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The Lakes Art Center - Offers traveling exhibitions that showcase local, regional, and national artists. It also features a foreign and classic film series, a gift shop, sculpture gardens and performing arts.

Okoboji Summer Theatre - Live Theatre since 1953. Several shows each summer season to entertain and delight audiences. Musicals, comedies, and shows for the whole family!

Arnold's Park - The oldest amusement park west of the Mississippi. It is the home to 'The Legend' roller coaster, rated one of the top 10 wooden coasters in the world.

Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum - Located next to beautiful West Okoboji Lake, a natural glacial lake created by the Wisconsin glacier some 12,000 years ago. The Maritime Museum and excursion boat the Okoboji Queen II are located adjacent to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park.

Sioux City Public Museum - Housed in the 1893 John Peirce Mansion, the Sioux City Public Museum features permanent exhibitions on the history of Sioux City and the region, Native American life, and natural history. Built by John Peirce, an early real estate developer and city promoter, the Richardsonian-style quartzite mansion has housed the museum since 1961.

Sanford Museum & Planetarium - Exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, Paleontology.

Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center - Showcases permanent exhibits about the Corps of Discovery's time in the present-day Sioux City area, from late July to early September 1804.

Grotto of the Redemption - The largest Grotto in the world. It is frequently considered 'the Eighth Wonder of the World.' It represents the largest collection of minerals and petrification concentrated in any one spot in the world. The Grotto has an estimated geological value over $4,308,000.

Prairie Pedlar - Celebrate Nature's beauty and tranquility, and discover a bouquet of gardens tucked among fields of corn and soybeans.

Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre - With a reputation for providing quality community theater productions that rival professional groups. The quality of talent is exceptional for a community of this size, and the theater draws its audience and participants from the entire area.

Sioux City Orpheum‎ - The theatre has provided the Siouxland area an opportunity to attend performances by fabulous performers. In addition, thousands have witnessed spectacular Broadway shows and enjoy hearing the Sioux City Symphony.

Witter Gallery - Since its beginning, the Witter Gallery has offered monthly exhibits in a variety of different media for the enjoyment of visitors. It has also provided the community with outstanding educational services. Lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and classes are ongoing throughout the year and are offered for children, as well as adults.

Sioux City Art Center - The building offers spacious exhibition galleries, a 131-seat lecture hall, the Atrium Gift Gallery, the Junior League Hands On! Gallery for children, state-of-the-art classrooms, a permanent collection gallery, and an environmentally-designed vault to preserve the permanent collection. The building's most striking architectural feature is its three-story glass atrium.

Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation - The museum features an exciting collection of military, commercial and general aviation artifacts and memorabilia starting with the Wright Flyer to the Space Shuttle. View military, general aviation and homebuilt static displayed aircraft. The museum also offers hands-on aero-science displays.

Parker Historical Museum - Provides a lasting legacy to your community. The mission to "collect, preserve and interpret Clay County history…" can be sustained for future generations.

Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center - Le Mars, located in Northwestern Iowa, has been home to Wells' Dairy since 1913. The Wells family still resides in Le Mars, along with nearly 10,000 other citizens who are proud to live, work and play in a community that has prospered since 1869. Visitors can view the past, present and future of dairy production with a tour through a family-friendly production exhibit.

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center - The Nature Center is within the boundaries of Stone State Park. Surrounded by over 1,000 acres of woodlands and loess hills prairies, it is the perfect setting for outdoor learning. Several miles of trails are available for hiking to enhance the experience.