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
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
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.