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October 2020 Siouxland Kids Events

Every month I list family-friendly events in Siouxland, from storytimes to craft events and concerts, along with a few holidays from serious to silly! I'll update throughout the month as new events and details are released. You might also be interested in Siouxland Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Events in Siouxland!

Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unleashed at the Durham Museum in Omaha

The Durham Museum has an exciting exhibit opening this October that everyone will love, including kids! It's all about Jim Henson, the incomparable artist and visionary who created beloved characters that defined many of our childhoods. I honestly didn't realize how much of a Jim Henson fan I am until I started reading the list of the characters he has created. Now I'm totally geeking out over this exhibition and the idea of sharing my love of Red Fraggle with my kids! I'm hoping I'll get a chance to head down and check it out myself, and I'll update this post with lots more pics if that happens, but for now, here's what you should know about this amazing exhibit:The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination UnleashedHere are some of the fun things your family can expect to see if you visit the Jim Henson Exhibition at the Durham:Early sketches, concept art, and more from Jim HensonArtifacts like art, video, and written materials from familiar franchises like the …

Sioux City Alley Art Festival

What is the Sioux City Alley Art Festival? The Sioux City Alley Art Festival is a local celebration of street art! The event features murals as well as vendor booths, food, live music, and more!
Where is the Sioux City Alley Art Festival? The Sioux City Alley Art Festival is held in downtown Sioux City, in the alleys between 4th & 5th Streets and Pierce and Nebraska Streets. 4th Street between Pierce & Nebraska will also be closed for the festival so there's more room for fun!
When is the Sioux City Alley Art Festival? This year's Sioux City Alley Art Festival will held on Saturday, September 26th from 1-11pm.
How to participate in the Sioux City Alley Art Festival Everyone is welcome at the Sioux City Alley Art Festival! Entrance fee is $5 per person 11+ and FREE for everyone 10 & under!Besides the live music, food, and art vendors, which will be fun for everyone, there is also a family activity area that will be especially great for kids. And…

Halloween in Sioux City & Siouxland

Siouxland rocks at Halloween. We've got everything from kid-friendly trunk-or-treat events and craft projects to a possibly-haunted former asylum that will terrify even teens. And as 2020 dates and details are released for more Halloween events in Sioux City and our neighboring communities, I'll try to include them all here! So bookmark this page and check back anytime you want to know where to celebrate this season, whether you're looking for spooky or sweet! Please keep in mind that things may change especially quickly this year, so please stay flexible and patient as everyone tries to find the right balance of caution and fun.
Trick-or-Treat in Siouxland 2020There are no ordinances setting trick-or-treat hours in Sioux City, Iowa, South Sioux City, Nebraska, or North Sioux City, South Dakota. Customarily trick-or-treat hours in Sioux City happen between 6-8pm on October 31st, which is a Saturday (and a full moon!) this year. If there are any official proclamations about …

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve

One of the best places in Siouxland for outdoor fun is Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Read on for full details on this scenic Siouxland park:
What is Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve?

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is a 1500 acre park in North Sioux City, South Dakota, on the peninsula between the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers. The land was once part of the homestead of Stephen Searls Adams, whose grandaughters Mary and Maud Adams gifted the land to the state of South Dakota in the 1980's. 

Where is Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve? The entrance to Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve is at 272 Westshore Drive, McCook Lake, South Dakota, just a couple minutes from downtown Sioux City!

The Visitors Center The Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Visitors Center is a great place to start your trip. Inside the center, you'll find educational exhibits highlighting the history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve. Th…

Animal Adventures: Zoos, Aquariums, & Nature Centers near Sioux City & Sioux Falls

Siouxland is a great place to enjoy the wonders of the natural world! Here are some of the best places in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and other nearby communities in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota to do just that: Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve

North Sioux City, SD
This historic park in North Sioux City is home to butterflies, woodland and wetland critters galore, and hundreds of species of birds, and is known for its hands-on learning farm, Sonny's Acres with a donkey, ducks, and more!Check out my posting about visiting Adams Homestead and Nature PreserveFind out more at the Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve website
Butterfly House & AquariumSioux Falls, SD This unique attraction combines a butterfly house and an aquarium!For more information, visit the Butterfly House & Aquarium website.
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

Sioux City, IA Sioux City's best place for nature education is home to fun indoors and out, with a variety of educational displays, and including indoor …

Autumn Grove Orchard: Apple Picking in Sioux City

***UPDATE: this post now reflects dates, hours, and prices for 2020***

It's officially apple picking season in Sioux City!! Autumn Grove Orchard just announced that they are opening for the 2020 season on Saturday, September 5th from noon to 4pm, and that they should have Macintosh, Gala, and Honeycrisp apples ready!
What is Autumn Grove Orchard? Autumn Grove Orchard is Sioux City's only pick-your-own apple orchard. Autumn Grove is locally owned by a Sioux City family and grows 9+ varieties of apples, which are available to pick as they ripen throughout the fall. They also offer honey from a local beekeeper, and a variety of baked goods and crafts for sale, and even some pumpkins near the end of the season!

Where is Autumn Grove Orchard? Autumn Grove Orchard is at 1658 180th Street in Sioux City, just a few minutes past the Lakeport Commons shopping area and Fleet Farm.

When is Autumn Grove Orchard Open? Starting 9/5/2019, Autumn Grove Orchard will be open on weekends in Sept…