Wednesday, March 28, 2018

5 Historical Landmarks to Visit While in South Sioux City

In addition to the many wonderful restaurants and stores to visit while in South Sioux City, there are a few historical landmarks you’ll want to add to your list of places to visit. These landmarks are what makes South Sioux City so interesting, and makes it fun to learn about the history of our great city.

Blackbird Scenic Overlook
Blackbird Scenic Overlook
Lewis and Clark and 10-men climbed a hill to the burial site of Blackbird, an Omaha Chef who died four years earlier of smallpox. Today you can view a modern model of an earth lodge and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Missouri River. This beautiful site also contains information about the Omaha Tribe.

Dakota City Train Depot
Constructed in 1922, this one-story brick depot building is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This facility was a key link in the Omaha to Minneapolis rail corridor from 1922 until 1957 when it was abandoned. The rails and ties are still located immediately north of the building.

Fourth Street, Historic District
Historic 4th contains a concentrations of late – 19th century commercial buildings. Most of the larger buildings are notable for their distinctive Richardsonian Romanesque style of architecture popular to the late 1800s. The area features antique and specialty shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Flight 232 Memorial
This beautiful memorial is located on the riverfront, near the Anderson Dance Pavilion. Commemorating the heroic rescue efforts shown by the Siouxland community after the crash of the United Flight 232 in 1989, the statue depicts Colonel Dennis Nielson carrying a child to safety.

Lewis and Clark Wayside
Lewis and Clark Wayside
This scenic overlook is located on the bluffs of the Missouri River, about 3-miles from where the expedition had their longest encampment. It’s also about 4 miles from where they caught over 1,300 fish in one day. This outlook commemorates the historic discovery and provides a breathtaking view of the beautiful Missouri River.

Sergeant Floyd Monument
This 100 foot high stone obelisk memorializes Sgt. Charles Floyd who died on the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. The memorial overlooks a breathtaking view of the Missouri River, it was the first historic landmark registered by the U.S. Government in 1960.

We hope you’ll visit these amazing landmarks in South Sioux City, along with the other amazing landmarks we have to offer. Visit our website to learn more about these landmarks, and find other activities to do while visiting our beautiful town.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Explore Our Area Nature Parks

There is something invigorating about getting our children and families outdoors! We truly benefit from the great outdoors. Studies show children who grow up experiencing natural environments may benefit developmentally and have a heightened environmental awareness as adults than those who don't.

At Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, we would like to point you to the great outdoors, beginning with many of our area parks.  

Albertson Bridgeview Park
Albertson Bridgeview Park
This park features fifty flags. The idea was a flag representing each state to commemorate patriotic pride in honor of all the servicemen and women during the Desert Storm War.  This is the place to take school age children as they are learning about the US and the history our fifty states!

W. 6th Street & Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE

Cottonwood Cove Park
A 4.5-acre park located on the banks of the Missouri River. Features a public boat ramp, camping, shelter and play equipment.

14th & Hickory
Dakota City, NE
(712) 251-2189

Curry Park
Located at Crystal Cove Park dedicated to Jerry Curry and his family that has done so much for our community.

Covington Park
W. 4th & 5th Avenue, South Sioux City, NE

Crystal Cove Park
Crystal Cove ParkA beautiful park located on the Southwest corner of South Sioux. Crystal Cove is a 60-acre park with lake, 1.5 miles bike/hike trail, nature trails, fishing & shelter for rent. In 2005 underwent a $1.5 million renovation project to dredge the lake to improve habitat enhancement. Here you can see  over 200 species of birds and wildlife.

Visitors love their bird watching The lake is stocked 3 times yearly with fish for summer and winter ice fishing. In 2011 a new 18-Hole Disc Golf Course was installed.

South Sioux City, NE 68776

Dakota Gardens
16th & Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City, NE

Danish Alps State Recreation Area (SRA)
Near Hubbard, Neb. is a 746-acre state recreation area on Kramper Reservoir, a 226-acre lake. Danish Alps includes RV and tent camping, equestrian camping facilities, day use areas, a walking and hiking trail and excellent angling and wildlife watching opportunities.

Kramper Reservoir, a 226-acre lake, was planned with shoreline fishing and boat fishing in mind, and a wide spectrum of aquatic habitat features were incorporated to make this new reservoir suitable for fish to reproduce and grow rapidly. The lake has been stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, walleye and channel catfish. Anglers are reminded that Kramper Lake is a no-wake lake and that live bait fish are not allowed. Boaters are asked to clean, drain and dry their boats to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussels. A Nebraska park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering the park.

Hubbard, NE Contact Nebraska State Park System for reservations 402-755-2284.

Klasey Park
Located 1 block off of Dakota Ave. It is home to Voss Fields & the SSC Legion Baseball. Voss Fields host multiple tournaments each summer including District and State Tournaments.

W. 11th & 1st Avenue
John Douangdara MemorialSouth Sioux City, NE

John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park
This memorial is incorporated into a five-acre dog park, pays tribute to the devoted four-legged companions whose dedication to their masters was unparalleled in combat.

The park houses the Memorial in honor of fallen Navy SEAL, John Douangdara, who along with 29 fellow service members and his assault dog, Bart, were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2011. It is connected to the Siouxland Trails system.

1101 Foundry Road,
South Sioux City, NE

Raymond Park
E. 23rd & C Street
South Sioux City, NE

Scenic Park
South Sioux City Parks & Recreation Department offices are located in Scenic Park. It is home to an 85 site Campground with full and basic hook-ups, SSC Outdoor Pool, newly remodeled tennis courts, playground equipment, shelters for rent, Missouri River boat ramp, Riverview Ball Complex, Dible Soccer Complex & home of the Jeffrey C. Dible Multiuse Complex.

801 Riverview Drive
South Sioux City, NE
(402) 494-7531

Siouxland Freedom Park

Siouxland Freedom Park
Here is 55 acres of land located in the heart of Siouxland along the banks of the Missouri River. In full view of the river’s bluff it is easily accessed from I-29 by simply crossing the Veterans Bridge, and turning directly onto Riverview Drive. The park houses the Memorial Dog Park in honor of fallen Navy SEAL, John Douangdara, who along with 29 fellow service members and his assault dog, Bart, were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan in 2011. It is connected to the Siouxland Trails system.

Construction of a 5,000-square-foot Interpretive Center will be completed within the year.

On site - a 250’ granite wall engraved with more than 58,000 fallen service members from the Vietnam War. A fifty-space lighted concrete parking lot with a 150’ flagpole that flies the 30’x60’ American flag, are adjacent to the Wall and Interpretive Center.
1801 Veterans Drive,
South Sioux City, NE 68776