Iowa's collection of indoor attractions is a unique mix of history and modern. Here are three of the top indoor destinations in Iowa that will make this winter eventful and fun:
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Dubuque, Iowa is home to beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The most historic of all is the Mississippi River that stretches to the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River Museum comes equipped with an aquarium and a 4-D special effects theater. The wheelchair-accessible attraction also includes a large format of 3-D sights. The animals include anything from the Bald Eagle to the Cownose Stingray and the Green Sea Turtle. To plan a trip, you can visit the site. You'll even find recommendations for hotels and other attractions.
The Sioux City Orpheum was designed by the nationally known Chicago firm of Rapp & Rapp and constructed in 1927 as part of the Orpheum Circuit. In the 1970s and 80s, the Orpheum was remodeled and turned into a one-story movie house with fluorescent light fixtures and a projection booth carved into what was once the mezzanine balcony. Since the grand re-opening in 2001, the theatre has provided the Siouxland area an opportunity to attend performances by fabulous performers like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Alison Kraus, and even Jerry Seinfeld. By visiting the show list, you can plan a visit to enjoy some fabulous entertainment.
Iowa is home to more than 20 casinos. The Harrah's Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa is not only wheelchair accessible but offers all the activities of a typical casino. Gaming tables for poker, blackjack, roulette, or you can settle in front of a slot machine to test your luck. The casino also offers food at the Fresh Market Square Buffet or you can dine at one of the other in-house restaurants.
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