5 places to celebrate Easter in the Midwest

As Easter approaches, the Midwest offers some beautiful spots to help observe the holiday. From the story of Jesus Christ to places of worship, you can visit interesting attractions. Considered the “eighth wonder of the world,” the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend, Iowa, is the largest manmade grotto in the world. The Rev. […]

Travels 2016: A look back at fun times in Iowa

  We started our 2016 travels in Clear Lake, so it seemed fitting to kick off our travel recap with Iowa attractions. From a frozen lake in January to statues created using the “American Gothic” painting as inspiration, we enjoyed a lot of fun times around Iowa. We were thrilled when we were asked to […]

Trinity Heights tells a spiritual story in Sioux City

Whether you visit for spiritual reasons or for the love of nature, Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa, provides a beautiful setting for visitors. The 14-acre garden is built on the grounds of a former college and high school. The setting allows a serene opportunity for personal meditation. The monument to Jesus Christ and the […]

Challenges and tribal councils marked Lewis and Clark’s time in Sioux City

The lone member of Lewis and Clark’s expedition died in present-day Sioux City. The story of Sergeant Charles Floyd Jr. highlighted the short time the Corps of Discovery was in the area. Originally, expedition members sought to meet with the Omaha tribe. However, the men never found the Native Americans. Instead, they ended up having […]

Sioux City’s Public Museum takes interesting look at city’s history

Sioux City has an interesting history. The city’s Public Museum takes a look at that history with a look at the area from prehistoric times to the recent stockyards. Visitors need to watch the orientation film – it runs about 12 minutes and tells Sioux City’s history in an entertaining manner. Sioux City was once […]

United Flight 232 crash is among the history Sioux City’s aviation museum shares

United Flight 232 departed Denver en route to Chicago for should have been a typical uneventful flight. About midway through the trip, the plane lost its rear engine, and soon after all ability to control the plane, Capt. Al Haynes declared an emergency. The plane was directed to land in Sioux City, Iowa. The story […]

Sioux City – Walkabout with art and architecture

  A walk along Sioux City’s Historic Fourth Street provides an interesting look into the city’s history of architecture, as well as taking in some noteworthy artwork. The historic district is home to more than a dozen architecture designs from the late 19th century. Within a two-block walk, you can find buildings constructed between 1889 […]

Chief War Eagle statue looks over three states from Sioux City

Known to non-Native Americans as Chief War Eagle, the man buried atop the bluff overlooking the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers is better known as Waŋbdí Okíčhize among the Dakota (Santee Sioux). A monument honoring the man is located near his burial site, which watches over the rivers’ confluence near Sioux City. Waŋbdí Okíčhize actually translates […]

Railroad Museum shares Sioux City’s rail memories

Sioux City was once home to one of the largest railroad repair shops in the Midwest. As part of the Milwaukee Road railroad company, the northwest Iowa city had the company’s second largest repair complex. Milwaukee was the largest for the company. Today, the former repair shop serves as the Sioux City Railroad Museum. Situated […]

Sioux City’s Jolly Time museum offers look into local pop corn history

Popcorn? Or pop corn? Hmmmm…For the folks at Jolly Time in Sioux City, Iowa, they have preferred pop corn since launching the company in 1914. Today, Jolly Time ranks among the top brands nationally. Jolly Time has long been a favorite of people, so the great-granddaughter of founder Cloid Smith thought it would be a […]

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