Things to do in Sioux City & Siouxland

Come explore Siouxland with us!

Are you looking for things to do in Sioux City with kids? Siouxland is home to a wide variety of fun attractions and events for kids and families. Whether you live in the Sioux City area or are visiting, let this be your master list for family friendly fun!
Also, coming fall 2020 is my brand new book, 100 Things to Do In Sioux City and Siouxland, published by Reedy Press. I hope it's going to be a valuable resource for local families and for visitors, and I can't wait to share more about it with you soon!

Great Places to Visit in Sioux City & Siouxland


Nature Centers, Aquariums, and Zoos

  • Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in North Sioux City, SD-website. Facebook
  • Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City, IA-website, Facebook
  • Sioux Falls Outdoor Campus
  • Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls
  • Great Plains Zoo


  • Sergeant Bluff Library- website
  • Sioux City Public Library- website, Facebook, Instagram
    • Morningside Branch Library
    • Perry Creek Branch Library
    • Wilbur Aalfs (Downtown) Public Library
  • South Sioux City Library- website, Facebook
  • North Sioux City Library- website

Music and Theater

Sports Venues and Teams

  • DropZone- website, Twitter, instagram
  • IBP Ice Center
  • Jefferson Park Raceway- website
  • Long Lines Rec Center (Rock Climbing and more)
  • North Forty Mini Golf-website, Facebook
  • Sioux City Explorers Baseball (home games at Lewis & Clark Park)
  • Sioux City Musketeers Hockey (home games at Tyson Events Center)
  • Sioux City Bandits Arena Football (home games at Tyson Events Center)

Pools and Splash Pads

Monuments, Statues, and Points of Interest

State Parks

City Parks

  • Sioux City, Iowa:
    • Bacon Creek Park: 5015 Correctionville Road
    • 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: Hamilton & Larsen Park Road
    • Cook Park: W 4th & Market St.
    • Dale Street Park: 15th & Dale St.
    • Emerson Park: 5300 Glenn Ave.
    • Goldie & Beck Park: Goldie Ave & Beck St
    • Grandview Park: 24th St & Grandview Blvd
    • Grandma Moose Park: 3rd & Cecelia
    • Headington Park: W. Lunah & Isabella St.
    • Hillcrest Park: 14th & Pacific St.
    • Hi-View Park: W. 4th St. & Oakland St.
    • Kirk Hanson Park: 2016 W. 19th St
    • Kelly Park: Fall Ave & Carlin St.
    • Krumann Park
    • Leeds Park
    • Legacy Park
    • Lewis Park
    • Lief Erickson Park
    • Lyons Park
    • Mid City Park
    • Riverside Park
    • Sgt. Floyd Memorial Park: S Lewis & Glenn Ave
    • Sertoma Park
    • War Eagle Park
  • South Sioux City, Nebraska
    • Albertson Bridgeview Park: W. 6th St & Dakota Ave
    • Cottonwood Cove: 14th & Hickory
    • Covington: W. 4th & 5th Ave
    • Crystal Cove Park
    • Dakota Gardens: 16th & Dakota Ave
    • Klasey Park: W. 11th & 1st Ave
    • John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park: 1101 Foundry Rd.
    • Raymond Park & E. 23rd & C St
    • Scenic Park: 801 Riverview
    • Siouxland Freedom Park: 1101 Foundry Rd., website
  • North Sioux City, South Dakota
    • Centennial Park: 300 Military Road
    • City Park: 119 Parkside Avenue
    • Davis Park: 200 Lloyd Street
    • Ferrari Park: 340 Skeeter Drive
    • Lakeshore Park: 599 Lakeshore Drive

Festivals and Parades in Sioux City

  • Saint Patrick's Day Parade
  • The Big Parade
  • Saturday in the Park
  • Rivercade
  • Riverssaince
  • ArtSplash
  • Fall Festival
  • Holiday Lights Parade

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