Sioux City is the principal city of Woodbury County and the "Siouxland" region, and is home to 85,025 people, with 124,130 in the Sioux City metropolitan area. This industrial city is located on the banks and confluence of the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers and is 198 miles northwest of Des Moines, 97 miles north of Omaha. Marked as a prominent location along Lewis and Clark's early 19th Century travels, Sioux City is tucked between the two rivers and the scenic Loess Hills bluffs making it a natural place for commercial and industrial activity to originate. Serving as the agricultural and industrial center of the Upper Missouri River area, Sioux City proved to be a magnet for attracting food processing and meatpacking businesses with a busy port along the river making transportation in these industries very efficient. Other manufacturing plants in a variety of industry sectors settled in Sioux City before the advanced manufacturing of Gateway Computer Corporation and the white collar employment base became larger players during the late 20th Century. Sioux City has always been one of Iowa's most inherently important urban centers, as evidenced by these photo pages.
Downtown Sioux City is the centralized hub of the "Siouxland" region, featuring much of the commercial office space, government offices, cultural and entertainment venues and industrial land. Recent revitalization efforts happening all over downtown have begun to transform downtown into a dynamic, yet historic place of business, leisure and living. The following two galleries highlight the notable structures of downtown, skyline views, new riverfront attractions and the Tyson Events Center.
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