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Siouxland Community Trunk Sale at the Tyson Events Center

A fun new event is coming to the Tyson Events Center! The next Sioux City Community Trunk Sale is happening on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 and here's what you should know about it: What's a Trunk Sale? A trunk sale is essentially a parking lot full of rows and rows of garage sales and flea market booths! You get all the fun of browsing and buying other people's old treasures, but with the safety and community of being in a large, well-supervised public space with lots of other people, and the convenience of it all being in one spot.  When I was a kid, we visited the San Diego stadium swap meet every time my Grandpa came to visit, and I always had so much fun looking at all the booths full of items from vintage clothes and funky purses, to geodes and baseball cards. We always found something we couldn't resist, for a price we were willing to pay! One of my favorites probably won't make a comeback in 2020: I got some awesome pogs at the swap meet

FREE fun for kids in Rapid City, South Dakota

Family vacations can add up quickly, and including some free fun in the mix is a great way to keep your budget in tact while still having a great time! We went to Rapid City in summer of 2019, and found tons of totally free fun for kids, plus some ways to keep our costs down with some of the non-free fun. here are my top FREE attractions for kids in Rapid City, South Dakota.   PS: Check out my post on visiting Badlands National Park with kids for suggestions of fun stops along the way if you are coming from Sioux City, Sioux Falls, or other points east! Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills photo of Mt. Rushmore, taken by my 10 year old! Rapid City's most famous monument is actually in Keystone, South Dakota, about a half hour from downtown Rapid City! You could easily spend your entire Rapid City vacation in the Black Hills, where you find Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills!  Mount Rushmore is very kid friendly, and the main plaza is stroller friendly. However to get a closer look,

Guide to City Parks in Sioux City

Consider this your ultimate guide to city parks in Sioux City! From disc golf to mini golf, laser tubing to rustic trails, from water slides to river views, new construction to historical monuments, Siouxland's city parks have it all. As I write about them, I'll link to them from this page so you get the full details on the best city parks in Sioux City and our surrounding communities! My top picks for visitors will have a * by them. City Parks in Sioux City * Bacon Creek Park 5015 Correctionville Road Includes two playgrounds, a dog park, and a 3 mile walking path surrounds a small lake with docks for fishing and kayaking Cecilia Park Morningside Ave & Cecilia Center Street Park 2100 Center Street Chautaqua Park 3800 Harbor Drive Children's Park W 15th & George * Chris Larsen Park 1280 Larsen Park Road Beautiful view of the Missouri River, with walking/biking paths, playgrounds, museums, historical monuments, and much more. Undergoing extensive renovation in the 20

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live at the Sioux City Orpheum

Who's ready for some magic, Sioux City?? The Magic of Bill Blagg is coming to the Sioux City Orpheum and here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the show. Read on after the video to find full details on the performance, plus info on how to WIN a family 4-pack of tickets from the Siouxland Families Blog, courtesy of Spectra Marketing! Bill Blagg is a magician who has appeared on pretty much every major TV network and on stages across America, to the delight of audiences of all ages, and he's coming to downtown Sioux City's Orpheum Theater on April 9th, at 7:30pm to perform his amazing magic! Bill Blagg is known for illusion magic, including classic tricks and modern surprises. Expect smoke and mirrors and genuine amazement! photo used with permission of the Orpheum Theater How to get tickets To buy ticket, head to the Sioux City Orpheum Theater website . Or, try your luck and enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to The Magic of Bill Blagg live at the Siou

Orange City Tulip Festival

In Northwest Iowa, April showers bring May TULIPS! Orange City, Iowa is home to one of the nation's best tulip festivals each spring. 2021 will be the 78th year of the Orange City Tulip Festival, and there are a huge variety of fun activities planned for all ages! If you're interested, here's what you need to know: Where is the Orange City Tulip Festival? The Orange City Tulip Festival is held in venues throughout Orange City, Iowa, mostly downtown. Orange City is about 45 minutes north of Sioux City on highway 75. When is the Orange City Tulip Festival? The 2021 Orange City Tulip Festival is May 13th, 14th and 15th, with a few activities such as the night show also taking place earlier in the week. What is the Orange City Tulip Festival? The Orange City Tulip Festival is a celebration of tulips, Dutch heritage, and spring! Some of the things the 100,000+ annual visitors can expect include: Tulips, growing in fields, displayed creatively, and for sale! Dut

Museums in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and Beyond

From prehistoric sea monsters to modern art, from log houses to corn palaces, Siouxland has a wide variety of museums for families to enjoy! I want to visit them all, and share them with you. Here is the most comprehensive list you'll find anywhere of museums in Sioux City, Sioux Falls, and our neighboring cities in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota (and I'll keep adding to it if I hear of more!) Whatever your family loves, there's probably a Siouxland museum that will pique your interest! Museums in Sioux City LaunchPAD Children's Museum 623 Pearl Street, Sioux City, Iowa Admission fees apply LaunchPad Children's Museum in downtown Sioux City is a hands-on center for fun and learning. LaunchPad has a wide variety of interactive permanent exhibits as well as hosting educational traveling exhibits from other museums around the country, and hosts programming that are tons of fun but also help boost literacy, art, and STEM skills! You can find out more about