Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
4500 Sioux River Road
Sioux City, IA 51109-1657
712.258.0838 Phone
712.258.1261 Fax
Email address –

Admission to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is FREE!!

Regular Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays and Mondays – CLOSED
Also closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Conservation Board headquarters is located in this facility.

Room Rental Fees

Summer Program Schedule

Nature Center Map

Step into the Loess Hills…

Hike a trail and let prairie grasses tickle your chin. Explore bur oak forests with 150-year old giants.
Climb the ridges and imagine what Lewis and Clark might have seen.

We invite you to visit this unique outdoor educational facility.

Special Features Include:

  • 14,000 sq. feet of classroom, exhibit and office space
  • Loess Hills natural history exhibits
  • Interactive prairie, wetland & woodland exhibits
  • Live native reptile and fish exhibits
  • Bird viewing area
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Butterfly and wildflower gardens
  • A professional staff providing a variety of programs
  • Located within Sioux City in scenic Stone State Park
  • Meeting rooms available for rent
  • Several miles of trails leading to forest and prairie viewpoints
  • Facility is open six days a week, year-round

  1. Whitetail Ridge to Gobbler Point
  2. Hidden Valley to Kestrel Point
  3. Nature Center to Amphitheater