4202 S. Lakeport St.
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone: (712) 274-1300
Fax: (712) 274-7592
First Brides Grave is a historic site that tells the tale of Rosalie Menard Leonais. She is referred to as the "First Bride" as it is believed that she was the first non-Native-American woman to be married near what is today known as Sioux City. She was married in 1853 to Joseph Leonais and died in 1865 at the young age of 27. Her grave and a small monument can be found within the woods of South Ravine Park.
The Sergeant Floyd Monument was erected in honor of Charles Floyd who died in 1804. Floyd was one of the brave explorers who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their historic expedition. The Sergeant tragically succumbed to illness as the group made their way up the Missouri river, and was buried on a bluff overlooking the river at Sioux Falls. The towering obelisk was constructed in his honor in 1901, and was the very first monument to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1960.
The Fourth Street Historic District consists of several late 19th century commercial buildings between Virginia and Iowa Streets. The buildings date from 1889 to 1915, and are well-known for their Romanesque Revival architectural style. The Fourth Street Historic District has many restaurants, bars and specialty shop, making it a busy city center for tourists and locals alike.
Known as the finest examples of the Prairie School architectural style, the Woodbury County Courthouse is an important landmark. The courthouse is included in the National Register of Historic Places, and has also been designated the status of National Historic Landmark.
Although the Cathedral of the Epiphany was not completed until 1904, the foundations of the church were laid in 1891. At that time, the cathedral was simply known as St. Mary's Church. The church underwent major changes, first in 1961 when the iconic towers were added, and later again in 1994. Today, the cathedral continues to stand as a beautiful monument of faith and architectural finesse. From its marble altar and stained glass windows, to its finer architectural details, the Cathedral of the Epiphany is a truly a stunning sight to behold. Services are held in English, Spanish and Vietnamese throughout the week.
Sprawled over 14 acres, Trinity Heights is a splendid place to reconnect with God and seek inner peace. The complex is composed of several shrines, memorial gardens, walkways and green spaces that together create a space that is peaceful, tranquil and comforting. Hauntingly beautiful, Trinity Heights and its many religious sights are visited by worshipers and the curious alike.
Sioux City is home to many well-maintained parks, and the Grandview Park is one of its most popular. Comprising an area of 35 acres (12.94 hectares), this park is usually crowded with locals looking for a break from the city’s hustle and bustle. Most known for its rose garden and bandshell, the Grandview Park plays host to many music events. Call for more information.
The Chief War Eagle Monument was erected in honor of the great Native-American Chief War Eagle. The chief is best known for his peaceful nature and the active role he played in the country's freedom efforts against the British. The monument depicts the chief dressed in traditional garb, and a peace pipe in his hands. The monument is located within the War Eagle Park, atop the same bluff where he lies buried beside a few of his family members.
War Eagle Park is named after a well-known and prominent Native-American chief by the same name. The park is centered around a bluff that overlooks the confluence of the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers, and is the final resting place of the great chief and a few of his family members. A memorial depicting the chief in traditional garb can be found here. The park is a fine place to spend the day with family and friends. Bring a picnic along or take a stroll beneath the cool shade of the many trees that populate War Eagle Park. Climb to the summit of the hill and you will be rewarded with splendid views of the great rivers that flow nearby.
Discover the inherent wonders and breathtaking beauty of nature at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Through a variety of intriguing and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, the nature center offers an educational experience that promises to be fun and fruitful. Exhibits include butterfly gardens, habitat displays, live fish and reptiles, and nature trails. Surrounded by the lush and varied landscape of the Stone State Park, the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center sets the stage for a day of discovery.
Stone State Park is home to a lush and varied habitat. From deep ravines and lofty clay bluffs, to the tall grasses of the prairies, the park boasts a natural bounty that is breathtakingly beautiful and diverse. Explore the many trails that make their way through the park. Keep an eye out for the many birds and plant species that call this park their home. Begin your journey of discovery with a stop by the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, before venturing out into the wilderness. Picnic tables, sheltered pavilions and camping facilities are also available at the park.