Historic Sites & Landmarks
Chief War Eagle Monument
Now located in its permanent home atop the bluffs
overlooking Sioux City, the Chief War Eagle Monument is a tribute to a respected leader who was a friend to the white man and firmly loyal to America. War Eagle died in the fall of 1851 after many years of leadership with the first white settlers. The Monument overlooks the tri-state area of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota and offers a picturesque view of the Sioux and Missouri Rivers.
Flight 232 Memorial
Commemorating the heroic rescue efforts shown by the Sioux City community after the crash of United Flight 232 in 1989, this statue depicts Colonel Dennis Nielsen carrying a young child to safety. The memorial is part of Sioux City’s riverfront development located near the Anderson Dance Pavilion.
The memorial features contemplative areas and a tree-lined approach with plaques narrating the tragic event.
Historic Fourth Street
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fourth Street Historic District contains the best concentration of late 19th Century commercial buildings in Sioux City. Most of the larger buildings in the district are notable for their distinctive Romanesque architectural style that was popular in the late 1800s. Two blocks long from Virginia to Iowa Street, Historic 4th contains 15 buildings dating from 1889 to approximately 1915. The area features antique and specialty shops, pubs and restaurants. Download a Historic Fourth Street Architectural Hunt, Map and Facts.
Historic Pearl District
The Historic Pearl District encompasses about 10 city blocks on the westside of Downtown Sioux City and is home to what is widely considered the first commercial area in Sioux City. When strolling through the streets, you will find an eclectic mix of businesses, from an authentic Irish Pub to automotive service shops. The beautiful streetscapes and historic architecture create an urban atmosphere unique to this area.
Queen of Peace/Trinity Heights
Consisting of the Queen of Peace statue, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue, a park, a visitor’s center with a life size carved statue of the Last Supper, memorabilia of Trinity College (which once existed on this site), a gift shop and conference center, this complex is located at 33rd and Floyd Blvd.
Sioux City Riverfront
In 1991 Sioux City launched an extensive riverfront development program. Lifetime resident Mildred E. Anderson realized a dream through the construction of the Anderson Dance Pavilion. The Pavilion is located on the extensive trail system running throughout the city.
Sgt. Floyd Monument
This 100 foot high stone obelisk memorializes Sgt. Charles Floyd, who died on the 1804 Lewis and Clark Expedition. This historic landmark was registered by the U.S. government in 1960. Located off Highway 75 near Glenn Ave., the monument overlooks a breathtaking view of the Missouri River.
Woodbury County Courthouse
Because of its architectural uniqueness and sculptured details the Woodbury County Courthouse was put in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The courthouse took three years to construct and was completed in 1918. A large multi-storied tower emerges from its center. Sculptured figures representing the Spirit of the Law decorate the main entrance. The inside is decorated with murals by John W. Norton.
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