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10 Things to Do in Sioux City This Weekend

10 Things to Do in Sioux City This Weekend

Sioux City offers some of the most amazing sights and activities in Iowa and lucky for you, Valley Park Apartments offers you easy access to it all! Spend a day exploring all of the amazing shops and restaurants with your friends. Or uncover hidden treasures in one of the amazing museums like the Sioux City Public Museum! There are so many activities and places to visit for every occasion, like a fun night out with friends, family fun days, or a quiet day spent with yourself!

Below is our complete guide to every exciting adventure that awaits you here in Sioux City, IA! Being so close to the action at Valley Park Apartments, you’ll always have something fun to do while you’re in the area.



The Sioux City Public Museum is a great place to visit and explore while you are living in Sioux City. There is a collection of artifacts from the area as well as exhibits. Some of the pieces in the collection are dishes, radios, clothing, toys, furniture, and more. There are also different rotating exhibits throughout the year. Visit their website to see which exhibits will be there when you go.

There are also different programs that the museum has to offer as well. These programs are for school groups, children, adults, and teachers. The museum also has a calendar of events on its website for events that are happening at the museum.

 607 4th St Sioux City, IA 51101

Stone State Park is a great spot near Valley Park Apartments. There is a lot to explore while you are here. Some of the different things that you can explore while you are here are hiking, biking, horse riding, observing wildlife, picnicking, and camping.

Hike on one of the many trails and when you are done enjoy a nice picnic, or reserve a picnic area and have a party they’re with family and friends. Whatever you choose to do while you are at the park you will have a great day doing it.

 5001 Talbot Rd Sioux City, IA 51103

If you are wanting to learn more about the outdoors, come and visit the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Some of the great things that this park has are many exhibits, wildlife watching areas, gardens, trails and more. Between the nature center and the trail system, there are enough activities to fill the whole day. Admission to the park is free and the activities are endless. Visit their website today to learn more about everything that the park has to offer and to view upcoming events. 

 4500 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

If you are looking for a fun place to go with the kids, try out the LaunchPAD Children’s Museum. There is a wide variety of exhibits at the museum to check out. Some of the different exhibits are the Market and Café, the Flight Zone, the Block Wall and Build-Zone, and more. You can even have your child’s birthday party here.

Visit their website to see all of the events that they have going on. There are also summer camps that they offer. Visit here again and again to see all of the different exhibits.

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The Sioux City Art Center is a great place to see beautiful art while you are living in Sioux City. There are several different collections to explore as well as exhibits. Some of the different collections are the permanent collection, local artists collection, Upper Midwest Artists, and more. Visit their website to see which exhibits are currently on display.

There are also several different educational opportunities to include workshops, tours, camps, and more. Come back many times to see the new exhibits that are on display as well as view more of the collection.

 225 Nebraska St Sioux City, IA 51101


There are many great restaurants located in Sioux City. Visit all of these great restaurants and more while you are living at Valley Park.



Marto Brewing Co. is the place to go if you're looking for an excellent pub. Start off with an appetizer such as the Pretzel Bites and Angus Sliders. For mains, try a salad, pizza, or pasta. We recommend trying the Strawberry Cedar Salmon Salad, O.G. Margherita Pizza, or the Roasted Chicken Mac + Cheese. Don’t forget dessert, we recommend the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake or the Marto Sundae.

 930 4th St Sioux City, IA 51101


CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar has a variety of different options to choose from. For a starter, try the Bamboo Bite Roll, Lettuce Wraps, Firecracker Shrimp, or the Pesto Chicken Flatbread. Some of the different items on the menu are burgers, chicken, pasta, salads, sushi rolls, and more. We recommend trying the Crave Burger, Lemon Garlic Chicken, or the Dynamite roll. They also have a plant-based menu and a gluten-free menu.

 1100 Larsen Park Rd Sioux City, IA 51103


Main + Abbey Gastropub is an excellent place to eat with numerous options to choose from on their menu. For a starter try the Chef’s Board, Pepper Jack Chicken Egg Rolls, or the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. For mains, they have burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, entrees, and sides. We recommend trying the M+A Classic Burger, the Black + Blue Salad, or the Crispy Seared Salmon. For a side, try out the Grilled Asparagus or the Garlic Parmesan Fries. For dessert, try the Smores Cheesecake.

 111 3rd St Sioux City, IA 51101


Looking to enjoy pizza or drinks? Buffalo Alice has a variety of different drinks and was voted the best Bar on 4th street by the Sioux City Weekender. Drinks or not, they also have pizza to fit their cool bar feel.

 1022 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51101


Minerva’s Food & Cocktails has both a lunch and a dinner menu. On the lunch menu, they have burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more. We recommend trying out the Ranch Burger, Triple Cheese Mac, or the Roasted Apple Salad. For dinner start off with the Sliders, Potato Nachos, or the Spinach Dip. For a main, try the Honey Almond Chicken, Honey Pepper Salmon, Chicken Risotto, BBQ Chicken Pizza, or the Chop Salad. If you come for lunch or for dinner you will love what you get.

 2945 Hamilton Blvd Sioux City, IA 51104