Events and Destinations While you are in Sioux City

by | Jul 21, 2023 | Events | 0 comments

There are dozens of destinations and events available to RAGBRAI riders in town this weekend. * Denotes Free events.

IMAGE CREDIT: VIA Nick Schumacher, Google images


ARTSUX Gallery* • 515 Fourth St.

Work by local artists + studio tours Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino • 712-226-7600 

Iconic memorabilia in Sioux City’s historic Battery Building


Children’s Museum • 712-224-2542 

Hands-on play + STEM-based learning

Long Lines Climbing • 712-224-5124

5,900 sq. ft. of climbable walls 


Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center • 712-258-0838 Hiking trails + interactive exhibits

Miracle Field • 1301 Riverside Blvd. Adaptive playground & ball field + mini  golf (bring your own clubs)

Sioux City Railroad Museum • 712-233-6996 

Train rides & walking tours + a new exhibit:  Holocaust Rails

Stone State Park • 712-255-4698. 1,000+ acres, hiking and rare Loess Hills land formation

Sioux City Art Center * • 712-279-6272

Free exhibits + Grant Wood’s Corn Room mural, work by local artists and many others. 

Sioux City Parks & Rec* • 712-279-6126

Visit the Sioux City Parks & Rec Facebook page  for info on trails, parks, pools & splashpads

Sioux City Public Library* • 712-255-2933

Wall-to-wall wifi + RAGBRAI programming

Sioux City Public Museum* • 712-279-6174

Regional history + RAGBRAI exhibit: It All Started Here


Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation • 712-252-5300

FedEx plane + comprehensive United Flight 232 exhibit

Sergeant Floyd Monument*, National historic landmark + scenic overlook

Siouxland Freedom Park* • 402-412-1776 

Riverfront park honoring veterans + half-size replica of Vietnam Memorial. Located in South Sioux City, Neb.

Trinity Heights* • 712-239-8670 

Peaceful walking paths by inspiring  statues + life-size Last Supper sculpture

Cone Park, • 712-279-6126  Summer tubing & splash pad + trails

IBP Ice Center • 712-279-4880 

Open skating 7–9 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays


Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Betty Strong Encounter Center* • 712-224-5242

Interactive exhibits for all ages + outdoor sculptures

Sergeant Floyd River Museum & Welcome Center*

1000 Larsen Park Rd. • 712-279-0198 

Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspection boat with historic exhibits + Sioux City info


Explore our endless miles of biking and walking trails with a variety of interesting stops along with way:

  • Anderson Dance Pavilion & surrounding gardens
  • Spirit of Siouxland sculpture commemorating United Flight 232, which crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport in 1989
  • Several parks, playgrounds, & picnic spots
  • Splashpad & large swing
  • Basketball courts, exercise equipment, & mini climbing wall

ACCESS FOR PEDESTRIANS & CYCLISTS: Floyd Boulevard, Virginia Street, Pierce Street, Wesley Parkway/Veterans Bridge Crossing, or Seaboard Triumph Foods Expo Center using Riverfront Trail or Cunningham/Transit Trail

ACCESS FOR VEHICLES: Interstate 29 Hamilton Boulevard exit

Hit the trails Sioux City trail map – LINK TO MAP



  • Family Movie Friday: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Sioux City Public Library, 529 Pierce St. • 10 a.m. 
  • Food Truck Friday, Pearl Street Park, 620 Pearl St. • 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Sioux City Beers of Yesterday and Today, The Warrior Hotel, 525 Sixth St. • 5:30–6 p.m. 
  • Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Lincoln Saltdogs, MercyOne Field at Lewis & Clark Park, 3400 Line Dr. • 712-277-WINS (9467) • 7:05 p.m.
  • Downtown LIVE! Concert: Kaleta & the Super Yamba Band, Sioux City Public Museum Lawn, 607 Fourth St. • 712-252-0014 • 7–9 p.m.
  • Maddie Poppe, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Anthem Stage, • 8 p.m.


  • Farmers Market, Great Southern Bank Parking Lot, 329 Pierce St. • 8 a.m.–1 p.m
  • Architectural Skyline Tour: A View from The Crown*, The Warrior Hotel, 525 Sixth St. • 5:30–6 p.m. 
  • Sioux City Explorers Baseball vs. Lincoln Saltdogs, MercyOne Field at Lewis & Clark Park, 3400 Line Dr. • 712-277-WINS (9467) • 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday Night Movies at the Park: Sing *, Grandview Park, 24th Street & Grandview Boulevard. Bring your own blanket & snacks • 9 p.m. 


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