Siouxland Sioux City & tri-state metropolitan Area

Morningside College is located in the heart of Sioux City, Iowa, a metropolitan area of approximately 185,000 people. This area is often referred to as Siouxland because it is located where Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota meet. The three-state region on the Missouri River has a variety of restaurants, sporting venues, entertainment and shopping opportunities. All are within a short drive from campus.

Community National Rankings

  • #1 in Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine
  • Top 15 Best Places for Business and Careers by Forbes
  • #1 City for Fastest Growing Incomes by 24/7 Wall Street

Sioux City is home to Saturday in the Park, one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the Upper Midwest. Exciting sports action with USHL Hockey, Champions Indoor Football League and American Association Baseball. The recently opened LaunchPAD Children's Museum, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, award-winning Art Center, and interactive Public Museum are a few of the fun activities to enjoy, along with two eclectic historic districts in downtown. Cultural events like the Sioux City Symphony and Broadway series along with very diverse ethnic dining choices set Sioux City apart from other Midwest cities.


Jake Owen Concert at Battery Park
KISS Concert at Tyson Events Center
Nelly Concert at the Orpheum Theatre
Cole Swindell Concert at the Anthem


Tyson Events Center

The Tyson Event Center is home to the (USHL) Sioux City Muskateers as well as the (CIF) Sioux City Bandits. This great venue also hosts the DII NAIA Women's Basketball Championship as well as the NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship. Along with hosting many sporting events, the Tyson Event Center also hosts an array of entertainment acts, shows and concerts.

Lewis & Clark Park
Downtown Sioux City

Known as the entertainment district of the Siouxland Area, downtown Sioux City has something for everybody. Just minutes from downtown, Southern Hills Mall and Lakeport Commons have even more options that cater to your shopping needs and dining desires.


AMC Theatres, The Home Depot, Kohl's, Target, JCPenny, Lowe's, Game Stop, Sears


You will always be able to find what you're craving with 100+ dining options at your fingertips. A great mix of local and chain restaurants that are all within 10 minutes of campus.

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