This time of year doesn't have to be boring and depressing. Let's embrace the Iowa winter and cure our cabin fever. Check out our list of Sioux City adventures to get you out of the apartment.
Cone Park is full of winter fun! It has so much to offer, from snow tubing to ice skating around their 5400 sq. ft ice rink. The fun doesn't stop there; warm up by the outdoor fire pit with some delicious hot cocoa from their concession stands. Gone are the days of winter boredom spent inside. https://www.coneparksiouxcity.com/winter-fun/
Cross Country Skiing
Last winter, the outdoor community saw an unprecedented surge in winter outdoor activities. People discovered activities like cross country skiing as a way to get out of the house, get back into shape, or socialize while enjoying the outdoors. Check out these Siouxland parks great for cross country skiing.
Adams Nature Preserve, North Sioux City, SD
Free and open to the public for cross-country skiing on trails. Don't have skis? The visitors center has equipment rental available. https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/adams-homestead-and-nature-preserve/
Ponca State Park, Ponca, NE
Ponca State Park features many miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. http://outdoornebraska.gov/ponca/
Long Lines Family Rec Center Climbing Wall
Too cold for the outdoors, stay warm with this 53-foot climbing wall and free-standing boulders located at the Long Lines Family Rec Center. Perfect for everyone from beginners to seasoned rock climbers. https://www.sioux-city.org/government/departments-g-p/parks-recreation-department/long-lines-family-rec-center/climbing-wall-info
Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe
This sweet treat has something for everyone. Palmers' Old Tyme Candy Shoppe will take you back to another time. This old-time candy store has something for everyone; it has bulk goodies, like peanut clusters, varieties of nuts, and so much more. It is more than a candy store; it is also a museum that displays historical candy-making equipment and old photos of Palmers and Sioux City. Be sure to check out all things Twin Bing, from mugs to ice cream and, of course, delicious Twin Bing candy bars. https://palmercandy.com/pages/candy-shoppe
Sioux City Public Museum
The Sioux City Public Museum is not just educational but also fun and interactive. Visitors will learn about the history of Sioux City with colorful, interactive displays. This museum is open year-round and is free to the public.http://www.siouxcitymuseum.org/
People have been looking to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. So, what activities will get you outside and have fun during the coming winter months? You can go ice skating! As a winter hobby, ice skating offers a physical activity that will get your body moving. Below you will find some of the locations to explore ice skating.
Cone Park Sioux City, IA
The vast outdoor ice skating rink at Cone Park
$5 per person, ice skate rental available https://www.sioux-city.org/government/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/cone-park/ice-skating
Leif Erickson Park Sioux City, IA
Free and open to the public, no equipment rentals available
IBP Ice Center Sioux City, IA
Sioux City's only public indoor ice skating https://www.sioux-city.org/government/departments-g-p/parks-recreation-department/ibp-ice-center
Sioux City Art Center
Check out the Sioux City Art Center's hands-on gallery with a 900-piece permanent art collection as well as temporary exhibits that change throughout the year. If you have always wanted to discover your inner artist, you can check their website for a list of classes being offered. Art Center also has free admission. https://siouxcityartcenter.org/