Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    The Railroad Museum Sioux City
    Welcome back! We are so excited to reopen for the 2018 season! We made some big changes while we were closed. Stop by this season to check it out!

  • Sat
    10
    Mar
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018
    9am- 4pm485 E. 5th St. South Sioux City, NE 68776

    Once again we are proud to support the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club by participating in their 6th Annual Train Show fundraiser. Please gather the family and come down and support this great organization. And while you are checking out all the great operating model railroads and vendors be sure to stop by our tables for a visit. After you are done at the Train Show stop out at the Railroad Museum and check our progress over the winter months.

    This year the Cosmopolitan Club Train Show will be located at:

    Delta Hotel Center (Formerly: Marina Inn Convention Center)

    485 E. 5th St.

    South Sioux City, NE 68776

     

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    10-11:30 amSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

    In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

    At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

    Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

    RSVP Here!

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018
    12:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

    Restoration Week

    In this week-long program the museum staff, volunteers, and community members will channel all of our energy into the completion of our Grand Scale Train route. Projects to participate in include cutting and pre-drilling ties, laying track, building passenger platforms, and spreading rock. Interested participants, please register below to help us plan for your attendance.

    Sign Up!

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    6:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum Complex 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

    Please join us for the second annual Dinner by the Rails. This “Progressive Dinner” will feature each course in a different building within our recently renovated museum complex. Enjoy a wonderful meal and experience the museum complex in a different way, all while helping to raise funds for the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

    Proceeds from this event will assist with 2018 operations, special project completion, and educational programming. The Sioux City Railroad Museum is owned and operated by the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    This event begins at 6pm. No tickets will be available the day of the event. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time.

    Buy Your Tickets Today!

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018
    10-11:30 amSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

    In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

    At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

    Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

    This month's program: My Pet Train

    RSVP Here!

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    10 am- 4 pm3400 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109

    In conjunction with Sioux City Historic Preservation Week, this event is a great opportunity to observe the on-going preservation and restoration work being done at the museum. Be sure to bring your camera along with friends and family to the event as many of the museum’s buildings, railcars, and locomotives will be on display, including our one-of-a-kind steam locomotive.

  • Sat
    12
    May
    2018
    2:00 pm3400 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109

    Rail Yard Talks: Women in Railroading

    Dr. Rudy Daniels will give a presentation on the history of women in the railroad industry. Please join us, and bring your wife, mom, grandma, or another significant woman in your life for this Pre-Mother's Day treat! Make it a whole day by taking advantage of our Trains, Tripods, and Snapshots event. Get your picture taken with our restored steam engine, or other rail cars.

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018
    Sun
    20
    May
    2018
    10 am- 4 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109

    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a Be An Engineer Program that can not only provide you with a ride in the cab of our 1943 General Electric 45 ton switcher locomotive, but it could land you in the engineer's seat with you actually operating the locomotive yourself. This is a rare opportunity for rail fans and visitors alike to actually drive a diesel locomotive.

    During each 2 hour-long session the participants will be given 1 hour of basic instruction by our trained engineers while learning how it works. Then, it’s time to climb into the engineer’s seat and take the locomotive for a spin for another hour while your instructor watches over your shoulder ensuring safety and proper operation are always adhered to.

    Up to four people may share each of the hour-long time slots. In order to operate the locomotive you must be 18 years old or older, however, any people younger may ride along with an adult.

    The cost of this unique experience is $50 per engineer and $10 per passenger. This cost will help cover fuel and train crew costs.

    Reservations are required in advance and are on a first come first serve basis. The locomotive will continue to operate unless severe weather approaches.

    Please contact the Railroad Museum, Sioux City at (712) 233-6996 to make your reservation or for answers to any additional questions that you may have.

  • Sat
    02
    Jun
    2018
    10:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    At Sioux City Railroad Museum, we believe that the ability to read greatly improves lives. Our goal is to help children retain and enhance their reading skills.

    In this fun monthly reading program, we will use railroad theme books to foster a love of reading.

    At the end of each program, children have the opportunity to participate in a creative activity that relates to the theme of that month.

    Admission rates apply. Members- FREE!

    RSVP Here!

  • Sat
    16
    Jun
    2018
    9am- 4pm3400 Sioux River Rd, Sioux City, IA 51109

    Come explore some of the coolest big vehicles in the area. We will have fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles, construction equipment, military vehicles and more. Sit in the seats, blow the horns, or turn on the sirens. Climb into the cab of our Great Northern #1355 steam locomotive, Old Ironhorse, or our 45-ton switcher diesel locomotive and pretend you are the engineer or fireman. Lots of great photo opportunities so bring the camera. This is a huge hit with kids of all ages.

    This year there will be a special quiet hour from 9-10 a.m. During this quiet hour, we invite children with special needs to come and enjoy the big rigs without all the noise and the crowds.  We recognize that the noise level and crowds can make it difficult for children with special needs to enjoy this event. We hope that quiet hour will help those who are looking for the entertainment, without the noise.