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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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Sioux City Art Center

Three-story glass atrium, hands-on gallery for children, 900-piece permanent collection, traveling exhibitions, gift gallery. Annual outdoor art festival -- ARTSPLASH -- held Labor Day weekend. Special 2006 exhibits include "Motorcycle As Art" and "Fashion in Film."

Sioux City, IA Art Centers

Plymouth County Historical Museum

View antique musical instruments, Civil War-era log cabin, schoolroom, barber and beauty shops, 1940s café, machinery and blacksmith shop, 1940s car and airplane. See military room, religious heritage room, restored 1925 gymnasium/auditorium and Westmar College memorabilia. Learn about the area'

Le Mars, IA Museums

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

Treasure Village

27-hole miniature golf, children'

Milford, IA Fun Centers

Sioux City Musketeers Hockey Club

United States Hockey League team plays at Tyson Events Center - Gateway Arena.

Sioux City, IA Hockey Clubs

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

Central School Museum

Restored 1884 schoolhouse listed on the National Historic Register.

Lake City, IA Museums

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

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

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

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