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Lewis & Clark Park

Can't get there from I-129

Map Directions with Google Maps

Parking lots shown in blue

NOTE: Address of park is 3400 Line Drive

Photo of Lewis Bowl bowling pin
Lewis Bowl's "big bowling pin" (miniature golf course)

From I-29 North (downtown) headed South

  1. Take exit 143, Singing Hills Blvd. exit
  2. At stoplight, turn left
  3. Go past McDonalds and gas stations
  4. Go to the Stop light by the Days Inn (Highway 75), then go either...

The "New[er] Way"

  1. Go straight (follow the signs) on Singing Hills Boulevard to the traffic light at Stadium Drive
  2. Take a left and this leads straight to the ballpark. Pay the attendant and park
  3. If you're going up the river bluff, you've gone too far

The "Old Way" from the west

  1. Left on Lewis Blvd. (there's a sign for Sgt. Floyd Monument)
  2. Right on Line Drive to stadium (at the end of the road)
  3. If you pass under the I-129 overpass you've gone too far!
  4. There may be no sign telling you to turn right

South from Downtown on US-75
(South Lewis Blvd.)

  1. South on Lewis Blvd. going under the I-129 overpass
  2. Take the first left on to Line Drive to stadium
  3. If you end up at the traffic light at Singing Hills Dr. you should take a left and follow the directions above for Stadium Dr.

From I-129 (from mall, headed west toward Nebraska)

  1. Take Southern Hills Drive/Lakeport Drive exit
  2. Go south at the stoplight
  3. Go straight until Singing Hills Boulevard (passing Burger King and the motels)
  4. Turn right onto Singing Hills Blvd.
  5. Go down the river bluff and you until you get to the traffic light at Stadium Drive
  6. Turn Right and the stadium is in sight
    There is a sign for the "Ice Center" which is next to the ballpark

Where is it on the map?

Photo of southern approach to ballpark
Approach to park from Signing Hills Blvd

My (very) old atlas didn't show it it on the a city map for Sioux City. New ones, if they show it at all, should have it just south of I-129 (US 20) and east of I-29. For example Google Maps doesn't show (and the satellite image is too blurry to make out either),

What landmarks should I look for?

Photo of ice center
IBP Ice Center next to the ballpark

While on I-129 the ballpark is easy to see as you go up (or down) the river bluff just east of I-29. The problem is "you can't get there" from that freeway. Though originally about the only thing in the area, a lot of development including restaurants and motels have obscurred the one easy view.

The address of the ballpark on Line Drive was the only way to the Lewis & Clark Park. The development though added a second, easier approach on the aptly named Stadium Drive off the (also easier) Singing Hills Drive. Unless you're headed south on South Lewis Boulevard (US Hwy 75) from the Sgt. Floyd Monument, this is the way you'll want to take. Some landmarks of Stadium Drive include the IBP Ice Center and the "big bowling pin" in front of the Lewis Bowl family fun area near the ballpark.

Photo of road sign to ballpark
Sign to ballpark from Singing Hills Blvd. (heading east)

There's a newer second entrance is from US 75 on Singing Hills Boulevard. This is your quickest way to the park if staying at a motel on the bluff. It is also label Line Drive though there is a sign for the "Ice Center" though it's much smaller (and easier to miss) than the ballpark.

From I-29, you're more likely to see it after you've missed the exit than before. If you're on I-129 headed east, you can't help but see it at the foot of the bluffs, but you can't get there. If there are fireworks you may even see people parking along the freeway to get a free show.

What you should bring with you?

Photo of view toward ballpark from west
Parking attendant greeting fans on Line Drive (West) entrance to Lewis & Clark Park

Most of the season this area is usually warm well into the evening. Light jacket recommended. Early May starts can be cold and damp. Checking weather forecasts is recommended.

Day games should include sunscreen. Like Sioux Falls, there is usually a (strong) breeze to get the heat from being too overwhelming.

In case of rain, head for the car. There isn't a lot of shelter for fans except in the concourse entrances and stairways. The restrooms are an option, though families probably will have to split up to wait out the rain. In major emergencies they may have people take shelter under the grandstand though this is off limits to the public.