Afternoon Sioux City Visit

Saturday October 1st, 2011 - After a drive up the Nebraska side, this afternoon Mike Bruening and I
  viewed the Lewis & Clark Mural at shopping mall, visited Sergeant Floyd Monument and Sergeant
  Floyd (inspection boat) River Museum. Downtown, we explored the Art Center and Skywalk system.
  Our day ended with a visit to the War Eagle Monument and dinner at the Black Bear Dinner.

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East Downtown & Riverfront West Dinner & Home
Lewis & Clark: An American Adventure  Mural
L&C Mural
Sergeant Floyd Monument
Sioux City Art Center Atrium
Art center
Sergeant Floyd (inspection boat) River Museum
Skywalk System
Historic Forth Street District
4th Str.
Aalfs Courtyard mural
Mural of Past
War Eagle Monument
Black Bear Dinner
Black Bear
I_29 North of Council Bluffs
Near Home

"East" Sioux City - East of the Missouri River & Interstate 29 - between Exit 147 & 141

"Lewis & Clark: An American Adventure” Mural - Younkers Wing of Southern Hills Mall.
  The murals starts above Game Stop, wraps around the Greenberg Jewelers Store to the Younker Mall entrance.

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Mural Panels

They are all along
The Mural's Length .

  The mural continues on the east side of Younker entrance, over Keys Jewelers, ends at Ahlers Clocks

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Sergeant Floyd Monument - It is high on a hill overlooking Missouri River, Interstate 29 Exit 144
  This monument honors Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that died.
  On the upstream voyage in 1804, he became ill and was buried here.

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About Monument
Walk around
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toward Downtown
looking back
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Downtown & Riverfront - North of the Missouri River & Interstate 29 - between Exit 149 & 147

Sioux City Arts Center
  No admission - Home of the Prairie Dog Quest and City Arts Quilts

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The Atrium
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Grant Wood's Corn Room Mural
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City Arts Quilt Blocks The Atrium from above.
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Sergeant Floyd (inspection boat) River Museum & Welcome Center
  This decommissioned, inspection boat of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, was named
  in honor of Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only man that died on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

  This dry-dock three story boat has a welcome center, engine room & Sergeant Floyd display on first deck, Museum
  of local Indian & steamboat industry on 2nd deck (no photos), and radio Room & Pilot House on the top Deck.

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Info Come abroad First Level
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Pilot House   Walk Around

Skywalk System
   Late afternoon, Mike Bruening and I walked the entire four-block long downtown Skywalk System, ending up at the
   Sioux City Convention Center. We must have walked over a mile.

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Overlooking the Sioux City Public Museum Display below
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  To Sioux City Convention Center  

Historic Fourth Street District & Roth Fountain
  In many ways, Historic Fourth Street District, resemble Omaha’s Old Market.  It is restaurant, bar and nightlight district of Sioux City.
  We didn’t eat dinner here.
Roth Foundation has elements of a historical 1815 Exchange Building & Woodbury Country Courthouse

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 At Movie theater
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Historic Fourth Street District, North side Roth Fountain on the Promenade Last walk in skywalk

Aalfs Courtyard - Has a mural of buildings from the 1880's
    It is on south side of the Historic Fourth Street District on west end. Makes a great photo background.

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From the Park Bench
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Across the street
at the Promenade

"West" Sioux City - Along, near Highway 12,  north of interstate 29 exit 151

  After visiting the War Eagle Monument, we drive north pass the Milwaukee Railroad Shops and the
  Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Stone State Park.  They were closed and we may visit them in the future.

War Eagle Monument
  The Monument honors an Indian Leader that was peacemaker along various tribes and Whiteman.
  The “first stone” is about Theophile Bruguier” The first white settler in Sioux City

First settler
War Eagle
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Missouri River &
Interstate 29
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View from the Hill east of Monument... .. and from west hill

Dinner & Trip Home

  At dusk, we ate dinner at Village inn type restaurant east of Southern Hills Mall and
  than drive 1-1/2 home on the regency reopened I-29.

Black Bear Diner
  There were bear carvings both inside and outside the restaurant.

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I-29 Southbound
  It was fast 1-1/2 drive home. From miles north of closed Mormon Bridge / Crescent Iowa,
  I saw the moon reflection on the receding floodwater next to, east of I-29.

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Afternoon Sioux City Visit

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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