Sioux City, IA
August 19, 2005
After spending a week in Sioux Falls, SD, I took a Friday afternoon drive back to Omaha to catch my flight back to Philadelphia. Interstate 29, the direct route between the two cities, passes through Sioux City, IA, about 1/3 of the way from Sioux Falls to Omaha. Rather than rushing to Omaha so I could sit in a hotel room, I spent a few hours of late afternoon walking around downtown Sioux City.
Heading into the city on foot, near the I29 off-ramp
Odd fort built out of branches on the lawn of the Sioux City Art Center
I shudder to think of it, but I think the original bank mentioned above was demolished to make way for this:
Woodbury County Courthouse, which is a National Historic Landmark
Interesting architecture for a janitorial supply store
It may have been paranoia, but standing outside this building, things started to smell moldy. I moved on quickly.
View from behind the church
Historic Fourth Street is the tourism center of town
I'm sure the adult book shop irks the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sioux City Convention Center
The beautiful Badgerow Building
After a dinner in Sioux City, I got back on I29 to return to Omaha. After about 20 minutes of driving, I couldn't resist pulling over in the small farm town of Salix, IA, to take a few photos of this awe-inspiring sunset over the Iowa Farmland.