Fourth of July.

Sac City, IA Historic Buildings

Victorian Museum on Main

The crown jewel of Emmetsburg's many Victorian homes. Built in 1883 by a prominent member of the community as a wedding gift to his daughter, the home is part of a four-building museum complex.

Emmetsburg, IA Museums

Sheldon High School Summer Theatre

High school repertory theater celebrating 35th season.

Sheldon, IA Theatres

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

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

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