Local Area Tourism

Welcome visitors and future residents. Here is a list of attractions and things you can do when you come to North Sioux City.

Travel South Dakota

South Dakota is host to year-round activities. Discover Mount Rushmore National Memorial capped with glistening snow. Go underground and explore Wind Cave National Park or Jewel Cave National Monument, or discover the wildlife that enjoy the winter in Badlands National Park and Custer State Park. Check out the "Travel South Dakota" link for many more great travel ideas. To view online publications, select this link.

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

If you are an avid outdoorsman, then check out the Game, Fish and Parks website. You will find a variety of opportunities to explore our great state.

Local attractions in North Sioux's backyard include activities at McCook Lake and exploring Adam's Nature Center.

Fishing or Hunting Licenses

In Union County, we are down to only a few local agents who sell licenses in person. For your convenience, we have listed them.

Pete's Produce
105 2nd St, Alcester, SD
Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm
Sat, mornings

Olson's Ace Hardware
305 NW 13 St, Beresford, SD
Mon-Fri, 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat, 7:30 am - 6 pm; Sun, 9 am - 3 pm

Nygrens True Value
118 E Main St, Elk Point, SD
Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Sat, 8 am - 5 pm


Surrounding communities:

Pump n Pak
629 Stanford St, Vermillion, SD
Open 24 hrs / 7 dys a wk

1207 Princeton St, Vermillion, SD
24 hrs a day

Various locations in Yankton, SD


However, you are able to acquire your license online through the Game, Fish and Parks website. Anyone with internet access, a credit card and a printer are able to purchase and print their license. If you do not have computer access, you are able to visit North Sioux's library, with your credit card, and use their computers to register, pay and print your licenses. Follow this link to the License & Permit page for additional information.

The Oyate Trail of Southern South Dakota

Pronounced oh-YAH-tay, the word "oyate" means "nation" in Lakota. The Oyate Trail is a trail of nations, where cultures meet. This is the perfect route, if you'd like to get off the beaten track, step back from the fast lane, and enjoy yourself.

Great Lakes of South Dakota

The Great Lakes of Central South Dakota have many adventures waiting for you.

Southeast South Dakota Tourism

Check out this website, pointing you to all you can do in the Southeastern part of the state. You can even find vacation packages. So much to see and so much to do in South Dakota. For a quick link to our various travel guides and publications, click this publication link.

Orpheum Theatre

The Sioux City Orpheum was constructed back in 1927. Over the many years, it has had many remodels and restoration. Starting the restoration in 1999, and approximately two years and thousands of hours later, the Orpheum Theatre was re-opened on September 15, 2001. Since the grand re-opening, the theatre has provided the Siouxland area an opportunity to attend performances by fabulous performers like Bill Cosby, Sheryl Crow, BB King, Bob Dylan, Wynton Marsalis, David Copperfield, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Alison Kraus, and Jerry Seinfeld. In addition, thousands have witnessed spectacular Broadway shows and enjoy hearing the Sioux City Symphony.

Other Links

Siouxland River-Cade

Park Jefferson Speedway

Sioux City Art Center

Siouxland Events from SCJ

Siouxland Chamber



Online Publications Available for Downloading

SD Travel Guide

Hunting Handbook & Maps

Lewis & Clark Trail Guide

Fishing Handbook

SD Publication Packets

Golf, Motorcycling, Heritage, etc.

Southeast SD Publications

Sportsman's Guide, Winery Trail, etc.




Local Businesses