Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

    A new season is upon us and we are excited to reopen to the public.

  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Mar
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSgt Bluff Community Center, 903 Topaz, Sgt Bluff, IA

    Once again we are proud to support the Sioux City Cosmopolitan Club by participating in their annual train show fund raiser. 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.

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    6 PM and 7 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

    Springtime at the Roundhouse

    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
    20
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails 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 engineers 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 looking over the locomotive and 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. In addition, each engineer participant will also receive an engineer’s cap and a certificate of accomplishment to serve as reminder of this unique experience that can be shared with friends and family for years to come.

    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. The program will run from 10 AM through 3 PM.

    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
    17
    Jun
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    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 and blow the horns or turn on the sirens. Climb into the cab of our steam locomotive Great Northern #1355, Old Ironhorse, and pretend you are the engineer or fireman and ring the bell. Come inside our 45 ton switcher diesel locomotive and feel it running underneath your feet, then ring the bell and blow the horn. Lots of great photo opportunities so bring the camera. This is a huge hit with kids of all ages.

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails 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 engineers 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 looking over the locomotive and 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. In addition, each engineer participant will also receive an engineer’s cap and a certificate of accomplishment to serve as reminder of this unique experience that can be shared with friends and family for years to come.

    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. The program will run from 10 AM through 3 PM.

    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
    08
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails 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 engineers 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 looking over the locomotive and 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. In addition, each engineer participant will also receive an engineer’s cap and a certificate of accomplishment to serve as reminder of this unique experience that can be shared with friends and family for years to come.

    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. The program will run from 10 AM through 3 PM.

    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.

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    9:30 amSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

    Join Caroline, from Evolve Yoga and Wellness Center, out at the Railroad Museum! Come practice and connect in one of Sioux City's most fun museums. She will guide you through an all levels vinyasa flow class made up of breath work and gentle movements.

    And make it a family affair because Stacey will be there to teach kids! Tour the museum, do some yoga and make it a day to remember.

    The class is free will donation. Evolve will be donating any money collected directly to the Railroad Museum.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The AgRail Fall Festival is back for its 13th Year! Tractors, Trains, Music, Crafts, and an Antique Tractor Pull and Parade!  Come celebrate this long time working relationship between farmers and railroads. This is our longest running family event going into its 13th year.

    Admission Fees Apply
    Adults-$10 | Children-$8 | Groups up to 4-$20

  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    Noon - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The AgRail Fall Festival is back for its 13th Year! Tractors, Trains, Music, Crafts, and an Antique Tractor Pull and Parade!  Come celebrate this long time working relationship between farmers and railroads. This is our longest running family event going into its 13th year.

    Admission Fees Apply
    Adults-$10 | Children-$8 | Groups up to 4-$20

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    24
    Sep
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails 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 looking over the locomotive and 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. The program will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

    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
    14
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    (The Final Be an Engineer Day for 2017)

    The Railroad Museum in Sioux City is offering a new Ride the Rails 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 looking over the locomotive and 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. The program will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

    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
    28
    Oct
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    Don't miss this Spooktacular Annual Event. Lots of fun for little Boils and Ghouls! New events this year include our Costume Contest and Zombie Walk. Rattle your bones at our Rail Yard Mash dance party. Trick or Treat at various stops around the complex. But whatever you decide don't miss this free will donation event. It's scary how much your little goblins will love it!

    This has become the community's must attend and best family event of the year. Last year we had over 13,000 visitors attend this event. Come in costume or not but come to have fun. Trick or treating, Costume Contest, apple/pumpkin slingshots, screaming contest, a haunted diner car, Hobo ghosts, witches, goblins, ghouls and more!

    This is a free will donation event.

  • Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017
    Noon - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    Don't miss this Spooktacular Annual Event. Lots of fun for little Boils and Ghouls! New events this year include our Costume Contest and Zombie Walk. Rattle your bones at our Rail Yard Mash dance party. Trick or Treat at various stops around the complex. But whatever you decide don't miss this free will donation event. It's scary how much your little goblins will love it!

    This has become the community's must attend and best family event of the year. Last year we had over 13,000 visitors attend this event. Come in costume or not but come to have fun. Trick or treating, Costume Contest, apple/pumpkin slingshots, screaming contest, a haunted diner car, Hobo ghosts, witches, goblins, ghouls and more!

    This is a free will donation event.

     

  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017
    10 AM - 4 PMSioux City Railroad Museum

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    Come see Santa at the roundhouse! Santa will arrive by caboose at 12:30 and leave at 3:45. Trains and Christmas are a natural holiday coupling. Bring out the kids to see and talk to Santa be sure to bring your cameras to get your pictures taken.  If you dress warm you can also venture out on the railroad version of a scenic winter sleigh ride by taking stroll through the complex on the museum's motor car. There will be plenty of other things families can enjoy and do together during the event also. Several different games and activities will be going on throughout the day. HOT food, beverages, and our fantastic Volunteer Bake Sale will also be available for an additional fee. This event is a great way for everyone to kick-off their holiday season!

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
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    Saturday, December 16th, 2017

    This will be our last day of operation for the 2017 season. We will be open for regular business hours (10 am - 4 pm) that day. We will be closing to do winter maintenance and exhibit maintenance. We will reopen for the 2018 season on March 1st.

    You will still be able to contact the museum during our closure by telephone (712-233-6996), email and social media.

  • 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
    2:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

    Rail Yard Talks:
    Riding the Orphan Train

    Join us for our Rail Yard Talks series. This month we are pleased to present Riding the Orphan Train, presented by Dr. Rudy Daniels.

    The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded Eastern cities of the United States to foster homes located largely in rural areas of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1854 and 1929, relocating about 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children.

    Admission Rates Apply.
    Adults- $10
    Children- $8
    Groups up to 4 -$20

  • 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.

  • Sat
    23
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    24
    Jun
    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
    07
    Jul
    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!

     

  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Sioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109


    In this fun and exciting summer camp, children will learn about the role railroads played in shaping the United States.
    Each day of this week-long camp students will participate in discussions and activities revolving around one of the STEAM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
    Snacks Provided

    MEMBER COST: $95 | NON MEMBER COST: $125

    Ages 5-8- 9 am - 12 pm
    Ages 9-12 1pm-4pm
    (Times may be subject to change)
    To register: click here

    Early Drop-off & Late Pick-up available

    SPONSORED BY:
    McDonald's of Siouxland
    Prince Manufacturing
    Farrell's Heating & Air Conditioning
    Scheels

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    10:30 amSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    This month's theme: I've Been Working on the Railroad!

    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!

     

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    26
    Aug
    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.

  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    10:30 amSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    September Theme: Riding The Rails!

    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!

  • Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    1:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

    Join us for a celebration of old railroad folk songs. The Jacob Austin band of Texas will be headlining this musical celebration! Other performers from the Le Mars Old Time Music Festival will join in this on this afternoon of railroad tune!

    Museum Admission Rates Apply.
    Kids $8
    Adults $10
    Group up to 4 $20

  • Sat
    08
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    09
    Sep
    2018
    5 & 7pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    Join us as New Stage Players presents a unique production of THE ORPHAN TRAIN, hosted by the Sioux City Railroad Museum.

    Between 1854 and 1929 more than 200,000 orphaned, homeless and abandoned children were relocated by train to the Midwest. THE ORPHAN TRAIN is their story.

    Hear the lonesome whistle of the train wail in the unique setting of the Sioux City Railroad Museum as we follow the tales of seven orphans hoping to find a home - if not in this town, then, perhaps the next..

    The museum will be open extended hours (4:30pm - 8:30pm) for the performances, which will take place at 5pm and 7pm Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. General admission tickets are $10 and include admission to the museum and will be available exclusively at the door.

    Performances:

    Saturday, 9/8 5pm & 7pm
    Sunday, 9/9 5pm & 7pm.

  • Sat
    15
    Sep
    2018
    10am- 4pmSioux City Railroad Museum

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    The AgRail Fall Festival is back for its 14th Year! Tractors, Trains, Music, Crafts, and an Antique Tractor Pull and Parade!  Come and celebrate this long time working relationship between farmers and railroads. This is our longest running family event is turning 14!

    Schedule of Events (Subject to change)

    Saturday
    10am - 4pm- Museum & Exhibits Open
    Classic Tractor Show & Shine
    Kids Activities (All Day)
    1 pm Classic Tractor Parade

    Sunday
    12pm- 4pm- Museum & Exhibits Open
    Classic Tractor Show & Shine
    Kids Activities (All Day)
    1 pm Classic Tractor Parade

    Admission: Free Will Donation

  • Sat
    22
    Sep
    2018
    Sun
    23
    Sep
    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
    22
    Sep
    2018
    2:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

    Rail Yard Talks:
    How Railroad Made Our Nation Great & Strong

    Join us for another of our Rail Yard Talks Series. As part of our educational programs Rail Yard Talks focus on a life long learning theme. This month, Dr. Rudy Daniels will share information on how railroads helped our nation grow and develop.

    Admission Rates Apply.
    Adults- $10
    Children- $8
    Groups up to 4 -$20

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    10:30 amSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    This month's theme: Ghost Train!

    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!

     

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    2:00 pmSioux City Railroad Museum 3400 Sioux River Rd Sioux City, IA 51109

     

    Rail Yard Talks:
    The U.S. Civil War: The First Railroad War

    Join us for another of our Rail Yard Talks Series. As part of our educational programs, Rail Yard Talks focus on a lifelong learning theme.

    The U.S. Civil War was the first conflict in which trains made a significant difference. In fact, military observers from European countries came to America to observe the battles and use of rail. The difference was the rapid transport on land of soldiers, horses, and some supplies.

    Trains permitted the many battles to be fought in so many places. Every major battle was fought within five miles of a railroad junction! In fact, the last days of the Civil War were fought in trenches (as in World War I). The surrender was caused by the Union capturing Confederate supply trains. The Iron Horse now replaced the one of hoof and saddle.

    Admission Rates Apply.
    Adults- $10
    Children- $8
    Groups up to 4 -$20

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    28
    Oct
    2018
    10 AM - 4 PM Sioux City Railroad Museum

     

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    Don't miss this Spooktacular Annual Event with lots of fun for little Boils and Ghouls! This has become the community's must-attend family event of the year. Dress to impress at this year's Costume Contest. Rattle your bones at our Rail Yard Mash dance party. Trick or Treat at various stops around the complex. But whatever you decide don't miss this "fang"tastic event! It's scary how much your little goblins will love it!

    Come in costume, or not, but come to have fun. Trick or treating, Costume Contest, apple/pumpkin slingshots, screaming contest, a haunted diner car, Hobo ghosts, witches, goblins, ghouls and more!

    Admission only $2!