Located on the border of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, Sioux City is the fourth largest city in Iowa, and it may be the city with the most to offer. However, Sioux City is not a common location for visitors to travel to, possibly because not many people know the hidden gems in this beautiful mid-west state. Whether you’re traveling to Sioux City for work, or just going to explore, don’t miss out on these amazing spots to eat, sleep and play when you visit this town.

Eat

El Fredo Pizza

It’s pizza time!!!

Posted by El Fredo Pizza on Friday, April 4, 2014

If Sioux City is famous for anything, it has to be El Fredo pizza! This is one place you want to go when you’re looking for a perfect slice of warm and cheesy pizza. Made fresh from the best quality ingredients, El Fredo pizza will be the place to go that everyone will enjoy.

Diamond Thai Cuisine

Mango and coconut sticky rice are on season now! See you at Diamond Thai

Posted by Diamond Thai Cuisine on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Posted by Diamond Thai Cuisine on Sunday, February 23, 2014

In the mood for Thai food? Diamond Thai Cuisine is the place for the most authentic Thai food in town. Enjoy an extensive menu filled with the best Thai food you can find at an affordable price. You’ll feel welcomed from the moment you walk through the door!

La Juanita

Heaven on Earth. My fellow beavers know what I mean.

Posted by Adam Feller on Friday, January 30, 2015

If the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” was to go into effect, it definitely should be applied to La Juanita. When authentic Mexican food is the cuisine of choice for you and/or your party, La Juanita is the hottest spot in Sioux City. With a number of awards to its name, including “Best Burrito in the Nation” by Esquire magazine, you won’t be disappointed.

Sleep

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

Does it get any better than the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino? Not for us! We love the sounds of classic rock coming out of the hotel’s elevators as we make our way up to the room. Guests will also have access to their Rock Shop,a live-entertainment venue, an outdoor event park, the World Tour Buffet, the casino and Main + Abbey restaurant.

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

Unique whirlpool suite accommodations.

Posted by Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Located in the heart of downtown Sioux City, the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center is a chic and modern but affordable hotel just minutes away from all of the major sites to see and places to be in the city.

Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center

Posted by Marina Inn Conference Center on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

At the Marina Inn Hotel & Conference Center, you’ll find luxury accommodations in a comfortable and affordable hotel just a short drive to event venues, museums, and restaurants in downtown Sioux City. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Missouri River right from their hotel room.

Play

IBP Ice Center

This ice rink stretches across 38,000 square feet and features an impressive ice rink for guests to skate around. The facility is open year round for public ice rink use, figure skating, hocking, and so much more! This is a perfect spot to bring the family or to go for a date night.

LaunchPad Children’s Museum

Opening only a few months ago in February 2016, the LaunchPad Children’s Museum is a hit for locals and visitors. Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy this immersive learning environment with hands-on exhibits that makes learning fun for all.

Tyson Events Center

Who’s ready to rock TONIGHT?!? #freedomtorock #siouxcity #rocknrollallnightandpartyeveryday

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Host to hockey, arena football, and the biggest music venue in the area, chances are that if you’re in Sioux City you’ll probably be paying a visit to Tyson. Root for the home teams as you watch the Musketeers play hockey and the Sioux City Bandits compete in Arena Football.

Lakeport Commons Shopping Center

Who doesn’t love to shop? When you’re on the hunt for a good shopping location with plenty of dining options, the Lakeport Commons Shopping Center is the place to go. Visitors will have retail and dining options that range from Kohl’s, Old Navy, Olive Garden, Red Robin, Gap Outlet and so much more.

Do you travel to Sioux City often? tell us about your favorite spots in the comments below!