Sioux City is full of fun family activities for a winter weekend of entertainment.
Things to Do
Cone Park is a hub for winter activity in Northwest Iowa. Families can go snow tubing or ice skating - and then warm up by the outdoor fire pit. Equipment rentals and concessions are also available.
LaunchPAD Children's Museum
Opened in 2016, LaunchPAD Children's Museum provides an interactive learning experience for kids up to 10 years old. Exhibits feature building and architecture, wind, water and agriculture.
Long Lines Family Rec Center Climbing Wall
This 53-foot climbing wall and free-standing boulders are a great way to practice your rock-climbing techniques. The recreational center also includes batting cages and sport courts for basketball and volleyball.
Sioux City Art Center
Check out the Sioux City Art Center's hands-on gallery for children and 900-piece permanent art collection. Don't miss this chance to see Grant Wood's Corn Room Mural. Did we mention the museum has free admission?
Sioux City Public Museum
The Sioux City Public Museum is a fun and educational place to visit year-round. The colorful, interactive displays teach visitors about the "Spirit of Sioux City" by playing with the museum's "time machine," the Innovation I-Wall and going on a fossil dig. Admission is free.
Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe
Your sweet tooth will appreciate a stop at Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe, where brightly colored candies are displayed in bulk bins. Historic displays show how factories made candy in the past. Load up on Twin Bing candy bars, Sioux City's famous candy.
Where to Eat
Milwaukee Wiener House
Kids AND adults will appreciate the menu at Milwaukee Wiener House - they've served traditional Coney Island style chili dogs and bottled soda since 1918.
SoHo Kitchen & Bar
This fun, upscale restaurant in Sioux City's Historic Fourth Street area serves American classics, made from scratch. Menu favorites include classic comfort food casseroles like Chicken Pot Pie and fun appetizers like Cheeseburger Egg Rolls.
El Fredo Pizza
Sioux City's favorite pizza joint isn't fancy, but diners love the generous toppings and cheese. Along with their signature pizzas, El Fredo also serves a variety of Italian pasta entrees.
Where to Stay
Hard Rock Hotel Sioux City
The Hard Rock brings its unique approach to lodging to Sioux City with this AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Visitors will find an eclectic mix of historical architecture mingled with modern amenities. Adults will have fun on the gaming floor with 850 slot machines and a variety of table games. The resort also includes three family-friendly restaurants.