Children's LaunchPad Museum, Sioux City Iowa
LaunchPAD Children's Museum 

Home to an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, award-winning museums, Broadway Series and historic districts with shops and restaurants, Sioux City offers something that every member of the family will enjoy. With family entertainment offered year round, this western Iowa community is the perfect place for a weekend family getaway.

Palmer's Candy, Sioux City Iowa
Palmer's Candy

Where to Go

1. Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Explore the Sioux City's historic encounters with people, land and rivers before, during and after the Lewis & Clark expedition. The museum's interactive exhibits, activities and programs provide an exciting and education experience for the whole family.

2. LaunchPAD Children's Museum

The LaunchPAD Children's Museum is an exciting stop for the whole family. Play areas include mechanics and architecture, wind, water, agriculture and a market. There is also an infant/toddler area where the littlest minds can learn, creating a thrilling educational stop for kids of all ages.

3. Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe

Started in 1879, Palmer's Candy is one of the country's oldest candy companies. Their infamous handmade Bing candy bar is a Midwest regional favorite, but visitors are even more thrilled by a step inside the shop to find a museum of company history and hundreds of candy selections.

Where to Eat

1. Sneaky's Chicken

Since 1979, Sneaky's Chicken has been serving some of the best meals in Sioux City. Specializing in high-quality, you guessed it, chicken, their tasty buckets, family packs, lunch buffet and dinner keep customers coming back for more.

2. Tastee Inn and Out

What started in 1955 has now grown into a tasty staple in the Sioux City area. Tastee Inn and Out has been featured in national publications for it iconic and fulfilling good food to go. Stop by for a freshly made meal or a sweet ice cream treat.

Where to Stay

The Chocolate Mansion

This stunning boutique hotel, once an 1894 Victorian family estate, boasts three stories of architectural twists and turns. With six different bedroom options offering period appropriate color scheme, delectable candies and pristine art pieces, the Chocolate Mansion will make for one unforgettable experience.